25% off Specialty Pack

25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.
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  • Now that they have done this once, we are going to expect it on all Tuesday Packs, not just the garbage ones...
  • They only seem to do this on packs with mostly meh offerings.
  • YateballYateball ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the ENG and SEC stats, but damn, those 4* stink... can't risk it even at the discount
  • cmdrworfcmdrworf ✭✭✭
    All the 4* are FFE. Pass. :neutral:
  • It figures that the pack of all women would be the one sold at a discount. Take some time on Thursday to talk that over with Admiral Riker, DB.

    Yeah... Pretty much...

    Smooth DB...
  • AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    Also, I challenge the assertion that all three of the 4*s in this assortment are useless. Profitable Ishka and Victorian Pulaski are among the top base DIP 4*'s. Hell, I've got Pulaski out on a shuttle right now. For players whose crews are largely comprised of 1/5's and 4/4's, they're both worth considering. I wouldn't go so far as to call either of them must-haves, but I do balk at the characterization of them as four-day old shrimp.

    Agreed. Pulaski has kept her place on my crew. She's one of the best 4* in the game. I happen to have all 4* FF so the pack is a pass for me, but it's a solid mix.
  • Dirk GundersonDirk Gunderson ✭✭✭✭✭
    Also, I challenge the assertion that all three of the 4*s in this assortment are useless. Profitable Ishka and Victorian Pulaski are among the top base DIP 4*'s. Hell, I've got Pulaski out on a shuttle right now. For players whose crews are largely comprised of 1/5's and 4/4's, they're both worth considering. I wouldn't go so far as to call either of them must-haves, but I do balk at the characterization of them as four-day old shrimp.

    I have a lot of decent DIP crew, including legendaries above 1/5*, and Victorian Pulaski is still one of my #1 shuttle diplomats. I’d highly recommend this pack to anyone who doesn’t yet have the 4* crew immortalized.
  • EtienneEtienne ✭✭✭
    I did one draw on a whim and got a second star for my Maid Marian/Vash .... so it's all good :)
  • I bit. Got my 4th star for Moogie so no complaints here. Even better that it was at a discount.
  • ByloBandByloBand ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure what offer I'm waiting for ( ;) ) but this one was not it.
    Rather than take up real estate on The Bridge with my random game thoughts, I've started doing log entries in the Starport recruitment thread in Fleet Central.
  • Jim SteeleJim Steele ✭✭✭✭✭
    I took a punt on this, both Pulaski and Moogie needed stars, I ended up with Irina go figure; RNDesus can be odd. Ah well another 5* to add to the leveling pile.

    Jim
    DB: Do Better
  • CloneClone ✭✭✭
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Who would you consider a better 4* crew member than Victorian Pulaski?
  • Get Ishka in mine who I already had FF, but lucked out and got a BeGold and picked up a Gangster Spock.
  • Dirk GundersonDirk Gunderson ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30
    Viscous wrote: »
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Who would you consider a better 4* crew member than Victorian Pulaski?

    I know who I would recommend (Shras, Robin Hood, and Mirror Jadzia), but they’re not so much better as to make Victorian Pulaski look like four-day-old shrimp by comparison other than for people in the Two-Skilled Crew Are Awful By Default crowd. :)
  • NS111111NS111111 ✭✭✭
    Went for a couple after Ishka to FF, didn't get that but got a rare behold with TWO useful options (almost never get anything from a 4* behold) - chose Malik over Kurn to complete the Augment collection.
  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    Viscous wrote: »
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Who would you consider a better 4* crew member than Victorian Pulaski?

    I know who I would recommend (Shras, Robin Hood, and Mirror Jadzia), but they’re not so much better as to make Victorian Pulaski look like four-day-old shrimp by comparison other than for people in the Two-Skilled Crew Are Awful By Default crowd. :)

    Two of your three suggested replacements are "interesting" for an all-female pack.
    Remember that time Scott vented on the Forums?!?!?
  • Dirk GundersonDirk Gunderson ✭✭✭✭✭
    Viscous wrote: »
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Who would you consider a better 4* crew member than Victorian Pulaski?

    I know who I would recommend (Shras, Robin Hood, and Mirror Jadzia), but they’re not so much better as to make Victorian Pulaski look like four-day-old shrimp by comparison other than for people in the Two-Skilled Crew Are Awful By Default crowd. :)

    Two of your three suggested replacements are "interesting" for an all-female pack.

    I was thinking only of 4* crew that would be universally considered as more powerful than Victorian Pulaski, regardless of gender. The fact that Mirror Jadzia is the only female 4* that is demonstrably more powerful than Victorian Pulaski (though upon further reflection I would give a nod to Wedding T’Pol as well) only further hammers home the silliness of the original argument that Victorian Pulaski is a weak 4*.
  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30
    Viscous wrote: »
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Who would you consider a better 4* crew member than Victorian Pulaski?

    I know who I would recommend (Shras, Robin Hood, and Mirror Jadzia), but they’re not so much better as to make Victorian Pulaski look like four-day-old shrimp by comparison other than for people in the Two-Skilled Crew Are Awful By Default crowd. :)

    Two of your three suggested replacements are "interesting" for an all-female pack.

    I was thinking only of 4* crew that would be universally considered as more powerful than Victorian Pulaski, regardless of gender. The fact that Mirror Jadzia is the only female 4* that is demonstrably more powerful than Victorian Pulaski (though upon further reflection I would give a nod to Wedding T’Pol as well) only further hammers home the silliness of the original argument that Victorian Pulaski is a weak 4*.

    I looked to see if I had her sitting at Level 20 with one star after we started discussing her. Mine is FF at 70, 2/4 equipped. Now I need to start leveling her, I guess.
    Remember that time Scott vented on the Forums?!?!?
  • I decided to bite the bullet and give this pack a try, even though all the 4's are already FF. I tend to let my optimism from other people's success get the better of me.

    I got one FF duplicate 4*, and two FF 4* beholds.

    Wasted my dilithium again.
  • Dirk GundersonDirk Gunderson ✭✭✭✭✭
    Viscous wrote: »
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Who would you consider a better 4* crew member than Victorian Pulaski?

    I know who I would recommend (Shras, Robin Hood, and Mirror Jadzia), but they’re not so much better as to make Victorian Pulaski look like four-day-old shrimp by comparison other than for people in the Two-Skilled Crew Are Awful By Default crowd. :)

    Two of your three suggested replacements are "interesting" for an all-female pack.

    I was thinking only of 4* crew that would be universally considered as more powerful than Victorian Pulaski, regardless of gender. The fact that Mirror Jadzia is the only female 4* that is demonstrably more powerful than Victorian Pulaski (though upon further reflection I would give a nod to Wedding T’Pol as well) only further hammers home the silliness of the original argument that Victorian Pulaski is a weak 4*.

    I looked to see if I had her sitting at Level 20 with one star after we started discussing her. Mine is FF at 70, 2/4 equipped. Now I need to start leveling her, I guess.

    She really is great. There aren’t many DIP/MED shuttle slots out there but she handles DIP-only slots quite well. Mintakan Troi is another one, though her DIP isn’t quite as high.
  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    Viscous wrote: »
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Who would you consider a better 4* crew member than Victorian Pulaski?

    I know who I would recommend (Shras, Robin Hood, and Mirror Jadzia), but they’re not so much better as to make Victorian Pulaski look like four-day-old shrimp by comparison other than for people in the Two-Skilled Crew Are Awful By Default crowd. :)

    Two of your three suggested replacements are "interesting" for an all-female pack.

    I was thinking only of 4* crew that would be universally considered as more powerful than Victorian Pulaski, regardless of gender. The fact that Mirror Jadzia is the only female 4* that is demonstrably more powerful than Victorian Pulaski (though upon further reflection I would give a nod to Wedding T’Pol as well) only further hammers home the silliness of the original argument that Victorian Pulaski is a weak 4*.

    I looked to see if I had her sitting at Level 20 with one star after we started discussing her. Mine is FF at 70, 2/4 equipped. Now I need to start leveling her, I guess.

    She really is great. There aren’t many DIP/MED shuttle slots out there but she handles DIP-only slots quite well. Mintakan Troi is another one, though her DIP isn’t quite as high.

    I got her FF, too. Got a drop on Voyage yesterdy and she was already FF.
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  • 25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Are we talking 4 day old gas station shrimp? That is next level sadness. lol

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  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Are we talking 4 day old gas station shrimp? That is next level sadness. lol

    But, if you eat them, the worms that build an empire in your stomach might make you supersmart..........
    Remember that time Scott vented on the Forums?!?!?
  • 25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Are we talking 4 day old gas station shrimp? That is next level sadness. lol

    But, if you eat them, the worms that build an empire in your stomach might make you supersmart..........

    I think we just crossed over into Stargate territory...
  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    25% off the Specialty Pack is nice an all, but considering the 4* crew in there, it's like selling four-day old shrimp at a discount next to one-day old steak... Not even sure that makes sense to me...

    Better 4* crew, who are widely useful, would be a better approach... Or, include 4* crew who were recent event crew who were 3/4 copies in threshold rewards... That'd goose pack spending more than old, non-event useful, crew.

    Are we talking 4 day old gas station shrimp? That is next level sadness. lol

    But, if you eat them, the worms that build an empire in your stomach might make you supersmart..........

    I think we just crossed over into Stargate territory...

    Futurama, actually.
    Remember that time Scott vented on the Forums?!?!?
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