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Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G / Online Discussion' started by anus_pounder, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. MadMaxHellfire Magister

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    it's a game for larpers.
    forget the mechanics, they're mostly garbage. craptic has been able to ruin space battles too, which in beta were slightly different and more varied. all you look for into this game is to satiate your larping hunger: you can create from scratch not only your captain but his officers too, their skills, their equipment, their physical appearances, their dresses, and you can write a biography as long as you want for each of them. you suffer the grind not because the game is fun or you enjoy the loot rewards, you do it because you want to put together the crew you've always dreamt of. once you do it the game has nothing more to offer, but you could easily get bored before that.
     
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  2. thesheeep Arcane

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    It is also great fun to name your ships "Pleasure Drone" and "Dairy Fairy".
     
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  3. Norfleet Moderator

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    I like how this is an OR now. Turns out, though, that big fleets have all fallen on their faces over this new holding. They aren't able to match us, and by us, I mean me. WINNING!

    Gameplay is terrible. Stay the fuck away unless you hate fun and wish to instead spend your time playing the game by subverting it.
     
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  4. MadMaxHellfire Magister

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    even after years, i still don't get it. if norfleet is joking around, he's a pretty fun fella, if he's serious, he's got humongous issues.
    but after all this is the codex, my bet goes on the latter.
     
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  5. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Well, let's say it's a very very small or and it's really only there for people who are willing to get scammed by Jupiter Force membership fees or something.
     
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  6. Norfleet Moderator

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    I don't think Jupiter Force is still a thing.
     
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  7. Drakron Arcane

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    Great, they turned on their fucking pre-patch and since they cannot get into data compression and at some point decided to move their servers to some shithole or managed to fuck up connections so hard the transfer rate is like I am back in 1979 with a phone line modem.
     
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  8. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Well I just remembered you telling like three years ago about them charging hefty price for membership or shop access back before you first single-handedly sabotaged the entire shop access racket business when you related the tale of how you single-handedly sabotaged the shop access racket.
     
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  9. Drakron Arcane

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    Nay, that was Nerds of Prey that created a channel for public service that was invites for fleet maps so people could use the stores, they also allowed people to join and get Fleet ships due to how that shop works, Norfleet is part of NOP channel and by extent our fleet but even they are showing how the game is dying as the channel isnt very active anymore, maybe they all gone to Discord like all degenerates these days but I suspect its more people arent that invested in STO anymore, the last "balance" seem to have killed off a lot of the population that still actively played.

    Also looking at names that appearing on the news blogs it seems Cryptic isnt holding much staff, the utter echelons are still there but the rest seen to be very ... fluid.
     
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  10. Norfleet Moderator

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    I think you may have a really distorted memory of that history. Because you're Vaarna and rarely ever appear. You've pretty much remembered every single part of that story wrong. FAKE NEWS!
     
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  11. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Well, it did happen years ago, so me remembering it wrong is not that unusual.
     
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  12. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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  13. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    Lol, playable Cardassians Space Germans coming, is that desperation I smell coming from Craptic's offices?
     
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  14. TorontRayne Erudite

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    :mixedemotions:
     
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  15. eklektyk Arbiter

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  16. Stokowski Arcane

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    Are they adding the Tailor class as well?
     
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  17. Drakron Arcane

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    Likely it will end up on the C-Store like the rest of the packs.

    Also it seems ALL of the ships of the pack will be available to all characters, only the Dominion T6 ones require grinding the mastery to unlock for reasons? in a way its better that the Temporal Pack for cross faction unlocks that was very Fed heavy but on the other, it have less ships that the Temporal Pack.

    Also the real stinker is the Jem Hadar Vanguard.
     
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  18. eklektyk Arbiter

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    yeah pretty much you pay for ship traits and their unlocks now anyways ...

    on totaly unrelated note: what is better beam with [dmg]x3 or [dmg]x2[pen] ? undecided what to craft for my "pets" - no dps crunching to be in 1% players but to get job done i guess with minimal pain
     
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  19. Drakron Arcane

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    [Pen], Dmg is one of the better mods but not as good as Pen and you can always re-roll Dmg with Re-Eng but not Pen since its a crafting mod.
     
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  20. Norfleet Moderator

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    In other words, you need this pack to play proper Jem'hadar, otherwise you're stuck with inferior, permanently crippled Jem'haderp instead.
     
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  21. Stokowski Arcane

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    So, returning from an age when beam-boat anitiproton crit builds were some kinda meta ...

    I can roll up a Cardassian character, for 1000 Z. For Cardassian ships it's either lockbox (fuck that), lobi (fuck that), go Zen Store for Cardassian Intel (6000) or Gamma Vanguard (13000) which includes Jem'Hafar ships?

    I can roll up a Jem-Hadar character, for free(?), but for Jem'Hadar ships I get one (or two) through story/levelling and lockbox/lobi/Zen for any others?

    Has any grognard done the maths on the most effective way to create these additional pylon building characters?

    And what should I do about Specialisations? Got a Fed TAC, Kling ENG, and ROM/KDF TAC that need to be reconfigured for all the updates.
     
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  22. Bliblablubb Magister

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    The free JH race is crap, because it does not have the space trait. "Don't gimp yourself".

    According to our resident funhating spacepirate, buying the vanguard starter pack for 2000 cybershekelz is cost efficient, because those 2k are "discounted" if you ever decide to buy the 13k pack. As in "you are not paying them again for things you already have", so you don't "loose" money.
    With that low cost pack you get the not-gimped JH species and 1 T6 ship (which you can unlock for the rest of your toons through ship mastery?).
    If you want to fully commit to the Kardashians and the Jemmies, you are better off buying the 13k pack instead.

    Having him team up with the KDF side is also recommended mandatory for catfood and cheaper consoles.


    For specs you need wait for Norfleet himself to grace you with his presence.
     
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  23. Stokowski Arcane

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    I shall prepare my body accordingly.
     
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  24. eklektyk Arbiter

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    yeah "free" jemmie is trash
    incentive is that he starts at lvl60 so you can avoid all the "fun" of leveling him up that you already done x=n-1 times ...
    im undecided if i even want to dump zen on proper char at this point ...
     
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  25. Norfleet Moderator

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    The two optimal points for pylon spamming are either Jem'hamdars, with the Non-Derped upgrade, or Romuscum, because Romulan Master Race has the largest ship access and therefore the yugest ASS-pool. The two original factions are now basically second-class citizens with only niche applicability. Naturally, see me if you wish to eliminate any FUN from the process. But given that you are all filthy casuals and my lessons would probably be wasted on you, meh. You're going to derp around uselessly, accomplish nothing, and then quit anyway. You may as well just cut to the chase.
     
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