Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,526
# 1281
12-13-2012, 11:24 AM
rough CSE last night-I was running an engie (new toon) in a B'Rel with Transphasics (forgot to reset the setup) fore and transphasic mines aft.

surprisingly, my poorly set up engie wasn't the cause of the mission-fail, it was one of the feds blowing the right cube with the centre and left still having a healthy amount of Probes left.

but it was still embarassing to go in as poorly outfitted as I was-I forgot to carry spare parts, and B'rels are 'softer' thanks to the small crew complement and the need to rely on the advanced cloak.
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Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 8
# 1282 Holy Cra$
12-13-2012, 01:08 PM
I don't play a lot but I just logged in and completed Lt7. I thought Oh Cool now I can start doing some DOFF missions and start really helping my fleet. I have seen and read that it takes a long time for a small fleet to build their station but my heart dropped when I saw that it's going to take 3600 fleet marks just to upgrade to Starbase II plus the 900 for the mission schedualed before the upgrade. I think that's the worst thing that's happened to me so far! My dad is the head of the fleet and he said this one is going to take a while. He's right! Holy Smoke they've made it difficult for small fleets to advance.

That's my worst hearbreaker so far.
Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,553
# 1283
12-13-2012, 03:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ferdzso0 View Post
I have an idea, please PM it to me, if you dont wanna say it here, I need others' proof on my thesis about one bad fleet
Lol no no, I recognized their fleet due to blatant incompetence I had witnessed from the majority of their members in both STFs and general gameplay, not because they're trolls. They were trying. Just failing miserably. I would again state more hints about their fleet, but sufficed to say, communicating is hard with certain barriers on certain words and such. I cannot state more without violating PWE EULA forum rules.
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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 394
# 1284
12-13-2012, 07:44 PM
This isn't actually a bad experience...but I'm doing Cure Space, and you know how there's always that one guy who goes a different direction than everyone else?

As I'm destroying probes, I realize it's me. I went middle, everyone else went right. Oops.

Managed to take down the Cube, but the plasma dot killed me as well. The rest of the STF went fine once I rejoined everyone else
Career Officer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 389
# 1285
12-14-2012, 04:07 PM
I don't know why, but when PUGing I seem to get stuck with a random order barking douchebag about twice a week. Just lucky I guess.

Anyway, running ISE last night, some d-bag immediately starts barking orders. " Target the cube." " Go to the left side." It's not like we all haven't run this 100 times. So , my special d-bag corbamite console kicks in (amplifies and reflects douchebaggery back upon it's originator. I can't help it.) and I reply with " Roger that, Admiral Obvious." I get told to "STFU" and follow his orders, and his sychophant fleetmate parrots this notion. Well, anyone who knows me knows that's the absolute wrong way to get my cooperation. So I PM the two poor souls that were caught in between this and apologize in advance for what's about to take place. I proceed to make his head explode, and he and his shadow throw some mother insults at me and rage quit. His last words were " OH yea? I'll leave and then you'll never be able to kill that cube!! And I'm going to have you blacklisted game-wide! I know lots of fleets!". One of the innocents quits as well, which leaves me and a sci in a Vesta to kill the gate and dispatch the cube, which we did. Took a while but we did it. Got an awesome drop too (purple disruptor DHC dmgx3).

May have not been the best way to handle the situation, but I simply do not suffer fools.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 891
# 1286
12-15-2012, 08:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjokruhlica View Post
I don't know why, but when PUGing I seem to get stuck with a random order barking douchebag about twice a week. Just lucky I guess.

Anyway, running ISE last night, some d-bag immediately starts barking orders. " Target the cube." " Go to the left side." It's not like we all haven't run this 100 times. So , my special d-bag corbamite console kicks in (amplifies and reflects douchebaggery back upon it's originator. I can't help it.) and I reply with " Roger that, Admiral Obvious." I get told to "STFU" and follow his orders, and his sychophant fleetmate parrots this notion. Well, anyone who knows me knows that's the absolute wrong way to get my cooperation. So I PM the two poor souls that were caught in between this and apologize in advance for what's about to take place. I proceed to make his head explode, and he and his shadow throw some mother insults at me and rage quit. His last words were " OH yea? I'll leave and then you'll never be able to kill that cube!! And I'm going to have you blacklisted game-wide! I know lots of fleets!". One of the innocents quits as well, which leaves me and a sci in a Vesta to kill the gate and dispatch the cube, which we did. Took a while but we did it. Got an awesome drop too (purple disruptor DHC dmgx3).

May have not been the best way to handle the situation, but I simply do not suffer fools.

I had some douche do something similar a couple days ago. There were 4 of us in the group, He started yelling at me because I was moving from transformer to transformer pushing them down to 10%, and he thought everyone should stay in their own transformer. That's a massive waste of DPS in my case, and it's ISE anyway; even the worst groups can handle it.

Anyway I told him to shut up and that I've did this a hundred times before, so he and his buddy flew out to 30k and said we could do it on our own. So we do, we clean up everything, kill the gate (at which point he interjects a "good luck with the cube without our help"). Then we proceed to kill the cube and get the optional with about a minute left. I sent him a tell him how badly we suffered without his help, but apparently he had already put me on ignore. Oh well.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 84
# 1287
12-15-2012, 08:30 PM
IGN, only my 2nd and 3rd attempts (my first group were very well coordinated)

2nd time get to the final fight and could not organise a synchronised button push at all eventually left that one

3rd run another debatable coordination in the final fight they could push buttons well enough with a countdown, but we really struggled with rebecca (3+ wipes) herself not least because of the magic habit of people getting stuck outside the door. *facepalm*

We won in the end though.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,041
# 1288
12-16-2012, 12:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjokruhlica View Post
I don't know why, but when PUGing I seem to get stuck with a random order barking douchebag about twice a week. Just lucky I guess.

Anyway, running ISE last night, some d-bag immediately starts barking orders. " Target the cube." " Go to the left side." It's not like we all haven't run this 100 times. So , my special d-bag corbamite console kicks in (amplifies and reflects douchebaggery back upon it's originator. I can't help it.) and I reply with " Roger that, Admiral Obvious." I get told to "STFU" and follow his orders, and his sychophant fleetmate parrots this notion. Well, anyone who knows me knows that's the absolute wrong way to get my cooperation. So I PM the two poor souls that were caught in between this and apologize in advance for what's about to take place. I proceed to make his head explode, and he and his shadow throw some mother insults at me and rage quit. His last words were " OH yea? I'll leave and then you'll never be able to kill that cube!! And I'm going to have you blacklisted game-wide! I know lots of fleets!". One of the innocents quits as well, which leaves me and a sci in a Vesta to kill the gate and dispatch the cube, which we did. Took a while but we did it. Got an awesome drop too (purple disruptor DHC dmgx3).

May have not been the best way to handle the situation, but I simply do not suffer fools.
tbh, in pugs, I usually drop some orders if noone says hi, I just say "defend the probes", and leave them be. it sounds like a douchebag, but I dont want to spend half of the afternoon doing kase, so if they ignore the probes we fail, if they kill them, I can dps down the gates and everything.
Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 279
# 1289
12-16-2012, 01:43 AM
just did infected STF mission and during the mission everything was going fine untile the mission went wong and everyone was blaming me and was forced to leave
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,392
# 1290
12-16-2012, 05:09 AM
Quote:
what they truly lack is skill. I could go skittle in my aventine, and still outdps most "pro" escort captains (I hadnt tried, but I am pretty sure I wouldnt lose more than 2k dps).
I'd never run a skittle/TC ship, if not for the small dmg loss, then simply for asthetical reasons, but:

If one actually does the math, the drop off in damage a skittle/prefire-chamber boat when compared to an otherwise identical single energy type ship isn't as horrible as most people say they are. There are dozens of other factors which will gimp your damage output more than running skittles vs. single energy:

- wrong boff skills, wrong boff skill ranks
- wrong timing on boff and captain skills
- bad choice of weapon mods
- messed up space skill trees
- bad choice and quality of space doffs or no doffs at all.
- injuries
- ineffective distance to target
- stupid deaths
- unfavorable weapon setup (e.g. running ddb and torps and cannons)
- etc...

I'd bet that 90% of people that are parroting against skittle-boats have one of the above skeletons in their closets. It's always a big /facepalm when a player goes and screams "LOL skittleboaat!!!" at the beginning of an ISE and dies when the tac cube explodes or spends the STF sitting in his cannon escort at 9.99 km from the target....
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