Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 611
06-28-2012, 08:18 AM
Wow just lasted 7 seconds in Cure Space, got in and it was over and people were waiting to leave, couple of seconds later the leave box pops up ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Career Officer
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# 612
06-28-2012, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by verlaine11 View Post
Wow just lasted 7 seconds in Cure Space, got in and it was over and people were waiting to leave, couple of seconds later the leave box pops up ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Did you manage to get the loot? :wink:
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 180
# 613
06-28-2012, 07:15 PM
KASE

We approach the tactical cube (vortex guardian), and one player goes "kill the cube first". As opposed to what?


We split what looks like 3/2, but then it becomes 4/1.
Myself and one other start taking out the gens to spawn a cube left side and down it. During this fight, another comes over and hits the remaining gens to work on the transformer.
After the cube is down and I move to the transformer, I notice that we have 3 up on the transformer, 1 on the back transformer's gens, 1 on the left probes, and no one right. We are currently 3/10 toward the failure condition.

I note that right is left undefended, get no response, and decide to take right. While I am boosting over there, 2 probes at the vortex go through to make it 5/10.


The best part is a minute or two later, with a cube up left and one up right, as a player came to join me, everyone on the left is now ignoring probes. We're at 7/10. And then this pops up in chat:

captain@handle: watch out, three more cubes appear and we LOOSE (sic)
same person: destroy the gates first


Wow. I mean, I wasn't angry; I was just dumbstruck, as I thought it was really straightforward what the red text was for.
So I responded that it's not the cubes that appear, it's the probes escaping. Stop letting the probes get through.


We end the STF 8/10 with Donotra down, but damn if she didn't take forever to kill. At least I had some fun basically keeping all of the probes and spheres busy/dead on right after they popped the left gate and took, hmm, about five-10 minutes to down the right gate. I even left the front-right cube that had just spawned to keep hittin' probes and somehow retained aggro on it such that it followed me near the vortex. I can't say for certain, as I am sure they were shooting at their fair share of things, but it really did fgeel like no one was shooting anything or getting aggro but me. I had a total blast, though, swerving around among the borg and ruining probes' days.

Also despite their many deaths my teammates at least appeared to be healing their ships, so that's cool.


edit: I should admit that I, regretfully, responded with "lol" when someone ended the STF with "nice work team". So that was unnecessary of me.
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Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 387
# 614
06-28-2012, 08:58 PM
Great stories guys- im a long time fan of this thread, but a relatively new poster. got a few old nasties ill tell u, this will be a mountain of text, so bear with me.

First one: ISE PUG

spawn with 2 escorts, one sci and one other cruiser. as always, im in the 2 year oddy, running a variation of the dragon tank which is designed for aggro and tankability.

cube and spheres drop like flies. im feeling pretty confident. cube over first transformer goes down. i tell everyone about the 10% rule. one response.

as was expected, he, me, and an escort that had weak dps did it properly. the other two ruined it, and it took us forever to get both transformers down.

after finnaly mopping up the spheres and the gate, were on the cube. it was a bad day for invisi-torps, and i had run out of heals. we spent 10 WHOLE MINUTS fighting that cube. no joke. i timed it.

after drudging through hell, we finnaly get to the end. i got a rare salvo, and dilth is dilth, so im happy. i say good game, as does the sci that listened. the two rainbow noobs say nothing. the weak escort says waste of time and leaves

Second story:

same setup, cept i have a friend in a 4-6k average dps escort helping us. at first trans, one sci summons photonic fleet. we tell him not to. he still does, and it destroys the gens early, thus ruining optional. same happens at other side, despite repeated lambasting in chat. get lame loot, 45 mins wasted. when will these rainbow noobs ever learn to open their chat?
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 234
# 615
06-28-2012, 10:13 PM
There's two behaviours make me feel strange.
Leavers in Khitomer Accord STF (ground or space , normal or elite).
And people who say they protect the Kang and when they are overflooded by raptor. They said nothing.
Yesterday. We start The crure space normal. I thought. It will be easy. We started. One guy went on the right. I went in the middle. Another went on the left. 2 guys stayed to protect the kang. I start to destroy probes. I looked on the kang. It seemed they deal with raptor. I thought it's ok. After a while I had to deal with a raptor protecting the cube. I looked on the KAng. We lost optionnals. Argh... I went to the Kang. I healed it. Killed 2 raptors. Adn go back to the cube. The guy on the right killed the cube and went to help me to terminate the cube. And at this time my ops said. "you failed!". These two guys were not able to say help.
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Career Officer
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# 616
06-29-2012, 12:15 AM
Well, just had to bail on a Khitomer normal.

What a bunch of losers! Went in with my science toon, and wound up in an all-tac team - some nobody says hi to someone whom he's obviously played alongside before and then we fly off and take out the tac cube. Slowly.

Then the idiots all flew off and started attacking generators. NO-ONE left to handle the probes, so I decide to attempt it - thankfully took my prometheus into this one, but even so, after a while the constant barrage of probes from BOTH gates resulted in some getting through. After quite a while this got tiresome - checked if any of the generators etc were down. Nope - loser squad were doing worthless amounts of damage.

So as the seventh probe managed to escape before I could finish it off, I put a message in the chat box saying "Anyone would think you WANT to fail - I'm outta here; try paying some attention to the probes next time"

I then bailed - initially felt a little bad about it but then again, it seemed painfully obvious that they were going to fail whether I remained or not - my leaving probably just resulted in them failing faster.

Last edited by reyan01; 06-29-2012 at 12:25 AM.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 617
06-29-2012, 03:52 AM
I admit i am still noob at this game only lvl 31 capt but i was on the crystalline ent one last night i jumped in and we was firing on the ent and all over chat was no torps/mines you noobs stuff like that all in CAPS it really p*ssed me off that when people join in some of these matches all you get is abuse just because you are new then people wonder why new players quit the game and never come back
Empire Veteran
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# 618
06-29-2012, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by raven1s View Post
I admit i am still noob at this game only lvl 31 capt but i was on the crystalline ent one last night i jumped in and we was firing on the ent and all over chat was no torps/mines you noobs stuff like that all in CAPS it really p*ssed me off that when people join in some of these matches all you get is abuse just because you are new then people wonder why new players quit the game and never come back
Not to defend their behavior. They should make a point to be patient, but having been griefed on the CE a few times I can say from personal experience why I tend to leave when new players show up.

You could try picturing how frustrating it is for them to have to basically start over because someone dropped a mine or torp at the wrong time and caused the CE to go into it's regen cycle. Or how frustrating it is when folks do not read their chat, (which is really common). Or when people show up to play some thing new to them without reading the walk through that are easily available with a Google search. For example google "STo crystalline entity walk through"
If you are a pickle in a pickle jar you know every pickle's different, sort of, but really they're all just pickles...
They taste the same.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 46
# 619
06-29-2012, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by raven1s View Post
I admit i am still noob at this game only lvl 31 capt but i was on the crystalline ent one last night i jumped in and we was firing on the ent and all over chat was no torps/mines you noobs stuff like that all in CAPS it really p*ssed me off that when people join in some of these matches all you get is abuse just because you are new then people wonder why new players quit the game and never come back
Try not to worry about people like that Raven, everyone has to start someplace and what some people forget is that they were a noob once, and rather than shouting abuse at people over chat, they should help em out . . i must say i've been fortunate and was lucky to make some good friends here on STO, whom have helped me out . . shown me what to do on normal stfs first, before i progressed to Elite. Try not to let idiots put you off.

I'd much rather be a noob in STFs in a computer game, than a noob in social skills needed in everyday life . . anyday of the week.

If you still find you're getting grief, you're welcome to play with our team, you won't get any of that shouting rubbish there, and our team mates will be happy to help you if needed.

Starfleet doesn't treat it's fellow captains like C**P.

Last edited by drunkenguyver; 06-29-2012 at 04:32 AM.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 346
# 620
06-29-2012, 08:01 AM
A most irritating trend I've run into in ISE is this people following the 10% for the Generators... and when we take them down, just focusing on the Spheres that pop at the gate.
What's the point of following the 10% and then not destroying the Transformer ASAP?
So annoying.


If I'm on my Escort when they do that, ok, I can take down the Transformer with little help, but if I'm on my Cruisers, I know we're in it for a long time.
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