Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,504
# 21
03-01-2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by hypl View Post
I'm still puzzled about the first officer thing. What exactly do people want out of this?
i tell ya

"ALT your BOff"

Take your Bridge Officer / First Officer
- Breen
- Reman
- Romulan
- Jem'Hadar
- EMH
- LobiStore - Black Maco Hologram
- Aenar
- C-Store Borg
- KAGE Borg
- Veteran ANDROID
- Federation Diplomacy Gorn / Orion / Nausicaan

and promote him to a new Player Captain = new ALT, starting at level 40

and optional i want him to be able to replace the current captain instead of making an ALT, i already got Breen and Jem'Hadar Ships, it would be a shame not to use the appropriate Species with their Ships.

Oh... and obviously if these Species are made available for Players, they ALL need proper Character Creator options, instead of just the one fixed look that many of them BOffs have right now.


PS: pretty sure this is not planned for the may update, not sure where the OP got that from
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,051
# 22
03-01-2013, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by thutmosis85 View Post
After replacing "March beneath the Raptors Wings" with "Our shadow will dim the stars." it should be pretty obvious by now it's gonna be that Iconian Story Update they were talking about for X-months instead of a Romulan Faction about which they were talking about 0-months
You have been reading my mind.

If you take a close look at that screenshot, you can see a sort of green temporal rift. At the end of the Romulan episodes, the last thing we saw was a Warbird being dragged into a time portal.
Career Officer
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# 23
03-01-2013, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by linyive View Post
You have been reading my mind.
Nope just reading what Dstahl said, instead of ignoring everything, in favor of playable Romulans
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 941
# 24
03-01-2013, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by thutmosis85 View Post
Nope just reading what Dstahl said, instead of ignoring everything, in favor of playable Romulans
It's not so much what he's said as it is what he has not said and what has actually came to pass. Most of the posters in this topic have been around STO a while and understand that about Dan and STO.

I received an email Sat 23rd (and probably every other player as well) from STO/PWE and in the lower right corner was the heading -

"Launching May 2013" Bookmark our new teaser site and check back often for updates surrounding our upcoming content release.

The choice of words used gives a lot away. What sort of released content would be "launched"?
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 866
# 25
03-01-2013, 04:00 PM
Just don't have the manpower to have cranked up a RSE faction with its own BOFF's, DOFF's rep additions, ships, costumes etc and then some unless they've been working on it in bits and pieces for a number of months now.

No doubt there's been some ground work done, but I just don't see where they've had the time and resource to do it any sort of justice since the purchase by PWI, and change over to a mixed P2P/F2P revenue generation system.

The KDF getting filled out is how ever both resonable and very do able. That would mostly require tutorial content to permit new players to start STO play as KDF, and mission content to level up with. The current use of recycled FE's to level with was, and is just a stop gap that happened with the "Free to Play" transition, and just to streamline the KDF levelling experience. Remember there really is only a bare handfull of actuall KDF mission content to level with. Fortunatly most of the assets needed to create any KDF content all ready in game. It just needs to get done. Once the KDF is set up for a new player to come in and dig right in as a player character, the way is paved for further, better development of PvP. Faction player characters would come up sufficient to provide the number of players needed to make persistant territorial PvP a do-able reality. Get some war going in that fictional UFP v Klingon war which we hear so much about and see so little of. With out other faction that have a complete experience to attract incoming player (and the typical faction loyalty that happens in a MMORPG..yes, that is what STO is supposed to be)
PvP is never going to be more then a little arena mini game for people to get epeen on.

Personally, I think that stinks. It can be so very much more. ANd it brings in a place to add a core faction rep/reward system to encourage it.... and of course the resultant revenue that could be gained.. (ehm, had to mention filthy ludre.. hey, STO is a commercial product.. they didn't make all of this as a labor of love.. thats just a bonus.)

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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,065
# 26
03-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Check out the foundry outfits.. several new romulan outfits have been added to the list of chocie (22nd cent romulan, romulan centurian, romulan robe, romulan senator etc)

now whether this is just npc clothing or preperations for a romulan faction is another thing.

Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,106
# 27
03-01-2013, 04:05 PM
If it's not a Romulan faction and a showdown with the Iconians i still will be happy


Why


The Iconians must Pay...they are the reason we are at war....they are the reason there is chaos in the Quadrant...they are the reason the Romulans lost their way and most of all....they are the reason for JJ trek.


FED players KDF players can we all agree we need to finish what was started and wipe the Iconians out of existence

Tonight we dine in Gre'thor
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,082
# 28
03-01-2013, 04:05 PM
What, you mean it will only be Romulan FE with the return of Sela, including Denise Crosby as guest star for Sela's voice ?
I'm shocked ! It's so unexpected !

Quote:
Originally Posted by neoakiraii View Post
If it's not a Romulan faction and a showdown with the Iconians i still will be happy


Why


The Iconians must Pay...they are the reason we are at war....they are the reason there is chaos in the Quadrant...they are the reason the Romulans lost their way and most of all....they are the reason for JJ trek.


FED players KDF players can we all agree we need to finish what was started and wipe the Iconians out of existence

Tonight we dine in Gre'thor
Agreed, and just for JJ trek, they NEED to die.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 381
# 29
03-01-2013, 04:07 PM
The only thing that's certain is that once whatever this is gets revealed there will be a storm of rage on the forums and likely in game either way. If by some miracle there /is/ a Romulan faction, the the Klingon players will rage for being mistreated (and no, I don't believe that somehow Cryptic has also fleshed out the Klingons behind the scenes in some miraculous move.) and if there is no Romulan faction the rage will be from all the people expecting one.

So, either way, queue the cries of 'Broken Promises!' and 'Favoritism!' from either side depending on how this turns out.

If anything, I have a feeling it's going to be a FE featuring the Iconians and Sela with the possibility of you commanding a Romulan ship during it in some fashion.
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# 30
03-01-2013, 04:09 PM
Addendum: I personally would love to see the FE's taken out of the levelling progression for BOTH factions. They were put there when Free to Play happened. UFP players have options. Looking forward to when a starting STO player can choose to start KDF and also have options other then just do the featured mission progression or grind exploration zones.

FE's were never ment to be levelling content!
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