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Archived Post 06-15-2010 06:28 PM

Feline Instincts... Big FU to telepaths...
 
What exactly is the deal with Cryptic giving really good traits to C-strore races and really crummy ones to all the regular ones?

Being a cat person... It's the same as being telepathic, except you also jump higher and dodge stuff.... wait what?

When will we see some genuine "Telepath gameplay" from races that have such abilities? It's like their abilities are purposely marginalized to being nothing more than a little extra instinct... Even a race that just has good senses gets the same benefits as a race that can flat out read minds...

Archived Post 06-15-2010 06:55 PM

Well for starters i'd love to see telepathy work in PvP. :p

Archived Post 06-15-2010 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Cormoran (Post 2758116)
Well for starters i'd love to see telepathy work in PvP. :p

I knew you were going to say that... ;)

Archived Post 06-16-2010 05:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Rothnang
What exactly is the deal with Cryptic giving really good traits to C-strore races and really crummy ones to all the regular ones?

Being a cat person... It's the same as being telepathic, except you also jump higher and dodge stuff.... wait what?

When will we see some genuine "Telepath gameplay" from races that have such abilities? It's like their abilities are purposely marginalized to being nothing more than a little extra instinct... Even a race that just has good senses gets the same benefits as a race that can flat out read minds...

I'm dealing with cats on a daily basis... I suspect them being telepathic so it's fair either/ or. :p
It's already proven that they're empathic.

Seriously though, I don't care too much for the racial skills, to me they're minor bonusses and more fluff then anything else. :-/

(My main is a betazoid btw.)

Archived Post 06-16-2010 01:14 PM

I don't mind that the racial skills are relatively minor for most species, but there is definately a lot of favourism for the C-Store species going on right now.

For one, a lot of stock species have two or even three fixed traits, which is garbage to begin with, secondly those traits usually don't at all capture what that species is all about.

Betazoids are one of the most telepathic species in the galaxy, but are pacifists and don't use their powers agressively. From a trait standpoint they really don't capture that at all though.

Gorn are incredibly strong but really slow, they also aren't even close to that in terms of their traits. They certainly aren't slower than other characters.

Archived Post 06-16-2010 01:21 PM

I agree. I would really enjoy getting a more visible/active effect out of my Betazoid character's telepathic/empathic skills. The Remans obviously have something big going on with their own psionic powers.

My hope is that such a thing could be implemented in the 'root' traits as an eventual addition: adding those as a additional trait would unfortunately be out of reach from existing betazoid captains.

Archived Post 06-16-2010 01:33 PM

Caitians get +10% exploit damage and +10 to stealth sight. That's closer to the Acute Senses trait. Telepathic trait adds a higher expose chance to all abilities and +10 stealth sight, so caitians don't really have an innate telepathic trait.

Makes sense for cats to have acute senses rather than telepathic.

Caitians, by far, have the best required traits for ground combat of any race. Even better than liberated borg because they have a required space trait, and their required ground trait just gives a higher regeneration rate. Nice to see that Cryptic is making much more useful playable races, and actually tailoring them to certain combat styles now.

Archived Post 06-16-2010 01:42 PM

Caitians also cannot choose Astrophysicist, Techie, or Warp Theorist.

Archived Post 06-17-2010 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Rothnang
What exactly is the deal with Cryptic giving really good traits to C-strore races and really crummy ones to all the regular ones?

Being a cat person... It's the same as being telepathic, except you also jump higher and dodge stuff.... wait what?

When will we see some genuine "Telepath gameplay" from races that have such abilities? It's like their abilities are purposely marginalized to being nothing more than a little extra instinct... Even a race that just has good senses gets the same benefits as a race that can flat out read minds...

Technically speaking, telepathy is an extra sense. So complaining that telepathy is like having extra senses is like complaining that telepathy is telepathy. You might as well complain that the Accurate trait makes you miss less. Oh hey, this new, higher tier engine makes my ship go faster. That's worth complaining about right?

Archived Post 06-17-2010 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Gypsy_Blade
Caitians also cannot choose Astrophysicist, Techie, or Warp Theorist.

For space they get accurate and elusive. Caitians are pretty crap in space really.


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