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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #880 on: September 11, 2019, 12:27:08 AM »
Have they added a separate environmental suit slot yet? I recall reading that it is a goal to do so.

If they did I don't know how to get to it.

The latest huge download major update was handed down to us, today. I've spent ~ 15 minutes with it so far and plan to spend more soon if dinner would ever finish cooking and go into my belly.

The new Event Progression system seems (much?) friendlier. I wasn't real happy about the new character creator efforts awhile back but I think the same person did this and it seems much worthier.

I ran one of the new non-Dil rewarding/Event Point Awarding/double Skill Point Awarding patrols and it was not a pushover (OK I wasn't on a Main but my newb is pretty good and... he exploded once.. whereas he can breeze through most other patrols.. so I wasn't expecting that). The Dil awarding patrols award 720 Dil, which, is the same as running an Advanced queue. Not that we need another way to get Dil... just commenting because the old patrols don't award that much.

That's about all I've seen in the new update, so far.

There's not a lot of Patrols in the new Patrol System, yet. I'm not sure if the ones that are in there are all new, or not. I didn't recognize any of them, but, I haven't ran that many outside of the Rom Patrols and some in the Delta quadrant (that I just recently found out my newbs can get into!).

I think the new Patrols are available at level 10, too, which is good. When I made my very first newb it was hard to find Space-only action to level with. The more the merrier.

Looking forward to running some more new Patrols and snooping around more. I probably won't normally run the new patrols except when levelling or when I want some fast action that will last a predictable amount of time. Good to have some new options for that kinda thing.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #881 on: September 14, 2019, 04:31:38 AM »
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #882 on: September 17, 2019, 09:21:14 PM »
I've seen 2 much needed brand new Boff Space abilities (lockbox..) in the Exchange recently. Much needed, because, there often isn't enough useful ensign/lt. level boff abilities for toons with high recharge.

Since I saw a new Eng and Tac ability it makes sense that there must be a Sci one I haven't seen yet.

The new Tac ability is a shield drain and the Eng one is a unique kind of hull heal. Both seem good with a small amount of testing done so far and I had no problem finding slots with my 2 main Tacs for them.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #883 on: September 18, 2019, 03:54:33 PM »
Something kinda quirky and cool about the new Boff Space Tac ability... If you defeat a foe while it's active - you get a 1x use Admiralty Card of the ship you exploded!
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #884 on: September 19, 2019, 01:03:49 PM »
I seem to have peaked..

I can't break 100k again. I hover at ~ 85k or less with my main. My main alts are stuck at ~ 65k.

65-100k will allow you to dominate much of the content, however, when 800k+ is possible.. I have to ask what I'm doing wrong. I'm not a horrible toonbuilder and I can fly decently and I've been at it for a few.. years.

I'm starting to think a big part of it is consoles. I have nothing in use that does major burst damage except the single target death ray from the 3 piece Quantum set, on one toon.

I've tried about everything I can think of up to now and am completely happy with my Boff ability choices and ships.

*shrug*.

This is what leads me to believe that it has something to do with my consoles.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #885 on: September 26, 2019, 05:53:16 PM »
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #886 on: October 01, 2019, 08:55:30 PM »
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #887 on: October 03, 2019, 06:16:44 PM »
It's time to un-newb our newbs! Upgrade Weekend starts now..

I've got ~ 120 Phoenix upgrades and 4 Rom upgrades (admiralty), and, all the weapons I know I want except.... 1 that I can't get until Tier 6 Terran Rep, in, 21 days.

I've got 3 Rep shields I like, too..

Better have good upgrade rolls, huh? Well, a lil gold is way better than all Purple. I rly like this build so I'm rly glad to be able to gold some of it. I'm kicking myself for using all those Phoenix upgrades to get his stuff to mk 15 very recently, but, oh well, I guess I need to learn how to read their calendar. This post is for other calendar challenged people who may not have thought to log on this weekend. And, to share my joy. Ha. 
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #888 on: October 04, 2019, 01:45:06 PM »
I had a pleasant upgrade surprise that I thought I'd share..

I thought I'd give the (Discovery Rep) Tilly shields a go so I golded one for my main so he could get a new toy out of the upgrade weekend. I liked it so much... I golded the warp core (replacing the Colony core that I always get, now, due to I don't really see anything better - i.e. it's a generic choice) and I like it, too. So much so that I have a new warp core and shield for my main and my newb. That 2 piece bonus plus the shield pen is pretty yum for me due to I always fill those 2 slots with generic choices that are effective but not very noteworthy. My ship seems more agile in combat, too (? dunno why - maybe just wishful thinking).

I came close to exploding, once, right after I made the change (Dranuur Gauntlet against Vaadwar), but, otherwise, my survivability seems about what it was before + now I have a new (basically passive) weapons buff = yay.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #889 on: October 04, 2019, 08:12:38 PM »
It's a Have Fun weekend...

Phoenix Packs..

Upgrade weekend..

30% off of ship bundles and starter packs (thru Sunday!)..

Sounds like a party to me.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #890 on: October 05, 2019, 05:33:41 PM »
Something I bet a lot of people don't know about ship buying, is - if you buy a single ship from a bundle then you can never buy any bundles that the single ship is in.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #891 on: October 05, 2019, 09:55:00 PM »
Yup.  It's to encourage folks to spend on a sale.  The developers said that was deliberate early in the "Starter Pack" era (New Romulus/Dyson Sphere releases.)
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #892 on: October 06, 2019, 09:39:11 PM »
Which sales? Single ship sales or Bundle sales?

Why are there single ship sales if they want to discourage single ship purchases? Why exclude someone from 2 bundles, in my case, due to you wanted to include them in a single ship purchase?

They could be selling me an Escort Mega Bundle right now but instead I used a Free Ship Token to buy another single ship from the original core Pilot Ship bundle.

Nah, that doesn't make sense that they'd want to exclude me from big purchases due to I took advantage of one of their single ship sales. But, then again, well, yeah. Things don't always have to make sense do they.

*shrug* I got what I wanted and they gave it to me for free. This info about bundles is worth knowing, if you don't, though. (You can't buy bundles that contain single ship purchases).
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #893 on: October 07, 2019, 09:47:57 PM »
Bundle sales.  If someone is on the fence whether to buy one ship, or wait for a bundle to go on sale, they know if they buy the one, the rest will be at retail price or individually sold at discount.

It's a flaw in the store (as any online system has for selling goods: Amazon confuses folks when they pick a color on some items, and instead get a different item altogether) but in favor of larger sales they erred towards bundles.  Want the bundle?  Wait and spend for all of it, or wait longer for the sale.  Want the ship?  Forgetting about the bundle means getting it faster.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #894 on: October 08, 2019, 02:00:52 AM »
Well, hopefully we informed at least someone. It's decent info to know.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #895 on: October 16, 2019, 05:09:55 PM »
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #896 on: October 17, 2019, 01:05:46 PM »
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #897 on: October 19, 2019, 03:47:21 PM »
People ask...

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"Who is STO"...

STO is a complex personality, as are most of the small breed of modern day renaissance games.

We have Assault Rifles Phaser Rifles, we fly Space Ships, we have Admiralty, we have Klingons.

We have Exploration. We have pew-pew. ~~ there's always something to do.

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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #898 on: November 05, 2019, 11:38:28 PM »
Endeavor Rank 153.. Yes, still playing. I didn't farm this long to give up nao!

I want that ship device/pet and another free C-Store T6, too, so I'm doing my Kobayashi Marus..

*punches clock*

If you haven't logged in for awhile try going to Reputation/Events and seeing what's autocompleted since you logged in last.. I think finally just about all of my stuff has. They've been changing how that stuff works and in the process autocompleting old.. event things. (so much dil...and marks..) I've got enough old event type currency (I forget what it's called...) to autocomplete the next mini-event or two. If autocompleting old Events isn't enough - they've let us keep old event currency and cash it in on new mini-events.

I'm sorry I forget what the mini-events and currency for them are called. STO has too many of both for my brain to retain apparently. Just check out Rep/Events, and, the new Events Tab that's in the same place where you go to get Mishes and you'll see what I mean.

There's a Zen buyout option for just about everything, now, too. This can actually be a good deal for anyone at some point due to you may not have been able or wanted to earn Progress on a particular Event at the time but then later find you want the thing completed bad enough to spend Zen on it at some point after the event ended.
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Re: Star Trek Online
« Reply #899 on: November 18, 2019, 05:42:10 PM »
For the first time in some years I haven't logged on to STO for a few days. Not because the game is any less fun but because I have waited so long to play another game that happens to be in a genre that I've waited a long time to be back into, and, there are only so many hours in the day.

But.

I finally get to watch Star Trek: Enterprise. I say 'get to watch' because it's actually really good (and I haven't had a chance to watch it since it came out... a long time ago). I think I already like it as much as I ever liked The Next Generation, which, was probably the next best thing to the original series.

The sets and tech and languages in Enterprise is pretty good and its got good stories. What else can you want. Oh. Yeah. And a Vulcan who can barely fit into the upper part of her skin tight uniform has to get some kind of honorable mention.

I'm only through the first 20something episodes and am looking forward to more. I'm finding out that there's a lot of Enterprise in STO. which. is good. It's too bad they don't have more of the original series in the game. I think it wasn't until I started playing and they made the TOS intro that they even had any original series content with people actually from the original series (Not counting the very great Fed "Congratulations, Admiral' you get when you ding, from, you-know-who). Go go Chekov for his pretty great contribution from the TOS crew at that time (and now I finally know who WAIT!!!/degenero-face Daniels, is, too).

Anyway, yay. Looking forward to playing more STO just not right now. Finally got my (Tier 6...) Terran Rep phaser cannons and they are golded and barely fired. NWO has kinda sucked me in more than I expected it would. Hopefully I get back to STO before I lag too far behind in the farming. They don't need that hook to get me back but they.... do keep one busy.. keeping up.
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