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Old September 11 2012, 03:35 PM   #2386
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

i'd love to see ship 'extras' popping up... either in the C-Store, or as bits you can buy with EC...

Having more nacelles, saucer sections, hulls and such, would allow for a lot more customisation, and i think the extra variation on ships would be fun...

Could even have some 'battle damage' skins, where phaser marks and such were showing

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Old September 16 2012, 01:07 AM   #2387
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me ship innit!



item question?

What are these boxes - cargo pallets/crates things? you get them when you play borg alert, what can i do with these? O yes and computer core fragments? any value in them, or should i just simply itch them for more space in my bank?


Been away from this game for over 10 months now, what did i miss ?
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Old September 16 2012, 01:16 AM   #2388
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item question?

What are these boxes - cargo pallets/crates things? you get them when you play borg alert, what can i do with these? O yes and computer core fragments? any value in them, or should i just simply itch them for more space in my bank?
Computer Core Fragments are used in a Daily mission, Salvage Dispute, at Donatu II in the Eta Eridani sector. It awards 1,440 Dilithium.

The others look Mystery Package boxes. If you open them, they will contain either a Lock Box or a Gold Lock Box. Those are opened with keys that cost 125 Zen ($1.25 US), or less if you buy them in bulk. You can sell them if you don't want to open them, but they don't go for much, unless they're Gold Lock Boxes, which have a much higher chance of containing the best loot (including unique ships). Most people sell Gold Lock Boxes or open them, and trash regular ones; some people sell the latter for pocket change.
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Old September 16 2012, 02:41 AM   #2389
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item question?

What are these boxes - cargo pallets/crates things? you get them when you play borg alert, what can i do with these? O yes and computer core fragments? any value in them, or should i just simply itch them for more space in my bank?
Computer Core Fragments are used in a Daily mission, Salvage Dispute, at Donatu II in the Eta Eridani sector. It awards 1,440 Dilithium.

The others look Mystery Package boxes. If you open them, they will contain either a Lock Box or a Gold Lock Box. Those are opened with keys that cost 125 Zen ($1.25 US), or less if you buy them in bulk. You can sell them if you don't want to open them, but they don't go for much, unless they're Gold Lock Boxes, which have a much higher chance of containing the best loot (including unique ships). Most people sell Gold Lock Boxes or open them, and trash regular ones; some people sell the latter for pocket change.
What is the blue colored EPS looking thing?
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Old September 16 2012, 10:04 AM   #2390
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Could be that Undine scanner thing you get from the mission Terradome to find the real Starfleet personell.
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Old September 18 2012, 04:30 PM   #2391
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So, in an effort to shake things up I grabbed the (long range science vessel retrofit) Intrepid science ship. Was getting tired of cruisers. I'm still getting used to fewer weapons but the extra abilities make up for it.

I'm not blowing up as often as I thought I would. This is my 1st full on T5 science ship. Grav well 3 is very fun, nothing escapes it! hahaha! The ablative armor is more of a trick then something useful.

Playing a support role is pretty fun and the style of battle takes getting used too, gotta keep moving! All in all, a tough little ship.
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Old September 18 2012, 07:32 PM   #2392
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Changing up what kind of ship you fly can help break you out of a mindset. I have recently been leveling up at Klingon Tactical Officer flying Bird of Preys, the change between cruisers and that is a fantastic change of pace...though now I think I'm gonna struggle going back to anything that isn't as agile as a Bird of Prey
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Old September 18 2012, 07:51 PM   #2393
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Yep; I recently switched my Engineer from cruisers to a Heavy Escort Carrier, and I'm having more fun.
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Old September 21 2012, 11:58 AM   #2394
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Final numbers are in, I just secured the Mk XII MACO engine, the last set piece I wanted for completion.

I did 103 total STFs on this toon. So the average drop rate of a proto tech piece, of which there are 12, comes down to one in 8.5 STF runs.

It was even a bit better i think, because I misclicked once and got an Omega piece when i wanted a MACO.
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Old September 21 2012, 08:18 PM   #2395
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You must have gotten extremely lucky. I've never experienced a rate anything near that. Even since the Season 6 'upgrade' to the drop rate.

I've run 254 STFs, and just finally got the last piece of the 2nd space set (so have MACO and Omega MK XII sets). Of the ground stuff, I've received a single piece, from KAGE. Granted, haven't run Infected a ton, as it's annoying. CGE I've run a million times, and never gotten ANY drop, blue or purple. Getting pretty annoyed at that one, i can run it in my sleep at this point, and there's just no reward coming for me.

So, of my 254 runs, I've gotten the 6 space ones, plus an extra shield and deflector. And just the KAGE ground piece. 3.5%, or one every 22 runs or so...

Blue ones are even hit or miss. Probably have 5 of the CSE blue engine, collected and stacked while waiting for the final purple to hit.
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Old September 21 2012, 08:21 PM   #2396
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Yep; I recently switched my Engineer from cruisers to a Heavy Escort Carrier, and I'm having more fun.
Yeah, I played a cruiser while going through the levels, and even bought the GAL-X at the end. It was the easiest way to survive while playing solo through the missions.

Once you get to the end, though, really need the DPS that the escort brings.

And once you fly the escort, and gear yourself up for it properly, you really can't go back. Tanking is useful in a team, but it's boring. You can't turn, you just broadside and see how much damage you can take before you pop.

The Escort lets you zip around, pour way more fire onto the enemy, and actually steer the ship a bit. And since most of the bad guys are all screwed up and 1-shot you if you get hit anyway, the extra hull rarely gives you much. I can survive against a couple enemies just fine, and have stuff to heal and get back in. If a cube pops me, nothing I can do anyway. And in the meanwhile, I'm doing a ton more damage, and it's more fun to fly.
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Old September 21 2012, 11:34 PM   #2397
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OK, my new ship, I am playing eng character, i like this character and since I was away from this game for 10 months ,i totally forgot what I suppose to do. Dilithium I guess is most important thing, well it is a currency so you need it if you want to get new ships, question is where do I get some Dilithium, which missions are good for dilithium and any other advice for me, Also my character is rear admiral lower half, do i still have only 5 bridge officers, or am i missing something?

Also if you want to add me in game feel free to do so, my character is Michel @ mic of orion.

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Old September 22 2012, 04:42 AM   #2398
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I tend to swing back and forth between my Sovereign, Tactical Odyssey, and Tactical Escort Refit. While the escort gives me lots more power to pewpewpew, I prefer to be the guy everyone goes after in his cruiser, letting the rest of my team get down to business.

The Sovereign is great for being middle of the road, too. Decent DPS, solid tanking. I'd love to get my hands on the new Sovvy, but that's money I can't spare. The Odyssey class, though, she's just one massive tank, and while slow and turns like a skyscraper, can take a lot of abuse before giving up the ghost. It also helps that the Tac Odyssey has the escort, which helps boost the DPS capability of the Ody. That's the one I'm flying right now.
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Old September 22 2012, 03:58 PM   #2399
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Have they upped the dilithium you get from the asteroid mining? I never used to get more than 100 per dig, today I got 125. Only difference is I was on Advanced Difficulty - I typically drop to Normal for the dailies to speed things up, but figured since there's no combat what the heck... but if that IS causing it then they should make that better known. Fuck it, I'll be doing it on Elite from now on! I need four fleet modules ready for when the starbase is pumping out fleet recon science vessels!
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Old September 22 2012, 04:03 PM   #2400
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You must have gotten extremely lucky. I've never experienced a rate anything near that. Even since the Season 6 'upgrade' to the drop rate.

I've run 254 STFs, and just finally got the last piece of the 2nd space set (so have MACO and Omega MK XII sets). Of the ground stuff, I've received a single piece, from KAGE. Granted, haven't run Infected a ton, as it's annoying. CGE I've run a million times, and never gotten ANY drop, blue or purple. Getting pretty annoyed at that one, i can run it in my sleep at this point, and there's just no reward coming for me.

So, of my 254 runs, I've gotten the 6 space ones, plus an extra shield and deflector. And just the KAGE ground piece. 3.5%, or one every 22 runs or so...

Blue ones are even hit or miss. Probably have 5 of the CSE blue engine, collected and stacked while waiting for the final purple to hit.
Be nice if fleet gear gives an alternative route to some of the better options. A fleet version of the subtranswarp engines would be lovely.

Of course, they might save that for the personal renown system coming in Season 7.
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