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# 11
02-22-2012, 02:23 AM
Best chances to get a lock box is by playing the first ep of the new FE... There are more Grab-bags there than enemies
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# 12
02-22-2012, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by anazonda View Post
Best chances to get a lock box is by playing the first ep of the new FE... There are more Grab-bags there than enemies
Maybe I'll go through and play that one again, but in the two times I've gone through it so far, I seem to recall more diplomatic running around and cutscenes than actual combat.
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# 13
02-22-2012, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Xylenium
While they are random, you can increase your chances, by finding the easiest place to kill mass amounts of enemies in the shortest time.

So what is the best place to slaughter things, ground/space? What is the ground mission with the most enemies?
Considering that these things seem to drop even from mines and intercepted plasma torpedoes, perhaps the Gorn Minefield could be a good place to try. Get a cruiser with two or three Fire At Wills, or an escort with two or three Scatter Volley BO abilities, go to the minefield at the back of the map, maybe unleash a few Reman fighters or turrets, and see what happens...
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# 14
02-22-2012, 11:07 AM
I haven't tested it extensively, but I've developed a theory after seeing a box drop for my low level alt.

Step 1 would be to go to Delta Volanis or any area where Klingons/Gorn can be chosen as the enemy. Keep going until you find a ground mission that involves clearing an enemy force out. Find a group with a Targ Handler (or Gorn equivalent), clear off the entire group except for the Handler, then set your away team to passive. Just grind the Targs and Attack Saurs until boxes drop, as they do drop boxes despite not having a normal loot table. If one of your bridge officers has healing capabilities, you could theoretically go on forever, unless you accidentally pop the Targ Handler's head off.

I've gotten a gold box off of an object that's not supposed to have a loot table, so it should work in that situation as well. Bonus points if you run into a group with two targ handlers, as even with two handlers and four targs going ape-****, they shouldn't put out enough damage to put any pressure on you.
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# 15
02-22-2012, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Reave View Post
Considering that these things seem to drop even from mines and intercepted plasma torpedoes, perhaps the Gorn Minefield could be a good place to try.
That's actually a really good idea... think I'll head over and try it out. I got 4 normal boxes clearing out the minefield on one of the early klingon missions with an alt this morning. Considering the gorn minefield keeps respawning indefinitely, sounds like it could be a goldmine.
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# 16
02-22-2012, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Sorphius
Maybe I'll go through and play that one again, but in the two times I've gone through it so far, I seem to recall more diplomatic running around and cutscenes than actual combat.
Yea... theres alot of that, but according to devs and branflakes, the highestdrop rate of the rip-off's... i mean... Grab-bags... I mean Lock-Boxes are supposed to be in that FE.
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# 17
02-22-2012, 01:12 PM
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Yea... theres alot of that, but according to devs and branflakes, the highestdrop rate of the rip-off's... i mean... Grab-bags... I mean Lock-Boxes are supposed to be in that FE.
So I went back this morning and played through that episode again. Zero boxes on the station. Outside the station I killed EVERY enemy that spawned -- even two of the waves of battleships and dreadnaughts that come through the wormhole -- and got a total of 1 green box.

It's only one run-through so take it with a grain of salt. However, for now I'll stick to farming borg in the khitomer engine room and *maybe* give the gorn minefield a shot.
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# 18
02-22-2012, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Sorphius
So I went back this morning and played through that episode again. Zero boxes on the station. Outside the station I killed EVERY enemy that spawned -- even two of the waves of battleships and dreadnaughts that come through the wormhole -- and got a total of 1 green box.

It's only one run-through so take it with a grain of salt. However, for now I'll stick to farming borg in the khitomer engine room and *maybe* give the gorn minefield a shot.
I for one cant fly one AU without getting the da*ned things into my engines... My chief engeneer is starting to try to invent new ways of space travel, just to avoid them.

I have 100 sitting in my inventory.
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# 19
02-22-2012, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by anazonda View Post
Best chances to get a lock box is by playing the first ep of the new FE... There are more Grab-bags there than enemies
Not sure how you worked that out, I only ever get 2 boxes from this (One ground, One space) and quite often get zero (Thats right, ZERO) boxes in this mission and have run it so far over 70 times...
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# 20
02-26-2012, 02:33 PM
It looks like they disabled the Borg in engineering.

So there are turrets and people waiting to tell you to get behind the barriers... and no enemies.

I guess all the talk of farming ruined it for everyone else
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