Lt. Commander
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The server is back on and the SFA event is running. It didn't even took 10 minutes for me to find ways to cheat.

If someone scans an anomaly and finds a particle, you can hammer on F and steal his stabilizing process.
You can place turrets near a spawnpoint of an anomaly. If an enemy spawns, the turret attacks it. The player who deals the first damage, get's the loot drop. You can also stand near another player and simply shoot at his enemy first.
You can place a dampening field over a spawnpoint of an anomaly. The result is the same as the point above.

If someone scans an anomaly, it should be tagged as his and the stabilizing process should start right away. Without a second interaction button. It should not be possible to steal the loot from an enemy by shooting him first.

I also had the feeling that there are way too many players in each instance.
Lt. Commander
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# 2
10-06-2011, 04:01 PM
they might want to reduce the number of people that can get into the academy, at least during the event. if its full then its a nightmare.

with less people its not too bad. somewhat of a whimsical event but its ok for what it is.
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# 3
10-06-2011, 04:06 PM
Yeah. The opportunity to grief is REALLY high here. I had a higher level destroy my holographic combat person. And people just running around spamming the F key.

And there is WAY to many people in these instances for this event. 20 is about enough to cut down on the griefing potential and not get people really frustrated.

Its Ok besides that. Just too crowded and griefers make the event stink.
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# 4
10-06-2011, 04:07 PM
Way too many players allowed on one map.
Other players should not be able to steal your kill.

In its current state this event is garbage.
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# 5
10-06-2011, 04:38 PM
yea i got into a word war with some one over this... then after tempers cooled down we ended up sharing this one spawm point that never...and i mean never failed to yield a stable particle.
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# 6
10-06-2011, 07:39 PM
The easiest way to do this is to have a portal take you to another area. The area is population controlled and multiple instances can be set-up. Each instance has 20 or less players and the problem with "F" keying needs to be addressed. I know I got into one of the matches late, but it was so crowded that I couldn't get to shiny without a half dozen others piling in on the same location.
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# 7
10-07-2011, 02:56 AM
Yes., to all of the above comments. I saw one guy camped on one spawn point and poaching at least two others using a turret.

The Event is a complete exercize in frustration.

At the minimum, whoever does the original scan should get to fight the hologram or do the tricorder scan.

Or completely eliminate the "collapses".
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# 8
10-07-2011, 07:15 AM
I agree without everyone. This event is not fun. I almost wanted to throw my computer against the wall because of one person that was just going around slamming on F. If anything for the event have the people go to the holodeck with there "student". Then you have to zone into a "holographic" academy (basically just a private instance of teh academy made just for the event). Then only allow up to 5 people per "holo" instance. These 5 people would be put ona team and would work together to complete the event for awards. Just my 2 cent.
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# 9
10-07-2011, 07:23 AM
I'm not sure if its first damage or overall damage. Then again, I might have been quick on the trigger.

I find it annoying that I have to constantly mash the F key when scanning because others will try and take your scan. I sat their scanning watching another player just waiting to snatch what I got.

Also, it concerns me that the NPCs as they move by push you a little. While I have yet to have my scan broken, the fact that I'm being shoved a bit worries me that one cadet will completely knock me down and interrupt my scan.
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# 10
10-07-2011, 07:57 AM
The Academy event reminds me of when I would play the easter/spring holiday egg event in WoW. Sit by a spawn point and then-

cli-click-cli-cli-cli-click- cli-click-cli-cli-cli-click cli-click-cli-cli-cli-click cli-click-cli-cli-cli-click cli-click-cli-cli-cli-click cli-click-cli-cli-cli-click cli-click-cli-cli-cli-click cli-click-cli-cli-cli-click.

Because otherwise, you'd just get your stuff taken by someone with better bandwidth.

This morning, I was just logging in to check on my Doff assignments and saw the event.
I hadn't done it before and was like, oh! thats nifty, I'll try it out... then I noticed the Zone chat filled with Cursing, explicatives, interjections (show excitment and emotion, they're generally set apart from a sentence by and explanation point, or by a comma when the feelings not as strong.) and pejoratives.

So, I found a spot where there was a particle but few people and spammed my F key.
Then shortly there after found out why people were shouting 'Thief!' as they can steal the big particle thing from you.

Instituting 'Tagging' where the first person or group to interact with the Clicky gets whatever comes from it would make this less of a nightmare.
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