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# 1 (noobs) tip to level quickly
02-08-2010, 02:20 PM
if anyone cared to know how people got admiral in a few days..

first: go to options, keybinds, and set "fire all weapons" to spacebar. now you dont have to press anything but spacebar, a keyboard with a turbo button to do it automatically is considered legal as long as you are not afk.

second: find the highest "defend ___ sector" mission you can. You know, the "defeat enemy signal contacts 0/3"

third: talk to enemy signal contact that is appropriate for the mission you have, enter deep space.

fourth: look at the status, if the mission says 0/9 or 5/9 or whatever, stay there, invite everyone you can to a group. You will get XP for their kills even if you are across the map and didnt hit the enemy at all.

fith: complete the mission (get 9/9) easiest way is to target "waves" that only consist of 1 or 2 enemies.

sixth: when complete, press M, click "change sector" and choose the sector with the most people in it (3/5 or 4/5). You cannot join a sector with 5/5 people.

seventh: join that sector, look at the progress. if it says "mission starting in 3:32" or whatever, just leave, pick a different sector. what you are looking for is a sector that is already started (0/9 or better), even better are the ones that are nearly complete already (7/9 or 8/9).

eighth: rinse and repeat. When completed, click the "hail starfleet" button on your minimap, find the mission with the check mark, complete it, then immediately re-accept it.

ninth: rinse/repeat.

Not only do you get pretty good XP for all of the kills (even better xp if grouped), but you get good xp for completing the whole mission (3/3). May be boring, but its efficient. Doing a quest can take an hour for minimal kill XP and roughly the same completion XP. Don't worry about mission rewards, most will be outdated very quickly.


I've found that using an escort works best, get the 45degree cannons on your ship, fly to 10km and put your speed at 0.001, spam spacebar while adjusting shield power to front. dont fly close to the enemy and you dont have to worry about facing them, if they get close, pop the ship in reverse.

also if you like to spam your weapons as much as i do, you will need "EPS flow regulators" for your ship.
you might get lucky and loot one, but you will likely have to head to the auction house, just search for "EPS".

These consoles regen your ships power dramatically. When you come out of full impulse - your weapon power needs to charge before you do any decent damage, an EPS flow regulator will regen that power in a heartbeat. Also if you spam phasers or any other weapon, you might notice your weapon power drops pretty quickly, EPS flow regulators will keep your weapon power maxxed (mostly, it will drop to like 90, then regen back to 100).

Try to find anything that is +1 or better. Currently I am using *2* eps flow regulators, 1.25 and 1.5, my power regens so fast i love it. i dont have to worry about going in/out of full impulse near enemys. and i spam spacebar like a madman with no power loss
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# 2
02-08-2010, 02:21 PM
Question: why the heck would you want to level quickly?
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# 3
02-08-2010, 02:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevensided View Post
Question: why the heck would you want to level quickly?
Thats just what I was thinking.
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# 4
02-08-2010, 02:24 PM
Why would you want to level quickly? There is nothing at the end.
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# 5
02-08-2010, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sevensided View Post
Question: why the heck would you want to level quickly?
So you can start another "there is no end-game content" thread.
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# 6
02-08-2010, 02:26 PM
I hit Rear Admiral last week and I only did Deep Space Encounters to fill in gaps. I mainly did Episode and Patrol missions, plus the occasional Exploration mission. Once I did all the Episode missions available for a level I'd hit Patrols then Deep Space in that order. I didn't do it with the idea that it was super fast, I did it that way because I actually enjoy the missions and grinding Deep Space Encounters is pretty boring.
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# 7
02-08-2010, 02:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevensided View Post
Question: why the heck would you want to level quickly?
"if anyone cared to know how people got admiral in a few days.."

do boring missions and level slowly
do boring signal missions and level quickly

end game right now is helping other players, get gear that you can actually use for more than a few hours, and pvp.

for me, the game starts at max level, leveling is just the road you must suffer through before reaching it.
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# 8
02-08-2010, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by evilsandwich View Post
"if anyone cared to know how people got admiral in a few days.."

do boring missions and level slowly
do boring signal missions and level quickly

end game right now is helping other players, get gear that you can actually use for more than a few hours, and pvp.

for me, the game starts at max level, leveling is just the road you must suffer through before reaching it.
that is the case for most games...this seems to be the sad opposite of the usual
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# 9
02-08-2010, 02:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilsandwich View Post
if anyone cared to know how people got admiral in a few days..

first: go to options, keybinds, and set "fire all weapons" to spacebar. now you dont have to press anything but spacebar, a keyboard with a turbo button to do it automatically is considered legal as long as you are not afk.

second: find the highest "defend ___ sector" mission you can. You know, the "defeat enemy signal contacts 0/3"

third: talk to enemy signal contact that is appropriate for the mission you have, enter deep space.

fourth: look at the status, if the mission says 0/9 or 5/9 or whatever, stay there, invite everyone you can to a group. You will get XP for their kills even if you are across the map and didnt hit the enemy at all.

fith: complete the mission (get 9/9) easiest way is to target "waves" that only consist of 1 or 2 enemies.

sixth: when complete, press M, click "change sector" and choose the sector with the most people in it (3/5 or 4/5). You cannot join a sector with 5/5 people.

seventh: join that sector, look at the progress. if it says "mission starting in 3:32" or whatever, just leave, pick a different sector. what you are looking for is a sector that is already started (0/9 or better), even better are the ones that are nearly complete already (7/9 or 8/9).

eighth: rinse and repeat. When completed, click the "hail starfleet" button on your minimap, find the mission with the check mark, complete it, then immediately re-accept it.

ninth: rinse/repeat.

Not only do you get pretty good XP for all of the kills (even better xp if grouped), but you get good xp for completing the whole mission (3/3). May be boring, but its efficient. Doing a quest can take an hour for minimal kill XP and roughly the same completion XP. Don't worry about mission rewards, most will be outdated very quickly.


I've found that using an escort works best, get the 45degree cannons on your ship, fly to 10km and put your speed at 0.001, spam spacebar while adjusting shield power to front. dont fly close to the enemy and you dont have to worry about facing them, if they get close, pop the ship in reverse.
Somehow I suspect the weasel who was complaining about end game content in the admiral thread did this. Peopke who do this need some kind of publicly viewed flag, like a scarlet "Dirtbag" , when they try and gather respect for their rank when they stole it like a bot thief.
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# 10
02-08-2010, 02:38 PM
Funny that you preface your post title with "noobs"...

Because the people that follow this path are the worst players in the game...even at admiral... They know nothing but the minimum, and are generally lethargic and whiny, not to mention short-sighted, as you aren't even talking about the game...You're talking about a way to *avoid* the game....

These are the people that are behind all of these complaints about end-game and boredom... Because they chose to do it the boring way... They probably only have jobs because their uncle got them in-the-door too... =D

you're talking about trying to look awesome by being an admiral, but sucking at pretty much the whole game by virtue of not having a clue about the story, or the journey...

Also worthy of consideration: This sort of patterned power-leveling until the game is a joke is *exactly* what led Sony Online to the conclusion that they had to overhaul SWG with the NGE in-the-first-place... So when it happens here, I assume you won't complain... =D
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