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Your Questions for Dan Stahl's Priority One Interview!

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We have the honor and the privilege to once again speak with STO Executive Producer Dan Stahl! Dan has not only returned to Cryptic, but to STO's big chair. We have lots of questions for him about where he's been, what he's done and what he plans to do.

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# 2
02-16-2012, 11:54 PM
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Hey! That was a serious question.
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# 3
02-17-2012, 12:01 AM
Hi its great that your back i know many other are excited that you have returned and my question is what are your plans on filling out the Klingon Empire and what time frame have you set for this if any at all??
Thanks
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# 4
02-17-2012, 12:23 AM
  • Are there plans to revamp or (hopefully) completely re-do ground combat?

  • When will KDF get more non-C-store uniform options to match Federation variery? What about off-duty uniforms for KDF?

  • More hair options for KDF, like Kahless and Worf's hair (which is closer to the most common kind we saw Klingons with on TNG and DS9 than dreadlocks), and some more crazy fluffy hair metal hair for Nausicaans to match the TV Nausicaans?

  • Are plans underway to create missions that enable KDF to be created as your first character (i.e. KDF missions to fill out the first twenty levels)?

  • Has the team considered adding more eye types for humans (and other races), and the ability to mess with cheekbone scale? All my human characters look like the same guy with drastic plastic surgery because there are only two eyes: Asian, and everyone else. Also what about adjustable hair lengths? Non-Ken/Barbi body types (being able to make my captain look pregnant doesn't count)?

  • Will complete 3D movement in space ever be considered?

  • Will the increased income generated by the F2P model mean greater frequency of content updates than before?

  • Has the team considered adding NPC and player grunts, shouting, lines, etc. to add atmosphere to ground combat? Everyone fighting in total silence sucks a lot of the fun out of it.

  • Will we get new non-C-store species? Like Chalnoth for KDF?

  • Has any thought been given to redoing the music for the game? 90% of the soundtrack seems okay for Klingon but inappropriate for Federation, and almost none of it sounds like the music of the shows and movies.

  • Will we ever get cross-faction teaming so I don't have to switch off my preferred faction to play with my Fleet mates when we have less than 5?

  • Are more STFs, with a greater variety of enemies, in the works? It gets boring fighting the Borg all the time, and only having to worry about Plasma makes ship configuration uninteresting. Terran Empire? Romulans? True Way? Dominion? Breen? Space STFs don't seem like they're very difficult to design, I don't see why we don't have 15 of them instead of a couple. This might clash with the whole Omega force thing but I don't think anyone cares about that. We'd rather have more gameplay variety than stringent consistency in game lore.


That should do for now
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# 5
02-17-2012, 12:33 AM
I guess it's too early to ask him about that one giant sector space map! :p I kid, I kid!

There is one thing I'd like to know; now that we're seeing more weapon type variants pop-up, such as the plasma and spiral-wave disruptors; are there any more in the pipeline like plasma phasers, tetryon-disruptors or antiproton-positron beams like the Delta Rana warship used?
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02-17-2012, 12:36 AM
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# 7
02-17-2012, 12:57 AM
1) Dan, not too long ago, you mentioned you wanted more attention with the Foundry. Is that still your focus?

Will we see somekind of push to kill all those lingering foundry bugs?

Will we see the Library updated with all these new ships, new textures, new locations, and new outfits?


2) What you would say are your three largest priorities for STO?

3) While you was away from the Big Chair, did you have a moment that gave you a new perspective regarding STO?

4) Do you think these new systems like the Jem'Haddar Grab bags and now the Cardassian Lock Boxes tend to be a bit too aggressive? People spend fortunes gambling in hopes to get one and some unfortunate souls end up with massive holes in their pockets. Is this the future of STO?
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# 8
02-17-2012, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Grafico
  • Are there plans to revamp or (hopefully) completely re-do ground combat?

  • When will KDF get more non-C-store uniform options to match Federation variery? What about off-duty uniforms for KDF?

  • More hair options for KDF, like Kahless and Worf's hair (which is closer to the most common kind we saw Klingons with on TNG and DS9 than dreadlocks), and some more crazy fluffy hair metal hair for Nausicaans to match the TV Nausicaans?

  • Are plans underway to create missions that enable KDF to be created as your first character (i.e. KDF missions to fill out the first twenty levels)?

  • Has the team considered adding more eye types for humans (and other races), and the ability to mess with cheekbone scale? All my human characters look like the same guy with drastic plastic surgery because there are only two eyes: Asian, and everyone else. Also what about adjustable hair lengths? Non-Ken/Barbi body types (being able to make my captain look pregnant doesn't count)?

  • Will complete 3D movement in space ever be considered?

  • Will the increased income generated by the F2P model mean greater frequency of content updates than before?

  • Has the team considered adding NPC and player grunts, shouting, lines, etc. to add atmosphere to ground combat? Everyone fighting in total silence sucks a lot of the fun out of it.

  • Will we get new non-C-store species? Like Chalnoth for KDF?

  • Has any thought been given to redoing the music for the game? 90% of the soundtrack seems okay for Klingon but inappropriate for Federation, and almost none of it sounds like the music of the shows and movies.

  • Will we ever get cross-faction teaming so I don't have to switch off my preferred faction to play with my Fleet mates when we have less than 5?

  • Are more STFs, with a greater variety of enemies, in the works? It gets boring fighting the Borg all the time, and only having to worry about Plasma makes ship configuration uninteresting. Terran Empire? Romulans? True Way? Dominion? Breen? Space STFs don't seem like they're very difficult to design, I don't see why we don't have 15 of them instead of a couple. This might clash with the whole Omega force thing but I don't think anyone cares about that. We'd rather have more gameplay variety than stringent consistency in game lore.


That should do for now
Like he said.
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# 9
02-17-2012, 05:01 AM
Question - What are you top 10 realistic goals for the next 6 months.
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# 10
02-17-2012, 12:03 AM
What old goals (new hair tech, Poker....) are you you going to put back on the drawing board?

Will the ultra rare items in lock boxes always be ships?

Will there ever be any new gold perks beyond Vet rewards?

Are the old episodes still going to be remastered?

Will we ever get an EC sink that is not related to the exchange?
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