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Join Date: Jul 2012
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After running the race on 3 characters - failing it 2x - I can say there is NO WAY I am going to run that race 25 times on my 6 main toons - 3 KDF 3 FED

150 times doing that race - I think I would blow my head off

Sure by the 6th time I had done it I was used to it - more or less - it still is a bugger to keep ahead of the creature you are racing against.

I really hope as I asked before they could lower it to 20 times - not because of the multiple character issue - just that this time of year is so busy and players should not have to feel like they have to give up on family or friends just to complete the 25 times out of 35.

I just think a small adjustment would make people feel better toward Cryptic than they have given the recent changes(all good so far) Less stress this season is better for everyone and I am sure Cryptic does not want any of it directed their way.

Just my 2 cents.

Anyone else feel the same?
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# 2
12-06-2012, 04:01 PM
Well, they will say that there is an alternative in place if you miss a day and that is to use lobi to purchase the autographs. With the rubberbanding i was experiencing, i do not plan to do this for any of my characters. The ship isnt really something I am interested in.
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# 3
12-06-2012, 04:02 PM
I may be totally wrong here, but more people don't have alts, than do. I have 4 Characters in total (2fed,2kling) But i'm only going to get the ship on one of them. That's a mostly personal choice and besides, surely you don't want every character to fly the same ship right? That's the main reason i'm only doing it for one. Although, each to their own i suppose.
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# 4
12-06-2012, 04:03 PM
I wouldn't mind a reduction, I'm going to be out of town enough that this will be dificult (out of town for work even, sucks).

But the race itself is easy unless they changed it from last time. Jump at every corner and you won't skid when you turn, I think that was the trick, going to have to try it again tomorrow.
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# 5
12-06-2012, 04:16 PM
I did it last year without too much problem, though it is about 15 minutes per day for six.

If you are having problems running the race, you are doing it wrong. It is very easy.

One trick you might try is jumping. If you do it correctly, it will stop you from sliding. Also, you can cut across the track a little without going off course.

If you run the race a dozen times, you should get the hang of it.

I don't know if I am going to bother getting the ship on all seven toons, since I probably will not even use it, but it is not that hard if you want to run the race every day.
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# 6
12-06-2012, 04:18 PM
Cheer up guys at least you don't have 37 alts
Captain
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# 7
12-06-2012, 04:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by malkarris View Post
I wouldn't mind a reduction, I'm going to be out of town enough that this will be dificult (out of town for work even, sucks).

But the race itself is easy unless they changed it from last time. Jump at every corner and you won't skid when you turn, I think that was the trick, going to have to try it again tomorrow.
The reason I suggested a reduction is totally just to help out people who would like to commit more time to family/friends/shopping - etc - but feel extra pressure to get this done in 25 out of 35 days.

accourding to every study done this is the MOST stressful time of year - the economy also adding to this. I just think that Cryptic would be wise to take some of that stress to complete this task off the players by making a small reduction.

Its a Good Will thing - that's all.

Making an Adjustment and telling people that they are doing it to reduce people stress/workload at this busy time of year can only have a positive effect on Cryptic's image with the players and really It would benifit them more than it would cost.
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# 8
12-06-2012, 04:22 PM
Why sadly? I have 11 characters and only three of them will do the race to get the Breen ship. There's no way in hell it'll get my main out of his Aventine, my time-displaced TOS captain out of her D'kyr etc. Every character can only fly one ship so only those where it would fit will get it.
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# 9
12-06-2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by born2bwild1 View Post
After running the race on 3 characters - failing it 2x - I can say there is NO WAY I am going to run that race 25 times on my 6 main toons - 3 KDF 3 FED

Last year, I only failed it the first time I ran it because I tried sprinting the whole way. I slid off the track. If you sprint on the straight sections and jog around the curves, you shouldn't have a problem winning.

I have ten characters, but I don't expect to do it 25 times with more than three. I'm not even sure I have a use for the ship yet... A science-oriented escort doesn't really fit any of my characters well.
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# 10
12-06-2012, 04:27 PM
I was thinking the same thing as the OP this morning after failing my first 3 tries. With 7 toons it just seemed unattainable. However once you get the hang of it, knowing when to sprint, when to only jog, when to use the drifting, and using the Hero Roll to rapidly change direction in the corners, its actually pretty easy. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be alright.
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