Thread: Escorts shafted
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 63
12-28-2010, 11:37 AM
Originally Posted by USSZenica
Maybe I have misunderstood things here, answer one question that will clarify things...
You do nothing to clarify your argument. Instead you fill your post with red herrings and a fundamental lack of understanding.

You say you're not happy that Cryptic is using its own "metrics" to filter ST. Maybe they are trying to distill what they can into a balanced game? To say that specific gameplay elements such as PvP and diplomacy have been "altered" is laughable. Combat was never a primary element of ST until DS9 began using it as a plot tool, and then as an argument for the necessity of war in asserting morality over others. Diplomacy wasn't a gameplay element in STO until recently, and is as close as any ST game has gotten to it. I wouldn't be surprised if the Diplomacy system was improved within the next year.

Regarding uniforms: I don't know if you noticed, but the costumes in ST changed quite a bit over time. If the uniforms didn't change over the 34 years from the end of DS9 to STO I would have been upset. Actually, I feel I designed some pretty good uniforms from the options we have.

Also, canon is a meaningless word in and of itself. "That word, canon, has been used a lot and is often the subject of scorn by fanboys but the meaning is simple. It is the core spirit that made Star Trek what is was, and why many of us watched it week after week, year after year," is a misleading and, from the looks of it, completely nonsensical statement. Canon is not the "core spirit" of anything, it is the summation of everything that was incorporated into ST. Canon is that Riker has a "twin brother" that really isn't a twin brother. Canon is not the purpose to inspire and enlighten that Roddenberry infused into his shows.

Do I think that Cryptic made the best ST game they could? I don't know, but i do know that the game is getting better. Since I've been a staunch and outspoken (but certainly not one of the worst) critic of this game and many of its key elements, you should take that statement for what it is.

That said, escorts have not been nerfed from what the series has shown one do.

Originally Posted by NemoSD
PS: What the frak does Aliens have to do with Star Trek?