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# 1 Events Calendar Proposal
09-12-2012, 12:47 PM
I'd hope that Branflakes might have a peek in here and add these ideas to his often ignored list of feedback that he points the Devs to.

I have my own ideas, and I would love to get some from the rest of the community.

As it stands, the events calendar is sorely lacking in diversity. We have fleet mark events three times per day, which is not a bad thing, but it comes and the expense of old stand-bys such as Tour. We also have several events that are, frankly, less than useful once you hit level 50. The Officer Reports event, the Path/Lore event, etc. The extra points go to boffs/Expertise, and the extra data chip is often just something else you already have. But these events can be useful for newbies. What I would suggest is some consolidation across the board.

We have an 'Academy Event.' Silly, tedious running around game, but it's one of the first Dilithium rewards that you have access to. I propose that the Lore/Path mission be blended into this. You're already at your respective academies if you're going to be doing the scanning mission, and if you're not, you beam down, get your chips, and leave. That's an extra spot or two on the daily rotation that's open for something else.

The Vault Event. Listening to Obisek ramble about Reman independence in that sexy voice is sure to make everyone's knees week, but once you have the Reman set or get fed up, it becomes another useless spot in the rotation. Defera is open all the time now, as is Nukara and The Vault. I propose that you add a bonus to all three; the datalogs for the Vault, and a small Dilithium reward to the missions in the other two. And I do mean small. On the order of maybe 50-100 per mission, scaling for Easy, Medium, Hard. Give us a reason to play Defera again, and an extra one to enjoy Nukara, since the marks rewards are otherwise lacking. That makes this spot in the daily even more useful.

Multiphasic and Crafting should probably be combined, in my estimation. One or the other; they each happen less often than they used to anyway, and this would give everyone a bit more access if you simply left each 'spot' in, but made the event for both.

Officer Reports bonus event. The only bonus that I ever saw from this is in skill points, and once you hit 50, they just pile into your endless pool of 'Expertise.' Combine this with the Academy event, or get rid of it.

Also, we have the Big Calendar. It used to have Defera, but since Defera is on all the time, it's back to just being the weekly STF bonus. How about we add a CXP bonus day, once per week/every couple weeks, along the lines of a mini Duty Officer weekend? Give everyone a 5% CXP bonus or something for that 24 hour period? You have a whole month of days, and the only thing on it is STF bonus days. Sad, really, and a total waste. You could add mini-replay days, in addition to the replay weekends. Add smaller hidden rewards along the lines of the Lobi crystals, and run them for one day at a time. Stick a special rare doff or something on one of the missions. Anything to make replay more fun, while not overshadowing the replay weekend.
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# 2
09-12-2012, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by mattimeo97 View Post
We also have several events that are, frankly, less than useful once you hit level 50. The Officer Reports event...
The Officer Reports event is far from useless. It's a quick and easy way to earn 1440 raw dilithium and 50 Fleet Marks, both of which are highly relevant to level 50 characters.

On the other hand, it's been months since I last did a galaxy Tour. 1 million EC for an hour's work is great for noob players, but I make more than that per hour from speculating on the Exchange. Still, for the sake of EC-poor players, it would be useful to have the Tour on the schedule more than just once a day.
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# 3
09-12-2012, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by awolfe59 View Post
The Officer Reports event is far from useless. It's a quick and easy way to earn 1440 raw dilithium and 50 Fleet Marks, both of which are highly relevant to level 50 characters.

On the other hand, it's been months since I last did a galaxy Tour. 1 million EC for an hour's work is great for noob players, but I make more than that per hour from speculating on the Exchange. Still, for the sake of EC-poor players, it would be useful to have the Tour on the schedule more than just once a day.
Firstly, that's not the Officer Reports event. That's the Investigate Officer Reports mission. They're separate. One is useless, one is not.

And if you're only making 1mil per hour from Tour, you're doing it wrong.
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# 4
09-12-2012, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mattimeo97 View Post
Firstly, that's not the Officer Reports event. That's the Investigate Officer Reports mission. They're separate. One is useless, one is not.
The event is how you get the dilithium and Fleet Mark rewards from doing the mission. Without the event the Investigate Officer Reports missions are just a means to rack up accolade points. Without the event you don't get the rewards. It sounds like you don't understand how the event works. The mission and the event go hand in hand.
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# 5
09-12-2012, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by awolfe59 View Post
The event is how you get the dilithium and Fleet Mark rewards from doing the mission. Without the event the Investigate Officer Reports missions are just a means to rack up accolade points. Without the event you don't get the rewards. It sounds like you don't understand how the event works. The mission and the event go hand in hand.
Um, no.

You get the dilithium reward and the fleet marks no matter what time of day you do Investigate Officer Reports.

The event merely bumps the Skill Points and Expertise rewarded.
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# 6
10-21-2012, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mattimeo97 View Post
Um, no.

You get the dilithium reward and the fleet marks no matter what time of day you do Investigate Officer Reports.

The event merely bumps the Skill Points and Expertise rewarded.
This is true. I have never paid attention to the skill points and expertise, because I don't care about them, but you always get the dil and fleetmarks if you forgo the event.
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