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Join Date: Jan 2013
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Now I don't know if this has been posted in other pages before, but something is majorly wrong with how 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place rewards on completion are being rewarded on the Crystalline event.

Now before last Thursdays patch I had 2 tactical toons placing 1st every time I did it, and my Sci and Eng toons placed 2nd or 3rd.

After Thursday's patch, both my tacts haven't placed 1st at all and my damn Engineer has.

And today I got 2nd on my tact and another Eng in my team got first. What the hell is the deal with the change?

There's no way, my engineer is better then my tactical toon and he shouldn't be first at all? So wtf did they change, that screws tactical over in CE?

Mind you, I have 2 lvl 50 Tacts that placed 1st 3 days in a row then a patch and they haven't placed first at all, and my engineer toon has twice now, when he didn't before.

I think that's a little messed up.

Explanation needed.
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# 2
04-20-2013, 12:53 AM
Wait...a bug you feel, is that a non tac-toon is getting first place?

Well, what are you doing in your engineer? CE runs it differently. While it is mostly pew pew in there, simply sitting in one spot and shooting the CE until it dies is no guarantee for first place.

It does reward to helping to kill shards, to kill the tholians, and keep the pressure up on the CE, but also to heal and support others.

My Fed engineer, my Klingon and Fed tacs, and Fed science all got first place on the very first day. And my Fed Engineer, my main toon also got first place yesterday and today. My other toons sans my KDF engineer (who's barely played anyways and I don't really care that much about accolades on him) have all gotten 1st at least once.

Each of them has a certain role I put them in.

Fed engineer: AoE-hitting and aggro-pulling tank. He ticks off the Tholians, kills them fairly quickly, and then resumes sitting still to kill the Ce.

Fed Tac: Runs a torp heavy Kumari (torp heavy for the CE that is), does lots and lots of torp spreads and HYs, to really lay down the hurt on the CE. Not as good against the Tholians, but I fire lots of plasmas, so they get to burn regardless.

Fed Sci: Flies a Recluse with the Mesh Weaver pets, which keep Beta 2 on anything I point at, weaking their resistances and making it easier for everyone to kill stuff.

KDF tac: He's in the Tac Bortas, and keeps a good stream of Beta going as well, along with the sheer heaps of damage I can pile on something, particularly the Tholians since it's a very energy-heavy build, and doesn't do as much to the CE. However between Beta and FOMM, it can still lay a hurting.

KDF Eng: Same as the Fed Eng, just on a different ship basically.

KDF sci: Originally on her B'rel which dropped lots of mines and torps, but it has a very PvP-specific set-up, which wasn't doing me a whole lot of good with the CE. So I switched to the Vo'quv with the B'rel pets, which launch lots of HY Quantum torps, along with their other abilities and has done quite well all in all on both the CE and Tholians.



So what I am getting at is, look around, toss a heal or a Tac Team, see what your teammates need, support them, and regardless of toon, you will much more easily get first place.


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Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 3
04-20-2013, 01:03 AM
He he i got the 1st place in a Sci Vesta. But my Tac Jemmie's best place was 3rd.


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# 4
04-20-2013, 01:19 AM
double posting in 2 different sections of this forum?

It is highly depending on the performance of your team in relation to yourself. If you have a ****ty team you are more likely to win.
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# 5
04-20-2013, 01:27 AM
I have scored first on both my KDF and FED sci toons several times. Don't you think you are over reacting just because you did not come in first?
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Commander
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 396
# 6
04-20-2013, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mimey2 View Post
So what I am getting at is, look around, toss a heal or a Tac Team, see what your teammates need, support them, and regardless of toon, you will much more easily get first place.
Yeah. If a ship like this can get the 1st place almost anything can.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 23
# 7
04-20-2013, 02:26 AM
I like it, for one single event in game its not about "he whose DPS is highest", if you want that there are PVP, STFS and pretty much every other event in game.

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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 719
# 8
04-20-2013, 04:17 AM
I'd say the bigger bug is the fact that I just discovered that if a Fed player activates Photonic Fleet to bring in holographic starships for support, those starships will attack any KDF players in the group, as well as the Entity and Tholians! XD

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Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 385
# 9
04-20-2013, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by overkilltbp View Post
Now I don't know if this has been posted in other pages before, but something is majorly wrong with how 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place rewards on completion are being rewarded on the Crystalline event.

Now before last Thursdays patch I had 2 tactical toons placing 1st every time I did it, and my Sci and Eng toons placed 2nd or 3rd.

After Thursday's patch, both my tacts haven't placed 1st at all and my damn Engineer has.

And today I got 2nd on my tact and another Eng in my team got first. What the hell is the deal with the change?

There's no way, my engineer is better then my tactical toon and he shouldn't be first at all? So wtf did they change, that screws tactical over in CE?

Mind you, I have 2 lvl 50 Tacts that placed 1st 3 days in a row then a patch and they haven't placed first at all, and my engineer toon has twice now, when he didn't before.

I think that's a little messed up.

Explanation needed.
Yeah sorry brah, I've first place'd it twice since the patch in my tac. Chances are somebody in your matches lately is simply beating you to it.
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,508
# 10
04-20-2013, 05:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by overkilltbp View Post
Now I don't know if this has been posted in other pages before, but something is majorly wrong with how 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place rewards on completion are being rewarded on the Crystalline event.

Now before last Thursdays patch I had 2 tactical toons placing 1st every time I did it, and my Sci and Eng toons placed 2nd or 3rd.

After Thursday's patch, both my tacts haven't placed 1st at all and my damn Engineer has.

And today I got 2nd on my tact and another Eng in my team got first. What the hell is the deal with the change?

There's no way, my engineer is better then my tactical toon and he shouldn't be first at all? So wtf did they change, that screws tactical over in CE?

Mind you, I have 2 lvl 50 Tacts that placed 1st 3 days in a row then a patch and they haven't placed first at all, and my engineer toon has twice now, when he didn't before.

I think that's a little messed up.

Explanation needed.
I like the change. So tired of tacs in end game gear getting 1st and 2nd. I actually managed 2nd place twice on my eng / cruiser with mk x gear from Ker'rat / fleet action drops. Nice job cryptic seriously.
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