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# 21
11-15-2012, 01:12 PM
I guess my frustration with the lack of loot is that it really decreases my EC income. I'm geared enough that I only splurge on larger more rare items, etc. However, this income decrease makes me less likely to buy materials, doffs, etc. necessary for starbase and embassy progression. I can still afford it, I just choose not to - so I can save for bigger and better things.

I think others in my fleet have similar feelings, as last night was one of the first times we didn't have just about all of the current projects ready to complete / in progress.

These extra drops could help, but IMO the EC economy could use some help.

Just my 2 cents FWIW.
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# 22
11-15-2012, 02:03 PM
The Gear from those guys needs to have a decent-to-high probability of a mk xii.
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# 23
11-15-2012, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by borticuscryptic View Post
Maybe this will help some?

We're adding additional loot drops to all high-rank NPCs. This includes Captains on the Ground, and Battleships and Dreadnaughts in Space. All of these NPCs will now have a very high chance (I believe it's 80%+) of dropping a green-or-better piece of level-appropriate gear.

Given the number of high-rank enemies you face in an average STF, you should end up walking away with a good haul of decent-to-wonderful loot to either equip, or sell for EC.

These changes were just made this week, and didn't make it into this morning's maintenance cycle. It's likely they will show up next week, though they may stir on Tribble for a bit before coming to Holodeck.

Thanks for the reply bort. My concern is that the green drops will be worthless to convert to ec. Any chance of them being blue as a minimum like u used to get in drops and optionals for elite stfs? Or.. Normal stfs min of green, Elites would be min of blues? Also will purple mk xii be in the loot table or not is a wonder as well, could this be talked about possibly?
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# 24
11-15-2012, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by reginamala78 View Post
Good to hear. Not a fan of fleet actions because of the competitiveness for the prize (eng cruisers never gonna win, so why bother?), so having a source from somewhere is good.
Fleet Actions are not based purely on DPS anymore and there are participation categories.

First Place is not ONE spot that everyone competes for and I think you could theoretically get it based on healing. Maybe even damage taken.
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# 25
11-15-2012, 05:02 PM
Its nice to have that loot back
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# 26
11-15-2012, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
Fleet Actions are not based purely on DPS anymore and there are participation categories.

First Place is not ONE spot that everyone competes for and I think you could theoretically get it based on healing. Maybe even damage taken.
I would agree with this.

I've come as high as second place sometimes, and as a support cruiser my dps is not that hot - I'm sure it comes from all the hull and shield heals I use on other players.
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# 27
11-17-2012, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by borticuscryptic View Post
We're adding additional loot drops to all high-rank NPCs. This includes Captains on the Ground, and Battleships and Dreadnaughts in Space. All of these NPCs will now have a very high chance (I believe it's 80%+) of dropping a green-or-better piece of level-appropriate gear.
Thank you .
Considering how much Blue loot I sold at relatively unchanging prices in the last years , there is clearly a demand in game for such a supply .

My question is -- how will this loot show up and how will we claim it ?
Need/Greed or random drops per kill ?

Quote:
Given the number of high-rank enemies you face in an average STF, you should end up walking away with a good haul of decent-to-wonderful loot to either equip, or sell for EC.
Not sure about "a good haul" , but we'll have to see .

Still , +1 for effort .
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# 28
11-17-2012, 04:06 AM
Yep, they are.
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# 29
11-17-2012, 11:13 AM
Well about fleet actions, my tac in a mobius always comes out 1 or 2 so..... and i can sometime get 1 or 2 in my eng/escort too. But i also would like to know are these lvl appriate drops mk xi or mk xii? This does make a huge difference, weither grinding the gear for use or EC.
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# 30
11-17-2012, 02:04 PM
Pffft...I have NUMEROUS trophys and used a Cruiser on all of the space ones...yes...Escort Captains were making appointments with their ship Counslers for...WTF just happened...syndrome...

Nerfing the Fleet Actions is not the answer...the answer is...Fight harder, if you are NOT a Tac Captain in an Escort.

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