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Which faction will you focus on?
Ferengi Traditionalists 5
Klingons 18
Bajorans 15
Whichever I have transmissions for 32
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Posted: 02 February 2017 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Less than an hour in, it looks like the Traditionalists are running fairly significantly ahead of the Klingons, with the Bajorans bringing up the rear so far - are you planning to focus on one particular faction? If so, why them?

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Posted: 02 February 2017 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Klingons. I need house crests. Otherwise, I’d be doing Ferengi shuttles for 0* Rules of Acquisition, but for some completely and utterly bonkers reason, they don’t drop from Ferengi shuttle missions, right?

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Posted: 02 February 2017 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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First faction on the left is almost always the winner of the event because it means less scrolling.  If DB would change the factions to be positioned by how many transmissions you had, we might get a different outcome.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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any and all just want to rank top 1000 by any means. probally not gonna happen but i’m gonna damn sure try. want uhura!

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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sorinev - 02 February 2017 12:51 PM

Klingons. I need house crests. Otherwise, I’d be doing Ferengi shuttles for 0* Rules of Acquisition, but for some completely and utterly bonkers reason, they don’t drop from Ferengi shuttle missions, right?

I’m in the same boat.  I need House Crests for Klingon Quark and a few others.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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sorinev - 02 February 2017 12:51 PM

Klingons. I need house crests. Otherwise, I’d be doing Ferengi shuttles for 0* Rules of Acquisition, but for some completely and utterly bonkers reason, they don’t drop from Ferengi shuttle missions, right?

0* Rules of Acquisition don’t drop from shuttles.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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sorinev - 02 February 2017 12:51 PM

Klingons. I need house crests. Otherwise, I’d be doing Ferengi shuttles for 0* Rules of Acquisition, but for some completely and utterly bonkers reason, they don’t drop from Ferengi shuttle missions, right?

0* Rules of Acquisition don’t drop from shuttles.

yup give up on Klingon quark. over 100 rules, uh no thx.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Those pesky Bajorans and their need for ear rings and body modification and tattoos

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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I will probably end up using all the transmissions for all 3 but I started with Klingons. Racked up some nice drops of 3* alcohol, which Jake will need. For some reason all the DS9 crew needs tons of alcohol.
I will move on to Ferengi for that sweet sweet gold-pressed latium. If this Uhura is like the others she will need it too.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Peachtree Rex - 02 February 2017 01:14 PM

0* Rules of Acquisition don’t drop from shuttles.

That’s what I said. It’s why I’m not doing Ferengi shuttles.

It makes no sense that, if an item drops from shuttles, it doesn’t drop all rarities. I can see excluding 5* and maybe 4*, but excluding rarities below that, especially 0*, is nonsensical.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Klingon first, Bajoran second, Ferengi last depending on my transmissions.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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0* Rules of Acquisition don’t drop from shuttles.

That’s what I said. It’s why I’m not doing Ferengi shuttles.

It makes no sense that, if an item drops from shuttles, it doesn’t drop all rarities. I can see excluding 5* and maybe 4*, but excluding rarities below that, especially 0*, is nonsensical.

Unfortunately, it’s a pattern they repeat…

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Posted: 02 February 2017 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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HTower - 02 February 2017 12:57 PM

First faction on the left is almost always the winner of the event because it means less scrolling.  If DB would change the factions to be positioned by how many transmissions you had, we might get a different outcome.

From a “story” standpoint this has bugged me since I started noticing it. But there are so many other issues needing attention that I simply accept & move on.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Right now, the crew I’m trying to vault don’t need any items from these factions.  So I just do whoever I have the most transmissions for.  Once I get down to the point where the transmission counts are the same, I go through evenly.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 03:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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I just use whatever I have.  It’s nice when I can end the event with more merits than when I started.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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I just do whatever transmissions I have. The outcome doesn’t really matter since it’s just a fill in the blank mad lib ending they’ll send out months later.

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