From my translation you can see that its not that one mission will last 40 minutes but several missions together will make up an episode of 40-60 minutes
It was early for me - I really did mean episode there. It doesnt surprise me that things are broken up this way. It makes sense from a PoV of story progression. Most TV episodes are broken up into segments and usually there is some sort of chapter conclusion at that point.
Originally Posted by mendal
Once you prove yourself to the Starfleet, you can always count get a crew. In STO captain is responsible for teaching and training the vast spectrum of skills and tactics, which the crew needs to advance their individual careers. Most casual players may never reach the rank of admiral and wander in the galaxy on their Miranda class ships. It all depends on how much time the player wants to invest to raise his rank.
I sure hope this implies either a LOT of crafted content or one really good random content generator. I dont really care how long it takes to get to admiral but I certainly hope it doesnt ever feel like grinding.
*edit - per this interview it is implied that they have the content thing under control
And is it just me or is there a giant "!" over the Gorn's head?
That's what it looks like to me, as well. It *might* be the Gorn's final reaction which then initiate's combat OR maybe he's surprised because he shot a holodeck version of his enemy and the "real" enemy is the second person (with the "shield" around his head). Just speculating, of course.
Made some spelling corrections to my translation so now it should look smooth. Forgive me for so many mistake but I did it while in a rush and right after waking up. I also added some more comments in blue.
P.S. I don't care for the jokes about Russian pets guys.
Do not forget that Star Fleet provides mission to explore new worlds, seek new forms of life and civilization. In some cases you must, besides researching, come back with what you have found. (don't understand it myself)
I think he is essentially stating that while you can explore and explore and explore, you'll eventually have to return back to Federation space and probably a star base (probably for supplies, repairs, and crew). You may have to return after discovering x number of new planets and/or species.