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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 366
I do not play STO anymore (left with S7), but I'm observing the forums, changes and so in case PvP get fixed and I can return. Yeah, it's 2012 and worlds end is coming.

Anyway.

How do you think: how long will a new player (join in S7) stay in PvP?

Cause I think that the usual "I got facerolled" stuff will get even worse. And there will be no way to easily fix it. Not everyone is STO version of Udet, and for the mediocre player the saving comes in balancing their builds. And I have hard time imagining a new, post S7 player being able to get all he needs: sets, DOFFs, new passives in decent time without turning STO into full time job.

Learn to play wont be enough cause new players will have to fight in regular ships (or even C-Store) without sets and no blue/purple DOFFs. Or work (won't call it play) for LONG time PvE to get them. No passives for them too.

The grind to get those will be immense, and if someone decides that he don't want to be a fleeter - he is a looser by default. He will NEVER be able to compete in PvP against anyone else then post-S7 PUGer.

So, a newb comes to FvF PvP in his T5 Defiant, but running only stuff he could buy on exchange or with dilithium from vendors. No set for him, no purple DOFFs (fresh T5 will be lucky if he gets some blues). No passives, not able to grind them. He meets a guy from season 5, also in T5 Defiant. BUT the other guy has also passives, a set and nice purple mainly DOFFs.

How long will it take for him to return to PvE or even uninstall STO if he decides that endless grind is not fun?

For me - I doubt PvP will get any new players in season 7 (or anymore to say the truth). Only AFKers searching for dillithium.

Last edited by zarathos1978; 11-18-2012 at 01:59 AM.