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# 21
02-02-2010, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by thorbrand View Post
Yes the leveling in the game is to easy. I have stated that since OB started that the game isn't going to last past a month when everyone is already Admiral before they have to pay.
Yeah thats what I am hoping for. Get to Admiral before the month is up and cancel the subscription. Maybe in a year when there is more content reactivate and play some more. But at least it will be a decent $60 single player game.
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# 22
02-02-2010, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by DangerouslyGeeky View Post
Almost certainly they were using some sort of exploit. Even if they where able to play every single hour that the servers were up during the headstart it would be pretty much impossible unless they used an exploit. I only made it to Lt Commander late Saturday night, and then on Sunday it seemed the servers were down every time I wanted to play.

Advancement really slows down once you hit Lt Commander.
this is true it does slow down at LT. commander i hit that rank late sunday and played all day yesterday and only made only Lt commander 3. and all i did was all the explore mission once ans patrols, and mission from the admiral so far. but those that are admirals i agree they are either dummy pr accounts or people that have glitched. now i have done fleet battles and pvp . while they both get very good xp it still hard to see peaple getting admirals in 4 days i can captain possibly
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# 23
02-02-2010, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by DangerouslyGeeky View Post
Almost certainly they were using some sort of exploit. Even if they where able to play every single hour that the servers were up during the headstart it would be pretty much impossible unless they used an exploit. I only made it to Lt Commander late Saturday night, and then on Sunday it seemed the servers were down every time I wanted to play.

Advancement really slows down once you hit Lt Commander.
Its still pretty quick im LTCMDR 5 already and ive not been leveling like a nutter i have just been playing the game i would not be totally amazed to see an admiral already, I dunno i think the rank idea is gonna bite em in the arse when there are a hundreds of admirals and no captains. Other thing is whats beyond Admiral, Commander in Chief of the whole Universe? there not going to be able to offer any more ranks there just not there.
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# 24
02-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Admiral is 100% possible by this point, and by using perfectly legitimate means as well. I'm mid lvl captain ATM and that's going out both Friday and Saturday evenings instead of playing. And I would have still gotten admiral if I hadn't had to work this morning instead of finishing to admiral last night.

Cryptic estimated 80 hours to hit cap, players who have done beta and know the game should be able to do that in 60 based off my personal experiance. It's all about knowing what gives a good SP/hour ratio and what to avoid. Nothing illegitimate about it at all. (Not trying to be secrative bynot sharing specifics, just typing on phone so hard to go into detail, I'll be glad to share later when I'm on a real keyboard)
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# 25
02-02-2010, 09:55 AM
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Yes the leveling in the game is to easy. I have stated that since OB started that the game isn't going to last past a month when everyone is already Admiral before they have to pay.
It is a good thing then that you are wrong. Because not everyone will play this game 24/7 to get to admiral. Some of us actually waste time playing in the game and not worry about leveling.

I seriously doubt I'll be an admiral in 6 months, never mind 1 month. Then again, I have all the time in the world to play, since I have a lifetime sub. I'm in no hurry.
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# 26
02-02-2010, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Yargnit View Post
Admiral is 100% possible by this point, and by using perfectly legitimate means as well. I'm mid lvl captain ATM and that's going out both Friday and Saturday evenings instead of playing. And I would have still gotten admiral if I hadn't had to work this morning instead of finishing to admiral last night.

Cryptic estimated 80 hours to hit cap, players who have done beta and know the game should be able to do that in 60 based off my personal experiance. It's all about knowing what gives a good SP/hour ratio and what to avoid. Nothing illegitimate about it at all. (Not trying to be secrative bynot sharing specifics, just typing on phone so hard to go into detail, I'll be glad to share later when I'm on a real keyboard)
Good thing I don't care about SP/hour ratio's. I will play the game, thank you very much. No reason to get to end game where there is no content yet. I know you can camp xp in PvP and increase much faster than others. It won't be me. I will take my time and have fun.

All we will get from the 2 day Admiral's is QQ about nothing to do. Have fun with that.
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# 27
02-02-2010, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Yargnit View Post
Admiral is 100% possible by this point, and by using perfectly legitimate means as well. I'm mid lvl captain ATM and that's going out both Friday and Saturday evenings instead of playing. And I would have still gotten admiral if I hadn't had to work this morning instead of finishing to admiral last night.

Cryptic estimated 80 hours to hit cap, players who have done beta and know the game should be able to do that in 60 based off my personal experiance. It's all about knowing what gives a good SP/hour ratio and what to avoid. Nothing illegitimate about it at all. (Not trying to be secrative bynot sharing specifics, just typing on phone so hard to go into detail, I'll be glad to share later when I'm on a real keyboard)
haha, i had the exact same story a few posts ago, even the phone part. I'm betting if you wanted to hit admiral on best xp/hour, sector secure only will prob be 30 hours to max as solo escort.
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# 28
02-02-2010, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MoonDragn View Post
It is a good thing then that you are wrong. Because not everyone will play this game 24/7 to get to admiral. Some of us actually waste time playing in the game and not worry about leveling.

I seriously doubt I'll be an admiral in 6 months, never mind 1 month. Then again, I have all the time in the world to play, since I have a lifetime sub. I'm in no hurry.
Yeah some of us have jobs that create very prohibitive play schedules. For example, the past 3 days i've gotten off work, the servers been down. Last about 2 hrs each time and that gives me... About 3 to play.

And I was JUST getting to captain at the end of OB. and that was in 2 weeks, when my schedule was opened up a bit... Now it's 4 days in, i'm geared T2... LTC1
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# 29
02-02-2010, 10:46 AM
I want to level as much as the next guy, but I'm enjoying the content (and game) along the way. Whats the point in getting Admiral if I'm not playing the game and seeing the content.
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# 30
02-02-2010, 11:00 AM
Using the Defend Sector repeatable missions, and making use of the instance changing, you can make 2000-3000 SP an hour. With the current SP cap, that's between 20 and 30 hours /played to cap out.

Assuming you do nothing else in that time of course, simply sell everything you get via the replicator.
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