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# 1 One small irksome thing..
07-09-2011, 02:16 PM
We all know about the KDF grind.

One of the few things that makes that easier are the Empire Defense missions, they give you 1000+ XP the first time you do them, and over 500 each successive time, plus 75 Badges of Exploration.

What I don't get is, if we get over a thousand XP for killing, say, twelve groups of Borg, why is that we have to kill forty-eight groups (three sets of 16 groups) for the 500+ XP and the 75 Badges of Exploration?

That seems backwards logically, not to mention plain out unfair.

Why not switch it? 500+ Xp for the first puny time, and the 1000+ for the larger groups required each successive time?
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# 2
07-10-2011, 10:39 PM
agreed i avoid them though i mostly run featured episodes to level i dont touch empire defense missions anymore
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# 3
07-11-2011, 05:54 AM
Yeah... and heaven help you if you level as you are doing the mission... turning it in gives you half the xp you were originally promised....
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# 4
07-11-2011, 09:41 AM
I believe it's the same for the "exploration" missions, where you will get diminishing returns on skill points. But I believe there's a similar effect on the Federation side.

If you want to level a character, definitely go the way of running the old Featured Episodes. I'm fairly certain they don't have the whole diminishing returns on those.
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# 5
07-11-2011, 09:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tranman1988 View Post
I believe it's the same for the "exploration" missions, where you will get diminishing returns on skill points. But I believe there's a similar effect on the Federation side.

If you want to level a character, definitely go the way of running the old Featured Episodes. I'm fairly certain they don't have the whole diminishing returns on those.
Actually, the exploration wrapper missions on the KDF side reward LESS points than on the Federation side. Even though some exploration missions are more involved for no apparent reason (having to kill 8 enemy squads instead of 6 for example).
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# 6
07-11-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by tranman1988 View Post
I believe it's the same for the "exploration" missions, where you will get diminishing returns on skill points. But I believe there's a similar effect on the Federation side.

If you want to level a character, definitely go the way of running the old Featured Episodes. I'm fairly certain they don't have the whole diminishing returns on those.
I can understand diminishing rewards if the mission was the same, but the mission increases the number of groups you have to kill on the repeats, but rewards you less for doing so.

That's what's backwards.

Also, the FEs are fun the first time, amusing the second, meh the third, and then you're still just a Lt.Com. FEs are not the answer to the leveling grind for the KDF.

Especially when you're running on a junker comp and can barely run the game in the busy-busy-ooh-look-at-this-completely-unnecessary-nebula-and/or-asteroid-field maps. Which happen alot in the FEs.
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