It's nice to see discussion about the marks and all but I'm not too concerned about that personally, I could grind the reputation system about as fast as it took me to get 120 EDCs for Mk XI, I rarely get the rare tech drops.
I'm more interested in the other loot at the end, the consoles and the weapons, some of those are pretty nice if you get lucky and without them, well it makes it less appealing to play.
There's not much point running STFs just for the STF gear alone, the [Borg] weapons aren't really much use against anything other than Borg, the 2-set bonus is enough outside of STFs to be useful.
I liked the chance of getting a nice weapon or a nice console, one alt I had needed an Mk XI Phaser Relay console (or better) to replace the Mk X one and one day, one dropped in the optional, someone else in the fleet team got it but gave it to me and I use it.
Without the drops, just seems like there is less reason to do STFs, I already have all the STF gear I need.
I just want to know if there will be no more loot drops when changes go to Holodeck.
Yeah i have to agree there. The extra op loot or standard drops at the end were part of the whole end game setup. I honestly dont know how your ment to get better xii and xi equipment in the game other than warzones and starbase 24. Would be SUPER lame to see it gone from stf's. Granted it was not always good. But that extra gem at the end ive come across from time to time has made the grinds seem far less painfull.
Getting the Mk XII sets should still be an accomplishment worth being able to brag about. Even if it's a lot more attainable now for more people, you have to at least have some experience with our most difficult end-game content.
I have the gear , have completed more than a 1000 stf's , 700 before i got my first tech drop of anykind . I am stf out .. Now i have to do it all again . and i don't know what feels worse , the fact that i have put in all this time and spent my money on you guys to feel like you don't give a flying fudge about the folks that supported you thur the really bad times , when the game was really not up to par , lag and all the other issues that we had to endure . or 2 i don't know i just feel betrayed . its like you guys don't really care about the loyals that have been playin since beta .
I really think you have finally found the thing that is gonna have me saying , i need to find a new game .. gratz well done .. sad.. very sad day indeed..
Come on Jeremy!!! You used to be one of us!! I know you know how we all feel about this! You know in your heart this is a big middle finger to those of us who have already invested time into the current STF system who are close to completing all our MACO/Omega/KHG Mk XII sets to be told to start over at tier zero with time-gates and dilithium-gates. Do what you will with the new content and rewards, but for the current STFs and rewards this is completely unacceptable. We had to grind like crazy and to be told that none of that matters and to start over again at zero with more obstacles in the way? Really? What is the big problem with giving us credit to the new store based on accolades or number of STFs completed or how many of the MACO/Omega/KHG Mk XII set pieces we have already? All we ask is that you make it fair!!!
Others have said DS9 will turn into more of a ghost town with the STF store being gone and I agree! This is my number 2 biggest concern that I've seen from logging into the TTS. Removing the STF store will ruin having a nice social hub for end game players to hang out. You have the store there still, I say make use of it! Not everything has to be bought from the UI! You all need to find some use for Commander Roxy and her crew! Don't let them end up being relics of the past.
If things don't change, season 7 or not, this completely sours the game for me.
Last edited by magmafire2374; 10-20-2012 at 08:32 AM.
Ok one other point I forgot. Cryptic have NOT said they will remove the parts you have earnt and so where is the problem is it that you have to work as hard as the rest of us (if you forget the conversion giving you a little help) to get a peice of gear.
Hmm think about it you who are saying its unfair.
You have to do as much as everyone else does to get the same thing only you have the parts you have already got saving you from needing them again.
Where is the problem?
Please explain it to me as I am obviously a MORON.
Let me say it how I see it one lase time.
You have to do as much as me to get something! only once the "store is unlocked by earning it" you dont have to buy what you already have. I on the other hand must get all the pieces. The only differance in Before 57 and after is that we will both know EXACTLY what it takes instead of it being a game of chance.
Last edited by yaneth2009; 10-20-2012 at 10:56 AM.
BUT WHAT YOUR PROPOSING TO DO WONT MAKE IT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT what your proposing will just cheapen mk 12 khyg/omega/maco and what about people who have missing parts of sets that will have to start all over again ?
Im really starting to wonder whats going on with all these bad/horrible changes and decisions being made. You developers really have lost touch with the core playerbase
I really don't see the issue... so they are missing pieces... they have played how many to date? It hasnt dropped for them yet... so they'll have to run more, how many more noone can actually say... could be 1... or 100... or 1000.... Since its completely random... you never know.
Change the system, they'll have to run more to unlock the piece... BUT, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, you arent stumbling around in the darkness hoping you find the door... you can see it.. it might be a ways down a long hallway... but its there.
No one said you have to start over... purchase your 2 pieces, stick them in the bank and continue playing stf's as you have... focus on the Omega task Force reputation (based on the cost, its not gonna take that much to tier out).
Personally, I am glad LUCK has come out of the equation to obtain MK XII gear... although I do wish it didnt turn into sheer persistance (or bullheadedness). I'd really like to see the top end gear be skill based.
I'm a core player, been here a long time... I like the change.
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