The STO gateway is a cool little toy, but right now just a toy. Toss on duty officer missions, exchange, bank and inventory and it could arguably become the coolest tool for a game I've ever seen.
In a way it reminds me of the consoles on or near the captains chair, everything you need at your fingertips. Sometime down the road it would be amazing to see them add in ship auto-navigation with a way to sit on the bridge of our ships (or even better free roam around the ships or sit) while going from place to place. set course from your tablet with sto gateway and then go to the lounge and grab a drink or play some poker do a shipboard doff mission or two and then get a dialog box from your bridge officer or the computer saying you've reached your destination.
I'm not really into roleplaying, but the best games are the ones that really immerse you into the environment and make you part of it, unfortunately this is one of those areas sto doesn't.
Any updates on this project? What do we expect next?
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Agreed, why look at the character stats from a month ago. If it doesn't update as you go it's pointless. I don't use Tribble enough to know if it updates with the Tribble character or not. It's currently not very useful.
It does update in real time, it's just it's in beta right now so it's only linked to Tribble characters. When it goes live, it will track in real time all of your characters on the Holodeck server.
I disagree with people saying that it needs access to doing DOFF missions, it is not a replacement for the game, this is NOT FARMVILLE. If you want to play the game, you go into the game. Gateway will be handy for checking your characters configs, inventories etc without having to go in and switch through them all.
That may not seem like much to those with one or two characters, but for those of us with many characters, it will be handy. I've got 9 toons, all but 2 of them are at level cap and it can be a real pain having to switch in and out of them all trying to find the one that has a specific item or credit that I need.
The one possible feature I would like to see added, is access to the Mail system, since that used to be available on the website and it was a handy thing to have outside of the game.
Join date is wrong, I've actually been around since Beta.
99 little bugs in the code, 99 little bugs.
Take one down, patch it around.
127 little bugs in the code...