Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by daedalus5, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'd oput the Hargh'peng Torpedo in the rear; and also put it on autofire as any Boff Torpedo skills DO NOT affect or work with the Hargh'peng because of it's special proc (they did that for balance reasons.) The best things about the Hargh'peng are it's speed to target and the proc.

    Also, I prefer Quantum Torpedoes over Photons as Torpedoes do the most damage directly to the hull (IE if the enemy has shields up when they hit - damage is reduced. Quantums are the fastest Torpedos (IE travel the fastest to the target); so once you have a shield down on an enemy - they have a better chance of getting there before the AI gets a shield facing back up.

    Also, you want to get Mk VI versions of the weapons and gear as well as you're able to.
     
  2. Uncle Sol

    Uncle Sol Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm interested in people's opinions about the new STF ship sets. Does anyone have them and can tell me what they are like. Would saving my Encrypted Data Chips for purple doffs be a better buy?
     
  3. syberghost

    syberghost Commander Red Shirt

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  4. Uncle Sol

    Uncle Sol Commander Red Shirt

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    Cool chart. The Enterprise F looks great next to the others.
     
  5. LeadHead

    LeadHead Director of Comedy Premium Member

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    There's plenty of schools of thought on this.

    I actually typically have only one torpedo launcher, in my fore weapons and everything else is a beam array. I do a lot of attacking from Starboard and Port. Also, it comes in really handy when a Heavy Plasma Torpedo or a minefield or a lot of small vessels or fighters are coming my way, combining a lot of beam arrays with the Fire at will ability and emergency power to weapons can be very powerful.
     
  6. Uncle Sol

    Uncle Sol Commander Red Shirt

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    Are items you previously bought, like liberated borg bridge officers, no longer unlocked for the entire account?
     
  7. Aeolusdallas

    Aeolusdallas Captain Captain

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    previously bought items should be account wide.
     
  8. Captain_Amasov

    Captain_Amasov Captain Captain

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    As long as it was before F2P started then it should still be account wide. If not, you might want to submit a ticket.
     
  9. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    All previous C-Store unlocks can be found under Legacy Unlocks.
     
  10. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes they should, most of what you had purchased from the C-Store prior to F2P should be in your "Legacy Unlocks" Tab (expecially if you bought the Enterprise Bundle or TOS Bundle) - except for some ships which will still appear as 'purchased' or 'available' in the 'Ships' tab on the C-Store window.
     
  11. Trek

    Trek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I have the Tetryons in there because of their abilty to disable shields. It gives me an extra chance of their sheilds dropping before the torpedoes hit.
     
  12. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You know with the right science doff tractor beams also have the chance of making an disabling shields.
     
  13. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    having a right pain with the Captain's level ships... went for the cruiser as most people suggested, weapons aren't doing dick...

    seriously... just got my ass kicked on a standard patrol against some reman ships, nothing even serious...

    really need to get some better weapons in there, because these phaser bank thinks are s#!ite

    M
     
  14. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

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    At least the Captain level ships start becoming interesting again. The CMDR level ships are the worst design, IMO. None of them were of any interest to me, just tried to blow past them and back into real ships again. Weak link in the ship progression.
     
  15. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Stupid Question, but are you running max power level? Also keep in mind that the Galaxy class has room for so many beams, they really eat into your power reserves. Good power management is essential for cruisers.
    Second stupid question: are you running anything higher then Mk VI weapons?
     
  16. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    i upgraded the weapons to the max i could run for Captain from the shop... pretty sure they're VII but i'll have to check when the game comes back up...

    sorry, power level? give me a hint here where to look on the hud lol

    M
     
  17. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    If you are online in 3 hours I can give you sone advanced lessons in game. ;)
     
  18. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    cheers, yeah i will be :)

    just got home from a shoot, looking forward to playing for a bit, and the damn servers down lol

    M
     
  19. JRS

    JRS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I was going to wait my new computer, before I start to play..but my inner Trekkie was screaming "Play now":rommie::)(Yeah, I had to scale down the graphics quite a lot but that is OK)

    Now after playing this for the past two days, I am enjoying it a lot. The story lines are interesting..and all the familiar names and places warm my heart:bolian:
    Space battles are fun and ground combat seems fine to me, though I wonder why my officers like to run to my line of fire so much.
    It took while to learn many of the things but luckily that is mostly part of the good times.

    I made to Lt.Commander today.
    It took along time to choose if to take an cruiser or an escort. I ended up choosing an escort, because of my characters tactical origin.
    Though, I must say that most escort-ship types do not look very good, appearance vice. It Seems that cruisers and science vessels are generally better looking.
    But I am happy of my ship anyway..and I love the turning rate and the firepower. Though little ship;)
    I will maybe choose cruisers, when I make another character later.
     
  20. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    Tell me about it, I was just about to go back in time.
     
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