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# 41
01-06-2013, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sophlogimo View Post
You call 20-40 marks "Serious"? No. Elite STF's give serious marks. But of the wrong type.
50-60+ for a good mine run, 30-40 for a good ensnared run.

Yeah that's a very respectable amount of income for the time spent, especially compared to the piddly 10 mark payouts on just about every other Rommie related mission.
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# 42
01-06-2013, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
50-60+ for a good mine run, 30-40 for a good ensnared run.

Yeah that's a very respectable amount of income for the time spent, especially compared to the piddly 10 mark payouts on just about every other Rommie related mission.
And for that, you have to play exactly when it fits in the event calendar, and have a good team. In other words, be lucky.
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# 43
01-06-2013, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by sophlogimo View Post
It'd be much better if they just reduced the cooldown for Tau Dewa Sector Patrol from 20 hours to 30 minutes...

But well, this way I will just have to wait and do my daily.
I like this idea.
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# 44
01-06-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by eisenw0lf View Post
I tried to ignore this silly space rabbit hunt when season 7 started because it seemed unfitting for a KDF character, but then I noticed that this is actually the only option to get a decent amount of Romulan Marks. The rewards from Azure Nebula Rescue is laughable in comparison. So I got over it and started tagging some Epohh's *sigh*
I get you, but I can't let myself be forced into an activity I don't care for. It would make me hate the game after not too long. This situation was created by Cryptic, which means they need to correct it. The attitude now, for most people I know, is almost like they think they've found an exploit in the game that allows them to get WAY too may RM's for very little effort, which in turn creates a weird environment. You know, like "Uh why isn't everyone taking ADVANTAGE of this??? It's just SO easy and it only takes 1 second a day, and BLAH-BLAH-BLAH..."

I don't mind a reasonable grind, obviously, but it NEEDS to at least approach being enjoyable to me.
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# 45
01-06-2013, 11:10 AM
What would be fun is if there was a STF difficulty one for 5 players of something sort of like colliseum for melee lovers So the difficulty would be able to get the rewards in its own right Is just a lot of things lacking there and slap them all together and wallah
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# 46
01-07-2013, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by chuckingram View Post
I get you, but I can't let myself be forced into an activity I don't care for. It would make me hate the game after not too long. This situation was created by Cryptic, which means they need to correct it. The attitude now, for most people I know, is almost like they think they've found an exploit in the game that allows them to get WAY too may RM's for very little effort, which in turn creates a weird environment. You know, like "Uh why isn't everyone taking ADVANTAGE of this??? It's just SO easy and it only takes 1 second a day, and BLAH-BLAH-BLAH..."

I don't mind a reasonable grind, obviously, but it NEEDS to at least approach being enjoyable to me.
I just pretend it never happened. Chasing space rabbits on lush green fields was all just a bad dream of my character. Also, I'm done with the Romulan reputation system and I got all items I wanted. Nothing will get me back to New Romulus, except the embassy.

Still, I support the idea of implementing some STF-like mission for RM, with the same level of difficulty and rewards, just for the sake of sparing others the pain of epohh-tagging.
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# 47
01-07-2013, 04:21 AM
Before we go off ranting on sets:

Remember, someone over at Cryptic has it in their head that STO is an MMO that theoretically should be played in groups with actual live players, and all the fun/grief that this entails... Something you wouldn't necessarily think from playing all the levelling missions...

Thusly, the sets that come from "grouped" content - Omega marks are nigh-impossible to earn "solo", the only place I can think of that gives solo Omega marks is if you repeatedly grind the Defera easies - gives the "best" sets of the game.

Rommie marks come from primarily solo content - Vault, Tholian Alert, Azure Nebula, Mine Trap are the only places (off the top of my head) that require grouped play, everything else can be tackled solo - Space exploration daily, ground explorations, heck, even Epohh tagging can be soloed.

Thusly, the Rommie sets are on a par with JH - Aegis - Breen, all of which come from solo mission (crafting) play, and the "STF"/Omega gear is still the premier torchbearer, a sign that you either power-ground for weeks on end on Defera or put up with your cohorts long enough to earn the stuff...

Personally, the one ground-breaking feature that Omega gear has over the rest is the speed-limit breaking feature from MACO/Borg engines - I ran a handful of normal STFs on my KDF Sci in Aegis and haven't felt a killer pinch, and early tests of the JH set on my Fed Engie's Breen ship has indicated that it'll survive quite nicely for a bit till I grind up enough rep for him to score a set of MACO Mk Xs, if I even bother to nab them, as the polaron bonus of JH helps his offense quite a bit...
50: S'Leth/Eurthyr/S. Dareau/Ardrian/Krudge/Annlova Not: Jadja
Still at it. CBS "restrictions" fell by wayside with freebie Breen. Time to re-examine ENT and ToS at tier 5, repurpose the Connie into Sci and rebuild an Akira escort into the "NX". 6 "eras", spread evenly over all the classes...
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# 48
01-07-2013, 12:36 PM
I'd be happy right now if they would just exchange this reman purple xii engine I got from doing the romulan engine project LOL. Put in a bug report and a GM request but nothing yet no that but odds are even though its considerable resources being pumped into it thus the 750 romulan marks and 32k dilithium they probally will just tell me to regrind it even tho its no fault of my own.
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# 49
01-07-2013, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by zeuxidemus001 View Post
I'd be happy right now if they would just exchange this reman purple xii engine I got from doing the romulan engine project LOL. Put in a bug report and a GM request but nothing yet no that but odds are even though its considerable resources being pumped into it thus the 750 romulan marks and 32k dilithium they probally will just tell me to regrind it even tho its no fault of my own.
I investigated this bug report personally and found no data to support it being possible. Our data structure doesn't allow one project to grant the reward for a different one, and all of the appropriate rewards are properly in place for these projects, and have been since the launch of Season 7.

The only conclusion I can draw is that the incorrect project was chosen, and the spelling difference between "Romulan" and "Reman" wasn't recognized at any point along the way.
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# 50
01-07-2013, 02:45 PM
Changing the background picture would definitely help.
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