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Archived Post 03-20-2012 09:56 AM

I need some clarification here.
 
Now, STO being an f2p game, and indeed a game with an associated forum at its most basic, it's reasonable to assume, and so far said forum has lived up to the fact, that 85% of the posters on the forum are either Trolls, people completely inept that assume they know everything, or whiners making a big deal out of minor issue A or game item B that doesn't make them instantly win in every scenario, which therefore must be broken and need to be fixed. General facts a general observer can take from these forums are that : Cryptic's only out to make money and never listens to feedback, every ship in the game is broken somehow, nobody that runs normal STF's knows what they're doing (I take special offense to that one as I think I do a good job of trying to do my best), and that most people that play the game are terrible at it. But none of this is new to me. In fact it's very similar to the World of Tanks forum.
As a rule of thumb I find that the more exclamation points and CAPITAL LETTERS a person uses in the post THE LESS SERIOUSLY YOU SHOULD TAKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, getting to the real point of my post, I'm looking for some good suggestions for who usually rights good posts. I've read up on the "STF Escort Build Thread" and I recognize that that's a good source and when I get an advanced escort I plan to use it. I know Roach writes some funny but simultaneously useful things, although I don't believe I have seen any threads authored by him recently. I remember something about Pandas. While I realize there's no real way to gauge how reliable a post is by reading the main post, I'm looking for some input on who to look out for and, when I see a post by those people, say "Yeah, that's probably reliable." Who do you usually see as a good source for advice, FED or KDF?

Archived Post 03-20-2012 10:08 AM

Your post is rather confusing but in general I think the most valuable info is sticky at the top of every forum by the moderators.

J

Archived Post 03-20-2012 11:34 AM

I "write" good posts but I am not sure how to "right" good posts exactly...

The Doctor is another one I would look to. Cosmic One (I believe that is right?) is another good poster to look out for. The Devs are generally worth reading when they post. The Stickies are a good guide.

Of course I am failing to mention a lot of good posters and your assumption that the majority are just Trolls is, as one would expect, in error. Trolls tend to post the most often and the loudest but they are more the extremely loud vocal minority.

Archived Post 03-20-2012 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Shinkuu_Akagan
I "write" good posts but I am not sure how to "right" good posts exactly...

Improve your turn rate and you can right that ship a lot easier!

;)

Archived Post 03-20-2012 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by JDobbs (Post 4108916)
Your post is rather confusing but in general I think the most valuable info is sticky at the top of every forum by the moderators.

J

^ This.

Not sure what the OP is saying either. :confused:

Archived Post 03-20-2012 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Shinkuu_Akagan
I "write" good posts but I am not sure how to "right" good posts exactly...

The Doctor is another one I would look to. Cosmic One (I believe that is right?) is another good poster to look out for. The Devs are generally worth reading when they post. The Stickies are a good guide.

Of course I am failing to mention a lot of good posters and your assumption that the majority are just Trolls is, as one would expect, in error. Trolls tend to post the most often and the loudest but they are more the extremely loud vocal minority.

I know nothing! well i know a fair bit of canon stuff from TOS, TNG and DS9, I speciallize in Klingons and oddly Ferengi. Is that at all useful to you? Likely not.

Archived Post 03-20-2012 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by dojihajime
I know nothing! well i know a fair bit of canon stuff from TOS, TNG and DS9, I speciallize in Klingons and oddly Ferengi. Is that at all useful to you? Likely not.

Sometimes I find that fascinating. I do not know about everyone else lol. However, I do think it is good to have a healthy supply of solid canon buffs in a game with an IP like this one.


As for you who do not know what the OP is asking: I am fairly good at deciphering such things and I believe they are asking you to tell them what posters they should look for in threads. Basically, they want to know what posters tend to offer useful or interesting posts so they can read those posters and avoid sifting through the Trolls and Nonsense posters.


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