Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 9
While I have only played a few of the new missions on Normal, the rate of rewarding marks seems low compared to the amount you need for each tier to unlock. I got 24 Romulan marks for one mission - I would have to play it another 208 times to unlock Tier I rewards. In the old system you got salvage and encrypted data chips which let you buy rewards much sooner, although they were probably a lesser quality.
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 313
# 2
11-03-2012, 06:31 AM
I'm with you. And add to that the fact that since I never got lucky in any of the ground STF I never got any of the Eilite stuff and therefore have never unlocked the Elite Honour Guard costume. So this means that I will have to grind Borg first. Really annoying.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 91
# 3
11-03-2012, 08:15 AM
Only did 1 Romulan team mission so far (azure rescue) and got 13 romulan marks. Seeing as how you're limited to USING only 26 marks every 40 hours with the initial missions, you've only got to run 1-2 per day before you're just accumulating marks you can't use. Don't see how that's too slow a rate, personally. The bigger problem is the zero Omega marks I got for running the Hive Space, but that's a clear bug
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,625
# 4
11-03-2012, 09:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by clearbeard View Post
Only did 1 Romulan team mission so far (azure rescue) and got 13 romulan marks. Seeing as how you're limited to USING only 26 marks every 40 hours with the initial missions, you've only got to run 1-2 per day before you're just accumulating marks you can't use. Don't see how that's too slow a rate, personally. The bigger problem is the zero Omega marks I got for running the Hive Space, but that's a clear bug
Yeah, I've built a huge backlog of both marks approaching tier 2 with all the one-time store unlocks done. The two day gating on everything makes grinding pretty pointless except to build a backlog, one round of patrols and the four main dailies on New Romulus and you've more than filled both slots.
Career Officer
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 114
# 5
11-03-2012, 10:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hevach View Post
Yeah, I've built a huge backlog of both marks approaching tier 2 with all the one-time store unlocks done. The two day gating on everything makes grinding pretty pointless except to build a backlog, one round of patrols and the four main dailies on New Romulus and you've more than filled both slots.
Not everyone likes to "Grind Dailies". they often hate the ground combat in STO. Thta was never a issue as even with the grindage changes to everything, you still had STF"s do do if that was your thing.

It seems we are being steered to what little content that we get, whether it is fun or not. Personally, while i like the new Romulus ground map, i can not stand the ground mechanics in this game so i could always get what i need from STF's. I also detest so called "Dailies", lets face it, they are more like "1000" time required missions
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 635
# 6
11-03-2012, 11:25 AM
Well it's too early to tell for me since I haven't unlocked anything (they really should have lowered or eliminated the timers on tribble projects), but one STF was more than enough to start the first two projects and I did the next 2 STFs for fun before having to go to sleep and have a hundred marks. I imagine the higher tiers will require a few dozen STFs, but that's not really a problem for me since I play STFs because I enjoy them.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:54 AM.