Nice as i'm sure it is for you to reflect upon your favorite moments from 2012, I can't help but feel that that impressive list of feats is somewhat offset by the massive problems that the game has suffered.
Anyway, enough about that - the Ambassador and Kamarag class I am intrigued by. I just hope that this isn't re-run of the Breen ship, with both ships lacking any unique bridge.
What is more frightening: to know that the path is infinite, or to walk that path alone?
In this state of the game, we learn that the team has tons of unrevealed plans and want to add stuff to the game. What a surprise.
Well, in that vein, reading that they are transitioning from a 5 day, to a 6 day development work week schedule, was somewhat of a surprise (and nice to hear at the same time.) I guess that means the Dev team build up/expansion is working out.
Anyhow, it seems STO is doing well in PWE's eyes; and they're continuing to support future ongoing content development.
(Unlike say, the current state of Cryptic's other currently up and running MMO - Champions Online; which by my observation has honestly been put as close to MMO maintenance mode as it can get of late -- which is sad as IMO that game still has a lot of untapped potential to be a leader in the genre it simulates; the costumed superhero genre.)
Formerly known as Armsman from June 2008 to June 20, 2012
PWE Drone says: "Your STO community as you have known it is ended...Display names are irrelevant...Any further sense of community is irrelevant...Resistance is futile...You will be assimilated..."
Here's my State of the Fail: January 2013.
I really only cover the last few months and am sure to forget loads of things.
I'm not putting as much effort into this as dstahl.
I meant to say even less effort.
Cryptic messed up its mesh exporter: black polygons everywhere to this day.
The Federation began using Bio-Neural Warheads (sentient, living nukes) for the lulz.
The blatant time & EC drain called "reputation system" was introduced:
Calculated to take at the very least 1 month, not ****ing matter what. 29,761904761904761904761904761905 days. Calc.exe does not lie.
Don't forget the "buy 50 Hypos in 2 stacks of 20 and 1 stack of 10 and immediately destroy them by dumping them into a project" part!
Fabricated explosion of Dilithium demand to slow players the eff down. PERIOD.
You want something?... suuuuure, but refine a weeks worth of Dilithium first - for each individual item.
The FREE Q's Winter Wonderland and its FREE Chel'Grett Warship for absolutely FREE.
Did I mention it's FREE? FREE! Are you deaf?! FREE!!!
This kind of talk is so unprofessional, it's laughable... and desperate.
Now if you say "But we ARE desperate!"; Yes, Cryptic, I know, but you're supposed to keep it to yourself.
While we're talking about despair, right on to the next point:
Lockboxes & Lobi Crystals!
Who doesn't love them? .. right: pretty much everybody.
There's a few people who love them and some more who use them due to self-described "necessity".
Just create of fork of the game called Lockbox-Online to cater to those people. :-P
Network outtakes and server performance issues.
The first is happening once again just now, the latter is Star Trek canon, it seems.
Herpa derpa shubidibu.
Not to forget: "Server not responding"
Why doth thou reject my blunt advances my beloved serveur?
Nothing got fixed!
Name one actual issue that was fixed! Issues they created-then-fixed don't count. Only pre-existing issues.
Damn straight! They don't ever actually fix a thing apart from some quick and dirty damage-prevention.
(The Vet Andoid was fixed by a Dev in her free time. Doesn't count.)
He's dead, Jim.
Last edited by lolimpicard; 01-28-2013 at 12:40 PM.
it has been agreat year. though the majority of aditions have added a grind to the game like never befor, its given those 2 million players a reason to log in every single day to at least start the projects, and then do other things too. though grindy, the game is signifiganly richer fro everything that happened this year.
cant WAIT for the anniversary event and the long awaited ambassador and the sweet new kdf cruiser. don't know why your bothering with the tier 3 version at this point, thats kinda a outdated concept really, but i hope thats not the version we are getting for free. and if the ships we get arent fleet ship level, hopeful there will immediately be a fleet level version of them added to the fleet store or c store too.