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# 191
04-26-2012, 03:32 AM
You know, I probably understimated spheres a bit because admittedly I run cannon builds 95% of the time now
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# 192
04-26-2012, 03:36 AM
I tend to either activate one of BOFF science officer's Polarize Hull ability, rending the tractor beam(s) next to useless, and use my point defense console to shoot their plasma torpedoes down.

If that is on cooldown I either fire off a photonic shockwave torpedo or use one of my BOFF's photonic shockwave ability, which deactivates the beam(s).
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# 193
04-26-2012, 04:40 AM
Anyway, back on topic: Was playing Infected on normal earlier today. The moment the STF started we had someone, flying a Galaxy-R, call 'Go left'.

Okay - that's fine I thought/replied, as did almost everyone else apparently. However, someone in a Sovereign flew off to the right prompting Mr 'Go left' to have a little rant and subsequently fly off out of range, where he remainded for the duration, only reappearing to claim the end of mission reward.

Not my worst experience, but defnitely an annoying one.
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# 194
04-26-2012, 05:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by reyan01
Anyway, back on topic: Was playing Infected on normal earlier today. The moment the STF started we had someone, flying a Galaxy-R, call 'Go left'.

Okay - that's fine I thought/replied, as did almost everyone else apparently. However, someone in a Sovereign flew off to the right prompting Mr 'Go left' to have a little rant and subsequently fly off out of range, where he remainded for the duration, only reappearing to claim the end of mission reward.

Not my worst experience, but defnitely an annoying one.
See, PUG command is never about dictating terms. Galaxy R pilot should have said good morning with a smiley first then ask "Would everyone like to go left and 10% and kick Borg butt?"

There would be a collective enthusiastic YES instead

Don't take it personally if PUGs don't obey you.
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# 195
04-26-2012, 05:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmenara
See, PUG command is never about dictating terms. Galaxy R pilot should have said good morning with a smiley first then ask "Would everyone like to go left and 10% and kick Borg butt?"

There would be a collective enthusiastic YES instead

Don't take it personally if PUGs don't obey you.
Well, to be honest I usually just go along with what everyone else is doing. Playing a Science toon as I do, I usually try to play the healer role, with some crowd control along the way. The only time(s) I've ever 'ordered' anything was assistance in protecting the Kang when everyone else was ignoring it and I couldn't take out three Borg Raptors singlehanded.

As I said, it was annoying but not game-breaking. Those of us who continued did so and completed the mission - just a pity that Mr 'Go left' benefited from our success too.
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# 196
04-26-2012, 05:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmenara
There would be a collective enthusiastic YES instead
They need to have their chat screens on first.

You must remember, many of these people downloaded the game last week and made Admiral level 50 last night.

They don't know how to turn their chat screens on yet, let alone spell 'HI' or know what 10% is.

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# 197
04-26-2012, 05:23 AM
Sometimes. You start the STF. You say "Hi". Nobody answer. You say "who protects the kang?" Nobody answers. You say "so then I will try". Nobody answers. Suddenly You have to fight with 2 borg and healing Kang. You say "Guys. I can't fight with 2 borgs and healing the Kang in the same time". And then a klingon answers "All go to the cubes". And everyone follow him. At this moment you really feel alone in the cold and quiet space and you die because a third borg shoot you in the back. ... We failed, of course.
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# 198
04-26-2012, 10:12 AM
Hello,

Random PUG's are madness. There are people in STF queues who have unsound minds. And it once affected me also.


Infected Space Elite:

After we destroy the initial patrol we all head to the left cube. Well, all but one. This "special" dude goes straight after the still invulnerable gateway and starts shooting at it.

------
Me: "What are you doing? Fly to the left side and attack the Cube"
[No response.]
[After a minute or so]
Me: "Maybe you should try out normal STF's first and learn the tactics"
Dude: "But there is lesser loot in normal! I dont play them"
[The F****?!]
Me: "So you never played normals? Instead you play Elites without tactics?!"
Dude: "That's the way I play. Deal with it."
------

I gotta admit his "Deal with it" really threw me off. I believe I got PTSD temporarily thanks to this guy.

So, after Infected I did the worst thing possible: Joining the queue for Khitomer Space Elite
.

------
Me: "Hi ^^"
[Silence]
Me: "So whos gonna take care of the probes?"
[...]
Me: "err, hello?"
[...]
Me: "Look people, this is a teamwork based mission. Wont hurt you guys if you reply"
[Awww crap]
Me: "Awww crap"
[I give up. Not gonna type anymore. Maybe the're pro's who know what the're doing]
------

After we destroy the cube the others start doing their thing which is apparently... probe duty. All 4 for them.. 2 guys shooting at the probes on left side and 2 guys shooting at them on the right side. Which leaves only me to take on the generators/transformers.

A minute or so later the first probes enter the portal.

They play a teamwork based mission but refuse to communicate, to work in a team. In my book that is anti social behaviour. I behave socially and get punished for it. Others reap the benefits. I felt like a fool. Usually one should be expecting this from a random PUG but because of the crazy person of the Infected run just minutes before, I got angry and lost my cool a bit.

I spawn a Cube and have to solo it until one of the 4 guys gets bored by shooting probes and decides to attack the cube also.

And then I thought, if the others do what they want why shouldn't I claim the same privilege for myself? So, I stopped shooting, got to a standstill next to the cube. Maybe this will catch their attention. But almost immediately I felt a bit silly and just before I hit the Warp-Out button, this:

-----
Others: "You wanna help us or just sit there or what"
[ OMG they live!]
Me: "Oh so you can speak after all"
Others: "SHOOT THE CUBE"
Me: "suck doesnt it. if someone refuses to team work"
[Cursing]
Others: "Are you mad because of the optional?!"
[Cursing]
Me: "No. Why didnt you respond before? Only when I come to a standstill you stop ignoring me"
Others: "I have put you on my ignore list now."
Others: "Me too"
[Oh my! ]
Me: "Seriously if you dont wanna teamwork, then please GTFO of elite STF's."
Others: "He just want to need the drops!"
Others: "I believe he's angry because of lack of communication etcpp"
Me: "No. I will not NEED. You can keep your lousy drops. If i am not entitled to your help, then you are not entitled to my help"
Others: "And now you are acting like a ****"
[Maybe]
[Goes back and forth a bit]
Me: "Since I've made my point, I will help you now to finish this mission. I just hope you speak to each other in future STF's"
[I start shooting the cube]
Others: "NOW"
[3 of them warp out]
Other: "I hope you are happy now. I have to go to work in 1 hour and thx to you I get leaver penalty."
[Which is not true]
------


I know, wall of text ^^. And also, chat is not verbatum but from memory. And yes I know, I maybe acted like a ****. Won't do it again.
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# 199 Worst ever
04-26-2012, 03:19 PM
Joined KIT space elite to find a guy flying around with one phaser shooting off from a Runabout shuttle.
I was wanting the accolade and new then that this was now a waste, as this guy was not going to help in a high DPS STF.
I privately sent him a nice message saying, this is a team event and him showing up in shuttle will not help the team.
That open the door for many spams, he is having fun in a shuttle, what does matter, he has very high level consoles on board.
Later I get an email from the same guy saying I should really larrn how to play the game that he had a holo emitter on an escort.
I was teamed up with several of my fleet buddies and read the letter out loud, we all agreed they don't sell Fed Runabout holo emitters.
One of the guys in the fleet warped over to DS9 because he just had to check, go figure they don't seek them.
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# 200
04-26-2012, 05:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by feistyfawn View Post
Sometimes. You start the STF. You say "Hi". Nobody answer. You say "who protects the kang?" Nobody answers. You say "so then I will try". Nobody answers. Suddenly You have to fight with 2 borg and healing Kang. You say "Guys. I can't fight with 2 borgs and healing the Kang in the same time". And then a klingon answers "All go to the cubes". And everyone follow him. At this moment you really feel alone in the cold and quiet space and you die because a third borg shoot you in the back. ... We failed, of course.
Why do you guys get all the nasty players and I get all the good ones.

Oh. I play in the wee hours of the morning or offpeak times as my network is much faster then. The losers are all in bed
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