Should I try out Star Trek Online?

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2018-11-16 12:43pm

mr friendly guy wrote:
2018-11-16 12:12pm
I am trying to play foundry missions and nothing turns up. I have heard after large patches the foundry is shut down, but why did they give a mission to complete foundry missions. Jesus.
There's a bug preventing the foundry from getting back up (to make a long story short they accidently deleted files needed for the foundry to work) and it probably won't be coming back any sooner then next thursday at earliest.

If you want details check the foundry section at official forums.

EDIT:Also I think the endeavour list is 100% automated so there's no-one actually putting it into the list but rather they forgot (again) to remove it during a major downtime.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by mr friendly guy » 2018-11-28 10:18am

Trying out the Hur'q vedcrid carrier, and it handles like a beast. Of course I got the incontrovertible defense set (since I don't have any other set), but its boost to turn rate is pretty nifty. Combine with 2 out of 3 of swarm tactics and I got extra turn rate. The next step is to create the phaser variant turrent from the gamma reputation set along with one of the items and get better boost to phaser and projectiles and better turn rate. So for a carrier, I move pretty well.

Also it amuses me that my hangar pets fire lasers. But lasers won't even penetrate our navigational shields. :lol:

On another note, now that I am tier 6, I notice I get bonus 2% for various weapons. Thus it incentivises me to try and get some other phaser /weapon gear to replace my generic ones.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by mr friendly guy » 2018-11-28 11:32am

Also noticed they nerfed the synergistic retrofitting set. Instead of 17% direct damage + 33 % phaser with the bonus, its now reduced to 2.5% direct damage + 33% phaser bonus damage. Which also nerfs the kinetic cutting beam. Fortunately its possible to change one of my consoles with the Ordnance Accelerator Mk XII from the gamma reputation set, and then change a phaser for one from the gamma set and get another 36% bonus in phaser damage.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-12-01 02:42pm

mr friendly guy wrote:
2018-11-28 10:18am
Trying out the Hur'q vedcrid carrier, and it handles like a beast. Of course I got the incontrovertible defense set (since I don't have any other set), but its boost to turn rate is pretty nifty. Combine with 2 out of 3 of swarm tactics and I got extra turn rate. The next step is to create the phaser variant turrent from the gamma reputation set along with one of the items and get better boost to phaser and projectiles and better turn rate. So for a carrier, I move pretty well.

Also it amuses me that my hangar pets fire lasers. But lasers won't even penetrate our navigational shields. :lol:

On another note, now that I am tier 6, I notice I get bonus 2% for various weapons. Thus it incentivises me to try and get some other phaser /weapon gear to replace my generic ones.
I have that pre-eminent set on my Fed sci character, its Tetryon damage boost makes it the clear favourite, and the Emitter Refocuser is handy too since it boosts drain and shield res as well as damage.

I have 11 fully-levelled and geared characters, most of them have XIV epic guns that has been RE:D to have the CrtD/DM final mod. With the exception of my Klingon characters which use coalition disruptors, the only non-vanilla weapons any of my toons use are the set items. AFAIK, the store items seem pretty 'meh' since their procs either replace the weapon's regular ones with something less useful or trades a modifier to retain them. Either way I don't envision replacing what I spent much time and dilithium re-engineering. Especially when I have a surplus of three dozen upgraded weapons sitting in my account bank, most of which are account bound.
Also noticed they nerfed the synergistic retrofitting set. Instead of 17% direct damage + 33 % phaser with the bonus, its now reduced to 2.5% direct damage + 33% phaser bonus damage. Which also nerfs the kinetic cutting beam. Fortunately its possible to change one of my consoles with the Ordnance Accelerator Mk XII from the gamma reputation set, and then change a phaser for one from the gamma set and get another 36% bonus in phaser damage.
I wouldn't know about that set as all the parts come from either lockboxes or lobi. Not sure how that affects the KCB though, most of my toon use the KCB along with the assimilated module both for the individual console effects and the set bonus.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by mr friendly guy » 2018-12-02 10:13am

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I wouldn't know about that set as all the parts come from either lockboxes or lobi. Not sure how that affects the KCB though, most of my toon use the KCB along with the assimilated module both for the individual console effects and the set bonus.
I think its now a problem with displaying the stats rather than nerfing. Sometimes it displays the old stat bonus and sometimes not. Go figure.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by mr friendly guy » 2018-12-17 02:36am

Got a Tzenkethi carrier and with the right tetyron boosts it handles nicely, even getting it a decent turn rate of 13.7%
https://sto.gamepedia.com/Tzenkethi_Resolve_Set

Tzenkethi resolve set gives a boost to tetyrons by 25%
6 tactical consoles (using the miracle worker slot for extra console) gives boost of 236.4% with 10% crit chance and extra 9.8% crit damage
https://sto.gamepedia.com/Console_-_Uni ... Sticky_Web
Sticky web gives another 25% tetryon boost
https://sto.gamepedia.com/Krenim_Temporal_Manipulation
Two out of the krenim temporal manipulation gives 14.3% tetryon boost. Using the Temporal Disentanglement Suite gives a 26.2% boost to shields and extra boost to crit chance and crit damage.

Using all 4 of the incontrovertible defense gives +30% tetryon, +40% max shield capacity and + 20% flight turn rate. The beauty is the warp core diverts shield power as a bonus to weapon, so my starting weapon strength is 124 (max is usually 125) so pretty happy with that.

https://sto.gamepedia.com/Incontrovertible_Defenses

Science emitter for another 19.7% tetryon damage and extra draining powers, which goes well with plasmonic leech.
https://sto.gamepedia.com/Console_-_Sci ... _Refocuser

I have two epic resonating tetryon beam arrays, which proc at 5% rather than 2.5%
https://sto.gamepedia.com/Resonating_Tetryon_Beam_Array

Kinetic cutting beam gives 2% bonus damage to all since I am at level 6 reputation for the Omega reputation.

I could try maximising more and getting tetryon beam arrays from the reputation (since I am at level 6 I am supposed to get 2% bonus each time) for an extra 4% damage, but not sure if that offsets the extra chance of procing with the resonating tetryon array. Another way is to use my Hierarchy science officer, as his pirate ability gives an extra 1.5% damage.

However generally, it does great damage, especially with the tetryon torp doing 15 K + damage. That's comparable to some of the more powerful projectiles, and being an energy torp its equally affective against shields. Combine with torpedo spread, attack patterns and kemocite loaded weapons it does great.

I have also got elite hangar pets for the carrier and also got a krenim BOFF tactical to speed up the recharging. I am thinking of getting an extra engineering BOFF (krenim) to help recharge the healing abilities of engineering. I do have a DOFF for the engineering team, but I need to recharge faster. It however is going to take a while before I save up for another krenim BOFF.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-12-17 08:29pm

This is the downside to multiple characters, anything that costs Lobi is single character only, versus stuff that Zen unlocks. And Zen is more expensive right now at around 320:1, which sucks. The only thing that would bring down prices would be another Phoenix event- those are like buses, wait ages for one then three come along at once.

The resolve set actually gives 40% thanks to the console's 15% boost.

Also worth mentioning is the Nukara set, which gives another 9.5% for the 2-pc bonus:

https://sto.gamepedia.com/Nukara_Appropriated_Munitions

I only bother with the mines if I'm flying something like a cruiser with the extra aft weapon mount.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-12-23 08:44pm

Well speak of the Devil, no more than a couple of days after mentioning it and what do you know? A Phoenix event with a concurrent ship sale- the sale means the exchange rate won't drop as much as it usually does during a Phoenix but it still has dropped back below 300:1 for the first time in months.

I did buy another job lot of 100 packs in case I decide to build up any of my toon's ground gear and/or my Discovery toon if I decide to fully level her- I did get lucky this time as I got an epic prize token, until they decide to expand the available ships at that tier to beyond those offered via events though I won't be able to spend them unless I downgrade a tier.

This time round the lion's share of my expenditure will go on buying zen, and the rest will be a combination of buying packs and supplying fleet projects. At least the KDF ones- the Fed ones are short of fleet marks, not dilithium.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by mr friendly guy » 2018-12-26 03:52am

Finally putting some more effort into my second toon, a Rommie sci officer. Expended 400,000 fleet credits to give her 6 slots in ground and space DOFFs and extra research. When I get enough dilithium after the phoenix prize is over, I will buy her a krenim science BOFF for faster recharge times, and I am going to make the ship have 3 science slots, 1 tactical, and 1 engineering (getting rid of an engineering spot). This will allow more wanktastic scientific powers to kick in, especially when control abilities drain energy (via pilfered power trait) and do lots of damage via catastrophic overload trait.

After buying the Krenim BOFF, she would still have more than a million fleet credits left. :D

Afterwards it time to buy another Krenim BOFF for my third toon. She has enough fleet credits. Then to save up for an extra ground slot.
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