Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,192
I did come back to STO from like year break and I require some informations I'm unable to find (or I'm blind).
  • Where to get more DOFFs, or rather where to find assignments for them. I found only vulcan, andorian and tellarite ones on Academy.
  • How to increase the number of active assignments possible and what defines them, because for me it varies from 20-22 and I cannot find what causes this.
  • And last question, what is the optimal approach on assignments to improve ? Right now, it's more or less random clicking for me on whatever is possible :-)))
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,192
# 2
07-09-2012, 01:05 AM
Oh and another one. DO bonuses from same DOFF stack ? in case of chance, does it double the chance ? or it a separate rolls ?

In case of plain reduction of recharge time does it stack as well ? Now just taking something from wiki.

Photonic Studies Scientist (purple)

Reduce the time for Photonic Officer, Photonic Shockwave and Photonic Shockwave Torpedo to recharge after use.

Recharge time improved by 20%


So if you had 5 of them, there would be no cooldown ?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 184
# 3
07-09-2012, 01:39 AM
hi pal, ok 1st thing is 1st you can buy doff packs off the c-store, or do recruiting assignments, but i guess you have already done those atthe academy??

atm you can only do 22 or 22 doff assignments at one time,

as for the best approach for assignments?? well i think its personal preferance really, i have 3 fed stoons, a sci, tac, and engi, on my sci i concentrate on diplomacy, science and medical, the only time i stray is when a assignment comes along that gives the change to increase a starship stat (E.G +24 to weapons) other than that i stck to twhat i mentioned before, with my tac i got go security, tactical and diplomacy, but again i stray to the others when a buff is a reward,

on my engi i go for engineering and diplomacy, and the same with the above when it comes to straying,

there are also doff assignment chains, meaning when you complete 1 assignment, it opens up a chain for E.G - study and refine katracel white 1/5) after you have completed the chain you get a special rewards,

there are doff assignments that give you doff packs as a rewards or just single doffs,


as for stacking doffs on the ship or ground slots, some you can stack, some you cant, on my tac i have 2 to reduce torp cooldown, 2 to give a chance to beam down a additional security escort, and 1 to reduce cooldown on my grenades

, but if u try and equip more of the same one it tells you that 1 or more cannot be equipped,

so some can and some cant, hope this helps pal,

laters
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 146
# 4
07-09-2012, 01:22 PM
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Where to get more DOFFs, or rather where to find assignments for them. I found only vulcan, andorian and tellarite ones on Academy.
In addition to those, the Personnel Officer beside Lt. Ferra has 5 recruitment missions.

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How to increase the number of active assignments possible and what defines them, because for me it varies from 20-22 and I cannot find what causes this.
The maximum is 20, though there are a few missions that don't count towards the maximum, like sick bay assignments. There is no way to increase it.

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And last question, what is the optimal approach on assignments to improve ? Right now, it's more or less random clicking for me on whatever is possible :-)))
There's no single optimal approach. It varies depending on your playstyle and your preferences. If you only log in once a day, stick to long assignments. If you log in 4 or 5 times a day, shorter assignments are better. Some categories have strategies for optimizing them. For example, if you are focusing on colonial, do the colonial chains and travel to the different exploration zones. There's not really a right answer here.

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Oh and another one. DO bonuses from same DOFF stack ? in case of chance, does it double the chance ? or it a separate rolls ?
Some do, some don't. You won't be able to assign more of the same officer if they don't stack. I don't know how they stack, whether it's additive or multiplicative, or if there are diminishing returns.
Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,728
# 5
07-09-2012, 08:37 PM
as for raising rank quickest. its best to go for the assignments that give more commendation XP than normal. which usually means the Uncommon+ missions, as they give higher Crit bonuses, then stack it so that you get the highest crit chance you can get.


Also, to get more Doff's, once you hit a certain commendation rank, you can buy doff's of that rank from Lt. Ferra (or his klingon counterpart) for dilithium.

there are also 4 doffs for each side in the omega force stores. you can get purples for 40 EDC's, and blues for 20 EDC's, 2 blues and 2 purples for each side.

the Facility 4028's first run through i believe still nets you some Gamma Quad Doff's as well.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,049
# 6
07-09-2012, 11:34 PM
Don't forget the Colonization chains, each ending with a specific blue (mostly with good traits), and a repeatable Support assignment that gets you a purple on a crit, plus refugees on the Federation side that can be turned in to the correct homeworlds for on-average-blue random doffs.

Also there are the 4 4-part Consulate chains in Cardassian space, that once complete let you participate in exchange programs where you can either turn in cheap whites with the right traits for greens and up, or burn the purple from the Support mission for a likely blue or purple, then go redo the Support to get your missing officer back.
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