Post your worst STF experiance
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-02-2012, 08:46 AM
The Death Penalty Timer was designed for one purpose and that was to get players to be little bit more careful with their ships and/or their toons. Well that idea has completely failed. Last night I PUGed a KA Normal STF (I try to help the newer STFers as much as possible) and I was the first one to beam into the underground and walked over to the right a little and waited for the others to beam in.
Well they started beaming in and as soon as one comes they run off to the start line. I typed into team chat "stick together", but the user runs past the timer start line and a few seconds later is dead. The team is all there and I repeat "We need to stick together" and I lead the charge. Come to the first T in the road and like always I go right, well one follows me, two go the other way, and the last one pauses at the T then finally follows me.
I call out in team chat "Where are you going? We need to stick together" and I get no reply. After little while one of the others dies and the other ones health is falling fast I start heading to the other team with two team mates in tow. I easily clear the remaining Borg Patrol and rez the team and think to myself "Ok they have learned we need to stick together.", but no as soon as I rez one of the users and what does he do, runs off to start the fight again without even popping a Hypo.
The rest of the STF run I decided to stay in the back and clean up Borg squads and rez people as we went along. During that entire STF run I did not die once, but I am going to guess the rest of the team was at the max on their Death Penalty Timer.
We finally get to the transmitters room and before we go in I say in team chat:
"Ok we are going to clear the Borg out of this room, before we start taking down the transmitters.",
"Stay out of the other room I'll take care of that.",
I get no reply, so I opened fire on the group ahead of us and the rest of the team charges in spawning drones, escorts, and firing on everything. So being an Engineer I back up a little and bunker down, start spawning my pets and picking off Borg as they kill off my team and come at me.
At this point in the mission I am surprised I am not really that mad, it actually kind of funny watching these users welling kill themselves off as I have no problem keeping my shields and health basically full. I finally cleared the aggroed Borg with team mates spawning and dying over and over again. At some point you would think they would have thought sticking together and we won't die, but no that thought never enter any of their minds, oh and at this point I am no longer rezing any of my team it would have been pointless.
I finally clear the remaining Borg out of the room and talk to the team in chat that this side is Beta and the other side is Alpha, the bottom floor is 3 and the top floor is 1. I tell them I will be in another room bringing down the shields around these transmitters and that they all need to target them and nothing else until they take them down as fast possible. I few hiccups along the way dying, respawn, and I had to bring down the shields for them a couple of times at each transmitter.
Finally we get done with this room and not even asking if they have their Borg BOFF I destroy both machines and move on to the bosses room and camp outside waiting for the rest of the team to show up. The team finally gets there and I tell them not to rush the room until the boss is down and open fire, two rush the room and I start backing up team mates’ start dying left and right again. I came close to death a few times but was able to Hypo my way out of it and was able to clear the group by myself. Now I could have been a @hole, not rez anyone, taken my prize and left, but I couldn't do that to them.
That was the worse STF run I have ever been on and at the same time the funniest one to watch.
Stuff like this was supposed to be fixed with this new Death Penalty Timer, yeah I call fail on that one.