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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 99
# 2091
04-30-2013, 02:25 PM
Oh there are a few I could mention. Like the time that KASE was bugged and it took at least 30 minutes for what had been a very good team with good builds to kill the Scimitar.Though admittedly, I think this was more the game's fault at the time and the battle was truly epic, if mind-numbingly long (I don't know if that Kar'fi driver is reading this, but bless you for playing the bait!).

Then there were some more recent shenanigans. Two in particular involved some idiot and/or griefer blowing the the nanite generators one at a time BEFORE the cube was dealt with on ISE. All the times I've lost CSE because the Kang was destroyed, once before the Raptors came out... .

But the worst, oh the worst... . I don't know if it was malice, stupidity, or mental illness, but this was KASE again. There I am on the right side, alone with my Kamarag, handling the probes. I've taken out one nanite generator in my spare time to expedite things once the left gate was dealt with, since all four of my teammates were over there. Then one of them approaches and starts firing on the second generator. Okay, cool, I've got support now, so I join in. Then the cube warps in and that Kumari that had come to my "aid" bolts. So I'm left alone to deal with the cube AND the probes. Now, I'd say I'm an average to above-average player, but I can't tank a cube and take probe duty at the same time, not without blowing up a lot and letting probes through. So after a few minutes of repeated respawns and about two probes getting through (it was almost four, close, but I got them) I managed to kill the cube. Then Kumari-guy and a Vesta (or was it an Armitage?) blow the transformer, then go after the next two generators on my side and summon the cube, and proceed to ignore it for the go for the second transformer. Deja vu. More probes slip through, but we destroy the gate. MEANWHILE the left has made less progress than little ol' me and the deficient duo, still working on transformer number two (I remind you that through most of the match there were FOUR people on that side). Well, I go over there and help with the probes. I'm a probe kind of guy, I usually load out for crowd-control. Then they blow the transformer, and everyone else concentrates on the gate. So here I am with a swarm of probes to shoot down, being harassed by spheres AND a cube, and everyone else is doing nothing to help directly, mostly just exploding spectacularly against the gate while the cube and spheres take half-hearted pot-shots at them. This was the only time I ever lost Khitomer Accord, and I hope to whatever rules this universe that it's the LAST.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 114
# 2092
04-30-2013, 02:55 PM
I have to say, I recently had a fabulous time in an STF with my fleet - I warned them ahead of time I had no idea what I was doing and that my ship wasn't optimized (I have all Mark XII gear, though some of it is purple), they wound up shouldering a lot of my weight, but we all seemed to have good fun. (At least I did!) I've spent enough time on the forums to know to keep an eye on chat and do what the more experienced people are telling me to do, and that all worked out quite well.

I was impressed enough at how much damage that well-optimized ships can do that I think I may try doing the same myself, so that next time I can pull more of my own weight in an STF/fleet action - I don't want to keep presuming on their patience.

So taking a minute to help a new person can pay off!
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 127
# 2093
04-30-2013, 03:57 PM
I tried to run a CSE with friends this morning and we couldn't break 12:40 left on the optional. Just terrible, might as well go back to the queues
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Posts: 91
# 2094
04-30-2013, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by eardianm View Post
I tried to run a CSE with friends this morning and we couldn't break 12:40 left on the optional. Just terrible, might as well go back to the queues
It's 12:46!

What is not shown in my video is the large amount of attempts we needed to get that time, but you get some semblance of an idea by looking at my ACT screenshots. Every encounter a try^^ We aborted... a LOT

P.S. Also the amount of beams we used in ISE is ok^^
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ELITE STF SPEED RECORDS (time on optional remaining):
S07: KASE: 12:54 | CSE: 13:20 | ISE: 12:38 All held personally, my POV
LOR: KASE: 13:19 | CSE: 13:47 | ISE: 13:34 None held personally, other player's POV
S08: coming soon

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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 247
# 2095
05-01-2013, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by kharlis View Post
The worst ones for me happen when at the start I ask "So, what's our plan" and NO ONE responds.
EXACTLY!

I get a big ol' kick out of people who say they teach everyone how to do STF's. It's called "YEA RIGHT!"

I've flown right up in front of people's ships and said stuff like 'YOU NEED TO BE SHOOTING THE NANITES' and had no responce.

By the way, I've seen a few of the people who have posted here in a few STF's. Some of them are actually as good as they say they are.

And that's a good thing!
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# 2096
05-01-2013, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by eardianm View Post
I tried to run a CSE with friends this morning and we couldn't break 12:40 left on the optional. Just terrible, might as well go back to the queues
Don't bother with HOSE then - 9/10 instances of that end with most of the team bailing at some point.

Saying that, the queues suggest that HOSE isn't popular anyway - on the rare occasions that I actually want to bother with it, the queue hardly ever produces and I get bored and queue for something else that stands a chance of actually happening!

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Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,509
# 2097
05-01-2013, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by rahmkota19 View Post
Worst experience?

**snip**

Anybody having a more miserable story than this?
People screwing up eSTF on purpose, doing everything to make the team lose the optional or the mission. I'm not talking about AFKers or rainbow ships without a clue, it's those people that came straight from the ***hole club that want to make sure you feel sad/annoyed for the next 30min.

ISE: high dps jem hadar heading straight to the nanite generator and blowing it before the cube that's hovering above the transformer, both sides. The ***hole pilot did that right after the patrols were taken care of.

CSE: high dps ship blows up one upper probes on three sides, one after another spawning 3 Negh/raptors, which the captain quickly lures toward the kang.

KASE: pilots blowing up 2 generators on all transformers, leaving the rest of the team to take care of it. These cubes somehow always manages to go after the pilots on probe duty, ugh.

KAGE: once we get to the large room (where the nodes are), someone beams into the console room and randomly drops shields on every one of them before we even started clearing the place. I don't have to paint you the picture what happens next.

IGE: trigger line sabotage. Trigger line tactic is a good strategy, which guarantees the optional for a team that's not used to elite ground missions. It's not absolute per se (much like the 10% rule in infected), but most teams try to follow it generally. It has an inherent weakness though, if teammates agree on the trigger line tactic, every one must follow it or the opt will fail. Sometimes you have that oddball, that's geared right for that matter, but completely refuses to teamwork and even mentions it in the chat. This captain ******* will cross every trigger line, will aggro everything in sight which results in the entire team being decimated because they're now scrambling to save the hostage and ignoring the danger in the room.

CGE: I don't have a scenario for this one, because I have yet to see anyone sabotaging this one on purpose. Maybe because it's hard to do so or I've just been lucky.


It's so retarded that I'm not making this stuff up.
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Posts: 758
# 2098
05-01-2013, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by deokkent View Post
People screwing up eSTF on purpose, doing everything to make the team lose the optional or the mission. I'm not talking about AFKers or rainbow ships without a clue, it's those people that came straight from the ***hole club that want to make sure you feel sad/annoyed for the next 30min.

ISE: high dps jem hadar heading straight to the nanite generator and blowing it before the cube that's hovering above the transformer, both sides. The ***hole pilot did that right after the patrols were taken care of.

CSE: high dps ship blows up one upper probes on three sides, one after another spawning 3 Negh/raptors, which the captain quickly lures toward the kang.

KASE: pilots blowing up 2 generators on all transformers, leaving the rest of the team to take care of it. These cubes somehow always manages to go after the pilots on probe duty, ugh.

KAGE: once we get to the large room (where the nodes are), someone beams into the console room and randomly drops shields on every one of them before we even started clearing the place. I don't have to paint you the picture what happens next.

IGE: trigger line sabotage. Trigger line tactic is a good strategy, which guarantees the optional for a team that's not used to elite ground missions. It's not absolute per se (much like the 10% rule in infected), but most teams try to follow it generally. It has an inherent weakness though, if teammates agree on the trigger line tactic, every one must follow it or the opt will fail. Sometimes you have that oddball, that's geared right for that matter, but completely refuses to teamwork and even mentions it in the chat. This captain ******* will cross every trigger line, will aggro everything in sight which results in the entire team being decimated because they're now scrambling to save the hostage and ignoring the danger in the room.

CGE: I don't have a scenario for this one, because I have yet to see anyone sabotaging this one on purpose. Maybe because it's hard to do so or I've just been lucky.


It's so retarded that I'm not making this stuff up.
Sad fact of life, trollers indulge in other players' misery. I've seen my fair share of idiots, and it's so annoying.


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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,510
# 2099
05-01-2013, 12:01 PM
Not my worst, but just surreal enough that I had to share.

Hive Onslaught, normal, we make it to the Queen. Group is going a bit slow and one person is spending more time waiting to respawn than he survives between lives but not bad for a queue pug.

Queen does her impulse burst thing then AMS, catching the whole team (except the guy who's always dead). Everyone stops shooting, except one guy in a rainbow beam escort just spraying FAW all over the place. Decent damage for the bad build, not enough to destroy anyone but enough to wipe out mines and fighters and leave a couple people with open shield arcs.

I see this occasionally, people just not paying enough attention and doing a lot of unnecessary damage. They can really mess with a group, but because they're not paying attention they usually don't realize it's ME blowing them out of the sky instead of the queen. He's already under half health, so all it takes is the high yeild I already have queued up and he's gone.

Couple seconds later, "Check your targets when you're AMS'ed Hevach, you killed me." He's not angry, mistakes happen, "Sorrys" and "nps" are exchanged, he's very reasonable about this whole situation, he wants to help me improve. He almost makes me feel a little bad for killing him.

But that's why it's so surreal to me. If he noticed my torpedo and understands what had happened that allowed me to kill him, how did he not do the same for the psychedelic rainbow of death he was vomiting on everything except the queen?

Last edited by hevach; 05-01-2013 at 12:10 PM.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,253
# 2100
05-01-2013, 12:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by deokkent View Post
People screwing up eSTF on purpose, doing everything to make the team lose the optional or the mission. I'm not talking about AFKers or rainbow ships without a clue, it's those people that came straight from the ***hole club that want to make sure you feel sad/annoyed for the next 30min...

CGE: I don't have a scenario for this one, because I have yet to see anyone sabotaging this one on purpose. Maybe because it's hard to do so or I've just been lucky.


It's so retarded that I'm not making this stuff up.
How about running at Armek before anyone else is ready, and spawning the shields? And doing this repeatedly, and not supporting the team and spawning cover shields around Armek?

Oh, and rushing through the enemies throughout the map, and refusing to help complete the transformer Connect-The-Dots.

Seen this happen - it IS possible, unfortunately.

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