I know most people in this thread are completely aware of how to do CSE, but I'm still going to respond to some of these ramblings in case a new player reads them.
First off, STF accolades do not increase your tech drops. It's the same chance of a drop whether you've done 3 or 300 STFs. Service medals, Team Commander Accoloades etc. don't effect it either. What would be the point in someone who has an Elite Commander accolade (and therefore a full Mk XII set) having their chances of tech drops increased? Accolades are just there to be accolades, and in some cases to afford a custom player title. Some players just like to collect them as part of completing as much of the game as they can.
Since each instance of CSE is independent from all the others, the number of people running CSE at the same wouldn't effect the drop rate in each instance either. Now maybe Gozer will chime in and tell me all of this is wrong, but I seriously doubt it.
Second, healer on the Kang and rotating who's covering the Kang.
This is bad advice imo. Healing the Kang in itself is obviously not a bad idea, but putting a dedicated healboat on it is. It will not be able to defend the Kang by itself, and the heals will be overwhelmed eventually. This is therefore a bad idea unless you're committing two players to the Kang, which hurts the optional chance unless the 3 players on the shipyards have a lot of DPS. If that's the case so why not just have one of them cover the Kang instead (see below), and committ the other 4 players to attacking the shipyards? Changing around who's on the Kang sounds like a needless complication. Why bother doing that?
What will defend the Kang successfully is an Escort that can drop 2/3 BoPs and Raptors by itself in short order. I've seen people do it with carriers too using a combination of CC from their own abilities and DPS from the pets, although I've not tried that myself. With this method, the Kang will need minimal healing because the borg won't actually be able to attack it all that much, if at all.
Here's what you do:
Have the Escort defend the Kang, and have the other 4 players attack the shipyard to the right. The 4 players pick up the BoPs that spawn at that shipyard and then start attacking the probes, whilst the player on the Kang destroys the BoPs from the left and the middle. The 4 players then destroy the Raptor and Negh'Var that spawn once a probe from the top row is destroyed. They then finish off the probes and anything else that has spawned there, before leaving the cube untouched and going to the middle
Same story there. The 4 destroy the probes and anything that spawns, whilst the Escort on the Kang takes any BoPs spawning at the right and left shipyards. Once the probes and the spawned ships in the middle are destroyed, the 4 players destroy the middle cube and head back to the right.
When they reach the right they take care of the Raptors there (usually with help from the Kang Escort, once he's back from taking care of the Raptors coming from the left) and destroy the cube.
Then everyone goes over to the left and takes care of the probes, cube and anything that spawns, including Negh'Vars.
This is what people mean when they say "RMMRL".
You can start in the middle either, don't see what major difference it would make.
yes they do
riddle me this what are they for then the accolades are what level tech you get
the optioal gets you the tech more regularly
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