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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 45
09-28-2010, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by popa
Yes, well wishes to Rod's wonderful talent and the legacy he left us with - he is rolling in his grave because his concepts and the name brand value of Star Trek went down the tubes due solely to Cryptic.
Star Trek isn't anymore what Roddenberry wanted since DS9 came out. Two words: Dominion War. That has absolutely nothing to do with Cryptic. So if you want to argue with anyone about his vision start there.

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If Cryptic didn't have such an enormous ego, instead of blocking posts and blacklisting or threatening members, Cryptic should enjoy the help that knowledgeable Trekkie have freely offered - we all want a game that is fun to play but almost everyone I know is VERY unhappy with STO. Nowadays, instead of raising an eyebrow, getting excited, or asking a bunch of question like what's it like? --- no one seems interested now. It is so sad that Interest (and name brand value) in Star Trek has clearly been damaged.
Funny, I never got an infraction for criticizing Cryptic. This forum has rules. If you are insulting others you get punished, so maybe you should learn to be polite. And if almost everyone you know is VERY unhappy with STO you maybe should get to know more people.

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Wouldn't it be far better if such a large number of Trekkie were not so dissatisfied with STO?,,, (so many are dissatisfied because STO is not anything like any other previous edition of Star trek games) and (if posts are actually read, you will find that every true code hacker and programmer out there insists that STO is nothing more than a mod of City of Heroes and needs a more robust engine and cleaner code.) Being a retired engineer and competent programmer, I tend to agree with that assessment. I could be wrong - they could be wrong, too. We have reasons to simply believe otherwise. This is all a shame because you did such a fine job with character creation.
Hm, do you know Star Trek Voyager Elite Force? Or Starfleet Academy? I'm wondering on what game you are basing your claims. And yes, you could be wrong. Sharing an engine doesn't make something a mod.

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BUT, if correct, Cryptic MUST change their ways with STO. In point, we really would like for STO to be successful, for us as well as for Cryptic (we don't really give a lick for Cryptic because they have poorly treated so many of their customers) If STO is not fixed --- It is unlikely that anyone will ever risk giving Cryptic another contract.- you cannot make much money with STO when it is being discounted for a measly $29.00 dollars, even seen STO discounted to 10 ten bucks. I paid a lot more.
Who the heck is this "we" you're talking about? And box sales for an MMO are nothing. They could give it away for free, the real money comes with monthly fees and C-Store purchases.

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You probably will block this post, and I do not know why. The intent of this post is to freely tell you how so many Trekkie believe it is.
Where are those many Trekkies? Claiming to speak for a silent majority is never a good idea.

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I'm sure that some will disagree. However, other customers should be able do as they will with it - comment about the game is GOOD. Blocking conversation about the game, is BAD.
Do you mean you are hiding some constructive criticism in your post? Because only that would be "GOOD". Ranting how horrible the game is and how many others think like you do is "BAD".

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Face facts and fix the game, If you don't fix it, your game developing days will go down the tube in a major way. You should realize that. And if not fixed, it is now and will be further and forever boycotted by dissatisfied, angry customers that put faith in Cryptic to fix STO properly. On the other hand, if you fix it, you will receive oodles of good comment, maybe even earn an Industry award from peers --- if you fix it.
Don't fix something that isn't broken. The game is good the way it is. It was brought out a bit early so they had to add some flesh to the bones but that's what they are doing since launch.

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Moreover, you realize that there has not been a single game developer out there yet that hasn't relied on customers to point out the little things that too often would otherwise be overlooked - those are the little details that make or break a game. Good game developers value and encourage their customers feedback. They are intelligent enough to want good customer relationships. Cryptic blocks customer feedback as though no one will notice.
Cryptic doesn't block "constructive" feedback. But nobody needs "OMG YOU GAME IZ THE SUCKS"-threads. We have a test server and Cryptic reacts to feedback, be it on mission design, game mechanics or on bugs. Some things are fixed faster than others, but they do get fixed in the end.

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YOU,,,, YOU disrespect your customers. You are not developing good relationships with your customers. We are trying to form a community that generates huge profit for you, and huge fun for us --- AND YOU ARE STILL DELETING YOUR Customer's POSTS and blacklisting them, and without a sound rational
The only thing (wrong???) about the posts is that they probably complained about the game giving them problems (from the horses mouth), but that is not a reason to remove/block posts i.e., if posts are not favorable to Cryptic, Cryptic should find out why a customer has complained, instead of blocking the member's post. .
Funny, I never got a post deleted even though I complained about things in the game. In fact I got four times a dev response promising that it would be fixed, what they did most of the time extremely fast. Again, it's about "how" you complain.

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But Cryptic knows that. STO is not fun and not what you told us it would be, AND certainly not what we expected.
I have a lot of fun with STO, and I couldn't care less what you (again who's that "we") expected.

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You have made a game that still exists today, only because it is named Star Trek, otherwise by any other name it would have been tossed in the deep discount box for a buck or two. It's like Star Trek has died. Your concept is simply NOT Star Trek. You should realize that.
It is as much Star Trek as DS9, Voyager, Enterprise and anything else that came after Roddenberry and as close as a multiplayer computer game can come.

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I think CBS is going to be pretty disappointed and/or angry when they figure out the truth.
CBS has approved every single thing you see in STO. Just like the mod comment it shows how much you know about the game.

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Deleting posts that are trying to help chase down issues, is absolutely the wrong thing to do to customers. It is really sad that Cryptic has decided to take the approach of just deleting the posts THEY don't like, claiming the post was flaming or trolling. This is not ethical and I think Cryptic Studios as well as CBS, should know about the conduct involving misrepresentations of the nature of the deleted posts. I have come to know a lot of Trekkie and they tell me how they feel - I know how I fell - I just wish someone responsible would address these matters. I think the persons that read the posts must not be telling their superiors (an executive) about misrepresentations or deleted/removed/blocked posts.
Again, when has Cryptic deleted posts that were "trying to help"? And I don't know what Trekkies you know, but I'm most certainly not one of them.

[quote=popa]If you think I am wrong, please tell me what is wrong instead of blocking the post saying is it "trolling" or that it is "Flaming"/QUOTE]

Wrong is, that there is not a single constructive point in your post. You claim STO is not Star Trek, but you are unable to describe what about it isn't Star Trek. You claim that Cryptic deletes all posts criticizing the game which is an outright lie. You show that you have absolutely no idea how the game is made still you act as if you were an expert in game design and Star Trek. You invoke the name of a dead man to reinforce your position against Cryptic while his vision pretty much died when the Defiant decloaked in front of Deep Space 9, years before there was even any hint of a Star Trek MMO.