Elheru Aran wrote: RogueIce wrote:
Elheru Aran wrote:Bollocks. Maybe I should just scratch it and get some things done in real life... ah who am I kidding.
Just fire off as many Doff missions as you can and come back to it. That's what I've been doing and it nicely took me from 52 - 55, and then from 57 to damn near 59 (probably the next couple of days). And I'm not even trying to be efficient about it, just doing whatever shows up when I'm standing around Starfleet Academy. If I parked myself in the Delta Quadrant or the Dyson Sphere I could probably do better.
Huh. I'll have to give that a go. I'm weak on some rankings and stuff anyway. Thanks for the reminder...
Just for reference, I filled up 20 of them yesterday, and 19 of them completed, with 1 failure. So out of 18 Doff jobs, I got ~15,000 XP. And that was just standing around Starfleet Academy and taking those missions - not even beaming up to ESD or Sirius Sector Space (which would give me more options, than ESD is generally pretty similar to the Academy); there are far better mission spots out there for Doffing.
And of course that was just me letting the game run pretty much for 20 hours until I got back to it. If I bothered to do a PvE Queue or some Delta Quadrant patrols or run around a Battlezone or whatever as well, I probably could have made far more. And, as mentioned, likely been in locations with way more lucrative Doff jobs than whatever's available from the Starfleet Academy map alone.
FaxModem1 wrote:I know the Diplomacy rank gives you better conversation options, as well as opening up new slipstream destinations, what do the other categories do? Science , Medical, Espionage, etc.
Diplomacy also lets you fly into the other faction's home sector (Sirius or Omega Leonis) if you're high enough. Useful if you want those Borg Red Alert accolades, as well as various Doff jobs. Federation players also get the Diplomat uniform, which is basically the TNG Film dress uniform, though the customization is extremely limited. And the rank insignia are not the proper TNG pips but the angles squares of the Antares/Sierra line. And they kinda suck. But it's there. And who knows, they may revamp it some day; they overhauled the TWoK uniform out of nowhere awhile back, after all. You can also get a Bridge Officer from the other faction (one time deal, so choose wisely!); so if you want a sexy Orion chick on your Starfleet crew, you can make it happen.
The others I think are mostly just some titles and you get to pick up a few extra Doffs. I don't think they give you anything terribly special beyond that. I think there's something you can do when you "max out" the CXP (Level 4 rank is 100,000, but there's a cap at 150,000) and has something to do with Fleet Marks or something, but I can't remember what all that entails.
It's easier than it looks sometimes, if you're in the right place. I got to Rank 4 Development a couple days ago without even trying, and actually surprised myself that I did it. This was largely because during the Winter Event, I did the various Q-related Doff jobs for the ornaments so I could buy stuff from the Event Store. Well, a bunch of those were considered Development jobs so I picked up the XP that way. And since I cycled between the Winter Wonderland, ESD and Starfleet Academy maps to pick up the winter jobs, I also ended up with a majority of other Development missions as well when I filled out my mission limit - ESD and especially Starfleet Academy seems to really favor the Development track.
It's actually kind of funny because I've really been wanting to max out the Diplomacy track. And ironic, because I carried over Diplomacy Rank 2 from before Doffing was introduced, so I had a head start compared to every other track. Yet I still ended up getting Development to Rank 4 first. To be fair, had I decided to hang around the Cardassian sectors, I probably would be a Federation Ambassador by now - those three sectors around DS9 seem to be the best spot for Diplomacy jobs. But I hang around ESD/Starfleet Academy instead and thus, leveled up Development.