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# 1 Superior Romulan Op
01-27-2014, 09:30 AM
Just got my rom alt to 50 and I've started looking for these. A quick search of the exchange didn't turn up any.

As a romulan where do you get the boffs with superior op?
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# 2
01-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Um... randomly. Yeah, they're expensive because they're hard to find. Keep checking personal whenever you're in tau dewa, and the Romulan social zones, you might see an assignment to recruit them from there.

Also... did you check the boffs you get from level up to see if one of those might have it? It can happen, if rarely.
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Last edited by markhawkman; 01-27-2014 at 09:34 AM.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
01-27-2014, 09:34 AM
I got some from leveling, some from the doff mission to recruit them but its rare and getting a superior op more rare. Most of mine I bought off the exchange, search for "romulan" and rare, then very rare under bridge officer category.
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# 4 Romulan Rep & Marks
01-27-2014, 11:22 AM
Why can you get Omega and Nukara Marks fairly quickly if you are willing to grind them out, but the Romulan Marks seem to take forever. I have yet to find a way to pick up as many Romulan Marks in the same amount of time as I can either the OM's or NM's. Why STO Why??? Isn't there a way to boost this up like doing something similar as Nukara Prime Missions. Takes a while to go throught it, but the reward is worth it. Please help with this one Cryptic.
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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 5
01-27-2014, 02:45 PM
when searching, just simply type in Romulan Engineer/Science/Tactical. This superior operative can appear on rare or very rare (blue and purple quality), Boffs.

Just a warning however, the rare ones tend to go for 6-8 million EC, while the Very rare tend to be 11 Million and up for Superior Romulan Operative. Also note that as usual, Females go for more than the Males.

My best advice I could say, is if you are not actively playing your Romulan, or when you do log off for the night or session, park them at New Romulas command. This will increase your odds of finding that rare Doff Mission when you log back in, as it tends to show up when you log in their rather then when you zone in to the zone. If you have other romulan characters, by all means park them their when not in use, and check them every 4-5 hours if possible, basically when the zone doff missions reset.

I tried this and was lucky enough to get an engineer and tactical from doff missions as I leveled up my Reman, and got one engineer with the trait from the free Boffs they rewarded me as I leveled. Sadly I had to spend 11-12 million EC a piece to get my female science Boffs with it.


That being said, the investment can be worth it if you really want a high crit Build. My Reman currently sits at a 20.5% crit chance with 5 Boffs with Superior Operative, 2.5% base, 3% from romulan rep, 3% from the dyson space gear set bonus (proton beam-cannon/consol/gravimetric torpedo). I can't recall where I got the other 2.5% from, might be another console as i don't have fleet tactical consoles yet on my science ship.

As for the Romulan marks, best thing I could suggest is doing the Epoh stuff on new romulus. It might take you a week and a half for that first epoh to get to eldar, but once you get one to eldar, you can turn it in for 400 romulan marks. You basically have to spend 2 days getting the carrots from tagging epohs, then do a doff mission in to turn that into a tag. This will get you 1-3 of these little tag things depending if they crit the mission. Once you have 5 tags, you can buy an epoh, then talk to one of the romulans around their to do a Doff mission to raise the Epoh. This raising process has to go from child to adult to eldar, so will take 3 days alone to raise one. Each Epoh will give you 10/100/200/400 marks depending on if they are cubs, teenager, adult and eldar basically. Do this and at least get enough marks to keep the rep rolling, and eventually you will have alot more marks to do stuff. still not as easy as the others but still easier to do the epohs than not do the epoh stuff.

Last edited by mcherub; 01-27-2014 at 02:49 PM.
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# 6
01-27-2014, 03:08 PM
I'm about to kill the Romulan BOff market, but I feel like being a douchebag, so here goes.

Easiest way to get SRO BOffs:

Make an alt throwaway tac Romulan/reman. Level it up to level 45. ONLY PICK THE BOFFs WITH SRO AS YOU LEVEL UP. After you get each BOff with SRO, DO NOT USE IT. Leave it in your officer candidate list and instead use faction based BOffs (IE humans, andorians, blah blah blah for feds, Klingons, orions gorn, nausicaan as KDF). After you hit level 45, look through your officer candidates. Each BOff with SRO, MAIL IT TO YOURSELF. Then distribute as needed throughout your main toons. Delete character. Rinse and repeat as many times as needed.

What does this do for you? Yes, you have to spend a week leveling a toon each time, but that week will guarantee you getting BOffs with SRO (they start appearing on the level 25 free BOff, and appear pretty consistently after that), save you the stress of looking for the DOff mission, and also will save you MILLIONS OF EC. As for you guys selling them on the exchange? Sorry. Not really.

As for the Mark thread hijack? Azure Nebula, Mine Enemy, The Vault: Ensnared and Tau Dewa Daily: Sector Patrol for Romulan Marks. And for Nukara marks? Run around on Nukara prime doing stuff. I picked up 300 marks in an hour easily.
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Tired of Wasting EC and Time trying to get Superior Romulan Operative BOffs? Here's a cheap and easy way to get them, with an almost 100% chance of success.
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# 7
01-27-2014, 03:28 PM
The other trick is to look at green boffs with just regular Operative. Yes the bonus is smaller, +1.5% instead of +2%. With 4 of them on your ship thats a full CrtH mod worth of difference. However, you get the same defense bonus from Subterfuge whether green or purple, and you can equp your entire ship for the cost of a single Superior. Depending on your budget, its a handy alternative.
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# 8
01-27-2014, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by reginamala78 View Post
The other trick is to look at green boffs with just regular Operative. Yes the bonus is smaller, +1.5% instead of +2%. With 4 of them on your ship thats a full CrtH mod worth of difference. However, you get the same defense bonus from Subterfuge whether green or purple, and you can equp your entire ship for the cost of a single Superior. Depending on your budget, its a handy alternative.
I like my method better =P
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
Tired of Wasting EC and Time trying to get Superior Romulan Operative BOffs? Here's a cheap and easy way to get them, with an almost 100% chance of success.
Why the Devs can't make PvE content harder.
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# 9
01-27-2014, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
I'm about to kill the Romulan BOff market, but I feel like being a douchebag, so here goes.

Easiest way to get SRO BOffs:

Make an alt throwaway tac Romulan/reman. Level it up to level 45. ONLY PICK THE BOFFs WITH SRO AS YOU LEVEL UP. After you get each BOff with SRO, DO NOT USE IT. Leave it in your officer candidate list and instead use faction based BOffs (IE humans, andorians, blah blah blah for feds, Klingons, orions gorn, nausicaan as KDF). After you hit level 45, look through your officer candidates. Each BOff with SRO, MAIL IT TO YOURSELF. Then distribute as needed throughout your main toons. Delete character. Rinse and repeat as many times as needed.
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I tried that once myself and didn't mention it only because I felt it wasn't an effective use of time and I level pretty fast. Seems like most of the time you get 2 or 3 boffs that way but easier to just spend less time farming the EC.
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# 10
01-27-2014, 07:45 PM
Would this be a good place to say that I got offered 3 different BoFF's as a Rom mission reward, and that all three had Super Op trait ... (And yep, I picked the ones female, even though I didn't really need any other Engi BoFFs) So been "farming" myself, just didn't want to say it. so that Cryptic doesn't nerf it to death!

What's most laughable is that Rom BoFF's are ALL priced high on the exchange because the "sheep" don't actually know why everyone wants them ... You can actually pick up better Dil BoFF's (and randomly get the Super Op trait if you're persistent"

But hey, I'm making a fair bit of EC from selling every Rom BoFF I get, regardless of stats or traits, so ...

Last edited by bendalek; 01-27-2014 at 07:48 PM.
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