Ask Cryptic: October 2012
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Join Date: Jun 2012
10-06-2012, 12:32 AM
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Thats the main problem i see here too. As a starfleet officer you can either follow orders or not. Well you can get more popular with certain kind of factions, but not as much as some freelancer could.
Some things that work with other MMOs just don't work with Star Trek very well, a reputation system is certainly one of them. But when i look around on Starfleet academy or ESD i see very few people even trying to wear a starfleet like uniform. Most seem to think they play some sort of Mass Effect game if you look at their "uniforms".
The same applies to ships, we get more and more non Starfleet ships in Starfleet, i am still puzzeling about the point of that.
So the devs seem to like the idea of turning us players into something like mercenaries that have just loose contact to starfleet. But in order to do that in a believeable way they need to roll the complete game inside out, changing all missions and change the Rank system and some more other things too.
STO moves more and more away from Star Trek as i like it IMO.
They should just release the rights of Star Trek and create a sci fi universe of their own. Seriously i think, it would be a much better game then STO. Most of STOs balancing issues wouldn't be half as serve and they wouldn't be half as emotional important as now.
Thank you for reading.
Yeah the ongoing problem I have with this game is that somewhere in the totem pole the integrity of the game and the Star Trek Franchise is sold out to make an extra buck to those that don't really care much for what the game is modeled after and is made for via the licensing they always talk about they have to get.
Comes to another point of why I love the KDF side over the federation side because of that fact that this game the federation side gives the feeling of its not the federation at all. Plus it definately at the least needs something thats not one of those eye sore of a exploration mission but something like Pi Canis that KDF gets to do for dilithium too. Since the game has gotten so grindy the more grind it gets the less I want to play my federation toons. On top of that its rare you will see anymore than 1 or 2 players in a given instance that looks like they resemble anything of Starfleet.
Pretty much though what they expect and what players are expecting now is to try to ignore the quick cash grabs that are being put into the game and take in the little bit of Star Trek each season might bring if any. By the time they start doing redo's of the lockboxes you'll mostly see just about every other player in some ship that is not KDF or Federation but those are the only 2 factions that will probally ever be in this game because they put everything into lockboxes and any money being spent to support this game and make it grow further is just putting back into the lockbox system and no additional mission content either que or FE based (only way PvP will get any better either is if someone comes up with a way that ppl will pay to pvp in a massive scale to put $$$ in the eyes of those at the top of the totem pole).