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# 21
06-26-2014, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by onyxheart1 View Post
I wonder, will the boxes that award marks you get from turning in risian birds and feather monkeys also be affected?

and if so will boxes you haven't opened yet be affected as well?

Yes, when you turn in your birds and monkeys the marks are affected.

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# 22
06-28-2014, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by silverskyhigh2 View Post
I was wondering is it just for the mark boxes that you get during this event or any mark boxes that you open?
Any. The mark boxes I stockpiled in anticipation of this event all got 50 % more than they normally would have had.

So for the next event, remember to keep your daily bonus marks boxes stockpiled and try to live on the regular marks. (At least for stuff where the daily is the bigger reward - Infected Elite for example the base reward is higher than the daily bonus.)

And I strongly suspect - any mark boxes you got this weekend will only have the extra rewards this weekend.

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Tomorrow, the sands of Risa shall run red with the blood of countless small feathery and furry things, sacrificed on the altar of my rep grinds....

Assuming those mutant monkeys and stuff have red blood, that is. Well, I'll find out tomorrow.

(What was that? Conservation? Endangered species? Oh, don't pester me about these trivialities.)
Why do you assume the birds and monkeys get killed when you sell them? I would figure they find a new home somewhere.

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# 23 fail event
06-28-2014, 04:35 PM
so of teh 23 queues that give fleet marks or choice of marks a total of 5 of them have anyone playing. So where the h is everyone? Last time we had one of these weekends I could run queues non stop but now it's a complete pain to even get one filled.

insights from the forum crowd?
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# 24
06-28-2014, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by roninfel View Post
so of teh 23 queues that give fleet marks or choice of marks a total of 5 of them have anyone playing. So where the h is everyone? Last time we had one of these weekends I could run queues non stop but now it's a complete pain to even get one filled.

insights from the forum crowd?
My guess is that it's still a matter of reward vs. time spent. Since the Bonus Marks are applied to everything, it's not likely to alter what folks are playing. You're probably seeing...

Fleet Marks: Defera Invasion Zone, (Federation/Klingon) Fleet Alert, Colony Invasion, Starbase Fleet Defense, (Federation/Klingon) Starbase Incursion
Omega Marks: ESTFs, Defera Invasion Zone (as an afterthought w/the Daily Bonus)
Romulan Marks: Risa, Tau Dewa Patrol, New Romulus, maybe something else (if only for the Daily Bonus, most of the queues have too low a base reward threshold to be worthwhile)
Nukara Marks: Crystalline Catastrophe (Elite)
Dyson Marks: Voth Ground BZ
Undine Marks: Undine Space BZ, Undine Infiltration (Elite)

...popping up. The ones that have dilithium as well as Marks are likely to pop even more often, and of course cross-factions also have an edge. For the rest, we have the Summer Event and checking out what's on Tribble for S9.5. Then there's the folks that were excited by the announcement of the crafting revamp, dove straight into the alpha version of S9.5 on Tribble, and were disappointed by what they found... they probably aren't flooding the queues at this time.

So yeah, as far as Fleet/Choice of Marks queues, there are pretty much 5-6 with worthwhile rewards compared to the alternatives. Otherwise, the best rewards come from non-queued activities... though that doesn't necessarily mean non-grouped. Plus, once you've finished a cycle of the Fleet Mark queues that are efficient enough to run, you can move on to the Rep Mark queues while the Fleet Mark queues finish their cooldowns. Thus, only those few being played, just like normal.

Oh, and it is summer, so some folks might be going outside in real life. That would cut down on the number of folks playing too.


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# 25
06-28-2014, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by breadandcircuses View Post
My guess is that it's still a matter of reward vs. time spent. Since the Bonus Marks are applied to everything, it's not likely to alter what folks are playing. You're probably seeing...

Fleet Marks: Defera Invasion Zone, (Federation/Klingon) Fleet Alert, Colony Invasion, Starbase Fleet Defense, (Federation/Klingon) Starbase Incursion

Oh, and it is summer, so some folks might be going outside in real life. That would cut down on the number of folks playing too.
Yeah those are the ones I would expect to be filling too how ever the only ones that are are the fleet alert and Crystaline Catastrophe Elite. Colony Invasion, Starbase Fleet Defense and Starbase Incursion are dead. I've only found 1 SFD to run in the last 36 hours between 5 toons.

I wish it was summer...all it does is rain in MN. LOL
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# 26
06-28-2014, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by roninfel View Post
Yeah those are the ones I would expect to be filling too how ever the only ones that are are the fleet alert and Crystaline Catastrophe Elite. Colony Invasion, Starbase Fleet Defense and Starbase Incursion are dead. I've only found 1 SFD to run in the last 36 hours between 5 toons.

I wish it was summer...all it does is rain in MN. LOL
If you're on the KDF side of things, try subscribing to the "rex fashions" channel. It's set up for KDF social/grouping purposes, and the channel founder likes to organize runs for some of the bigger PvE's like Starbase Fleet Defense, The Big Dig, etc. when he can gather enough folks. "KDFdefera" is another handy one, since you don't see KDF players standing about Defera as often as Fed; more of a pure grouping channel, so less chat. Fed side, I generally don't need a grouping channel to find a team for much, so I can't help there. You might check the STOWiki Global Channel Directory to see if any of those are helpful, though the one that caught my eye was "REDALERT" since it is organized around Events such as this Bonus Marks Weekend.


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So I know exactly why we're not being asked to pay to hear the voices.
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# 27 Bonus Marks
06-28-2014, 10:14 PM
I wish they'd allow this about once a month. Or some similar activity that boosted marks, but was perhaps capped to avoid exploiting. These Bonus marks Weekends are appreciated though!
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# 28
06-29-2014, 11:33 AM
May I ask what kind of weapon the Starfleet character on the event poster is holding?

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# 29
06-29-2014, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by breadandcircuses View Post
My guess is that it's still a matter of reward vs. time spent. Since the Bonus Marks are applied to everything, it's not likely to alter what folks are playing. You're probably seeing...

Fleet Marks: Defera Invasion Zone, (Federation/Klingon) Fleet Alert, Colony Invasion, Starbase Fleet Defense, (Federation/Klingon) Starbase Incursion
Omega Marks: ESTFs, Defera Invasion Zone (as an afterthought w/the Daily Bonus)
Romulan Marks: Risa, Tau Dewa Patrol, New Romulus, maybe something else (if only for the Daily Bonus, most of the queues have too low a base reward threshold to be worthwhile)
Nukara Marks: Crystalline Catastrophe (Elite)
Dyson Marks: Voth Ground BZ
Undine Marks: Undine Space BZ, Undine Infiltration (Elite)

...popping up. The ones that have dilithium as well as Marks are likely to pop even more often, and of course cross-factions also have an edge. For the rest, we have the Summer Event and checking out what's on Tribble for S9.5. Then there's the folks that were excited by the announcement of the crafting revamp, dove straight into the alpha version of S9.5 on Tribble, and were disappointed by what they found... they probably aren't flooding the queues at this time.

So yeah, as far as Fleet/Choice of Marks queues, there are pretty much 5-6 with worthwhile rewards compared to the alternatives. Otherwise, the best rewards come from non-queued activities... though that doesn't necessarily mean non-grouped. Plus, once you've finished a cycle of the Fleet Mark queues that are efficient enough to run, you can move on to the Rep Mark queues while the Fleet Mark queues finish their cooldowns. Thus, only those few being played, just like normal.

Oh, and it is summer, so some folks might be going outside in real life. That would cut down on the number of folks playing too.
Think the summer event is the main thing since a lot of fleet and people may be maxed out they may be grinding marks for the swimsuits and stuff
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# 30
06-29-2014, 03:23 PM
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May I ask what kind of weapon the Starfleet character on the event poster is holding?
Looks like a Fleet Phaser of some kind or another .
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