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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 59
04-14-2012, 07:04 AM
Originally Posted by Faulgor View Post
Agreed. Since I'm back playing STO, I have run about 50-60 STFs with different toons, and these are the techs I found

Proto Shield Tech x4
Proto Body Armor Tech x1
Proto Weapon Tech x1

Rare Shield Tech x1
Rare PSG Tech x1
Rare Weapon Tech x1
Rare Body Armor Tech x1

That's one tech about every fifth run. Hearing about people not getting any tech for hundreds of runs sounds totally contrary to my experience. There must be more to it than simple luck.
Like all chance mechanics, some people will get screwed over (fraction of a percent, mind you) or will get (unjustly) rewarded with 5 in a row. They're the outliers, and they're likely to report their unlucky circumstances.

Most will be fine, getting a tech every 5th run, but there is still a chance one won't.

In any case, perhaps the game should keep a behind scenes counter to ensure a tech drop every 5th run instead of relying on statistical averages