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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 423
# 46
11-11-2012, 07:15 PM
Originally Posted by nithanath View Post
That's why I like PUGs. They bring the variety and excitement into a game that is becoming more and more boring because every update brings more grinding and repeating the same easy missions for fleet (omega, romulan, ...) marks.

Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
You know, if you really wanted the optional for any STF, I would recommend the PublicEliteSTF channel. Players there are usually not incompetent, and many of them are actually quite good. You will also find many players (like myself) who have all the optionals and know how to get them. And there is usually decent communication beforehand and planning, so more often then not, you will have smooth runs that get the optional.

There is something to be said for the unpredictability of PUGs. You learn things. Like just recently, in a fouled up round of KASE, I learned my engie can tank 2 cubes and do probes. I never would have thought to try that. Or I can be the hero, using the raw DPS of my Tac operated Raptor to save the day after yet another player shoots his wad (and a cube) early in CSE.

However, frustration levels peaked today after a noobathon run of really bad ESTFs. So, I finally connected with the PublicEliteSTF channel. Wow, what a difference. As exciting as PUGs can be, it was also a nice relaxing change to KNOW no one is blowing a cube before it's time. And to KNOW everyone will follow the 10% rule. And to KNOW that Donatra will not take 20 minutes to kill, because someone thinks EWP is cool.

I'm not going to say I'll never PUG again, but I will be a regular on the PublicEliteSTF channel from now on.