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# 51
12-07-2012, 09:13 AM
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Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 18
# 52
12-07-2012, 09:16 AM
This is my first Winter Wonderland since I started playing the game and I think its great fun, only been playing today and already got a big snowball gun, I'd like to turn it on the Borg Elite's in STF just to see how those Sucker's like a face full of snowball, lol.

I was loosing the race a lot till a friend told me that at each corner I should steer the camera in the direction I wish to go and then double click the forward move button to roll in that direction, still slippy but works for me. I also tried racing as some of the creature's that Q turns people into, fun.

It would be great to see the Snowman Overlord get Assimilated, he would look so cool as a Cyborg Snowman, maybe a Queen, hehehe.

So far I'm enjoying Winter Wonderland immensely
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,069
# 53
12-07-2012, 09:56 AM
iirc last year feds had batleh and lirpas.What happend ?
Would like to see the pair in my inventory

also I already have the autographs for the ship .Is there any other use for them?Ill have more than I need soon.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 884
# 54
12-07-2012, 10:14 AM
meh, I will keep working on the race, but I am thinking I am just going to have to hope we will have a different way of getting the breen ship later on, much like the Jem'Hadar attack ship. I actually didn't start playing until around the 2nd anniversary, so I missed the winter event last year. But fortunately I have since gotten the Jemmie for a couple of my toons. Hopefully the Breen will be the same.

As for the snowball fight, Looks like I am going to have to watch the instances. lol, most of the time there are so many people with the snow guns that I don't get many kills in. But I have managed to get a few holiday items and hopefully with a little luck I can get the guns and fight it out in some of the busier servers.

One question on the guns, are they automatically loaded with snowballs or do you still need to collect snowballs around the wonderland?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
# 55
12-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Please devs unlock the weapons for both factions. No reason to make them faction specific.

Also please please pretty please for the love of melee gives us the sword too
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 260
# 56
12-07-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by borticuscryptic View Post
You should receive a handful of Winter Epohh Tags for completing the PvP Race, but we're currently tracking some issues with Open Missions (like this race) occasionally cancelling themselves before being completed. We believe it's related to server load, but we're still investigating.
Any progress on this? I have placed in the race a couple of times, but have received nothing. Truth is, this is a lot of fun anyway, but I'm hoping folks will get at least a "consolation" prize for completing the race if we don't win or place.

Nevertheless, thanks for this - kind of a riot. Nice to have a "goof-off" element where you can get something extra just for showing up, ha!

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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 572
# 57
12-07-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by voyagerfan9751 View Post
One question on the guns, are they automatically loaded with snowballs or do you still need to collect snowballs around the wonderland?
Yes, they are preloaded with snowballs. I recommend the Avalanche... It kills a minion snowman in one or two shots.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,791
# 58
12-07-2012, 12:27 PM
I got a chance to get in and play last night and I had a really good time in the Winter Wonderland. The solo race seems to have changed a little since last year. Could be that I'm out of practice, could be the rubberbanding (I've got internet connection issues lately), but after a couple restarts I was able to finish it a handful of times over as many toons. I'm pretty sure the NPC Racers didn't sprint last year, but they do now. Also those last hairpin turns seem much harder (sharper/more turns?). Anyway, it's good fun, and I appreciate the challenge.

It's too bad so many people complain about the event. Yes, there is some difficulty, but with some effort/practice, it really is doable. This is supposed to be a game, it's supposed require some investment on the player's part to accomplish the act of "winning" and thereby being awarded a prize.

Personally, I'm very happy with the way Cryptic has set up this year's Event. For one thing there really is more of an Event feel to it. I think because there is more than just the single daily race. There are multiple things to do, more than just a the solo race. There's the group race that can be done 4 (?) times an hour as often as you want, there's the awesome snowman fight twice an hour, there's snowpile farming if you want some mind numbing button pressing, there's exploration (accolades), RP fun, ice skating (the new animations are sweet!), creature transformation, snowballing, DOff missions, etc. Not to mention the look of the Wonderland, truely is wonderful!

And if you want to. Purely optionally, you can spend dilithium ("time currency") or real life money, and buy Cryptic products which give you an advance of goodies. You do not have to. Sure, people will spend money (I've already seen a few Breen ships in play!), and I'm certain they're happy to receive it, but Cryptic is a business. It's ok! Let the game make some money. For those who say they pressure you - Think about this - They also make it easier to not spend money - by unlocking the Holiday Collectibles, the Wonderland zone chat is full of buy/sell/trade offers - You can get anything you want for free (some effort, notwithstanding)!

I spent a couple-three hours playing just last night and I've already unlocked a gun, scarf, two of the jackets, a personal holo emitter, and have a holiday epohh baking in the oven - on one toon, and a separate gun and jacket on another toon. Not to mention a day's worth of Q photos for the toons I care to have them. Most importantly, I was having fun doing it all! I've got 34 more days of this prize bonanza. I expect to get everthing I want.



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Originally Posted by brigadooom View Post
So when do we get a Snowman STF?
/signed +1 - lol

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Originally Posted by voyagerfan9751 View Post
...One question on the guns, are they automatically loaded with snowballs or do you still need to collect snowballs around the wonderland?
They are automatically loaded/remain loaded. If you have one of the guns, snowball farming becomes purely optional.

Snowball Gun Advice: The guns are a great buy if you want to get Holiday Collectibles... Yeah, it's a case of "spend money to make money" - In other words, you'll get more HCs out of the Snowman fight if you invest in one of the guns.

But since the guns are worthless outside of the Winter Wonderland, unless you're a "collector" or have some other reason to "want" multiple guns, I recommend you only buy one gun, even/especially if you have multiple toons - Only get one gun, on one toon, and only play the snowball fight on that one toon to farm HCs for all your alts. Remember you can send the HCs to any toon for their purchasing needs.

Have fun, and Happy Holidays, everyone!

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# 59
12-07-2012, 02:42 PM
Need to put in a vendor to rent the boots from to skate to earn the holiday goodies for us people that don't have hours to spend on this event!

ALL skate shops be they roller or ice rent skates!
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# 60
12-07-2012, 02:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordhavelock View Post
I got a chance to get in and play last night and I had a really good time in the Winter Wonderland. The solo race seems to have changed a little since last year. Could be that I'm out of practice, could be the rubberbanding (I've got internet connection issues lately), but after a couple restarts I was able to finish it a handful of times over as many toons. I'm pretty sure the NPC Racers didn't sprint last year, but they do now. Also those last hairpin turns seem much harder (sharper/more turns?). Anyway, it's good fun, and I appreciate the challenge.

It's too bad so many people complain about the event. Yes, there is some difficulty, but with some effort/practice, it really is doable. This is supposed to be a game, it's supposed require some investment on the player's part to accomplish the act of "winning" and thereby being awarded a prize.

Personally, I'm very happy with the way Cryptic has set up this year's Event. For one thing there really is more of an Event feel to it. I think because there is more than just the single daily race. There are multiple things to do, more than just a the solo race. There's the group race that can be done 4 (?) times an hour as often as you want, there's the awesome snowman fight twice an hour, there's snowpile farming if you want some mind numbing button pressing, there's exploration (accolades), RP fun, ice skating (the new animations are sweet!), creature transformation, snowballing, DOff missions, etc. Not to mention the look of the Wonderland, truely is wonderful!

And if you want to. Purely optionally, you can spend dilithium ("time currency") or real life money, and buy Cryptic products which give you an advance of goodies. You do not have to. Sure, people will spend money (I've already seen a few Breen ships in play!), and I'm certain they're happy to receive it, but Cryptic is a business. It's ok! Let the game make some money. For those who say they pressure you - Think about this - They also make it easier to not spend money - by unlocking the Holiday Collectibles, the Wonderland zone chat is full of buy/sell/trade offers - You can get anything you want for free (some effort, notwithstanding)!

I spent a couple-three hours playing just last night and I've already unlocked a gun, scarf, two of the jackets, a personal holo emitter, and have a holiday epohh baking in the oven - on one toon, and a separate gun and jacket on another toon. Not to mention a day's worth of Q photos for the toons I care to have them. Most importantly, I was having fun doing it all! I've got 34 more days of this prize bonanza. I expect to get everthing I want.



/signed +1 - lol

They are automatically loaded/remain loaded. If you have one of the guns, snowball farming becomes purely optional.

Snowball Gun Advice: The guns are a great buy if you want to get Holiday Collectibles... Yeah, it's a case of "spend money to make money" - In other words, you'll get more HCs out of the Snowman fight if you invest in one of the guns.

But since the guns are worthless outside of the Winter Wonderland, unless you're a "collector" or have some other reason to "want" multiple guns, I recommend you only buy one gun, even/especially if you have multiple toons - Only get one gun, on one toon, and only play the snowball fight on that one toon to farm HCs for all your alts. Remember you can send the HCs to any toon for their purchasing needs.

Have fun, and Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Nice post - well said!

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