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# 1 Romulan Marks vs. Omega Marks
11-04-2012, 01:03 AM
The new Sector Block is a riot. It's a bloody ton of fun, and a real CHALLENGE after all this time. Granted, some patrols are a touch easy (an Escort with Torp Spread 3 and Scatter Volley 1 can tear through the frigate group in Starbase 234 with as much effort as yawning), some are confusing (Nequicia Alpha - Treachery, Faith, and the Great River all over again; or, for all you former RS players out there, One Small Favour in SPAAAAAaaaaace), and one is outright annoying (Galorndon Core - An NPC escort mission has never been as tedious). No one will EVER hurt for Romulan Marks, and there's even a token Di Ore reward for the Red Alert. A good chunk of new content.

Omega Marks are a different story. Granted, they've been bugged since S7 made Tribble-fall and weren't granting as much as intended, but STFs are the ONLY source (and not even ALL of them - Into the Hive Space is bugged to the point that you have a one in 10 chance of getting ANY rewards - my first run didn't reward anything, despite 3 complete optionals on Normal). This is supposed to be the season of content (even if it's just endgame content, something we already have anyway, but something is better than nothing). Yes, some content is there, but not enough, especially if you want to get STF gear. It was prophesied, back when the Reputation system was just a whisper on the wind, a word dropped once or twice, that you could get the STF sets without doing STFs with this system, that you could get Omega Marks for Borg Story content. You can't. It was a lie.

So, here is my proposition: Do with Gamma Orionis what you did with Tau Dewa. Add patrols to most of the systems there, since most of them are just sitting there, looking pretty (especially one Mutara Nebula that, to my knowledge, has never had a function). It'd also be a good chance to give the sector block a face-lift - fix the systems that take you to the floor of the sector block when you set a course for them, poke around for bugs, etc. Most importantly, add Omega Marks to both the patrols AND the few story missions in the block. Make Gamma Orionis RELEVANT again. Also, I've said this before, but I'll say it again: Add a Dilithium Ore reward to the story content. Not much, but something. This wouldn't HAVE to happen with launch, but it might make for a neat expansion (Season 7.1, say). Nothing too drastic, but it would make the Omega Rep system a bit more accessible, which would go a LONG way toward quality-of-life improvements.

Just saying.
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Eng | ___Antilles _ _| _ Mirror Rygobeth__| N'Vek (F)
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# 2
11-04-2012, 07:44 AM
I second this. Although maybe not as relevant to season 7 but in future having more "permanency" in sector blocks would be very useful.
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# 3
11-04-2012, 09:27 AM
Didn't they mention adding Omega Marks to Defera Invasion and Borg Red Alerts? I haven't tried either of those yet - did they add em?

I'd love to see some added to the B'Tran Exploration daily.
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# 4
11-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by balinikus View Post
I second this. Although maybe not as relevant to season 7 but in future having more "permanency" in sector blocks would be very useful.
Keep in mind, they also promised to have more Reputations; like Klingons and Cardassians. They might want to do this for EVERY sector block, as the expansions come.


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Originally Posted by pantsmaster916 View Post
Didn't they mention adding Omega Marks to Defera Invasion and Borg Red Alerts? I haven't tried either of those yet - did they add em?

I'd love to see some added to the B'Tran Exploration daily.
The Defera Invasion awards them sometimes, but that's a bug. They're all supposed to. I don't know about the Red Alerts.

As for B'Tran, I'd love to see that, too, especially for VA B'Tran. It's already a great setup if you do Explore/Chart VA B'Tran and Explore Strange New Worlds, but an Omega Mark reward would be icing on the 2880-Di cake.
CHARACTER GRID (@Lord-Ice):
___ |___ _ Fed ____| ____ _KDF __ ____| Rom
Tac_|_Thomas Hale_| __ __Illusion _____| Silence (K)
Eng | ___Antilles _ _| _ Mirror Rygobeth__| N'Vek (F)
Sci _| __ Rygobeth _| _Lukor Son of Q'Tar | Devala (F)
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# 5
12-13-2012, 02:40 AM
I second this motion. Having STFs as the only source of Omega Marks is a real bore compared to how interesting all the little romulan missions are.
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# 6 aragon
12-16-2012, 01:46 AM
i have to agree with all of you on this. i mean i can do the stf all day but it does get boring after a while and it would be nice to see the om put into other stuff but also the dilith too.
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