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But alas I'm struggling to actually find the timer to let me know how long I have to wait between shards. Still, it means that Mr Disney-Man can get the reward!
I played this a couple times this weekend, and had a blast. I never even touched the old version, as I was still leveling and thought I wouldn't stand a chance.
I found it a tad easy, but as mentioned above, that's probably a good thing while we're grinding for those shards. I understand the appeal Cryptic is going for in limiting it to three weeks, but I wish they'd extend it; I have limited time to play between work and a family, so I doubt I'll get all 14. Still, I'm going to try!

I did have one odd problem, though I don't know if it's a bug in the mission or if the CE has this sort of power; at one point I flew too close and ended up dead, but when I respawned I lost control over my ship. I was able to fly within range, then it just stayed in place and continued rotating in circles. It wouldn't respond to any controls. Fortunately, I could still fire. Smile

What do you think it will look like once the event is over? I'm guessing at least 480 dil, maybe over 1000 each time. I can see this being a convenient "grind stop" for getting dilithium.
Will probably have similar rewards to the Gorn or KDF minefield one.
Interesting to note - when you finish the 14 shard event, you can then turn 1 in for 100 FMs Smile

TacPaddy

(04-26-2013, 01:48 PM)Monty Wrote: [ -> ]Interesting to note - when you finish the 14 shard event, you can then turn 1 in for 100 FMs Smile
Haven't noticed that. Awesome! Thanks for telling us.
I still need 2-3 on each character yet but nice to know you can still use them after you finish
I thought I wouldn't be able to complete it, but looks like I'll come just under the wire. Smile Might even get one extra.

I'm having a heck of a time placing first, though--any suggestions? I'll admit I'm not playing with optimized builds; I'm in the midst of fiddling to see what I like best. I normally play my Ambassador (tetryon boat w one torp fore and aft), or my mirror assault cruiser (plasma, with several torps). Despite one being more "kinetic focused" than the other, they place about the same--usually third, but occasionally second.
I tried my polaron mirror advanced escort, but didn't have much better luck. Any tips would help--that trophy would sure look nice in the Kisa Gotami mess hall!

TacPaddy

I got first place on both my major characters. I used an Atrox / a Mirror Vo'Quv with Fleet Beam Arrays and 2 Scorpion Fighters. Basically I did nothing else then circling the Crystalline Entity and spamming Fighters. Occassionally I used Gravity Well / Tyken's Rfit as well.
(04-27-2013, 01:42 PM)tobiasosir Wrote: [ -> ]I thought I wouldn't be able to complete it, but looks like I'll come just under the wire. Smile Might even get one extra.

I'm having a heck of a time placing first, though--any suggestions? I'll admit I'm not playing with optimized builds; I'm in the midst of fiddling to see what I like best. I normally play my Ambassador (tetryon boat w one torp fore and aft), or my mirror assault cruiser (plasma, with several torps). Despite one being more "kinetic focused" than the other, they place about the same--usually third, but occasionally second.
I tried my polaron mirror advanced escort, but didn't have much better luck. Any tips would help--that trophy would sure look nice in the Kisa Gotami mess hall!
I would definitely not use your Tetryon boat as the CE has no shields so it wont be very effective against it. Or if you do use this ship then focus more on the spawned Tholians then the CE itself so that others have to worry less about them and can focus more on the CE.

TacPaddy

(04-27-2013, 08:45 PM)Blakmage86 Wrote: [ -> ]I would definitely not use your Tetryon boat as the CE has no shields so it wont be very effective against it. Or if you do use this ship then focus more on the spawned Tholians then the CE itself so that others have to worry less about them and can focus more on the CE.
Myth busted. I won first place with my adv. Fleet Tetryon Beam Atrox. The Boss witnessed it and was not very happy about it. LOL
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