This is a possibility I hadn't heard mentioned. My first notion was that the countdown was to some May update info (since Stahl said they'd start to release details near end of March).
However, the countdown is about 6 weeks from May 1 so it's possible it could be a Tribble release. Typically seasons have had about 30 days from first update to Tribble to end of Test Weekend. If this is truly bigger than any season, it'd need a corresponding increase in testing time. A lack of Tribble testing is one of the underlying grievances players have had with Cryptic.
I have no proof that the countdown timer corresponds to the Tribble rollout; it was just my speculation.
I would like to hope that it does, though, given the problems Cryptic has had with being responsive to testing. An early rollout will help. Actually RESPONDING to anything that players find will be the other big one.
EVEN IF it means they must eat crow and push back the release date!
Well wanted the spot and on page 300 to boot - this thread has more than run it's course - it should just drift off into the thread sunset.
Well if it does drift off , I'll add my 'parting shot' with this recommendation :
If anyone is interested in hearing about how Cryptic's solution is not in fact the "oh w-o-w !" to every player , listen to this episode of 'Tribbles in Ecstasy' .
There you may find that some think that the current solution (shoot to get fleetmarks) is not for everyone .
I am loosing STO with each new system based update and with each removal and editing of content .
I don't know how to save her from her systems obsessed masters who seek to control and monetize me more and more .
Thus we continue to add more Dilithium to help all players, and along with that, small Fleets.
This is the one thing I could not understand completely about the text. Players don't really need more Dilithium earning, all we really need is to get rid of the 8000 refined/day. Although a minor loophole for this exist for those with more characters through the ZEN exchange, getting rid of the cap will do wonders for all fleets. Perhaps, to make sure only fle.ets benefit from this, it can be made as an unlock for joining fleets, like a fleet uniform? Even increasing the cap will make so many players happy.
For everything else, thank you for explaining it, it all made a lot of sence
Yeah, it would help to not have to grind the same content with 10 alts, but repeatedly grind it with the main (in the end, you have the same earnings in Zen, you can use the converter on every alt, and Zen are account-wide).
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