Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 21
01-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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Q: (ekumulum) The Winter Event was cool. Are you planning on extending it for next year? Do you have something similar in store for spring time?

Dstahl: The Winter Event will be returning next December, and due to this year?s popularity, we are considering adding a companion event mid-year that will offer new challenges and new rewards, while providing a more sunny atmosphere.
*chants*

Risa! Risa! Risa! Risa, Risa, Risa, Risa, Risa, RisaRisaRisaRisaRisaRisaRARARARAAAAA!!
Ensign
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 27
# 22
01-11-2013, 02:16 PM
Summer-event? Risa? Bikiniwear! Yessssss!
Community Moderator
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# 23
01-11-2013, 02:19 PM
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Q: (justin2384) Could we see a way where two or maybe even more smaller fleets could for an alliance and build a star base together?

Dstahl: This is an interesting option ? or similarly, the ability for Fleets to merge ? that we are considering as a way for smaller fleets to handle some of the challenges to building a Starbase. Nothing has been decided but it is definitely an interesting option. It would be useful to know if other fleets feel this would be worthwhile or if there are concerns over something like this
I would definitely want to see options for fleet alliances.

The notion of fleet mergers leaves me a bit nervous, though, especially considering the number of times forum posters have complained about fleets being raided or harmed by people they thought they could trust. The widely-publicized Guiding Hands take-down in EVE is an eye-opening cautionary tale highlighting what STO shouldn't allow to happen.

I think having the option to merge is a good idea, but there should be some checks and balances and some way for fleet members to opt-out of the merge.
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Rihannsu
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 107
# 24
01-11-2013, 02:20 PM
Two questions:

How come we can't go through the DS9 wormhole?

When will we get to play as the Romulans?
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 253
# 25
01-11-2013, 02:21 PM
when are there going to be port and starboard weapon slots?
when will we be able to mont single cannons and duel beam bank arrays on the aft?
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,239
# 26
01-11-2013, 02:24 PM
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*chants*

Risa! Risa! Risa! Risa, Risa, Risa, Risa, Risa, RisaRisaRisaRisaRisaRisaRARARARAAAAA!!
Except most of the KDF can't get to Risa! Risa! Risa! .
STO will be out of Beta in another 2-4 years ???
... you know after another 3 story arc remasters, crafting revamp, skills revamp, PVP upgrade ...
*note : the 2-4 year guesstimate came out of comparing Cryptic's Dev speed and that of a snail . Sadly the snail won .
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# 27
01-11-2013, 02:25 PM
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We do have several new ship designs in the works, along with some older designs from both the TOS and Enterprise era.
You piqued my interest!

Though I'm betting that Enterprise-Era ship, one is likely the Andorian ship. But the TOS-Era, so many possibilities.

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One of our long term goals is to allow Fleets the ability to customize and/or create their own ships, but we want to make more customization parts for existing ships before we implement that.
Didn't think this was still going to happen, haven't heard anything about this for years. I could easily see Warp Core slots being added and it changes the nacelle design.

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We plan to increase the level cap in the future so that captains will be able to obtain the Full Admiral Rank.
Be nice if we could restructure the rank system where end-game is Captain and save Admiral for unique cases like Fleet Leaders.

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Q: (Stojonathan) Any chance of seeing the Enterprise-J ingame?
Dstahl: Unfortunately, there is very little chance that you?ll see this ship in the game due to its massive size. It is too big in comparison to other ships and would cause issues with gameplay. That doesn?t rule out the possibility of seeing other Enterprise ships between ENT-F and ENT-J, though.
While I never saw it as a player ship, I really doubt the claims on the size causing gameplay issues. The Enterprise-J is no bigger than ESD (Diameter-wise at the docking level).

So I could easily see the Enterprise-J showing up in a future time travel episode.

But the other Enterprise G, H, and I, now thats interesting. Though I'm nervious about the can of worms this might open up with the community after the DTNE.

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As far as Reputations go, we are planning to introduce several new Reputations over the next two years. Some of the reputations being considered include PvP, FED/KDF Warfront, Tholian Task Force, Foundry Play, and Crafting, to name a few.
I still have doubts about a PvP reputation system, due to the possibility of adding buffs to PvPers, when PvErs don't want to PvP. Not to mention widening the gap between new PvPers and long-term veteran PvPers.

Crafting, I could see it opening new receipes and such.

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Q: (ekumulum) The Winter Event was cool. Are you planning on extending it for next year? Do you have something similar in store for spring time?
Dstahl: The Winter Event will be returning next December, and due to this year?s popularity, we are considering adding a companion event mid-year that will offer new challenges and new rewards, while providing a more sunny atmosphere.
Just hope you fix Fast and Flurious with the bugs, like the DQ at that one turn. And getting rid of the farming bot piles.

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Q: (maddinm214) When will social zones receive an update?
Dstahl: With the success of the New Romulus and Tholian Adventure Zones, we are looking to go back to our existing social zones and give them a similar treatment. One of the zones being thrown about for a possible Springtime or Summer event is to have it take place on Risa or somewhere similar where all factions could enjoy some fun in the sun.
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The next step will be to marry the Foundry to a solid Exploration concept where you can be rewarded for exploring new sectors of randomly (but player created) strange new worlds. That is the basis of what we want to do with Exploration in the future.
Mr. Burns: Excellant

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Q: (justin2384) Could we see a way where two or maybe even more smaller fleets could for an alliance and build a star base together?
Dstahl: This is an interesting option ? or similarly, the ability for Fleets to merge ? that we are considering as a way for smaller fleets to handle some of the challenges to building a Starbase. Nothing has been decided but it is definitely an interesting option. It would be useful to know if other fleets feel this would be worthwhile or if there are concerns over something like this.
Definitely would be nice for ways to help smaller fleets.

Could easily see a cooperative where Small Fleets need to complete projects, while Large fleets have members looking to find a project to contribute so they could earn fleet marks.

This way you don't have small fleets falling apart for members who want to join T4 or T5 fleets.

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I think having the option to merge is a good idea, but there should be some checks and balances and some way for fleet members to opt-out of the merge.
While I don't mind the option to merge fleets, I rather would like to see a type of cooperative system. That way small fleets who want to stay small, can stay small and not be forced to join a collective.

Not to mention some small fleets have worked hard up til this point and if the large fleet splits apart, that small fleet can't return to where they were, they would have to start over.

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# 28
01-11-2013, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by genhauk View Post
Ok ... I want to hear it said from a Dev that the KDF is still getting their own free ship during the anniversary event.
We've confirmed this many times I also talked about it at the end of the premiere episode of "On Screen!"

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
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# 29
01-11-2013, 02:29 PM
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Q: (keeny75) Will / Can there be a way to change the species that we are? When I first joined STO I opted for human than later on you released playable Caitian faction in the c-store. I would love to be a Caitian but I don't want to start again from scratch to do it.

Dstahl: Now that we are working on a way to respec your traits, this is one option we are considering, but we haven?t made a final decision. We generally aren?t looking for players to be able to swap their species back and forth as easily as a respec, but we do appreciate that some players may have made a decision that they would like to change. Once we get the Trait respec in game, we will make a call on whether we will open up this option. If there are others that feel strongly about this, it would be good to see some of opinions in the forums
I think a one-time change of race wouldn't be out of line, or maybe a limit on how many times you can do it.

Likewise for career changes.

And while we're on the topic of Traits... is there any chance that we might see the whole Trait system revisited?

It's always galled me that

A) BOFFs get superior traits, but we don't. AFAIK, Traits don't scale up with level/rank.

B) I can't create a Vulcan who can do nearly everything Spock could... Physical Strength, Logical, Nerve Pinch, Mind Meld, Limited Telepathy, and Acute Senses. I can understand not being legendary, but can't I be at least a little bit special?
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Rihannsu
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# 30
01-11-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by daveyny View Post
As a really huge TOS fan..,

I'm not sure whether to squeee or pass out about this.
My question about the TOS ships, is what is left? Its been a while since I watched those, but I'm pretty sure that the Enterprise and the rest of her class were about it for the Feds, and the D7 is the same for the KDF. So what would be left?

A DY-100 sleeper ship? KHAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!

The Aurora (The space hippy ship)?

Old Style Romulan Bird of Prey? That might be kinda cool, but I doubt it.

If you really stretch the point, the old one nacelle Destroyer/Scout class from the Star Fleet technical manual? It did appear in the movies in the background.

Same for Enterprise era, what's left? There's that other star fleet design witht he arrow head. Some cargo ships, and ships from races that would become federation members, but we're getting an Andorian ship and we already have a Vulcan ship that look like those (hopefully in the case of the Andorian ship). Maybe Xindi ships? That might be cool, but I think they're hitting the bottom of the barrel shooting that far into the past.


Eh, guess we'll find out sooner or later.
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