I have to echo the thanks of everyone else...my kids and I have been using these charts since...well, since not long after you started making them. They are insanely useful, especially early on when you're not so familiar with the different options.
Having them updated for all the new ships just makes them that much more needed, IMO.
You do the community a service that can never truly be properly repaid, spidermitch!
Hey there, fellow captains! Finally found some time to sit down and work on the charts with a few updates. Got that darn Odyssey boff change on the FED chart, fixed most of the console descriptions (removing the restrictions on which ships they can be used on) -- still have to go back and fix them up on the KDF chart. But I did get the Bortas Crazy Cruiser up on there... Still need some of the missing console pics though. Send 'em my way, if yas have em!
Also: I edited the original post with a link to the Cryptic Point Card page where you can send some C-store points my way (if you feel so inclined to do so) I'm not one to ask for charity and such, but figured I'd put it up there for those who would like to contribute to my STO fund. Since I can't spend alot of time in-game, my dilithium purse is a joke.
And so is my C-store bank account, since I spend all my points trying to get the Galor. It's sad, cause all I really wanted were pictures of the ship, for the charts. I felt pretty pathetic after not only spending all my points with no ship, but asking anyone that popped up as winning the ship for some pics... And I gotta say, there are some pretty rude people out there. Maybe it's just my luck or something, but really: asking for pictures taken from the ship tailor isn't really that big of a deal. Anyway, if anyone out there has a Galor, I'd be very greatful. (although I have no idea where to actually put the ship on the charts).
Thinking about it, creating a new cross-faction chart is a monumental task. It's all I can do to keep two up-to-date. That said, if there are more cross-faction ships released, this will definitely be considered. As it stands: I can't justify all the work that would go into creating a new chart with only two cross-faction ships available. I suppose time will tell. With all the trouble i'm running into trying to get shots of the Galor, I can't imagine fishing for pictures (or spending all my points trying to get it) EVERY time a new SUPERMEGAULTRA-RARE ship appears.
If only Cryptic could send me some renders? */poke CrypticStudios*
Just for everyone's information:
I've been having some hosting issues today. (all those past lives, you know - sorry, couldn't resist). Anyway, I've temporarily put the shipcharts on a picture site with no file size limit, but has a bit of a limit on bandwidth. I have a couple of prospects that I'm pursuing, but I wanted to tell everyone what was going on.
To those that have emailed me about this: thanks for the info. Currently, your links will not work, as my main site was suspended. I would direct everyone to this forum's original post for the most current links to the charts. I've also updated STOwiki to this effect too.
http://bit.ly/stoshipchart will always redirect to the top of this forum post, where the links are up-to-date. Thanks for everyone's patience while I get this sorted out.
Those wondering about the Odyssey & Bortasqu' subclass ships: I haven't forgotten about adding these. I've been having some issues with hosting lately (including what Avast deeming my site as malicious - see original post for more info), and I've been doing my best to get that stuff resolved. That, my day job & family coming into down really slowed me down with adding these special ships.
A few of you have recommended me doing a whole other chart. I currently don't see the chart as being overcrowded... On the contrary; I think it's finally being "filled in." I'll probably look at putting the shuttles or cross-faction ships on a seperate chart eventually, but only once I feel there is no more room for expanding the current ones.
Anywho, I'll be going out of town again this weekend, so I hope to get the flagship stuff up there within the week. Just wanted to pop in and give a little status update.
Hey fellas, quick note:
A few friends recommended I set up a 'Dilithium Donation' foundry mission up for anyone that may want to donate something but can't really afford to give any Cryptic Points.
Thought it was a good idea, so I've set one up (Fed side only at the moment @ the console on ESD). You can do a search for "Spidermitch" or "Spidermitch Ship Chart Donation" or "ST-HR5GJS5LJ" It should come up.
Any donations will be greatly be appreciated. (It's also a really quick mission for daily wrapper, if you're into that sorta thing.