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pwebranflakes 07-06-2012 04:15 PM

Ask Cryptic: July 2012
In this brand-new edition of Ask Cryptic, Executive Producer Dan Stahl delivers answers to player submitted questions.

Link to the article.

daveyny 07-06-2012 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by pwebranflakes (Post 4615061)
In this brand-new edition of Ask Cryptic, Executive Producer Dan Stahl delivers answers to player submitted questions.

Link to the article.

Thank YOU. :D

uummmm... Your Link isn't working... :(

...must be that 22% of Extra Effort, that Ya put into creating it on a Friday afternoon... ;)

bds007 07-06-2012 04:18 PM

Bran, your link is broken... it has an extra http://%22 at the beginning.

josephdridgeway 07-06-2012 04:22 PM

This link should work, until Brandon can fix his post.

th3gr4ndnagu5 07-06-2012 04:22 PM

For the record, here were the actual questions I asked:


In the most recent in game Q&A you said that a Romulan ship will not appear in a lock box because they are being saved for an upcoming Romulan faction.

(1) How can the team ever create a Romulan faction when they cant even finish the KDF faction after 2 and a half years?

(2) And if plans for a Rom faction are the reason for not doing a Rom lock box, does that mean that there are no plans for having a Card faction since you did a Galor lock box?

You also said that in Aug or Sep the foundry spotlight missions would be getting official rewards and would be featured in the mission journal similar to how the FEs were featured in the past.

(3) Will these missions also get full xp rewards similar to official missions, and if so can this be a means of finishing the KDF and any future factions?
Another I'd like to add for future Q&A's is why were the Excalibur/Vesper left out of the fleet store since they are not connie's and have nothing to do with CBS not allowing a T5 connie?

daveyny 07-06-2012 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by josephdridgeway (Post 4615221)
This link should work, until Brandon can fix his post.

Thank You. ;)

pwebranflakes 07-06-2012 04:24 PM

Fixed! :) I realized I put a " before the link, but not after.


Brandon =/\=

overlapo 07-06-2012 04:39 PM


Q: (aegon1ice) Obviously Season 7 will be all about Story. Can we at least expect to see a Romulan faction in Season 8?

Dstahl: Who says a Romulan faction can?t be all about story?
That is either the best news for those that were hoping for a Romulan faction or the biggest piece of trolling ever.

sierrafortune 07-06-2012 04:41 PM


Q: (sierrafortune) Will ships that are made available through use of the upcoming Fleet System be made available by other means to players who do not wish to join a Fleet?

Dstahl: Fleet Ships will be restricted to members of a Fleet who overcome the necessary challenges in order to obtain these top end ships. While we don?t expect to offer these ships to non-Fleet players, we have kept the limitations on being in a Fleet very low so that even if you are a Fleet of yourself plus Alts, you may effectively not join a Fleet and still face these same challenges in order to obtain the ships.
Thanks for the answer! I'm not going to lie though, I'd prefer it if there were a way to get them outside of a fleeting altogether, but I understand that Fleets were the focus for this one, and that making them available to a single player would really detract a lot from the incentive to joining a fleet at all.

I thought one of the later answers was interesting though.


Q: (alastorforthrigh) Will we finally see a change to the STF droprates in any sort of meaningful number?

Dstahl: This is on the schedule to be addressed as part of Season 7 and will make the Omega Fleet STFs more in line with how Fleet Advancement reward unlocks work.
I know the question had nothing to do with ships, but a revamp of STF's in Fleet Advancement Style, in my humble opinion, would be the perfect place to put out a set of ships you can obtain yourself, maybe MACO/Omega/Honor Guard Variants of existing ships.

hypl 07-06-2012 04:46 PM


Q: (akrilon) Are there any plans to incorporate voice over options for Bridge Officers or Captains in the near future?

Dstahl: Not in the near future. We have discussed this feature for a long time. Cryptic has a strong belief in allowing players to have as much control over their character?s look and persona as possible. Considering all the options available in the character creator, it would require hundreds of unique voices in order to achieve the level of customization we want players to have. Unfortunately, given how much dialog is in our game, that is extremely expensive and most likely not in the stars for us at this time. That hasn?t stopped people like me from wanting it to happen in game, but currently there are some big hurdles preventing it.
If he's talking about voice overs for EVERY SINGLE LINE OF DIALOGUE in the game, that's understandable.

However, there are still hundreds of thousands of pre-recorded voice clips in the game's sound data files that haven't been utilized in two years. What will be done with those? Will they be made available to be heard in-game by NPC's or boffs at some point, or will they continue to not be used?

Something as simple as hearing our boffs speak lines like "Charging weapons!" or "Enemy vessel in range, Captain." can add a ton of immersion to the game and make our crew feel like more than just paper dolls that follow us around and man stations on our ships.

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