I can't take it anymore!
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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-20-2011, 07:45 AM
Sadly, I too believe that the current way STFs are handled is a miss.
You can't even call it a grind, really. That would imply you get closer to something, making small steps towards it etc, but in reality it's a lottery even bigger than the Winter Package.
I don't mind a grind, to be honest. It's an MMO game - that's to be expected. And even if it does get tedious after a while, later I'm even more glad I finally earned something. This was the case with Emblems, which I used to buy ships, and later C-Points, after the conversion. I've spent a lot of time getting those, but I got something in the end. It was worth it.
But when it comes to STFs, if you want any of the Mk XII set you not only have to do Elite runs, but do them over and over with nothing but HOPES of getting a proper loot. One person may do a single run and get the items (happened to me once - I got Prototype Armor from my first KA Ground Elite run, but nothing since then), while others may do them till death and end up with nothing.
I mentioned this numerous times on the forums and I'll mention this again - give us an alternative method/currency to get Mk XII set items. Make them available for EDCs, Rare Salvages, Prototype Salvages or even some new drop you ALWAYS get from doing Elite runs. The way it is now it's completely discouraging, especially in the case of PUGs, which may end up in mission failure. And I personally don't like to waste time like this...
Getting a Mk XII item/set means only that you were lucky, and not devoted/experienced. It's not fair, and it's one of the things that simply MUST be reconsidered for future updates, especially if this is supposed to be "endgame content".