Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16
# 151
05-14-2014, 01:34 AM
Hey how is the update for season 8 going? want to see what the new solanae sets give in terms of calculation

Thanks great excel spreadsheet
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,766
# 152
05-14-2014, 01:09 PM
I haven't forgot about the spreadsheet, but right now RL commitments (job, family) have taken priority. Honestly, I have chosen to use the spare time I do get actually playing the game, rather than testing/supporting it. Heh.

And while I thank you therealnevos, there doesn't seem to be much demand for the Calc anymore. Actually, not sure there ever really was. Looking back at the thread, there are few posts, other than my own (<10 in the last ~6mos, for example). I don't mean to fish for compliments, but even when I leave open questions about the Calc (the last one back in Jan, post 145), I get little reply. >shrug<

I mean, I kind of get it. STO is no longer alt-friendly, I know myself, I don't level new characters anymore and all the new ships/gear haven't offered any new/better gameplay so I haven't bothered with much of it (at least none that deals with Ship's Power). So maybe people are tinkering with their builds less (I know I am, of course some of that, as I mentioned, is time-related)...

Not to mention, with all the power creep in the game, Ship's Power, while still important, isn't as necessary, nor difficult to get. It's super easy to get max power, and there are plenty of other ways to buff your output, even without it.

So...

Is the Calc worth continuing? Besides adding the dozen-ish missing ships, is there any real need to update the Calc? Are people still interested in getting an updated version?

You can find/contact me in game as @PatricianVetinari. Original Join Date: Feb 2010.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 568
# 153
05-14-2014, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by lordhavelock View Post
Is the Calc worth continuing? Besides adding the dozen-ish missing ships, is there any real need to update the Calc? Are people still interested in getting an updated version?
Personally I still use a (slightly tweaked) version of it. I like being able to predict exactly where my power levels will end up after Skillpoints and Consoles and Plasmonic Leech and EPTS and the like... it makes optimising Ship builds a little bit more of a Science than an Art

...although I agree about STO being a bit less than Alt-friendly these days, so I can sympathise with any reluctance to spend too much time on it. Even with the "Sponsership" system and the new Daily Bonus marks, completing the Rep system on a new character is a wee bit longwinded for my liking. And building up new stockpiles of Dilithium and Purple DOFFs and a collection of untradable items like Consoles, Equipment or Weapons was always a grind in the first place.

That said, it only really gets annoyingly grindy at endgame. And concept builds are still fun

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Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 9
# 154
05-14-2014, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by lordhavelock View Post
Is the Calc worth continuing? Besides adding the dozen-ish missing ships, is there any real need to update the Calc? Are people still interested in getting an updated version?
Yes! I've been waiting for the new version. PLEASE continue My Lord.
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16
# 155
05-15-2014, 04:12 AM
I used it and now people will be wanting it more as the choices of undine and many other deflectors etc... Is making it even more important to mix and match. Right now people are using fleet covariant and 2 borg set for pvp and pve but with this spreadsheet, you can make sure you mix and match properly to get the right settings eg. tanking, dps etc... so please if you can, can you update it for season 9?
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 280
# 156
05-16-2014, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by lordhavelock View Post

Is the Calc worth continuing? Besides adding the dozen-ish missing ships, is there any real need to update the Calc? Are people still interested in getting an updated version?
I know the family, work, rl is first but... yes but... Here in the game i use your calculator for change the ship my toons, for help my team mates and of couse try to teaching how to use some new people in the game.

Patrician, your calculator was, is and will be a lot help. But your duties in the rl are alot we understand.

But remember a lot of people (old and some new) hope you have the next calculator update!!

Qapla'
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16
# 157
05-20-2014, 07:31 AM
Agreed

Family comes first but we will always want your spreadsheet.

Good luck and look forward to seeing if you do update the spread sheet
Career Officer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 25
# 158
05-22-2014, 05:35 PM
I've used pretty much every iteration of the Calc you've made, brother! Please keep updating it....but only at your convenience! It is still a great tool for creating builds! I sincerely appreciate the work you've put into it!
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