Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 1 STF drop rates
07-06-2012, 09:15 AM
Look the drop rates on elite levels suck. I've seen better drop rates on the Atari 2600 back in the day I think most of us agree that this picture sums it up https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos...90713223_n.jpg
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
07-06-2012, 10:00 AM
STF drop rates are being addressed season 7 i believe. You just have to stick with it in the meantime.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
07-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Yes, yes that picture does sum it up quite nicely. I have been doing STFs for ages now and i have 2 of the MACO space set MkXII and 1 of the MACO ground MkXII i never seem to be able to get the rest
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Career Officer
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# 4
07-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Sadly, The Prototype Tech drops (Mk XII) is all about luck and randomness.

You can do 10 STFs in a day, 50 a week, and get nothing. Someone can do their first Elite and get their prototype.

There is no rhyme or reason on why someone does or doesn't get their drop. Yet the only way to get them is to keep trying. One can have over 400 EDC, a score of prototype salvage, and still be missing their Prototype tech drops.

Grinding for these drops and praying... hoping to see that "Prototype X Tech" in beautiful and sexy purple fonts isn't about fun...

Fortunately, if you have a good fleet and good friends, enduring this grind can be tolerable.

Nevertheless, Cryptic/PWE seriously needs to evaluate the math of probability or provide another alternative besides 'pray and loot'.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 138
# 5
07-06-2012, 01:48 PM
yes thank god for a good fleet...........but so I dont get far long in this, this was just a post to see who else was getting pissed at the droprates. I like most others have run the hell out of STF's soo many times for one drop and never get it. I've run KAGE just for the last piece of MKXII gear that I've nailed the accolade for 1000+ Borg killed and have lost count on the number times tried now. Glad others are feeling this pain also
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 499
# 6
07-06-2012, 02:26 PM
the more i read posts like these the more i am convinced it is purely random and luck. i have been playing for a few months and have done quite well getting plenty of prototype including full maco and omega 12 space sets. the ground is a little harder.....still no PSG shields from IGE.

i have read many posts were players have said they have played 100's of STFs and still do not have the maco or omega 12 sets. i can see why this is so aggravating to players. i wish getting these things were based more on skill, for example, who delivers the most damage gets the best drops or something along those lines.
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# 7
07-09-2012, 03:57 PM
The problem is that the proto tech items are bound. I told with a player who got the same proto tech 4 times. So even when he used 2 for M.A.C.O an Omega set piece he had 2 more proto tech he cannot use.


I got the rare engine tech 7 times!!!! Well I changed it for delithium. I would be glad to trade it for other usefull items or credits.

My solution:
1. Let?s make the proto tech items tradeable for the exchange.
2. Make them available through proto salvage or other marks.
3. We need a special reward for the optionals. So more player would give their best to win this. I saw many player who had no interest in winnig the optional.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 387
# 8 *Sighs*
07-09-2012, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by punktribble View Post
Look the drop rates on elite levels suck. I've seen better drop rates on the Atari 2600 back in the day I think most of us agree that this picture sums it up https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos...90713223_n.jpg
Yup. Spot on. I have two proto armors that i got within 20 rounds of KAGE, but after over 60 attempts, ISE refuses to send me my mk12 MACO. You were almost right, I haven't found anything good, but i have found plenty of sh*t.
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# 9
07-09-2012, 04:19 PM
For the last week I did 5-10 STFs a day and almost every day I got at least one prototype tech. One day I got two.
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# 10
07-09-2012, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by jjumetley View Post
For the last week I did 5-10 STFs a day and almost every day I got at least one prototype tech. One day I got two.

That is all I have to say.
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