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# 1 too many
10-01-2014, 09:36 PM
there are too many patrol missions in delta rising episodes ,scan and fight sort. Would rather see more racing maps .
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# 2
10-01-2014, 09:49 PM
but thats like exactly what the alpha quadrant fleet should be doing, to get its baring and establish a foot hold, periodic patrols of all the systems in its sphere of influence. not every mission can be tv episode interesting, just be thankful you don't have to travel a week through sector space to get anywhere, and that you don't have to do any paperwork lol

all the patrols are better quality then most of the original story missions, most have you doing some 1 off interesting things, or have a lot of different objectives and parts.
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# 3
10-01-2014, 10:04 PM
I agree totally with Dontdrunk.

The only wish I had was that they had a few ground missions during the patrols, but otherwise really it's not that bad.

I do find it interesting that people will farm space STFs for dil and gear over and over and over again, but when they're given the chance to do patrols it's "too much".
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# 4
10-02-2014, 05:57 AM
I like the new patrol missions. Some can be fairly tedious but by in large they're doing a lot to flush out the species and politics of the delta quadrant. If you take the main episodes by themselves you have Vaadwuar, Kobali, Undine, Voth Talaxian, and...scaley dude arcs but if it was left to that the Delta Quadrant would feel quite dry. This way we get Heirarchy, Benthans, Kazon, Malon, Android, Cooperative, Octani, and so on in small, largely independent missions that can say something without attaching that to the main story arc or forcing it into a tangent. Plus you have some quite variable mission structure, well written dialog (kudos especially for within-ship interactions), and a good template on what STO should be in future (Yes PVE's, battlezones and episodes, but some of this too.)

Suggestion: For the next half season that can spin off from the delta quadrant, Alpha Quadrant system patrol overhaul.
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# 5
10-02-2014, 09:41 AM
Patrol missions should be a core game play mechanic throughout all areas methinks. The rewards should vary a lot depending on area but they should be the primary missions especially in a new area.

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# 6
10-02-2014, 09:43 AM
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# 7
10-02-2014, 09:45 AM
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No doubt. Still waiting for this system to get fixed. Anyway I always hit reply then edit the BS out. It is far more efficient. Nothing worse then typing a long response they seeing that crap.

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