Well its not my worst experience, but it was annoying.
Was in KASE... On my Sci, in a BoP refit.. the T3 one.. I like the 4 wings lol
Any woo.. There were 3 tacs and 1 eng.. I thought good.. should be decent. ( as it normally is)
So I said id take right probes, and the eng said he'd take right.. we figured the Tacs would out DPS us anyway.. oh was I wrong.
3-4 mins in after Tac cube the 3 tacs were still trying to kill their 1st cube.. after one or two popped I started to get the cube going on my side..
One guy came over to help me .. even though the cube was at 9%.. I was at 90% with full shields and no probes were headed for my portal.. yes I know how to do both on my Sci in my BoP
Anyway after my cube pops he starts attacking the generator.. SO FRIGGING SLOWLY.. omg i was laughin to myself about how bad this guy was fighting.. in his new Andorian Escort.. and no it was not lag just not showing his visuals.. no numbers were popping up on the generator unless I saw him fire.. Here was his pattern:
Slow approach .. shoot off dual cannons.. one volley.. slowly turns shoots off a beam.. facing away.. shoots of a torp.. maybe 2.. slowly turns around again.. no shooting... no shooting.. he shoots a volley and starts all over again. Oh and when we all had to goto one side of the map to get the other gate.. yes mine popped first ... he didnt evasive or anything.. just slowly flew over lol.
I was so annoyed but didn't rage.. instead I just tried to make up for the lack of DPS .. by taking care of probes while popping and killing the second cube myself.. still wasnt enough though .. we failed optional ( by 30 secs ) .. but at least killed donatra fairly quickly.
Oh you lazy horrible escort captians.. stay away from me, and take probe duty next time if you are going to be useless lol. Atleast I try to make my sci useful in STFs.
Yes it was a PuG.. but I like to PuG! You get to meet lots of new people that are sometimes pretty cool. Made quite a few friends that way to group with on future STFs.
Yeah, I don't know if I'm a fan of this new "strafe with DHCs, then fart beams and torps" fad.
"Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there... you can make a difference." - James T. Kirk
I was in KASE yesterday with my Tanking Engineer + Odyssey. I grabbed the cube you have to kill first and started tanking it, as usual. I was mostly watching my shields to keep them up, and distance to target to make sure I stayed between 5-10 km, and had made one full orbit around the cube; in a good group, it usually dies in half an orbit or less.
Then I looked at the cube's health total: 80%. And I looked at my ACT parse window. I was top DPS with around 4k. There were 3 people in the group doing under 1k DPS. The last guy was hovering a bit below 2k. And keep in mind, I had aggro the whole time, so it's not like they were dealing with any incoming damage.
I posted in Team "Make sure your weapon power is at 100". Nobody else said anything, and after an eternity, the cube finally died.
Obviously, this run wasn't going to go well. Two people seemed to break off for probes, so I went to get the first cube pulled at the generators. I tanked it, again for what seemed like forever, while the guy who was pushing 2k dps tried to help kill it.
By the time the cube was down, I noticed we had failed the optional already, and had 3/10 probes into the portal.
Apparently what happened was that the people on probes, who had no other responsibilities, couldn't do enough damage to kill them in the time it took to get to the portal. Un freaking believable that people go into an *elite* STF and can't pull 1k dps. And not just one, but three of them!
Needless to say, I cheerfully accepted the leaver penalty...
I just finished ICE, got the optional. We did okay
Then I send a private message to one on the team, that he had to check his repair state. Since he played most of the mission with 5 or 6 debuff's.
His reply almost send me into a tailspin: "Mostly people have to learn how to teamplay properly".
Had my first eSTF today where someone annoyed me to the point where i actually put him on my ignore list.
We were running Infected: The Conduit. A known problem is someone blowing a generator too early and nanites swooping in to heal the transformer.
This happened this time. The person to make it onto the ignore list fired off a gravity well on a low health generator before the others were ready.
It pops early, the rest of the team scrambles to get rest and transformer, but alas.
This guy starts ranting about fail team bla bla bla..""and doesn't pull his weight disposing of the nanites. So we failed optional, sucks but when you play with Pugs it happens.
We move to the other side and he pulls the same stunt again. Finally i made a remark, "if you're so good, use the bloody gravity well to slow the probes to buy time" and put him on my ignore list.
I can forgive mistakes, but ignorance and attitude really rub me the wrong way. I was flying my Hegh'ta so i did not have a gravity well on myself, nor did i have my char set up for that, but when i use my fed char i always keep my gravity well on standby for exactly the early pop situation. When you fly a showboat (a.k.a. cruiser) a competent player should not even have to think about that.
STO has a diverse group of players with a wide range of expectations and playstyles. To that end the STO team should endeavor to create a variety of content with a diverse set of difficulty levels and challenges. Cake for everyone!
Five of us warp in. AFKer@notanactualhandle scoots to the other side of the planet. Brutus@notarealhandleeither says Hi. And nothing else for the whole game. Two other guys who I will call Time@Traveler and Useless@Cruiser are there. For a moment anyway. Time@Traveler decides to leap into the future instead.
The three of us muddle through the cube and spheres. Very slowly. Joy.
I suggest the three of us go over to AFKer and troll him/her, but nobody responds. Okay, we'll muddle through this. All the while Useless is proving to be useless, unable to heal himself, let alone myself or Brutus.
After what feels like forever after botching 10%, we blow the first transformer. Lo and behold, Time@Traveler emerges from his temporal rift to help us right about now. Things go better from here.
We finish the game. I call AFKer@notanactualhandle a limp-d*** pea-brained AFKing halfwit. He responds "Get some anger management, it's only a game" and links a Mk XII Tetryon Turret with crap modifiers as a sorry attempt to rub it in. I attempt to retort "Most people who play games, play them." but he's ignored me (rightfully, admittedly) by that point.
Slightly related: If you're ever in an STF with me, @Jexsam, and we get an AFKer, feel free to join me in AFKing with them specifically to spite them. Bring fireworks if you can. Trolololololo~
dare I ask, what were you doing in an estf with 4k dps?
Considering I have seen over the last week so many ships that do only 1-2k dmg in a elite stf, 4k seems not that bad.
So here I am lvling a new alt, engineering and fly a Marauder Flight-Deck Cruiser with whooping 2 tactical consoles and advanced slavers without any kind of reputation gear and with mk xi beams and 2 breen cluster torps.
With this kind of setup, I was hesitating to join a elite stf but after looking at how many
omega marks I need for the reputation gear, I said scr** it and joined one.
Ended as the top dmg dealer, we got one escort, have fun to spot him. Kids blow up the generators, 10% rule, oh what, of course gravity well was used against the transformer. So business as usual.
Seriously what can we expect? Couple days ago I joined in a Jem?Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier one of the borg alerts. End results, killed 3 borg spawns myself without any help.
Found the rest of the "team" trying to kill a tactical cube and the got him down to whopping 80% hull in the meantime. I have no absolutely no idea why the chose from all the borg spawns a tactical cube or how the could manage only 20% hull dmg in that time...oh wait......