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# 1 Looking for a teacher
03-10-2013, 12:50 PM
Ok, I took my Sci/Sci into a pvp match (fleet Nova, CC/DPS (as best I can) build) and I was... well, less than effective.

I want to get more competent in both 1v1 and group pvp so here I am (a good student) looking for a teacher. I missed the bootcamp as I didn't see the adverts but even so...

Somebody please teach me...
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# 2
03-10-2013, 01:01 PM
Hope you find one, but if you don't, Boot Camp reboots in April, I believe.
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# 3
03-10-2013, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by adamkafei View Post
Ok, I took my Sci/Sci into a pvp match (fleet Nova, CC/DPS (as best I can) build) and I was... well, less than effective.

I want to get more competent in both 1v1 and group pvp so here I am (a good student) looking for a teacher. I missed the bootcamp as I didn't see the adverts but even so...

Somebody please teach me...
Feel free to hit me up in game when ya catch me. @matteo716. I know a thing or 2 about science, also.... Feel free to check out my YouTube vids to see a science ship in action
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Frankly, I think the only sound advice that one can give new players at this time is to stay away from PVP in STO.
Science pvp at its best-http://www.youtube.com/user/matteo716
Do you even Science Bro?
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# 4
03-10-2013, 03:08 PM
Best to make friends with people in STO who PvP on the regular and/or have good knowledge of PvP in general.

I pvp in escorts, Cruisers, and Carriers. My career is tactical. You science career, with some practice, can be made to employ a deadly array of debuffing across the battefield. If you wish to get some help with PvP, Matteo looks like he knows his stuff, and so do I, but there is lots of people who you can find to help you. The PvP boot camp is also VERY nice source of info, i suggest you join in as previously mentioned in this thread.
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# 5
03-10-2013, 04:08 PM
Talk to MaiKai ;P
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# 6
03-10-2013, 04:26 PM
Yeah and on that note, get prepared to get harassed and insulted by the most stupid people who play PvP.

Science puts a big target on your backside, because people don't particularly like being made defenseless or being exposed.

SCIENCE! makes the world go round.


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# 7
03-10-2013, 04:29 PM
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because people don't particularly like being made defenseless or being exposed.
Which is exactly what I am here to learn how to do
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# 8
03-10-2013, 04:49 PM
I suggest joining a pvp fleet. Most of us will take newbies and train you. Not many people will devote a lot of time to training someone out of their fleet, though, unless they already know you.
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# 9
03-10-2013, 05:53 PM
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I suggest joining a pvp fleet. Most of us will take newbies and train you.
Unfortunately, I don't think that's good advice anymore. For feds, any fleet outside of Sad Pandas, Inner Circle, TSI, or Turkish RP Heroes isn't likely to teach good habits. Orion Slave Girls' PvP section is arguably the only decent Klingon team. Go outside of those fleets, and it's the blind leading the blind. However, on the fed side at least, none of the those fleets are likely to recruit newbies (Pandas is a possible exception, as we tend to recruit more on maximum potential than current ability). It's a tough spot to be in.

My advice is to forget about finding a fleet that does PvP and will accept you, because the ones that will probably aren't competent. Instead, seek out the best players and train with them. While none of the federation fleets I mentioned are likely to accept you as a fresh recruit, they will certainly help you if you ask for it. Train with them and they'll make you a far better player than you'd be if you joined a fail fleet.

Kai has already offered help, and it would be wise to at least hear him out. I can also tutor you if you want, and maybe even get you in on a few premade teams with the Pandas. There's nothing better than a fresh slate who's willing to learn!

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Not many people will devote a lot of time to training someone out of their fleet, though, unless they already know you.
Not entirely true. Pandas will devote mad effort to training any player that has the right attitude to learn, but we won't waste much time on people who are incapable of attaining high level play. This means you need to be open minded, slow to anger, moderately intelligent, and at least moderately competitive. If you meet those criteria, we can work with you. After all, the more great players we have playing STO the better PvP becomes for all of us.

Last edited by hurleybird; 03-10-2013 at 05:56 PM.
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# 10
03-10-2013, 07:08 PM
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Kai has already offered help, and it would be wise to at least hear him out. I can also tutor you if you want, and maybe even get you in on a few premade teams with the Pandas. There's nothing better than a fresh slate who's willing to learn!
I've already sent Kai an email in game and am waiting on a reply. I'd love to take you up on your offer
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