Couple of quick questions.. in space, when your flying about, is there anyway to hide all the other player ships? It removes alot of the "realism" or immersion when you can see a ship light years away. I can understand seeing them on a radar, but not the way it is here. So.. is there a "hide players in space flight" button anywhere?
Also - when I'm on the deck of my ship, how do I fly it? I presume you go there, sit in the chair, read the log, and set your course, and see the stars rushing past on the viewscreen somehow, but I cant figure it out.
Yes, I know this would be immersive if you could but the ship interiors have been improved massively since launch and more is on the way so maybe being able to stay in the ship while travelling will be here one day.
It looks like we might get the maps all merged at some point and ship journeys could be quite lengthy and, hopefully, full of incidents.
You should understand one thing:
IF STO is ever going to be "controlled" from your bridge, the only thing it could possibly do is, autonavigate into sector space. Dan Stahl one mentioned, that he would possible, might even slightly think of that. But there is never going to be such a control similar to Star Trek Bridge Commander. Cryptic never wanted to build STO like this, and will definetley never going to change it that way for diferent reasons. To make it short, the biggest issue would be, that the entire game have to be revmapped entirely! -The shortest answer to that would be, "No way!"
I am not talking here abot, beeing possible, because the Cryptic Engine could do such thing in some time not far into the future. But there is already a working game. It is simply unpractical.
For "Flying from the bridge" I was thinking more you would open a map (just like you do now) but from inside the ship, and click on the place to go (just like you do now) and then fly there and beam down by running to your teleport room. So, nothing fancy or changing the game. But I guess that was a no
Anyone know about the second question? Anyway to hide other players / ships when flying through "map space" ?
As I already wrote, Dan Stahl the executive producer of STO is thinking of exactly this to come in some future...maybe. -There is always a maybe in an MMO.
As for the other question, I think so... but as I am not home and can't load STO, I can't say for sure. I know, you can display diferent informations above any NPC or PC in the game.... but on the Map or Minimap... can't say for sure. Sry, pal.