List your top three short, mid, and long-term requests for the game
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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-20-2010, 06:28 PM
This is a fantastic thread! I have a list of my own here for the short, mid and long term goals of the game:
Short Term Requests:
a) Give us the ability to interact with objects in our environment - sit in chair (depending on chair sit style is different, stool, bench, chair, captains chair etc.)
b) Give us the ability to access our own bank from our ship. Would be a great thing to implement because it sucks when our inventory get full mid mission and we can't pick up our loot with out ditching or selliong stuff or flying to the nearest starbase.
c)Facial expressions for use in character creator and communications/game play - Give us the ability to add facial expressions to our characters, we can already select facial features and stances we should be able ti select our expressions as well ie. Gruff, nervous, cute, neutral, depressed, logical, humorous, scared, happy, angry/mad, and serious
a) Give Klingons more PvE, exploration and story missions. Currently I have a klingon character. I don't play him at all. There is no point for me to play a character that has no real reason for me to play than for PvP play. I'm getting ****ed with all the Klingon players complaining so I'm adding this for you guys. Enjoy.
b) Give us mini-missions aboard our ship, allow us to explore different areas of the ship like engineering, sick bay, astrometrics, hydroponics and the brig. Give us tasks that we need to complete or take care of on the ship. something like maintenance, use puzzles, search and find tasks, and crafting to complete these mini-missions.
c.1)Allow us to program Trans-Warp destinations. When we arrive at a new or existing starbase allow us to "Download" it's co-ordinates into our nav computer and allow us to select it next time we decide to use trans-warp. Now, this should not be a free service. I know that I may get flamed for this but i think that this should be a payed service to aquire the data. On top of that depending on how far away we are from the destination that we would like to go to i think the cool-down on the transwarp drive should be adjusted. If we're at K7 and want to go to DS9 the cool-down should be longer than if we wanted to go from Memory-Alpha to Earth or Vulcan to earth etc. Possibly consider adding Dilithium as a currency that is used to power the transwarp drive. The farther we go the more we Dilithium we need.
c.2) To add to the previous request, add mining into the game so that way we can collect said dilithium crystals.
a) Fully explorable Solar Systems and Planets. Give us the ability to Warp into any random star system and explore it from one side to the other and be able to transport down to the planets. Also give us a much more unlimited map on the planets one with out such pre-defined boarders. Along with this request allow us to make first contact with alien civilizations, from what i understood that's what the Genesis engine was for. Correct me if I'm wrong.
b) Add open ended quests. It was mentioned before, and I agree with it. Give us the option to do certain missions different ways, either find a diplomatic route or go in guns a blazing. And depending on the route you take the rewards would be different. IF you did the diplomatic style, you would gain reputation throughout the sector and a different item and different amount of XP. If you go in shoot'm up style your rep would be different and prize and XP would be reflective. On top of that their could be the option of doing the diplomatic way and if you happen to act out of character "X" amount of times you would switch to the tactical side. Something to consider
c) Give us more ranks. I personally think that allowing us to get to admiral right from launch was a bad idea. Personally I would have liked to have seen an additional 3 ranks put into the game. Start off as a cadet where you play maybe 5 quick levels in the accademy then be promoted to ensign and from their onto your ship. From ensign lieutenant Jr. Grade then LT, LTCMDR, CMDR, Captain, Commodore, Rear admiral lower half, rear admiral Vice admiral, Admiral. Would give us alot more room for movement and advancement in rank.
d) Allow us to gain reputation and renown in different sectors. Depending on actions we take in certain sector blocks allow us to gain or lose reputation points with different factions (Merchants, Mercanaries, Smugglers, sub-factions and/or independent governments) in each sector block. As we complete missions for one or a couple of these factions (think Booty Bay and the Bloodsail Buccaneers from WOW) we would have access to certain weapons, consoles and other upgrades and skills for our ship and crew, and if we decide to side with a particular faction or group (orion syndicate) our reputation with their competition would be reduced and they would or could become aggressive against us. Another option is to somehow keep them neutral to us and double dip between the two factions. However, this last option would be extremely difficult to acquire as you would have to complete specific mission that would either be stealth oriented or block ops style missions and if you were caught on either you would immediately destroy relations with the opposing side.
I know this last request is the most difficult to accomplish but I hope that it is some food for thought for the Devs. Take care guys and keep up with the good work. I'm having fun and loving the game so far. I'm a slow casual player still at Cmdr lvl 4, i've been playing since OB, i'm taking it slow and just enjoying everything that comes my way. can't wait to hit Admiral!