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Okay, I just realized I had a major brainfart. For quite some time. And now I am desperately begging for others to tell me I am not alone in sheer boneheadedness.

I just realized that the name of the mission "Operation Gamma" is not just a random codename, like e. g. "Operation Fast Eddie", but is related to the, well, Gamma Quadrant. According to my logs I first played it October 31st, 2014. I replayed it two dozen times across toons. I talked about it on the forums. Yet, I never realized ...

Anyone else been that quick on the uptake in STO?
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  • warmaker001bwarmaker001b Member Posts: 9,204 Arc User
    My moment of stupidity is spending the resources for upgrading equipment to only see them get nerfed.
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    Buying kit modules I can never use or duplicates of other event items...
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  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 3,184 Arc User
    Back in the day, entering the Borg queues in a shuttle, what a waste of time...
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  • brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,186 Arc User
    I spent about a month on my Klingon building up his crafting, (old system at The Forge,) spending dill and gathering materials to craft a pair of Hargh'peng torpedoes for cannon-bop. Two days later I discovered an Engineering DOff Assignment to make as many as I wanted for free.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 6,054 Arc User
    edited January 2019
    Going into a Breen mission...all geared up for Winter Wonderland. Yeah, it was when I got to the ground map....I noticed.
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  • boweninugamiboweninugami Member Posts: 76 Arc User
    Was moving gear from one ship to another. Got distracted and dismissed the ship before I checked to make sure it was fully stripped. Lost 4 MK XV Beam Arrays.

    I'm sure the GMs are having a good laugh at the ticket I sent in.
  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,913 Arc User
    The other day I purchased a Terran Task Force Phaser Cannon from Rep.. apparently, I somehow accidentally equipped it on a ship in my list right before I dismissed it.

    The bright side was, at least I purchased the discount, so I wasn't out that much.. but still felt pretty stupid.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,913 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    Most recently?

    Burnt reputation resources for a Competetive Engine on a character that already had one (which I stupidly forgot). Could have used those resources on the shield instead....

    I have done that too. :lol:
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  • snowwolf#0563 snowwolf Member Posts: 1,018 Arc User
    Spend loads of resources to get the T5 Galor Class Cardassian cruiser... Then only to find out it's included in the Cardassian pack I was planning to buy later on... And already having unboxed the T5 I bought earlier, so I can't sell it either...
  • jamieblanchardjamieblanchard Member Posts: 556 Arc User
    Most of my snafus are not checking whether or not I already have something. XD Wound up getting a toon 2 Cryo Grenade modules. Or the Tetryon Weapon from Nukie rep.
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  • darkbladejkdarkbladejk Member Posts: 3,374 Community Moderator
    There's a few good one's I've had before that I can tell on myself. Oh where to start.

    1: The Tvaro Plasma incident: Back in the day when t5 was the top tier of ship I just started to experiment with some escorts and had put together a plasma cannons build. At the time I was using the Romulan Hyper Plasma torp and the console that came with the ship that fired that giant plasma torp. One day I got in the face of a cube and was within 2km of him. I cracked off a high yield from the Hyper Plasma torp and the plasma torp console all at once, and then boom went my ship and the cube both. Let's just say that day I discovered plasma backsplash.

    2: Then there's the day I went into a Gateway to Grethor advanced and forgot to load the ship with gear. Thankfully I had some consoles and a basic space set in my inventory at the time, though having to do the queue with stock weapons that came on the ship sucked majorly.

    3: Then there's the day I transwarped to a mission without a warp core and my transwarp was already on cooldown from earlier.
    needless to say I had to limp back to ESD at the speed of smell which absolutely sucked.
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  • mspfuelermspfueler Member Posts: 86 Arc User
    Phoenix Boxes. Had 50 uncommons left and without double checking, traded them all in for......5 more Phoenix boxes. Instead of clicking on upgrades. I blame the fact that I was HAF.
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  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 7,907 Arc User
    There's a few good one's I've had before that I can tell on myself. Oh where to start.

    1: The Tvaro Plasma incident: Back in the day when t5 was the top tier of ship I just started to experiment with some escorts and had put together a plasma cannons build. At the time I was using the Romulan Hyper Plasma torp and the console that came with the ship that fired that giant plasma torp. One day I got in the face of a cube and was within 2km of him. I cracked off a high yield from the Hyper Plasma torp and the plasma torp console all at once, and then boom went my ship and the cube both. Let's just say that day I discovered plasma backsplash.

    Been there. It's closely related to the Trico bomber BoP backlash.

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  • thunderfoot#5163 thunderfoot Member Posts: 4,364 Arc User
    edited January 2019
    If I wrote down all the completely boneheaded stuff I've done after playing this game since Feb 2012, Y'all would still be reading that Wall O' Text until February of next year.
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  • jamieblanchardjamieblanchard Member Posts: 556 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    Going into a Breen mission...all geared up for Winter Wonderland. Yeah, it was when I got to the ground map....I noticed.

    Ah ... would that we could actually use that stuff in regular combat!
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 6,054 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    Going into a Breen mission...all geared up for Winter Wonderland. Yeah, it was when I got to the ground map....I noticed.

    Ah ... would that we could actually use that stuff in regular combat!

    Happens both ways though....

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    I didn't buy any of my new characters any WW gear because: they are just for practicing. I became more aware of the WW event schedule. LOL!
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  • jslynjslyn Member Posts: 1,752 Arc User
    Man, I have done so many of the things listed in this thread.

    The other day, I went through my Bank trying to find my Aegis Shield because I love the skin effect. Couldn't find it, so I ran over to the ship selector and went ship by ship looking for it. I found it in the Visuals section. I removed it and it vanished. I did that on every ship. I went item by item in my Inventory trying to figure out where it had disappeared to. Then I went back to the bank to look there again. I repeated this entire cycle for, like, fifteen minutes.

    Eventually, I remembered that Set is Account Bound and I that had moved it to my Gamma Alt for leveling purposes. Iiiii felt stupid.
  • grendelthewise#0990 grendelthewise Member Posts: 635 Arc User
    Lockboxes is my act of stupidity. I bought 35 keys and didn't get anything better than rare. Never again
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 3,042 Arc User
    I forgot that I had the MACO shield already and bought another one when I was too enthusiastic and ready to start a new ship build.
  • captmack68captmack68 Member Posts: 58 Arc User
    Researched way to long before realizing why my Tac or Eng captains would never be able to train a Sci BOFF to use Subnucleonic Beam.
  • casualstocasualsto Member Posts: 672 Arc User
    It's a list:
    1. Trying to argue in ESD with mentally challenged people.
    2. Expecting in a ISA pug for someone to parse a run.
    3. Getting the Remans with Zen just before they gave em' for free for the Romulan Reputation.
    4. Trying to make sense out of the Tzenkethi content.
    5. Purchasing stuff just before the market crashed on those items.
    6. Trying to argue that the NPC FBP is a broken mechanic and it punishes the user for being a performer.
    7. Trying to explain to end users why they should contribute to this game, directly or indirectly.
    8. Trying to make my away team as a team of meleers.
  • peterconnorfirstpeterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    edited January 2019
    reyan01 wrote: »
    The time I sold five lock box keys for the price of one because was tired and stupid when put them on the exchange.

    lol

    I raise that by 5 and make it 10 for the price of 1 in my case. :D
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  • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 10,928 Arc User
    Fell for gamble boxes. That's stupidity hard to beat - well, at least I didn't pay actual money.

    I won a 25th Century Dread in a raffle. Sold it for 1.5 Billion EC. How did I use those EC you ask? I bought some lockbox ships I always wanted to try and a lobi ship for one character. The vast majority of it though I burned on R&D promo boxes because my stupid pig brain thought that if I got just one more promo ship I could double my imagi-wealth! I bought hundreds of millions worth of them off the exchange.

    I got nothing.

    Never came close to that EC wealth ever again. I still got a nine-figures iron reserve but this endeavour wasn't worth oink.
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  • peterconnorfirstpeterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    reyan01 wrote: »
    The time I sold five lock box keys for the price of one because was tired and stupid when put them on the exchange.

    lol

    I raise that by 5 and make it 10 for the price of 1 in my case. :D

    :D

    Saying that, have heard of FAR worse. Always feel for those players who sell, say, a T6 Connie but forget to add a zero when they post it to the exchange.

    Ouch! :|
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    felisean wrote: »
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    Bring it on
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