Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 191 T6 Ships.
11-15-2012, 07:20 PM
1)In the last Ask Cryptic, you mentioned the possibility of increasing the level cap in the future, and how T6 ships might come with that.

After Cryptic has heavily monetized T5 Ships, Fleet Ships, and Lock box ships (which is not inherently bad), how would you handle T6 ships? Anybody who has bought a few of these would essentially be down a lot of money. Would you upgrade all the paid for ships to T6? Or give players free access to T6 versions of their T5 ships?



2)Will the KDF be getting a 3 Pack Science Vessel counterpart to the Vesta? They got the Bortas along side the Odyssey, it only seems fair they'd get a similar science ship. And will there be a 3 Pack Escort sometime in the future?
Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
# 192
11-15-2012, 07:47 PM
With Fleets getting all sorts of exclusives, What exclusives do you have in mind for the dedicated soloist? When can we start to see them?
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 182
# 193
11-15-2012, 07:50 PM
Mr. DStahl

I noticed you admitted that removing dilithium rewards from the STFs....was a huge mistake on your part, and furthermore, reversed it, awfully quickly too i might add.

On this note, when will Exchange fixes and improvements be coming to us? Exchange has been broken since Season Six launched, and the 'All' tab remains unusable, as well as the exclusion of two Duty Officer buttons in the Exchange.

Also, in S7, it's nice that we can designate our default shuttle, but this seems to be bugged a little bit in that even in your capital ship (starship if you must), it shows the name and class info of your shuttlecraft......what is the timeline of getting this bug fixed?
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,416
# 194
11-15-2012, 07:57 PM
so.... about this pvp thing.

when is it going to get better?

eta on a new map?

eta on a new gameplay mode?

eta on when pvp can start earning rewards for all this pve stuff that drastically effects pvp?
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Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 195
11-15-2012, 08:05 PM
Dan you've said in the past you had no plans for futher KDF CStore ships but any chance that will change before the end of the year? If not then when?

I'd like to see a C-Store Haj Heavy Bird of Prey with 10 console slots and some decent hull/shield stats & modifiers, we've got nothing to compete with all the Smurfy (Fed) ships out now and have been falling further and further behind the power curve. The Fleet Hos'sus is just plain yuk to me and the anemic stats stink even if it wasn't so visually unappealing.

Supposedly season 8 will have some KDF content, we hear little if anything ever said about plans for our faction other than 'you'll get something someday ..perhaps better luck next year', anything you would share?
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 196
11-15-2012, 08:14 PM
Can you tell us when the Tholians will be hitting the Foundry? And what's the status of patrols and despawning NPCs?

In the September State of the Game, you stated the STO team was hoping to create a playable Romulan faction. Season 7 establishes that the Romulan Star Empire as we know it has all but collapsed. So what form would a playable Romulan faction take? Would it be Senator Harmien's militants? The Tal Shiar? D'Tan's unificationists?

I've noticed that Terran Empire ships sometimes accompany the Tholians. Is there a reason for this?

I'm loving Season 7 so far. What can we expect in the near future in terms of mission content, new ships, and the Foundry?

Are you still working on an "Exploration revamp"?

Are you still planning to fix PvP, or is it dead for good now?

What happened to Handsome Phaser Guy on the front page? Is he ever coming back?
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 855
# 197
11-15-2012, 08:40 PM
1. Any plans for more of the new Destroyer type?

2. Any further news on the Ambassador class?

3. Would it be possible to introduce a method to kick AFKers/Griefers from a match/event such as PvP and STFs?

4. Oh and when will the fleet assault cruiser refit be released?
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Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 28
Why don't you read the following forum thread? "Cryptic's compromise - are we happy with it?"

To summarize it, a lot of people are not accepting this feint as compromise. They want an apology for these dirty tactics and for lying to us. They want you to look at the elephant still in the room, the giant dilithium paywall and multiple resource-heavy mutually exclusive development paths you're still forcing on us, increasing the overall hassle of earning STF loot by a thousand percent. They want to know why you are so keen to force us to play the game in ways we don't enjoy and charge us a hefty fee for it?
KIRK:That which you call Ee'd Plebnista was not written for the chiefs or the kings or the warriors or the rich and powerful, but for all the people! These words were not written only for the Yangs, but for the Kohms as well! They must apply to everyone or they mean nothing! Do you understand?
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 270
# 199
11-15-2012, 09:10 PM
As one of the minority players that regularly spend 100$-200$ monthly on STO I was curious as to what exciting new additions are on the horizon to keep my business (and players like me)?

Are we going to see an upgrade to the Odyssey class ships? Some new skins/parts/console set would be a welcome add on(s) worthy of lobi/zen.

Any word on saucer separation for the Dreadnought cruiser? Or an expansion of the dreadnought line of ships (Still hoping for an Odyssey dreadnought!)? Any plans to fix the accuracy issues with the phaser spinal lance?

Recently cruisers have been the subject of scrutiny regarding lack of DPS and ability to hull tank. Science ships received sensor analysis to help them do damage, will cruisers receive some sort of ship specific ability?

Regent fleet refit? Chimera refit? Both ships are underpowered vs fleet and other ships like h vesta.

PvP updates?

Finally:
Thanks for season 7. Don't let the dilithium vampires get you and the team down. They wail and gnash their teeth whenever change occurs.
Starfleet Veteran
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# 200
11-15-2012, 09:31 PM
I still love the game and the job you and your staff are doing - I do have a couple of questions I'd love answered though.

Are you ever going to expand the game in a non-combative way? Such as - making more random 'explore space' missions. Puzzles on planets. Running into Ardra and having to outwit her - things like that. As much fun as blowing stuff up and the like is, some more 'Trek' missions would be ideal in my opinion.

Is the Venture class Saucer ever going to have it's missing windows fixed?

Is there going to be a Fleet Assault Cruiser?


Thanks in advance if you pick any of my questions.
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