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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 757
# 1 Grindhouse
05-27-2013, 07:12 AM
After a couple days of grinding through mindless PvE, I'm finally at 50 with my Romulan.

Woo, right? Noooope.

Now I've got to sit through the same old STFs I've done literally hundreds upon hundreds of times before, spam Acamar for Romulan Marks til my fingers fall off, and drag myself through more mind-numbingly boring PvE encounters for Nukara Marks before I can finally get the gear/rep I need.

Devs, this whole grind situation is out of control. It just forces us to do the same thing over and over and over and over again. It's ridiculous. We need new and better ways to get through this whole Reputation system you've forced on us.

There's little parity amongst the Reputations themselves - I can fly through Infected Elite in ~10 minutes and get enough Omega Marks for 2 days worth of missions. But it takes WAY longer to get the same amount of Romulan Marks, meaning I've got to sit there and spacebar smash my way through those even longer.
The first we heard of getting new PvP maps "soon" was in August of 2010. We're consistently told something will be coming with the "next" update. Absolutely nothing has come to PvP since launch.

I think it's finally time Cryptic stopped stringing us along, don't you?
Captain
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2,162
# 2
05-27-2013, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by praxi5 View Post
After a couple days of grinding through mindless PvE, I'm finally at 50 with my Romulan.

Woo, right? Noooope.

Now I've got to sit through the same old STFs I've done literally hundreds upon hundreds of times before, spam Acamar for Romulan Marks til my fingers fall off, and drag myself through more mind-numbingly boring PvE encounters for Nukara Marks before I can finally get the gear/rep I need.

Devs, this whole grind situation is out of control. It just forces us to do the same thing over and over and over and over again. It's ridiculous. We need new and better ways to get through this whole Reputation system you've forced on us.

There's little parity amongst the Reputations themselves - I can fly through Infected Elite in ~10 minutes and get enough Omega Marks for 2 days worth of missions. But it takes WAY longer to get the same amount of Romulan Marks, meaning I've got to sit there and spacebar smash my way through those even longer.
I am hoping in season 9 we get an Iconion Rep system - I like even numbers - 4 rep systems seems right.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 150
# 3
05-27-2013, 07:33 AM
*Preface* I am more of a Romulan fan than a Star Trek fan. The RSE in STO was one of my primary desires for the game. */Preface*

This is why I have long argued against going back and filling out the KDF's leveling content. Adding a dozen more missions that are played once, the first week they are out, and virtually never touched again, does nothing for the game over all. Without engaging and compelling content to keep the player logging in, those missions become completely pointless.

I would have preferred a bug and quality of life improvement season before the Romulans were added.
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