Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 129
# 1 Cool Down on DOff Mission?
07-31-2012, 05:51 PM
I'm doing the Engineering Starbase mission that requires 40 Heavy Phaser Satellite Turrets. What a great idea that was! /* sarcasm */

You need the Heavy Phaser Turret Prototype plans, which you may or may not get when doing the DOff espionage mission in the Cardassian space sector. Then you need Duderon Particles, which you may or may not pick up from random missions. Then you need Contraband, which you may or may not get as a DOff assignment award. Then you can buy some other things (astrometric probe, self-sealing stem bolts, shield generators).

Then, you want to have the exact right DOffs to put everything together (Energy Weapons Officer, Technician, and Research Lab Scientist). Then you talk to your shipboard engineer to get the DOff assignment and wait 1.5 hours.

Then, you fail! Actually, I had a 72% chance of success, but rolled snake-eyes.

I've got enough to try again, but now my engineer won't give me the mission again; it's greyed out. Does this mean that on top of all the hassles listed above, they also stuck a cooldown timer on this thing? That seems unneccesarily onerous.

This mission is like a scavenger hunt, where the grand prize is a rotten egg.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 832
# 2
07-31-2012, 06:23 PM
I use my KDF Character to get those. Go sector to sector and do the Purchase heavy Phaser Turrets mission. Longer timer, but I dont need the plans the contraband or anything else just EC for it, I get between 10 and 30 at a time doing it.

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Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 22
# 3
07-31-2012, 07:20 PM
Invest in explosives experts (no stubborn) and just grind the abandoned mine field and assist demolition assignments for engineering cxp. Also some repeatable colony assignments. Your success rates will be better and the payoff for resources invested is too.

I don't touch that assignment. It's a ripoff.
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5,337
# 4
07-31-2012, 09:53 PM
I admit, cool downs can be annoying.

The CDs are different depending on the mission, like most recruitment missions have like a 48 hour cool down. Just check next time you are on if you wanna try it again.

Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 129
# 5
08-01-2012, 05:53 PM
I'm starting to really get ticked off over this mission now. I took the above advice and went to my Klingon alt and successfully managed to get 10 Heavy Phaser Satellite Turrets.

Where are they?????

They're not in her Inventory, her Assets list, or in the Bank. Where are these things at?

I've spent 2 days following a long, detailed set of instructions for crafting these things, only to have it fail. Now, my DOff mssion has supposedly worked, but I STILL don't have my turrets!

HELP!
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 410
# 6
08-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ggg247 View Post
I'm starting to really get ticked off over this mission now. I took the above advice and went to my Klingon alt and successfully managed to get 10 Heavy Phaser Satellite Turrets.

Where are they?????

They're not in her Inventory, her Assets list, or in the Bank. Where are these things at?

I've spent 2 days following a long, detailed set of instructions for crafting these things, only to have it fail. Now, my DOff mssion has supposedly worked, but I STILL don't have my turrets!

HELP!
Check your ship devices, sometimes they get put directly there.

And for your Fed, I'm pretty sure the cooldown for turret crafting is 24h from when the assignment finishes.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 129
# 7
08-02-2012, 06:15 AM
Thanks, that was where they were; kind of weird to see them just sitting in the Devices section of my ship like that! I also had some Plasma Turrets in there, which I guess I got from a previous DOff mission!
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