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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 262
# 1 Last Stand
05-31-2013, 05:59 PM
Has anyone else felt this mission too hard? My third day, today over three hours and yet to get 2/3 waves down. The shields and hull on the enemy ships are just the hardest I have come across. I hate to say it but this may be the one that stops me. Never had issues before with any other content.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 48
# 2
06-03-2013, 05:59 AM
I found it to be tedious rather than hard. With just a shade of devs not really playtesting their own stuff.

At that point in my rom's carrer I was flying the d'dex which isnt quite as brick like as some of the fed ships but when the elachi start doing the warp jump all the sodding time it just gets really tedious and boring.

Fortunately I'd some beam array drops so was able to cloak and swapp them in without having to exit first.

All the shuttle pilots supposedly helping you would have been courtmartialed or sent for a psyche eval as every wave of "help" you get does a kamakazi run on the biggest ship they could find regardless of the chat saying they should go die to the escorts.

I'm waiting for a foundry author to shame cryptic into showing how it should have been done.
Ensign
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1
# 3
06-04-2013, 12:15 AM
yeah, not gonna lie, it took me about 45 minutes to complete just that phase of the mission. I came here to see if anyone else had the same issue. I had to take a quick break before finishing yet another fleet battle right after that. One of the worst missions for true. I was throwing everything I had at them and it just took way too long. I ended up picking out one ship, throwing everything I had at it, destroying it, and repeating. It was tedious.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 620
# 4
06-04-2013, 09:40 AM
Is this mission also available to the Fed? We are talking about now in the Romulan forum. Lots of complaints. I like it. Nice rewards and good loot, excellent farming mission. Going to play it again tonight.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 994
# 5
06-04-2013, 12:14 PM
Yeah, I don't find this one hard so much as boring. I've been grinding it for the Mk XI weapons it drops when you replay it at Lv. 50. "Caustic" is basically a [CrtD] modifier, so despite being labeled blue they are functionally purple [Acc]x2 [CrtD] weapons. That's pretty boss for a story mission reward.

Even when I played it while leveling my Romulan, I didn't have too much trouble. I think I was even in the damn D'Deridex at that point. Again, just takes a while to do. That last system needs to be shorter. Maybe just two waves. Hell, I'd take just one really big wave.

At any rate, it's no "Devil's Choice", that's for sure.
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,485
# 6
06-04-2013, 04:46 PM
Four hours, it took me four hours - I know this because I had started a 'Resettle Colonists' DOff assignment before the mission and it finished while I was in the mission.

The only good thing that can be said about the last system with the three waves is 'At least they were 'normal' Monbosh and not the 'Multi-Vector' Monbosh'...
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,327
# 7
06-04-2013, 06:28 PM
It was monotonous and boring, but not really hard. I wish I hadn't tried it in my new D'deridex, though ...
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 456
# 8
06-04-2013, 06:35 PM
I didn't find it to be too hard, or too long, even with the D'deridex. I actually geared up with Dual cannons and dual heavy cannons on the front, and scatter volley to burn enemies down quickly from cloak. If/when they jumped behind me, I just used evasive and re-cloaked to get lined back up and to get the damage buff from de-cloaking. Often with damage buffs up I could de-cloak on a squadron of frigates and kill them before they jumped, so there was much less chasing them around cleaning up.

Of course, I have a Reman captain, not Romulan, so I get extra time on the ambush damage buff, which makes a big difference. I think in combination with my boff traits, I had like a 13 second damage buff, and only 15 second cooldown on cloak, so if I kept popping in and out of cloak I was getting nearly 100% uptime on that 25% damage bonus.

Also, even if you hated it, the rewards are pretty good for grinding weapons, so it's definitely worth the replays.
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