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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 65
# 12
10-24-2012, 07:48 AM
Originally Posted by carmenara View Post
I was headed off to dinner but decided to catch "one last STF" as I had 15 minutes to spare. Perfect for a fast and furious round of infected, and with a new assault carrier build I could do like 600k damage (very conservative minimum) to unshielded targets every minute or so.

Immediately upon map entry someone on team chat started to act like a defeatist the very moment he looked the team's ships over.

They were a myrad bunch of things you don't normally see like a Klingon cruiser, Tholian carrier, an Intrepid, a new Chimera and lastly "The Defeatist"'s Caitian Atrox class.

Every step of the way, that guy in the Cat Carrier would call us NOOBs, how we should do this and do that, split up and target things instead of concentrating fire, etc etc.

No one responded to that person who, with his time spent typing stuff, would have done minimal damage to anything. Random undirected, sporadic fighter attacks don't really damage stuff, not on Elite difficulty.

What us 4 were doing in our rag tag fleet was swooping in on one generator, taking it down to 10% instantly, rinse and repeat for all 4 generators. With a shortage of individual DPS this was a time saving and visually bloody impressive maneuver. By the time my Recluse had turned around I was already on an attack vector for the transformer. The coordination between different types of starships was so perfect, even the Blue Angels would give a nod of approval. And mind you, these are from random PUGs, one with a new and still 'experimental' ship.

With all 4 generators down we blew the transformer to smithereens in record time. The spheres too, disappeared after encountering a gigantic volley of Tricobalt mines. Nothing stopped the ragtag fleet.

But still, The Defeatist was not pleased. He still called us NOOBs and said do this do that at random. I assure you, if anyone followed The Defeatist's instructions, the team would have lost.

What we PUGs did was ignore that guy. After all, instead of wasting time arguing with an idiot and a moron (who will always be that regardless) we focused on generating MAXIMUM EFFORT just as good veteran combat pilots do.

Instead of plinking at max range at the gate I charged right up to point blank range, tanked it and blew it to bits with Dispersal Pattern 3 tricobalts and every known damage buff known to mankind. I swung around, ripped a hole in the cube shields, rammed my Tholian carrier into the face of the cube and started feeding it more tricobalt things, all the while the PUGs (save for The Defeatist hanging off in a distance) making devastating strafing runs with DHCs, torpedoes and sci debuffs from the Intrepid.

All the while I notice the Intrepid and the Chimera were actually throwing us team heals on a regular basis. Who said PUGs were hopeless?

When all was said and done and we won the mission with 5 minutes to spare, I enquired on team chat "What was wrong, we were on schedule for optional throughout", to which The Defeatist said: "Even noobs can be lucky".

I'll tell you what, Mr Caitian Atrox pilot.

Us so called noobs aren't interested in your diatribe at "optimal ships". Whatever goes into my Elite STF map is an asset not a liability. I don't care if some real greenhorn pilot brings in a rainbow cruiser, I can make that rainbow cruiser pilot into an awesome tanker with just 5 damn minutes of my sweet time.

For 99.9 % of my Elite STF experience since March 2012, my PUG teams have never failed to win on ISE and KASE. They are pretty much stress free maps these days especially with super OP lockbox and Z-store ships these days.

So do me a favour, STFU and fly the missions like the rest of us. Produce maximum effort, coach the new guys if you want to, if not leave it to flight instructors like me, STFU and be happy with your 0.05% chance of prototype tech and a thousand plus Dilithium ore just like the rest of us.

MMORPG players are not NOOBs. We are human beings, with lives, careers and we happily support the one and only Star Trek MMO out there. This is not a cheap game to play and excel at. We want big guns, new ships that can cost $200.

So take the word NOOB and use it on yourself, Mr Defeatist!

The real NOOBS in this game are those who sit in one corner the entire battle typing away on team chat while the rest of us so called hopeless PUGs fight and win the war for you.
Yeah ! You tell 'em sister !

A positivist attitude always helps !

The Redneck Academy have a real great (and wise) asset with the likes of you!