Question for Gozer and the Design-minded: How does a PuG become a group?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-18-2010, 10:07 PM
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Getting a bit off topic with this forum. Few points about the STF's.
1- They are all the same difficulty. Regardless what level you set the difficulty to, the game does not go by this. You can play normal, advanced or elite and the STF will be exactly the same.
2- Your weapons have a range on them for a reason. You don't have to be sitting on top of a node to kill it. Get it from a distance.
3- You do not have to go guns blazing into the next room and hope to win. Realize their are groups of borg which react together but the others don't seem interested.
4- Observe your actions and the reactions in the game. Change your strategy when you notice something happens or doesn't.
5- Ask for help. There are some fleet members that will do a PUG with people just to see new recruits or for the fun of it. If not, PM me in game and we can run it.
I am not an expert on the STF's. I do know enough about infected that our fleet runs it in about 45 minutes. I took 4 PUG's out once, one of them had done it inside 3 hours before. They listened to me in the chat ( typing def takes more time then TS or Ventro) we finished it inside hour 10 minutes. Every single one of them was so happy to finish it and so fast. Once you learn the first time how to complete the missions, you can do it that way from there on out. Check for some videos posted by other forum members and then just mimic their runs. You will be able to do the same yourself.
It took me 21 tries over three weeks of play before I was lucky enough to get into a PUG that was finally able to finish Infected...
I tried The Cure four times and then said the hell with it.
I'm not a "Fleet" kinda player, so that option isn't available to me.
It finally dawned on my thick skull that the STF's just were not worth the bother for a mostly solo player (who BTW, has been playing the game almost daily, since March) and since the rewards to me, weren't all that great anyway, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.
Now, on-the-other-hand, they are about to put a reward into them that I find interesting and would probably like to have...
Sooo... I can understand the OP's point of view.
For those of you that ARE actually kinda-sorta acting like "Elitist-STF'ers", they may not be much of a challenge, but I'll bet my last bottom-dollar, that there are just as many of us "Not-So-Great" players that find the STF's impossible.
It does seem to me that for 98% of the game (not counting PvP which I also suck at and don't even try anymore) to be such, that I can do it alone and reap the rewards that Grouped players also can get...
...for the Dev's to suddenly put interesting rewards into a part of the game that someone like me will probably never have a shot at ..., Just Isn't Fair (and please take note...I an NOT a Lifer, I pay my $15 bucks a month, every month also).
I applaud all you folks that have finished all the available STF's and wish I could do the same.. . but I too, think there should be other ways for the rest of us to be able to obtain the new BORG Gear.