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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 52
10-23-2011, 08:24 PM
I feel red alerts should be restricted to the level of RA and above. I feel this way for several reasons, first of all new players tend to probe farm which insures defeat for players going in for the accolade

No, RA's and above already have an entire sector to fight the borg if they want, Red Alerts allow for players who wouldn't normally band together (even for distress signals) to do so, and learn how to work with teams. Will there be players who don't want to play along, and instead wish to go off and do their own thing? Of course this isn't something that's exclusive to lowbies.

Second lower level players simply dont have the experience to fight the borg thus insuring defeat for the more experienced players thus preventing victory in the red alert and preventing players from getting there accolades.
Well they're getting that experience when they do the Red Alerts aren't they? And again this isn't something that's exclusive to low level players, I've seen PLENTY of RA's and above who have no idea that they should probably stay a safe distance from the Command ship. Experience isn't something you get until AFTER you need it. Everyone needs it on the first playthrough but not everyone has it. After that though they will.

Third, lower lever ships simply dont have the fire power, armor or ability to take on the borg.
My Tier 2 Escort on my alt respectfully disagrees.

Fourth, The borg missions are restricted to a higher level for a reason but the red alerts are open to all players I fail to see the logic in this equation, if you are going to restrict the Borg missions to the higher level players and borg space to the higher level players shouldn't you restrict the Red Alerts as well.
Why limit it in the first place? Where is the reason they were restricted? The first enemy you fight in the game is borg. Besides you want LESS content at lower levels? I like Red Alerts on my tactical alt because they provide a nice change of pace.

As a Vice Admiral in the game I have lost many red alert instances due to lower level players probe farming, simply not having the capability to fight the borg and not having the experience, to fight the Borg. So please restrict Red Alerts to the rank of Rear Admiral and above.
Myself being a Vice Admiral in the game the only times I've lost Red Alerts are when there aren't enough players in the first place, regardless of level if you don't have a good number of friendlies your going to lose.