I can't even begin to describe how furious I am with this. Even before the corvette, my humble LRSVR with the proper equipment and an astrometrics scientist could run the short route and even with every possible transwarp cooldown, I would still have a 15 second wait in Pelia before I could TW back to ESD. I could make 4.5+ mil in an hour.
Some dickbag had to go and spoil it for everyone. This was the one non-grind way to make EC. Why is it important? Because of all the price-gouging on the exchange. Now we get to go back to the endless, soul-crushing grindfest.
Also, PWE, I think you owe me 1000 zen for the Advanced Heavy Cruiser I bought so I could put the transwarp computer universal console it came with on my LRSVR to maximize my transwarp cooldown, since you "fixed" the only reason I bought it.
Last edited by misslillicalux; 08-30-2013 at 04:01 AM.
I just think it's so awesome all the bugfest i've encountered in this game that apparetly goes back for months, that i've submitted tickets to (tailors crashing the game, Rom boffs unavailable at the doctor, friggin first contact missions impossible to progress) going on ignored, while the things that take priority for them are the stuff that players actually benefit from.
Well I shall run the race once more solely for the accolade after that I shall never look up on it again. Although it was a decent chunk of my income gone. As the Borg would say "we've Adapted" and I have done just that through various other methods, but it still stinks that they can find time to fix this but have yet to sort the tailor issues (which worked fine for me before before the alterations) And yes I am miffed that it was nerf'd but like a few have pointed out it was an exploit plain and simple, so I'm just thankful they didn't make the decision to roll back everyone's account that made use of it (I'd be a couple of hundred million in the red)
So... people are losing their minds because they can no longer EXPLOIT something?
For some, sure. The problem for others is Cryptic's heavy-handed approach to it. A 4-hour cooldown on an event that only lasts an hour and does not appear on schedule but maybe twice in a 24 hour period seems a bit excessive. Some might say a smack in the face.
You could legitimately run the event several times in that hour just as you could run several STFs in during an hour of the reputation event.
Cryptic could have closed the exploit and allowed players who wanted to enjoy the event for the whole hour make as many complete runs as they could. They chose, even after a thread full of good suggestions, to nerf it in about as strict a manner as possible.
Not in a clinical sense, of course, i'd ne'er gainsay your good health, but if you come here and whine about the whiners, that's probably the only action that's below what you perceive we're doing here.
Not to dump it all on you, of course, we've had worse customers in this thread, and i wholeheartedly direct this message at each and every one of them.
Whatever we're doing here, for whatever insane reason that offends you so, the mods have not yet seen fit to shut this thread down. Until such time as they do, whatever it is we're talking about here is our own business (since Cryptic will quite obviously not make it theirs, jokes about constructive criticism notwithstanding).
So, all you self-righteous ladies want to play in the sand too, it's an open thread, but please, for your own sake, don't go thinking you have some sort of high ground on any level just because you act like you're outraged. You're free to, of course, but it's just not healthy.
AND, as I predicted, prices have actually risen bringing about a black market to obtain the same items at reasonable prices as other players EXPLOIT the needs of newer STO members through the exchange and call it 'fair value'....
nice job nerfing the one event I truly enjoyed and worked towards earning more effective means of accomplishing the task, which for at least 18 months (longer than I have been onboard) was an effective means of earning sufficient EC without having to be logged in 24/7 grinding away for mere pittance. You do realize that a vast majority of your user base have to earn a living and spend time with family, leaving precious little time for your mmo grindfests, do you not?
still awaiting an acknowledgement of my feedback about the Tour nerf.