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Apologies if there is an existing thread for this, couldn't obviously see one.

After watching the walkthrough vid, I noticed that there are options to unlock up to 5 chroniton containers for dilithium.
However, it was also mentioned that the missions would work on a weekly reset.

Can you please clarify whether if the 4th/5th containers are unlocked with dilithium, then they are permanently unlocked or will this also reset back to 3 at the start of the weekly cycle?
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    DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aldude wrote: »
    Apologies if there is an existing thread for this, couldn't obviously see one.

    After watching the walkthrough vid, I noticed that there are options to unlock up to 5 chroniton containers for dilithium.
    However, it was also mentioned that the missions would work on a weekly reset.

    Can you please clarify whether if the 4th/5th containers are unlocked with dilithium, then they are permanently unlocked or will this also reset back to 3 at the start of the weekly cycle?

    I do not remember Ben specifying. Hopefully, since it costs Dilithium, it will be like the extra Shuttles.
    What if I told you not every single nit needs to be picked literally to death?
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    Warrior WilloWarrior Willo ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aldude wrote: »
    Apologies if there is an existing thread for this, couldn't obviously see one.

    After watching the walkthrough vid, I noticed that there are options to unlock up to 5 chroniton containers for dilithium.
    However, it was also mentioned that the missions would work on a weekly reset.

    Can you please clarify whether if the 4th/5th containers are unlocked with dilithium, then they are permanently unlocked or will this also reset back to 3 at the start of the weekly cycle?

    I do not remember Ben specifying. Hopefully, since it costs Dilithium, it will be like the extra Shuttles.

    I seemed to recall it being mentioned as a once off cost.
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    AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    One issue that occurred to me, we probably can't use crew that are on voyages. So the best strongest crew we'd want to run will be blocked out because they're on a voyage. And then the crew that are getting upgraded and have boosts won't be able to take advantage of those boosts for voyages because we'll need to keep them available for continuum missions.
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    AviTrek wrote: »
    One issue that occurred to me, we probably can't use crew that are on voyages. So the best strongest crew we'd want to run will be blocked out because they're on a voyage. And then the crew that are getting upgraded and have boosts won't be able to take advantage of those boosts for voyages because we'll need to keep them available for continuum missions.

    I'm curious about this too - same for crew on shuttles I imagine. I suppose if the continuum missions are only generated weekly then once you've seen it at the start of the week you can plan out what crew aren't available for voyages/shuttles for that week.
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    AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    AviTrek wrote: »
    One issue that occurred to me, we probably can't use crew that are on voyages. So the best strongest crew we'd want to run will be blocked out because they're on a voyage. And then the crew that are getting upgraded and have boosts won't be able to take advantage of those boosts for voyages because we'll need to keep them available for continuum missions.

    I'm curious about this too - same for crew on shuttles I imagine. I suppose if the continuum missions are only generated weekly then once you've seen it at the start of the week you can plan out what crew aren't available for voyages/shuttles for that week.

    Except now those temporary boosts are only useful for continuum missions. Even if technically they apply elsewhere you won't be using those crew for shuttles/voyages because that will lock them out of continuum missions.
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    AviTrek wrote: »
    AviTrek wrote: »
    One issue that occurred to me, we probably can't use crew that are on voyages. So the best strongest crew we'd want to run will be blocked out because they're on a voyage. And then the crew that are getting upgraded and have boosts won't be able to take advantage of those boosts for voyages because we'll need to keep them available for continuum missions.

    I'm curious about this too - same for crew on shuttles I imagine. I suppose if the continuum missions are only generated weekly then once you've seen it at the start of the week you can plan out what crew aren't available for voyages/shuttles for that week.

    Except now those temporary boosts are only useful for continuum missions. Even if technically they apply elsewhere you won't be using those crew for shuttles/voyages because that will lock them out of continuum missions.

    Maybe we're talking past each other here? I agree it seems you'd have to pick where you want your quipped crew because they'll be effectively dedicated to continuum mission, voyage, or event.
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    DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    Confirming Voyage/Shuttle Crew locked out......


    What if I told you not every single nit needs to be picked literally to death?
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    also frozen crew need to be thawed. I thought they would be usable, but only active FF/FE are available. guess roster management will play a part too.
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    DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    also frozen crew need to be thawed. I thought they would be usable, but only active FF/FE are available. guess roster management will play a part too.

    Yeah. Limiting how many active Crew we can have, while requiring more active Crew for another task, is kind of irritating.

    What if I told you not every single nit needs to be picked literally to death?
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    I am confused. The boost is temporary so why do I care? Is there Quipment that increases proficiency? If not, then the only advantage is I can probably hit natural 14 hour voyages but it's not as if this will help me for daily shuttles, and even for events, it would only maybe help in galaxy events.

    I guess I am just knowing seeing what the appeal is. Am I missing something?
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    AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am confused. The boost is temporary so why do I care? Is there Quipment that increases proficiency? If not, then the only advantage is I can probably hit natural 14 hour voyages but it's not as if this will help me for daily shuttles, and even for events, it would only maybe help in galaxy events.

    I guess I am just knowing seeing what the appeal is. Am I missing something?

    There is quipment that adds proficiency so it could help on gauntlet. But everything is temporary. So yes, the appeal is limited. There are the rewards for completing everything. But I feel like it's missing the permanent boosts or unique crew that made FBB appealing initially.
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    Mirror CartmanMirror Cartman ✭✭✭✭✭
    AviTrek wrote: »
    One issue that occurred to me, we probably can't use crew that are on voyages. So the best strongest crew we'd want to run will be blocked out because they're on a voyage. And then the crew that are getting upgraded and have boosts won't be able to take advantage of those boosts for voyages because we'll need to keep them available for continuum missions.

    One solution is to time it once a day or so, when your voyage and shuttles are back, and you have some free time.

    The other is that the best voyage crew won't necessarily be the best continuum crew. I can see some single or duel skill crew being very useful here. Demo Man Scotty, Technician Uhura, Dr. 'Bones' McCoy, Captain Tribble. The third skill on three skill crew will not be worth much. Ideal voyage crew and continuum will be different.

    The only issue is that you will need to use the crew that you want to unlock slots for, but this will initially be your continuum crew.

    I can see event crew might be a priority as well, but they might just be a couple an event.

    Now seems like the time to buy Captain Tribble.
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    Mirror CartmanMirror Cartman ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would suggest concentrating on a core 4-6 crew initially to cover the six skills. Once they have maxed slots, use them to move onto other crew.

    That is, unless there are trait locked nodes, which I have not seen yet.
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    I am confused, the nodes reset every day? I'm supposed to complete all the way up each day?
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    AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am confused, the nodes reset every day? I'm supposed to complete all the way up each day?

    It's supposed to only reset once a week. But this release has been super buggy. Whether the reset was intentional on their part to fix bugs or just another bug who knows.
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    Oh, ok, that makes more sense (if correct). Seemed kind of crazy to get to epic each day.
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    Capt. Joseph MuddCapt. Joseph Mudd ✭✭✭
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    The whole thing seems annoying and pointless. Why work for upgrades that aren’t going to stick? I also think most of us can agree the new crew view is bugger all.
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    I originally jumped in, thinking this would something new and fun to try, but between the program glitches, lost chronotons and dilithium, and overall complexity of the mission handling versus the rewards given, I'm stepping back until this gets cleaned up better.
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    I originally jumped in, thinking this would something new and fun to try, but between the program glitches, lost chronotons and dilithium, and overall complexity of the mission handling versus the rewards given, I'm stepping back until this gets cleaned up better.

    I still sort of like the idea despite all the resources that I have lost due to being locked out of the game and the numerous bugs. I have made it almost to the the last one on Elite, I stuck on ENG on the 3rd mission for now. I need to open up another slot for Scotty.

    I don't expect to be able to do the epics on the first one... I am just going to work on opening up more guys with the free containers and shoot for a better go at it next time.

    I am assuming once you unlock a boost slot on a guy that they stay open?
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    AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    Etienne wrote: »
    I originally jumped in, thinking this would something new and fun to try, but between the program glitches, lost chronotons and dilithium, and overall complexity of the mission handling versus the rewards given, I'm stepping back until this gets cleaned up better.

    I still sort of like the idea despite all the resources that I have lost due to being locked out of the game and the numerous bugs. I have made it almost to the the last one on Elite, I stuck on ENG on the 3rd mission for now. I need to open up another slot for Scotty.

    I don't expect to be able to do the epics on the first one... I am just going to work on opening up more guys with the free containers and shoot for a better go at it next time.

    I am assuming once you unlock a boost slot on a guy that they stay open?

    I believe so. Expecting players to re-level crew every week will be too much.

    One other suggestion, instead of working on opening up the first two slots on more crew, focus on getting 3 slots open for your best crew for each skill. By the end of epic you will need 3 quipment to crit the node. So you want to have those slots available before you start using qp on other crew and end up stuck with 2-3 crew who all cant clear epic.
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    I believe so. Expecting players to re-level crew every week will be too much.

    One other suggestion, instead of working on opening up the first two slots on more crew, focus on getting 3 slots open for your best crew for each skill. By the end of epic you will need 3 quipment to crit the node. So you want to have those slots available before you start using qp on other crew and end up stuck with 2-3 crew who all cant clear epic.

    Yes, working on my best guys is the plan esp. since we don't know what traits we will need for the next round. I used cartoon Tom Paris for his hero trait this time but I do have better command guys. I didn't use my McCoy at all and he need to be opened up too. I suppose that we will all get there in time :)

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    Mirror CartmanMirror Cartman ✭✭✭✭✭
    Worth remembering that there is trait specific Quipment. Unlocking a physician or jury rigger will be slightly better than a crew without a matching trait.

    As I Implied above, for normal, Tribble Captain is better for command than any other crew with one matching trait.

    The same for Demo Man Scotty, and Dr 'Bones' McCoy for their respective skills.



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    AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    AviTrek wrote: »
    Etienne wrote: »
    I originally jumped in, thinking this would something new and fun to try, but between the program glitches, lost chronotons and dilithium, and overall complexity of the mission handling versus the rewards given, I'm stepping back until this gets cleaned up better.

    I still sort of like the idea despite all the resources that I have lost due to being locked out of the game and the numerous bugs. I have made it almost to the the last one on Elite, I stuck on ENG on the 3rd mission for now. I need to open up another slot for Scotty.

    I don't expect to be able to do the epics on the first one... I am just going to work on opening up more guys with the free containers and shoot for a better go at it next time.

    I am assuming once you unlock a boost slot on a guy that they stay open?

    I believe so. Expecting players to re-level crew every week will be too much.

    One other suggestion, instead of working on opening up the first two slots on more crew, focus on getting 3 slots open for your best crew for each skill. By the end of epic you will need 3 quipment to crit the node. So you want to have those slots available before you start using qp on other crew and end up stuck with 2-3 crew who all cant clear epic.

    As I suggested in another thread, the unlocking requirement just adds so much extra complexity and weight to this feature. It really feels like jumping through 10 hoops for peanuts, and I don't understand what it adds other than frustrating complexity.

    This feature would be ok if we could 1) Actually use the crew that we are leveling by allowing them to be available for shuttles/voyages 2) Not have to run around trying to guess what crew to use.

    example: I get to mission 4 clearing normal easily. I come back around to elite and find that in order to clear it, I need to use Picard and number one for Sci Pri/trait matches. Expect he's been frozen, so I unfreeze him, except i Still need to add a 250 boost to crit the node. I can't apply to the boost because the slots not available. So now I need to start running missions with him on the side, not contributing since the only reason I used him was for the trait match on one node. Then I can clear elite, but now for epic, I need another piece of quipment, but Picard is locked, so now, I am supposed to put him on another 4 missions to unlock another slot to then spend gear to build more quipment to put on him in the slot to clear ONE NODE. Oh, this whole time I can't even use the boost on shuttles/voyages since he would be locked out of continuum missions. How is this good design?





    The voyage lock is really aggravating. I think it was copied from normal missions. But for elderly players, when we were training crew by running missions, voyages didn't even exist. So this balance really needs to be reworked.
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    IvanstoneIvanstone ✭✭✭✭✭
    AviTrek wrote: »
    Etienne wrote: »
    I originally jumped in, thinking this would something new and fun to try, but between the program glitches, lost chronotons and dilithium, and overall complexity of the mission handling versus the rewards given, I'm stepping back until this gets cleaned up better.

    I still sort of like the idea despite all the resources that I have lost due to being locked out of the game and the numerous bugs. I have made it almost to the the last one on Elite, I stuck on ENG on the 3rd mission for now. I need to open up another slot for Scotty.

    I don't expect to be able to do the epics on the first one... I am just going to work on opening up more guys with the free containers and shoot for a better go at it next time.

    I am assuming once you unlock a boost slot on a guy that they stay open?

    I believe so. Expecting players to re-level crew every week will be too much.

    One other suggestion, instead of working on opening up the first two slots on more crew, focus on getting 3 slots open for your best crew for each skill. By the end of epic you will need 3 quipment to crit the node. So you want to have those slots available before you start using qp on other crew and end up stuck with 2-3 crew who all cant clear epic.

    As I suggested in another thread, the unlocking requirement just adds so much extra complexity and weight to this feature. It really feels like jumping through 10 hoops for peanuts, and I don't understand what it adds other than frustrating complexity.

    FBB did a decent job of refurbishing an old game element(ship battles). It’s a decent way to farm honour and has some good crew rewards. It’s not flawless but can be interesting sometimes.

    Now it’s time to add a fresh coat of paint to Away Missions. So far it’s a miss. At minimum you need to be able add Quipment within the Continuum interface itself. It’s also cluttered without being informative.

    Once I get some crew decently levelled I’ll probably farm the Quantum every week but it’s just some button pushing. FBB at least triggers the snake brain every time you hit 50M damage or you see a bonkers combo chain (not an original feature but made it funner).

    VIP 13 - 310 Crew Slots - 1055 Immortals
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    Seems Qwipment MIGHT be useful in a faction; check out Share's SECn6htc8cob1pd.png
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    Seems Qwipment MIGHT be useful in a faction; check out Share's SECn6htc8cob1pd.png
    Nice ÷ Mercz :)
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