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defcon1776 05-29-2013 09:28 AM

Nukara Marks, Pittance Rewards
 
You seriously expect me to grind Nukara marks across multiple toons for the pittance reward? NOT!

x0ligy 05-29-2013 11:27 AM

Yes rewards are low, but they are for omega too
Missions are less interesting and if your a space hog like me there are not many to choose from
Azure nebula bugs sometimes making it even less worth it (can only release 1 ship the other three are INVISIBLE!)
People are just releasing the ship without fight too these days so less ec made or they just sit about and do nothing.

scrimpinion 05-31-2013 09:54 AM

as far as I can tell, ONE run of CC (normal) OR ANR with your average PUG during the 3 hour long bonus marks period is enough to fill the daily big reputation project, with marks to spare, for the first two tiers at least. I can't be arsed to figure out if it's enough for T3+


Not bad for 15 minutes of effort (and by "effort," I mean "tap space bar and don't fly like a loon").

do one of each of the above missions daily, and you'll be filling BOTH projects and steadily build up spare marks for the gear.

I, too, was a little alarmed about the Nuke reputation marks, until I figured out it's no harder to advance this rep than it was the Romulan one. Steady, regular play of about 30 minutes a day will keep you moving along as fast as one can.

deokkent 05-31-2013 11:10 AM

Also doing azure or vault ensnared, takes about 30 min is enough to fill 2 projects depending how good your teammates are.

sdkraust 06-01-2013 05:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by x0ligy (Post 10460481)
Yes rewards are low, but they are for omega too
Missions are less interesting and if your a space hog like me there are not many to choose from
Azure nebula bugs sometimes making it even less worth it (can only release 1 ship the other three are INVISIBLE!)
People are just releasing the ship without fight too these days so less ec made or they just sit about and do nothing.

Right. So 100 Omarks for 5 minutes work is compared to 15 minutes for 35 Marks on The Vault: Ensnared or 5 Minutes for 30 Marks on CE (assuming the team is half decent).

Quote:

Originally Posted by scrimpinion (Post 10522451)
as far as I can tell, ONE run of CC (normal) OR ANR with your average PUG during the 3 hour long bonus marks period is enough to fill the daily big reputation project, with marks to spare, for the first two tiers at least. I can't be arsed to figure out if it's enough for T3+

500 Marks for Weapons/Gear/Console. Each. Please crunch how long it would take to get one of these items.

scrimpinion 06-03-2013 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdkraust (Post 10543181)
Right. So 100 Omarks for 5 minutes work is compared to 15 minutes for 35 Marks on The Vault: Ensnared or 5 Minutes for 30 Marks on CE (assuming the team is half decent).



500 Marks for Weapons/Gear/Console. Each. Please crunch how long it would take to get one of these items.

10 days, if you only grind for the marks for 30 min/day.

aka, 5hrs/item.

assuming the 2 space missions I mentioned, on normal, have the largest payout for time spent, which may or may not be true.

100 Omega marks per STF isn't unheard of, but it's not the norm, either. and finishing an STF in 5 minutes has probably happened before, but it ain't exactly common either.

warpangel 06-03-2013 07:07 AM

Crystal elite would probably help...if it wasn't broken.

scrimpinion 06-03-2013 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by warpangel (Post 10581791)
Crystal elite would probably help...if it wasn't broken.

oh, for sure.

I won't deny that eSTFs are clearly the best bang for your buck when it comes to rewards/marks in the game, but that's primarily because they're the oldest, and attempting to re-balance the rewards leads to player uprisings, heh.


But, just to compare the Omega reputation system to the newest one, if you crunch the numbers, it's not *that* out of line:

1 T5 Space set item: 500 marks > 5 hours of play to make the marks (as I outlined above)

1 mkXII Omega Rep space item: 1000 marks >...

Okay, so, let's make a few assumptions:

You're PUGing (if you're grinding as fast as possible, you'll have to eventually), you're doing eSTFs back to back, in space, sometimes you're making the optionals, sometimes not, sometimes during the bonus event, sometimes not...

Maybe I'm low-balling it here, but for simplicity's sake, we'll say your average take is 80 marks per STF. You're being super lucky and no matter which one you play, they're always completed in 15min or less. there are 4 Space eSTFs (I'm including Hive, which has higher rewards and typically takes longer, but we'll say it averages out).

SO, at 80 marks per run, you can earn a maximum of 320 marks/hour. therefore:

1 mkXII Omega Rep space item: 1000 marks > 3 hrs, 15 min, with a few marks to spare.


Omega gear - 3.25 hrs per item
Nukara gear - 5 hrs per item


...yeah. Not bad, in my opinion.

nicha0 06-03-2013 08:06 AM

Most people seem not to be trying for Nukara marks, the grind is insane. I'm on t3 and wondering why bother?

robeasom 06-03-2013 08:18 AM

I'm only doing it for the passives as they will help in PVP and maybe will get some of the weapons


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