The 2019 Risian Lohlunat Festival!

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  • avoozuul
    avoozuul Member Posts: 3,012 Arc User
    Yes you can pick and choose, but the ones I want to do are spread out further more than the rest of them per event cycle.
  • captaincelestial
    captaincelestial Member Posts: 1,911 Arc User
    edited July 2019
    RNGesus! Quit complaining about baseball already. :unamused:

    Yeah, what we need are beach towels for the 'Skirt' option for the lower body. Just perfect for lounging around the beach. Kilts and skants are in need of company.
  • lexers615#4253
    lexers615#4253 Member Posts: 186 Arc User
    Yeah, what we need are beach towels for the 'Skirt' option for the lower body. Just perfect for lounging around the beach. Kilts and skants are in need of company.
    I second that! This and of course Risa relatied DOff assignments. "Grant the crew a leave on Risa" already exists in space, why not implement it while on Risa's surface? And why not duplicate some of the Winter event, and then relabel them according to the current event? For example, the "Espionage" assignment "Find Q's true intentions" could become "Spy on <rival faction> officers on leave", "Host a holiday feast" could become "Grant officers a day leave <by the beach/snorkeling/[whatever other activity]>", etc... Holiday item granted as a reward would be replace by Favours, with a possible epic output, like an "Egg", random "powerboard"/"jetpack". Sky's the limit, and setting double critical requirement would prevent abusing the new DOff assignment. Like "Eggs" only being a critical drop on a critical success. Sky's the limit!
  • foppotee#4552
    foppotee#4552 Member Posts: 1,704 Arc User
    I was just wanting to comment about the Risian themed vanity shields. First, thank you, Cryptic, for making them accessible to all ships. For some of us this might be the first vanity shield we use which leads me to my suggestion for consideration. Make these vanity shields account-bound instead of character-bound & if too late then perhaps for any possible future similar situations & items. The reason is since there's no method of telling how a vanity shield will look on a particular ship unless one buys it or maybe if we're lucky there's some YouTube video of someone displaying a particular vanity shield on a particular ship since there's no method of previewing. If the vanity shields are account bound at least, probably most, players can switch them all up amongst a player's characters to see any likes & dislikes then buy accordingly. Not all of us are "space rich" to be able to afford all the lohlunats & or farm them with a roster of characters. For myself, that is why I've never invested in any of the Reputation vanity shields unless I've been able to see someone else's on a ship I was considering it for. I don't want to spend the resources to only learn what it will look like after the fact. Again, allowing these vanity shields, & maybe more in the future, to be account-bound instead of character-bound would allow easier previewing so players could make a more informed decision about which shield for which ship instead of just buying & hoping it looks good, thanks, & I hope it will be at least considered.
  • salazarraze
    salazarraze Member Posts: 3,789 Arc User
    You should be able to use the tribble server to preview vanity shields. Copy your character over to tribble and buy the shields you want. Copy your character as many times as you want to test it out as many times as you want. Then buy it for real on the holodeck (normal) server.
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  • foppotee#4552
    foppotee#4552 Member Posts: 1,704 Arc User
    You should be able to use the tribble server to preview vanity shields. Copy your character over to tribble and buy the shields you want. Copy your character as many times as you want to test it out as many times as you want. Then buy it for real on the holodeck (normal) server.

    A nice good idea. I still wish Cryptic would've just made them account-bound to make it easier for players to preview. After earning enough of those lohlunats for the 6 vanity shields I could've just switched back & forth then bought any extra for alt-characters that I prefered. Not everyone has done that copy/character/tribble thing yet, but probably should.
  • tousseau
    tousseau Member Posts: 1,484 Arc User
    You should be able to use the tribble server to preview vanity shields. Copy your character over to tribble and buy the shields you want. Copy your character as many times as you want to test it out as many times as you want. Then buy it for real on the holodeck (normal) server.

    A nice good idea. I still wish Cryptic would've just made them account-bound to make it easier for players to preview. After earning enough of those lohlunats for the 6 vanity shields I could've just switched back & forth then bought any extra for alt-characters that I prefered. Not everyone has done that copy/character/tribble thing yet, but probably should.

    Lohlunats are currently running between 9-10 mil for a thousand... not to bad of a price for a single vanity shield. Especially compared to the lockbox ones...
  • atroxvincentius
    atroxvincentius Member Posts: 30 Arc User
    No new ground kit modules? HHhmmm....that's sad. So I have to ask, when is there going to be the ability to beam to the Risa baseball field?
  • lexers615#4253
    lexers615#4253 Member Posts: 186 Arc User
    Talking about account unlocks and character unlocks, could anyone tell me if the Lohlunat Dances are character or account unlocked upon purchase? So far, I've found just as many links on saying they are account and character unlocked...
  • baddmoonrizin
    baddmoonrizin Member Posts: 7,439 Community Moderator
    @lexers615#4253 Are you referring to the Samba? Those are character unlocks.
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  • ltminns
    ltminns Member Posts: 12,481 Arc User
    Probably referring to the Swish and Cupid Dance Emotes that you purchase with Lohlunats.
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    l don't know.
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  • captainwells
    captainwells Member Posts: 718 Arc User
    edited July 2019
    reyan01 wrote: »
    Yay. Nothing says tropical beach in the height of summer like... baseball outfits.
    Ridiculous.

    Interest in this event = zero.

    I mean competitive volleyball is quite popular these days and there's mini-golf, beach frisbee, limbo, kite-flying, tug of war, parasailing, something with making sand angels would be more appropriate?

    Cryptic has allowed the wrong person to manage this event!
  • avoozuul
    avoozuul Member Posts: 3,012 Arc User
    Snow angels would be appropriate for winter event.
  • captainwells
    captainwells Member Posts: 718 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Snow angels would be appropriate for winter event.

    And you're opposed to "sand angels" for ......... ?
  • siotaylor
    siotaylor Member Posts: 294 Arc User
    Right now my problem with the LOLnut festival is the lag and rubberbanding whenever I ride a hover board. Several times I lose all direction control and drift off in a random direction, occasionally backwards and up into the sky, only to be disqualified from whatever race I'm in just in time to fall to the ground for several hundred points of damage. Last biathlon I was in, by board vanished a little before the last corner, and so I just carried on for a while and then abruptly did a 90 degree turn!!!???? and floated into the hillside... again, disqualified...

    Looks like the only time I can race in this game is at 3am my time... which is not when I am at my best, reflex wise... oh well, at least I win most of the races I get to complete - not all, but enough to keep me interested.
  • lexers615#4253
    lexers615#4253 Member Posts: 186 Arc User
    @lexers615#4253 Are you referring to the Samba? Those are character unlocks.
    I already know that the Samba and Samba (Advanced) are character unlocks, I was talking about Swish, Cupid, and the others.
  • lexers615#4253
    lexers615#4253 Member Posts: 186 Arc User
    edited July 2019
    siotaylor wrote: »
    Right now my problem with the LOLnut festival is the lag and rubberbanding whenever I ride a hover board. Several times I lose all direction control and drift off in a random direction, occasionally backwards and up into the sky, only to be disqualified from whatever race I'm in just in time to fall to the ground for several hundred points of damage. Last biathlon I was in, by board vanished a little before the last corner, and so I just carried on for a while and then abruptly did a 90 degree turn!!!???? and floated into the hillside... again, disqualified...

    Looks like the only time I can race in this game is at 3am my time... which is not when I am at my best, reflex wise... oh well, at least I win most of the races I get to complete - not all, but enough to keep me interested.
    Very same happened to me at least 5 times so far. I do the race, which I need to do at a reduced speed as I have poor reflexes, but my toon constantly gets relocated because of the constant server issues. It usually gets me disqualified as either I'm relocated outside of the recognized track or the server think I somehow left the track as I'm being relocated. From the amount of cussing, cursing, and foul language during races, I get I'm far from the only one experiencing this.

    Here's a positive note: A few minutes ago, I joined a biathlon race with a new toon using rental gear. There were 6+ of us at the start of the race. I finished second as only 3 of us got to finish line.
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  • siotaylor
    siotaylor Member Posts: 294 Arc User
    siotaylor wrote: »
    Right now my problem with the LOLnut festival is the lag and rubberbanding whenever I ride a hover board. Several times I lose all direction control and drift off in a random direction, occasionally backwards and up into the sky, only to be disqualified from whatever race I'm in just in time to fall to the ground for several hundred points of damage. Last biathlon I was in, by board vanished a little before the last corner, and so I just carried on for a while and then abruptly did a 90 degree turn!!!???? and floated into the hillside... again, disqualified...

    Looks like the only time I can race in this game is at 3am my time... which is not when I am at my best, reflex wise... oh well, at least I win most of the races I get to complete - not all, but enough to keep me interested.
    Very same happened to me at least 5 times so far. I do the race, which I need to do at a reduced speed as I have poor reflexes, but my toon constantly gets relocated because of the constant server issues. It usually gets me disqualified as either I'm relocated outside of the recognized track or the server think I somehow left the track as I'm being relocated. From the amount of cussing, cursing, and foul language during races, I get I'm far from the only one experiencing this.

    Oh I expect you're right... but <mode=sarcastic>since this is the first year they've had powerboard races, we can't expect it to work perfectly</mode>.
  • lexers615#4253
    lexers615#4253 Member Posts: 186 Arc User
    edited July 2019
    (Trolling comments moderated out. - BMR)
    Post edited by baddmoonrizin on
  • where2r1
    where2r1 Member Posts: 6,054 Arc User
    TOTALLY IN LOVE with the new sky. :) It is beautiful. :)

    Love Risa in perpetual sunset/moon rise mode.
    Should have led off with that idea the first year day/night had to go.
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  • where2r1
    where2r1 Member Posts: 6,054 Arc User
    Yup.
    I still suck at the Biathlon transition, though.
    Oh well... don't spend enough time on the game, these days.

    Just in it for the new Risian Corvette and the freebie Admiralty card that comes with.
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  • tobywitczak
    tobywitczak Member Posts: 207 Arc User
    I would really like to see a GPL for Lohlunat Favor via the Dabo Table. This would work at giving people something to Burn GPL on and gives something useful during the summer event. Even in the rate was 10:1 or 100:1 or if it was for the Three of a kind or better.
  • ltminns
    ltminns Member Posts: 12,481 Arc User
    NX-01 Hat.
    'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!'
    Judge Dan Haywood
    'As l speak now, the words are forming in my head.
    l don't know.
    l really don't know what l'm about to say, except l have a feeling about it.
    That l must repeat the words that come without my knowledge.'
    Lt. Philip J. Minns
  • cristonic2
    cristonic2 Member Posts: 68 Arc User
    Still haven't fixed Risa's Day/Night Issues ? You make enjoying this game a little harder every time you ruin something like this. Honestly, you have a day/night cycle on Bajor, so why not fix Risa ?
  • ltminns
    ltminns Member Posts: 12,481 Arc User
    Cannot fix it with Lighting 2.0 that is why they settled on permanent Dusk this year.
    'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!'
    Judge Dan Haywood
    'As l speak now, the words are forming in my head.
    l don't know.
    l really don't know what l'm about to say, except l have a feeling about it.
    That l must repeat the words that come without my knowledge.'
    Lt. Philip J. Minns
  • anodynes
    anodynes Member Posts: 1,982 Arc User
    edited July 2019
    RNGesus! Quit complaining about baseball already. :unamused:

    Yeah, what we need are beach towels for the 'Skirt' option for the lower body. Just perfect for lounging around the beach. Kilts and skants are in need of company.

    This is a fantastic idea. I would only add a sarong to it for maximum beachiosity.
    cristonic2 wrote: »
    Still haven't fixed Risa's Day/Night Issues ? You make enjoying this game a little harder every time you ruin something like this. Honestly, you have a day/night cycle on Bajor, so why not fix Risa ?
    ltminns wrote: »
    Cannot fix it with Lighting 2.0 that is why they settled on permanent Dusk this year.

    For he whom you are quoting: Umm, there's no day/night cycle on Bajor now, either.

    For you: Dusk is the period after sunset when there is still light in the sky, so this is not that.
    reyan01 wrote: »
    Yay. Nothing says tropical beach in the height of summer like... baseball outfits.
    Ridiculous.

    Interest in this event = zero.

    I mean competitive volleyball is quite popular these days and there's mini-golf, beach frisbee, limbo, kite-flying, tug of war, parasailing, something with making sand angels would be more appropriate?

    Cryptic has allowed the wrong person to manage this event!

    We already have the outfits for those. They're general swimwear. Putting anything else in as an activity will mean 2 hours or more between Horga'hn hunts, or Dance parties, or whatever else, so gets a no vote from me until we can choose between multiple activities at one time.
    This is an MMO, not a Star Trek episode simulator. That would make for a terrible game.
  • ltminns
    ltminns Member Posts: 12,481 Arc User
    So Sunset then, OK. Feel better?
    'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!'
    Judge Dan Haywood
    'As l speak now, the words are forming in my head.
    l don't know.
    l really don't know what l'm about to say, except l have a feeling about it.
    That l must repeat the words that come without my knowledge.'
    Lt. Philip J. Minns
  • sovereign010
    sovereign010 Member Posts: 629 Arc User
    I hope they add Discovery marks as one of the choices when trading in birds/monkeys before the event ends, instead of waiting a year like they did with Gamma.
  • zenalis
    zenalis Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    Can we NOT do this thing about "Dixie," please? It's NOT part of the event, never even made it to Tribble, so in reality was never actually part of the game to begin with. And since it isn't part of the event, this discussion about it is derailing discussion of this year's event. So, let's drop it and move on.

    And therein lies the actual problem, and it's exactly why we should be "doing this thing" as you describe it. It's not that the horn was taken out because someone on a subReddit somewhere said that it might potentially be offensive to someone, somewhere, somehow at some point in history, though certainly that in itself is disturbing. It's that someone who may not even be a user complained about something which might be offensive, and Cryptic responded within a day, while there have been bugs, some of them quite game breaking (events in missions and PvE queues not triggering as they're supposed to, forcing players to start over, certain tables resetting themselves, mainly traits nowadays, the list really does go on) which players (y'know, the people who have made the game profitable?) have complained about, and which have been ignored for YEARS. Say what you want about some good ol' boy equivalent of a showtoon but that is the bad optics, and I'm not altogether sure I'm really amenable to playing a game whose owners demonstrate that kind of skewed priority set anymore.
  • daderganonumbers
    daderganonumbers Member Posts: 62 Arc User
    Next year: straw hats? ...of varying styles? Cowboy, boater, conical, safari, Panama Jack, etc.

    I know there's not a lot of precedent for hats in Trek, and I'm sure 25c medicine will have conquered my ginger-ness, but I still like to be safe in the sun.