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# 1 Ask Cryptic: August 2012
08-10-2012, 12:00 PM
In this brand-new edition of Ask Cryptic, Executive Producer Dan Stahl delivers answers to player submitted questions.


Link to the Ask Cryptic.
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# 2
08-10-2012, 12:03 PM
Thanks for the writeup! Welcome aboard Steven Ekholm, happy to hear the talent from 38 studios is not going to waste.

The perspective about the lobi catch-22 was almost as interesting as the skant revelation.

I find it hard to buy into the constant ship visual updates though. Some ships have gone without basic improvements, like a main light over the registry/name for years. Its clear there is either no time, or not enough will to assure quality (adding a light to the Tactical Escort for example hardly sacrifices performance when it is present on other ships).

Its hopeful to hear that ship caps (among others) are still open to change. Limiting people who want to spend money is bad business.

So people are earning as much Dilithium as is 'needed'? Thats a really interesting thing to hear. So for all the commentary about people turning away from the 'grind', it seems people are actually... playing the game (for dilithium) as much as is 'needed'.

Laugh of the day: "Dstahl: Tholians will start showing up when the Starbase you are defending is big enough to draw their interest."

Oh Dan, why do you tease so about the Foundry.
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# 3
08-10-2012, 12:08 PM
can we get an in-game text translator? Like Google translator. a lot of new players particularly from Germany that do not type in English for example.
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# 4
08-10-2012, 12:11 PM
Q: (k4pt41nk4ng4r00) Why isn?t the Excalibur/Vesper/Exeter in the Fleet Store?

Dstahl: As we prepared to release Season 6, we were looking at what ships to make available in the Fleet Store. The designers settled on 40 ships, divided between FED/KDF, which gave a variety of options at Season 6 launch. Our intention is to continue to add more in future Seasons and updates.


That's a cop-out, Mr Stahl, and you know it... You could've just as easily skipped the T2 Saber, or the T2 Nova, and added the T2 Excalibur instead. The simple truth of it is; You didn't want people running around at max level with a T5+ "Constitution" look-a-like.
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# 5
08-10-2012, 12:18 PM
Oh when the Skants,
Oh when the Skants,
Oh when the Skants go marching in...

Zap Branigan AWAY!
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# 6
08-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Yea what a joke divided fairly between the fed and kdf rofl. Nice little cop out too on why the KDF doesn't get a fleet module discount... We must have something written on our foreheads to make him believe that we are that gullible.
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# 7
08-10-2012, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by meurik View Post
Q: (k4pt41nk4ng4r00) Why isn?t the Excalibur/Vesper/Exeter in the Fleet Store?

Dstahl: As we prepared to release Season 6, we were looking at what ships to make available in the Fleet Store. The designers settled on 40 ships, divided between FED/KDF, which gave a variety of options at Season 6 launch. Our intention is to continue to add more in future Seasons and updates.


That's a cop-out, Mr Stahl, and you know it... You could've just as easily skipped the T2 Saber, or the T2 Nova, and added the T2 Excalibur instead. The simple truth of it is; You didn't want people running around at max level with a T5+ "Constitution" look-a-like.
To make it even more of a cop out is this statement "Another consideration was whether or not the ship had a T5 C-Store version."

As none of the KDF fleet ships have T5 C-store versions, that obviously wasn't that big of a thing to consider. This was the entire point of lordmalak1's question later, which he managed not to answer. Many Feds get a discount due to many of their fleet ships having C-store variants that qualify. The KDF has no such fleet ships qualifying for such a discount.

We have nothing. Nothing but our anger. We will take that spark and start a fire which will become a great conflagration!

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# 8
08-10-2012, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by alastorforthrigh View Post
To make it even more of a cop out is this statement "Another consideration was whether or not the ship had a T5 C-Store version."

As none of the KDF fleet ships have T5 C-store versions, that obviously wasn't that big of a thing to consider. This was the entire point of lordmalak1's question later, which he managed not to answer. Many Feds get a discount due to many of their fleet ships having C-store variants that qualify. The KDF has no such fleet ships qualifying for such a discount.
The T2 Connie had all of the requirements....
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# 9
08-10-2012, 12:32 PM
Q: (stostargatewars) Any update on the Vesta?

Dstahl: We?re happy to announce that we are working with Mark Rademaker to get the Vesta class ship into STO. We'll talk more about the Vesta closer to its release date.


how??

HOW is that an update ?! we KNEW that already !
we've known that for absolutely ages now , both from information on the forums and on rademakers blog

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# 10
08-10-2012, 12:33 PM
I'm still waiting for a status update of the missing 700-day Android Bridge Officer options.

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