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Garak911
05-31-2017, 11:20 PM
Hi fellow Trek Fans!
Hope you all are having fun with this awesome game.

I just completed the Kobayashi Maru scenario with a random group, trying to get the related trophy.
We got 138 people rescued on our second try.

So i wonder what score a really dedicated group might be able to achieve.
But remember, if you want to brag about a ridiculously high score:
Picīs or it didnīt happen!

Leaderboard:


Riley207 222
Captain_Summers 216
Dj_DTM 204
timberwolf55 162
RedSpid3r 150
Rubber_duk 146

falling_link
06-01-2017, 01:36 AM
was your captain falling_link aka me!

;)

KDLGates
06-01-2017, 06:47 AM
Woah! 138 is impressive.

I think this thread means that you are morally obligated to write us a strategy post detailing your approach to the mission.

Quack_Jack
06-01-2017, 07:19 AM
I had a really good run with a newbie crew yesterday. I was manning tactical and have a fair amount of XP (LT. CM Rank) so I was able to handle transport and fighting. But the others did really well. We didn't get anywhere close to 138 but it was the best run I've had so far.

You are right. We should have a Leaderboard.

Garak911
06-01-2017, 09:32 PM
yay falling_link, Hi!

KDLGates
Yes, being moral and sharing his secrets are things Garak just loves to do! :)

I played the Kobayashi Maru only three times so far, so i need to familiarize myself a little bit more with the test to get a complete strategy.

Our basic approach for the 138 run was like follows:
Stick as close as possible to the Kobayashi Maru to keep the lock on time low.
At the same time try to out maneuver the Klingon ships, staying behind them as much as possible.
Keep the Shields down almost all the time and permanently beam people aboard.
Disrupt enemy weapons per system intrusion to minimize their damage output.

I got a few thoughts on how performance might be enhanced further, so if some good players here are up for it we could try to set up a game.
With a dedicated group where everybody is very familiar with the game i reckon we could get a pretty good score.
My psn id is Garak911 if someone wants to add me.

RedSpid3r
06-01-2017, 11:55 PM
150 is our highest, so far.

Screenshot
https://twitter.com/RedSpoder/status/870404736096317440

falling_link
06-02-2017, 02:28 AM
Unfortunately I don't think it was with you that I flew with Garak911, but our tactics were almost the same. Also helps if you have a crew that knows what they are doing as I reattempted the challenge with another crew, but because the new crew didn't quite have their roles fully understood it failed quickly.

Quack_Jack
06-02-2017, 10:15 AM
Had a good run yesterday, while we kept close to the Maru though we could disrupted the weapons more, tactical didn't have much experience that's why we did the maru in the first place, but that being said, it was my best run so far and got close to 100.

Garak911
06-02-2017, 10:43 AM
Impressive RedSpid3r, thats a good score. Nice work!

KDLGates
06-02-2017, 04:43 PM
Open questions:

* Might it be worth it disrupting shields instead of weapons? Some of my attempts the Kobayashi died quickly. I don't know if it's optimal to keep weapons off or to keep the lifetime of the hostiles down.

* Is it ever worth it to lock on phasers to subsystems? It seems like the time to disable weapons "feels" very close to the time to destroy the hull with normal fire.

* Is the fail state essentially always going to be when the spawn rate of enemy vessels grows too high to prevent uneven engagements and force shields?

* Is there any optimal approach for the Engineer to perform routings based on particular states of combat?

Rubbur_Duk
06-02-2017, 11:18 PM
* Is there any optimal approach for the Engineer to perform routings based on particular states of combat?

I just ran Kobayashi engineer for a few hours (our record was 146, about three or four different times. Never could crack 150), and this was my approach:

When there are no shields (90% of the time in this mode), keep five pips in phasers and 4 in engines. As soon as enemies enter the system, reroute all shield power to engines and all engine power to phasers for maximum phaser distance, and 4000 power in engines. When the nodes are about halfway to failing, redistribute all power evenly with the switch, and then manually move back over those that aren't near 50% and let those that are cool down. When all enemies of a wave are cleared, redistribute all power and cool down until the next wave. When shields are up, keep 1 pip in engines and redistribute all other engine power to shields whenever torpedoes are on the way, otherwise keep them in phasers.

Good luck, all!

timberwolf55
06-03-2017, 12:03 AM
150 is our highest, so far.

Screenshot
https://twitter.com/RedSpoder/status/870404736096317440


Beat your 150 survivors with my 162 survivors :)

https://s18.postimg.org/fsd49n6wl/Full_Size_Render.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/fsd49n6wl/)

I was orchestrating from tactical. I was calling out which targets that we needed the phaser arc on. Also periodically yelling at the engineer for more power to phasers and telling helm to get behind enemy ships so that they could'nt fire phasers at us.

One of our strategies was build up phaser bank power, disrupt the enemy shields, release an entire phaser bank and destroy the enemy ships before they could get shots off. With war birds we would periodically disrupt their weapons, get underneath or behind them (they are slow), and then destroy them.

Cheers.

Ensign_Don
06-03-2017, 08:35 PM
Beat your 150 survivors with my 162 survivors :)

https://s18.postimg.org/fsd49n6wl/Full_Size_Render.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/fsd49n6wl/)

I was orchestrating from tactical. I was calling out which targets that we needed the phaser arc on. Also periodically yelling at the engineer for more power to phasers and telling helm to get behind enemy ships so that they could'nt fire phasers at us.

One of our strategies was build up phaser bank power, disrupt the enemy shields, release an entire phaser bank and destroy the enemy ships before they could get shots off. With war birds we would periodically disrupt their weapons, get underneath or behind them (they are slow), and then destroy them.

Cheers.

0% Hull... means your number does not count as you don't not manage to warp them out! They all died together with you and your crew!

Saving tham means you warp them out of the neutral zone... not exploding in a ball of fire... :)

stealur
06-04-2017, 03:14 AM
0% Hull... means your number does not count as you don't not manage to warp them out! They all died together with you and your crew!

Saving tham means you warp them out of the neutral zone... not exploding in a ball of fire... :)

^ He's not wrong you know...

You only get the achievement if you warp out.

BloodMan007
06-05-2017, 02:30 AM
^ He's not wrong you know...

You only get the achievement if you warp out.



We got 120 and I did get the achievement, but we didn't make it out... although we did have a PSVR crewmate and he said he did not get it...

Here is the video. We had a pretty solid strategy, just needed a little more practice...

https://youtu.be/c1dZWPnDlWQ

CaptJamesT.Kirk
06-05-2017, 04:34 AM
A friend and I just unlocked the achievement on PS4 with 126. It was just two of us so I thought it was pretty good since we had we had the worlds worst helmsman, Ensign Rao at the helm...

Once I finish everything on PS4 I get to do it all over again on Oculus. Game is so much fun.

Garak911
06-05-2017, 08:00 AM
You get the trophy even if you do not get out.
In story context, yeah, you obviously donīt save them if you get destroyed.
For leaderboard purposes tho, i would say this counts.

Current Leaderboard:

1. timberwolf55 162
2. RedSpid3r 150
3. Rubber_Duk 146 (not 144?)

AceSoloMcCloud
06-05-2017, 08:23 AM
Single player attempts I got 48 max, with a good crew and a basic understanding of our stations and a somewhat plan of action, we were able to get 150 rescued. Usually when I play the Maru is eventually destroyed, this immediately halts the simulation, so presumably the Aegis survived and warped out.

SPock1066
06-05-2017, 06:55 PM
carried out a few times

Had a few 134 and lower scores of 60 a few times But best so far was 168 and 162

To be honest i think it can be luck as well as a good team all knowing what to do as each time it can be a bit diffent with varying results

Best approach i found so far

1 Arm torpedoes before going in to section 10
2 Go in steath mode take a only mines in front with torps and shelids down
3 Get as close as you can use your ship to block fire to Kobayashi Maru basically circle the little girl usiemg envasive manoeuvers (make your ship go up down )staying with in 1KM Never sit still keep moving try to watch out for there attack runs behind you
4 Never use sheilds
5 Use phasers at right time and let them recharge for maxum effect
5a Take down thier weapons seams to work best watch out for flanking warbirds scan and take out Weps before the warbirds in front of you
6 badly damage warbird try not to kill it take out sub weapons seams to slow down respawn rate or take out engines when facing away from you and Kobayashi
7 by this point you will be badly damged use the Kobayashi to block in comming fire for the last few transports
8 Remember your torpedoes and phasesr can hit the Kobayashi dont know if they damage her but you wont hit your taget
9 enginner needs to be very good and must know sub systems power redirection to give those phasers maximum advantage of damaage when needed and repairs (not the best at Engineer prefer to bark orders as Capt ) and he also must not stop transporting

timberwolf55
06-06-2017, 06:27 AM
You get the trophy even if you do not get out.
In story context, yeah, you obviously donīt save them if you get destroyed.
For leaderboard purposes tho, i would say this counts.

Current Leaderboard:

1. timberwolf55 162
2. RedSpid3r 150
3. Rubber_Duk 146 (not 144?)


I was thinking it counts because if the kobiyashi maru gets destroyed it immediately ends the simulation regardless if you warped out. I worked hard for that 162 dammit lol :) (spent half a day). Nevertheless if I wanted to warp out I could have warped out at one transporter lock on before being destroyed I guess (provided warp core wasn't too damaged - probably was though).

Now someone beat my score and post proof so I can try to beat that score. Love this game.

Timberwolf55 out.

Cow_Tippin_Mike
06-06-2017, 09:32 AM
Had a good crew. they listened well. We reached 180 and we even had time to warp out due to low torps

and attached is proof
http://i.imgur.com/m8PSLsm.jpg

but I actually give credit to my previous experience with multi crew.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubMulcnttsw

Garak911
06-06-2017, 09:38 PM
Nice work Riley, thats almost more than i thought possible.
Curious how far you can go..

Captain_Summers
06-07-2017, 07:52 PM
Damn you Riley|

I and a mighty fine crew just got our highest record: 156!

I thought we were top of the leaderboard!

Grrrrr

I think the 'spawn' gods were very merciful to you.

https://image.ibb.co/mnnmsa/IMG_0151.jpg

Captain_Summers
06-07-2017, 07:54 PM
A friend and I just unlocked the achievement on PS4 with 126. It was just two of us so I thought it was pretty good since we had we had the worlds worst helmsman, Ensign Rao at the helm...

Once I finish everything on PS4 I get to do it all over again on Oculus. Game is so much fun.

He's not the worst at all. I got 138 with him, believe me, many soft bodies out there are lying about graduating from Starfleet Academy. They don't even understand 'headings'... /smfh

Cow_Tippin_Mike
06-08-2017, 02:05 AM
Damn you Riley|

I and a mighty fine crew just got our highest record: 156!

I thought we were top of the leaderboard!

Grrrrr

I think the 'spawn' gods were very merciful to you.

https://image.ibb.co/mnnmsa/IMG_0151.jpg

1% hull. Now that is impressive!

Captain_Summers
06-08-2017, 07:35 PM
Just got 168 with a mighty fine crew.

https://image.ibb.co/kawuTF/image.jpg

BloodMan007
06-08-2017, 09:56 PM
Hi fellow Trek Fans!
Hope you all are having fun with this awesome game.

I just completed the Kobayashi Maru scenario with a random group, trying to get the related trophy.
We got 138 people rescued on our second try.

So i wonder what score a really dedicated group might be able to achieve.
But remember, if you want to brag about a ridiculously high score:
Picīs or it didnīt happen!

Leaderboard:


Riley207 180
Captain_Summers 168
timberwolf55 162
RedSpid3r 150
Rubber_duk 146




Question then...

We got 120 on our run, yeah not close to the top dogs;

https://youtu.be/c1dZWPnDlWQ

Used a solid method. It just will take a little practice with an experienced crew.

But, I see you have Captain Summers on there but that ship didn't make it, 0% hull. Happened to me on our run for 120, still got the achievement but seems a little hollow as the ship did not actually make it...

I would throw it out there that to make the board you need to have at least 1% hull to show survival. What do you all think?

Can't wait to get on the top of this board!

Captain_Summers
06-08-2017, 10:38 PM
Well then I guess you won't take my last score of 180 then....

https://image.ibb.co/n554TF/image.jpg

Dj_DTM
06-08-2017, 11:19 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/BridgeCrew/comments/6fngpa/just_pulled_in_208/?st=1Z141Z3&sh=745e6b4e
I think I still could have done a little better, I'll try again this weekend if I get some time.

Garak911
06-09-2017, 09:48 AM
Impressive!
The new reigning champion is Dj_DTM with 204 souls saved!

To clarify:
For Leaderboard purposes i consider the score valid, even if the Aegis gets destroyed.
I think you can make sound arguments for both options. In terms of a highscore chase, i consider story not that important.
Most Arcade games take all your lives, but record your score.

MR_Johnny_Bravo
06-09-2017, 10:54 AM
This video is a great display of engineering skills. The engineer here is skilled and really provides a video training manual for engineers on how to manage power repairs and the transporter at the same time.

As to what should count on the leader board, I would side with 1% hull being the min for it to count. I would offer three reasons for this. First, if you ship blows up, there were zero survivors. The second is so everyone is playing by the same rules. In other words is you have some captains warping out before they blow up and others waiting to be destroyed, the ones transporting until the blow up will get one or two more transports. Lastly, it adds an additional level of challenge to the scenario. If you need 1% or more hull to survive, the captain must make the hard decision of getting one more transport in and risking going to zero hull or to play it safe and warp out while there is still enough hull to safely escape. IMHO, this kind of decision making is central to Star trek and especially in the scenario.


Question then...

We got 120 on our run, yeah not close to the top dogs;

https://youtu.be/c1dZWPnDlWQ

Used a solid method. It just will take a little practice with an experienced crew.

But, I see you have Captain Summers on there but that ship didn't make it, 0% hull. Happened to me on our run for 120, still got the achievement but seems a little hollow as the ship did not actually make it...

I would throw it out there that to make the board you need to have at least 1% hull to show survival. What do you all think?

Can't wait to get on the top of this board!

Dramonicous
06-12-2017, 11:31 PM
Did 168 just now

First try we only got like 60-70 then our "tactical" left and for the 2nd try I as captain manned Tactical.
I accidently fired at the maru 3 times with phasers -_- and still got 168

aliceST123
06-12-2017, 11:46 PM
I remember getting 160+ out once, but we did not make it back and everyone been disappointed because some lacked the achievement.

The achievement I got at last with a very nice crew, took two or three tries, then we saved 144.
Strategies, like others told already, sit right above the Kobayashi, no shields whatsoever, disabling weapons of enemy ships, engineering routes power to phasers and helm keeps turning around.

(Still wished achievements would show on Oculus store btw, all we get is popups and need to remember or write down what is gotten.)

Cow_Tippin_Mike
06-13-2017, 03:09 PM
(Still wished achievements would show on Oculus store btw, all we get is popups and need to remember or write down what is gotten.)

your achievements are tied to the uplay account. you can find them here

https://club.ubisoft.com/game/star-trek-bridge-crew/PC/overview

you first may need to sign in to get access to the page above

https://club.ubisoft.com/welcome

Hope that helps.

aliceST123
06-13-2017, 05:00 PM
your achievements are tied to the uplay account. you can find them here
- snip -
Hope that helps.

Yes it did, ty this is brilliant! I am new to uPlay and had no idea. Other than I thought I actually do miss one single achievement, now trying hard to visit every star system in The Trench :) (Edit: This one been easiest, actually, 2 Warps on a random mission, and all done).

Cow_Tippin_Mike
06-17-2017, 02:40 PM
So we ran another amazing run of the maru.

new record, 222

take a look!
Wyvernsridge - Helm (dodging torpedos and orbiting the maru)
Oolon_Dax - Engineering (rerouting power settings "unicorn" and transporting)
Isometricbacon - Captain chair (called out targets charging shields upon decloaking)
Riley207 - Tactical (firing weapons and subsystem targeting)


http://i.imgur.com/xW7JHko.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hHOPpUz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3MfXcxY.jpg

Hiyate20
06-17-2017, 06:17 PM
Riley207 Thank you for actually giving credit to the crew that made that score possible. I have had a major issue with this thread simply because the people posting scores are the only ones who are getting credit on this so called "leaderboard". Until now I have not counted anyone who does not give credit to there crew, because 1 person can not get the numbers shown on this thread. I dont think a score should count unless you can credit the whole crew, not just 1 person to take all the credit for every ones hard work.

Sciedog
06-17-2017, 08:33 PM
Are there any groups made for people looking to team up and go after the record?

I'm on Oculus: Sciedog

MR_Johnny_Bravo
06-17-2017, 09:21 PM
Riley,

can you do a vid of your next Maru run? You and your crew are obviously doing some spectacular runs and it would be great to record them.



So we ran another amazing run of the maru.

new record, 222

take a look!
Wyvernsridge - Helm (dodging torpedos and orbiting the maru)
Oolon_Dax - Engineering (rerouting power settings "unicorn" and transporting)
Isometricbacon - Captain chair (called out targets charging shields upon decloaking)
Riley207 - Tactical (firing weapons and subsystem targeting)


http://i.imgur.com/xW7JHko.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hHOPpUz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3MfXcxY.jpg

Captain_Summers
06-17-2017, 11:16 PM
Riley207 Thank you for actually giving credit to the crew that made that score possible. I have had a major issue with this thread simply because the people posting scores are the only ones who are getting credit on this so called "leaderboard". Until now I have not counted anyone who does not give credit to there crew, because 1 person can not get the numbers shown on this thread. I dont think a score should count unless you can credit the whole crew, not just 1 person to take all the credit for every ones hard work.

Hi Hyate. I take slight offence at that because each time Ive posted on here Ive praised the crew. Both time were randoms so not in my friends list to shout out, but Ive always understood any success and any failure is a team effort and ultimately the Captain's responsibility.

AlmightyMoe
06-18-2017, 12:01 AM
Yup, another 180 group, but perhaps due to the 222 not worth mentioning.
Anyway we had: jonman2004 (tactical), svlar (helm), Nunchucks1701 (engineering), myself (captain). Same roles called out by Riley 207.

http://i.imgur.com/Qp6Nqla.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GJz5uma.jpg

Thanks for doing this fun forum!

Cow_Tippin_Mike
06-18-2017, 04:10 AM
Riley,

can you do a vid of your next Maru run? You and your crew are obviously doing some spectacular runs and it would be great to record them.

Johnny, I will do my best to get a recording in. My upload is crap where I live so I can't stream but instead ill try to use my fraps program. but when I've used fraps it murders my frame-rate in this game. But in any case, I will eventually type up some extra suggestions and tips to help out teams in beating the new high score. But beware to not make the record more important than actually having fun. And to be honest, our crew ran the mission for fun. We didn't intend to beat the record.

MR_Johnny_Bravo
06-18-2017, 07:36 AM
Johnny, I will do my best to get a recording in. My upload is crap where I live so I can't stream but instead ill try to use my fraps program. but when I've used fraps it murders my frame-rate in this game. But in any case, I will eventually type up some extra suggestions and tips to help out teams in beating the new high score. But beware to not make the record more important than actually having fun. And to be honest, our crew ran the mission for fun. We didn't intend to beat the record.

Thanks and I agree that having fun is the most important thing. That said, I love to pick up tips from skilled players and see different styles of play that might be fun to explore.

Cow_Tippin_Mike
07-05-2017, 07:47 PM
Has anyone been close to beating 222? It's been over 2 weeks since any activity in this thread. Every crew that breaks the 180 milestone should be honored in the thread!

Goshdarnit
07-06-2017, 09:02 AM
I think the fact that they have altered the System Intrusion cooldown timer glitch means that those kind of numbers will be unachievable now. I think maybe a "leaderboard reset" could be in order.

Cow_Tippin_Mike
07-06-2017, 09:18 AM
I think the fact that they have altered the System Intrusion cooldown timer glitch means that those kind of numbers will be unachievable now. I think maybe a "leaderboard reset" could be in order.

No this isn't the case. If you look at the 222 record posting it was post patch. I have never done a mission with exploits as that would have been a hollow victory.
I can't speak for the 204 run as I was not there as well as prepatch and I find it odd with how short the mission completed to beamed out targets..

It is completely possible to reach over 200 and just last night took a team through with 186. The chase for over 180 continues!

Goshdarnit
07-06-2017, 09:25 AM
Oh OK. When we did our best run, we made full use of the cooldown exploit. To be clear, at that time we didn't think it was a bug. We thought that was a design decision, and that it was meant to work that way! To get over 200 post-patch is even more impressive! Well done!!

AleAxe
07-06-2017, 07:38 PM
We just managed the 186, with enhanced handycaps ;):


Random crew
Doing joking/kidding all the time - not really focussing on the game :D
Tactical forgot scanning the Maru nearly until the first Klingon uncloaked (this might be related to 2. Engineering didn't notice this as well. :D)


After that we tried another run with more focus and only made 138 :D

Crew:

Captain: Irrwish1975
Helm: floschum
Tactical: timlor1705
Engineering: AleAxe (myself)


https://abload.de/img/stbc-maru-recordowuvr.png (http://abload.de/image.php?img=stbc-maru-recordowuvr.png)

Ethan_Lysander
07-14-2017, 04:44 PM
180 here... link to screen grab..
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/851594855271746635/B112FB1C85FBE86F73E28BBF64D55A55CF378A0F/

Cow_Tippin_Mike
08-17-2017, 05:12 AM
I finally started messing with recording VR games. If anyone is interested in seeing a pug group run that is having fun and scoring high, I have provided a link below.

I show off some techniques for scoring high. This run gets 162 but we took all torpedo hits, I still scratch that as a win!

for the record... The captain when needs to call out targets charging shields and telling which way helm needs to turn right away, allowing tactical to start scanning targets instead of looking and not scanning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUUfKMWoAx8&feature=youtu.be

Captain_Summers
09-02-2017, 07:29 AM
https://i.imgur.com/ELUl2nW.jpg

This is is the second time I’ve got 186, the first I didn’t get to upload because I hit close before I though about it and the rest of my crew didn’t take a shot, but here is proof of 186.

Captain_Summers
09-03-2017, 12:00 AM
Well, thanks to an AMAZING CREW:

DaxNova (PC) - Tactical
Shinob156 (PS4) - Engineering
Me (PS4) - Helm / Captain

We just became 2nd in the world.

216!!!

And we were seconds from equalling the 222.

Thank you crew.


https://i.imgur.com/nduaKNp.jpg

Captain_Summers
09-03-2017, 12:21 AM
We also got 198 too, but it's kinda moot when the top 3 scores are over 200.

Danny-ACME
12-05-2017, 11:08 PM
240 Lucky survivors saved from the Kobayashi just now.


Captain: Midnight_ghost
Helm: Lynda ?0506? Didn't catch in screenshot!, but will correct as soon as confirm
Tactial: asl2099

33% hull left on Aegis

Great teamwork all.

We also wouldn't have got such a high score without the hard work and effort of others who we have previously played with but weren't present.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BhRwW36uQA6nWmALiIV7u2a-ndNG6Y0r
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YawZU-FyXJYZmkpbc2UNL5wt4NVsh7yI

dontdropmybass
02-12-2018, 07:51 PM
With just me and an engineer, we got 144 people out of the Kobayashi Maru.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1299097293

dj faceplant
02-16-2018, 10:42 AM
We got 138 last night, but I didn't get a screenshot. :nonchalance: I was just too excited to have the trophy. :D

We had an engineer, helm and Tactical (me). Was fun but stressful. 10/10 would rescue again.

AleAxe
03-07-2018, 11:48 PM
We can call 282 the _official_ record now, I guess: https://twitter.com/UbisoftVR/status/971062702733955074
(I was not involved, just copying the message here)

Brajzah
03-12-2018, 06:33 AM
I'm looking to get the Kobayashi Trophy on PS4. New to the game but I've been picking up quite a bit. Rescued 108 twice in a row with a pretty competent crew(I was on engineering doing the transports so I wouldn't kill us too fast, lol). Really enjoying the game and I'm down to play with chill/fun adults. I go by Brajzah on PSN if anyone wants to team up sometime.

daxas01
03-14-2018, 04:05 AM
My best is 166 without the bug back in the day.