Commander
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 278
# 11
02-19-2013, 09:17 AM
They could really do with a team that's focused on fixing bugs and addressing balance, while another group focuses on the all-new content. There are tons of minor, but annoying, bugs that don't get fixed, as well as major ones like the inability to set your bridge officers except at your fleet starbase, and the massive damage inflicted on crew by torpedoes even when your shields are up.

Aside from needing a major reworking of balancing, I think fixing crew would go a long way towards helping cruisers and engineering captains. Fix the issue with tactical abilities affecting science ones so that science abilities can be made more powerful again, and science ships might just get a bit closer in strength again.

These are fairly basic things that someone should be able to do, and yet they seem to just be getting ignored in favour of the next lock-box or nonsense from Q.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 12
02-19-2013, 09:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by haravikk View Post
They could really do with a team that's focused on fixing bugs and addressing balance, while another group focuses on the all-new content. There are tons of minor, but annoying, bugs that don't get fixed, as well as major ones like the inability to set your bridge officers except at your fleet starbase, and the massive damage inflicted on crew by torpedoes even when your shields are up.

Aside from needing a major reworking of balancing, I think fixing crew would go a long way towards helping cruisers and engineering captains. Fix the issue with tactical abilities affecting science ones so that science abilities can be made more powerful again, and science ships might just get a bit closer in strength again.

These are fairly basic things that someone should be able to do, and yet they seem to just be getting ignored in favour of the next lock-box or nonsense from Q.
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Seriously this. ^^^
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 13
02-19-2013, 04:18 PM
Close to 100 votes... thanks to all who participated so far!

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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 182
# 14
02-19-2013, 04:41 PM
I wonder how many people who are happily playing the game will visit the forums and see your link to your webpage in time and vote.

IMO your poll will reflect a small % of the small % that uses the forum, mostly ppl who are unhappy with the state of the game, from the get go your poll is bias, it will show that the majority is not happy and wishes that the devs listen more to player feedback.

That is why when Cryptic/PWE wants to know what the players think/wants, they'll sample a known % of the player population by email, they can then extrapolate the results to have a better understanding of the playerbase.

In May 2012, I received an email from PWE/Cryptic asking for my opinion regarding lock box and lobi (among other things). I'm aware that they sent one in February (maybe January), but I wasn't included in that sample. But that data recolted using the email questionaire represent concrete data that can be analysed, i.e. X% of the sample thinks A, therefore X% of the player base would think A (+/- error margin). For your poll, you can say that X players on a total of Y players who visited the forums AND saw this thread AND went to the website to vote, think A, but I don't see how you could corolate these results to the entire playerbase.
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# 15
02-19-2013, 05:15 PM
i really think they should cater a little more to the player. i mean the player is the bread and butter of the game. i know some of the decisions they make for seasons are not all that popular but i do like alot of the ships that come out.

the things that bug me the most in the game so far.

Currency. there are way to many currencies in the game.
we have zen, dylithium, energy creds, GP latinum, and Lobi Crystals.

with zen the thing that pisses me off there is the price of keys for boxes. if i want 10 i have to pay 1250 zen, except when there are sales, then its decent. i think Keys should be 100 for one and 1000 for ten. all the time.

Dylithium. this one really gets me. im sorry i have never seen anyone in startrek pay dylithium for items or materials. gold pressed latinum was a popular currency since DS9 started being aired. the latinum shop is really a joke. theres nothin in there that anyone really wants. honestly i would rather see most of the good stuff in the lobi shop go to the zen store so it doesnt gouge us for so much $$

the refining cap. in all my years of playing MMO's i have never and i mean never had a cap on how much money i could generate in a game. WOW, no. Lineage 2, no. RF online, no. in most of the games i have played i could make as much $$ as i wanted to. and the fact that any and everything that is decent in the game costs around 10000 to 30000 dylithium make that 8000 refining cap an absolute insult. the 8k cap to me would be like going to starbase, and wanting to buy a mk1 phaser and it costing me zen instead of energy creds. seriously.

Grinding. ok i like the project system for starbases, even the embasy. i can deal with that, it gives fleets something to do. makes us work for stuff, better specialty gear. thats a good promotion. but you went to far making character reps. im sorry ive been spending so much time on one char trying to get the rep up, ive neglected my other 5 chars. not to mention grinding that rep on every char is getting really old really fast. the worst rep grind is romulan. i mean you guys did a wonderful job making omega marks plentyfull, even fleet marks arent so bad.. but romulan marks?? someone definately needs their head examined. the space missions only give a max of 18?!?!?!?! in order to get any marks with any speed you have to do mine trap over and over and over. one day i think i did it 15 times. hey devs why dont you do the same mission 15 times and see how long it takes for you to pull your eyes out of their sockets from the shear boredom. o sure the daily give 60 and i red alert is decent. o yea the red alert.... is a waste of freaking time. the tholians have become so strong and spread out that no one can do the mission ive done it 3 times in a row with 3 diff groups. i got nothing for it each time.

my next beef is a huge one i am sooo pissed about i almost quit this game but then i thought about how much money i put into my account. this is the Mirror univers event. the only event worth its weight in leveling a character so it doesnt take 2 weeks. the event used to be 1-3 every day, and i had a reasonable time getting into one, now im lucky to hit one a week. their always at times when im either at work, in bed ,o just plain unavailable. just pitifull

unique consoles from ships you purchase out of the zen store. why is it all the good ones you want for the klingon side can go on almost any ship, the plasmotic leach, the asceton, subspace jumper, etc. what does the feds have for consoles, the point defense, ooo the impulse thruster, maybe the antimatter spread. be still my beating heart, let me move the cloak for crying out loud, how about the saucer seperation consol, or the turtleshell from the R Adm Voyager
and why are we getting andorian ships, why????? to give the nx-01 something to do?
i want a romulan bird of prey. i would kill for one of those

and my last one for now, is a minor character question. why the hell isnt the ferengi on both sides? one of their key attributes is trechery, not to mention their are a lot more npc ferengi on Quenos than at fed headquarters.
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# 16
02-19-2013, 08:53 PM
Problem is the leader of this game has lied, backpeddled, lied some more, whitewashed, doubletalked, promised, reversed directions, stalled and lied even more SO MANY TIME that if he came in here... and promised me a million Zen on Thursday I would flat out not believe him.

Early on he said this game would never de-evolve into a grind-fest. Three years later he's telling us we're not grinding "the right way" according to his metrics. This is the same man that promised us a full Klingon Faction three years ago... and the conclusion of the storyline started three years ago.


Promised us an open line of communication on bugfixes... nothing.


The problem isn't just one thing. It's been building for awhile now... and here we are.
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# 17
02-20-2013, 04:51 AM
i have enjoyed all the new missions over the past year but i dont like the fact that there try and force you to do the grind missions for little reward then when players find some thing there like, there take it away and offer nothing to take its place. NO more nerfing of stuff players like e,g STF dilith, foundry fleet marks. i and meny others play a game for fun not to be forced in to a grind. there could of fixed 1 of 100s of bugs instead of taking stuff away we like.
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Captain
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# 18
02-20-2013, 07:35 AM
Voted and I like this idea, might be worth contacting some of these 500+ fleets and getting them to enlist members to vote as it only takes 30s.

Just think I should point out to deyvad that while yes the sample size is way to small and is likely biased the OP does not have access to everyones account details in order to encourage participation. Any attempt in game advertising could and probably would be considered spam at best and result in silencing at worst might get your account banned.

Secondly, do you really trust PWE/Cryptic to take an accurate assessment of the playerbase? For all we know you could have responded negatively and not been asked to participate again. I think they most likely select it on a regional basis so if you're unlucky enough to belong to the X% that don't live in America or wherever their biggest proportion of players live then your voice and opinions don't get heard and don't matter to them.

Also to lake1771 if you're not a subscriber then you get lower priority or none in customer help.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 35
# 19
02-20-2013, 07:44 AM
i will make a challenge to any of the devs on this game. any of them.

take the dev gloves off for 1 month. make a brand new character. no mods, no dev hacks, no extra help, nothing. you guys make this character as if you were a brand new free to play player. you guys put yourselves thru all the BULLCRAP you put us through and see if you actually enjoy that new character you created.

i'd bet all the money i spent on startrek in the past 7 months that i know what the answer would be.
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# 20
02-20-2013, 07:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by themarie View Post
Problem is the leader of this game has lied, backpeddled, lied some more, whitewashed, doubletalked, promised, reversed directions, stalled and lied even more SO MANY TIME that if he came in here... and promised me a million Zen on Thursday I would flat out not believe him.

Early on he said this game would never de-evolve into a grind-fest. Three years later he's telling us we're not grinding "the right way" according to his metrics. This is the same man that promised us a full Klingon Faction three years ago... and the conclusion of the storyline started three years ago.


Promised us an open line of communication on bugfixes... nothing.


The problem isn't just one thing. It's been building for awhile now... and here we are.
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