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  • jcswwjcsww Member Posts: 4,705 Arc User
    sarvour0 wrote: »
    MAJOR PROBLEM: Event Reputation Window is only showing a SINGLE COLUMN of slotted Projects. I have to go throw all my alts on the account to see who had what, and what progression they had before Cancelling the Project for the Breen Plesh Tral Heavy Raider [T6] (Winter 2017) and HOPE I didn't have another Project slotted behind it to start the FTFO Event Project.
    I am now a day behind, and there's a Holiday (US) coming up, which will make things even more difficult, as I won't have internet access 24/7 on/near that day.

    The FTFO itself is not the problem; I liked it just fine. The ONE COLUMN ONLY FORMAT for Rep Window is a BIG FAT PROBLEM.
    FIX IT.

    Events, meant for All Players to be able to play, should be just that. Breaking the Event/Rep interface does not help; it creates logistical nightmares.
    FIX IT.

    I was not a fan of the UI change to rep projects either. Sadly, it is working as intended.
  • sarvour0sarvour0 Member Posts: 377 Arc User
    jcsww wrote: »
    sarvour0 wrote: »
    MAJOR PROBLEM: Event Reputation Window is only showing a SINGLE COLUMN of slotted Projects. I have to go throw all my alts on the account to see who had what, and what progression they had before Cancelling the Project for the Breen Plesh Tral Heavy Raider [T6] (Winter 2017) and HOPE I didn't have another Project slotted behind it to start the FTFO Event Project.
    I am now a day behind, and there's a Holiday (US) coming up, which will make things even more difficult, as I won't have internet access 24/7 on/near that day.

    The FTFO itself is not the problem; I liked it just fine. The ONE COLUMN ONLY FORMAT for Rep Window is a BIG FAT PROBLEM.
    FIX IT.

    Events, meant for All Players to be able to play, should be just that. Breaking the Event/Rep interface does not help; it creates logistical nightmares.
    FIX IT.

    I was not a fan of the UI change to rep projects either. Sadly, it is working as intended.

    TRIBBLE. That just sucks.
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 33,320 Arc User
    Every time I hear T'Kuvma's speech at the end of the STF, I replay this quote from an actually good villain:

    "You are in a position to demand NOTHING. I, on the other hand, am in a position to GRANT nothing."

    I mean, come on, I know it's supposed to follow the events, but his fleet is always getting TRASHED. BADLY! The optional objectives are even here to humiliate him even further.

    It's pretty comical, I'd say. As comical as having my gigantic Valkis turned into a sluggish tiny DSC Miranda. XD
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  • ussvaliant#6064 ussvaliant Member Posts: 718 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    This event is ok but with all the NPC's included in this map I feel kinda cheated that there's very little Experience Points to earn for Starship Masteries or Specialisation Points to put towards the Spec trees. Why are Cryptic being so gawd dam tight with recent TFO's releases.
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  • tobywitczaktobywitczak Member Posts: 146 Arc User
    Quality of Life Improvements: TFO Mission Briefing and cut scene skip

    So playing the TFO "The Battle at the Binary Stars" across multiple characters. The first time was like cool, but after my now 40th play though of the past week. There need to be an option where if everyone agrees, (ether by clicking on the close window or a new “ready to go button” just jump to the gameplay. This should be easy enough to implement. The interruptions in gameplay are more annoying than anything after the first dozen time playing. We get you are typing to tell a story, but if all the players in the match say "skip", just skip to the gameplay already.

    And this goes for all TFOs and Missions
  • crypticarmsmancrypticarmsman Member Posts: 3,168 Arc User
    This event is ok but with all the NPC's included in this map I feel kinda cheated that there's very little Experience Points to earn for Starship Masteries or Specialisation Points to put towards the Spec trees. Why are Cryptic being so gawd dam tight with recent TFO's releases.

    It's got nothing to do with NPCs per se. Alsmost all the TFs have it designed where you'll just not get XP for destroying a ship, as Cryptic knows some folks will find ways to farm it in a manner Cryptic doesn't want.
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,866 Arc User
    I can't find the Blog with the exact date this Event ends....I got the 10 Tokens with Zen but.....

    I have to get to the grocery, tomorrow, but that doesn't matter because they are doing maintenance. Wednesday I go pick up the turkey....special ordered. Thursday, it is Thanksgiving, I can forget getting on STO then.

    How many days are left for this event AFTER Thanksgiving?
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  • baddmoonrizinbaddmoonrizin Member Posts: 5,103 Community Moderator
    @where2r1 It should end on December 6, so you'll still have 2 weeks after Thanksgiving.
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,866 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    It should end on December 6, so you'll still have 2 weeks after Thanksgiving.

    Thanks @baddmoonrizin

    OH thank goodness...I got plenty of time. :) And can work on Christmas tree, too.

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  • sarvour0sarvour0 Member Posts: 377 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    It should end on December 6, so you'll still have 2 weeks after Thanksgiving.

    Thanks @baddmoonrizin

    OH thank goodness...I got plenty of time. :) And can work on Christmas tree, too.

    I feel ya!
    I been trying to keep at it daily, but RL is just being too dar n complicated.
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  • sarvour0sarvour0 Member Posts: 377 Arc User
    Every time I hear T'Kuvma's speech at the end of the STF, I replay this quote from an actually good villain:

    "You are in a position to demand NOTHING. I, on the other hand, am in a position to GRANT nothing."

    I mean, come on, I know it's supposed to follow the events, but his fleet is always getting TRASHED. BADLY! The optional objectives are even here to humiliate him even further.

    It's pretty comical, I'd say. As comical as having my gigantic Valkis turned into a sluggish tiny DSC Miranda. XD
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    U.S.S. AKAGI NX-93347, Enterprise-class Battle Cruiser =A= U.S.S. T'KORA'S WRATH NX-110047, Odyssey-class Battle Cruiser

    "There Ain't No Grave, Can Hold My Body Down..."

    PS - I fully support a T6 Nova, fixing the Nova skins. I am also rooting for a T6 Science Cruiser, that can use Nova/Rhode Island skins.
    T6 Nova/Rhode Island, T6 Oberth & T6 Constellation are needed. Also needed a T6 Science Cruiser, that can wear any Science or Cruiser skin.
  • This is crazy! You guys actually liked a bugged TFO? I am taking a knee!
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,866 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    OK..so, I did this Battle again tonight...I am sort of getting it. But it is still crazy in there....and I barely see anything going on. LOL!

    (Video game part of this game is not my forte....that is for sure.)

    But this time I had a list of tips before I went in....these really helped....

    If you have more to add, please do:

    Part 1...nothing I can really do, it is timed, so just shoot at Klingons. So, I just shot at Klingons and played with some new Engineering BOFF buttons. IF the U.S.S Shenzhou is supposed to be doing something...I can't tell what it is.

    (This character is in a T-5 Vor'Cha Battlecruiser, now...used to be in BoP. I am more used flying the BoP. Yeah, I was checking out the T-5 Vor'Cha on this character, and I, inadvertently opened the Zen pack of 10 Event tokens on her. Turning is culture shock! Need more practice. LOL! It is even weirder because I can't see the ship I am actually IN because it is some Fed ship. LOL!)

    Part 2, after the FREEZE (which is weird, I was frozen sideways in a turn)....collect as many Escape Pods as possible. I was told, there is no interruptions by the surrounding battles while doing this. I assumed that meant: no point in engaging in an exchange of fire because we need to get as many pods as possible!! ?????? So, most of that round, I just waited for the F key prompt and kept heals going, when needed.

    Part 3, after the movie....Kill 60 Klingons. It is a free for all. Again. I was told to try to kill BoP since they have less hit points/go down faster. I tried looking for big ships other people were shooting at, too.

    Then, I got my prize package. Two more to 14 tokens.

    I guess, since I concentrated on the collecting Escape Pod part in the middle, it didn't seem as bad as the first time. It is still a zoo. Maybe I should try to stay on the outer edges. LOL!
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 901 Arc User
    Every time I hear T'Kuvma's speech at the end of the STF, I replay this quote from an actually good villain:

    "You are in a position to demand NOTHING. I, on the other hand, am in a position to GRANT nothing."

    I mean, come on, I know it's supposed to follow the events, but his fleet is always getting TRASHED. BADLY! The optional objectives are even here to humiliate him even further.

    It's pretty comical, I'd say. As comical as having my gigantic Valkis turned into a sluggish tiny DSC Miranda. XD

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  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 8,190 Arc User
    Actually, this one is better:

    'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 33,320 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    Maybe I should try to stay on the outer edges. LOL!
    Enh… not really a good idea, unless you mean near the spawn point.
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,866 Arc User
    Enh… not really a good idea, unless you mean near the spawn point.

    Well, since I have a problem seeing everything going on from every different direction....I was thinking out on the edges where the fighting would be from one side. ???
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 33,320 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    Enh… not really a good idea, unless you mean near the spawn point.
    Well, since I have a problem seeing everything going on from every different direction....I was thinking out on the edges where the fighting would be from one side. ???
    For the sake of clarity I'll refer to the spawn point as "front". fighting on the side or back means aggroing enemies that might not get in firing range of the mission objectives in phases 1 and 2. Also it means you're more likely to be alone.
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  • sarvour0sarvour0 Member Posts: 377 Arc User
    #1 BEST TIP: Don't Dance w/ the Sarco until everybody is dancing w/ the Sarco!
    #2 & #2a: Never go Full TRIBBLE; Never go Full Aggro.
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    "There Ain't No Grave, Can Hold My Body Down..."

    PS - I fully support a T6 Nova, fixing the Nova skins. I am also rooting for a T6 Science Cruiser, that can use Nova/Rhode Island skins.
    T6 Nova/Rhode Island, T6 Oberth & T6 Constellation are needed. Also needed a T6 Science Cruiser, that can wear any Science or Cruiser skin.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,866 Arc User
    > @sarvour0 said:
    > #1 BEST TIP: Don't Dance w/ the Sarco until everybody is dancing w/ the Sarco!
    > #2 & #2a: Never go Full TRIBBLE; Never go Full Aggro.

    Never go full Tribble?????
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  • burstorionburstorion Member Posts: 1,595 Arc User
    Stage 1 - Shooting ships gives no drops nor xp so follow the shenzou, when its getting pinged, heal it and keep doing so -maybe do some A-S-SIng in between heal activations

    Stage 2 - Again you get nothing so activate the trait sphere o' shield heal and grab the pods while tanking - once one side is done, head over to the other and repeat..try not to fall asleep.

    Stage 3 - After Klingon Troi crashes the Cleave, its party time - xp now works and drops so go wild and murder all before you. Knocking out the Sarc helps but aim at killable ships -once 60 ships die, you are done

    Get loot, get token and go do something more rewarding without timegates.
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 33,320 Arc User
    sarvour0 wrote: »
    #1 BEST TIP: Don't Dance w/ the Sarco until everybody is dancing w/ the Sarco!
    #2 & #2a: Never go Full TRIBBLE; Never go Full Aggro.
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  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 6,595 Arc User
    sarvour0 wrote: »
    #1 BEST TIP: Don't Dance w/ the Sarco until everybody is dancing w/ the Sarco!
    #2 & #2a: Never go Full TRIBBLE; Never go Full Aggro.

    I usually try to ignore the flying coffin, but the flying coffin has a tendency to follow me around on that map.
    Granted, my characters cheat dead on numerous occasions but is that really a reason to keep following me with a coffin?
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  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,104 Arc User
    I use the sarcophagus as the focal point for my grav wells, if the buggers going to sit there shooting me it might as well do something useful.

    That said I do tend to fly around and in from the side for the first section so as to only aggro half the spawns and also be parked up by the clark or yaeger for phase 2. In case folk haven't noticed they stop moving around an audio clip about engines trouble, that point is pretty much where the pods will be whether or not the ship decides to wander away.

    Sad but there's no randomness about any of it. Ships always spawn (not decloak) in the same spots, pods are always at a or b and the cutscene always moves you back to the initial spawn.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,866 Arc User
    burstorion wrote: »
    Stage 1 - Shooting ships gives no drops nor xp so follow the shenzou, when its getting pinged, heal it and keep doing so -maybe do some A-S-SIng in between heal activations.

    THAT is what Stage 1 is???? Follow the U.S.S. Shenzhou around healing it?

    ++++++++++++

    I took some time today and watched the "Battle of Binary Stars" clip on You Tube.

    Yes, the U.S.S. Shenzhou did defend the U.S.S. T'Plana-Hath from the Klingon attackers.
    But by that time in the battle...it looked like the Starfleet allies were being decimated by the Klingons.
    No one was there to support the Shenzhou until the Admiral arrived with the Calvary. ????

    Well, the clip ended when the Sarcophagus crashes the Admiral's ship.
    I think that was the end of that.

    So, supporting the Shenzhou is probably not the ideal, uh, tactic? But it is for this TFO???
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  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,104 Arc User
    The whole setup for the TFO is something of a joke.

    Although after a perusal of youtube clips not quite as amusing as the ensign being asked for a damage report only to have his console blow up in his face.

    A holosim to analyze what happened during the fight and yet its a cakewalk because the ships and abilities are beyond the capabilities of the tech from back then.
  • sophlogimosophlogimo Member Posts: 6,380 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    where2r1 wrote: »
    [...]
    Well, the clip ended when the Sarcophagus crashes the Admiral's ship.

    It is not the Sarcophagus, but a different ship, clearly visible from the footage. STO calls it a Cleave battleship.

    I suppose if the TFO was available on Elite, it might make sense to try and protect the Shenzou. Fewer, tougher enemies with lots of actual teeth, that would be fun.
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,866 Arc User
    sophlogimo wrote: »
    where2r1 wrote: »
    [...]
    Well, the clip ended when the Sarcophagus crashes the Admiral's ship.

    It is not the Sarcophagus, but a different ship, clearly visible from the footage. STO calls it a Cleave battleship.

    I suppose if the TFO was available on Elite, it might make sense to try and protect the Shenzou. Fewer, tougher enemies with lots of actual teeth, that would be fun.

    Oh? How many of the Klingon ships had cloak? I thought it was the special one T'Kumva was in...and that was the Sarcophagus.

    But it has been a while since I watched the show, and details escape me, more and more with age...and was not thrilled by Discovery, so wasn't paying that close attention to it, on top. I am more thrilled for Orville coming back at the end of December....not the new season of Discovery.
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  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,137 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    sophlogimo wrote: »
    where2r1 wrote: »
    [...]
    Well, the clip ended when the Sarcophagus crashes the Admiral's ship.

    It is not the Sarcophagus, but a different ship, clearly visible from the footage. STO calls it a Cleave battleship.

    I suppose if the TFO was available on Elite, it might make sense to try and protect the Shenzou. Fewer, tougher enemies with lots of actual teeth, that would be fun.

    Oh? How many of the Klingon ships had cloak? I thought it was the special one T'Kumva was in...and that was the Sarcophagus.

    But it has been a while since I watched the show, and details escape me, more and more with age...and was not thrilled by Discovery, so wasn't paying that close attention to it, on top. I am more thrilled for Orville coming back at the end of December....not the new season of Discovery.

    T'Kuvma apparantly had more than one ship already equipped with cloak, but the Klingons in general still didn't have it yet. The use of the Cleave ship was apparently also to show the other houses that he had this tech. (Especially since they weren't there for his ship to decloak, the rest of the Klingons came later. So both the Federation and the Klingons in the battle had plenty of time to scan the area and never detect that ship, until it finally decloaks.)

    Later, when Kol takes over the Sarcophagus, he uses the offer of cloaking technology to get the other houses to swear loyalty to him.
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 33,320 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    where2r1 wrote: »
    burstorion wrote: »
    Stage 1 - Shooting ships gives no drops nor xp so follow the shenzou, when its getting pinged, heal it and keep doing so -maybe do some A-S-SIng in between heal activations.
    THAT is what Stage 1 is???? Follow the U.S.S. Shenzhou around healing it?
    Nah, it's more generic and better phrased as "keep Shenzhou from dying". Heal it, vape whatever's attacking it, you have options.

    Also: someone mentioned this in char yesterday and I'm not 100% sure it's true, but it seems like it might be. I'd noticed several runs where we picked up all the escape pods we could interact with but that phase ended without us getting all of them. In this run one of the other guys mention that he thought that the pods could take damage from Klingon ships, and that warp core breaches could kill the escape pods.
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