Ensign
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1
# 141
05-18-2013, 12:33 PM
Devil's Choice: Defense of New Romulus definitely needs some balancing love. With all the powers the Eracthi have (Charged shot of doom, Viral Matrix, Hazard Emiters, Cluster tracker mines) having to deal with 10 ships focusing fire on you at once is a bit ridiculous.

I appreciate a challenge, and its nice to have large scale engagements to give players a sense of accomplishment, but this is just frustrating.

Also, keep trying to submit this as a bug, but kept getting 'Timeout attempting to submit to ticket server' error, so I have no Bug number for this.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 290
# 142
05-19-2013, 09:19 AM
I finally got to the finale, the Defense of New Romulus... and I was completely overwhelmed. The final wave with the control ship is absurdly large and powerful. The cavalry arrived to help me, and they just disappeared in the sea of enemy ships. I caught a glimpse of a friendly ship every now and then as I was blown up over and over again. If there's a way to whittle down the enemy ships, I didn't see it. No matter how many I destroyed, there were far more to fight.

If the key is to go after the control ship directly, well, that didn't work either. I can't dent it on my own, and there were effectively no friendly ships to help me, thanks to all the enemy dreadnaughts and battleships and escorts etc etc etc taking them out.

So I'll just go back to patrol missions to get my Romulan admiral to 50, and hope to see some patch notes that say the mission has been re-balanced.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 12,629
# 143
05-19-2013, 10:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mirai222 View Post
I finally got to the finale, the Defense of New Romulus... and I was completely overwhelmed. The final wave with the control ship is absurdly large and powerful. The cavalry arrived to help me, and they just disappeared in the sea of enemy ships. I caught a glimpse of a friendly ship every now and then as I was blown up over and over again. If there's a way to whittle down the enemy ships, I didn't see it. No matter how many I destroyed, there were far more to fight.

If the key is to go after the control ship directly, well, that didn't work either. I can't dent it on my own, and there were effectively no friendly ships to help me, thanks to all the enemy dreadnaughts and battleships and escorts etc etc etc taking them out.

So I'll just go back to patrol missions to get my Romulan admiral to 50, and hope to see some patch notes that say the mission has been re-balanced.
My approach was to keep the AIs from getting KOed by grabbing as much aggro as possible. Sure, it doesn't SOUND like a good idea, but it worked for me.
HAIL HYDRA!

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
I can haz joystick!
MMOs aren't charities. Corporations are supposed to make a profit. It's what they do.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 81
# 144
05-19-2013, 05:01 PM
I found that the key to Devil's choice was to play in the "cloak and dagger" style of romulans...


1) Cloak
2) Position yourself so that only 1 enemy ship is within 10 km
3) Decloak and engage with alpha strike at 1/4 impulse
4) 1 Enemy Ship is destroyed
5) Cloak
6) Repeat the above

Yes it takes roughly 15-25 minutes just for phase 3...and yes I lost my ship a total of 38 times figuring this out...but it works
Admiral Sovak
USS Dauntless

Admiral Jisil T'ror
USS Lexington
Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 290
# 145
05-19-2013, 05:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rextorvan36 View Post
Also, the Elachi starbase level; for some reason I was reminded of the Original BSG series, especially the parts that dealt with Carillon.
You hit the nail on head.

"The final annihilation of the life form known as Romulan" "Let the attack begin!!!!"
"This planet smells, it must be the Klingons"
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 556
# 146
05-20-2013, 07:53 PM
My good 12th Fleet fleetmate Yuzral pretty much depicted his experience of the Defense of New Romulus objective in one of his latest episodes of the Tribble Timewarp.

3rd wave begins here.

Yuzral's mostly trying to do this from the perspective of a new player so his gear/setup choices are more go-with-the-flow rather than optimal, mostly grounded with the idea that you've been a versatile warbird captain whom suddenly just got stuck and had to cope for several levels with a very differently ponderous and tanky D'deridex warbird.

Results? Yuzral idly wonders at some point if D'tan has an evacuation plan in mind. It seemed apt.
Mhae ir-Virinat t'Rillas, R.R.W Temer
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 290
# 147
05-20-2013, 08:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by umaeko View Post
Yuzral's mostly trying to do this from the perspective of a new player so his gear/setup choices are more go-with-the-flow rather than optimal, mostly grounded with the idea that you've been a versatile warbird captain whom suddenly just got stuck and had to cope for several levels with a very differently ponderous and tanky D'deridex warbird.
Well, Yuzral makes a good point. It's clearly not meant to work like that. After the allies are effectively wiped out, it's up to the player to single-handedly wipe out an immensely powerful fleet. The average player isn't really up to that kind of feat at that point. Many players just might be encouraged to go play a different game at that point.

The way it's supposed to work is that the allies stay in the fight, giving you the opportunity to go after the control ship. You might still get blown up a few times thanks to all the firepower flying around; but at least the allies would still be there, keeping the enemy ships busy, while you try again.

It looks like this is going to go on Holodeck in its current gloriously broken form, which should make for some lively conversation before long.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,598
# 148
05-20-2013, 08:51 PM
Also the fact the engine clearly struggles and have to cut down sound just points someone wasnt exactly thinking when doing this.
Romulans ...
You start your career off as a simple farmer... then you launch yourself into a galaxy filled with intrigue, power plays, and high stakes games of interstellar conflict, as your career careens upwards onto your final destination ... a level capped Dilithium and Fleet Mark Farmer!
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
# 149
05-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rextorvan36 View Post
Devils choice needs an overhaul.

I manage to hold until the reinforcements get there. But then what? it seems as if there's no end to that mission.
You're referring to the Defense of New Romulus portion, right? I agree. It's insanely impossible to beat. Same token, I do fine until allied reinforcements come, but there's just too many ships, and just as soon as reinforcements get here, they're obliterated and it's down to three ships vs. however many enemies, and there's just no way to beat it. I just skipped it. Also, the commander's announcements keep repeating like crazy, and they repeat even after I respawn and click depart system. I've had no (or very few and minor) other problems completing missions, and I only have two more missions in the Freedom series to finish.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 12,629
# 150
05-21-2013, 08:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by crash77a View Post
You're referring to the Defense of New Romulus portion, right? I agree. It's insanely impossible to beat. Same token, I do fine until allied reinforcements come, but there's just too many ships, and just as soon as reinforcements get here, they're obliterated and it's down to three ships vs. however many enemies, and there's just no way to beat it. I just skipped it. Also, the commander's announcements keep repeating like crazy, and they repeat even after I respawn and click depart system. I've had no (or very few and minor) other problems completing missions, and I only have two more missions in the Freedom series to finish.
Hmm... I really get the feeling that you're doing something wrong.... I'd be happy to play through the mission in a team.
HAIL HYDRA!

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
I can haz joystick!
MMOs aren't charities. Corporations are supposed to make a profit. It's what they do.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:35 PM.