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Old April 15 2014, 05:42 PM   #4501
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Funny enough talking about Sci, i was cleaning out my bank and i had a temporal box in it, god knows how long it has been sitting there, i was just about to discard it when i saw i had two keys, so i used them, and bingo, Temporal sci ship. l
Seriously?! I open these whenever I feel like wasting money on keys and it feels like wasting , I can never get a temporal ship. Seriously, I've opened like 100 temporal lock boxes and can never get one... I feel like the biggest looser.

Whatever!

Oh, and I'm happy for you. Congrats.
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Old April 15 2014, 06:04 PM   #4502
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^^I too have spent a lot of money opening these boxes at the beginning, this is the first i have opened in a long time, and the first time i have won a ship, and it will be the last, those were just the last few keys left over from when the lockbox thing started, god i would hate to know just how much i had spent on lockboxes, i bet its scary.
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Old April 15 2014, 07:57 PM   #4503
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If you really want a temporal ship, take a look at the exchange how much the ship costs, how much a key goes and decide uf it's worth buying enough keys to get the EC for the ship.

If the rate of keys is about 2 Million EC and the ship cost 80 mil, you need 40 keys. Probably far less them using them yourself to gamble.
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Old April 15 2014, 10:13 PM   #4504
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So far I've opened at least 300 lockboxes and only have a single Galor to show for it. Then again, I don't open them boxes for ships. The only thing valuable in those boxes are Lobi Crystals.
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Old April 15 2014, 11:38 PM   #4505
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Until last night I only had two tacs - my main, which I did tac because in MMO's all I can do is DPS, and my latest character, which I made tac because I haven't done tac since my main, 12 characters ago. This one I made last night is tac because I'm doing an unarmed character (my last character just turned out this way, and it's quite fun), and there aren't a lot of options outside of tac for that (though rooting guys, debuffing them, lighting them on fire, and then punching them could be fun...).
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Old April 16 2014, 12:01 AM   #4506
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I am starting to get the hang of this game even more now. Today I finally found where to get the suit for mining for the BBS Fleet.
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Old April 17 2014, 12:38 PM   #4507
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Since I reinstalled the game on my new laptop I can't figure out where my screenshots are going. Does anyone know if ARC sends them to a different location?
When I reinstalled the game, the previous screenshot folder was deleted, and a new one generated, resulting in the loss of all my screenshots. Good chance that's what happened to you.
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Old April 17 2014, 01:53 PM   #4508
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I did find the new folder, as the path now goes down through one called Perfect World. However, I do still have all my old screenshots because when I backed up all my files before my old laptop crapped out I also backed up the screenshots, as I use them for desktop wallpapers.

I had a problem though with the new screenshots, because they kept coming out black. After some forum searching, I found that I have to turn off antialiasing or they won't work properly. Annoying, because they naturally look better with it on!
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Old April 17 2014, 03:43 PM   #4509
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So I have a few things to ask. First I want to start a new story with the Federation and base my person as a descendant of the NX-01 crew. Who should the descendant be of?
1. Archer
2. Trip (I have never played as an engineer so this could be fun.)
3. Reed

So the next question. If I go head and buy a higher level ship like a tier 3-5 level ship can I use it at the start of the game or do I have to wait until that rank?
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Old April 17 2014, 04:11 PM   #4510
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So I have a few things to ask. First I want to start a new story with the Federation and base my person as a descendant of the NX-01 crew. Who should the descendant be of?
1. Archer
2. Trip (I have never played as an engineer so this could be fun.)
3. Reed
Pick Trip, and give them some slightly Vulcan features...

Engineer isn't bad, but find I like it better when I'm the TAC officer and the support BOFF is the ENG instead. Using the turrets is useful, but I like it when they spawn them and I take advantage. More fun to pew pew than support the BOFF doing it...

So the next question. If I go head and buy a higher level ship like a tier 3-5 level ship can I use it at the start of the game or do I have to wait until that rank?
Nope, can't use it until your character is the right rank for it. Otherwise could have an Ensign flying a Gal-X or whatnot. Honestly wouldn't bother buying anything lower than a T5 endgame ship. You just level up so fast, you'll almost never use the thing, and then never again other than for fun as a vanity thing. Useless in combat. And the free ships are plenty fine to survive in the leveling process...
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Old April 17 2014, 04:16 PM   #4511
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So I have a few things to ask. First I want to start a new story with the Federation and base my person as a descendant of the NX-01 crew. Who should the descendant be of?
1. Archer
2. Trip (I have never played as an engineer so this could be fun.)
3. Reed
Pick Trip, and give them some slightly Vulcan features...

Engineer isn't bad, but find I like it better when I'm the TAC officer and the support BOFF is the ENG instead. Using the turrets is useful, but I like it when they spawn them and I take advantage. More fun to pew pew than support the BOFF doing it...

So the next question. If I go head and buy a higher level ship like a tier 3-5 level ship can I use it at the start of the game or do I have to wait until that rank?
Nope, can't use it until your character is the right rank for it. Otherwise could have an Ensign flying a Gal-X or whatnot. Honestly wouldn't bother buying anything lower than a T5 endgame ship. You just level up so fast, you'll almost never use the thing, and then never again other than for fun as a vanity thing. Useless in combat. And the free ships are plenty fine to survive in the leveling process...
Thanks. i love the defiant class and intrepid class and those were what I wanted. The later has been my best ship so far.
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Old April 17 2014, 06:49 PM   #4512
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Nope, can't use it until your character is the right rank for it. Otherwise could have an Ensign flying a Gal-X or whatnot. Honestly wouldn't bother buying anything lower than a T5 endgame ship. You just level up so fast, you'll almost never use the thing, and then never again other than for fun as a vanity thing. Useless in combat. And the free ships are plenty fine to survive in the leveling process...
Ain't that the truth. Back when we had that 20 player Gorn mission (I think? At least one with multiple teams for sure.), I went back to my stock Constitution just for shits and giggles while everyone else had their appropriate T4+ ships. It was with immense pride when we beat the mission but I was the only one who *didn't* blow up at least once. The obvious key to survival was to target only Tier 1 or Tier 2 baddies, and only go after tougher ships once other players got the aggro. For that mission, I was the ultimate mosquito, and basically little more than a heavy fighter.
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Old April 17 2014, 06:56 PM   #4513
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Still have it on my to-do list to fit out a Constitution class with the best ultra rare mk XII gear I can get my hands on and go kick ass! XD
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Old April 18 2014, 01:34 PM   #4514
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Just finished the mission "the vault" all I have to say is that it was so frustrating and boring.
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Old April 18 2014, 03:43 PM   #4515
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I'm surprised, there's no tribble test weekend for season 9?
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