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# 11
03-02-2010, 12:01 PM
It's too bad 95% of people who play games are morons who don't know how to research stuff they can't beat. I've known all these tips for weeks, and get no response when I try to relay them to people in my instance via local chat. Probably they are all noobs with the stupid zone chat still enabled. Oh well. My only hope is to someone make a whole lot of STO friends and tackle this with them. If anyone is interested lemme know. In fact, it might be a good idea to make a thread for that... hmmm...
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# 12
03-08-2010, 08:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hansbrix
Entity will fire a energy beam at highest threat target.
reading this now, i am feeling kind of honored... thought that damn beast loved me or so...
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# 13
03-08-2010, 10:18 AM
Lost 6 hours of my life to this encounter. Watching groups of escorts sitting between 5 and 10km out, litterally sitting there dumping mines and shooting at the entity while NOT MOVING. Every time a group of people circled around shards broke off at them died to the mines or to killing them. This is fine, as the OP says, till about 30% then the large shards come and in one rotation all the work everyone put in is gone. Once those of us kiting the shards cross those SITTING STILL masses of small fragments appear and oh look the CE's back to 100%. Yay, there went another hour. And they do this again and again and again. Tried this thing 3 times in the last 2 weeks, every time is the same, I'm half tempted to just drop this and farm DSE's till I'm past this content hole.
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# 14
03-08-2010, 11:16 AM
i had just three hours of CE. with my assaultcruiser i made torpruns, swooping in and out. starting at 10km with HYT2 and using 2 torplauncher fore/aft each. shooting torps as soon as they came out of cool down. swooping past the CE shooting the aft-torps and using HYT again until i reach 10km distance! turning and then once more with feeling. resulting in a great 8 around the CE instead a single circle. every run made enough damage to drop the CE about 1%. i guess if a full group of cruisers engange in this tactic, maybe supported by a flock of other ships which drag the shards and heal now and then, the entity might go down really fast.

weapons:

front:
2 mk-x-phaser-arrays
1 mk-x-quantum-launcher
1 mk-viii-quantum-launcher

back:
2 mk-x-phaser-arrays
1 mk-viii-quantum-launcher
1 mk-viii-photon-launcher

TWO high-yield-chambers with +21 and +22 on torpedos.

HYT-2 and TacticalTeam-1

for staying alive:

engineering team 1, 2 and 3
scienceteam 1
polarize hull 2

now and then miracle worker and every other skill a captain can use...

and then: luck and skill 8)
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# 15 Escorts
03-08-2010, 12:41 PM
This is all interesting as I fly an Escort (1977, made by Ford, VERY nice). Obligitory joke out of the way...

I tried this mission and had to stand at distance to keep plowing away at the entity with full frontal fusilade of cannon and torpedos. My targeted object was never at any shard but the entity itself. I don't use mines so there are no random shard hits and I never targeted anything but the CE. Obvious question then is will targeting automatically shift to other objects or will it stay fixed on what you have selected?

If it remains fixed, whay not have Escorts facing at range (not circling) outside of the ring of circling ships? Their better DPS with cannon surely should help more than switching to phasers as long as they are not shooting shards.

If experience of the collective has ruled this strategy as "looney tunes" then I'll try the phaser only approach next time.

Thanks!
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# 16
03-08-2010, 12:59 PM
if you dont drag the attention of some lonely shards who want to visit you on your bridge, then hold it with nike: just DO it! the escort (lovely car indeed...) is nimble enough to dodge those damn fragments if they decide to come your way...
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# 17
03-08-2010, 01:12 PM
I guess I got lucky with the group I was with a few days ago. I'd tried to tackle this challenge a couple of other times to no avail. This time I went in with my heavy escort and immediately did nothing but go after shards. I don't know how many of us were on shard duty but most seemed content with pounding away at the CE. I kited when I could but made sure I went after every shard within blasting distance. I guess it took about twenty or thirty minutes but suddenly the message popped up that the CE had been destroyed.
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# 18
03-08-2010, 01:48 PM
Just graduated to Commander, Valkyrie III, Heavy Escort.
Nice to see someone appreciated "Galaxy Quest" as much as I, Mao-B.
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# 19
03-08-2010, 03:46 PM
Just tried the event, saw people flying randomly around, told the strategy everybody agreed, went well for a while (to 30%) until some idiot (Scooter@KingLancer79 ) showed up and started shooting at large fragments and deploying mines around. Apparently he was doing this on purpose and it wasn't his first try...
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# 20
03-08-2010, 03:50 PM
Yes, all of mine went to about 30% before it started to regen back up to 40-50%.
I hate players that intentionally sabotage quests.
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