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# 21
12-04-2012, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
True to an extent, but there is usually at least some form of variety to it. Different endgame instances to run, different leveling paths, different content choices, etc.

Here it's literally "do the same quest 25 times".
Well, it's just for one month, a bigger issue for me personally is that all this dev time goes into something so transient.

I'd love to see some more featured episodes - stuff that actually advances the storyline - instead I get to go ice skating and fly a new ship in old missions.

Don't get me wrong, I'd rather have this than nothing - I guess that's a sign of how low my expectations have become with this game though...
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# 22
12-04-2012, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
True to an extent, but there is usually at least some form of variety to it. Different endgame instances to run, different leveling paths, different content choices, etc.

Here it's literally "do the same quest 25 times".
sounds like a WoW rep-grind

...So many dailys
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# 23
12-04-2012, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by thomas12255 View Post
I didn't understand what you were trying to say.
That part was fairly obvious.

To get the Breen ship (without opening up the magical wallet), you have to do one quest 25 times. The same quest. Twenty five times. On twenty five different days. You can't swap in and out a separate quest. No variety whatsoever.

The post I was replying to was making the comment that, at it's core, MMO gameplay is repetitive. I was responding with the fact that while that is fundamentally true, there is usually some attempt to inject something resembling variety into the equation.
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# 24
12-04-2012, 01:47 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I'd rather have this than nothing - I guess that's a sign of how low my expectations have become with this game though...
Completely agree. You know it's bad when about the only good thing you can say is "well at least they're not charging for it."
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# 25
12-04-2012, 01:51 PM
Based on what I've heard, the race takes less than 5 minutes. A day.

If you do your math, assuming that it IS 5 minutes, you get a total of, guess what, 145 minutes. That's slightly less than 2 and a half hours, but spread throughout 25 days.

And how many hours are there in 25 days again? Anyone?
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# 26
12-04-2012, 01:52 PM
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The only wish that I would have for this is a slightly more reasonable 20 times to get it. So slightly more than half the total days.

So Cryptic - can Q grant my wish?
Really do you think it would be possible for Q to sign 50 per day?? I mean he is omnipotent right?
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# 27
12-04-2012, 01:53 PM
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Really do you think it would be possible for Q to sign 50 per day?? I mean he is omnipotent right?
Well he did put up with a beardless Riker...
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# 28
12-04-2012, 01:53 PM
The race was a pain to get onto last year as only 1 person can do it at a time, and generally the person with the least lag got selected as they could press F first. Having to do it for 25 days will be a chore this year if the higher number of players is anything to go by now we have f2P. I only hope this mechanic has been fixed, and also the chances of griefers knocking people off the track are astronomical.

This will likely be as much of a Fiasco as the beer fight for the LoTRO 5th anniversary.
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# 29
12-04-2012, 01:55 PM
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The race was a pain to get onto last year as only 1 person can do it at a time, and generally the person with the least lag got selected as they could press F first. Having to do it for 25 days will be a chore this year if the higher number of players is anything to go by now we have f2P. I only hope this mechanic has been fixed, and also the chances of griefers knocking people off the track are astronomical.

This will likely be as much of a Fiasco as the beer fight for the LoTRO 5th anniversary.
Okay... that explains why some people are complaining about it. I sure hope they changed that.
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# 30
12-04-2012, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by weylandjuarez View Post
Curious... so what's going to go in the inevitable lockbox then?
probably the escort version of the Breen ship, another sciscort perhaps?

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Originally Posted by dirlettia View Post
The race was a pain to get onto last year as only 1 person can do it at a time, and generally the person with the least lag got selected as they could press F first. Having to do it for 25 days will be a chore this year if the higher number of players is anything to go by now we have f2P. I only hope this mechanic has been fixed, and also the chances of griefers knocking people off the track are astronomical.

This will likely be as much of a Fiasco as the beer fight for the LoTRO 5th anniversary.
Well, there will just be more instances than last year. i assume the numbers of players in any given instance will roughly be the same as last year.
So no better or worse than.
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