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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 3,886 Arc User
    leemwatson wrote: »
    qultuq wrote: »
    Devidians are back?! Maybe it means we can get the Spectres arc back. It always bothers me though that STO uses the British spelling “spectre” rather than the American “specter.” Maybe it is supposed to call to mind the Shatner novel “Spectre,” or the TOS “Spectre of a Gun.”

    The Spectres Arc was never removed from the game. It is still available to play under your Faction contact in the Incoming Hails tab in your journal.

    Spectres is all but removed however, a mid-level episode taken from the episodes tab and dumped into an obscure endgame-only tab that quite often does not work because the requirements are not always cleared the way they should be.

    And since it gives mid-game rewards for something that can only be played at endgame is not often played anymore, especially by newer players who see the extremely underwhelming rewards for the first episode of the arc and dont bother (and since anything in that tab is unskippable and invisible until the preceding mission is done they don't even know about the TOS style phasers later on in the arc if they are doing an AoY captain and want to keep their ship TOS as much as possible).
  • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,546 Arc User
    it gives mid-game rewards for something that can only be played at endgame

    While that may be true, it IS also currently the only way to get upgradable versions of the TOS phaser pistol that use the canonical color scheme of blue+black. Every other TOS pistol in the game uses the supposed C-Store exclusive black+white color scheme even though the inventory icon has the canon colors, I think it's probably a bug but it's been this way for years now.
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  • sennahcheribsennahcherib Member Posts: 2,823 Arc User
    edited October 2021
    the new mission seems really funny :
    https://player.twitch.tv/?autoplay=false&channel=crypticstudios&parent=forum.arcgames.com

    but this video proves that the skill visuals are too agressive.

    there is also a preview of the new 32c ship
  • valoreahvaloreah Member Posts: 10,929 Arc User
    but this video proves that the skill visuals are too agressive.

    They have been since the beginning, so why stop at this point? STO is on the fast track to seeing nothing but a white screen due to all the VFX vomit during combat.

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  • keepcalmchiveonkeepcalmchiveon Member Posts: 3,516 Arc User
    a tfo with voice overs. dont see that going well. (ones reading it while others are running to the next pew pew spot.)
    meh

  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 1,145 Arc User
    Halloween is not an event. It's like Friday 13 and only celebrated in the US.

    Nope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

    "Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of "All Hallows' evening"),[5] also known as Allhalloween,[6] All Hallows' Eve,[7] or All Saints' Eve,[8] is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. ... The word Halloween or Hallowe'en dates to about 1745[32] and is of Christian origin."
    Wikipedia is not a source...anyone can write there to prove anything and Halloween is NOT a Christian, muslim nor jewish holiday if you brought religion here. I will leave it at that since mods will go crazy with the innuendos here and respectfully will refrain from further offering free education :*

    It's celebrated here in Canada plus grew up with a Christian foster family and they celebrated halloween ever year, so your argument is invalid, BTW Christianity isn't just one thing like Vulcan's logic, it's one of the most divided religions out there, sorry if I got off topic I just had to educate some people, plus Cthulhu is pretty cool, HP Lovecraft knew how to create awesome monsters.
  • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,292 Arc User
    edited October 2021
    Halloween is not an event. It's like Friday 13 and only celebrated in the US. Whoever thought if this one? Are we celebrating the Eastern Bunny next?

    HARD pass

    uh wrong. it may be called something different in some places but Halloween is celebrated almost more widely than Christmas, if not more widely, because it's celebrated in places like China where Christmas ir pretty much against the law

    https://heymondo.com/blog/halloween-traditions-around-world/
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,880 Arc User
    Halloween is not an event. It's like Friday 13 and only celebrated in the US. Whoever thought if this one? Are we celebrating the Eastern Bunny next?

    HARD pass

    Yes, Halloween, like Friday the 13th can appear multiple times over the year.... *facepalm*

    I didn't know it's only celebrated in the U.S.

    Not being from the U.S., I wouldn't possibly know.
  • vorwodavorwoda Member Posts: 673 Arc User
    it gives mid-game rewards for something that can only be played at endgame

    While that may be true, it IS also currently the only way to get upgradable versions of the TOS phaser pistol that use the canonical color scheme of blue+black. Every other TOS pistol in the game uses the supposed C-Store exclusive black+white color scheme even though the inventory icon has the canon colors, I think it's probably a bug but it's been this way for years now.

    Actually, white handle phaser pistols ARE canon, from TOS, early first season.
    hopkaii wrote: »
    Nice Lovecraft vibe! hope the litte old one pet looks like Cthulhu,
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    Sweet. I want one! Perhaps named Cutethulhu... ;)
  • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 36,852 Arc User
    Can we please stop Chibi-ing existential horrors so far outside human understanding that the slightest sight drives even the strongest minds instantly insane?​​
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  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,598 Arc User
    Can we please stop Chibi-ing existential horrors so far outside human understanding that the slightest sight drives even the strongest minds instantly insane?​​
    I dunno - I think that's considerably more horrifying than a giant guy with a squid for a head... :smile:
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  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 1,145 Arc User
    Can we please stop Chibi-ing existential horrors so far outside human understanding that the slightest sight drives even the strongest minds instantly insane?​​

    It's either chibis or rule 34 when comes down to Cthulhu, people like tentacles, personally can't wait to do this event as Count Romula.
  • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 36,852 Arc User
    Rule 34's already been done - for decades now.​​
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    #LegalizeAwoo

    A normie goes "Oh, what's this?"
    An otaku goes "UwU, what's this?"
    A furry goes "OwO, what's this?"
    A werewolf goes "Awoo, what's this?"


    "It's nothing personal, I just don't feel like I've gotten to know a person until I've sniffed their crotch."

    "Curiosity is bad! It gets you in trouble, it gets you killed...and more importantly, it makes you poor!"
    Passion and Serenity are one.
    I gain power by understanding both.
    In the chaos of their battle, I bring order.
    I am a shadow, darkness born from light.
    The Force is united within me.
  • saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 4,146 Arc User
    Rule 34's already been done - for decades now.​​
    Decades? More like millenia when you look at sculptures, drawings, etc. of various old civilizations they don't show you in History books.

    Heck, you could argue Zeus (or even Gilgamesh) is the proto R34 self-insert. XD
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  • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 36,852 Arc User
    Rule 34 of Cthulhu, not R34 in general.​​
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    RIP Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks & Calvin Munerlyn

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    #LegalizeAwoo

    A normie goes "Oh, what's this?"
    An otaku goes "UwU, what's this?"
    A furry goes "OwO, what's this?"
    A werewolf goes "Awoo, what's this?"


    "It's nothing personal, I just don't feel like I've gotten to know a person until I've sniffed their crotch."

    "Curiosity is bad! It gets you in trouble, it gets you killed...and more importantly, it makes you poor!"
    Passion and Serenity are one.
    I gain power by understanding both.
    In the chaos of their battle, I bring order.
    I am a shadow, darkness born from light.
    The Force is united within me.
  • saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 4,146 Arc User
    edited October 2021
    Rule 34 of Cthulhu, not R34 in general.​​
    That's what his followers want you to believe, that and convincing you he doesn't exist. :P
    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,801 Community Moderator
    edited October 2021
    Can we please stop Chibi-ing existential horrors so far outside human understanding that the slightest sight drives even the strongest minds instantly insane?​​

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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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  • vorwodavorwoda Member Posts: 673 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Can we please stop Chibi-ing existential horrors so far outside human understanding that the slightest sight drives even the strongest minds instantly insane?​​

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    YOU FOOL! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?! I DESPISE BEING ADORABLE!

    ;)

    Dammit, Jim, now I want one of THOSE, too! ;)

    Plus, I'll probably have to publish my Cthulhu Mythos filksong book and my Cthulhu comic operetta libretto someday*.

    *In the latter case, I'll have to FIND it again first. I wrote it in college, and that was 40 years ago. Yog-Sothoth only knows where it is now!
  • georgedpgeorgedp Member Posts: 111 Arc User
    It's a nice TFO, very good work guys thank you
    BUT it's too long for repeating it for the next 14 days..!
    plus being a TFO and not a single player mission, you miss the story cause as usual people rush through it..even from the first runs..
    it would be better if we'd get it for specific days like Hearts and Minds and had a short version for long running events, repeating the same stuff over and over is never fun ...especially if those 'stuff' take too long to complete..
    otherwise we'd have fun working :p
  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 1,145 Arc User
    Purrsonally I like the wand module that turns people into cats, purrfect for either a Caitian or Ferasan captain, this one has wares if you have coin.
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 15,361 Arc User
    I do quite like the atmosphere of the map:
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  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 3,101 Arc User
    edited October 2021
    jonsills wrote: »
    I vote for CINCO de MAYO. At least it is a non US holiday and precedent in STO
    In fact, Cinco de Mayo isn't really a holiday anywhere except the US, where we'll take just about any opportunity to devote a day to eating to excess and drinking specialty alcohol. It commemorates a minor, insignificant victory of interest primarily to historians and beer companies, and makes about as much sense as starting a PNW tradition of annual celebration of the end of the Pig War.

    La Batalla de Puebla (5 de Mayo), is a minor holiday in Mexico, not as big as in the US, that is used as a conmemoration of Mexican culture. but it IS a holiday there anyway... :wink:
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  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 1,145 Arc User
    edited October 2021
    reyan01 wrote: »
    I do quite like the atmosphere of the map:
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    nice batgirl or catwoman
  • kayajaykayajay Member Posts: 1,990 Arc User
    I had the Zen to, so I bought out the Event...but I want the Witch's outfit, not the wand.

    I don't really see the point in the wand. I mean, I'm glad that I can't kill a cat, but I also don't see the point in doing it. I've not tried using it against say a Voth Mech, but it's just delaying the inevitable.

    Ooh, the costume though...that would be fun. So actually would a black cat companion, not the ancient one.

    I had absolutely no idea where to go when I was out of phase against the Boss, but I did love Borgifying the skeletons.

    This is a fun game that had a LOT of thought put into it and it's going to be a crying shame to retire it so quickly. This is the sort of thing that should be around all year around.
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 15,361 Arc User
    edited October 2021
    reyan01 wrote: »
    I do quite like the atmosphere of the map:
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    nice batgirl or catwoman

    Batgirl (attempt)
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    And thank you :)
  • felderburgfelderburg Member Posts: 823 Arc User
    edited October 2021
    What determines where we go when the party is split to get to the witches' coven? I've done it three times, every time I've gone to the cauldron to put stuff in. Is it career choice?
    georgedp wrote: »
    It's a nice TFO, very good work guys thank you
    BUT it's too long for repeating it for the next 14 days..!

    Every event has this problem. Even if there's 4 things to do, it's a godawful slog by the end of the event.
  • alonaralonar Member Posts: 268 Arc User
    Just so everyone here knows it can be soloed. Just wish I knew how to beat the witches a little faster.
  • protoneousprotoneous Member Posts: 2,254 Arc User
    alonar wrote: »
    Just so everyone here knows it can be soloed. Just wish I knew how to beat the witches a little faster.

    Those witches are a pita. Somebody posted a video of a solo run in another thread in which the player was a tactical officer. They switched over to a stealth module before entering the room with the witches and used an agony field generator. The stealth from Ambush seemed to help in other parts of the run.

    This doesn't help my engineer lol. Flare mortar, Phasic Shroud... going to have to try different things including the afg and some careful targeting. It seems as soon a witch takes fire with the skull up you end up with four legs and a shiny black coat. This is the main obstacle for me on a solo run. I have been switching kit modules for the final battle but this part is eluding me so far in the couple runs done solo this evening.

    Meow? (the rest of it is a lot of fun)

    Video link - https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZIuce9z95p4
  • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 36,852 Arc User
    edited October 2021
    The black cat shouldn't be anywhere near as much of a pain as the constant barrage of 'spells'...but that can be dealt with, at least until it dies, by Holographic Deceiver - since it has a constant hard taunt effect with a fairly decent range.

    Come to think of it, so does Crystalline Spike - though given that was an event reward, not everyone will have it, whereas the above is a very cheap kit mod from the Privateer lockbox.​​
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    RIP Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks & Calvin Munerlyn

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    #LegalizeAwoo

    A normie goes "Oh, what's this?"
    An otaku goes "UwU, what's this?"
    A furry goes "OwO, what's this?"
    A werewolf goes "Awoo, what's this?"


    "It's nothing personal, I just don't feel like I've gotten to know a person until I've sniffed their crotch."

    "Curiosity is bad! It gets you in trouble, it gets you killed...and more importantly, it makes you poor!"
    Passion and Serenity are one.
    I gain power by understanding both.
    In the chaos of their battle, I bring order.
    I am a shadow, darkness born from light.
    The Force is united within me.
  • alonaralonar Member Posts: 268 Arc User
    My solution to the witches when I solo ran it was to use the red angel suit, cant be catified when its active, problem is it has a long cooldown and it was an event reward. Also the easy way to deal with the skellys is the sabotage kit module, it oneshots even the skelly lord, its problem is it is a bit expensive and only for engies.
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