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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 1 S7, Omega Rep and new toons
11-16-2012, 05:23 AM
Now this is, shall we say, interesting...

I have a KDF Sci that I've been slowly working on during my days off, and just levelled to 44 after the season 7 update...

Comparing her "entrance" into Omega Force in S7 to the toons I got into Omega Force back in seasons 5/6, things are a lot different...

I still got the popup for D'Vak telling me I now "qualify" for Omega Force, and to see him at my convenience. However, that mission now "auto resolves" and I have no distinct reason to visit him.

I visited him anyway. He told me everything he used to (the reasons for Omega Force, etc.), but he did not tell me anything about visiting Roxy or about getting my "complimentary" Mk X [Borg] weapon.

Roxy tells me nothing but that the store has moved into the reputation system. A system that I will not unlock till L 50...

S7 yanked my "free" Mk X weapon for getting to Omega Force...

Okay, that got me thinking. What else did I "lose" for not rushing her to STFs in Season 6?

Well, I lost access to the Retro Borg set - so no more "accelerated speed" till days after I hit 50, and even then, I have to complete 2 sets of "reputation" missions and the unlock/creation missions - where I could have had Retro Borg in 7.5-15 STFs in the old days...

I took a long look at the Omega Rep unlock scheme, I didn't see any of the space weapons, but lots of assault rifles, pistols, sets, etc.

Gone is my "easy" way to having a coordinated set of Mk X / XI "blue" space weapons (since [Borg] modifier is what converts it into purples and it doesn't work anywhere else but STFs / Borg space). Gone is my ability to move faster in sector space until I get Quantum Slipstream - as I unlock that at the same time I now unlock access to the assimilated Borg set. Gone is my assimilated console from visiting Undine space, now, it's a construction project. Yep, endgame doesn't phase in as of 44, it's hard-capped at 50. Only reason to run STFs before then, even normal ones, except to stockpile marks for when I finally hit 50.

Was this intentional? Or just an unpleasant side effect of the reputation system. I'll just keep her out of STFs until I've seen how the Reputation store works and I mirror her, on days off, to 50...
50: S'Leth/Eurthyr/S. Dareau/Ardrian/Krudge/Annlova Not: Jadja
Still at it. CBS "restrictions" fell by wayside with freebie Breen. Time to re-examine ENT and ToS at tier 5, repurpose the Connie into Sci and rebuild an Akira escort into the "NX". 6 "eras", spread evenly over all the classes...