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patrickngo 12-02-2012 01:52 PM

topic to the panel: ways to avoid the Treadmill...
 
...specifically for new Alts and NEW PLAYERS.

The days when you levelled a new toon friday to sunday, then ran a few STF's to outfit them with good gear sunday night to monday, and new alt was ready to go PvP on Tuesday are gone, we're probably not going to get those days back.

With five of eight sets locked irretrievably behind time-gated rep-system treadmills, one locked behind a dilithium wall imposed on Crafting, and two that are considered less-optimal choices but are currently still available fairly quickly, the question is:

How to avoid the repgrinding treadmill for new Alts and new Players, yet still become viable in open (Que'd) PvP?


i.e.: Good builds to use the Breen, Jem'Hadar, and maybe Aegis sets, ways to utilize the Fleet systems, etc. for those who've gotten sick of STFs, have no use for New Romulus and it's kandy-koated kontent...

I'm not sorry, the Rep system is a total PITA and I'm looking for ideas to 'get around' it-to avoid the treadmill and actually bring the focus back to having fun, with my friends and with strangers, Playing the game instead of grinding endlessly.

sollvax 12-02-2012 01:54 PM

Simple answer as always
Basic gear can BEAT a partial set
as most sets are partial
forget them

thishorizon 12-02-2012 01:57 PM

i flew without top gear for a long time.

you can still trump a lot with good piloting and teamwork.

the lines are more blurred than ever, this i will agree.

but for those that have the need to min/max.... well, grinding is part of just about every game.

have fun kill bad guys

naz4 12-02-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thishorizon (Post 6898291)
i flew without top gear for a long time.

you can still trump a lot with good piloting and teamwork.

the lines are more blurred than ever, this i will agree.

but for those that have the need to min/max.... well, grinding is part of just about every game.

have fun kill bad guys

Grinding is only grinding if it is not enjoyable

travelingmaster 12-02-2012 02:45 PM

Slight change from the topic: How does one make PvP profitable, in terms of dilithium/EC? Are there things I'm missing when it comes to missions? At most, I might be missing out on the arena/C+H specific missions, because I hate waiting in the queue. . .and I never seem to be around for those private matches :(

thishorizon 12-02-2012 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by naz4 (Post 6898831)
Grinding is only grinding if it is not enjoyable

preach it from the rooftops brother naz.

thishorizon 12-02-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by travelingmaster (Post 6899081)
Slight change from the topic: How does one make PvP profitable, in terms of dilithium/EC? Are there things I'm missing when it comes to missions? At most, I might be missing out on the arena/C+H specific missions, because I hate waiting in the queue. . .and I never seem to be around for those private matches :(

how about more substantial rewards?

edit: pvp is its own reward. good gaming is what you should be here for, not your e-wallet

sovereignman 12-02-2012 03:57 PM

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sophlogimo 12-03-2012 05:50 AM

I see basically two options:

1. Go with fleet gear, to be bought from your fleet's base.

2. Get Mk XII purple basic gear off the exchange. It gets account-bound, so buying it once will allow you to use it on any max level toon.

havam 12-03-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sophlogimo (Post 6905571)
I see basically two options:

1. Go with fleet gear, to be bought from your fleet's base.

2. Get Mk XII purple basic gear off the exchange. It gets account-bound, so buying it once will allow you to use it on any max level toon.

except for tactical consoles


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