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Lt. Commander
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I'm really sorry to say this... but the new "top end" gear is absolutely appalling!!

This is my FIRST complaint about this game and I hate to say it (cause I think this game is amazing and Crypic is doin a great job) but out of all the technical and server issues this one should be corrected ASAP or even die hard Star Trek fans like myself will start to lose interest in this game.

The new "amazing" gear that we SHOULD be aspiring to get are barely upgrades to some of the green Mk X items already available IF THAT!

For example... the fact that only Antiproton and Tricobalt devices are the only new types available is ridiculous... when you think about it for a moment the 2.5% proc chance of a phaser disabling a system is FAR more desirable than a lil extra crit dmg. On top of that the DPS of the new weapons is EXACTLY THE SAME as their green counterparts... what's up with that?! Sure they might give an extra 20 crit severity and 0.1 hit.... but I have no desire whatsoever to buy these items and THAT is a fail in a game like this that centers around gear aquisition at top end. Finally the tricobalt warheads... awesome in theory execpt that most of the time they're shot down in pvp (so useless)... and they have such a huge reload timer that I can't seem to find a use for them in pve either...

The Shield arrays are ok... but again VERY similar to their blue Mk X counterparts with only slightly more regen to them.

So that being said I'm VERY Disappointed in this new "epic" gear you've released... I have had nothing to do or aspire to get for the last week or so and am sadly getting bored already.... I'm sticking to my Polaron and Phaser beam arrays and quantum torpedoes until something that's ACTUALLY better comes out... and it had better be soon....
Lt. Commander
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# 2
02-13-2010, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Jakyre View Post
I'm really sorry to say this... but the new "top end" gear is absolutely appalling!!

This is my FIRST complaint about this game and I hate to say it (cause I think this game is amazing and Crypic is doin a great job) but out of all the technical and server issues this one should be corrected ASAP or even die hard Star Trek fans like myself will start to lose interest in this game.

The new "amazing" gear that we SHOULD be aspiring to get are barely upgrades to some of the green Mk X items already available IF THAT!

For example... the fact that only Antiproton and Tricobalt devices are the only new types available is ridiculous... when you think about it for a moment the 2.5% proc chance of a phaser disabling a system is FAR more desirable than a lil extra crit dmg. On top of that the DPS of the new weapons is EXACTLY THE SAME as their green counterparts... what's up with that?! Sure they might give an extra 20 crit severity and 0.1 hit.... but I have no desire whatsoever to buy these items and THAT is a fail in a game like this that centers around gear aquisition at top end. Finally the tricobalt warheads... awesome in theory execpt that most of the time they're shot down in pvp (so useless)... and they have such a huge reload timer that I can't seem to find a use for them in pve either...

The Shield arrays are ok... but again VERY similar to their blue Mk X counterparts with only slightly more regen to them.

So that being said I'm VERY Disappointed in this new "epic" gear you've released... I have had nothing to do or aspire to get for the last week or so and am sadly getting bored already.... I'm sticking to my Polaron and Phaser beam arrays and quantum torpedoes until something that's ACTUALLY better comes out... and it had better be soon....
Sigh.

Let me twll you something about MMOs, man. As apparently you've never played any other one before.

Any kind of "epic" gear that comes out at endgame is going to be evolutionary, NOT gamebreaking. It has to be, otherwise it becomes must-have gear in PvP and the result is horrifying.

I remember WoW whent he only way to play PvP was in epic raid gear - anything else didn't stand a chance. Then Epic PvP gear was introduced that anyone could get BECAUSE of the fact that nobody could compete.

Auto Assault's eomplete endgame was pvP focused - people without epic PvP gear (bought with points from PvPing) didn't stand a chance. That game was fairly new when that gear was pu tin - the game its4elf was dead less than 6 months after the intro of that gear. A few diehards kept playing PvP to earn their gear, everyone else quit. The said diehards weren't enough to keep the game alive, and NCSoft pulled the plug.

STO is in a similar position - endgame can't be so epic that nobody but ultra-diehards can get it. Perhaps in a year or two once the playerbase stabilizes...right now, NO.

So deal with it for now, and take your moaning elsewhere. Cryptic was SMART to make that gear evolutionary, not a IWIN button. IWIN buttons will KILL this game before it really even gets started.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
02-13-2010, 04:44 PM
I agree. Very Rare items (Purples) should be better than what you can already get by a noticeable amount in both DPS and "extras" like +crit or +accuracy.

Otherwise why bother getting the stuff?

Also, at top tier, there should be an equal chance of getting all types of weapons at Mk X. So I should be able to buy Phaser/Disrupter/Plasma/Tetryon/Polaron/Antiproton versions of every weapon. Not just the high end stuff.
Lt. Commander
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# 4
02-13-2010, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Callasan View Post
. IWIN buttons will KILL this game before it really even gets started.
Absolutely right. Any time there is any alpha gear/class in a game the game suffers. Slightly better is the way to go.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 5
02-13-2010, 05:00 PM
I love this thread just for the second part of the thread title!

+1, BTW
Lt. Commander
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# 6
02-13-2010, 05:04 PM
Hey, you stole my signature line! Only I can say that in this forum.

Anyway, jokes apart, the Tricobalt Device launcher isn't light gear.. Afaik you can't get that anywhere else, and for T4+ cruisers a 30sec cooldown WTFPWN torpedo is a must.
Lt. Commander
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# 7
02-13-2010, 05:08 PM
The all new Shaka dance!!!!!

Up,Up,Down,Down,Left,Right,Left,Right,Shield,Fire, Shield,Fire,WARP!

EVERYONE NOW!!!!!!

Lt. Commander
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# 8
02-13-2010, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Mortius View Post
The all new Shaka dance!!!!!

Up,Up,Down,Down,Left,Right,Left,Right,Shield,Fire, Shield,Fire,WARP!

EVERYONE NOW!!!!!!

Uhmmm.. no.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
02-13-2010, 05:17 PM
Actually... can they just drop this "Very Rare" rewards for everyone, all the time garbage altogether?

It's not very rare if everyone has 6 of them.

There is no excuse for the numbskullness of the new Purple Loot For Everyone All The Time campaign.

meh
Lt. Commander
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# 10
02-13-2010, 05:17 PM
I wasn't moaning... or at least I didn't mean to.
However I'm not asking for an IWIN button either.

I've played 2 other MMOs heavily WoW and DDO... so I understand the evolution of an MMO (I've been playing WoW since vanilla MC BWL content). All I'm trying to point out is that most of the the gear isn't even SLIGHTLY better than the greens that are currently available. The extra crit severity and 0.1 hit on the antiproton beams (at the exact same DPS) doesn't really benefit more than the 2.5% chance to disable a system.... or drop all power levels by 25... or even -10% dmg resist that you can get from the other weapons types.

I stand corrected on the tricobalt device tho... yeah that would be sweet on an escort... I'm in a cruiser

I'd still like to see just more variety... a phaser beam array, a quantum torpedo or a tetryon cannon.
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