What does the release of Neverwinter mean for STO?
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Join Date: Jan 2013
02-11-2013, 11:43 PM
When Cryptic starts working on one project, there is usually a bleed over to the older games.
"This worked well here, so maybe it will work well there" type of thought process. Sometimes it is for the better, sometimes it is not. I bet for every whine you get, there are those that can show good examples of things crossing over from one game to the other.
Cryptic is a good company, despite what some of the trolls imply. My thinking is, if you don't like them, then go somewhere else. It is what I would do. You are free to not play. If you are so hooked on the game that you can't stop playing, no matter how miserable you are, then maybe it isn't the game.
As far as STO is concerned, it stands as a very entertaining game as is. I have just started playing recently (yes, I am a NOOB..lol) and can't even get my brain around one thing I want to accomplish before I see something else that I want to accomplish. I haven't even gotten into getting keys and opening boxes yet! I havent started on the Foundry, and that does interest me alot. That goes for CO as well, though to a lesser extent.
As far as taking players away from STO, Neverwinter will get their attention at first, of course. However, it will all even back out. I play STO, CO, and to a lesser degree, *** (Age of Conan). The ones that came from CoX seem to play both STO and CO as well. If Cryptic can continue to offer their games as a package type system, where you can communicate across the games, some things applying to one applies to the others, then they will continue to do well.
Are there negatives to Cryptic? There always are, to any company. There will always be those unhappy. Always those that take the quick route through everything and are upset that they arent being catered to. It just is what it is.
I dont think I will be rushing to Neverwinter. Then again, I didn't think I would be rushing to play STO either, yet, this is the one I am currently pay to play! I think it will be for the betterment of Cryptic as a whole, which will be to the betterment of Cryptic players.
"Maybe space is not the final frontier," - Luke Minhere