Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 1 Cure Elite Space
02-09-2012, 08:56 PM
How many people read the forums we'll probably never know. But if this reaches 10% of the people who play the game I'll be happy.

Here's my message concerning Cure Elite space missions on the STF's;

DO NOT KILL THE CUBES!

You might have played the Cure on normal once or twice and won so you 'know' how it's done but this is not Cure normal. It is Cure ELITE!!! It is not the same.

If you kill the cubes too early then wave after wave of big mean ugly raptors come out and even a good team could seldom if ever keep them away from the Kang.

There are dozens upon dozens of threads in the forums about how to win the Cure Elite. So please find one and read it. There are many videos on YouTube about winnling the Cure Elte. So please find one and watch it.

Now chances are that if you read the forums, you probably do know how to do a Cure on Elite. So when you do one and try to 'tutor' the noobes remember these immortal words. "Aaaaarrrrggggg."

When you ask them to not kill the cubes, good luck. Because it's going to fall on deaf ears.

Enjoy
Lt. Commander
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# 2 Part 2, Cure Elite
02-09-2012, 09:13 PM
Here's just another hint that I haven't seen much about.

LEARN TO USE YOUR SPARE PARTS!

You should have have major, minor and critical repair parts in your inventory. USE THEM while doing Elite STF's. Elites are HARD on your ship. They will fill the broken ship accolades quick and easy.

Use every chance you get to check your ships damage and FIX IT.

I've seen ship after ship that was held together with a thread trying to do the Cure Elite. Then they wonder why they are being repeatedly killed with one shot from a raptor.

Using the spare parts is almost CRITICAL for successful Elite missions.
Lt. Commander
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# 3 Part 3, Cure Elite.
02-09-2012, 09:25 PM
This is becoming a bit of a Pet Peave.

If you are going to do an Elite. PLEASE don't go in there with a different type of beam or cannon in each slot. Technicolor beams might be pretty and flashy but they do VERY LITTLE damage. Don't mix and match your beam or cannon types. You are shooting your DPS in the foot. If you go into Karrat or a PvP like that the klinks will just say thanks for the quick easy kill.

Use one type of beam or cannon. Polaron, Antiproton, Phaser, Disruptor, it doesn't matter. Just use one type and you can max out the DPS for that weapon using the consoles and other buffs.

If you are using multible beams or cannons, mouse over the weapon in the skills tray and check the DPS. Then install all the same weapon, 3 or 4 consoles to match that weapon and mouse over. You will be suprised at the difference.

That's not saying you can mix beams WITH cannons, it's just mixing the TYPE of beams or cannon that make a difference.
Lt. Commander
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# 4 Part 4, Cure Elite
02-10-2012, 10:22 AM
What I hear when trying to keep noobes from killing the cubes? (Hey! That rhymes!)

1. Why?
Because this isn't a normal Cure! It is Different. Waves of big ugly mean nasty raptors will spawn from the other cubes and kill us all!

And they kill the cube anyhow.

2. But we have to kill the cubes!
NO, This isn't a normal Cure! It is different. Waves of big ugly mean nasty raptors will spawn from the other cubes and kill us all!

And they kill the cube anyhow.

3. But the mission discription says to kill the cubes.
NO, This isn't a normal Cure! It is different. Waves of big ugly mean nasty raptors will spawn from the other cubes and kill us all!

And they kill the cube anyhow.

4. If we kill the cubes the raptors will stop coming.
NO, This isn't a normal Cure! It is different. Waves of big ugly mean nasty raptors will spawn from the other cubes and kill us all!

And they kill the cube anyhow.

5. I've done this before.
Fine, kill the cubes. Waves of big ugly mean nasty raptors will spawn from the other cubes and kill us all!

So they kill the cube.

6. Your wrong.
Fine, kill the cubes. Waves of big ugly mean nasty raptors will spawn from the other cubes and kill us all!

So they kill the cube.

7. I have a shiny new Oddesy. I can handle it.
Fine, kill the cubes. Waves of big ugly mean nasty raptors will spawn from the other cubes and kill us all!

As his Oddesy goes boom.



I could go on and on.

Finally I will say, "READ THE FORUMS concerning the Cure Elite."

The common responce will be, "The forums are out of date." or "Nobody there knows anything." or "Forums?" or most commonly, "Read?"

And so we continue to lose the Cure Elite, the easiest of the Elite space missions.

One final thought on this part of the rant, Have you guys ever noticed that the person who kills the cube is the first to leave after the Kang dies?
Lt. Commander
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# 5 Part 5, Cure Elite
02-10-2012, 03:21 PM
Even the good teams fail.

I've only done the Cure Elite about 40 times. Of those I've only seen 1 win. I've never seen an Optional win. Of the 40 only half a dozen were close. Of those half dozen, it's always been because someone kills a cube before the others were down to 10%. Usually the other two cubes are setting at 50% or higher. There's no way to kill them quick enough after the first cube dies.

So, there's one thing that seems lacking.

COMMUNICATION!!!!!

Announce when the you're cubes nodes are dead.

Announce when your cube is at 10%.

STOP SHOOTING when the cube hits 10%.

Announce when you need help at the Kang.

Communicate with the other players in the PuG.

It's all about communication!!!!

But unfortunatly, there is always one noobe with his or her chat screen turned off.

All you can do is try.
Lt. Commander
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# 6 Part 6, Cure Elite
02-10-2012, 03:32 PM
Protect the Kang!

There are 5 ships in the Pug.

One of those ships, sometimes two, will be protecting the Kang.

The protectors need high DPS and heal abilities.

The rest of the group is out busy killing and being killed.

So the rest of you out there that are killing and being killed should be LOOKING OVER YOUR SHOULDER AT THE KANG!

If you see the protectors may be getting into trouble, break combat and help them.

It doesn't do ANY GOOD if the Kang dies because one of the protectors is using technicolor beams. Fly back and help!!!! I cannot express that more.

And HEAL the Kang EVERY chance you get. Even if the Kang is at 99%, throw it a heal. A 100% healthy Kang stands a better chance of survival than an 90% healthy Kang. Especially if you are trying to fight off the big ugly mean monster raptors that pop out when someone blows up a cube too early.
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