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  • In regards to the whole "we don't need to spend dev time on fixing this issue" line of commentary: Refined dilithium is currency. It is fully exchangeable with Zen. I think it is rather more important to have a confirmation dialog on actual currency transactions than it is to say "Do you really want to remove this ship?".…
  • Apparently the details escape some people. You can have over 10 million dil in the Exchange (I did)… you just can't withdraw over 10 million refined dil onto one character. I specifically state that I had never seen anywhere, a posted limit of 10 million refined dil per character, NOR any warning that the withdrawal would…
  • This is incorrect. I had nearly the same thing as the OP occur, on the 19th. In my case, I wanted to withdraw some Zen. I toggled off Withdraw All, I backspaced over the numbers in the Dilithium line (so I didn't type in 0, but I did blank out the line). I double-checked my Zen balance, hit Withdraw... and everything came…
  • Winter GPL booth, exchange a Sponsor Token for 50 marks of choice. Boom, done, I'm good.
  • Martok, because he knows how to party. You can't even have a party without part of Martok in there...
  • From what I have heard (I can't say I've seen it myself), serial AFKers somehow avoid the penalty by warping in to the mission already dead. Again, the AFK penalty is so simplistic as to be completely useless, and likely counterproductive to its goals. Perhaps it's time someone spent more that 10 minutes coding it, so as…
  • The funny thing is that I've been hit with AFK penalties several times while being 100% active the entire time … but players who actually advocate AFKing queues constantly have figured out ways to AFK queue after queue and get rewards for it. The current AFK code is entirely too simplistic and one-dimensional.
  • Other than "I'm frustrated" there's not a lot of info in your OP. Most 'other MMOs' don't have both a ground and a space segment, most other MMOs don't have 3-dimensional flight/space based combat, most other MMOs (in my experience) don't encourage quite as much gear swapping and mix/matching as STO does. So maybe your…
  • Yeah it shows on mine - 6,000 Zen currently on sale at 4,500. They call it 'breaking the bundle' when you buy any ship that also is available in a pack. Once you own any of the ships inside it, you can't buy the pack. (Some recent packs, like the Vanguard Starter pack, were specifically modified to *not* break the full…
  • Many C-Store sections that used to have really long lists have been broken down into various tabs across the top. C-Store, Discount Packs, select the tab "Cross Faction Bundles" and you have the Arbiter/Kurak/Morrigu bundle in that list.
  • Which ships specifically are you having issues with/comparing? If you are comparing an escort-type Romulan warbird to a Fed cruiser-style refit, of course you are going to get a significant survivability difference. Some ships simply can't be made as tough as other ships, and need changes to your build, powers or piloting…
  • You seem a bit blind for a person who writes "as normal no one actually reads and interprets what is said". Best bridge officers + Battle cloak alone is enough to offset the -10 power. The Singularity powers are an option, and are useful, even if they aren't OP. (They also have the best selection of ship cards for…
  • Depending on the types of characters you previously levelled, 'Recruit' event characters have some rewards that give, for instance, 10 Pass tokens, 10 1-time Admiralty cards, and possibly even a Ship card. You would only unlock these sometime after you had already levelled your Admiralty campaigns up a bit however, so they…
  • I would suggest finding an actual event they will be attending (maybe a ST convention or something)… buying them many drinks... then suggesting a "Who's sober enough to sign their own name?" contest. Whip out a marker and your box and your all set!
  • It's time for re-engineering for BOffs! Take a BOff, slap him in the "Strange Change Machine" (remember those?), see what comes out. If it has too many tentacles or tries to eat you, herd it back in and try again!
  • And perhaps it's a bit subjective, but let's not forget "best looking ships in the game".
  • Please refer to this thread: https://arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline/#/discussion/1245168/benefits-of-romulan-character-over-fed for an overview of why having Romulans play on an equal basis with Fed/KDF/others would be a downgrade.
  • Some solo episode/mission fights have you up against quite a few foes at one time, even against fleets. At that point, having a glass cannon ship which can quickly take down a few enemies still = death, since every enemy remaining is targeting only you. You can: - Check to make sure your game difficulty is set to Normal…
  • Keep in mind that Random Queues, even in the initial dev blog, were stated to be 'not random'. As in, people signing up for a random queue are first used to fill out any queue started by any other player. Most of the time, the queue you end up in is something that someone else signed up for specifically, and you are just a…
  • Cryptic has the laggiest servers and most SNR/disconnects of any game I play (I play about 7 MMO/shooters at any time). Sometimes when it has been really bad I run pings and traceroutes (https://support.arcgames.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4657/~/performing-a-traceroute-%28tracert%29) and have found that is indeed…
  • There seems to be variable results, depending on the player. I get frequent but small lags/rubberbands, fairly constantly. Other people talk about getting very few, or frequent and large ones. One odd thing is that I can play Neverwinter for an hour or two and get maybe one or two small rubberband/lags, but then log off…
  • Someone may have mentioned it already, but check that your Difficulty setting is on Normal and not Advanced or Elite (or whatever the higher options are).
  • (Trolling comments moderated out. - BMR)
  • I've had the edit monster twice in the past five days or so. Each time, I made post, saved it. Then I spotted an error in it, hit edit, scanned for other errors, saved it. Then I (frustratingly) noticed, not an error, but either a missing word or an extra word in a sentence... hit edit, hit save... post disappears. Hitting…
  • While I agree that Cryptic was up-front about "not new tut, not a big release, but an incremental release", I agree with profwho86 that it feels like they dropped the ball in a number of ways on this one. It is entirely possible that their focus in Age of Discovery is making STO welcoming to new players and players who may…
  • I already had several captains before they came up with the Recruit events. I ended up making a Delta recruit, an AoY recruit, and a Gamma recruit, and so far they are in various stages of 'completion' - max level, but working on commendations, research, spec points etc. And of course, completing all the episodes and tasks…
  • So, I don't really run a lot of queues in general - I only need enough marks to complete the reps (I don't actually buy rep stuff in general), and I get those mostly from various events. In the spirit of checking out "Why I play (or don't play) RAs and/or queues", I ran: -2 Borg RAs. Worked as expected, fairly quick and…
  • Pretty much exactly this. Any queue/task force type system is inherently repetitive. If it is repetitive, then over time, I will note which ones are too challenging for some PUGs, which ones can fail due to poor design, which ones bug out and waste your time. Seeing too few in a queue means I will have to wait to long for…
  • I expect a Discovery pack for 10,000 Zen (give or take a couple thou), a char slot, a selection of 4 slightly remade ST races, 3-4 starter missions each with about 20-30 seconds of cutscene/story, and then a hearty shove "Off to ESD with you, now play the regular game." Oh, and some mild bonus for DSC captains that means…
  • I agree that the Exploration clusters were a worthy stab at giving the 'seek out new life and new civilizations' flavor back to the game. It is unfortunate the OP didn't get a shot at those as I am pretty sure they would have scratched at least part of his 'being there' itch for the Trekverse. They may have only been a…