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Mirror Invasion with account unlock reward - Yeah!

Just read in the blog:
https://arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10710674-the-mirror-universe-invades-star-trek-online%21

but the most important fragment:
Once a day, players will be awarded a Multidimensional Transporter for playing this event. By turning in 14 Transporters through the Reputation System, players will receive 50,000 Dilithium Ore, 500 Fleet Marks, 250 Marks of Your Choice and a brand new unique ground weapon, Mirror Universe Phaser Dual Pistols. Completing this project on any character will unlock this new weapon for all characters across your account, and additionally the other characters can still complete the project to receive the Marks and Dilithium Ore.

just don't tell me there is error in the blog -please!
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,808 Arc User
    Hopefully there is a AFK deterrent this year
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      -Lord Commander Solar Macharius
    • orondisorondis Member Posts: 1,446 Arc User
      Yay, the timegated AFK mission is back.

      Queue up, minimize STO, do some housework, come back 10 minutes later and help take out the dread.

      Seriously though, time gated missions just mke people want to AFK, since their involvement makes no diffence to the length of the mission. The only real AFK deterrent is to make it so participation would speed things up.
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    • totenmettotenmet Member Posts: 564 Arc User
      Phaser Dual Pistols any one realy needing them?

      What is so great about them.
    • orondisorondis Member Posts: 1,446 Arc User
      Depends on their stats.
      Previously Alendiak
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      Selia - Lvl 60 Tactical - Eclipse
    • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 9,427 Arc User
      totenmet wrote: »
      Phaser Dual Pistols any one realy needing them?

      What is so great about them.
      Absolutely nothing.

      Gotta have them anyway.
    • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,285 Arc User
      An error is a word or two. This is a deliberate full blown statement with a proviso that others can do the projects for the non-Weapon reward as well. This is NOT an error. It is what we have been asking for, for a couple of years.
      'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!
      Judge Dan Haywood
    • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 8,790 Arc User
      Thanks for listening Cryptic!

      I've always hated that the reward was a single character-bound shiny. So any characters created after the event had no way to get it, ever. The Phoenix box helped a lot, but not everything is in it.

      I will definitely be doing this with at least one character.
    • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 3,461 Arc User
      edited November 2017
      About time they made the item reward an account unlock. Due to Phoenix Box it won't be retroactively updated, but still good for going forward. Not a fan of Dual Pistols, but I can spare the time to run this on 1 toon on my account.
    • jrdobbsjr#3264 jrdobbsjr Member Posts: 423 Arc User
      Kewl......got two toons who need rep marks I'll be able to complete Lukari ant "competitive co-op" reps without having to ever do them! Awesome!
    • gaevsprivsmangaevsprivsman Member Posts: 314 Arc User
      Well, @ambassadorkael#6946 promised to push for more account unlock items, he delivered....
    • zerokillcf2011zerokillcf2011 Member Posts: 545 Arc User
      Hmm, a new flavor of phaser pistols. Kool.
    • nikephorusnikephorus Member Posts: 2,730 Arc User
      Just what every toon needs some... garbo phaser pistols?

      STO's "year of hell" continues with another mirror afk event :(

      I know in my bones they are finding some way to ruin the crystal event too.

      I didn't read this post. I was afk.
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    • anodynesanodynes Member Posts: 1,957 Arc User
      Just what every toon needs some... garbo phaser pistols?

      STO's "year of hell" continues with another mirror afk event :(

      I know in my bones they are finding some way to ruin the crystal event too.

      How is this part of the "terrible year" narrative that you're trying to sell? This queue dates to several months before Delta Rising, and has run every year since, multiple times in some of them. It's not great, but at least they've finally listened and made the special reward, which will have a unique look and/or some special proc, an account unlock. This is a major step forward, and a great thing added to the game this year.

      I guess I should commend you, though, for your tireless efforts to find the dark clouds behind the silver linings.
      This is an MMO, not a Star Trek episode simulator. That would make for a terrible game.
    • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 4,212 Arc User
      azrael605 wrote: »
      Mirror Invasion is my favorite event, I don't afk it either.

      It's one of my favourites too. And yes, I will be watching for AFK'ers as well :(
      "You don't want to patrol!? You don't want to escort!? You don't want to defend the Federation's Starbases!? Then why are you flying my Starships!? If you were a Klingon you'd be killed on the spot, but lucky for you.....you WERE in Starfleet. Let's see how New Zealand Penal Colony suits you." Adm A. Necheyev.
    • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 53,010 Community Moderator
      Glad to see I don't have to run multiple characters unless I want to. Account unlock is great!
      Just what every toon needs some... garbo phaser pistols?

      STO's "year of hell" continues with another mirror afk event :(

      I know in my bones they are finding some way to ruin the crystal event too.

      Year of Hell? Wasn't that Delta Rising's launch where everything was an HP sponge?
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      I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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    • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 3,461 Arc User
      anodynes wrote: »
      Just what every toon needs some... garbo phaser pistols?

      STO's "year of hell" continues with another mirror afk event :(

      I know in my bones they are finding some way to ruin the crystal event too.

      How is this part of the "terrible year" narrative that you're trying to sell? This queue dates to several months before Delta Rising, and has run every year since, multiple times in some of them. It's not great, but at least they've finally listened and made the special reward, which will have a unique look and/or some special proc, an account unlock. This is a major step forward, and a great thing added to the game this year.

      I guess I should commend you, though, for your tireless efforts to find the dark clouds behind the silver linings.

      probably doesnt like the new holding that requires you to do mini games... also it's 5 levels worth... personally I have not done a single one, probably wont ever waste my time on it.

      then you add in the nerf/re-balance...
    • anodynesanodynes Member Posts: 1,957 Arc User
      edited November 2017
      tigeraries wrote: »
      anodynes wrote: »
      Just what every toon needs some... garbo phaser pistols?

      STO's "year of hell" continues with another mirror afk event :(

      I know in my bones they are finding some way to ruin the crystal event too.

      How is this part of the "terrible year" narrative that you're trying to sell? This queue dates to several months before Delta Rising, and has run every year since, multiple times in some of them. It's not great, but at least they've finally listened and made the special reward, which will have a unique look and/or some special proc, an account unlock. This is a major step forward, and a great thing added to the game this year.

      I guess I should commend you, though, for your tireless efforts to find the dark clouds behind the silver linings.

      probably doesnt like the new holding that requires you to do mini games... also it's 5 levels worth... personally I have not done a single one, probably wont ever waste my time on it.

      then you add in the nerf/re-balance...

      The nerf/rebalance was necessary, though a bit uneven. Funny that many that hate it also want penalties for others to "learn the game better." It's fine if others suffer for playing the game that they want to play, but if you make me suffer by taking away a few of my toys, it's a travesty.

      You can get the entire holding done without ever doing a single minigame. The new queues give the provisions, and once you get the Tier 1 upgrades done, you get enough provisions for free daily to run the 500 xp+store provisions projects every day, and then you wouldn't even have to do queues for them. Add to that that it's completely voluntary and it becomes complaining about something added to the game that isn't what you would like to do, but others might, and that you can completely avoid, which is incredibly petty and selfish.

      About the only thing that is a net negative for this game this year is the new queue UI, which has maybe a couple of small advantages over the old one, but at far greater costs to effectiveness. That was awful.
      anodynes wrote: »
      Just what every toon needs some... garbo phaser pistols?

      STO's "year of hell" continues with another mirror afk event :(

      I know in my bones they are finding some way to ruin the crystal event too.

      How is this part of the "terrible year" narrative that you're trying to sell? This queue dates to several months before Delta Rising, and has run every year since, multiple times in some of them. It's not great, but at least they've finally listened and made the special reward, which will have a unique look and/or some special proc, an account unlock. This is a major step forward, and a great thing added to the game this year.

      I guess I should commend you, though, for your tireless efforts to find the dark clouds behind the silver linings.

      Because we're having two mirror afk events instead of a fun CE event?

      In this the year so much has gone so wrong?

      A bad queue UI. Whoopie-ding! the world is ending!

      I get the feeling that we won't see the old Crystalline event ever again. I like that quick payout, too. Good crutch for the easy-mode players, after all. I would prefer that all of the 3-week events were that one, even, but I realize that it's not good for the game. They shortened Breach for the event considerably (also in this "terrible year" where so much went wrong, mainly with peoples' tear ducts) so maybe we'll get them to take a look at this one's first phase in the near future. It's nothing to get all upset over.

      Repeat after me: They don't do things to personally offend you.
      This is an MMO, not a Star Trek episode simulator. That would make for a terrible game.
    • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 8,790 Arc User
      Nope, not buying into the "year of stuff I don't like" narrative either. STO has added lots of things I have liked and made changes for the better.
    • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 53,010 Community Moderator
      Nope, not buying into the "year of stuff I don't like" narrative either. STO has added lots of things I have liked and made changes for the better.

      I'm with you on that. I ain't buying the "Year of Hell" either.
      Right after Delta Rising launched. THAT was rough. This? This is nothing.
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      I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
      The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
      The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
    • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,839 Arc User
      "Station Plasma Lance ready to fire in 3... 2... 1..."
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    • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 53,010 Community Moderator
      trennan wrote: »
      "Station Plasma Lance ready to fire in 3... 2... 1..."

      I just wanna shoot my old friend the ISS Stadi. ;)
      66998372863950ee98cf7da9786e2ea9-db80k0m.png
      I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
      The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
      The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
    • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 53,010 Community Moderator
      So... according to you... getting two veteran Trek Actors, a new 5 tier fleet holding, some new content, new ships, new outfits, new spec tree...

      All these things that have been added to the game are actually detrimental to the game as, in your own words...
      The only good things this year have been the thing for first contact day and fixing the bank/exchange limits.

      So... which Rule of Acquisition does this fall under?
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      I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
      The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
      The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
    • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,839 Arc User
      rattler2 wrote: »
      So... according to you... getting two veteran Trek Actors, a new 5 tier fleet holding, some new content, new ships, new outfits, new spec tree...

      All these things that have been added to the game are actually detrimental to the game as, in your own words...
      The only good things this year have been the thing for first contact day and fixing the bank/exchange limits.

      So... which Rule of Acquisition does this fall under?

      I forget the number.. but umm...

      "She can touch your lobes. But never your latinum." I suppose.

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    • protoneousprotoneous Member Posts: 1,870 Arc User
      totenmet wrote: »
      Phaser Dual Pistols any one realy needing them?

      What is so great about them.
      They're awesome and my primary weapon on a new toon.

      Rate of fire + quick cool down for the secondary = beaucoup spray and lots of fun
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    • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,839 Arc User

      The disastrous nerfs patch, the queue UI, the minigame holding, like 3 featured episodes the whole year, endeavors instead of content, the month of sompek spam, and now multiple Mirror AFK events instead of the fun popular CE... 2017 has been a dark year by any reasonable standard. Hopefully things turn around in 2018.

      Disastrous nerf patch? Oh you must mean the balancing patch. Which was very much needed. It was only disastrous if you built for straight DPS.

      It hurt the DPS meta. It didn't hurt anyone else. I'd call that good.

      Sompek, the best ground queue Cryptic has made thus far.

      The UI, meh.. it's usable. Does it need some more work, yes.

      Endeavors, just look at it as the No Captain Left Behind program. That and it's been great for finding bugs.

      CE, why bring it back? They already gave us the super easy Normal and Advanced queues for it.

      Fleet holding, the entire system is useless to the game. Just a distraction with power creep.

      Three FE's. Well, they are trying to keep New Frontiers going until Victory Is Life releases.

      Mirror Invasion. well at least it something to do other than the same old worn out, boring queues that one can get to pop. Oh wait.. right.. it takes longer that 2 minutes and you can't DPS your way through it.

      As far as AFK queues go. Ehh you also got Beach Assault and Dranuur Gauntlet. Welcome to the DPS queues.

      It's only been a dark year for the DPS and meta side of the game. So overall, it's not a dark year. It's at least an improvement over the usual power creep garage they've been cranking out. Everyone that hasn't chased after the DPS/Meta side of the game welcomed the balancing, adapted, and moved on. Which oddly enough, only the PvE Meta/DPS players complain about the balancing patch. Which the balancing patch came about, because the players were to strong in PvE.
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