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# 1 Ask Cryptic: May 2013
05-31-2013, 01:00 PM
In this brand-new edition of Ask Cryptic, Executive Producer Daniel Stahl delivers answers to player submitted questions.

These questions were asked earlier in the month in this thread, as well as in our French and German forums.


Link to the Ask Cryptic.
Brandon "BranFlakes" Felczer | Former Community Team Lead for Perfect World Entertainment
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# 2
05-31-2013, 01:05 PM
So...

Bug fixes and Suliban confirmed, everything else "we'll talk about it later".

Not very enlightening.
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# 3
05-31-2013, 01:17 PM
EDIT: ......well I feel stupid.......I should learn to read......
Sound of Interstellar Space

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

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# 4
05-31-2013, 01:18 PM
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Q: (captaind3) Suliban bridge officers? Or at least Suliban parts in alien gen. I?ve been waiting for them forever. Pretty Please? Is it gonna happen?

Dstahl:
Highly likely.
I hope this also means the possibility of Suliban Playable Captain Species. That would be great.

On the Suliban Bridge Officers, I hope it would be as part of an "Evaluate <Species> Bridge Officer Candidate" Doff assignment, like how the Romulan and Reman Species are confirmed to be eventually added for Republic characters. Not against C-store options pe rsay, but would rather have the option of more then one Suliban Boff.

I also want to add my Support to a playable Cardassian Union Faction. But no hurry on that one, I think the Dev team needs a break before they work on another expansion. Still would be awesome to have on the Long term radar.
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# 5
05-31-2013, 01:22 PM
Thanks for answering my question cryptic, rock solid response too. I can't wait to build a great Romulan doff collection.
The Somraw, K'tinga, D'Kyr, D7, Kumari, and T'Varo are all older than the Constitution Refit and yet they are tier 5. The rule needs to change.
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# 6
05-31-2013, 01:26 PM
Big fraking surprise absolutely nothing about a Romulan fleetbase interior/exterior skin or anything of that sort, just the same typical when will we see this species or that added and when do we get more ships.

Why bother even asking us to submit questions when it's always the same questions being answered and 99% are things so far ahead/if ever that it doesn't matter.
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# 7
05-31-2013, 01:28 PM
I'd really like a reputation with branching choices. That could also be interesting for species.

For example, build a rep out of the DS9 FE series and have us choose between allying with the Cardassians, the Deferi, the Breen, and the Gorn. Every group has a price they want in the exchange for helping defend the Preservers against the Elachi.

Which choice we make could influence the rep projects we get and the events inside the reputation missions. Just slightly.

Maybe the Gorn want us to help a breakaway planet escape the Klingon Empire. The Deferi want Preserver secrets. The Breen want weapons. The Cardassians want defensive technology.

We have to make a deal with one of them to progress the "Preserver Defense" faction. We choose which one we deal with and this flavors the later reward projects. (They could be the same basic rewards but with cosmetic differences. And the one we choose could become a playable species for the faction of the Captain who completes the rep.)
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# 8
05-31-2013, 01:57 PM
That's it? I find this Ask Cryptic entry to be rather disappointing.

The good:

The acknowledgement of the network issues and what they've been doing to deal with the problems. The queues have all but vanished, and aside from some random lag and disconnects, stability does seem better then it was a week ago. So credit where credit is due there.

The rest:

This was less like an Ask Cryptic and more like a PR Release/LoR Slurp Fest. It seems like all the questions submitted for this month's AC prior to the reopening for submissions were ignored. With the amount of questions asked, and the problems plaguing the game since LoR launched it seems like this column should have been at least twice as long as it was.

Perhaps I expected too much, but it feel like the spirit of Ask Cryptic has been tarnished. This is a place for players to ask questions of the head guy in charge and get, hopefully, honest and reasonable answers. Of all the questions submitted the ones selected for answer are rather perplexing. Three questions about the next season, all of which were basically answered with "too soon to talk about." At the risk of trivializing questions about dismissing Boffs and kit visuals, I think questions about more urgent matters could have been addressed if you are only able to answer a limited amount.

A good question that should have been answered would have been: How in the heck did such massive bugs such as (but not limited to) the mail system, the immoral Crystaline Entity, and the lance happy B'Gers in Hive Onslaught end up on holodeck when they weren't busted on Tribble?

Instead, some of those bugs barely get a passing mention. We are also told that bug fixes will be coming in "the upcoming month" A month??? Why aren't some of the smaller/easier fixes being pushed to Tribble for testing now? There hasn't been a tribble update in a week. Prior to LoR it was being updated every other day, sometimes more.

We were also given the same non-answers to fleet costs and the Galaxy-X update. How about telling us how we can expect relief in regards to fleet costs, or when we can expect a blog with the information. As for the Galaxy-X, saucer sep has been the go-to excuse for a year and a half now. There are 5 other ships (give or take 1 or 2 that I can't think of at the moment) that have separation ability, one of which happens to be a Galaxy class! Level with us on this, PLEASE! What is the problem/holdup with this ship? Please give us something aside from "saucer sep", or let us in on what part of saucer sep is causing so much hassle. There are some pretty smart people here, you never know, maybe we can help you find a solution.

To conclude, yes you did a beautiful job with the Romulan stuff, but I think that should have been a separate press release and this Ask Cryptic used for more pressing matters.

Thank you.

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# 9
05-31-2013, 02:02 PM
Glad to hear you guys have added some new hardware, loving the expansion so far (4 new kdf-allied romulans so far) Suliban might be an interesting species option, Hirogen I'm so so about except I really, really want that armor you see them wearing in the New Romulus warehouse mission. Also, is there any plans to get playable S'ona ships in game, I have loved those ship designs since ST:Insurrection came out. Hoping we get a nice bug fix patch soon and congrats to all the devs for all the hard work put into this expansion. Dan give them all a pat on the back and an atta boy, because even with the downtimes, server issues and some annoying bugs the team really came through with this expansion.


PS I hope this new kit mechanic will finally enable me to have a targ/saur/jackal mastiff handler kit
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# 10
05-31-2013, 01:14 PM
So my question about getting fighter/shuttle upgrades was not posted so sad !! Also any chance we can get rapid fire missiles, or cluster missiles, or missiles that are affected by HY and TS ??? or missile turrets. You have them in missions and the Elachi have them as well
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