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Old April 18 2014, 05:54 PM   #4516
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Really surprised? Don't remember them having a test weekend for season 8 or 8.5 either. Haven't had a tribble reward in a while. And not like they do much with the test feedback anyway. You can write it in the calendar, the new stuff will be bugged for a few days, and the server will be overloaded and crash a couple times on launch day. They have a queue system in place, but would rather crash the server than keep the users to a managable number for some reason...
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Old April 18 2014, 07:36 PM   #4517
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Really surprised? Don't remember them having a test weekend for season 8 or 8.5 either. Haven't had a tribble reward in a while. And not like they do much with the test feedback anyway. You can write it in the calendar, the new stuff will be bugged for a few days, and the server will be overloaded and crash a couple times on launch day. They have a queue system in place, but would rather crash the server than keep the users to a managable number for some reason...
Yes, the season will go live on Tuesday, but it won't be until Thursday that the majority of players will be able to enjoy the updates. And even then there will be crashes and outages throughout the first weekend of the new season.
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Old April 19 2014, 01:30 AM   #4518
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I know it's going to be sometime in May for me, as after a week not playing the game. Currently installing the latest patch, but heading away on Wednesday. Still looking forward to season 9, whenever I play it.
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Old April 19 2014, 03:35 AM   #4519
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Cracking few runs there everybody, thanks again, very enjoyable to say the least.
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Old April 19 2014, 12:35 PM   #4520
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Ground STFs can be fun. Wish they hadn't killed the incentives to play them, it's impossible to get a game in the queue, so can only play when there's a premade around that's up for it...

They take 3-4x longer than a space STF, just increase the rewards to compensate, and might get some action again.
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Old April 19 2014, 01:09 PM   #4521
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Ground STFs can be fun. Wish they hadn't killed the incentives to play them, it's impossible to get a game in the queue, so can only play when there's a premade around that's up for it...

They take 3-4x longer than a space STF, just increase the rewards to compensate, and might get some action again.
If you haven't noticed, Cryptic hasn't given out more than 480 dilithium for any event in a long while. 960 dil in STFs are already an anomaly. While I agree with you that they should give more for ground STFs, asking Cryptic to give even more rewards is pretty much an impossiblity.
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Old April 19 2014, 08:56 PM   #4522
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Ground stuff has always been the most boring part of the game for me, personally. I always avoid it as much as I can.
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Old April 20 2014, 06:19 AM   #4523
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Ground stuff has always been the most boring part of the game for me, personally. I always avoid it as much as I can.
I have to admit, I emphasize the space skills much more than the ground skills, even though it'd be easier to choose and fill up the ground skills by default.
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Old April 20 2014, 07:02 AM   #4524
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Same here. I'm a Space skills type of person. I prefer the space battles anyway.
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Old April 20 2014, 05:55 PM   #4525
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I am not great at ground combat, but i will say with the right team you will learn a lot and it will become really fun to do, the TrekBBs fleet has a lot of people who know how to do them, so if you want to learn the fun way do ground with the fleet, get together with your fleet members, after you have done this a few times you will wonder why you ever thought it was so difficult.
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Old April 21 2014, 07:27 AM   #4526
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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

My engineer still flies the TOS Constitution from time to time. If I'm in roleplaying mode, I put MK II items on it. Otherwise it gets my top gear. On the lower tier ships you're limited on weapons and equipment slots but you can still do some damage. I also normally make sure that my BOFFs have the Engr/Sci/Tac team abilities at Ensign level.
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Old April 21 2014, 07:32 AM   #4527
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Ok, the STO Gateway has been Beta for a while. When are they going to fix the KDF char images?
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Old April 21 2014, 10:25 AM   #4528
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Season 9 launches tomorrow. I hope everyone has bought their Romulan or Spire personal kit.

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Ok, the STO Gateway has been Beta for a while. When are they going to fix the KDF char images?
Over the past few months, Cryptic has been hinting that they may scrap the Gateway due to the cost of development and the Gateway not having a revenue stream to support itself. So chances are Gateway is going the way of the dodo soon.
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Old April 21 2014, 05:09 PM   #4529
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Something to keep in mind.

When they released the warp/singularity cores, the prices on the exchange for all cores, even common, were through the roof for the first 7 to 10 days. It's possible the prices for the kit modules will do the same thing. So in order to grab a quick profit, you might want to save and add all kit modules to the exchange.

People will be buying the harness and looking for powers to add to it quickly.
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Old April 21 2014, 05:46 PM   #4530
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That's one of the reasons why I recommend getting either the Romulan Embassy or Spire kits now. They automatically get converted into a ultra rare kit frame and associated modules so you don't have to go scrounging for the right parts.
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