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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 170
# 55
10-24-2012, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dastahl View Post
Anwers to some of the questions:

- All existing gear unlocks you've obtained will remain in tact on your character

- If there are any existing items that are changing, those changes will be available for testing on Tribble, but for the most part, existing gear you've obtained should remain as is. Check Tribble during the next few weeks to see changes for yourself.
I get wanting more people on tribble...but yeah. I'm already wasting five gigs. And messages like this make me want to uninstall not test. What is the point of testing if you're not going to listen to the subscribers and zen paying players?

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- The goal of the conversion is to retain "purchasing power" as close to what it was previously. We looked at the amount of items needed to obtain gear sets and set out to ensure that if you had enough items to get a specific gear piece or gear set, the conversion would be do its best to retain that purchasing power in the new system. Keep in mind that the way you obtain MACO/HONOR/OMEGA sets is going to be different because it will no longer be in a store, and will instead be via projects. So just having a conversion rate would not necessarily help you decide whether to cash out yet or not. The way you obtain dilithium and gear is changing in this system and you'll be able to see most of those changes on Tribble.
A good idea in theory, a bad idea in practice. Not having a conversion rate forces a player to gamble. Most players wont gamble. I'm sitting on only 70 or so EDC's 4 prototypes 12 rares and 1 Rare shield. Mainly because i've used so many. I just got hosed beyond belief.

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- The conversion will be different for everyone which is why we aren't posting a chart. When you get your crate, it will tell your character specifically how much Omega Marks, Borg Neural Processors, and Dilithium your items were converted to. If you are worried that the exchange may not be to your liking, then you'll have to make the call whether to spend or not. For the most part we are posting this blog to give you enough time to make that call for yourself.
Right. So Gamble or take the sure thing we're not going to give you **** after we said we'd tell you.

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- Due to the fact that some players have enough items being converted to max out the new system, we chose to withhold the conversion crate until the character hits tier 5 in Omega for a few reasons. We wanted player to have the choice at each tier how to spend their resources. We wanted players to be able to make choices about which captain power they want at each tier. We wanted to retain player's purchasing power by holding back the converted items until they can be spent on the Gear Sets. This prevents players from spending the resources they'd saved up for Omega Gear Sets on something else without realizing it.
Good in theory bad in practice. You force everyone to grind yet AGAIN. Set bonuses aint worth this. The captain powers will have to be borderline game breaking to be worth this.

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- The time involved to rank up the Omega Fleet Rep will require a few months of projects, but the resources required should be easily obtainable within limits of standard game play. It also allows us to introduce the Reputation system without an entire subset of the game population skipping it via auto-completion - which isn't fun or in the nature of the design. This is about rebooting how the STFs should have worked in the first place, while giving players the purchasing power to be in similar footing when they finish it.
What's a few? Three? Five? SIX? This is straight up manditory grinding that will ignore the chosen few who got their lucky drops and the thousands if not tens of thousands like myself who've run over 100+ STF's and have gotten DOG ****!

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- There is a subset of players who will have one or two pieces that now have two choices. A) they have until early November to try to get the remaining pieces. B) wait until after Season 7 releases, and then level up the Omega Fleet and have a much clearer and easier path to getting the gear they are missing. Once again, we do not want some players "Skipping" the new Reputation system by getting a free pass because of the STF's they've run. Players will get a conversion crate, but we want all players to make choices at each tier about which powers they select.
You left out a choice. Uninstallation. This system as you call it is nothing more than a barbed wire baseball bat up some place it should never go. I'm approaching the silver star medal i know more than a few who've done that too. 150+ STF's completed not attempted COMPLETED. Your words are cute but the point is simple. The time a player has already invested means very little to you or to PWE. This is a straight up slap in the face. I'm pretty damned sure what my choice is going to be if changes arent made. And the fact you're willing to couch it in these terms shows how little the devs or PWE respect this playerbase and by extension the FANBASE of this series. I barely tolerated the temporal lockbox debacle from a storyline standpoint because you could actually make it work based on how it was written. I love the space dogfighting but that isnt enough to keep me in this game nowhere close. Not when things like this occur. This conversion rate everyone was saving their stuff for was in prediction of not having to GRIND for even MORE. You have Big things being added that WILL take away from a players time and force a player to make HUGE decisions, decisions that will lead to massive chaos within fleets. Forcing a player to choose between fleet advancement and their own advancement is WRONG For the time and effort they want to put into this Piece of **** this game is becoming.

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- yes you will be able to earn Omega marks from other non-stf Borg missions such as the ones on Defera, Red Alerts, and perhaps even some of the Borg episodes and DOFF missions, so STFs will not be the only way to increase Omega rep.
Interesting decision, doesnt change the above. Not even close.