Funniest thing just happened to me. I almost literally fell out of my chair right after spitting coffee all over my desk on this one...
Was heading for an Anomaly in B'Tran when I'll be damned if some guy hits Quantum Slip Stream to get there before me to steal the prize. He was not even in my camera view he was so far away. I heard the slip stream activate...turned to see where the sound was coming from...then to my utter surprise, I see this guy go zooming past me to snatch the anomaly from me right as I got in to scanning range. I was so shocked, all I could do was watch him as if it were slow motion, as he came up on my tail, passed me, then grabbed the anomaly.
I immediately spit my coffee out of my mouth before I choked on it laughing, then from pure shock of coffee being all over my desk, I almost fell out of my chair going for a towel. That so deserves an immature ROFLCOPTERS!
IDK whats funnier: what the person did, or the fact that you felt the need to post a thread about it
Take your pick. If you feel my sharing a funny story with the community, a community that I rather enjoy chit chatting with and have been doing so since 2008, as being funny, then by all means, whatever gets your goat.
Any RA who's maxed their research points and stock piled anomalies in their bank can make a killing on the exchange right now. Items once going for 2000 EC/ea are now going for 6,000.
This happened after the last Memory Alpha update as well. It should stabilize in a month or so but yeah, it reminds me of when the game first opened and people were racing each other in the team instances to get to anomalies. Teamwork went right out out the window/airlock. To the OP, I chuckle as well when I see tier 5 ships slipstreaming through Delta Volanis and Hromi.
My favorite part of Star Trek was when the USS Repulse zipped past the USS Enterprise to scan a newly discovered phenomenon, with Captain Taggert hailing Picard on the main viewer in order to give him the finger.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I have yet to really see people stealing anomalies. I never even saw this at launch. I generally tried to steer clear of others in the exploration sectors so I wasn't grabbing someone else's anomalies.
I've been gathering for a few days now and have yet to really see people. Also, yes, I think they did increase the drop rate because one run through B'Tran usually nets me around 60 anomalies of various types