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alexindcobra 09-03-2012 09:40 AM

Too slow
 
The frequency modulator that replicated is so slow that by the time it's done with cycling, half your squad is dead from Borg bosses that one shot kill you or spray fatal shots that take you down to half life. It need to be brought up to speed so it would work at a reasonble pace. The built in frequency modulator in the MACO and Omega suits work at a very good speed. Why can't the replicated ones work just as efficient? Its hard to get the lvl 12 STF gear. I don't like the fact that its too random. I have been doing ground STF's for a year and still don't have a complete lvl 12 MACO or Omega suit. If you going to keep those gear hard to get, then you need to bring up the performance of the replicated frequency, modulators.

tenkari 09-03-2012 10:40 AM

Mk XI sets work well enough, and they are much easier to get and use until uyou get a MK XII set. Also the defara colony invasion thing can also give you the materials to create a fractal modulator, its a little bit faster than the default one.

P.S. thats one of the upsides to working for the Omega/maco/HG sets instand modulation. also, its got a long cooldown so you would still likely need a regular modulator.


give out insta remods for free. people would not even bother with the STF sets.

alexindcobra 09-03-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by tenkari (Post 5570481)
Mk XI sets work well enough, and they are much easier to get and use until uyou get a MK XII set. Also the defara colony invasion thing can also give you the materials to create a fractal modulator, its a little bit faster than the default one.

P.S. thats one of the upsides to working for the Omega/maco/HG sets instand modulation. also, its got a long cooldown so you would still likely need a regular modulator.


give out insta remods for free. people would not even bother with the STF sets.

they just need to be speed up a few seconds. The Defera Envasion mission quit ever since they brought the fleet mission for Starbase and such. The default modulator need to be more reasonable speed since they are stingy in giving STF gear period. The new fleet gear is better than the STF gear anyway, so no need for them to be so stingy wih STF.

nicha0 09-04-2012 06:06 AM

Pretty invalid complaint.

Standard free remodulator takes 4s, fractal earned in Defera is 3s, Maco/Omega/KHG sets is 0.5s with a cooldown.

If you are playing elites with a free remodulator then you shouldn't be playing elites. If you have been doing STFs for a year and don't have any set at all then you have a lot of issues.

velktra 09-04-2012 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by nicha0 (Post 5578851)
If you are playing elites with a free remodulator then you shouldn't be playing elites.

I know plenty of people who play elites with the free remodulator. You may not like the idea, but the free one works just fine until you have enough pieces to get the set.

No one should ever be barred from any event because you don't like their gear. That's just silly.

robdmc 09-04-2012 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by nicha0 (Post 5578851)
If you are playing elites with a free remodulator then you shouldn't be playing elites. If you have been doing STFs for a year and don't have any set at all then you have a lot of issues.

I find that you can get away with the free remodulator on elites with an eng character with enemy neutralization kit. Usually the mob is half dead before I fire from my gun and can remodulate between mobs.

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Originally Posted by alexindcobra (Post 5570021)
The frequency modulator that replicated is so slow that by the time it's done with cycling, half your squad is dead from Borg bosses that one shot kill you or spray fatal shots that take you down to half life. It need to be brought up to speed so it would work at a reasonble pace. The built in frequency modulator in the MACO and Omega suits work at a very good speed. Why can't the replicated ones work just as efficient? Its hard to get the lvl 12 STF gear. I don't like the fact that its too random. I have been doing ground STF's for a year and still don't have a complete lvl 12 MACO or Omega suit. If you going to keep those gear hard to get, then you need to bring up the performance of the replicated frequency, modulators.

What I do when one of my toons gets to max level is I start with the space stfs. I then save the data chips from the space to get one set of ground gear. That way I have the 3 piece set bonus before I get to ground. Once I start on the ground missions I get the space equipment I need.

I don't see the need to change the remodulator from 4 seconds. It is not that hard to get a fractal remodulator or the 3 piece set bonus. I have one fractal remodulator and I leave it in my account wide bank if I need it for a toon that does not have the set and will use it until they do.

You can get the fractal remodulator from the defaria ground invasion. you can use the free one in there and grind to get one if you need it. Those borg are pretty easy.

tmichc 09-04-2012 07:07 AM

Indeed. Even a Mk X set of Omega/MACO/HG only costs 60EDC in total. I started off getting a full set of that by grinding the STFs, and relying on getting EDC along with the usual tat you get in the loot bag at the end.

It has taken me just over 7 weeks to grind out the EDC to get a nearly full set of Mk XI Omega (playing several STFs per night), and thankfully I got a Rare Borg PSG Tech, so I was able to complete the set and use the spare EDC to put towards getting some Mk XI weapons for my ship. But, even a full Mk XI set is only 120EDC. If you can do the Space Elites comfortably, farm them to get the EDC, and mix it up with the Normal Ground missions. Get a Mk X set and you can do Normal Grounds more comfortably and get into Elites. Get a Mk XI set and you can start to farm for the Prototype Tech you need for the Mk XII on both Normal and Elite.

And remember, if you end up with Mk X, don't throw away the Mk X, give it to a BOff, who will be able to make full use of it.

Tim

Edit: As to the OP's question (which I half missed), the free remodulator is fine. A 4 second remodulation seems like forever, but provided you time it right (between enemies) it does okay. Remember to equip a backup weapon of a different energy type to switch to if you're in the middle of a firefight and don't necessarily have the time to remodulate (I go from Fleet Phaser sniper - don't have the Mk XI MACO rifle yet - to Omega Antiproton Carbine nowadays, but I used to go from Antiproton sniper rifle to Tetryon Pulsewave).

nicha0 09-04-2012 10:13 AM

I could see an Eng getting away with a fractal remodulator on elites, maybe a science too, as a tactical there is no way, you need the set remodulator.

The X level sets are easy to get, this fascination with everyone having XII gear is crazy, if you aren't elite then why do you need elite gear? The amount of damage needed in elites is far far above normals, set remodulator just isn't a choice.

The fractals take maybe an hour on Defera? Especially when its off fleet event time, go there, round up drones and blast them all at once.

lordmalak1 09-04-2012 10:26 AM

I call BS on that !

An hour at Defera wont earn you enough materials to craft a fractal remod unless your super lucky to have the same material drop from every dead borg once a minute.

I camped on defera a month before I had materials for 1 fractal.

whamhammer1 09-04-2012 11:12 AM

Free Remodulation time: 4 seconds

Combo set remodulation time: 3 seconds

TR-116 sniper rifle remodulation time: priceless


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