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# 1 Fastest way to level up.
07-29-2010, 07:54 AM
What is the fastest way to level up? Ive been playing for awhile but so far im only a LC, it just seems to take forever! And why do the escorts suck so much? I made the mistake of picking one as my first ship and I regret it.
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# 2
07-29-2010, 09:43 AM
Escorts are great, but you need to equip them with the best weapons available at your level. I just hit Commander with my Tactical Captain. He had no trouble with Lt.Cm missions.

I would often take out two of three Birds of Prey before they got anywhere near me. Basically, I would slow to 1/4 Impulse and just open up on the first one that was in range. A lot of the time, they would never turn and would try to take me head on. Big mistake. Just when I think their facing shields are almost down, I fire off a High Yield Torpedo and as it's enroute, switch to the next target (using my shield boosting abilities are needed).

It's probably not the best strategy for later on, but it works at Lt. Cm quite well. You just have to have good weapons and some weapon boosting consoles. Also, make sure your skill points are spent on your Energy Weapons.

As far as leveling faster, the Explore X Cluster missions seem to be the way to go. You'll get XP a lot faster by going to the highest level one you have a mission for and just repeating it over and over and over and... yea.

Personally, the only time I did that was when I wanted to "power" through Commander on my Engineer/Crusier Captain because I really wanted a Galaxy Class ship. I just LOVE the Galaxy Class and I got impatient. lol Didn't help that I don't care for the four nacelles of the T3 ships... I could have maybe lived with it if I could have had a "true" Stargazer, but... yea.
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# 3
07-29-2010, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiberius_2013
What is the fastest way to level up? Ive been playing for awhile but so far im only a LC, it just seems to take forever! And why do the escorts suck so much? I made the mistake of picking one as my first ship and I regret it.
Escorts don't suck, you just need to know how to use it :p

The fastest way to level is by doing your lowest level story and patrol mission then do a explore and/or defend the sector block mission. If you are LC 3 then do your LC story and patrol mission followed by one or two explore/defend missions to bring you to the next level. Never do a story or patrol mission that is for a higher level than what you are. You will just end up having to grind at some point.
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I remember...back in the day...... When everyone complained about leveling 2 quickly!

"...Geez ma... how fast the kid has grown ...."
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# 5
07-29-2010, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by RKRider
I remember...back in the day...... When everyone complained about leveling 2 quickly!

"...Geez ma... how fast the kid has grown ...."
I'm new to the game. Been here two weeks? Three, perhaps? Anyway, it does seem that we level too fast to me. I really don't want to hit Admiral! lol

I ran through Commander just because I really wanted "my" ship! My baby! My Galaxy! And well... I did really want the rank of Captain, too.

I know it's probably silly, but the rank of Captain should be special. I don't want to fly around the galaxy as an Admiral... it just seems odd to me. Captain Picard, Captain Kirk, Captain Archer... ext.

When Kirk was Admiral Kirk, he was stuck at a desk. If it wasn't doing an inspection of the Enterprise at the beginning of TMP, Spock would have been the Captain, not Kirk.

So yea, I want Captain to last as long as possible and be a Captain doing what a Captain should be doing! I don't want to be an Admiral pretending to be a Captain. lol

I'm sure this has been brought up before, though. But as a noob, I wanted to say it.
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# 6
07-29-2010, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BobLion54 View Post

So yea, I want Captain to last as long as possible and be a Captain doing what a Captain should be doing! I don't want to be an Admiral pretending to be a Captain. lol
I'm new too. Owned it for two days played it for 2 hours.

It does seem ridiculous to be an Admiral doing the things we do. And sooner or later there's going to be thousands of admirals. That doesnt make any sense.

It would be like a Star Wars game populated by thousands of Jedi. After a certain point it will get pretty stupid.

If a player wants to be an admiral then by all means be an admiral but limit their play to admiral play. Like diplomacy and sitting in an office.
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# 7
07-29-2010, 10:37 AM
Captain level is way too short. I flew pass it.
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# 8
07-29-2010, 06:15 PM
yeah but captian is a great point in the game. great ships and you start to see what you can really do in space fights
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# 9
01-18-2011, 09:23 AM
I am in a similar boat if you get my drift. Currently at LC 5 nearly 6 and I have just completed the story mission where you have to lay the self replicating mines around the transwarp hub.
Not sure where to go from here, I like doing the starbase 24 space battle mission, but it doesn't seem to get many points mainly because its a low level mision.
I am thinking of doing the save the deferi (I may have spelt that wrong lol) mission, but will it lead onto better ones?
Not too interested in PvP at the moment, though I love the team missions like the starbase 24 mission.
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# 10
01-18-2011, 10:28 AM
Just open your mission log, and start running the lower rank missions and move your way up. Before the featured episodes, there was enough content on the Fed side to level completely up to Admiral level by just doing the patrols, and the story missions, with a few exploration and DSE instances thrown in.

Now there are extra missions from the 2, soon to be 3 featured episodes, plus daily repeatables from each series. PvP is fun though, and a good source of extra experience. Once you get to admiral levels, the daily PvP missions give marks and emblems for some of the best gear in the game. If you wait to start PvP until the admiral level, you will be far behind in skill to people that have been competitively playing PvP for a long time.
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