Another question to ponder: where do you all think feedback about the reputation and fleet holdings system should live? I was thinking it could be combined in one forum with the DOFF system, as the same devs work on it, but how do you feel about that?
Not a good idea in my opinion. 70% of the feedback on fleet and reputation systems are about the prices, and 29% are from pvp-ers complaining about supposedly "op" gear. the last 1% could be welcome in the doff subforum, but actually i like it as it is, a suitable and quiet place for civil discussions about something not creating much anger from players. Reputation and fleet sysems could get a separate subforum though.
Why discussion and general feedback? I don't get why you see them as identical. I'm not saying i'm opposed to this, it's just that both forums are already very active and have quite different topics. Can we discuss about gear in discussions for instance?
I'd vote to combine:
Fed + KDF (+Rom) Shipyards
Boff and character powers (i.e. all powers)
PvE Gameplay + Missions&Episodes
STO Discussion + General Feedback
I was also thinking this....
I like this, too. Essentially you get:
Space Builds Powers (where a lot of PvP talk would be) Missions (where most PvE talk would be) General (Feedback, Discussion, and Academy should be inclusive here, basically a catchall for whatever doesn't fit in above)
But to consider...
I would add Ground Builds for discussing play tactics, away team composition, equipment, etc.
What about the existing C-Store/Promotion forums? C-Store I suppose would fall under Ships/Powers... Or else General (where Promo talk could be) and/or News.
You'd mentioned DOffing and Reputations... I should think if it's about related abilities it would be Powers, if assignments or marks then Missions, etc. Or just make a DOffing/Rep forum.
Where do you put Art discussion? Ship design, costumes, sets, etc?
You still need Off-Topic (aka Ten Forward), Foundry, and Test (Tribble/Red Shirt), of course.
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Federation News Network
Ten Forward (Ten Forward/general offtopic)
Star Trek Online Discussion (Discussion, The Academy, General Feedback. Stick all the stickies from the academy in an 'index' post stickied at the top. Start using index posts rather than hundreds of stickies in general)
Shipyards (all factional shipyards in one section)
Gameplay (All factional gameplay in one section, + the 'pve' section)
(Subforum) Builds and Powers (Character builds + powers, bofficers and powers)
(Subforum) Duty Officer System
(Subforum) Missions and Episodes
PVP Section (PVP, possibly as a 'gameplay' subforum, but maybe standalone/accessible from the index.)
Foundry stuff - fine
Support - fine
Test Servers - fine
Fleet stuff - fine