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Defender’s National Training Program

I joined Defender’s National Training Program and in just 2 short days i have lost 12 pounds, gotten my life back on track and become and avid jazzerciser!

Thank you Defender’s National Training Program!
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 15,655 Arc User
    edited April 15
    I spent 10$ and a ton of questionite. Now I have so much more room for questionite, and money in my wallet! :D​​
  • dreadjaws2dreadjaws2 Posts: 58 Arc User
    All joking aside, I think this was a nice event. It was neat to finally see again some people working on missions the same time I was outside of the starting area.
  • avianosavianos Posts: 4,840 Arc User
    It was actually a really nice event and I was really not expecting it!
    The rewards were worth it for me at least​​
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  • bluhmanbluhman Posts: 2,322 Arc User
    yeah it helped me forget the pain of my horrifically unorganized character select page for a couple of days.
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 4,840 Arc User
    bluhman wrote: »
    yeah it helped me forget the pain of my horrifically unorganized character select page for a couple of days.

    OH MOOD​​
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  • tigerofcachticetigerofcachtice Posts: 546 Arc User
    I really enjoyed the leveling challenge and remembered why I play CO in the 1st place.

    Built a Noir-themed character, tweaked his costume between leveling, did some content I hadn't touched for years...and found some missions I actually never did before (I was so surprised by this, I'm 4 pages into my character select screen and I'm still finding something new).

    Thanks, Devs. My 1 humble suggestion is, in addition to perhaps doing this again in the future, have an encore presentation of THIS challenge, with the same prizes, for those couldn't make it this week due to real life commitments. It's just a timing issue.
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  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 3,176 Arc User
    My lights were out for three days
  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 15,655 Arc User
    bluhman wrote: »
    yeah it helped me forget the pain of my horrifically unorganized character select page for a couple of days.

    I have a theory that holding Monster Week and the leveling event during the same week was actually their way of testing the new sorting method, since it guaranteed that people would both switch toons a lot, and add new toons to the mix. Just a theory tho.​​
  • gameongameon Posts: 36 Arc User
    Thanks, Devs. My 1 humble suggestion is, in addition to perhaps doing this again in the future, have an encore presentation of THIS challenge, with the same prizes, for those couldn't make it this week due to real life commitments. It's just a timing issue.

    I second this!
    The rewards are fun and I would have been really disappointed if missed out entirely... RL is RL and doesn't always cooperate with play time.
    It was tough for me with limited play time, I usually miss out on the bulk of week long events, and this event was difficult... I even had to cheat my last few levels with level tokens, but I guess that was part of the reason for this event, SALES! lol

    My suggestion... with this event being paired with Monster Week... eh... that wasn't ideal... I still need to grind GCR on many characters for endgame gear... now add another to that list!
    Maybe if it were a Q-Bonus week instead?
    Maybe if Level up tokens were on sale?
    Maybe just outright purchase Defender's Training with the power of money like a certain Bruce or Tony would... instead of having to use a new character?

  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,463 Arc User
    gameon wrote: »
    Maybe just outright purchase Defender's Training with the power of money like a certain Bruce or Tony would... instead of having to use a new character?

    why would they do that when the entire point of the event was that you make a new character? if you want to pay your way after that, you can - 4K zen gets you from 6 to 40 in less than one minute - but you still have to actually MAKE a character for it because that's the entire point​​
  • scildtrumascildtruma Posts: 74 Arc User
    I enjoyed this event very much. Hope to see it again in the future.
    My lvl 40 champs in random order.

    =Pieces of Stuff=Knock Dead=Cruel Yule=Cremator=Toys from the Attic=
    =Gnosis Arcanum=Twenty Seven=Kama D=Critic=Creep Freeze=
    =Mangled Man=G.I. John Doe=2D.=M.M.A.I. Dragondroid=
    =By the sword=Scild Truma=Shadow Puppet=Steam Junk=

  • jellycupsowbugjellycupsowbug Posts: 341 Arc User
    I just finished with no alerts, no xp bonuses, and mission/drop gear only. Also, not a throw-away character, thankfully.
  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 6,461 Arc User
    I just finished with no alerts, no xp bonuses, and mission/drop gear only. Also, not a throw-away character, thankfully.
    That's being hardcore. What was total for /played?
  • soulforgersoulforger Posts: 1,643 Arc User
    I just finished with no alerts, no xp bonuses, and mission/drop gear only. Also, not a throw-away character, thankfully.
    That's being hardcore. What was total for /played?

    Would be roughly 30 to 60 hours, give or take. Depends on how quickly they were doing things or if they stood around a lot.
  • gameongameon Posts: 36 Arc User
    why would they do that when the entire point of the event was that you make a new character? if you want to pay your way after that, you can - 4K zen gets you from 6 to 40 in less than one minute - but you still have to actually MAKE a character for it because that's the entire point​​

    Why?

    Because I have an army of characters as it is. Most powersets, every class. I've also got archetypes galore!.
    I didn't need NEW character number whatever... but I did need the perks and rewards (because I want more!).

    I still have half a dozen sub 30 characters that remain on my roster unfinished... They weren't eligible for the event. I know I'm not "everyone" but if it were "Reach level 40" without the "Created between..." restriction?
    I didn't have to MAKE a new one, prior to the event my last new was from April 1... I could have just finished that one... or one of any number I have that aren't 40...

    And why not an option to outright buy it? I wonder how many level-up tokens were sold... I know there were TONS in the AH that all sold fairly fast...
    We have different key bundles, why not different leveling/reward packages too? Maybe even a Retcon token/ Gold Collector Card bundle? Or maybe even a bundle for Freeform slots (level- up tokens, gear, collector cards, whatever...) Sell some stuff, make some money, and keep the game around longer!


    Who knows if we'll ever see it again. (We should, it was a great idea! Bonus was that it was nice seeing players around outside of Cosmics and Alerts! Except in Lemuria... that place was still fairly dead lol)
    IF we ever see it again will we have the same week long restriction? (Probably, why not? Most sales last a week too... coincidence?)

    I dunno... Nothing wrong with feedback, is there?



  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 15,655 Arc User
    gameon wrote: »
    I still have half a dozen sub 30 characters that remain on my roster unfinished... They weren't eligible for the event.

    In the end I basically ended up taking the character I had bought to lvl 40 and just gave it the costume and powers of an ineligible sub-40, so in effect I got an ineligible toon to level 40 that way.​​
  • jellycupsowbugjellycupsowbug Posts: 341 Arc User
    What was total for /played?
    Brigandine has brought justice for 1 day, 9 hours, 23 minutes, 1 second. That's about 33 1/2 hours. I can see why most people wouldn't do it this way.

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  • blumoon8blumoon8 Posts: 398 Arc User
    It was a fun event! Definitely proud to have gotten a toon to 40 so quickly. It normally takes me foreeeeveeeer. I'm an LTS, but even though the exclusive costume tokens are useless to me, I really enjoy the emote. It's nice having unlocked it account wide. :)

    Thanks for doing it!

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  • akaibara2akaibara2 Posts: 2 Arc User
    Hi, I only have about an hour left before this event closes. I just a while ago got to lvl 40 from a brand new created character from yesterday. I don't see how to get the rewards for it... Where do you get the rewards for completing it? : /
  • kaizerinkaizerin Posts: 2,223 Cryptic Developer
    This was posted on the patch notes as well:

    If you have hit 40 with a new character during the event times and didn't get the rewards, please contact customer support and let them know.

    You can contact support by pressing esc while in game, pressing the Help button then Request Gm Help.

    We have gotten reports players stopped receiving the rewards a few hours before the event ends.​​
  • akaibara2akaibara2 Posts: 2 Arc User
    Thank you! I just sent in a report through the game.
  • guyhumualguyhumual Posts: 2,136 Arc User
    akaibara2 wrote: »
    Hi, I only have about an hour left before this event closes. I just a while ago got to lvl 40 from a brand new created character from yesterday. I don't see how to get the rewards for it... Where do you get the rewards for completing it? : /

    To collect the rewards you need to open the Zen Store and look in the Bonus section. If you're rewards aren't there try logging out and in again. If you still don't see your rewards ask customer support as suggested.
  • deadman20deadman20 Posts: 1,528 Arc User
    Sent my ticket in, though I can't review it in-game. I'm hoping it went through and that it not appearing under "My Tickets" is just a visual bug and not an internal error that stopped the ticket.​​
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  • liontriadliontriad Posts: 2 Arc User
    I wish it lasted longer than a week, I couldnt get any time off from work and i fell short. Not the end of the world but it did kick the wind off my sails when i realized i wasnt gonna make it. I wish it lasted as long as STO's recruitment events.
  • blumoon8blumoon8 Posts: 398 Arc User
    liontriad wrote: »
    I wish it lasted longer than a week, I couldnt get any time off from work and i fell short. Not the end of the world but it did kick the wind off my sails when i realized i wasnt gonna make it. I wish it lasted as long as STO's recruitment events.

    How long were those?


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  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 6,233 Arc User
    blumoon8 wrote: »
    liontriad wrote: »
    I wish it lasted longer than a week, I couldnt get any time off from work and i fell short. Not the end of the world but it did kick the wind off my sails when i realized i wasnt gonna make it. I wish it lasted as long as STO's recruitment events.

    How long were those?
    Well, the Delta Recruit event (which I just went and Googled :smile: ) lasted from April 2 to May 21 of 2018, and technically is still ongoing - you just had to get your Delta Recruit character through the tutorial before the event ended, and the rewards are still available for that toon (not to mention the account-wide rewards, mostly in the nature of Reputation marks and Dilithium).
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  • shiftreshiftre Posts: 1 Arc User
    deadman20 wrote: »
    Sent my ticket in, though I can't review it in-game. I'm hoping it went through and that it not appearing under "My Tickets" is just a visual bug and not an internal error that stopped the ticket.​​

    I'm in the same boat, I did the same and hadn't heard back nor have I seen the ticket in "My Tickets". And I've checked the Store -> Bonus tab multiple times. Hoping the week didn't go to waste :(
  • blumoon8blumoon8 Posts: 398 Arc User
    jonsills wrote: »
    blumoon8 wrote: »
    liontriad wrote: »
    I wish it lasted longer than a week, I couldnt get any time off from work and i fell short. Not the end of the world but it did kick the wind off my sails when i realized i wasnt gonna make it. I wish it lasted as long as STO's recruitment events.

    How long were those?
    Well, the Delta Recruit event (which I just went and Googled :smile: ) lasted from April 2 to May 21 of 2018, and technically is still ongoing - you just had to get your Delta Recruit character through the tutorial before the event ended, and the rewards are still available for that toon (not to mention the account-wide rewards, mostly in the nature of Reputation marks and Dilithium).

    That's quite the difference. @[email protected] Thanks for googling it. :)

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  • crackodemoncrackodemon Posts: 2 Arc User
    There going to be a fix yet for not getting our rewards despite sending in a ticket or not? Still waiting to get my stuff after wasting my time on an event that busted from lack of testing.
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