Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 363
More or less as the Title says. Cryptic "give" us more and more P2W options to choose from. Each new ship is better then the old one without raising the level cap and this is actually forcing us to spend some money (dilith grind=time=money). No new PvP content, no new PvE content (other then grind), PvP in more and more borked state.

I decided to say "@#$&%$#" to Cryptics P2W and play only low level PvP. After reaching RA1 I will delete the toon and create new one, level it ultra fast with PvE up to cmdr and have two levels (cmdr and captain) of relatively funny PvP with minimal amount of P2W, not many ways or reason to get your doffs and with many variations of equipment (no sets, no grind, no sets, no STF plasma-resistant stuff) is seems to be all about you own skill and lot of fun.

Is here anyone here who is doing or has done this in the past? Leveling toons is kinda boring, but two first levels go fast and then PvE on VA is also quite boring so not that much difference.

All in all - is there any other place then cmdr/cpt level PvP when PvP is not yet stomped into ground by Cryptic? sure, getting fight is hard as hell, but then FvK is not better on VA and there are enough Klinks in Ker'rat to have fun killing them.

P.S. I would LOVE and PAY for an option to stay on certain level. I want to be captain or commander forever.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,916
# 2
11-05-2012, 05:16 AM
Indeed, a simple option for not gaining any XP would be awesome. As it stands, you cannot avoid levelling by not accepting any missions, because you level quickly just from the XP you get from destroying targets.

That should be easy to do, code-wise, shouln't it?
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,192
# 3
11-05-2012, 05:21 AM
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Indeed, a simple option for not gaining any XP would be awesome. As it stands, you cannot avoid levelling by not accepting any missions, because you level quickly just from the XP you get from destroying targets.

That should be easy to do, code-wise, shouln't it?
If you do not level up, you won't purchase new ships and won't grind, grind and grind, or buy lockboxes. And thus, won't likely happen.
Captain
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 661
# 4
11-05-2012, 05:23 AM
I agree that the p2w crap should be dealt with, but the OP is going about this in the wrong way.
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Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,409
# 5
11-05-2012, 06:27 AM
sounds like a simple level selector for pvp would solve this.
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Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,389
# 6
11-05-2012, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by zarathos1978 View Post
More or less as the Title says. Cryptic "give" us more and more P2W options to choose from. Each new ship is better then the old one without raising the level cap and this is actually forcing us to spend some money (dilith grind=time=money). No new PvP content, no new PvE content (other then grind), PvP in more and more borked state.

I decided to say "@#$&%$#" to Cryptics P2W and play only low level PvP. After reaching RA1 I will delete the toon and create new one, level it ultra fast with PvE up to cmdr and have two levels (cmdr and captain) of relatively funny PvP with minimal amount of P2W, not many ways or reason to get your doffs and with many variations of equipment (no sets, no grind, no sets, no STF plasma-resistant stuff) is seems to be all about you own skill and lot of fun.

Is here anyone here who is doing or has done this in the past? Leveling toons is kinda boring, but two first levels go fast and then PvE on VA is also quite boring so not that much difference.

All in all - is there any other place then cmdr/cpt level PvP when PvP is not yet stomped into ground by Cryptic? sure, getting fight is hard as hell, but then FvK is not better on VA and there are enough Klinks in Ker'rat to have fun killing them.

P.S. I would LOVE and PAY for an option to stay on certain level. I want to be captain or commander forever.
If you want to skip the 1-20 PVE grind, build a KDF toon (starts at 21), and if you want to NOT wait 30+ minutes for the damn ques, Kerrat's open 24/7 for your PVP needs...
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 154
# 7
11-05-2012, 11:11 AM
There is another way I've found to have fun in PvP, but it does require premade teams (essentially), and folk who do Ground maps.

Basically, everyone buys/has retained, a Mk 1 pistol, a Mk 1 PSG, and a Mk 1 armour. All are white versions available from common vendors. And that's it. No captain powers (like Security Escort) or kits. Team against team, and first to 15.

Our Fleet does it for FvF fun and hilarity, but it got me thinking about wider versions. I was thinking of creating a space version where everyone is limited to a T2 'freebie' (Cruiser/Escort/Science Vessel), so no refits, and that's it. The only difference is obviously using a T2 'freebie' you can equip Mk XII very rare or set-based equipment, but you'd have to be careful what you chose.

Anyway, that's one of the ways we've put the fun back into PvP and avoid P2W spam.

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