The rep system could be great but it takes too long and amassing the materials are too tedious.
Rep could be account unlock, make a "fleet holding" window that is just your account group, call it "starfleet cohort" where all the toons on your account are considered graduates of teh same academy class or something if you want a back story to why the rep system is account wide. Of course it would have to be something else for kdf toons, but I am just throwing something out there for the hopes of a better system.
I would not be surprised if the rep system isn't loosened up to an account wide system eventually. They have lowered requirements for starbases. I don't see this as a lapse in judgement on their part, people are grinding for now, when the grind tapers off and the rep systems atrophy then they will move on an improvement.
Finally the rep could be made "account wide" by giving out boxes of "rep points" for completion of each tier that is worth 1 rep level on another toon. That box is account bound.
I will illustrate what I mean: I complete Omega Tier 1 on fed tac toon. On unlock of T1 Omega part of the reward is a box for 5000 Omega Reputation XP that I can transfer to any toon. I transfer it to Fed Eng toon, I have instant Omega Tier 1 there, perhaps this "mission" could have a dilithium input too. Once I unlock the Tier 1 project then I get another box, to transfer to my kdf sci and rinse repeat.
When my fed tac gets Tier2 unlocked then he gets a box for 15000 Omega reputation to pass to the next one. This allows for a daisy chain of your toons. Put a time gate of even a week on it I don't care, it is pointless to time gate it but I don't care. This way you are getting rep for the next toon without grinding the missions. I feel this will allow me to get back into my KDF characters again.
The other idea is to give "reputation charms" that are good for just pure reputation on any rep system which means that as you can trade these charms (account bound of course) to any toon and get just reputation points in a special rep project that you run on an alt or parallel main.
Sorry for being wordy again, I just want to put examples out that I hope the devs might see. This doesnt require massive recoding, just a reward item and create a new mission that rewards the necessary Rep XP. We would still run the 15 minute unlock mission.
Also worth noting I have 7 active toons, 3 kdf, 3 fed, and a rommie. Planned on 3 rommies for fed and kdf but to this point my rommie made level 50 by doffing and I stopped. Can't be bothered even with LoR content because my Fed main needed rep.
I say this because Cryptic should know I bought all the 3 ship packs for fed and kdf, also some other ships for consoles and fleet ship discounts. I have not bought any romulan ships and I will not because I need the rep system maxed as I use them in PvP, which is my main interest in this game.
Therefore any future kdf or rom zen purchases are not going to be made now because those toons have been regulated to farms for doffs and dilithium on academies and some PvE grinds. Because I have them farming I have built up quite a dilithium stash by spreading out the 8000 cap. It was a pleasure buying a set of keys without spending a dollar and saving my money. The power of alt farming has become apparent due to this rep system. Coupled with my LTS stipend I don't see a need to buy zen in the future because I am only supporting 2 toons now, instead of the possible 9 or 12.
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I'm being really lazy about reps now that I'm leveling a third character through them. I ran a couple dozen STFs, raised several Epohhs, then I put every commodity and consumable tiers 1-4 would need in her bank and I'm now logging over to that toon once a day to roll over the projects.
I had 12 toons now im down to 9 just no time to work them all and I plan of deleting atleast 3 more of them. of the 6 I am keeping one is already maxed on current reps . one is t 4 on all current reps and one my reman im only working the romulan rep system with.
I don't plan on doing it with any other toons and don't have the time to do it even if I wanted too. if they add more ill probably do it only with my primary toon just to say he did it. but not the others . its such a load of crap the time the costs its making the game work not fun .
I have 3 captains with maxed out Omega and Romulan rep, and 2 are at T4. None have started the Nukara rep. My Romulan has not started any of the rep stuff since hitting 50
I dread starting Nukara, but I dread 're-running' the Omega and Romulan reps even more. For me I think it would be nice to add Marks as rewards for many more activities such as Foundry missions and DOFF missions. Also make every PvE queue mission 'flexible' (choice of marks) and add choice of marks to the PvP matches.
marks used to be in foundry mission but they removed it.
after reading all this and not just responding to statements . I guess id be ok with the rep system if they made 1 of 2 changes
1. reputation marks all the same and only reward spent on what ever you like. or in the very least each mission be player choice.
2. remove the cool down on the rep-system most mission are already on a cool down. now we have to wait even longer and submit items to basically file a report that hey we completed these tasks now give me a rank up.
I advance my characters one at a time, 1-2 minetraps a day, 1 CEE a day, and one STF a day on each toon, I currently have 4 mains, a romulan, 3 joined trills, 2 are maxed, 1 is maxed in everything but nukara, and the other one is T3-4 in each, so I'l just do them 1 by 1 cuz 4 missions just for daily stuff.. I ain't gonna farm all day, I have ground toon coming, and a reman later on, gosh I'm gonna kill myself..
Once I reach T5 on one, I stop, and start grinding for stuff I need when I'm done with the dailies on the next guys
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Well at least one bright star on the horizon. With the current powercreep and this game totally focussed on spike and dps and only the new faction and ships gain a massive damage imcrease with the fancy boffs there is very little to work on except your rommie tac LOL
Until the new faction arrives which in turn is better then the romulan faction were golden!
Last edited by masterkeychnk5; 08-04-2013 at 08:31 AM.