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pwebranflakes 08-10-2012 01:00 PM

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


Link to the Ask Cryptic.

nynik 08-10-2012 01:03 PM

Thanks for the writeup! Welcome aboard Steven Ekholm, happy to hear the talent from 38 studios is not going to waste.

The perspective about the lobi catch-22 was almost as interesting as the skant revelation.

I find it hard to buy into the constant ship visual updates though. Some ships have gone without basic improvements, like a main light over the registry/name for years. Its clear there is either no time, or not enough will to assure quality (adding a light to the Tactical Escort for example hardly sacrifices performance when it is present on other ships).

Its hopeful to hear that ship caps (among others) are still open to change. Limiting people who want to spend money is bad business.

So people are earning as much Dilithium as is 'needed'? Thats a really interesting thing to hear. So for all the commentary about people turning away from the 'grind', it seems people are actually... playing the game (for dilithium) as much as is 'needed'.

Laugh of the day: "Dstahl: Tholians will start showing up when the Starbase you are defending is big enough to draw their interest."

Oh Dan, why do you tease so about the Foundry.

malevolence666 08-10-2012 01:08 PM

can we get an in-game text translator? Like Google translator. a lot of new players particularly from Germany that do not type in English for example.

meurik 08-10-2012 01:11 PM

Q: (k4pt41nk4ng4r00) Why isn?t the Excalibur/Vesper/Exeter in the Fleet Store?

Dstahl: As we prepared to release Season 6, we were looking at what ships to make available in the Fleet Store. The designers settled on 40 ships, divided between FED/KDF, which gave a variety of options at Season 6 launch. Our intention is to continue to add more in future Seasons and updates.


That's a cop-out, Mr Stahl, and you know it... You could've just as easily skipped the T2 Saber, or the T2 Nova, and added the T2 Excalibur instead. The simple truth of it is; You didn't want people running around at max level with a T5+ "Constitution" look-a-like.

stoleviathan99 08-10-2012 01:18 PM

Oh when the Skants,
Oh when the Skants,
Oh when the Skants go marching in...

Zap Branigan AWAY!

hawks3052 08-10-2012 01:23 PM

The statement concerning the growing KDF is not realistic.
Cryptic has done nothing to make the faction appealing to the playerbase or promote playing it.

To create an influx of new players into the KDF the Devs have to invest serious time and resources into promoting the faction.

alastorforthrigh 08-10-2012 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meurik (Post 5227191)
Q: (k4pt41nk4ng4r00) Why isn?t the Excalibur/Vesper/Exeter in the Fleet Store?

Dstahl: As we prepared to release Season 6, we were looking at what ships to make available in the Fleet Store. The designers settled on 40 ships, divided between FED/KDF, which gave a variety of options at Season 6 launch. Our intention is to continue to add more in future Seasons and updates.


That's a cop-out, Mr Stahl, and you know it... You could've just as easily skipped the T2 Saber, or the T2 Nova, and added the T2 Excalibur instead. The simple truth of it is; You didn't want people running around at max level with a T5+ "Constitution" look-a-like.

To make it even more of a cop out is this statement "Another consideration was whether or not the ship had a T5 C-Store version."

As none of the KDF fleet ships have T5 C-store versions, that obviously wasn't that big of a thing to consider. This was the entire point of lordmalak1's question later, which he managed not to answer. Many Feds get a discount due to many of their fleet ships having C-store variants that qualify. The KDF has no such fleet ships qualifying for such a discount.

starfleetfc 08-10-2012 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alastorforthrigh (Post 5227531)
To make it even more of a cop out is this statement "Another consideration was whether or not the ship had a T5 C-Store version."

As none of the KDF fleet ships have T5 C-store versions, that obviously wasn't that big of a thing to consider. This was the entire point of lordmalak1's question later, which he managed not to answer. Many Feds get a discount due to many of their fleet ships having C-store variants that qualify. The KDF has no such fleet ships qualifying for such a discount.

The T2 Connie had all of the requirements....

rrincy 08-10-2012 01:32 PM

Q: (stostargatewars) Any update on the Vesta?

Dstahl: We?re happy to announce that we are working with Mark Rademaker to get the Vesta class ship into STO. We'll talk more about the Vesta closer to its release date.


how??

HOW is that an update ?! we KNEW that already !
we've known that for absolutely ages now , both from information on the forums and on rademakers blog

jesus :rolleyes:

direphoenix 08-10-2012 01:33 PM

I'm still waiting for a status update of the missing 700-day Android Bridge Officer options.


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