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# 1 Interview a Dev: CaptainGeko
09-20-2013, 12:00 PM
In this edition of "Interview a Dev," Lead Designer Al "CaptainGeko" Rivera has answered questions that were submitted by players earlier in the month.


Link to the interview.
Brandon "BranFlakes" Felczer | Former Community Team Lead for Perfect World Entertainment
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,466
# 2
09-20-2013, 12:11 PM
So to recap:

No new Galaxy

New KDF ship pushed to 2014

No new customization for KDF ships

Fleet Ar'Kif eventually

Non-Rom C-store sets eventually

Maybe a new gimmick for Cruisers/Sci Ships

Tanking and Science is fine

STO isn't Tac focused

Maybe new boff powers

No T6 ships

They're dubious about Rom/Reman traits being nuts


Did I miss anything?
Lieutenant
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 58
# 3
09-20-2013, 12:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
So to recap:

No new Galaxy

New KDF ship pushed to 2014

No new customization for KDF ships

Fleet Ar'Kif eventually

Non-Rom C-store sets eventually

Maybe a new gimmick for Cruisers/Sci Ships

Tanking and Science is fine

STO isn't Tac focused

Maybe new boff powers

No T6 ships

They're dubious about Rom/Reman traits being nuts


Did I miss anything?


I think you caught it well.

Shame on the KDF stuff, I would like some more character outfit options too, not just for the ships. Maybe in 2015?
Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 912
# 4
09-20-2013, 12:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
So to recap:

No new Galaxy

New KDF ship pushed to 2014

No new customization for KDF ships

Fleet Ar'Kif eventually

Non-Rom C-store sets eventually

Maybe a new gimmick for Cruisers/Sci Ships

Tanking and Science is fine

STO isn't Tac focused

Maybe new boff powers

No T6 ships

They're dubious about Rom/Reman traits being nuts


Did I miss anything?
Language has nuance and meaning based on context, making your list both right and terribly misleading or needlessly inflammatory at the same time, though not terribly surprising considering who made the post.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 786
# 5
09-20-2013, 12:23 PM
so another spin as "your concerns are worn, you just give us money" Fix balance or stop charging.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,067
# 6
09-20-2013, 12:27 PM
I can't remember when players questions were submitted.

And a lot of the usual nice Jedi Mind Tricks: everything is all right, you don't need a new KDF ship this year, those are the Galaxys you were looking for.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
# 7
09-20-2013, 12:27 PM
Yea, I think so. The devs blind eye on the obvious is sad indeed. I play Science and love it to death, but the question posed about Tac/Escort 5 player groups being able to do anything and faster/more efficiently in (PVE) is pretty much dead on. And it would be great to see something at least being planned to fix it!
Aside from that, no KDF love, no new outfits either (aside from Romulan)?

Eek how long do we have to wait for things that used to come monthly in the past?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 127
# 8
09-20-2013, 12:33 PM
In response to the statement that the entire game is too focused on dps and escorts are king he says:

"My take as Lead Designer is that the problem is not significant"

So glad I've stopped playing already. When the lead designer doesn't feel that 2/3 of classes in the game are pointless it is past time to find a new game.




This post has been edited to remove content which violates the Perfect World Entertainment Community Rules and Policies. ~BranFlakes

Last edited by pwebranflakes; 09-20-2013 at 12:37 PM.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 194
# 9
09-20-2013, 12:34 PM
I think I like these interviews. Thank you, Al, for taking the time and effort to answer some of our questions. I really appreciate it.

If I could choose just one thing from that interview to emphasize, it would be the considerable advantage that the Romulan faction gets due to its bridge officer traits. While Al's response was carefully and neutrally worded, I sincerely hope that the devs will address the problem.

And by address the problem, I don't mean simply nerf the Romulan traits. There's nothing wrong with them per se; the issue is that no other faction can stack them so reliably, coupled with the dearth of other excellent BOFF trait options. Efficiency and Leadership really only get you so far.

The best solution I've seen so far would be something along the lines of what dontdrunkimshoot suggested here. Balance the Romulan traits by giving a large number of other viable options to all BOFF races.

Thanks again, Al. And thanks to those who made the interview questions.
Republic Veteran
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# 10
09-20-2013, 12:37 PM
As usual,the masters of sitting on the fence strike again. Well played Sirs,well played


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