4 citations, and where to put them

edited September 20 in Ready Room
From the author who brought to you 3 citations, and where to put them... The input I received from the community during my last post was invaluable, and since I am standing at a crossroads again, I hope to find some useful advice here once more. At the end of the current campaign, I will have one citation and enough honor for three more. Reading back, I am amazed how much my roster has developed since then, and there is hardly any combined skill not dominated by several FF legendaries. I am probably lacking most in SCI (still), DIP and CMD (surprisingly). I have also acquired several of the top voyagers in the past weeks, which makes the decision on where to put my honor not easier. These are the current contenders:
SCI: Surak, Survivalist Kirk and 4/5 Armus are the top combined cards
  • 1/5 Juliana Tainer - #6 Voyager, already 4th best in my current roster. Not particularly thrilled about SCI/MED (cf. Q as God). She'd be the only option significantly advancing my SCI.

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DIP: I live off of strong secondary skills. The top combined are Minuet, and two immortal Guinans; best base is already the 3/5 Professor Sato, in front of Cornwell and Etana Jol, and then purples.
  • 1/5 Mambo Picard - #22 Voyager, SCI as a secondary would be really helpful, and is main cast (with a show coming up).
  • 2/5 Quinn - #15 Voyager, but with a vanilla skill set and less event potential than the other options. However, would save one citation for another project.
  • 1/5 Bridge Officer Nummer One - #14 Voyager, ENG as secondary would be less helpful to me, but the stronger card overall. Continued DSC-event potential?
  • 1/5 Stranded Quark - #13 Voyager, even stronger overall, and with one of the rarest skill sets in the game.

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CMD: Mirror Picard and the Borg Queen have dominated here for years, with Captain Spock mixing it up recently. Here I too live off of strong secondaries, especially from the SEC-crowd. There are also no real citation contenders here, apart from 1/5 Kahless.

Apart from the obvious weak spots, there are several cards that would enhance already strong skill sets, but just might be too good to pass up on. Also, these could be partially spread out instead of concentrating on just one crew.
Other options:
  • 4/5 Q as God - Would become my new top MED base and combined. He would also further enhance my SCI with his secondary.
  • 4/5 High Roller Sisko - It is very hard to not bring the strongest crew in his skill to completion. Although he is in the portal, and I just had to pass on Captain Spock in a begold, since I had already cited him. Has event potential.
  • 4/5 Professor Sato - See Sisko, but filling the DIP gap further, with less event potential.
  • 2/5 Assimilated Hawk - Has earned another star since my last post. SEC base is still not really needed, but #10 Voyager.
  • 1/5 Tactical Officer Neelix - Many posts last time urged me to cite up Warship EMA, which after much deliberation, I decided against. Now, Neelix would have the advantage of not yet being in the portal, and being the stronger Voyager (#8) in total terms, even though with a less valuable tertiary DIP instead of CMD.
  • 1/5 Wrathful Kirk - #20 Voyager with ridiculous combined SEC and main cast. My other Kirks and CMD and SCI based.
  • 1/5 Amanda Rogers and Loken - Not particularly strong voyagers, nor event potential, but with a rare skill set. Although that is increasingly less needed with the Caretaker and Indulgent Seven immortalized.
  • 4/5 Captain Lorian; 3/5 Delta Flyer Paris - honorable mentions

Currently, I am struggling between three options: Citing Tainer all the way for raw voyage potential and SCI depth. Citing Quark all the way for the same reasons, but in DIP, plus the rare skill set. Or citing Q, Sisko and Sato for the highest overall impact on my roster. Any input is greatly appreciated!

Comments

  • IronagedaveIronagedave ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 20
    Tainer is one of the best SCI/MED combined total score - that being said Q'od is decent enough and cheaper and is also not in portal.
    I missed out on the EMA but secured Neelix, and I have cited him up no regrets whatsoever, I am now working on the EMA who dropped a few weeks back.
    My opinion is that any mix of MED is probably best on the citation list because it's the least represented.

    So I'd probably say Tactical Neelix and Q'od

    Then I would go with event potentials like HR Sisko, W Kirk, P Sato,
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  • Dirk GundersonDirk Gunderson ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hmm...were I faced with the same crew choices I would probably put the final star on Qod, then boost Juliana Tainer with the other citations. There is certainly something to be said for Stranded Quark, Neelix, and even Hawk, but with SCI being a weakness I would focus on SCI heavy hitters first. If you’re worried about events, Mambo Picard would be a good one instead of Tainer.

    On my crew, even though I have Qod and The Keeper immortal I still have Juliana Tainer just a few names down from the top on my citation priority list. I also finished BO#1 not all that long ago, because DIP/ENG was pretty weak after GN Rom and Etana Jol (it still kind of is, so Interfaced La Forge is just behind Tainer on the cite list). I’ll also say that you can’t have too many ENG/MED specialists. I also got Loken and had him near the top of the cute list even with Leonardo, Banjoman, and White Rabbit all immortal...he got bumped down after that surprise drop of Imprinted Archer, of course, but he’s got better ENG/MED potential than Amanda Rogers (although her SCI is better) and I probably won’t be truly happy until I can fill six voyage seats with ENG/MED crew.
  • If you decided against citing EMA Doc, I would not suggest investing anything in Sato, HR Sisko, or other event crew with high bases because the only reason I can think of not to cite EMA is that you'd rather focus very aggressively on voyages. If that's your preference by all means stick to it. :smile:

    That being said, if you cited both EMA and tactical neelix that would be a very large boost to MED/SEC voyages. Mine are pretty consistently over 10 hours largely because of them. QoD to me is a no brainer, MED/SCI is very uncommon and helps put him in a sci seat in other med voyages to push them over 10 hours.

    Tainer is a fantastic choice to boost sci voyage time. The missing information here is which voyage skill combos have you already got over 10 hours? Are you choosing SCI to round out a voyage to 9.5 hours instead of pushing a strong one over 10 hours? personally my preference right now is targeting my strongest voyages over 10 hours instead of a balanced crew.
  • RaraRacingRaraRacing ✭✭✭✭
    Citation #1
    - I would put the first citation on Q as God for sure. A solid crew, pretty decent numbers across his skills and will be useful on most days as either a voyager or shuttle seat warmer.

    Citation #2
    - Stranded Quark ... he's at the #1 spot of my list of crew to insta-pick in a behold, no questions asked. Now, just how many citations you want to add to him is up to you, but I'd make him my "focus project" for sure.

    Citation #3+
    - Maybe Captain Lorian for Jury Rigger collection (if you don't already have it) ... he looks pretty decent (don't have him) and only requires one more star to complete ... he'd be great for Vulcan events and has a pretty good ENG base.
    "Might get him in a future behold bla bla bla" is what you said last time ... a few months on and he's still 4/5 ... if he does pop up in a behold your choice is easier, pick one of the other two.

    SCI
    SCI was the second skill I worked on to cite up someone and went with Honey Bare and Away Team Saru ... I have to say, Saru is a bit of a sleeper and is sure to be of use during event weekends in the future. I'd be a tad hesitant to add citations to Tainer if I just immortalised Q, even though she looks awesome ... so ...

    If you have that same feeling, I'd be on the lookout for other SCI options in future beholds ... which SCI combos are you having problems with and in what SCI areas do you want to strengthen? Once you know that the likes of Away Team Saru, Da Vinci (Mirror Stamets) or Owosekun (maybe Science Officer Spock) ... wait ... you have Da Vinci (at 1/5 at least) ...

    Others
    - Tactical Officer Neelix ... a solid option ... on my personal list he falls right behind Da Vinci and Pollard.
  • Great input, I wish I could awesome some of these posts twice!
    The missing information here is which voyage skill combos have you already got over 10 hours? Are you choosing SCI to round out a voyage to 9.5 hours instead of pushing a strong one over 10 hours? personally my preference right now is targeting my strongest voyages over 10 hours instead of a balanced crew.

    The only combinations that worked for me so far were SEC based (CMD and DIP). I have several other combinations that could work, with ~12.500 in primary and secondary, but not without sacrificing tertiaries and relying too heavily on RNG. Apart from SCI/CMD, many ENG/x and MED/DIP, almost all combinations could use a boost.
    RaraRacing wrote: »
    - Maybe Captain Lorian for Jury Rigger collection (if you don't already have it) ... he looks pretty decent (don't have him) and only requires one more star to complete ... he'd be great for Vulcan events and has a pretty good ENG base.
    "Might get him in a future behold bla bla bla" is what you said last time ... a few months on and he's still 4/5 ... if he does pop up in a behold your choice is easier, pick one of the other two.

    Fair point :smile: He has been great even at 4/5, but has since been eclipsed by Year of Hell Janeway, with the same skill set. ENG is actually a strong suit in my roster, so he has slipped down the citation queue. Maybe a contender for the fourth citation, if I decide to go with the immortalization spree. Jury Rigger is still 5 cards off.
    RaraRacing wrote: »
    which SCI combos are you having problems with and in what SCI areas do you want to strengthen? Once you know that the likes of Away Team Saru, Da Vinci (Mirror Stamets) or Owosekun (maybe Science Officer Spock) ... wait ... you have Da Vinci (at 1/5 at least) ...

    I do have Disco Spock, and I considered him too, for a while. But SCI/CMD is surprisingly well covered (Captain Spock, Chaotica, Armus, for instance). SCI and MED/SEC/DIP could probably use more of a lift.
  • Cite 1: Sato to finish
    Cite 2: Surak to finish
    These two hit all your weaker skills.

    Save one cite to see who the next mega legendary will be.

    (Don't cite Armus - just keep playing gauntlet.)

    Check back here after next mega is announced. Good luck!
  • Banjo1012Banjo1012 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would go with Sisko, Q as God, then two on Neelix and then work on the other two stars for Neelix from there. He’s great. I have three of them immortalized. Last event, which I would say I sent out 8-11 shuttles each run, all three of them were on SEC shuttles the whole time. Right behind High Roller Sisko of course.
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