So, my friends and I did an HSE last night. Two words: Total nightmare.
I'm not in the mood for carefully kiting the cubes out one by one, so just rush in and make short work of them. And then the unimatrixes show up. We're fighting it, and getting lanced even though we're right on top of the thing. After we had died several times I told everyone to just wait at the spawn and regroup. One of my friends got a little impatient (I can't blame him) and rushed out while we were waiting for the last person to respawn, and got dispatched on his way over there by a lance. So finally I get everyone together at the spawn and waited until the ship's hanger bay glowed (that's what it does before the lance) and then stopped, then we charged at it. We destroyed the regen probes and got the thing to 50% in less than a minute, but most of were dead again. I tell everyone to regroup at spawn again and we'll go together and finish it off. But as I die, the real derpiness starts...
...I respawn and we see that the unimatrix has turned sideways. It is now completely shifted 90 degrees from where's it's supposed to be. I'm just like "Uh, whatever". And we go back at it. We continue destroying the regen probes and beating the thing down. We die again, but I tell everyone to just keep going at it. During this time, the unimatrixes are doing some odd things, like the one we weren't fighting is facing different directions, and the one we were fighting turned back to its normal position. To my horror, it started moving. Not very far, but it did move slightly. So after that whole painful battle it finally explodes. The second one takes far less time, and then the Queen comes, we tear off all her shields, and then we get our marks.
The second one takes far less time, and then the Queen comes, we tear off all her shields, and then we get our marks.
If they (The powers that be) intend to leave HSE in this state, they really should up the Omega marks significantly for this event. I haven't touched this in months since my bad experience of instant respawn lance death.
This probably isn't the 'worst' STF I've been in but a funny one. So tonight I was on the PublicEliteSTF channel to see if anyone was doing any ELITE Ground STF's on my Romulan Tactical Alt character to get the accolade where you have to complete the elite optional. This character just got the Mk X MACO ground set and currently working on the Borg Space set. Jumped into a CGE, got the optional just fine. Then got into a KGE where the person who formed the group told what the game plan was which was okay but then that person started going ballistic on everyone for no reason over someone who apparently used security escorts when nobody did. As a result that person (leader of the group) rage quit the level and everyone else left. Then the 3 other players and myself reformed a group for KGE, got another player to join and got in the level, used same strategy and was able to complete the optional with 1 minute to spare. We then got out of the level and was congradulating everyone on a good game and that other player who rage quit didn't even say a word in chat.
I'm sitting in an empty Hive right now with 2 of those abominable soup cans and my glass escort because everyone else left. I was just trying to kill time before the mirror incursion. I can't win and if I leave I am not sure whether participation in the mirror event is possible if I leave because it says there is a ban if you leave before victory.