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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by RogueIce » 2015-01-18 05:29am

The Romulan Republic wrote: Last I saw I was at level 18
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I'm in a heavily tinkered with Miranda class ship.
There's your problem. You're Level 18 in the starter ship, which leaves you badly under-gunned and under-skilled for where you need to be. Equipment-wise you're not too bad, you're just lacking enough weapon slots and Bridge Officer seats for your level and the strength of your opponents.

Look at this chart and you should be in a Tier 2 ship, while you're still flying a Tier 1. This is why things are going badly for you.

If you haven't already, you need to go see Admiral Quinn on Earth Spacedock about that promotion he's offering you so you can get a new ship to fly.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-18 05:31am

I did see Admiral Quinn for a promotion a while back. I also tried to buy a Constitution class ship (I think it was a refit version because the other model wasn't an option). Despite paying a lot of resources for it, it didn't show up as mine. I posted about this a while ago.

Edit: What I really want is a ship with a second aft weapon. Better shields and faster is desirable as well, of course. Any suggestions?

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by RogueIce » 2015-01-18 05:37am

The Romulan Republic wrote:I did see Admiral Quinn for a promotion a while back. I also tried to buy a Constitution class ship (I think it was a refit version because the other model wasn't an option). Despite paying a lot of resources for it, it didn't show up as mine. I posted about this a while ago.
Ah, didn't see that post. A few things:

1) You shouldn't have had to pay anything for it, but gotten it as a free token. That would be for the baseline Escort, Cruiser or Science Vessel ships. The Refit versions are C-Store cash shop ships. Which if you have one, great.

2) In order to use it you need to visit the Starship Selector NPC. On ESD they should be right next to the NPC you bought the ship from, with a floating icon of a little yellow starship and two side arrows next to it. That should pull up a screen which looks somewhat like this:

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Though you'll have less choices (for now). Anyway, pick the new ship out of the list and then click the Ready Starship button in the lower right corner. At least I think it's still there. Anyway, look for the Ready Starship button and click it. Then you'll have your ship at the ready.

There's also a way to do this in Sector Space but I've never done it and couldn't tell you off the top of my head.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-18 05:57am

I did visit the starship selector NPC at the Earth Star Base. Maybe I clicked on the wrong button. I wish I could tell you what went wrong but I honestly don't know.

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-18 06:47am

The Romulan Republic wrote:Sure. Do you use the same name in-game?
I gave you a PM with my in-game handle a while back
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-18 06:51am

Got it. I can contact you sometime.

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-18 06:52am

The Romulan Republic wrote:Got it. I can contact you sometime.
I'm online atm and you mail me if you wish, I wouldn't have given that handle otherwise
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-19 08:08am

Well, I got to Commander and managed to get the game to give me a new ship this time. I think that last time I tried to buy a ship using dilithium and for some reason it took my dilithium but didn't give me a ship. But this time I went to ships available at the rank of Commander and it let me get one ship for free, though for some reason I seem to have used up my previous chance to get a free ship even though I didn't actually get one. Picked an Akira, and I really appreciate the two aft weapons. Also gave all my bridge officers promotions to Lt. Commander.

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-19 09:20am

btw you know where to find the skill trainer for your Bridge officers?

For ESD it's near Adm. Quinn's office.

Also I think all ships after a certain level have at least 2 aft slots, at least all mine have but granted they're either Tier 4 or Tier 5-U
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-19 11:20am

Well, my application crashed according to the message Cryptic was kind enough to send me.

Edit: On the plus side, love my Akira.

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-19 11:58am

btw you might want to get started on the Duty Officer system as soon as possible not only does it allow alternative solutions to certains things (mostly the diplomatic section) but it's pretty decent way of getting dilithium and other resources.

it's also the source of the crafting system.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-19 12:08pm

I have a bunch of Duty Officers but I haven't done much with them yet. I could use the dilithium though so that's something to keep in mind.

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-19 12:27pm

The Romulan Republic wrote:I have a bunch of Duty Officers but I haven't done much with them yet. I could use the dilithium though so that's something to keep in mind.
there's 3 basic ways to get dilithium ore first is the doff system, second is STFs where you get some ore if you beat the main objectives but that doesn't really open until the late 40s or so and last is the reputation system which techinically won't open until lvl 50.

since the STFs and Rep factions are endgame for most part, you're really left with only the doff system for relible early dilithium income, sure mission can give dilithium but it's not as consistent.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Elheru Aran » 2015-01-20 09:52am

Don't forget mining. That's kind of lame, but you *can* get some dilithium that way. Some people have a whole system for farming dil-- they'll send off a bunch of doffs on missions, do the around-the-galaxy thing where you zoom through all the sectors within a time limit, visit the mines and do a few missions like that satellite-rescue one where you have to fend off the Cardassians for Franklin Drake... Feh. Too much work.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-20 01:10pm

Drake's the Spoiler
Section 31
guy right? I don't much care for him though I did a big time travel thing for him a while back.

Edit: Added a spoiler warning just in case.

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Elheru Aran » 2015-01-20 01:37pm

Spoiler isn't terribly necessary mate, I think everybody here has played the game enough to know that :P

But yes, that's him. For Federation (perhaps also Romulan? Klingon? I can't recall) he gives you a mission where you have to repair some satellites and fend off some Cardassians and Jem'hadar. You get a chunk of Dil for it. It's a daily mission, IIRC-- you can only do it once a day. Haven't played it in a while though. There are other missions like that here and there. The Orellius Sector has a bunch of Dil missions that you can play as well, versus Breen.

Drake is kind of a jackoff but if you can put up with that the Traelus mission is a useful side excursion to pick up Dil. Honestly though after I hit my max and finished all the player missions I just wanted to faff about, blow up the occasional Klingon or Borg, and put my feet up... haven't played any Delta Rising stuff yet, though. Should get on to that.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-24 09:40am

Spoiler
I think drake might be contanct for some S-31 story lines for Fed allied rommies but KDF has their own contact (and he's even a Klingon)
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-24 11:27pm

I'm playing a single player mission that involves the Guardian of Forever and rescuing Miral Paris from time traveling Klingons.

I'm fighting a Klingon warship, and while its a tough fight, I can handle it, except that when I'm about to destroy it it sort of jumps away and by the time I catch up with it its back to around full strength. Is this a bug or some sort of technology the Klingon ship has, and how can I counter it?

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by RogueIce » 2015-01-24 11:39pm

Scripted events, you'll be able to disable it eventually.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-25 03:48am

as RogueIce said it's a scripped event just use the time you have before you re-engage to repair and you should be fine as long you're playing normal you shouldn't get any ship "injuries" (remanent damage to ship systems or hull that debuffs your ship) so after repairing you should be as good as new.

Oh and I don't know how other people do it but for me with sci and eng powers but it's that I first get heals and debuff removal and after that I consider offensive powers if I got room for them (aka I got a lt cmd. or higher bridge officer station of that type).

generally if you have an enemy ship flee on you, the time used to catch up should be used to repairing and getting your shields back to full.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-25 04:35am

I beat that Klingon. I'm on another time travel mission now. My career has not been good for the Temporal Prime Directive.

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-25 06:02am

The Romulan Republic wrote:I beat that Klingon. I'm on another time travel mission now. My career has not been good for the Temporal Prime Directive.
oh I think my Andorian admiral has set a record for the times she's broken both Prime Directives and gotten away with it.

btw if it's the mission I think it is
Spoiler
If you redo it at lvl 50 you get a decent tier 4 ship (or it might even be a tier 5) from it for your later missions (ambassabor refit)
oh and when summer comes if you don't mind the look too much the Risian Luxury Cruiser is a pretty decent cruiser level ship, I use it on my Orion and my only "complaint" is that it doesn't have a cloak.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2015-01-25 06:48am

Luxury and Cruiser seem like two words that don't really go together.

Also, I've gotten to a point where I feel guilty fighting Gorn frigates. It was such a one-sided fight. Not because of phenomenal skill on my part. Its just that I've played long enough that I have a ship that's out of their league.

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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Lord Revan » 2015-01-25 08:09am

The Romulan Republic wrote:Luxury and Cruiser seem like two words that don't really go together.

Also, I've gotten to a point where I feel guilty fighting Gorn frigates. It was such a one-sided fight. Not because of phenomenal skill on my part. Its just that I've played long enough that I have a ship that's out of their league.
Tbh at first I was "ok lets see what this looks like" and after that I when I noticed it was my only tier 5 ship I was like "oh great, I'm screwed" but now that I've played to almost lvl 55 with my Orion I can say it might not look like it but that thing can sure take a beating and it has decent number of weapons too so you can also give a beating back.

as for the Gorn frigates yeah it happens there was a time during season 9 when I could practically 1 shot nictor-class bio ships due to what gear I had (and a bug that gave me more torps per volley with Bio-molecular torps and Torpedo Spread) and atm Kazon ships pose little threat towards me due how weak they are compared to me.
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Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

Post by Elheru Aran » 2015-01-25 01:12pm

When you get to level 50, the random battle encounters with Klingons in Sirius Sector are just silly. We are talking a salvo of torpedoes taking out 3 Birds of Prey *and* a Vor'cha...
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