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Old July 15 2014, 04:22 PM   #1066
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Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

Well, as long as you have provisions in your fleet you can always ask for a map invite to our holdings, of course.
You will have access to our fleet stores without changing fleets, you will use your fleet's provisions in doing so.
The exception would be ships.

You are welcome to return permanently, as well, if you so choose.

Thin is, if you are already feeling the strain just upgrading to T1, it will get exponentially worse with each tier and might end in frustration.

Many very small or solo fleets where 1-3 people are doing the heavy lifting end up dead in the water because of that.

The TrekBBS Armada is beginning to reap the benefits of our efforts.
Just a few days we maxed our Dilithium Mine and have begun the T3 upgrades for the Embassy.
The Spire is already T2 and not that far behind to T3.
The main Starbase is close to beginning the upgrade process to T4.

Right now it really feels like we are getting somewhere because we have actual group efforts going.
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Old July 17 2014, 06:32 AM   #1067
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Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

...now if only the Klingon fleet would similarly take off.

Or maybe I should just (finally) create a Starfleet (or Romulan) character.
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Old July 17 2014, 07:14 AM   #1068
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Well, as long as you have provisions in your fleet you can always ask for a map invite to our holdings, of course.
You will have access to our fleet stores without changing fleets, you will use your fleet's provisions in doing so.
The exception would be ships.

You are welcome to return permanently, as well, if you so choose.

Thin is, if you are already feeling the strain just upgrading to T1, it will get exponentially worse with each tier and might end in frustration.

Many very small or solo fleets where 1-3 people are doing the heavy lifting end up dead in the water because of that.

The TrekBBS Armada is beginning to reap the benefits of our efforts.
Just a few days we maxed our Dilithium Mine and have begun the T3 upgrades for the Embassy.
The Spire is already T2 and not that far behind to T3.
The main Starbase is close to beginning the upgrade process to T4.

Right now it really feels like we are getting somewhere because we have actual group efforts going.
Most likely to return all my characters to trekbbs fleet. I'll decide in the next week. I've noticed that now. I'm getting more into this game, while other people in my fleet aren't interested.
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Old July 17 2014, 02:39 PM   #1069
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Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

yeah, fairly impossible to run a fleet by yourself, or with only a few interested people. Just takes too much time and effort, and you spend it all grinding, but not getting anywhere. And the further you get in the fleet building, the exponentially worse it gets. I don't understand those that want to run a fleet all by themselves!

Our fleet is in a great spot at the moment. We're moving through projects really fast, all the grinding has finally paid off. And we've got enough people donating that it doesn't seem to be bogged down or killing anyone in particular. Mine is FINISHED, and the Embassy is almost done the T3 Recruitment side, and almost ready to pop the other (blue, whatever that is in this one) side as well, which will then trigger the final T3 mission and some vanity tweaks. Spire is also cruising right along, and we'll hit T4 on all the Starbase stuff in the not too distant future. T5 is absolutely crazy, more than twice the resources it takes to get to T4? Holy crap, might be a while on that one!

On the plus side, got about 6k worth of Fleet Marks donated this morning from the Public Service channel, so everything that was active and needed Fleet Marks is now filled! Hit or miss getting any donations from there, but when it hits, sometimes it hits big
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Old July 17 2014, 03:11 PM   #1070
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Yeah, T5 is crazy. That tier has clearly been designed for slightly bigger fleets.
On teh other hand, the benfits from T5 are almost exlusively min/maxer gear and a couple of popular ships (Heavy Escort Carrier, Sovereign and Intrepid on Fed side).

Other than that a T4 Starbase with 3 maxed holdings should deliver at least 90% of every gear and service a player can possibly need.

Once the holdings are done, resouces can be channeled exclusively to starbase projects again, which should speed things up.

We can then judge, if we keep slotting the 1000xp projects which require no dilithium but lots of marks and doffs or lower XP projects with less marks and dilithium requirements instead of doffs.
I have a feeling we might fill those faster and easier, which again might speed overall progression up.
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Old July 17 2014, 03:37 PM   #1071
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Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

Today Season 9.5 will be released.

That includes free access to the basic Odyssey uniform.
I will set up a new pre-made template to the fleet uniform with Odyssey parts later today.

This will finally phase out the old fleet uniforms.

Everyone with access to the new veteran, tactical and dress variants can use those as well, simply by selecting the pre-made fleet uniform and then changing out parts thus keeping the color template.... in theory.
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Old July 17 2014, 03:43 PM   #1072
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I'm mildly (but pleasantly) surprised they didn't turn Memory Alpha into a Fleet holding for crafting or something like that...
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Old July 17 2014, 04:06 PM   #1073
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Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

Any chance they left enough of Risa going to turn in the last projects for bids/monkeys? Wasn't able to cash out my last group, sucks to store them a year (or trash them). The winter projects seem to keep a turn-in spot at DS9, not sure why the summer one hasn't had that option in the past...
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Old July 17 2014, 06:00 PM   #1074
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I expect the Resort will still be fully accessible.
It's just a matter if the Breeding Vendors will still be active.
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Old July 17 2014, 06:13 PM   #1075
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Here is my dilithium guide in case anyone is interested.

With another dilithium weekend approaching, I wanted to write up the steps I took last time out in using this time to accumulate dilithium. I made over 300k on my main last time out, and hope to do better than that this time around. The steps described here took me from three to four hours a day, and it's definitely not something one would want to do every single day, but with the bonus in dilithium we get, I think it's worth putting my regular gameplay aside for a weekend and working to maximise my dilithium.

Just a reminder, during the bonus weekend, all missions and assignments that award dilithium pay an additional 50%, except for mining. Mining pays an additional 100%. So if you don't do anything else, I recommend you mine. Our fleet mine has three mining assignments, that normally pay out 2.5k dilithium. Add to that the dilithium from the mission Asteroid Mining, that is a total of 3.5k. If you have a Rich Dilithium Claim, that adds another 5k. 3.5k + 5k = 8.5k. Double it and you end up with 17k dilithium. Over the five days of the event, you can mine six times, which gives you 102k. JUST FROM MINING!

Speaking of Rich Dilitihum Claims, let me mention a few things you can do in advance of the weekend, to help maximise your dilithium farming potential.

1 - If you can afford it, open a few lockboxes, preferrably Dominion boxes. You are lookig for Rich Dilithium Claims. There are two types. One with 6 claims and one with 10 claims. Either one will do, as you can probably get mine six times if you time it right.

2 - Also, if you can afford it, pick up a couple Reputation mark boosters. One of the things mentioned in this guide is to accumulate marks to turn in for dilithium. With Season 9, they added the bonus mark box you get daily for each reputation, so you will want to do a mission that rewards marks, so you can get the bonus. That way you should end up with at least 100 marks, maybe more to cash out for dilithium. I will mention the project names a little later.

3 - The day before the event, start all the mining missions, but don't do them. This way we get an extra play over the weekend. This guarantees you will get six turns at mining over the five days.

4 - Fill up on Colonists, either by purchase on the exchange or doing the DOff assignment Resettle Colonists. You don't want to be empty when you need them.

5 - Grab your DOff assignments before the event begins, so you collect the payout during the event and get the bonus payout.

As far as DOffs are concerned, I only do the ones with higher than normal payouts 50 dilithium or more. Every time I change zones I check my Department Heads and see if they have new assignments for me. Below I have listed which assignments you should find under each officer. I may have missed a few, so if I did, let me know.

Engineering Officer:
Refuse Abandoned Orbital Minefield
Dilithium Mining in an Unstable Asteroid Cluster
EVA Suit Training
Assist with Demolitions for Dilithium Mining

Science Officer:
(Science)
Genetic Sequence Jem'Hadar DNA
Telekinetic Scinece Methology Development
Replicate Shroud Process in a Lab Environment
Test Astrometric Theories Utilizing Nonstandard Methods

Tactical Officer:
(Military)
Approve Jem'Hadar Boarding Simulation
Engage in Riot Control Exercises
Evaluate Telekinesis for Field Security Applications
Zero Gravity Combat Training
(Espionage)
Interrogation Resistance Program
Telepathic Interrogation Resistance Program
Investigate Illegal Gambling

Operations Officer:
(Colonial)
Relocate Colonists to Federation Borders
(Development)
Confiscate Contraband from Crew
Participate in Parrises Squares Tournament
Participate in Anbo-Jyutsu Tournament
Participate in a Velocity Tournament

Medical Officer:
(Medical)
Approve Field Emergency First Aid Medical Training Program
Recover Repressed Memories from Refugee

Also, on-board your ship, see the Science officer. under his special projects tab, he has assignments where you turn in quantities data samples or traces for dilithium. They amounts he needs have changed with season 9.5. But if you have samples and traces to spare, you can use them here.

Now for the mission list.

Sol System
History 102: Alpha Quadrant Mid term
Foundry: Siren Star
Investigate Officer Reports
Turn in Contraband

I take a foundry mission as this point to generate EC. The Foundry farm missions will net you between 300k EC an 700k EC. I then take that EC and buy Contraband on the exchange and then haead up to ESD and do the turn ins. This way you get the dilithium from the foundry farm, and from Investigate Officer Reports.

Once done here, we head to

Beta Ursae Sector
Asteroid Mining
Rich Dilithium Claim
Fleet - Mine Impure Dilithium Crystals
Fleet - Mine Pure Dilithium Crystals
Fleet - Mine Rich Dilithim Crystals

While you're at the fleet mine, be sure to grab the mining DOff assignment Extract Colossal Dilithium Ore Deposits.

Orellius Sector
Aiding the Deferi
Rescue Deferi Captives
Emancipation
STF - Infected: The Conduit (Elite)
Task Force Omega - Ongoing War Efforts
Task Force Omega - Elite Special Task Force Completion

If you have not completed the first two missions of the Breen storyline, the first three missions above will not be available to you. I also do an STF at this point, because it fits, thematically. After you have the Omega marks, open Omega rep and run project Ongoing War Effort to turn in 50 at a time for dilithium. Also, you can turn in Neural Implants for dilithium with assignment Elite Special Task Force Completion.

Eti Eridani Sector
Traelus System - Satellite Repair
Sh'mar - Distress Signal
Defense Contract
Nukara Strikeforce: Ongoing Strikeforce Aid
Drozana - Foundry - Unholy Alliances
Investigate Officer Reports

The foundry mission Unholy Alliances 2.0 is a feature mission, and pays a dilithium bonus. It is also fairly fast, I can run through it in less than ten minutes. Any mission on Nukara that pays Nukara Marks will award the Marks bonus, so you can do one of the easy ones fairly quickly. I try to grab a couple team mates and do the outdoor medium missions. They go by rather fast that way and you can probably get do another Ongoing Taskforce Aid.

Tau Dewa Sector
On the Desert Front
Creatures of the Desert
Orion Contraband
New Romulus: Ongoing Diplomatic Efforts

I do the Tau Dewa patrol to get my Romulan marks, and then run the project Ongoing Diplomatic Efforts. Then on to Nimbus III. If the mini-missions pop up while I am there, I will do them, but I won't wait around. Once I am finished here, I head to the Dyson Sphere.

Voth Battlezone
Defeat Voth in Battlezone
Call in Reinforcements at Capturede Poings
Secuire Voth Points
Acquire Battlezone Command Credits
Dyson Joint Command: Ongoing Efforts Against the Voth
Dyson Joint Command: Provide Cybernetic Inplant Samples to Dyson Joint Command

Take the dailies in the battleground command center, and while out fighting, collect pink dots and call in reinforcements. You will finish they off fast. Then just play the battleground. Casn out your Dyson marks and Cybernetic Implants when you're done.

Undine Battlezone
8472 Counter-Command: Onging Efforts Against the Undine
8472 Counter-Command: Provide Isomorphic Injections to 8472 Counter-Command

Then finally play the Undine battleground earing and cash out your Undine Marks and Isomorphic Injections.

I know this is a lot of moving around, and I could just sit in a battleground all day, but I would get bored out of my mind. So I move around and do different things. Feel free to do as much or as little of this as you want, but as of this date, this contains most of the ways to earn dilithium in game.
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Old July 17 2014, 06:24 PM   #1076
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And that's why our Fleet Mine has your name stamped over the door
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Old July 17 2014, 06:46 PM   #1077
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This is guest blog worthy on PW's website.
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Old July 17 2014, 08:38 PM   #1078
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here we are with the new fleet uniform.
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Old July 17 2014, 11:09 PM   #1079
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Anyone know where the Material Conversion Store is?
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Double click one of the old mats...
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