This is happening more and more, and while I think it is hilarious, this is stopping a lot of new players from being promoted, which makes new players quit.
The KDF responsible need to be banned, they are exploiting bugs and griefing players. People that exploit rarely pay out, they'll use anything they can to generate free zen, the new players are being driven off at level 10 or 20 and quitting before spending a dime.
There is a way to get KDF to ESD with a 100% success rate. Most people cannot do it and cryptic has been told before how to do it and it has not been fixed yet.
Borticuscryptic has requested that anyone who knows how to exploit this should send him a PM.
He sounds serious about wanting to fix it.
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Ah do you? It might be the old ESD that it was the case, or I might be completely wrong. Who knows eh?
I'd propose something like a lot of FPS games that I can't actually name used to do.
Team A = Attacking Klingons
Team B = Defending Feds with a number of 'Operational Assets' type items (security squads, phaser turrets, emergency force fields etc)
Team A beam in at a set point, the transporter room makes sense, just because.
Objective A: Liberate enemy weaponry - fight through to requisitions, eliminate the guards protecting the area.
Objective B: Sabotage enemy shipyard, fight through to the shipyard, transmit codes to docked ships causing massive internal damage.
Objective C: Eliminate high ranking enemy commander - hunt down and kill Admiral Anonymous in the stateroom.
Of course this could be flipped around for the other way at the first city. Objectives could be completed out of order so as to give strategic decisions - do we protect A or B, where will the enemy attack?
I love this idea.
I've been here since Open Beta