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Join Date: Jan 2013
01-22-2013, 05:41 PM
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I'm not an RPer, mostly because I can't keep a straight face while doing so, and often diverge into things that I find amusing, usually only leading to the real RPers getting mad at me. But I have an appreciation for it. This is a good article/video, thanks for doing it.
I'm curious, I often hear that STO isn't set up for RP, or doesn't support the RP community, but I never hear specifics. What are some things we (Cryptic) could be doing to support you guys better, without negatively impacting those who are not interested? Is there something specifically on the Environment side of things that I could keep in mind going forward? I'm always up for suggestions on other socialish places to include in maps besides bars/restaurants, but time/existing assets/lack of ideas often lead to more bars, etc.
RP is what you make of it and finding a group that you can fit in will be a challenge. I consider myself lucky to have fallen with group I have. What I have found is that Trekkies love to RP in game and as such are looking to keep things as close to cannon as possible.
To have a fully built ship would be a big help. Fleet star bases are a good alternative for this. The idea being a captain could go from the bridge to engineering and hit the spots in between without too many loading screens.
An end game raid type scenario where multiple fleets could come together with large fleet ships would be beneficial. A combination of ground and space environments. Teamwork.
War Games scenarios where Feds can battle Feds and KDF can battle KDF with a story line behind it. Perhaps there can be buffs added in that would last for an hour after the combat.
Classes at Star Fleet Academy. The instructors could be scripted to provide the same text on the hour. The idea being RPers could take a class at SFA or KDF and then RP the study and testing sessions. I'm sure you could find plenty of RPers that would help develop the text for the instructors.
Thanks for the game.