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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 13
02-01-2010, 04:18 PM
Originally Posted by AlwaysRemember
Eh. I don't really mind helping the community but I just don't like it when someone else takes credit for it.

I was the first person on these forums to post a detailed list of every BOFF ability in the game, sortable by both rank and career as well as all the captain powers gained through levels. Even wrote where to obtain all the rank III powers that aren't trainable from the BOFF trainer and their restrictions. But nobody really cared, maybe 3-4 people said thanks, it was useful. Then a few days later, someone else took my list, prettied it up to make it look flashy with multicolored text, indents, and things like that. Then all of the sudden everyone in the world noticed and it was stickied and all. That's when I just kind of shook my head and gave up.

I've explained the Expose/Exploit combat system and even wrote guides on how to practically 1-shot every enemy in every group you face, drastically speeding up the rate you do missions, and so on.

Problem is, people's appreciation of help is about on par with their ability to appreciate video games. The gameplay doesn't even matter to people anymore, all they care about are good graphics and big explosions. So i'm not worried about it anymore. Call me shallow, but I don't like taking time away from my own leveling and enjoyment to post info for other people when it's not appreciated or when someone else jumps up and takes credit for it.

I'm writing a dps/tank calculator program as well that takes all your gear and skills into consideration as well. I'm still mapping out just how drastically a point in any given stat affects the others and overall effectiveness of things like shield strength. Science is trickier because each ability is affected in different ways and scales differently, so I doubt i'll ever have the patience to map all that out until i'm actually interested in using it myself.

Hey Always -

As a member of this forum, I agreed we do not give thanks enough to people like you, who take the time to write up critical information like this. So here a big thanks from me on this.. this help me alot in figuring out things. Wish Cryptic have this information available, like to add you to my friend list as a resource if you do not mind, so I can ping you in game, if I have any question, also, if you looking to collect data for your DPS effort, add me to your data population source list for the effort, - these are the types of threads I appreciated which are about the game and having positive discussion and communication on issues.