Playing ISE the other night and it's obvious that one guy isn't following the "10% rule".
Having asked if anyone in the group doesn't know the rule, we get into a discussion with this guy. We were told that the "10% rule" is a "myth" and it doesn't work. Apparently they had tried it "on the one with the Kang" !??! We were asked why we just didn't blow up all the generators at the same time, seemingly unaware of the point of "10% rule".
Was also told that this wasn't their first STF, and in fact had 2.25 million XP! I was impressed by this.
I was impressed that someone was actually keeping track of their XP. I took me a couple of minutes to work out where you could look it up
This thread is the best. I can't believe some of the stuff I'm reading...
This is my worst in recent memory: the other day I decided to take my Fed Eng for a spin in CSN (he's a newer character and doesn't have the gear for elite yet). I fly a mirror star cruiser with him. Typically I run a healing cruiser and take on the cubes in CSN.
So, we get in, the team consists of a couple of patrol escorts and a couple of cruisers (oddy and star cruiser if I remember correctly). The escorts break off to guard the kang, so I fly off to the nearest cube and clear out the BoP's there before getting into the generators. One of the cruisers come with me, and at this point I've lost track of the other one. We start popping the generators pretty quickly and I think to myself, "well if we keep up this pace we'll get the optional no problem." Then I swing around and see the kang?covered in BoPs. What happened to the people guarding it!? well it turns out they decided to take on the cubes themselves, so we ended up with people at *each* cube fighting it and *no one* guarding the kang. So I hit evasive, divert power power to engines, and burn up an engine battery and coming flying in to the kang. I heal it and clear out the BoP's, which was surprisingly easy since I don't consider my ship to be much of a damage dealer. I end up guarding the kang on my own for a while, and one of the cubes gets take down. Now everyone realizes that the kang needs more than one person, so they all group there and start fighting the raptors. After it seems like the situation at the kang is under control, I break off and start fighting one of the cubes with an escort. Of course, I draw all the aggro from the cube and the raptors guarding it. I die once because of this, but come back and keep fighting it. After a while the escort seems to get bored, and goes back to guarding the kang, which already has three other people on it.So, I'm fighting one cube by myself. I take down the remaining generators and kill the cube, and then, to my great surprise, the last cube comes down seconds after. Apparently one of the guys guarding the kang broke off and starting working on the other one while I was busy taking care of mine. Unfortunately, it's come too late, and we miss the optional. It takes about a good five minutes to take down the carrier, who focuses all of its fire on me. I wish I had taken a combat log of that run, because the DPS seemed horribly imbalanced?when my cruiser with *no* real damage buffs out performs a tac in a fleet escort, something is wrong. That run wasn't a horrible experience, but definitely the most struggling I've seen on CSN in a while.
Another thing that really gets me is when I see rainbow builds in an elite run. At that point I resign myself to the fact we won't get the optional.
Darius (TAC VA) USS Gahreesen (Chel Grett Cruiser), Shomat (SCI VA) ISS Selentic (Mirror DSSV), Napoleon (ENG Capt.) USS Fists of Latinum (Exploration Cruiser), Gothmog (Tac Capt.) IKS Nazgul (Hegh'ta Heavy BoP), Aaesia (Reman Sci Capt) RRW Arien III (Ha'Nom Guardian)
this is more of a worst STFer than STF:
so me and my friend warp into a KASE. I write me and my buddy right, the rest go left and deal with the probes, we will help you when we finish.
out of three only two listen (atleast they held the probes at bay and managed to get one transformer down, so we were happy). however the third came with us. guess what he was in? yes, a rainbow odyssey. this is such a cliche I thought. then he saw us obliterate the right side, and he had to ask his question: "where do you get these rapidfire cannons, what you use?"
I srsly died laughing, because I forgot to get a tac team up against the gate, laughing so hard. a rainbow ody captain asking for the iwincannon... although we told him we just know how to play, he didnt really believe us
the other favourite moment when we pugged an ISE. our team hadnt enough dps to bring down stuff without 10% rule, but why is that gonna stop us in not using that rule? so in the end we ended up with scattered spheres because we were stupid enough to think a pug can handle this.
anyhow I couldnt one grav well them, so had to hunt them down one by one, and my friend got bored, so he just took the other side of transformers down, and was smart enough to time it right, so by the time I got there I could make a nice grav well.
in the end one guy writes: "my dps was not good, but the others did OK". my buddy just died a little bit. taking one side alone, and someone calls him OK