Lt. Commander
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# 431
05-19-2012, 08:34 AM
Oh man, I've got a million horror stories like this.

KASE: Some hotshot in a Defiant immediately goes after the transformers on the left while the rest of the team, minus the guy who is working probe duty on the left, heads right. Apparently Defiant Boy took out both sets of the generators on the left without dealing with the cubes, then flew across the map to the right to join us in our assault. Probe defender on the left gets repeatedly owned by the resulting horde of spheres and the two cubes and rage-drops. Unchecked probes pour through the time gate. We lose.

Infected Space Elite: I landed in this one with the German fleet. Started off good other than the glaring problem that none of them apparently spoke English. Then we got to the nanite generators. Before I could even ask "10?" they were already aggroing the generators, leaving the cubes and causing hordes of nanite probes to show up with their sphere escorts. Inexplicably, the fleet then assaulted the warp gate without first trying to take out the transformers or any of the Borg. When I finally had to log off they were still dying endlessly in space, not making a dent in the gate.

Fun.
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# 432
05-19-2012, 09:35 AM
Very very rarely will I ever ragequit an STF. I have done so on two occasions, both were Infected Space Elite.

The first time, I got grouped with a couple of hotshots who thought they knew everything they were doing. They wouldn't listen to my suggestions. It's not like I was barking orders at them either. I was being very polite in suggesting how to win the event.

But no. One starts destroying a generator one one side, and another one starts gunning the OTHER side.

Within a couple minutes, there are two cubes spawned and all 8 generators down. Nanites are approaching both sides, and the optional is lost.


Here I am facepalming behind the keyboard. I decide to just hit Emergency Power to Engines and Evasive Maneuvers and hightail it out of there. I fly behind the planet and watch the chaos unfold as the idiots start bickering to themselves of how they screwed up. They start barking orders at everyone to start killing this specific target... both of them on two different targets. I just laughed and warped out.



The 2nd time was just the other day when I got paired with a few players from the Vienna fleet. Obviously they showed no signs that they could understand English and started destroying the generator right away while the rest of us were going for the 10% strategy.

The nanites start coming, the optional is lost, and I just decide to log out.
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# 433
05-20-2012, 08:03 AM
These all sound so familiar. One thing that really helped me was the more experienced players that gave good directions. Of course, you must be willing to pay attention. A little study on wiki and the forums helps too.

Give directions and advice; some of us do pay heed. I manage to learn something new everyday thanks to others.
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# 434
05-20-2012, 10:32 PM
My worst... TISE
Hi.
I decided running TISE with my new Bortasqu' Command Cruiser (full very MkXI or MxXII with full disruptor )
At the starting, as usually. No one answer my "Hi". I'm use about.
We started fine except me. I got aggro with spheres (It was due of my specs). By chance another klingon helped me. We went on the left side. We started shot the nodes. A badass tactical federation went on my node and he blew up it. Someone said "noob"! I asked who is the noob. Someone said "you!" I said I'm not noob. It's this badass tactical fed. He shoot my node". What he answered. I was too slow. For 8 minutes 2 bad vets and this f**king tactical fed sottped playing game to argue why I'm noob and why I'm wrong. The last player, a klingon said I can't help you and he left the STF. So then we lost optionnals and everyone left the STF.
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# 435
05-21-2012, 02:21 AM
My worst experience so far was realizing that I screwed up an Elite STF because I didn't understand the mechanics correctly yet. I have no excuses, but if I - someone trying to be pretty well-informed about the game - have this problem, it's no surprise it happens so often.
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# 436 Silver Lining?
05-21-2012, 12:59 PM
I've been debating on typing in this one. Just now decided 'Ah what the heck'.

It was the first day back to work and I had just gotten home, I was bored and couldn't sleep.

So....

There I was......... :p

I went in on a Cure Normal.

I said 'HI' like always.

Someone said 'Hello'.

I was shocked and had a heart attack on the spot.

I flew off to the right and saw a Carrier and a Klink following me.

Another Klink went left and an Oddy went to the Kang.

I thought 'Oh Goody'.

So I typed 'We might have troubles, someone went left'.

The Carrier typed 'what's wrong with that?'

I typed 'we should try to stick together in a normal.'

No responce.

The Carrier and I were killing the first group of nodes and i look around, no Klink and the Kang is surrounded.

About that time the right cube died and we flew over to help the Kang.

It was then I saw that the second Klink had flown to the left cube with the first Klink.

We killed the all Borg around the Kang and went for the middle cube.

Then I noticed BOTH Kilinks were gone and the left Cube was alive and well with three nodes still functioning.

I said 'Great, they didn't kill the left cube now their back at the Kang'

There was nothing at the Kang to kill!

The Carrier said 'you better watch you're screen, there's still two cubes left' (Hu? Isn't that what I just said )

Anyhow, the Carrier had suprisingly good DPS and we finished the second and third cubes by ourselves with 2 minutes to spare.

Three ships at the Kang doing whatever it was they were doing gathered up their drops left by the Kang. (Isn't it intersting that the ships that don't do anything get all the loot?)

It turned out well simply because the Carrier and Myself had the DPS to do the job.

All's well that ends well I suppose
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# 437
05-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake81499 View Post
I've been debating on typing in this one. Just now decided 'Ah what the heck'.

It was the first day back to work and I had just gotten home, I was bored and couldn't sleep.

So....

There I was......... :p

I went in on a Cure Normal.

I said 'HI' like always.

Someone said 'Hello'.

I was shocked and had a heart attack on the spot.

I flew off to the right and saw a Carrier and a Klink following me.

Another Klink went left and an Oddy went to the Kang.

I thought 'Oh Goody'.

So I typed 'We might have troubles, someone went left'.

The Carrier typed 'what's wrong with that?'

I typed 'we should try to stick together in a normal.'

No responce.

The Carrier and I were killing the first group of nodes and i look around, no Klink and the Kang is surrounded.

About that time the right cube died and we flew over to help the Kang.

It was then I saw that the second Klink had flown to the left cube with the first Klink.

We killed the all Borg around the Kang and went for the middle cube.

Then I noticed BOTH Kilinks were gone and the left Cube was alive and well with three nodes still functioning.

I said 'Great, they didn't kill the left cube now their back at the Kang'

There was nothing at the Kang to kill!

The Carrier said 'you better watch you're screen, there's still two cubes left' (Hu? Isn't that what I just said )

Anyhow, the Carrier had suprisingly good DPS and we finished the second and third cubes by ourselves with 2 minutes to spare.

Three ships at the Kang doing whatever it was they were doing gathered up their drops left by the Kang. (Isn't it intersting that the ships that don't do anything get all the loot?)

It turned out well simply because the Carrier and Myself had the DPS to do the job.

All's well that ends well I suppose
Was that carrier by chance an Atrox? That might have been me. This scenario sounds familiar.
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# 438
05-21-2012, 02:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by silo935
Was that carrier by chance an Atrox? That might have been me. This scenario sounds familiar.
It could have been. I was flying Rawlins IX.
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# 439
05-22-2012, 12:39 AM
What I don't get is why, if you're closest to the probes when they come out of a gate in KA, do you then zoom away to fight, say, a cube that spawned without telling anyone the side is undefended? Losing the optional because of no communication is probably my only gripe about PuGs, as I know in general what I agreed to by PuG'ing.
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# 440 Run Forest Run!!!
05-22-2012, 01:42 PM
PuGs are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

And there's a pretty good chance you'll have to spit it out and try a different one.
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