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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 11
12-06-2012, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mirai222 View Post
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.
Yeah i got the hang of it - but still I can't see doing it 150 times for 6 toons. Its just a ship collection thing.

No ship is really needed - heck to show how bad I am I got 6 more C-store ships during the sale and have only put 3 into the field! Of course 3 were just for the consoles, but still. I bought the MVAM and have not used it yet. 16 C-store ships. I still plan to get Fleet Excel - have fleet Defiant, Fleet Nebula - would love a Fleet B'rel but will never be able to get that at Tier 5 - should be at tier 3 - there will be few KDF fleets that make it to tier 5.

Still would like to have the Breen ship just in case. The real point was what I got on about in my last thread - that reducing this to 20 times would be the best thing cryptic could do to add to this great promo - more good will at this time of year is better than less.

Even at 20 I still would not do it on more that 3 toons - maybe 4 tops but I can see getting sick of it real fast.

Last edited by born2bwild1; 12-06-2012 at 03:38 PM.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 12
12-06-2012, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mirai222 View Post
A science-oriented escort doesn't really fit any of my characters well.
Well, it's actually a Cruiser-hybrid of all three types of ship. It's got 4 weapon slots on both fore and aft, with a Commander tactical station and a Lt. Com science, but with 3 device slots and a middling turn rate like a Science ship...

Kind of a unique set-up. It might be interesting to play with it, except that the Breen aesthetics turn me right off.
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# 13
12-06-2012, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by thratch1 View Post
Well, it's actually a Cruiser-hybrid of all three types of ship. It's got 4 weapon slots on both fore and aft, with a Commander tactical station and a Lt. Com science, but with 3 device slots and a middling turn rate like a Science ship...
Okay, good point. It's more of a hybrid. One or two of my characters might have a use for that.
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# 14
12-06-2012, 05:41 PM
This race is easy. For me anyway since I was a hardcore Mariokart racer back in my younger days...

You can sprint through the whole track. Face where you need to turn and use forward roll to stop sliding. You'll pause for like a second, but just continue sprinting. Repeat at every sharp turn.

Believe me, unless you're walking, the NPC you need to beat will never catch up to you. It takes a little practice, but once you nail it, this race is child's play.
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Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 15
12-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Full throttle all the way, use roll for tight corners or if you are slipping
Career Officer
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# 16
12-06-2012, 05:56 PM
Rolls, Jumps, powerslides, the non slippery snow covered corners, You can go over a couple of the hillsides without DQing, and the fact that your opponent never goes faster than a trot pace all combine to make this a really ... REALLY easy race.

"Yeah i got the hang of it - but still I can't see doing it 150 times for 6 toons. Its just a ship collection thing."

So, it's a personal choice. I don't forsee doing this with all toons, either, but I think the set up that they came up with... Event runs 35 days , log in sometime for 5 minutes during 25 of them, get the ship. Have a little more time? Throw some snowballs and fight the snowmen for some cool collectibles to buy the awesome stuff in the store. Snowman fight happens every half an hour. It all seems very fair, and the event itself (including the race) is all VERY fun.


That's just my experience and opinion.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 17
12-06-2012, 05:58 PM
I'll get it on all my toons but will use it on none. Collection FTW.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 18
12-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Returning player here. Luckily, some would argue stupidly, I deleted all my characters before I departed STO and will only have to get the ship once. I had completely forgotten about STO until I got an e-mail about it. So, I am back to check it out and possibly stick around.
Captain
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# 19
12-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Forgive my maths but its impossible for anyone to get the Breen ship without going to the lobi store and buying holkiday packages.

Approx 35 races over 35 days. I only got 1 auto for 1 race. WTF!

35 x1 35... and you need a thousand of the things! Woooot!

Impossible!

So im not bothering. i'll get the boffs from the reruns, the wonderland. what a waste.
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# 20
12-06-2012, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by rustiswordz View Post
Forgive my maths but its impossible for anyone to get the Breen ship without going to the lobi store and buying holkiday packages.

Approx 35 races over 35 days. I only got 1 auto for 1 race. WTF!

35 x1 35... and you need a thousand of the things! Woooot!

Impossible!

So im not bothering. i'll get the boffs from the reruns, the wonderland. what a waste.
Adjust your screen, take your meds and then put on your glasses. You get 40 per run/day.

If you got ONE, submit a ticket.....
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