I just wanted to add a new short term goal; fix cool-downs!
One of the big problems with cool-downs is that torpedo launchers, in particular the Romulan Hyper-Plasma Torpedo Launcher may fail to fire if the target is destroyed when you hit fire, but it still enter cool-down. Not a huge problem for that particular launcher but it's still a wasted salvo. It shouldn't be too hard to have the launcher track whether it has actually fired anything yet, and simply ignore the command to fire if it failed to fire at anything.
Similarly some items have the ability to be cancelled by hitting the same shortcut a second time, however it can be very easy to accidentally do this, resulting in a wasted ability that then suffers the full cool-down. For example the Torpedo Point Defense System can be cancelled, but if you do this accidentally (by pressing the key more than once) then it may only fire a single salvo rather than the full six salvoes, yet it still enters the same 3 minute cool-down! Such abilities should be able to scale their cool-down depending upon how long it was active for. For example in this case the torpedo point defense system would track how many salvoes it fired and cool-down for 20 seconds per salvo (so firing all six results in the current 3 minutes, but only firing one would result in only a 20 second cool-down). Otherwise what is the point in cancelling an ability like this?
this is just an idea about having a ship that levels up with you and im sure im not the only one
thats posted about this. i was wondering if there is ever going to be a way to buy a ship in c store, say a galaxy class for a lieutenant, complete with just 2 weapon slots that will, as you progress, get more weapon slots, consoles, device slots and bridge stations. i realize that the option to buy any or most ships in game that do just that, will cost a pretty penny but i for one would easily pay $50 or more for a galaxy or vorcha ship that i can start and end the game in. it would certainly make for better role playing and for those captains that have a love for a certain ship.
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Short - Answer this question for me, will STO ever be available on a gaming console?
Mid - Get more voice overs from actors from the shows
Long - Add splinter factions. For example, I have a Ferengi and in my mind is trying to aquire a ferengi ship after escaping capture of the Federation after the Borg invasion in the tutorial. So, something cool where we can be pirates or worse.
Short term: Eliminate the last of the white blurs, one of which is in the Regulus block, I know. Eliminate the insta-kill borg weapons, as I've been taken out 2-3 times in a row by those without getting a chance to fight back.
Provide upgrades for Zen store beginner's ships later in game so the purchases aren't wasted.
Long term: Create some on-ship scenarios and add new decks for more enjoyment. Captain's yacht bay, shuttlebay for all, regardless of whether a yacht is owned or not, and a docking port for the mission pod of the Odyssey/Bortasqu' ships. Battle bridges for any ships capable of saucer separation too.
Allow for customizable deck layouts, deck shaping and various other aspects of interior design, including allowing some influence on bridge setup.
Look into options for piloting ships around sector space or in system from the bridge, possibly allowing for manual course plotting.
Abilities for rolling and more vertical movements.
Add more customization options for both Avatars and Ships, and especially customization and/or skins for special Boffs.
We have been saying that for 4 years but you will find out they don't listen much. Plus they wasted a whole development cycle on making the game F2P
Introduce new playable factions.
First they have to make The factions they have more Playable by adding to the story and making and end game for both Fed and KDF. I have been playing this game scene Beta it still fells late Beta to me.
It would be nice if I could choose to take one of my Boffs with me when I dock at Earth Space Dock. Then I would have a dancing partner at the club! Instead of dancing with the NPC that are there dancing 24/7/365. LOL!