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# 21
05-21-2013, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by naz4 View Post
Elachi? whats that?
The Elachi are ridiculus! http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=682331

That thread both made me laugh and make me /facepalm about the future of STO.

The Elachi are a fun NPC. They crossheal, they jump all over the place, they drop shields, they spam boarding parties, they ooze VM, and all sorts of fun things. It's just way too much for Joe Casual PvE to handle...
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Maal, Klingon, Mogh - Vegar, Orion, Marauder - R'ebel, Romulan, Haakona
Kopor, Nausicaan, Guramba - Nivuh, Ferasan, B'rel - Venit, Lethean, M.Qin
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# 22
05-21-2013, 11:12 AM
Hoped there would be something new for PvP with the upcoming of LoR. New maps, new kinds of PvP....


Nothing at all!

Some new traits...rather useless.
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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 23
05-21-2013, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by naz4 View Post
Look on the swing side, new PvP fleets have emerged. Where there is a ying, there is a yang, right? Old gives way to new and what not. Alpha Zero, Inner Circle, House of Beautiful Orions (love em or hate em, still good PvP fleet), and who can't forget, TRPH.
No doubt I have made a handful of new friends the last little while. Some great players have emerged the last while that have all come on board post f2p.

I am not convinced that Cryptic can continue to attract new pvp players forever though. I do hope they start following through on planned/promised changes to pvp. The type of players we all like to compete with and against have had lots of issues with that end of the game for 3 years now. I know for myself I don't really care enough anymore to honestly get to upset about it. I PvE almost all the time now. I do the occasional PvP when someone asks me to join them, I guess when someone needs a ringer for a match or so. I can still believe that. lol

Whats frustrating about LOR for me... is I know I do have some old friends planning to come back... and I know the stuff that they left over 1-2 years ago is still here in full effect. I don't see it going well.
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# 24
05-21-2013, 11:23 AM
Enough of the <insert fleet> sucks, most dont care and dgaf.

What pisses me off is that the server isnt up yet, and its way over scheuded time.

Gimme my romies!!!!!!!!!
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# 25
05-21-2013, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by devorasx View Post
Enough of the <insert fleet> sucks, most dont care and dgaf.
Before the server went down, there was actually somebody from a fleet camping the KDF spawn that was recruiting in zone chat while doing it...

...can I say they suck?

I mean, admittedly I laughed at the time...even joked about it in zone...nearly wet myself when they asked in zone if I wanted to join (they didn't notice I was one of the two folks they were camping at the spawn...how...I mean...how is that even possible?)...

...there are so many bad fleets out there that you see in the queues or Ker'rat.

Can we make fun of them?
Willard the Rat, Reman, F.T'varo - Rave, J.Trill, Kar'Fi - Mysk, Gorn, Varanus
Maal, Klingon, Mogh - Vegar, Orion, Marauder - R'ebel, Romulan, Haakona
Kopor, Nausicaan, Guramba - Nivuh, Ferasan, B'rel - Venit, Lethean, M.Qin
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# 26
05-21-2013, 11:37 AM
If it were up to me I would:

1] Make queues cross-faction
2] Allow you to queue for one and only one match at a time (improve efficiency of queues)
3] Have separate queues for 'anything goes' and 'all CStore/lockbox/lobi/P2W stuff disabled' matches.
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# 27
05-21-2013, 11:39 AM
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We can all list a ton of good friends of the top of our head that will not return.
It was probably the saddest moment in the game for me when Pjokk surprisingly returned and the answer to each and every question he asked was something like "it's from a lockbox" / "it's a c-store console" / "you'll get it after a month of reputation grinding" / "yes, shield resist are >50% on average now". He left again soon.



I have never been a truly top notch escort pilot and probably never will be. I'm not good enough to do this oneshot alpha stuff that is required these days (and I'm too lazy to get all the necessary boffs/items to buff my crith/d beyond good and evil).

I liked DPS cruisers (tac and sci) and have always been a big fan of pressure damage setups, but that's dead and there is no indication that it will ever return. Too much of the game is now about the "pistol duel"-style combat and not the tug-of-war that I used to love. The game has too much damage (fairly reliable oneshots by the top escorts pilots even against carrier-strength targets) and too much healing/resist (the death of pressure) at the same time. The skill requirements for good players have gone up (super alpha escorts) and down at the same time (SNBing and attack runs don't require good piloting anymore, only a jump console).

In PVE, you see on average negative resist on the targets because of APB/FOMM/Scan. In PVP we have to deal with >50% average resist. The 40s GravPulse still hasn't been adressed. Warp plasma still doesn't show up correctly. Balancing is now done by people that don't even know how the cooldowns on EPtX work. There really is no hope that this will ever get better.

If one encounters a new setup that one cannot beat, one usually can't say "we'll retrain some boffs and be back in a couple of minutes" anymore. Now it's "we'll have to get several new lockbox ships and items and reputation on some toons, see you in a couple of months". The low gear threshold was one of STO's greatest strengths, "Get to level cap, grab a good shield and otherwise white items, and you are ready for competitive pvp". That's entirely gone now.

Prior to F2P, I probably would have preordered the expansion and taken a few days off to level a new toon. Now I'm not even sure I will start a romulan character at all.

But I guess most of all, I miss Era. If it hadn't been for him, I probably would have quit back in December 2010 after evilhippo and snide had left (because of RL reasons) and SVK collapsed.

STO had so much potential. Cryptic not only failed to improve the pvp game, they actively made it worse. As Kirk said: "I've never trusted Cryptic, and I never will. I can never forgive them for the death of my toy." - but I have a lifetime sub, so I will complain and demand the return of the good old times until they shut down the servers.
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# 28
05-21-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post
Before the server went down, there was actually somebody from a fleet camping the KDF spawn that was recruiting in zone chat while doing it...

...can I say they suck?

I mean, admittedly I laughed at the time...even joked about it in zone...nearly wet myself when they asked in zone if I wanted to join (they didn't notice I was one of the two folks they were camping at the spawn...how...I mean...how is that even possible?)...

...there are so many bad fleets out there that you see in the queues or Ker'rat.

Can we make fun of them?
You do as you please, but those folks are obvious...

And what Hilbert said in his last post, agree to the last full stop.
Co-founder of The Spanish Inquisition TSI - Cause no one expects it!

PaxOttomana: gawd mirror event is like fighting a tsi premade, they keep comin and comin!

Last edited by devorasx; 05-21-2013 at 11:51 AM.
Captain
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# 29
05-21-2013, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by naz4 View Post
Look on the swing side, new PvP fleets have emerged. Where there is a ying, there is a yang, right? Old gives way to new and what not. Alpha Zero, Inner Circle, House of Beautiful Orions (love em or hate em, still good PvP fleet), and who can't forget, TRPH.
Its simply the old and the new generation. Some old gen players can apparently evolve. I haven't been in Season 1-2 so i guess im not so old of a player i guess. But overall the changes from 1 2 and 3 werent so significant under Atari anyway lol.

Last edited by darkfader1988; 05-21-2013 at 11:53 AM.
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# 30
05-21-2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by naz4 View Post
Look on the swing side, new PvP fleets have emerged. Where there is a ying, there is a yang, right? Old gives way to new and what not. Alpha Zero, Inner Circle, House of Beautiful Orions (love em or hate em, still good PvP fleet), and who can't forget, TRPH.
Its simply the old and the new generation. Some old gen players can apparently evolve. I havebt been in Season 1-2 so i guess im not so old of a player i guess. But overall the changes from 1 2 and 3 werent so significant under atari anyway lol. The same thing will be said about us 2 years from now, and so on and so on. about the 3rd and 4th gen if they are even able to exist asssuming STO's servers still run then haha.

I wasnt trying to make TSI look bad or anything, not my intention at all.

I just think alot of our opinions are purely subjective and has been driven either one or another direction and further evolved our opinions that way. I dont think anyone is always right or wrong about things.

Last edited by darkfader1988; 05-21-2013 at 11:58 AM.
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