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# 21
11-23-2012, 03:44 PM
I am just absolutely FLOORED that he once again answered the SAME questions with the SAME answers, just shifted the times ahead by a season or so.

That's what I'm shaking my head over.

Know what? We need a new EP. Plain and simple. One who knows MMOs, one who doesn't lie to our faces and treat us like we are stupid.
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# 22
11-23-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by khamseenair View Post
Why are those of us who live in Europe, paying higher prices for Zen and receiving less?
Cuz you monies are wurth more then ares.
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# 23
11-23-2012, 03:53 PM
AMBASSADOR CLASS!

Finally!!

Ohh how I been waiting for that ship, tho it might not be good, I fell in love with it in "Yesterdays Enterprise"

I cant wait, I have several questions id love to get in on next Q&A hopefully they will get answered.

I loved reading this months Q&A, a lot of good information and plans for the future, altho a lot of people have a lot of good points being sometimes it feels were getting the run around in Re to the Klingon Faction.

I geuss ill just save my questions for next Q&A entry
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# 24
11-23-2012, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by lordmalak1 View Post
Why do I get the impression that all my accumulated crafting skill will be robbed from my toons and I'll have to start all over again ?
They will put it in a Box that's all wrapped up in Reputation, and it'll even have a pretty glow all around it...

Then after three months, you'll be able to open it and be surprised.

[/sarcasm]
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# 25
11-23-2012, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by lordmalak1 View Post
Why do I get the impression that all my accumulated crafting skill will be robbed from my toons and I'll have to start all over again ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by daiouvegeta2 View Post
Because, you will, just like the STFs, just like all of us.

Ok I am confused. Dan stated these in the Q&A.

Q: (ebrithil1) As much as I love all the new content you've been pushing out for the Feds, I like my Klingons too. When can we expect to see you fulfill the promise you made to expand the content on the red side?

Dstahl: Personally, I?m still very committed to ensuring the KDF has levels 1-50, more so than I can even publicly talk about because it would involve going into details about all the internal conversations I?ve had within the company about this topic. It is my goal as EP to make this happen and the only thing that I can give you is that I?m fighting for it and want to do it. It just isn?t official yet.

Q: (vawlkus) Please tell me there?s a timeline to get Klingon?s back to starting at level 1. I flat our refuse to start a new character at level 20. Even if the missions aren?t there, let us figure out our way upwards.

Dstahl: Totally agree with you and I?m working on it getting it approved and have been ever since I returned as EP. I?m not giving up on this.

And yet, during the Season 7 Update! More Changes Inbound! Posted Nov 20, 2012 thread, he states the following.


So I am confused. If Dan has ultimate say as EP on what goes in and what stays out, why is he needing anything approved?
One Word... Five Letters... Sounds like Bunny... (as in Romulan Rabbit)

The Answer Is...


M O N E Y

One could imagine a situation in which He is probably having to justify spending the extra Time, Resources and
M O N E Y on further developing the Klingon Faction, while much of the data He already has, shows a Monetary Loss.

That in and oif itself, could be the largest and hardest hurdle to get over, when trying to convince the people who make the BIG Decisions, to okay the expenditure on a project of this nature..
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# 26
11-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Just ran the interview through the Universal Translator and this is what came back :


Q: Is there any release date yet for the Romulan Faction?
A: No. The KDF doesn't make money so forget a third faction.

Q: Are there any plans on adding in Dr. Crusher?s medical robe?
A: If we think enough people will buy it.

Q: With many of the stack sizes recently being updated to 100, why is that hypos and the like are still at 20? Can these please be increased as well?
A: No.

Q: What did you do the STFs? I can?t remember the last time I?ve been killed but since the Season 7 update, I?ve been killed at least 3 times!
A: We broke it and hoped no-one would notice.

Q: Have you thought about a Captain/Crew reputation system played much like a mini Starbase for ship interiors?
A: New dilithium sink? Sure great idea.

Q: When is crafting going to be reworked? Aside from the Aegis set, there?s nothing craftable we can make that we can?t buy in the Dilithium Store, so what?s the point of all those crafting materials apart from putting them towards Fleet Projects?
A: We'll add the dilithium sink asap but reworking crafting ? ha, ha, ha.

Q: Will we see possible ways of getting MK XII gear from non-store systems in the future?
A: No, in fact we're going to make it harder.

Q: Can the cost of Starbase feature projects be reduced? The Dilithium cost is stalling current upgrades and projects as it is.
A: Yes, feature projects don't work as an effective dilithium sink for small fleets so by scaling the costs we can make them a sink for everybody.

Q: Any plans to add more missions to New Romulus? Also, will the map be added and/or hooked up to the Foundry?
A: Yes.

Q: Will there be more customization of the Starbases?
A: New dilithium sink? Sure great idea.

Q: Will we ever see a Klingon only adventure zone or Feature Episode series?
A: No. The KDF don't make money, so forget it.

Q: As much as I love all the new content you've been pushing out for the Feds, I like my Klingons too. When can we expect to see you fulfill the promise you made to expand the content on the red side?
A: The KDF doesn't make us money, so never.

Q: What form would a playable Romulan faction take? Would it be Senator Harmien's militants? The Tal Shiar? D'Tan's unificationists?
A: The KDF don't make money, so forget a third faction.

Q: Are you ever going to expand the game in a non-combative way?
A: Just as soon as we work how to monetize it.

Q: I was curious as to what exciting new additions are on the horizon?
A: More milking of the Federation cash cow, well it's exciting for us.

Q: Are there any plans for more unique ships made by Cryptic that are Star Fleet ships, or is there a chance to see Federation civilian ships added in-game with more unique ship profiles?
A: We make money on Starfleet ships so expect to see plenty more.

Q: Can the Orions have their own bridge design?
A: No.

Q: Any future plans for the Gateway?
A: Now that turned Duty Officers into a huge Dilithium sink, we want you to be able to use that sink all the time what better way than the Gateway?

Q: Are you going to implement the Ambassador Class at some point? And would it be possible to implement the Old Constitution Class for higher ranks?
A: Yes, because Federation ships make us money. If we can convience CBS the profit margin is large enough then maybe.

Q: What about missing planets like Trill(us) Prime, Betazed or Khitomer? Any plans for the future?
A: Yeah, but don't hold your breath.

Q: Please tell me there?s a timeline to get Klingon?s back to starting at level 1. I flat our refuse to start a new character at level 20. Even if the missions aren?t there, let us figure out our way upwards.
A: The KDF doesn't make us any money, so why would we waste time on this?

Q: One of the little tidbits I enjoyed when talking to Admiral D'Vak was that he mentioned Omega Force wasn't just anti-Borg. In fact, it was a force for dealing with any powerful threats like the Undine and the Iconians. With this is mind, are there any plans to have more "themed" sets like these, whether they are MACO/Honour Guard/Omega variants, or entirely new pieces?
A: Themed sets are great dilithium sinks, we like dilthium sinks.

Q: Thx for Mol'Rihan. It really feels like a planet surface where people *live*, unlike Defera and Nukara, where everyone are in constant danger. I love to just sit down and chill out on New Romulus, or watch the wild animals running around. I don't want to sound unappeasable, but could we expect other zones like this in the short term, probably by the time of S8?
A: Yes.

Q: Will we ever be able to send out bridge officers off on separate missions, or have them accompany us to battle in ships we assign them from our own selection?
A: Maybe, but don't hold your breath.
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# 27
11-23-2012, 04:26 PM
I think I'll save that post for future referance...

Let's see where we are a year from now...

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# 28
11-23-2012, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by themarie View Post
What was promised in Six for Seven was moved to Eight. What was promised in Seven has been delayed until "later in the season" and also Season Eight. Vague promises that things will REALLY improve in Season 9.

*headdesk*



What more needs to be said. Really...
I'm more surprised by that fact that THAT was any surprise...

That's been the norm for STO: parts of what they initially say is part of a season, is frequently moved back due to internal issues, of all kinds
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# 29
11-23-2012, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jackswaggert View Post
Cuz you monies are wurth more then ares.
europe has vat.if you live in a country where vat is 20% (upper limit is 25% ) you will pay 20% more for the same thing.Thats not cryptic or PWE's fault.
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# 30
11-23-2012, 05:17 PM
...Well...,

... Their record's not great...

But They do deliver..,

.... Eventually.
(perhaps another TM acquisition?)


One just has to have the Patience of Job.
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