SNL Fleet: Romulan Expansion

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#151 Posted by Sharpshooter (889 posts) -

I like to run a very diverse crew

#152 Posted by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@nixon34: The amount of server downtime since Romulans is highly unusual. Seems like a combination of factors according to the exec producer (one of which is probably their attention and technical staffing is split with Neverwinter.) ;p

Paying for your first month while you level up multiple characters to 50 is where the value is. There's no need for you to buy anything else with real money if you have unlimited time. Because the exchange cost of Zen<>Dilithium is so low right now, it has never been easier to grind for Zen currency, and I know players who regularly do this for $25 ships. There are rate caps, but you do not actually need to spend a dime.

#154 Posted by Nixon34 (97 posts) -

@brackynews: Its funny how i start to feel like i know what i am doing and then i read your comment and realize there is still so much more i don't know. Just takes time i guess. Thanks for the help.

#155 Posted by Gwardinen (3 posts) -

I'm Gwardinen@Turanos and I'd like to join the fleet. I'm on my first main character, Federation at level 24, and I really don't know all too much about the game. Just grinding my way up to (probably) getting a Galaxy class.

#156 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

Could I get another invite? I decided to start a Romulan, and have since moved everything over from my Federation character to this new one, Kal'ina@Ubersmake .

I don't think I could go back to levelling a Federation character after this. The "tutorial" was surprisingly brisk, as far as experience and rewards go. And for whatever reason, it feels better attacking things indiscriminately as a Romulan than a Fed.

#157 Edited by Nixon34 (97 posts) -

@ubersmake: What do you find the differences are between the two. It seems like the Romulan ships are considerably more maneuverable.

#158 Posted by psylah (2181 posts) -

@nixon34 said:

@ubersmake: What do you find the differences are between the two. It seems like the Romulan ships are considerably more maneuverable.

The first ship is a smaller assault craft, the 2nd and 3rd ship you will get are much larger and heavier. The D'Deridex is basically the equivalent of a federation cruiser (except bigger).

#159 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

@psylah said:

@nixon34 said:

@ubersmake: What do you find the differences are between the two. It seems like the Romulan ships are considerably more maneuverable.

The first ship is a smaller assault craft, the 2nd and 3rd ship you will get are much larger and heavier. The D'Deridex is basically the equivalent of a federation cruiser (except bigger).

As far as leveling goes, it took me ~3-4 hours to get my Romulan up to 10 and receive the next class of ship. For my Federation character, this was closer to ~9-10 hours. And this is with me reading all the quest text. I think that the rewards for the Romulan quest line are given so much more frequently and are of such greater quality (including the XP rewards) compared to the Federation quest line that you end up having a much brisker experience. That, and the Romulan quest line seems a lot more interesting, IMO. There's also some disconnect from me due to the Federation in STO being a lot more militaristic, by necessity, compared to its portrayals in the shows and movies.

As far as ships go, that cloak is a big thing. Probably *the* big thing, especially since you get it right from the start.

#160 Posted by lclay (383 posts) -

Hey guys!

Just to say, I sustained over a dozen major injuries fighting the elite level crystalline entity (something I do NOT recommend!) and so took a bunch of components from the fleet bank.

I shall replace them once I pick some more up.

Also I just found out that Rom captains can't fly tier 5 fed ships, so I spent 100k on a mirror universe assault cruiser and couldn't even use it! I think that's pretty sucky, given the pretty limited range of Rom ships!

#161 Edited by kristov_romanov (462 posts) -

I'll be back in game about this time tomorrow. Unplanned outage due to HDD failure on my desktop.

#162 Edited by obcdexter (621 posts) -

Hello Lobsters!
I've just started playing about a week and a half ago but STO quickly cast its spell on "Pupsi Schulz", the now Vice Admiral loner, collecting Dilithium and all sorts of Marks whenever possible. I was in a fleet pretty much from my first day on, since somebody just randomly invited me and I thought it wouldn't hurt, however, as a fellow Duder I really didn't feel at home - memories of the crew's series of QLs came rushing in ... to become a Space Neon Lobster is my ambition!
So, if you don't mind, just invite the hell out of me! Pupsi Schulz@kackhorst

#163 Posted by Nixon34 (97 posts) -

@obcdexter: How on earth did you get that ship after a week and a half. what rank are you?

I am also looking for an invite, Toby@nixon341.

Thanks.

#164 Posted by Nixon34 (97 posts) -

@brackynews: So i am still figuring some of this out as i go. But let me know if this is the best method and/or price for Dilithium Zen exchange. I went through the Assests Exchange in game and traded at 119 Dilithium per Zen. Is there a better way to do it and is that a good price?

#165 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@nixon34: The 4-nacelle ship comes pretty early. :)

That is the one and only way to exchange Zen<>Dilith. Is 119 a good price? Well, it was 116 about a week ago, 90 a few months ago, over 500 when dilithium was first introduced (before the starbase monster) ~eighteen months ago, and the most stable price I took advantage of in 2012* was around 275-330.

You can let it sit at the price you want, for as long as it takes the market to find that price. My advice is don't expect a swing of more than +/- 20 at the time you decide you need it.

*Note for MMO historians: this market shift happened after Cryptic Points $1.25:100 were changed to Zen $1:100, which resulted in the market rate receiving more Dil per Zen.

Hey folks, remember when I talked about updating my uber-spreadsheet? Here ya go. This is what being a fleet banker to a huge fleet does to ya.

#167 Posted by NeuralLink (21 posts) -

Adama@NeuralLink

#168 Posted by lclay (383 posts) -

@nixon34: The 4-nacelle ship comes pretty early. :)

That is the one and only way to exchange Zen<>Dilith. Is 119 a good price? Well, it was 116 about a week ago, 90 a few months ago, over 500 when dilithium was first introduced (before the starbase monster) ~eighteen months ago, and the most stable price I took advantage of in 2012* was around 275-330.

You can let it sit at the price you want, for as long as it takes the market to find that price. My advice is don't expect a swing of more than +/- 20 at the time you decide you need it.

*Note for MMO historians: this market shift happened after Cryptic Points $1.25:100 were changed to Zen $1:100, which resulted in the market rate receiving more Dil per Zen.

Hey folks, remember when I talked about updating my uber-spreadsheet? Here ya go. This is what being a fleet banker to a huge fleet does to ya.

That might be the most confusing thing.

#169 Posted by Nixon34 (97 posts) -
#170 Posted by Akyho (1677 posts) -

My level 50 with his Patrol Escort decked out with Omega force set and borg plasma wepons and I plasma Infusers up the wazoo. Still need to grind for my actual borg parts.

#171 Edited by CrunchbiteJr (114 posts) -

Joined so I could have a go at the contest but now finding delight in helping out with the fleet projects! Finally something to spend my credits on.

#172 Posted by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@crunchbitejr: Glad you made it! Yes we have some big fleet holdings upgrades in the pipe now, and there is a great one coming up this summer that is meant to reduce the dilithium burden for smaller fleets.

#173 Posted by Mr_Creeper (1082 posts) -

Question: What do I need to do the access the limited-time Feature Episodes? I'm level 12 on my Fed character and can't seem to activate the Skirmish mission for Specters, which requires level 11, from my Episodes Log. Am I missing something?

#174 Edited by Macksujin (18 posts) -

I'm only a level 18 (Fed) right now and playing casually but I'd love an invite to join the SNL. Add me up or mail me in game: Andeskel@SteezeyE

#175 Posted by lclay (383 posts) -

Separated at birth?

Those shoulder pads he has are clearly the wrong colour though.

#176 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@mr_creeper: If you have never played the Skirmish mission before, look backwards in your Episodes list. Eventually it will show you an active Skip button. Keep hitting Skip until it advances to the mission you want to play. There's no penalty, it's just meant to be episodic. Like on the tee vee!

When it comes to the Feature Reruns, the point of those is to get the unique limited time item. I forget exactly, but you should only need to play the final mission in the arc to get it.

#177 Posted by Mr_Creeper (1082 posts) -

Ahh, I see what was giving me trouble, now. Thanks for the info!

#178 Posted by kristov_romanov (462 posts) -

So are we sending all the Softshells to work in our new dilithium mine? :p

#179 Posted by DoctorSage (160 posts) -

My character and handle is Sam@cosimam, I think? Let me know if that doesn't work, I am mere days into this whole Star Trek Online thing.

#180 Posted by firescion (1 posts) -

Hi all, would like an invite. Character is Aurelian@firescion. Still fairly new to STO and still getting my space-legs under me.

#181 Posted by umbaglo (58 posts) -
Whoops, the character select screen totally didn't like the Jem'Hadar Dreadnought Carrier until a few patches ago.

Hi! Thanks for inviting me into the fleet. My character name is Umbaglo@Umbaglo.

#182 Edited by kristov_romanov (462 posts) -

@umbaglo: No probs, and welcome to the fleet!

#183 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@kristov_romanov said:

So are we sending all the Softshells to work in our new dilithium mine? :p

All surviving Softshells from their first two weeks of mining now have a bit more exoskeleton. :) And the contest winners got an extra bump for being trivially awesome.

And it's about time I updated the member list...

#184 Edited by fox01313 (5079 posts) -

Reinstalled to see some of the newness & feel free to add/update the list for me. Nitocris is the main @fox01313 if I recall the rest though trying out with a new character on a few factions to see the starting/tutorial stuff.

edit- also not sure if anyone on GB is playing on the Klingon side or if there's a SNL fleet equivalent, if so hit me with a message as I've got my Klingon faction character up to the max level a while back & just tired of all the fleet requests (if there's not a Klingon side fleet anymore, I'll help get it started after seeing things on SNL). Full list below of the character names:

character name -federationcharacter name -klingoncharacter name -romulan
nitocris (rank/lvl 50)ophelia (rank/lvl 50)somara (federation aligned)
#185 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@fox01313: Greetings three-months-ago duder. No there has not been the mass needed to sustain the KDF fleet, to my knowledge.

You can certainly turn off fleet invites, but I do recommend that you find a welcoming KDF fleet that suits you. Folks roll dirty and deep, lots of fun.

#186 Posted by kristov_romanov (462 posts) -

Well, after a few months of very limited access to STO, I am well and truly back in. The Voth stuff is pretty enjoyable and I am not too far off T5 in the Dyson Reputation system. Have been chucking what I can into the fleet mine also.

The new enemies of Star Trek:Online

I think the new ground capture mechanic is good fun and it's the best STO ground combat that I can recall.

Really looking forward to what the 4 year anniversary event/reward will be. Any ideas?

#187 Posted by PirateTravis (7 posts) -

Just got back into STO and decided I need a good fleet. If you guys are still active give me an invite. PirateTravis@PirateTravis

#188 Posted by Shirogane (3579 posts) -

Huh, the fleet is still active. I just started playing again. Shiro@raishirou i think is the handle. Man, i wish i knew how the Romulans worked, i would've just made one of them instead.

#189 Posted by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@shirogane: I'll see if I can add you.

@piratetravis: When I checked you were already in a fleet, so I hope you're having fun wherever that may be!

#190 Posted by Malgoo (10 posts) -

Just getting back in, haven't played for at least a year.

Username should be Malgoo@_Malgoo_ ?

#191 Posted by kristov_romanov (462 posts) -

@malgoo:

Welcome back to the game! I would add you to the fleet, but I am away for a few days.

I am sure @brackynews or one of our other members will add you as soon as they can.

#192 Edited by Chrisbot84 (44 posts) -

I'm trying to join up into the fleet but I can't find it under the Fleet tab in the social tools thingy. Name's Chrisbott84@Chrisbot84 (note the two t's on the first Chrisbott) so feel free to invite me!

#193 Posted by NarficAcid (86 posts) -

Hey, I've jumped back into this game thanks to my girlfriend watching TNG, and I wanted to fly the colors of my Giant Bomb love. If Velip@narfic can be of any assistance to the Space Neon Lobsters, I'd be happy to join up.

#194 Posted by SamuraiGarrin (77 posts) -

@malgoo: @chrisbot84: @narficacid: I know it's super late, but if you guys haven't been invited yet, I'll be happy to oblige. Big patch just changed crafting (again) so I'm back in STO for a bit to check it out!

Also, I'm here to invite if anyone else sees this message and wants in!

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