Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 128
# 11
02-17-2013, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by cmdrskyfaller View Post
Just remember... when Stahl promises something you always end up disappointed. The happier he sounds in interviews the bigger the screw up it will be.
Heh, thanks for the splash of cold water! DStahl really hasn't promised much of anything, one should note. We have "UI improvements", "something to do with the Romulans", and "Character Creation system revamp". It's all very vague teasing.

Sure, every new season gives us all something new to complain about - yet the game, taken as a sum of the parts, keeps getting more and more fun!
Commander
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 273
# 12
02-17-2013, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by starsvoid View Post
DStahl really hasn't promised much of anything, one should note.
Very true, he hasn't given any hard descriptions about Season 8. His statements have been content free. But people still get excited and their hopes up. And their hopes will never meet the reality. So I wish he would say NOTHING until it the code freeze was in place. But then he's also got to keep people interested in the game
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,764
# 13
02-17-2013, 02:03 AM
Expectations should really be reigned in, or else the tears will be turbotastic.

If the Kumari does not cause 2 Chernobyl's worth of meltdowns first.
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To be able to smile and forgive everything;
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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,176
# 14
02-17-2013, 02:29 AM
S8:
- NO Romulan lockbox - there will be a Romulan playable faction in 2013 (perhaps in may)
- bunch of KDF missions - probably revamped from the FED 1-7 missions, perhaps a new tutorial
- new adventure zone
- new reputation
- new character creator screens
- new fleet grind - probably dillithium mine or colony
- new traits for toons, BOFFs and DOFFs

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Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,734
# 15
02-17-2013, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bareel View Post
I fully expect the next season to turn it up a notch!

Double the Bugs!
Double the Imbalances!
Double the Nerfs!
Double the Grind!


I can't wait.
Basically S7, but with 40% LESS Developer involvement? Or do you think they'll also double the half-assed justifications, excuses, misleading statements and outright lies?
"when you're out of Birds of Prey, you're out of ships."
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,076
# 16
02-17-2013, 03:36 AM
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Originally Posted by patrickngo View Post
Basically S7, but with 40% LESS Developer involvement? Or do you think they'll also double the half-assed justifications, excuses, misleading statements and outright lies?
It matters not. Everytime they 'redo' something they either

A) create a new giant source for it (Fleet Actions at S7 launch gave dil out the wazoo)
B) miss something (Military Offensive = Fleet Mark gold mine, KDF still has an extra wrapper mission ontop of two other missions that reward dil)

Just means I'll have to adapt a bit, oh well. The fact of the matter is they have no clue what this game is like. Or what a ginder player type goes after. They don't play the same game as I do simple put.
STO's F2P is basically an inferior experience for the masses at no cost being subsidized by a handful of whales seeking whatever it is that motivates them to spend hundreds if not thousands on a game.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 516
# 17
02-17-2013, 03:41 AM
I'm actually quite hopeful for "season 8" or whatever the expansion will be called. I know Cryptic have let us down in the past, but considering they've got such a big team now I think there are good things on the horizon. Love them or hate them, lockboxes are bringing a lot of money into this MMO and player numbers are way up on what I remember them pre-F2P. Yeah, PvP is inbalanced as hell and there needs to be a lot of work done to the game mechanics but these are things that will be addressed in time... I have no doubt on that.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,724
# 18
02-17-2013, 03:54 AM
I'm staying neutral on the whole thing.

All hype with seasons have a way of coming down faster then a Russian meteor.
Join Date : September 2010. Boldly going forward because Cryptic forgot reverse.
I am currently unsupervised, anyone who knows me will tell you that this will most likely lead to trouble. =3
Cryptic, I'll take your fancy T6 Ships and blow them out of the star's with my mighty T5 Vor'Cha!
Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 17
# 19
02-17-2013, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kamiyama317 View Post
Personally I am hoping this year is a turning point for STO. Cryptic did just get a number of extra employees, so the Dev team should be able to get a lot more work done this year. At least, I'm hoping they do.
Twice as many devs doesn't mean a thing if they are being led in a bad direction.

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Originally Posted by patrickngo View Post
Basically S7, but with 40% LESS Developer involvement? Or do you think they'll also double the half-assed justifications, excuses, misleading statements and outright lies?
Again, more devs doesn't mean better. They also have to be ABLE to do there jobs, 40 bad devs are not better than 20 good devs. This engine is limiting as well, don't forget. We are talking about 3 year old tech that has been worked over and patched thousands of times.

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Originally Posted by ufpterrell View Post
I'm actually quite hopeful for "season 8" or whatever the expansion will be called. I know Cryptic have let us down in the past, but considering they've got such a big team now I think there are good things on the horizon. Love them or hate them, lockboxes are bringing a lot of money into this MMO and player numbers are way up on what I remember them pre-F2P. Yeah, PvP is inbalanced as hell and there needs to be a lot of work done to the game mechanics but these are things that will be addressed in time... I have no doubt on that.
All this emphasis on big teams and none on quality of leadership, or quality of teams. Not saying I could do a better job as developer, because I couldn't. Leader on the other hand..

I have seen more people make good suggestions that could ALL be implemented into this game easily than I care to count. Have I ever seen even one in game? I think we all know the answer to that.



Lastly, raise the Dil refining cap already. It's downright stupid.
"I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."-Walter
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,563
# 20
02-17-2013, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bareel View Post
I fully expect the next season to turn it up a notch!

Double the Bugs!
Double the Imbalances!
Double the Nerfs!
Double the Grind!


I can't wait.
Double ???
We should be so lucky .
According to hints by Gecko , S.8 might be 3-4 times the size of a normal Season .
That to me only means one thing : 3-4 times the bugs/broken features .
Sooo ... I'll be in another game for at least a month ... while S.8 rolls out , and cross my fingers that they manage to not destroy STO as a whole .
Knowing their level of QA and shoddy programming , I'll have to cross my fingers really hard !
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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