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eurekamaru 06-22-2012 08:32 AM

Players with flashlights on their shoulders
 
I've seen players in game (usually wearing Omega constumes) that seem to have a flashlight that they can turn on/off on their shoulder, and it looks awesome. How can I get this?

nynik 06-22-2012 08:36 AM

You can pick one up in the Klingon Front mission "What Lies beneath". Make sure to remove it from your character before ending the mission (beaming out) as its automatically removed from your devices slot (you use it in the mission to light up the area as its dark).

You can collect a few more for your BOs too. Here is some wiki info: http://www.stowiki.org/Flashlight

eurekamaru 06-22-2012 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by nynik (Post 4351431)
You can pick one up in the Klingon Front mission "What Lies beneath". Make sure to remove it from your character before ending the mission (beaming out) as its automatically removed from your devices slot (you use it in the mission to light up the area as its dark).

You can collect a few more for your BOs too.

Thank you :smile:

brigadooom 06-22-2012 08:40 AM

I think they should add small cool little features like this to the elite sets; badass elite specops types with their blinding flashlights to navigate dark hostile territory, and of course MACO guys need lights on their EVA suits because it's dark out in space. :redface:

nynik 06-22-2012 08:44 AM

Well the wiki mentions it, and I recall hearing it, that the reason they can't do that is because of the added strain on people's GPUs to render a large scene of people using these flashlights at the same time - especially in graphically intensive environments.

I guess they could always try and implement a "Display Player Gear Effects" toggle to kill seeing other people's lights, if your system couldn't handle it - but thats likely easier said than done.

felderburg 06-22-2012 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nynik (Post 4351431)
You can pick one up in the Klingon Front mission "What Lies beneath". Make sure to remove it from your character before ending the mission (beaming out) as its automatically removed from your devices slot (you use it in the mission to light up the area as its dark).

You can collect a few more for your BOs too. Here is some wiki info: http://www.stowiki.org/Flashlight

Brilliant! I was wondering about that, since I thought it was removed completely after the mission.

sandormen123 06-22-2012 09:09 AM

Perhaps a stupid question, but what the he... ...I didn't know this when I ran through that mission, hence i have no torch. Can I do the mission again, and get it this (2nd) time?

Cheers.

beezle23 06-22-2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by sandormen123 (Post 4353201)
Perhaps a stupid question, but what the he... ...I didn't know this when I ran through that mission, hence i have no torch. Can I do the mission again, and get it this (2nd) time?

Cheers.

It's in a box near the exit when you first start.

I cheated a bit -- I wore my EV suit for this mission and supplemented the flashlight with the suit light, although the EV suit light doesn't point straight ahead, it helped.

tacofangs 06-22-2012 09:42 AM

EV suits also have lights attached to them.

On a related note, I've been working recently on a fleet starbase mission that you'll probably want your flashlights for. Charge your batteries. . .

cusashorn 06-22-2012 10:03 AM

According to the STO wiki:

According to mission designer Jesse Heinig the Flashlight is removed from the player due to hardware limitations. Since each player would be able to carry a dynamic light source, social areas with 30+ players could not be rendered anymore with most GPUs.


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