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#991 ITDEFX

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:27 AM

ack...I just hit level 51 so the only plus on this is on emblems

#992 boneless

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:12 PM

The Q boost this weekend should cover it. He'll double skill points, which are STO's XP. The boost is renewable as soon as it runs out, so basically it's a 2XP weekend. You can also buy 1- and 8-hour skill point boost items from the C-Store if you want to go that route, and they supposedly stack with the Q boost.

I got turned into a statue.

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So I read the website and I need to visit Q at spacedock to get this?

#993 manlai

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:37 PM

So I read the website and I need to visit Q at spacedock to get this?


Indeed.

@itdefx - what did you decide on for ships? The Defiant-R is a solid dps ship and the cloak is useful for alpha strikes and idling in kerrat ;). It turns a bit better than its counterparts but that's not too significant. Putting an engi in an escort is perfectly viable since your EPS ability will keep power levels high for your strikes and your other abilities will keep you alive a little longer than a tac. There is an annoying cloak bug where you decloak whenever you get a pop up dialogue box that they refuse to acknowledge and fix. You don't need to be engi/cruiser or tac/escort to be viable so don't let that hang you up. That being said, some of your engineer SP skills are useful in buffing BOFF abilities so the engi/cruiser setup does have that going for it.

The shield drain thing metaly described is not exactly accurate. When you cloak your shields drop to zero power. When you decloak you gain a 5 seconds weapons buff and your shield power recharges from zero. Your shield STRENGTH will almost immediately be at the same level as when you cloaked. I've never had difficulty getting hammered during this recharge period and it can easily be overcome if you hit emergency power to shields as you begin your strike.

@everyone - I provide regular updates on the fleet facebook page so please contribute to the page when you can. Fleet Starbases are coming this summer so we need to start socking away more EC. New items are constantly being added to the fleet bank for general member use, just leave some EC in when you take something.

#994 boneless

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:20 AM

So I got back in this morning and hope to take advantage of this weekend xp. I'm still only a lieutenant or something so it'll be awhile. I'm also still sporting the ship from the GS preorder with the original series design. Is there a good ship in the c-store that might be worth purchasing to help me level up?

#995 metaly

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:56 AM

So I got back in this morning and hope to take advantage of this weekend xp. I'm still only a lieutenant or something so it'll be awhile. I'm also still sporting the ship from the GS preorder with the original series design. Is there a good ship in the c-store that might be worth purchasing to help me level up?


You probably won't see much of an XP increase just from changing your ship since they're all really minor improvements over the default light cruiser. In fact, the TOS Constitution is arguably the best of the three since it comes with the scaling phasers, so you're already ahead of the curve there.

Actually, now that I think more about it, can the NX Enterprise equip dual cannons? Because that might help kill stuff faster.

Still, before you know it you'll be promoted and the tier 1 ships will be obsolete anyway, so I'd say just save your money.

#996 boneless

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:40 AM

You probably won't see much of an XP increase just from changing your ship since they're all really minor improvements over the default light cruiser. In fact, the TOS Constitution is arguably the best of the three since it comes with the scaling phasers, so you're already ahead of the curve there.

Actually, now that I think more about it, can the NX Enterprise equip dual cannons? Because that might help kill stuff faster.

Still, before you know it you'll be promoted and the tier 1 ships will be obsolete anyway, so I'd say just save your money.


I'm so rusty that I just kept hitting the "all weapons" button in an engagement. I forgot whatever I had and the buttons to use. I'll try to check when I log in later tonight.

But, all the patching has improving things quite a bit since I was last on which was at least 6-8mos ago.

#997 ITDEFX

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 11:20 AM

I am such a FUCKING idiot..........deleted the S-Weapons from my runabout. thinking S meant STANDARD/SIMPLE/SHUTTLE.

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I think Metaly I think I will go ahead and get the refit defiant ..but I was so use to my extra engineers getting me out of a jam. :(

#998 boneless

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:45 PM

I was so lost last nite. I was trying to do the trade mission on Starbase 39 between the Ferengi and 2 other races and it failed on me twice right after I review the trade law and confronted the Ferengi. I also got manhandled whenever I fought in the space sector battles. I loaded out with Mark 2 Quantum torpedoes and I think Type IV phasers but still had to respawn a lot. Maybe because there was only a handful of others at that late hr.

Is there an easier way to find where people are that you need to contact on different systems? I have a bunch of in progress missions that I can't remember where some people are. Also is there a way to set navigation for different sectors or some way to pick a farther destination than just within your sector?

#999 ITDEFX

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

Well last night I took my refit Defiant out for a spin. The cloak hit and run tactic defiantly gives me the advantage. I took on some Jem'hedar warships with no problems at all. I need to test the ship against the borg and romulans next.

#1000 manlai

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:25 AM

I was so lost last nite. I was trying to do the trade mission on Starbase 39 between the Ferengi and 2 other races and it failed on me twice right after I review the trade law and confronted the Ferengi. I also got manhandled whenever I fought in the space sector battles. I loaded out with Mark 2 Quantum torpedoes and I think Type IV phasers but still had to respawn a lot. Maybe because there was only a handful of others at that late hr.

Is there an easier way to find where people are that you need to contact on different systems? I have a bunch of in progress missions that I can't remember where some people are. Also is there a way to set navigation for different sectors or some way to pick a farther destination than just within your sector?


As it is, you have to rough it a bit with the navigation. The only way to figure out where to go is to consult your mission journal "J" and looking at the mission description. It will say where the mission is in bright text at the end of the description (something like Drozana System in Eta Eridani Sector Block, for example). Remember this info. Second, consult your galaxy map "M" and look for the proper sector block. Third, navigate to the appropriate sector block one adjoining sector at a time (e.g. to get to Zeta Andromedae from Sirius you need to go to Beta Ursae first and then navigate to Zeta And.). Finally, you can navigate to the system once you arrive at the correct sector.

Sorry if that sounded really basic, I'm just trying to be thorough. Hope it helps.

On a separate note, I think I might buy myself the USS Andy Dick for my sci since I'm not feeling any of the t5 sci ships. I think I might run Tachyon Beam 3 and DBBs. Use my sci abilities to aid my pew pew. I've done the whole cannon thing, thinking the DBB setup might be fun.

On yet another separate note, I'm post number 1000 on this thread. Wooo! *Throws a dance party*

Edited by manlai, 02 May 2011 - 01:51 AM.


#1001 boneless

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:22 AM

As it is, you have to rough it a bit with the navigation. The only way to figure out where to go is to consult your mission journal "J" and looking at the mission description. It will say where the mission is in bright text at the end of the description (something like Drozana System in Eta Eridani Sector Block, for example). Remember this info. Second, consult your galaxy map "M" and look for the proper sector block. Third, navigate to the appropriate sector block one adjoining sector at a time (e.g. to get to Zeta Andromedae from Sirius you need to go to Beta Ursae first and then navigate to Zeta And.). Finally, you can navigate to the system once you arrive at the correct sector.

Sorry if that sounded really basic, I'm just trying to be thorough. Hope it helps.

On a separate note, I think I might buy myself the USS Andy Dick for my sci since I'm not feeling any of the t5 sci ships. I think I might run Tachyon Beam 3 and DBBs. Use my sci abilities to aid my pew pew. I've done the whole cannon thing, thinking the DBB setup might be fun.

On yet another separate note, I'm post number 1000 on this thread. Wooo! *Throws a dance party*


That made perfect sense and it jogged my memory back to how it had to be done. There are a certain "talk to this admiral" or stuff like like that that I can't remember where they are located. That kinda bugs me.

#1002 metaly

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:20 AM

Breen featured episodes are in "reruns" starting later this week, meaning you can get the Breen BOff if you missed it before, along with a brand new set of rewards. Check it out here unless you want to be surprised.

Spoiler: It's not SNB-proof hull plating. :cry::cold:

#1003 manlai

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:40 PM

one of the rewards somewhere in there is also a rapid fire transphasic torpedo launcher (I'm guess free high yield or perhaps a really low cooldown timer).

#1004 manlai

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:11 PM

Tonight's the last night to pick up a Breen bridge officer. You can stock up on extras (for future toons or sales) if you don't commission him and either send him to yourself or post him on the exchange. You can only have 1 on your candidate/commissioned officers list which is why you have to mail it to get more. Devidians rerun starts tomorrow.

#1005 ITDEFX

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:38 PM

Tonight's the last night to pick up a Breen bridge officer. You can stock up on extras (for future toons or sales) if you don't commission him and either send him to yourself or post him on the exchange. You can only have 1 on your candidate/commissioned officers list which is why you have to mail it to get more. Devidians rerun starts tomorrow.



I take it I have to play the entire season all over again just to get the breen officer right? Kinda of dumb that it's only for a certain time frame then you have to wait til it comes back on a rerun to get it. I finish the reman season and never got my reman officer :(

#1006 manlai

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:31 PM

I take it I have to play the entire season all over again just to get the breen officer right? Kinda of dumb that it's only for a certain time frame then you have to wait til it comes back on a rerun to get it. I finish the reman season and never got my reman officer :(


No, you only have to play the final mission "Cold Storage" in order the get the breen. Simply accept the mission in mission replay and complete it.

They also released a little info on the devidians rerun, including a non-unique (meaning you can own more than 1) phase-shifted personal shield. Of course, the pimp cane will make its return as well.

#1007 metaly

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:50 PM

Shields, huh... I guess I'll check it out.

From the Tribble patch notes:

The mission “A Difficult[y] Decision” will autocomplete for anyone that has had it stuck in their mission journal.


OMG... I've had that glitched in my mission log since Season 1 or whenever. Best patch ever.

#1008 manlai

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:36 AM

Best patch ever would be the one that fixes my dodgy ferengi-made cloaking device.

#1009 ITDEFX

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:39 PM

How can I tell if I completed all the main story missions that were out before the season missions?

#1010 ITDEFX

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:00 AM

yay I got my snake head cane.......what shall I do? hmmM!?!?

#1011 metaly

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:03 AM

Tons of great info in May's engineering report. There's too much to quote all of it here, but I'll just say Season 4 keeps sounding better and better. It also has a tentative release date of July 7.

Also, last week I discovered sort of a hidden gem (at least for me) for science officers: the Borg Medical Analyzer kit. It's the standard Medic kit but instead of Triage III you have the ridiculously good Tachyon Harmonic III, which is probably the best ground ability. In case you're not familiar with it, it's AoE knockdown/expose and does a decent amount of shield damage. With this kit you can expose the crap out of entire squads (usually 2-3 exposes per use) and still be an effective healer.

They're a bit pricey on the exchange but they also drop from one of the bosses in The Cure. I highly recommend it.

#1012 ITDEFX

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:26 AM

UH OH

http://kotaku.com/58...ne-devs-cryptic

#1013 metaly

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:22 AM

Dstahl wrote a sort of follow-up post to the latest engineering report, explaining how the team spends a lot of time working on behind-the-scenes stuff that's not as exciting as new content but nevertheless helps improve the game. It's always nice to hear that they're constantly optimizing the game as well as adding new features, but there's also this little reassuring note at the end:

Don't let the news or other worries get you down. STO is doing very well as a game and I'm not going anywhere and the team is rock solid behind making this game more awesome every day.


The last I heard, STO was turning a profit and enjoying a healthy playerbase, so I'm optimistic about its future. I'm actually less worred now than I was when the original EP left (and we all know how that worked out). Hopefully this sale and any eventual acquisition won't disturb their workflow too much. And honestly, I think getting away from Atari might be a good thing.

#1014 KingDox

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:23 AM

heads up, D2D has their version of STO Digial Deluxe for 7.50.

http://www.direct2drive.com/8805/product/Buy-Star-Trek™-Online-Digital-Deluxe-Edition-Download

It includes a playable Ferengi code and a D2D exclusive Multi-spatial Personal Shield. The guys on the STO forums also says the key includes 500 (6.25) Cstore points.

http://forums.startr...ad.php?t=215808

#1015 manlai

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:52 AM

A friendly reminder to everyone that this is the last night for the devidian replay. The pimp canes are NOT unique so you can outfit your BOFFs with them. Reman reruns starts tomorrow morning and there are a couple of bonus rewards (in addition to the Reman BOFF limited reward). You can only have 1 of those and you can't sell/mail that.

#1016 metaly

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:43 PM

Weeeell look who I ran into last night at the Deferi patrol.

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Just 1-2 to go! Probably 2. I think I killed this one before.

#1017 ITDEFX

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:07 AM

whats that?

#1018 metaly

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:43 AM

That's one of the ultra-rare capital ships that sometimes hang out in the Breen daily missions. I think I've only seen them twice ever, and we used to do those dailies pretty religiously.

#1019 ITDEFX

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:38 PM

ahh ok. hard to see ...what does it drop?
rare capital ships? hmm...

#1020 manlai

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:00 AM

It's for an accolade. They all just drop standard stuff. You can force spawns if you enter, fly around to see if it's there, leave if it's not, and repeat. Here are the ships maps, just click on the ship name to see their flight paths: http://www.stowiki.o...en_Capital_Ship . Just look at those areas and leave and come back if you don't see them.