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Thunder Glove

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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #520 on: August 08, 2017, 11:49:10 AM »
I'm long since past wanting the Obelisk Carrier (which doesn't cost Dil at all, but Fleet Modules and Fleet Credits - I have loads of Fleet Credits, but no Modules), since I have my T6 Jem'Hadar Dreadnought Carrier, and I'm working on unlocking its Traits, so there's no rush to get him other T6s right now.  In fact, I was kinda over the Obelisk when I bought the Mirror Vo'Quv Carrier, which has only slightly lower stats but better Hangar pets.

I spent most of today on my Romulan, getting the last few (hundred thousand) ECs I needed to buy a Ship Upgrade from the Exchange, and that really boosted her survivability, thanks to an eleven-thousand-point jump in the ship's base Hull (and that's before the buffs from my skills, traits, and gear passives).  The extra Tac Console slot and the new Traits are nice for the DPS, too.  I'll probably eventually get her a T6 Warbird (I'm thinking about the Jhu'ael, but that can wait.  Frankly, getting the Vonph for my Klingon is still a higher priority, though neither is a top priority

Now that I'll finally be able to start seriously playing my Vulcan again, I'll have to start looking at T5-U Science ships for him to replace whatever freebie I get at level 40.  (I know you don't have to match ship to career, but it amuses me to do so)

I started another Fed character, a Benzite, but I haven't even gotten him through the first Academy mission yet.  I was going to remake my Ferenghi from the Mac version, but changed my mind at the last second.  Considering deleting him and making a Gorn instead.  (Or not deleting him and making a Gorn as my final character)

The Doff boosting requires spending Dil that .... I don't have.  Oh, I *make* a good amount of it, but I trade it for Zen constantly.

I've watched some YouTube videos, but mostly to drool over the Vonph in action.  Most of my info I'm getting from the STO Wiki and the STO Builds Reddit.  (What I really need to do is consolidate my weapons so that they're all doing the same type of damage, and then equip a Tac Console that boosts that type of damage)

So a sincere thanks for the advice, but I think you're about... two pages too late :D

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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #521 on: August 08, 2017, 09:03:12 PM »
 
  Another  easy way to make EC is to sell doffs  on the exchange. There are a few doff missions that can reward you with additional  doffs which can be exchanged  for 3 doffs of a lower tier. 1 very rare doff an make 27 common doffs, rare doffs can make 9 common doffs  and 1 uncommon  doff can make 3 common. The common  doffs are used  for Fleet projects  and sell pretty  quick.
   You can also do the Lore daily  on Star fleet Academy  or the Klingon Academy  for 480 dil which takes about 20 seconds  to do if you go to the STO GAMEPEDIA  website. Just Google  STO Gamepedia  Lore and  it'll  lead to the  correct page with all the answers for the daily  quiz. There's  also a lot of good information  there.

Everyone has their own secret for becoming rich in STO. TG has his ship flopping & Tours of the Galaxy and.., I have my tradeskilling, Fleet mates are making a mint from doing Ground Elites... And so on.

STO's a rich game. No Pun intended, but I'll take credit for it  : )

On the subject of farming... Farming seems to be my Summer playstyle. Winter can hopefully be the time to play with new toys.

I've got a bigillion Phoenix tokens, a T6 token is waiting for me that I haven't even decided which ship to choose from it yet, and I just cha-chinged enough Zen to get another (when on sale..) C/Z store ship that I haven't decided on yet. Oh yeah (edit..), there's also at least 1 Fleet T6 that I want to try and I could get like 6 Fleet T6's right now if I wanted.

Dunno when I'll play with any of the new toys, maybe not until Winter. Gonna farm some more, tonite. Make some newb gear.. The newb gear thing makes me feel like I'm contributing to the game, somehow.. as well as making some EC's.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #522 on: August 09, 2017, 12:39:29 PM »
With Nimbus III unbugged, my Vulcan is finally level 40, and has several Tier 5 Mirror Universe ships that I picked up for super-cheap  some weeks back.  They were 150k at the time, but the price has jumped up considerably since then.  None of them are upgradable to T5-U, so I plan to only use the free Science Vessel, but the two Mirror Escorts and the Mirror Star Cruiser will help with Admirality missions when those unlock.  Or if I want a change of pace.

I realized that a game I've been looking forward to for quite a while finally releases tomorrow, so I may get distracted from STO for a while.  Probably not forever, though.

(The game is called West of Loathing, a single-player follow-up but not-really-a-sequel to the long-running online game Kingdom of Loathing.  I'm buying it sight unseen, based on the strength of KoL and their other game, Word Realms, which I love. And, yes, this is a bit of Buzz Marketing for all three games, as Judge John Hodgman would say.  In fact, John Hodgman appears as a powerful optional boss in the original Kingdom of Loathing, and an optional costume for the main character in Word Realms.  Anyway, back to STO discussion!  And playing!)

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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #523 on: August 09, 2017, 05:43:00 PM »
I realized that a game I've been looking forward to for quite a while finally releases tomorrow, so I may get distracted from STO for a while.  Probably not forever, though.

I never expect to stay with the game I'm currently playing. This is probably enhanced by the fact that I started out in the 'golden age' of PC gaming, when, your gaming PC was obsolete in months and nearly useless by the end of a year, and when games were aplenty, and, is probably further augmented by the fact that I used to give a lot of gaming reviews in my job therefore I felt it my duty to try and play every game that hit the shelves where I worked, therefore, I learned PC gaming by playing tons of games. My goal was to try and tear through a respectable amount of most new games in a weekend's time and my weekends could basically occur every 3 days due to work was just a place to pick up new games (..and paycheck) and talk about the ones I just finished playing..

There's games I know I'll always come back to (CO...STO...), but, I never expect to stay full time with any one game for all eternity.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #524 on: August 11, 2017, 01:07:08 AM »
A new PhysX is here! A new PhysX is here! (no, it's not suuuuuper new)

I have no idea what this means (yes, my Google works) but this rarely gets an update when Nvidia video drivers get updated.

I'm always crossing my fingers for a PhysX update, though! I mean come on... It has PHYS.... and an X... It must be good. And I'm always hoping that a video card driver update actually makes some kind of noticeable change. I think I got both today.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #525 on: August 12, 2017, 12:11:27 AM »
Wheeee back into Space. And not as a trader.

Either it's been too long or that video driver update really was a decent one or the last patch was good or... some combo of the previous or maybe just a whole other thing, like, aliens lasered the video game perception part of my brain. Nooooo wait, I know there is something different because the paintjob on my Iconian geared ship looks a little different. The Borg Sphere's seem more 3d..

*shrug*!

I read a dissertation in Zone once that Advanced queue's aren't worth it. I have to disagree. If your ship can handle them to the point where they are fun to run, they give like 720 dil and a component to turn in for even more dil or for Rep gear. A lot of people are trying to get Rep gear. So, when you run an Advanced queue you're probably helping at least 1 person in the team get some endgame type gear and you are doing some fine gear or Dil farming for yourself. Good stuff.

I like running queue's, in general. Ever since CoH invented the modern queue. I liked CoH queues... A lot of people playing CoH, didn't - just like a lot of people playing CO look down on them. STO's attitude towards queue's seems to be fairly neutral.

Oh hey, there is a featured article in the PC launcher about a player that's so famous for giving build advice that his name made it into the launcher. If I read it right, his main ship is an... APU...! lol.. go figure. He surely must be talking about another APU than the one we know. Seems like the build advice guru would have a top of the line hotrod as his main!
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #526 on: August 12, 2017, 09:56:51 PM »
Well, the game I got turned out to be a lot shorter than I thought it was going to be - I bought it on Thursday night, beat it yesterday, and started and finished a second playthrough (as a different class) today.

And the Mirror Universe event is running on the console version for the next three weeks (it started on Thursday, actually), and I definitely want to do that.  If nothing else, the reward of 30,000 dil is too good to pass up.

So I'm not out yet.

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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #527 on: August 13, 2017, 01:44:22 AM »
So I'm not out yet.

I'll take the company!

IRL is taking most of my mind and body energy lately. I put a lot of effort into IRL and am really glad for the chance to play and am grateful for all that my toon has to be thankful for but I do feel like I'm really sucking at it lately. Have an LTS, though, and the thing requires I log in daily no matter how bad I am at playing it. Lately I can never seem to get logged off and even when I do I'm all distracted in my other games.

Think I'm going to get some character slots when they go on sale again. At least 2. I have no Cruiser captain! Cruisers are fun and I could get an uber one or two I just don't happen to have a cruiser captain ever since I retconned mine into a Sci ship cap'n.  I want to eventually look at some Birds of Prey, too, due to I haven't flown any of those outside of a couple of newb ships from when I first started playing.

Sure don't need another dil/zen/EC farmer.. Could probably spend an entire play day farming with the toons I already have. Seems like I do that a lot already!
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #528 on: August 14, 2017, 06:45:09 AM »
Now I knew it was arc that was messed up, due to me being able to load into sto that way, just today.
One day the Phoenix will rise again.

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« Reply #529 on: August 14, 2017, 01:07:52 PM »
I tried Arc for one entire login to CO. It then got wiped out and I found a way to run the launcher directly.
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« Reply #530 on: Yesterday at 02:47:52 PM »
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•The engineering Captain power "Miracle Worker," has been renamed to "Miraculous Repairs."
•This is a text change only.

But but but..... That was one of the coolest things ABOUT the power! It was like hitting the Scotty Button.
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