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# 1 Shuttle Wars - The PvE Edition
07-31-2011, 12:35 PM
So, some of you might have heard of the "Shuttle Wars" PvP events. We started them back as an approach to a "PvP" boycott, to lament broken abilties and lack of PvP support. But: This thread is not about PvP, so even if you hate PvP with every fibre of your being and wouldn't do if if you got paid for it, t his thread can still be for you!

We decided last week to try something new - between PvP matches, we wanted to meet in Deep Space Encounters and see what we can achieve with our shuttles in those. Of course, we didn#t target the UA or VA instances. Our goal was to try the Shuttles out in Commander to Captain level DSEs, like in Romulan and Cardassian Space.

And today, we did. And it was fun! Imagine a 4-5 man VA Shuttle team hunting down Cardassian ship groups, destroying battleships and even dreadnoughts (I hope some of the /demorecords will get posted online somwhere).

So, if you're interested in doing a little fun stuff with your shuttle in PvE, feel free to join the shuttle_wars chat channel and ask around for like-minded fellows. Our primary play time is oriented for Sunday 1:30 EST or something like that, but that is mostly to organize the PvP matches, and other dates could be possible - evne spontanous events - for some DSE events.

One of the nice changes with Season 4 for Shuttle Wars is - the enemy no longer levels up when higher level players enter. This means we don't disrupt other players PvE experience anymore by jumping their foes to unbeatable levels, and get to keep fighting enemies that are "doable" but hard to fight with Shuttles.

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You love Space Combat. You love Shuttles. You're looking for a new Challenge? You're looking for a use for your Shuttle Craft?

Come to Shuttle Wars - The PVE Edition! (TM). Enter Deep Space Encounters with your favorite shuttle or fighter craft, and go hunting your favorite NPCs. Romulans, Cardassians, Jem'Hardar, even the dreaded Invades of another Universe, the Terran Empire. They all can be your foe, and destroy even their mightiest Dreadnought and Flagships. Learn how to really manage your ship power levels, distribute shield power, and tank enemy ships, and see spectacular* explosions all around you.

*) Your mileage may very. New graphics card not included.
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# 2
08-03-2011, 12:05 PM
Well, it seems Shuttle_Wars is not so interesting to people.

Maybe if I offer cake or pie?
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# 3
08-04-2011, 03:18 AM
That depends, is the pie Blackberry and Apple? If not, I'll probably go with the cake...

Just thought I'd drop by so you don't have to keep talking to yourself. The recent Shuttle Wars PvE was most enjoyable and taking on battleships and dreadnoughts in a Captain's Yacht can actually be quite a challenge, particularly if you get separated from your group - I was grateful for a couple of heals I received from a friendly cruiser in one of those encounters.

Since your post appeared to drop like a stone in water, I can only assume that the majority of PvE players aren't interested in the challenge of getting out of their big ships and taking on the enemy when you're at a dis-advantage, which is a shame because the extra challenge makes it fun, at list it does for me.

Still think the Shuttle Wars PvP was better though.
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# 4
08-04-2011, 03:55 AM
OmegaXIII used to have a repeating event called "Night of the little ships" months ago, where we would do all kinds of stuff in T1 ships or shuttles. Especially the Klingon Scoutforce Fleetaction is fun!

here's a vid from it. (my first and last attempt at using demorecord)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbSEXc01Dv8
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# 5
08-04-2011, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Dassem_Ultor
OmegaXIII used to have a repeating event called "Night of the little ships" months ago, where we would do all kinds of stuff in T1 ships or shuttles. Especially the Klingon Scoutforce Fleetaction is fun!

here's a vid from it. (my first and last attempt at using demorecord)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbSEXc01Dv8
Hmm. Fleet Actions. That's an interesting idea. And a cool video. Now that we can have private instances, it might be interesting. Not sure if those Scout Force Carriers at the end are fun to fight with Shuttles... But one can try... The last time I did Scout Force was at Tier 2, and you needed 5 players to beat those Carriers. Not sure how this translates to Tier 5 with Shuttles or Tier 1-Tier2 ships.

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Originally Posted by DogsBody
Still think the Shuttle Wars PvP was better though.
I wouldn't necessarily disagree. But Shuttle Wars - PVE Edition has its appeal. And I think
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# 6
09-01-2011, 10:41 AM
This sounds pretty fun. There should be an accolade for completing a fleet action with a team of shuttles.
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# 7
09-06-2011, 12:00 AM
I vote for BlackBerry

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