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# 11
07-20-2010, 05:16 PM
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I would suggest to post that in a PM, respectfully, to DStahl and see what happens. At best, he'll make a topic to explain stuff, and that may do some good.
NO not a good idea trust me.

also love the sig.
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# 12
07-20-2010, 05:18 PM
Which part isn't the good idea? sending the PM in the first place or the possibility that Dstalh might make a post to try and explain things? Honestly I can see good and bad parts for both.
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# 13
07-20-2010, 06:07 PM
There's no need to abandon this forum, and we are listening to your feedback.

It is going to take time to correct the current faction imbalance, and it's something we're actively working on.

Klingons are getting a number of updates this Season to help begin to rectify this balance issue.

You are getting more updated costume options than the Federation is, and you are getting more new episodes than Federation Players are.

Yes, the Federation is getting the Diplomatic Corps, however, you are getting several new episodes strung across several levels, as well as access to any new "standard" PvE content being introduced. We know that this doesn't "fix" anything. However, it is a start.

Thanks,

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# 14
07-20-2010, 06:16 PM
Stormshade, It would go a long way if dev posts came more than once per page, and if the legitimate suggestions were acknowledged, discussed, encouraged... or even nicely shot down or redirected.

Communication helps. Feed back helps.

But, its far more effective when the communication is active both ways.

Think of it as being inside a "questioning" room on the other side of a one way mirror. You know there could be some one on the other side of that mirror. But you don't know for sure. You dont know if they're really paying attention. You don't know if they're actually logging everything you say and do.

But you're still in the room.

Alone.

Cryptic needs to open that door, bring in a box of doughnuts, and take a seat at the table with us.
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# 15
07-20-2010, 07:05 PM
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Stormshade, It would go a long way if dev posts came more than once per page, and if the legitimate suggestions were acknowledged, discussed, encouraged... or even nicely shot down or redirected.
Communication helps. Feed back helps.
But, its far more effective when the communication is active both ways.

This is the same sort of treatment (or lack therof) that gets people all bent out of shape in the Tech/Help forums. There is virtually no communication coming from Crytic on much of anything at all. People are paying for this product/service and when it appears that the powers that be couldn't even be bothered to post a message to acknowledge an issue, it comes as no surprise that people are cancelling their subscriptions (of which the resulting player vacuum is becoming more and more obvious).

Whatever happened to all that talk on Cryptic's end of "transparency"? If Feedback forums are to be virtually ignored by Cryptic devs, why have them? The lack of Cryptic's "responsive voice" shows a lack or concern for, even lack of respect of, it's subscribing customer base.

Yes, if a thread gets out of hand, close it/deal with it. Yes, Stormshade did in fact post an "acknowledgement" of this this issue and thread. The thing is, if Cryptic did that more often, there wouldn't be half the Cryptic-flaming and customer UNsatisfaction that has become so prevalent.
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# 16
07-20-2010, 07:06 PM
More than once per page? Reality check here: at the rate some of these threads build you'd have to designate somebody to sit on the forums and do nothing but post to get the kind of saturation.
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# 17
07-20-2010, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by phlyto View Post
Stormshade, It would go a long way if dev posts came more than once per page, and if the legitimate suggestions were acknowledged, discussed, encouraged... or even nicely shot down or redirected.

Communication helps. Feed back helps.

But, its far more effective when the communication is active both ways.

Think of it as being inside a "questioning" room on the other side of a one way mirror. You know there could be some one on the other side of that mirror. But you don't know for sure. You dont know if they're really paying attention. You don't know if they're actually logging everything you say and do.

But you're still in the room.

Alone.

Cryptic needs to open that door, bring in a box of doughnuts, and take a seat at the table with us.
That's how I think a great many players on this side feel......You hit the nail on the head.
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# 18
07-20-2010, 07:16 PM
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More than once per page? Reality check here: at the rate some of these threads build you'd have to designate somebody to sit on the forums and do nothing but post to get the kind of saturation.
I went back over the last 8 pages. These are the dates of dev posts on those pages. All dates are 2010.

20 July. 1 July. 22 June. 29 April x2. 20 April. 31 March.

It only takes a few minutes to skim the forums. If they need to "designate" a developer to do that, then perhaps they should. As I said earlier, communication is key. Its the reason they have "Community Managers" employed. It's why Stormy is here.
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# 19
07-20-2010, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by StormShade
Klingons are getting a number of updates this Season to help begin to rectify this balance issue.
And the Feds got a lot of stuff too, making things more imbalanced.

Quote:
Originally Posted by StormShade
You are getting more updated costume options than the Federation is,
And to back that up, a dev said that one of the things that will distinguish Feds and Klingons is the unique costumes the Klingons get... oh WAIT! Through Diplomatic Core, Feds get the same costume options by being able to have KLINGON BO's.

KLINGONS have fewer BO options than Feds, Fed BO's have Space Traits, and now Feds have access to Klingon BO.s Klingons do not have access to Fed BO's.

Quote:
Originally Posted by StormShade
and you are getting more new episodes than Federation Players are.
And this is "balanced" by the fact that the Feds get a C-store ship that gives them a previously Klingon-only advantage (cloak). Klingons get zip. Furthermore, Feds get 3 L51 "refit" ships, all with neat powers, and one of them ALSO has a previously Klingon-only advantage (cloak). Klingons get 1 L51 "refit" ship, and... er... yeah.

So no, sorry, it seems that every time you try to give Klingons something, you get scared and rush to offer the Feds something too... the poor darlings... which means you give stuff to both sides... which means Klingons are left behind. Again.

And about those Off-Duty uniforms... OH WAIT. Fed only. Sorry.
And about those social areas like Risa and Vulcan and... OH WAIT. Fed only. Sorry.
And about the option to Transwarp to different places on the map besides the homeworld... OH WAIT. Fed only. Sorry.

And about all these new Fed ships being added to the game (Excelceor, Nebula). And graphical/model fixes to existing Fed ships (Galaxy). On top of the tons of ships the Feds already had. On the other hand, Klingons have started with less ships, and they have had a whooping 2 ships added to their roster, with zero graphical fixes.

Day 45 patch was to be the "Klingons catch up patch".

Then it was Season 2.0.

Now it's... Star Trek Online ][?
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# 20
07-20-2010, 07:26 PM
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I went back over the last 8 pages. These are the dates of dev posts on those pages. All dates are 2010.

20 July. 1 July. 22 June. 29 April x2. 20 April. 31 March.

It only takes a few minutes to skim the forums. If they need to "designate" a developer to do that, then perhaps they should. As I said earlier, communication is key. Its the reason they have "Community Managers" employed. It's why Stormy is here.
Oddly enough they don't need to post to have read everything.

Maybe the Cryptic community folks need to start a Blizzard style approach and constantly remind people not to fish/beg/plead for dev posts and that they do actually read stuff without replying to everything >.>
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