I first want to say I love the game and all of the hard work you guys put into it. I am sure it is very difficult to meet all of our needs and request and still make headway on your teams "White Board" goals...lol. But it is appreciated. With that being said i have a question about product quality control. Bugs aside I notice that there are quite a few imperfections in the various things we get in game whether purchased or given. I will give you the most recent example of what i am talking about. As part of the 3rd year Anniversary we recieved the "Yesterday's Enterprise ship and uniform rewards. This ship is excellent but if you check out the Yesterday's belt and chest piece i think you would agree with me that its appalling and i am amazed that the design team responsible for it would let it go out like that. the color bands of the belt and chest piece unevenly encrouch over the colors of the uniform. I ask that you check it out for yourself on a ingame toon wearing the Wrath of Khan unifrform, put those pieces on and do a 360 and you will see what i mean. Another example the Klingon Sashes that we got some time back do the same thing. When you place the uniform on a female klingon toon the uniform cuts in and out of the sash details makin it undesirable. The basic skirt for the Federation has a dark blue spot on the back that mis matches the color of the skirt which looks like a wet blotch on the ass "pardon my french".
I know these are small issues compared to other issues you are facing but i don't understand why these issues are not caught before releasing the products in game. In fairness to the designers and Dev's maybe they do not see these imperfections in the system they use creating these items. So i would suggest that someone try these things in the actual game on actual toons before releasing them. The less imperfections the better the experience regardless of the scope of the issue. Again great game but hopefully these issues will be corrected and more attention to details rather than rushing stuff out. Other than that keep up the good work.
If you get a change please pretty please incorperate a change in the ships NPC crew uniforms so that they match the selected uniforms of our main toons. I know it would be difficult to match our main toons but if they can match our BO's uniforms at least in style it would be great.
Can we get some more information about the upcoming changes to the character creation system? Will it include new free costumes or a fix to some items that have clipping issues (such as the TNG badges)?
Are there any plans to allow players to modify the appearance of "special" boffs (Reman, Jem'Hadar, etc.) in the future? As it stands, the unique boffs feel far less special than they should, since everyone and their mother has identical versions of them following them around New Romulus.
When will we see an improvement to avatar customization that looks more realistic?
Will we get a account wide reputation system?
When will it be possible to have account wide lobi?
Likely hood of lobi crates being sold in the c store?
What is the possibility of having a texture upgrade thats more like HD quality or a HD DLC?
Any chance of account wide CXP ranking to end the teadious grind?
Possibility of being able to mix both uniform and casual clothing elements?
Question One: Right now it is very hard to make a canon fed ship build using phasers since the hybrid weapons out-class them. Spiral-wave Disruptors, Phased Tetryons, Phased Polarons all have the phaser proc, but don't use phaser as the base damage, the Plasma weapons from the Reputation system are very nice as well. So I ask will we be seeing Phaser-Based hybrid weapons that are as good as the ones I list above.
I would really like to build a ship that looks like it's firing weapons from the shows that are as competitive as above.
Question Two: With the advent of the Vesta's awesome consoles, the Odyssey consoles are woefully inadequate. Is there a chance they can be buffed so to actually useful? The Aquarius needs to be at least as good as the Jem'Hadar Attack Ship Pets just to mention one thing.
Question Three: The Aquarius Destroyer from the Fleet Shipyard. Any chance this can be made to be a bit more powerful? In it's current form it's not as good as the free Vet Destroyer or an escort you can get from the exchange (Any of the mirror ones).
Formerly known as Protector from June 2008 to June 20, 2012
If the KDF can get a Fleet D7 (That can be upgraded to a T5-U), the Feds should have a Fleet Exeter.
Last edited by jonathanlonehawk; 02-08-2013 at 01:45 PM.
Thanks to everyone who submitted their questions for the February Ask Cryptic! I am going to ship these questions over to Daniel so he can pull some of them out and respond. The answers will appear in an upcoming "Ask Cryptic" Web Feature that should be released before the end of the month!
Brandon "BranFlakes" Felczer | Former Community Team Lead for Perfect World Entertainment