Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 801
Dear Cryptic Team,
I started playing this game when F2P launched, and less then a week later I was level 50, then again on my next character, and again, and again, okay think you get the point. Obviously I've been at the endgame content for awhile now, and I would like to propose a radical idea.
My idea is that after season 8 is launched you delay the planned season 9 for one full season. The whole purpose behind these "seasons" is that you give more content to the end game players, well no offense but end game content has been nothing more than grinding, and really to be honest starts getting really boring after the first week or two. This is where my idea comes into play. Instead of the planned season 9 why not finally take the time to develop the poker mini-game and some other mini-games, revamp ship interiors and functionality, fix the errors with the exchange and really just give yourselves some breathing room to really iron out all of the bugs and little things you've wanted to get done/finished but haven't had the time to.
Personally as an everyday (and I do mean literally everyday) player I really won't mind the delay of a season for this. With the Rep System, Fleet progression system, the normal everyday grind, special events and everything else, this really would be the perfect time to do it. We would have the new content from season 8 plus everything else I just mentioned so it would really give you some time to work on overall game improving additions and changes.
I can honestly say that I am probably one of the few players that really understands the amount of hardship you had right from the start of acquiring the rights to the game and then unrealistic deadlines and then the change in ownership and then on top of that the migration to F2P. I'm sure there's a huge list of things that have been put on the back burner or never even started simply because you are trying to give us end-game players more to do. I greatly appreciate your efforts to continually add new content for us, but please take a break from that and really add in some of the more dynamic aspects of this game that I'm sure all of you would love to see as much as we would.
It is my sincere hope that enough of my fellow players will see this and truly show their support for this idea, and even give some constructive ideas as to what they would realistically like to see added if this were to be done. And on that note I ask, I challenge my fellow STO players to really seriously consider what small things they would like to see added,changed that could be done within the time period of a season that would make their overall STO experience more dynamic, diverse, and in all more enjoyable.
Thank you for your time and attention, and in advance to all players and development staff that give their constructive feedback on this proposal.

Last edited by voicesdark; 12-31-2012 at 06:32 PM. Reason: forgot to sub lol
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
12-31-2012, 06:57 PM
I absolutely hate it when devs delay content. If a specific piece of content is ready, then it should be released. Not released a couple of months from now. Considering that minigames and ship interiors don't require the full team to do, then they should be released when they are ready not by taking priority over other important content. Besides customizable ship interiors are waiting on tech from Neverwinter so the STO team has to wait for it to be transferred to them and adapt it from a medieval setting for creating dungeons to a Star Trek setting for creating ship interiors.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 801
# 3
12-31-2012, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by starkaos View Post
I absolutely hate it when devs delay content. If a specific piece of content is ready, then it should be released. Not released a couple of months from now. Considering that minigames and ship interiors don't require the full team to do, then they should be released when they are ready not by taking priority over other important content. Besides customizable ship interiors are waiting on tech from Neverwinter so the STO team has to wait for it to be transferred to them and adapt it from a medieval setting for creating dungeons to a Star Trek setting for creating ship interiors.
umm think you need to reread my post. I was not talking about delaying season 8, rather that they delay whatever was planned for season 9 which wouldn't be developed yet. I was referring to a lot more than just mini-games, again actually re-read it thoroughly and slower this time. I also mentioned bug fixes and many other things. the whole "waiting on x,y,z from Neverwinter" is a bs line for why interiors haven't been improved, and really you think they're just going to add customization interiors without some type of grind fest, functionality not customization through grinding. Again please re read my original post and slower this time so you read the whole thing and not just skim through it.
Captain
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# 4
12-31-2012, 07:38 PM
Made no mention of Season 8 or Season 9. All I said was delaying any content is a bad idea. Having a Season focused on really minor things rather than the usual some bug fixes, some minor additions, and new content would make too many players annoyed. Especially when KDF players have being asking for 1-50 content and others have been asking for a 3rd faction. Most players are rabid for new and exciting content. Whether the Neverwinter thing is true or not, I have no idea, but it makes sense. After all, why have 2 MMOs owned by the same company do the exact same thing.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
12-31-2012, 07:44 PM
I'm curious as to why you think your proposal is any more 'serious' than anyone else's?
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 883
# 6
12-31-2012, 07:45 PM
While I commend you on your thoughts, I don't see it happening.

It would be great if they worked on what must be an ever growing list of wish list items. I know several people would love to have beachwear for Risa, etc. But the reality of a MMOs is that doing these things is very tricky.

For every player that is like you, and willing to wait for the big stuff for little improvements, There are probably ten or twenty people who are bored with what there is currently, since they have done it all, and want more to do. It is a never ending cycle.

This is why these wish list items remain wish list items for as long as they do. At the end of the day, Video game development is a business, and like any other that means they need to make money. Making money means meeting the needs of the playerbase, which unfortunately are always going to cry for more content, So much of the development resources end up going to adding more content rather then fun little cool stuff, which gets backlogged.
Survivor of Romulus
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# 7
12-31-2012, 09:20 PM
POKER ??
we have FTP players (most of them under 18)
gambling under 18 is illegal
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 8
12-31-2012, 09:47 PM
ummm how about a season for mainly KDF so we can get a full faction level 1 to max then work on the mini games
Captain
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# 9
12-31-2012, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesburtchell View Post
ummm how about a season for mainly KDF so we can get a full faction level 1 to max then work on the mini games
That's what Season 8 is supposed to be. However, the KDF community is not terribly enthusiastic about Cryptic's promises, imo.
Career Officer
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# 10
12-31-2012, 11:18 PM
I am befuddled that people would rather pile on more things on a sinking ship than to take the time to seal the damn hull breaches first.

Hope you like drowning!
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