Basically, I try and reach max reputation for all options on my main character, a level 50 FED. On my other characters, my KDF and ROM, I have not even touched any of them. I plan to do the same for the new event system they came out with, assuming those events will become more frequent (maybe one for each season, like LOTRO does). I try to max out my main character, because that is the one I use most, and leave the other two factions as a fun thing to play once in a while.
I have completed tier 5 Omega reputation on my main captain, tier 3 Romulan, and tier 1 for Nukara. I intend to max out both Romulan and Nukara (Romulan for the torpedo and beam array, Nukara for the dual beam and web mines), but only on my main character.
Although I know it will most likely never happen, I wish the reputation system was a constant between all of your characters, so it would give people more incentive for each one, and so it would draw significantly less resources from each one of your characters. I, for one, do not have a ton of time to grind Romulan or Nukara missions or fleet actions for the relatively small amount of marks you get per run (compared to the STF Omega marks), so I would love having the same reputation status on each of my captains, and then worry about grinding out the top level gear for each of them in turn.
"What do we say to the god of death? Not today..."
- Syrio Forel, First Sword of Braavos
I tend to use Rep to give a character a theme. My Romulan does Romulan reputation, my fed tac does Omega rep, etc. I see reputation systems as the mission starfleet has assigned one of my characters. For me, the problems is that I need 2 more fun and interesting (I dont find tholians fun) rep categories so my 4 characters all have a clear purpose.
Ask yourself: would starfleet assign a ship and crew to rebuild Romulus while fighting the borg all the time? I think it is more logical to assume that the Omega task force members spend all their time fighting the borg, where as some ships spend all their time helping the Romulan people. I realize this is an in universe explanation for a game mechanic, but it keeps me happy. Also, as a bonus, it differentiates my characters in a meaningful way!
I have 4 Characters, 2 Feds, a Kling and a Rom. They are all max level. They are all at level 1 or 2 on all the Reps. I am working on the reps on all four at the same time. And it's tedius. I will not make another alt till I have all the reps done on the current 4. Once that is done then I will make one Character and level him up and rep him before going on to the next alt. I have always planned on making an Tact, Eng and Sci per faction. That hasn't changed. But my play time is now shorter because the rep is so tedious to me. So I jump on each Alt to do what I need to do to get the rep going and then go to the next. Once I have reps done on all four, I log out and go to some other game to have fun.
The rep system is only being done because the Tier XII purple gear is there. And I want to have it to equipe my guys. It sucks and if there was a different way that was fun, I would play for longer periods of time in STO.
Already did. After the nightmare ive been having repping up my two romulans and orion (nope still not done with nukara, i was gone for a month and half though) im so done. Ill finish these characters and no more. I absolutely refuse to grind like this anymore. I spend more time in game grinding marks and expertise than i do playing anything id actually enjoy. I am so sick of ISE it isnt even funny.
(it can take four hours just to get enough marks and cash to set up my remaining three characters - thank god my main is done- for the next 20 hours of projects, this is insane cryptic)
Vice Admiral Rylana - U.S.S. DNT Omega X || Vice Admiral Lyzara - I.R.W. DNT Omicron X
Vice Admiral Kailiana - R.R.W. DNT Theta X || Vice Admiral Talina - I.R.W. DNT Tau X
Vice Admiral Victoria - U.S.S. DNT Upsilon X || Lt. General Dannika - I.K.S. DNT Sigma X
Vice Admiral Shondra - R.R.W. DNT Alpha X || Lt. General Rosanna - I.K.S. DNT Iota X
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I probably won't use the rep system on my other characters. I have 5. I'm almost done with the Omega rep, and the Tholian rep and Romulan rep are done. The thing is, I don't really mindthe rep system or the grind. It's there to keep prestige gear out of the hands of every toon out there. This way that prestige equipment is still rarish, but available for those of us willing to pay the ridiculous prices to make an all rating XII ship.
I do like the idea of the tier progression being account shared, but binding the store unlocks and the items to character. This way you alleviate some of the grind (sure, I ran the Tholian Nebula rescue six times this week, but running it with 3 different ships is less tedious than 1).
I also think some, not all DoFFs should offer marks. If I send my duty officers to reinforce a base in Romulan territory, track Borg fleet movements, or have my chef explore the culinary applications of Tholian corpses I think that is worth a fleet mark or two. It also encourages players to regularly patol the regions that they are supposedly having all this impact in.
That said, the epoph DoFFs are awesome and reduce the grind for the Romulan rep exponentially and I think it would be also cool to intigrate something similar to get Omega marks, Neural processors, or Tholian marks as time goes on and more projects are added.
I've started working yet more characters through the rep system, so I guess not, for me. But I am being lazy about it. And I'm going to leave more reps at Tier 2 rather than finish them. If I don't feel like doing the missions for marks some days, I just don't. The projects don't need to be filled every 20 hours.
rep grind beyond Tier III stops me. I get some of the passives but it gets expensive to do multiples like that at once especially. I hate the time delay as well, can we have something other than 20hrs each for a change?
At what point do we gain enough favor with these people that it doesn't take 20 hrs for projects? That would be my question we're supposedly supposed to be improving our favors with these people, sooooo.
It's kinda like the missions for Doff commendations. You get to Tier III and then have to do the exact same amount all over again to get to Tier IV but there's nothing to improve the time it takes to get there nor are there missions that allow for much much higher commendations so as to shorten the time it takes from 50k-100k. Rep seems to have this same limitation!
Waiting on Race Change so I can make my original character that I've played since Beta a Caitian that I purchased last year, so he can keep all of his 1 time only things he got from the anniversaries.
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