Omega marks have become the most common thing in the game. All lvl 50 players have to less than 1 thousand marks. So how about instead of only omega marks, STFs would give you a Mark package-Multiple choice containing either romulan, nukara, dyson or omega marks??
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Admiral T'Vanto of the A.R.W. Vashta Nerada (Talvath class temporal destroyer)
"The shadow that melts the flesh"
Just turn the old STFs back on. The missions are still there. Don't worry about making them queueable, we'll find our own teams. Could make the rewards in terms of dil and omega marks slightly better than the current "Elite" STFs... but honestly I don't even care about that, just want the missions back to play with friends.
Bad Idea? How so? Not like anyone is asking to replace the current STFs, just people wanting the old ones back and have a classic raid-esque experience with a team of their friends.
So people have an option. Go with the queues, or group up and go spend a few hours in the old ones. And if they do bring them back, perhaps some nice rare chance at some unique drops would pique interest in people doing them once in a while.
I agree bring them back as an option let players have the choice old version or new myself I miss the old stf's yes they were a headache but man I really enjoyed spending a few hours with my fleet trying to get through one every saterdaynight.
Go play Terradome (if it still exists in-game) to get an idea of why this is a supremely Bad Idea.
Originally Posted by daqhegh
For the love of God no.
First, you had to know what you were doing before you went in. And even then it was at least 2 hours (if not more) for each.
SO...I can't say I agree with you. As it is, I despise the forced teaming dynamic as it is. I think true end game content should be playable by solo players and have the option of teaming (like the rest of the game).
The whole point of most end-game content is to support teams. Which I agree is silly. But at the same time, there should be content that requires more than just one guy Kirking it out.
And Horrordome was especially epically awesome. Infested Space and Zombie ground was a great combo. Khitomer massacre ground and Khitomer slaughterhouse space was wonderful. Fear ground and Zerg space was great too! (if you can't figure out which one is which, that shows you never played the old STFs lol).
They were fun. They actually took skill. They were actually a good usage of time. Current ESTFs are so pitifully easy, they don't even deserve the "elite" tag that they are given. I agree with other posters, bring them back, but don't make them required. Let the ELITE players who roflstomp ISE in 4 minutes keep their joke of an STF. But let us players who actually can appreciate the high level of difficulty get our old missions back.
You know... the ones that actually were a challenge? Yeah. Those.