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# 51
11-13-2012, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by zeuxidemus001 View Post
Makes me wonder if we can get an ETA on when this nasty server disconnection/packet loss issue on Cryptic's/PWE's side will get fixed its kind of unbearable every 5 seconds getting tossed around the game and disconnected.

I guess general server stability was not big on the list of getting pushed out with this.
Usually when they push out stability updates to the server, it crashes for several hours afterwards.
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# 52
11-13-2012, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post
Her pose is not athletic, she looks helpless, she's bent over at the waist.

She's tripping over her mini-skirt and her over exposed breasts, while pew pewing with a phallic shaped phaser toy.
http://images-cdn.perfectworld.com/w...1352836641.jpg
She's dressed in attire that one can basically use in game. Are you saying those costume pieces should be removed from the game?

As for pose, it's an action shot. Are you saying you don't lean forward when running?
From a stand still, to full sprint, tell me you don't lean/bend forward at the waist.
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# 53
11-14-2012, 04:02 AM
Nah, I dont think the costume should be removed fromgame. I just think th3e image is very striking, and could send the wrong message to any Trekkies passing by the site checking out the game after the publicity blitz today. This ain't your TNG/DS9/Enterprise/Voyager Star Trek.
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# 54 Wow!
11-14-2012, 05:49 AM
Even my computer thinks season 7's update sucks.....It keeps shutting down. Love the idea and the concept but let's work the bugs out before we release it..
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# 55
11-14-2012, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by eradicator84 View Post
http://images-cdn.perfectworld.com/w...1352836641.jpg
She's dressed in attire that one can basically use in game. Are you saying those costume pieces should be removed from the game?

As for pose, it's an action shot. Are you saying you don't lean forward when running?
From a stand still, to full sprint, tell me you don't lean/bend forward at the waist.
People will see things the way they want to, and read into things what isn't there. If something isn't what they're used to, they try to find whatever is in their minds to explain it.

I wouldn't put too much stock in what someone with only one thing on their mind when they look at or play STO say. I'd say you'd have to bend pretty far out of general consideration to see the pic as that poster described it.
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# 56
11-14-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by eradicator84 View Post
http://images-cdn.perfectworld.com/w...1352836641.jpg
She's dressed in attire that one can basically use in game. Are you saying those costume pieces should be removed from the game?

As for pose, it's an action shot. Are you saying you don't lean forward when running?
From a stand still, to full sprint, tell me you don't lean/bend forward at the waist.
The picture is awful, no two ways about it. It looks like it was drawn by an adolescent male for the cover of his Tolkien fanfic novella.

The background is a mural showcasing things that are relevant, like SHIPS and NEW ROMULUS. Only one of those ships is allotted more space than her boobs. The homepage is even worse, it's zoomed in on her chest and there's only a nacelle showing.

This is like those browser games that have a random picture of some elf chick in the banner but are pure spreadsheet sim games. The difference is, those are cheap asian carbon copy browser games, so you don't expect them to spend money on advertising or production.

Let me be clear, I don't object to the in-game costumes being showcased, and I don't have a problem with using sex to sell something. I have a problem with the god awful quality of that picture. I'm embarrassed to have that up on my screen for a friend or family member to see. It's done with the same hand as comic books or anime with a target audience of pre-pubescent males who have only a vague idea of the female form.

Maybe next season Cryptic should hire these girls. Here's one with some of the same elements as that disaster on the homepage. If they did this kind of stuff as a hobby, what do you think they could do if Cryptic threw a few dollars at them?
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# 57
11-14-2012, 03:42 PM
Somebody forgot to remove the borg universal console from the "assimilation" episode rewards list...
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# 58
11-14-2012, 10:19 PM
I would like to say that I really like the new loading screen when zoning. It is amazing what a little black can do. ^^
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# 59
11-15-2012, 12:02 PM
I'm experiencing serious lag issues even now.

It could just be that my computer is too weak, as I experience lagging on Earth Spacedock too.

But I also had problems in the Embassy when it was completely empty.
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# 60
11-17-2012, 01:13 PM
I've been playing STO on and off since the Beta. I even purchased the Deluxe Digital Download package as soon as it was available and have spent quite a lot in-game, mostly on ships.

I've enjoyed exploring the Star Trek universe 'first hand' and have been impressed with the detail of space combat.

However, Season 7 has let me down. First, there's the glitches -- I can't play the new events because I get booted as soon as I enter, the dialogue boxes call me by the name of a shuttle I'm not even in, my Vesta's engines die in sector space after I use slipstream...

Then there's the increasing complexity of the game itself. Although I'm a long-term player, I'm also a casual player. I'm not a gamer (this is the only game I've played for any length of time) and I have a job and write in my spare time. All of this means that I enjoy dipping into STO when I can and don't want to have to feel like I'm falling way behind everybody else who is grinding for better equipment and weapons.

I'd only just got my head around the workings of the fleet system when this new reputation system was introduced. More grind, more currencies...

I must admit, the only thing I was looking forward to from Season 7 was the Vesta. I bought the multipack and played with different configurations in PVP and STF missions. I know others love the Vesta, but I found it to be a let-down. The hull is weak and that's not made up for by being able to equip dual cannons, because the turn rate isn't good enough to make full use of them. Plus, cannons that can run off of auxiliary power when the rest of your weapons can't seems a bit pointless.

PVP is the only part of the game that still interests me, and as a science captain who is not an expert gamer, that's pretty disappointing most of the time. Plus, trying to find a fleet with active PVPer members has proven difficult.

So I'm saying cheerio to STO. Thanks for the good times: the adventures, the exploration and the battles. I've fought many species from the Klingons to the Borg, I've defended starbases and discovered previously unexplored systems, but, in the end, I was beaten by glitches and profit-hungry developers.

This will be my final report to Star Fleet Command before resigning my commission.

Vice Admiral Bamol signing off.
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