I wouldn't call it the worst, but the most amusing.
Warp in to CSE. See the other four players are part of a Fleet - okay, at least it looks promising. Fleet groups are usually well-coordinated.
So three guys go right, one guy slides up to the Kang, and I go left to intercept some BoPs and start working on the lower probes.
The guy who slid to the Kang began yelling at me because I wasn't 'following instructions'. Presumably, the ones he spammed to his fleet on joining. I, of course, couldn't see them. Since I'm in a whale, while I got the BoPs down, it took me a little bit of time to get up to speed and start heading to help his fleetmates.
He was so wrapped up in telling me what to do that he let the BoPs from the right side just hang on the Kang ... we lost the optional in under a minute.
Getting shot down, and using up consumables is PART OF THE GAME. (okay, maybe I'm biased because I run a KDF Tact. driving a Norgh...) I've seen the four-man-goalie-squad in action before-and even completed under those conditions by continuing to work over Probes systematically (no way to get the Optional, but oh frelling well.)
and YES, it WOULD be easier in a tougher ride...but Battlecloak is your friend when you're having to grit through knowing that the PUGroup you're in currently is practically bEGGING to blow the mission and needs an example set.
BAD is when one of those mr. Timidity Goalies decides to man up and rushes a Cube (usually on the right-the first one weakened down) EARLY.
Then, it goes from "Okay, this is going to be expensive" to "Oh CRAP, Night of the Living Borg!!"
They blow the cube, which blew the mission, so I sit back, Cloaked, and wait for the assimilated Negh'var/Raptor swarm to finish them off-no real option otherwise in that situation, My Norgh might be a fleety, and it might have Neutronium hull bits of blue,and blue Gennies, with full spec-out on skills for PvP and doing DPS, and MKXII Polarons from the MACO store, and HG XII shield with 3/4 of the Assimilated gear...but it's a Norgh, a Bird of Prey, and the Feddie 'captains' in their two cruisers, Carrier and some kind of advanced Escort, have just corncobbed all of us-my firepower won't save the mission, it's blown.
I was about halfway through the second cube's probes when someone got impatient becuase the optional had already failed out.
with PUGroups mostly made of KDF (three or more of us) we usually (but not always-there's sometimes a MEATHEAD...) get the Optional-with time to spare, and unless it's a training day with a NEW player, (my Fleet RUNS those), any five players from my fleet can handle it, provided they aren't brand-new to Space STF's.
'cause, y'know, we talk to each other and stuff, hit Cure Space or KASE with a PLAN, and everyone STICKS to the Plan once agreed upon.
But that wasn't my worst.
My WORST was Khitomer Ground, NORMAL-it was the first time I'd DONE a Ground STF, I was lone-wolfing it (wasn't in my current fleet at the time, and the fleet I was in wasn't active in the hours I was on), so into a PUG Que, and I proceeded to do nearly EVERYTHING wrong. Got yelled at a few times, made clear my situation, got killed in the last room after the OTHER new guy aggro'ed everything at once.
and I made the mistake...I res'ed. Those hallways refill with Borg, folks, and they see RIGHT THROUGH your Shroud/Cloak if you try to run by them...
To be honest the worst experiences for me are the ones in which no one even bothers to respond to others (in chat), to me that only gives me the feeling that they are only in there for the loot and not having fun/cooperating with other people!
last night I played CSE, with prob one of the worst co-ordinated teams I ever ever pugged
Start off saying Hi and stating that I would take the left hand side (I'm a science captain)
I start taking out the BoPs coming my way and then move onto the probes, at which I notice 2 other ships coming to join me attacking the probes, I decide to look back at the Kang and notice 4 BoPs circling it with one guy defending, I race back to help clear the ships away and destroy them at which point the rainbow boat that was defending the kang then decides to go help the 2 ships attacking the probes on the left leaving me to try and defend 2 waves of Bird of preys and then help the 5th guy with a spawned Negh'var.
After this guy explodes he decided that he wasn't going to help again with the Negh'var and ****s off to the otherside of the map leaving me to destroy the Negh'var alone as well as keeping the Kang safe,
I start typing really quick telling people to stop focusing on one side of the map together and to help me with defending the Kang from all 3 shipyards (they were ignoring ships spawned right by them) with no responce whatsoever then I notice they have taken all probes out and are all attacking the Cube, at which point i start private messaging them to stop attacking as blowing it would mean game over for us hoping they would see this over team chat, but to no avail.
Cube blows and several waves of raptors spawn, my 'team' mates return to destroy a few but all blow up in short order not doing any real damage, I get blown too being overwhelmed by raptors and sit and watch the Kang be destroyed.
Then finally someone uses team chat and blames the loss on poor defending of the Kang!!!! not the fact they blew up a cube before even taking out any other nanite probes, nor not working as a team,