Training programs and vip benifits
Posted: 18 June 2017 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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The addition of the honor hall and things with it are great. However, something i worried about when it started was the change of only being able to buy the high end, much needed training programs with honor. I figured they would run out. Sure enough its begun. I have two accounts, played on the same device. One older, from well before the honor system was introduced. Had a stock pile of trainers there. My other account is newer. Closer to when honor started. The new
account i have no training programs and the characters i cant level, waiting, are beginning to pile up. Even on my older account im low and running out of trainers.Even with the recent additions we dont get enough honor to buy the   appropriate amount of trainers we need. Definately not enough honor to buy trainers, plus anything else, like expensive citations, beholds, or characters. Something really needs to be done. It would also be nice to see new vip levels with further benifits. Like more replicator use, discounts or something. I know a lot of players out there supporting this game, by buying, topped out thier vip long ago. Continuing to pay should have continued benifit. Anyone else identify
with these issues? Please respond or chime in somehow so we can effect change.

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Posted: 18 June 2017 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Well, that’s of course part of the challenge of being a newer player—or, in your case, having a newer account—juggling that balance. When it was introduced, I used Honor quite a bit for trainers myself, because that was at about the same point that I had just bought my fourth shuttle, and I was in more dire need of them at that time. I found that with the crew I was airlocking from basic portal pulls, I could get a set of 5x5* trainers for Honor a few times a week, which was a nice addition to getting them from away missions, shuttles, Gauntlets, etc. I don’t think I ever had enough Honor for the 50x5* set, but that’s a moot point, since doing that doesn’t give you a discount or anything from the 5x5* set.

Once I started having a few more trainers each day from that 4th shuttle, then I’d find myself occasionally using Honor for replicator rations, when I didn’t have enough ship schematics to feed into the replicator but still needed some item that had an abysmally low drop rate from farming with chrons.

Finally now I’m at the point where I haven’t had to do either (though I wouldn’t rule out doing the Honor for Rep. Rations purchase again). Especially with the extra Honor from Achievements, I can finally start thinking about saving up for Citations.

So, overall I guess I disagree that the ratio of Honor for Trainers needs to be adjusted. In my opinion, it’s a fair rate of exchange.

I won’t get into your comments about better perks for higher VIP levels—even though I agree in theory with that idea—because that’s an entirely different topic. And at VIP 8, I’m also not at all in that particular demographic. wink

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Posted: 18 June 2017 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I suppose it can be looked at both ways and depends on ones paticular situation. See, even my pre honor system account isnt real old. I guess trying to catch up and collect i got ahead of myself a bit, via buying things. So i have 4 shuttles and they run non stop. I participate in every part of the game day by day. That means gauntlet, events, all 3 arena classes, ect. Im maxed on crew slots as well and have about 5 free spaces i maintain. Many frozen crew too. But i have a large number if higher levels. When these amount to like 150 or so 60 to 90 lvl characters there is little i can do. I watch as i use more high end trainers per day, by far, than i bring in. I didnt have 100k’s if trainers like stated in memos about using em fir replicator now. Im not that long of a player. A had a few thousand of each. And thier going fast. Lol. However, majority is important. And if noone else has this issue at all…. especially brand new players…then i agree. i must be doing something wrong and no attention need be given to this issue. Thanks for the info and your reply

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Posted: 18 June 2017 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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I think there’s definitely an issue of “growing too quickly” in this game. wink

If one spends just enough to get a decent # of crew slots, and thus hangs on to most of the new crew they acquire, but don’t have the infrastructure, if you will, to maintain that size crew contingent, then it could be very challenging to keep up. So if you find that you’ve perhaps bitten off more than you can chew, your progression may be a little slow for a while, unless and until you either dump a bunch of crew or just set them aside and forget about them completely until you have the resources to devote to them. The latter is harder to do, of course, since those additional crew you’re considering for the sidelines will often be ones that you’ll want to use right away for various things: events, Gauntlet, etc.

Good luck! grin

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Posted: 18 June 2017 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Thats no joke at all. Lol. I realized this happening. Knew what needed to be done. Airlock or let a large part of my crew sit and stew while i methodically level only certain groups at a time to keep or freeze. Been through all the triage, so to speak, of who to keep and who to sweep. Yet a lack restraint in certain areas i guess. Being a fan of every series, watched since i was little with my dad, starting with the original which was all there was for star trek at the time. (The old black and white dr who and then in color on pbs. Was a favorite too.) Right up to enterprise. All the movies too. I have a problem letting go of any character. Then more shiny new ones come along before id gotten the last up to lvl 30. Lol. Its like an addiction or electronic hording. How many characters exist now? 350 or something? Then i need 500 or 700 slots. Cause id even have double of some if i could. Lol. Substances? Never been or felt addicted, could take or leave any of it. But action figures, collectibles, and it seems even this electronic stuff with no substance at all? I think im an addict. Lmao hello, my name is burgundyblackstone, and im addicted to collecting stuff of nostalgia that has less substance, or usefull substance, than air. Btw that reminds me… why is dilithium so expensive? Its not like anyone has to sit around and craft it. Even in terms of artistry. Again, thanks for the reply and advice. Ill try and work against my “vice”. Perhaps try to write less or use less words on here.

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