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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 48
02-27-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by naz4 View Post
Exactly - how can Cryptic mitigate this then?
Lots of little things, obviously the distribute shield 'toggle' option is a good start. The first thing they need to do is stop spreading miss information or bad advice and increase the good advice.

1- Rewrite the 'tips' that appear on loading screen to be both accurate and more informative.

2- Redo all 'default' ship weapon setups to something more useful. A beam array on the front arc of my defiant is not useful nor is the one in the aft.

3- Offer better 'cookie cutter' setups to aid players. For example a Tac Boff that is trained out of the box with say Tac Team 1, Torpedo Spread 2, Attack Pattern Omega 1, Cannon Rapid Fire 3 from somewhere instead of them all being random mish mashed crap.

4- Detail out some of the more 'debated' mechanics so players can focus on helping each other instead of arguing about how things work.

5- Have ships start at the offensive power setting instead of balanced.

I'm pretty sure there is likely 20+ things I have missed but those would be a start.
STO's F2P is basically an inferior experience for the masses at no cost being subsidized by a handful of whales seeking whatever it is that motivates them to spend hundreds if not thousands on a game.