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# 11
04-15-2013, 01:42 PM
Ooh, good to hear. Daniel Stahl said that a Liberated Borg Romulan is likely, last he checked. ^_^
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# 12
04-15-2013, 02:14 PM
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And still no word on Romulans flying KDF and Fed ships?
The word still is, "they'll be able to." Why would you expect a change to that announced policy?
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# 13
04-15-2013, 02:26 PM
0 Romulan goodies are probably being added to the Foundry. Someone should show Dstahl this "list."

PS. Kirk v. Archer

Name one fist-fight that Archer won. Name one that Kirk lost.

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# 14
04-15-2013, 03:40 PM
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If there is no population problem, what is scaring people away from the ground stfs?
In my case, I'm not scared away from ground stfs. I'm scared about ground in general, as sometimes the game just freezes (and brings the entire computer with it, forcing a reboot) then (it sometimes happens while in exploration clusters, but it's less common - and of course, people are more like to be pissed at me for leaving without warning if I'm doing an stf). Well, on my laptop, at least, but since my laptop is the only computer I have daily rather than semi-monthly access to...
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# 15
04-15-2013, 04:45 PM
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PS. Kirk v. Archer

Name one fist-fight that Archer won. Name one that Kirk lost.
I know, right? Maybe it's because Archer never bothered to show up at the MACOs' training sessions in "Harbinger".

EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it Archer won against Dolim in "Zero Hour" and Kuroda in "Canamar". Still can't think of any that Kirk lost, though.
Please fix the Foundry lag!

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# 16
04-15-2013, 05:00 PM
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0 Romulan goodies are probably being added to the Foundry. Someone should show Dstahl this "list."

PS. Kirk v. Archer

Name one fist-fight that Archer won. Name one that Kirk lost.
Archer won against the Xindi general....Kirk lost to the Gorn when it came to fist fightin, oh and Spock.


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# 17
04-15-2013, 05:11 PM
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I could agree with Riker being the voice of the Federation.

Personally, my preference there, as I tend to say on these forums, is to have a Riker ECH who's married to Minuet.

I imagine CBS will be really dodgy regarding what you can or can't say about Riker's fate but having a Riker ECH married to Minuet lets you pick up a TNG subplot at least and deal with the state of the photonics and artificial life in the Federation, which is in many ways one of the core Federation storylines.

Plus, I've seen Frakes play old men and I think he's more fun playing a character who's quick on his feet and witty. And I think we've seen plenty of bad tempered holograms. It would be humanizing to see one who's got a bit of Riker's sense of humor.
Bit of canon lore here;

Minuet was a hologram created by the Bynars, and was only seen in 1 episode (11011001), never to be seen again. Riker even mentioned within the episode that he tried conjuring up Minuet again repeatedly, with no luck. A "Riker ECH" doesn't make much sense, since ADMIRAL Riker would still be alive and well in 2409. I'd picture him still in command of HIS ship, the USS Titan, possibly retrofitted using a 2409-style (Type 6) on the Luna Class.

And barring that, i'd bring in Admiral Riker (and Jonathan Frakes), to replace Admiral Quinn at Earth Spacedock. Quinn is after all the first non-holographic superior officer you have during your storyline. Would make sense to use a familiar face/voice for the person you are most likely to see repeatedly during your career progression (at rank promotions etc).

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Archer won against the Xindi general....Kirk lost to the Gorn when it came to fist fightin, oh and Spock.
Archer also won, against a VULCAN, on THEIR homeworld. Despite the fact that Vulcans have atleast 10 times the strength of a Human. And the fact that the planet has a much thinner atmosphere than we have on Earth. One could argue, he won because of Surak knowledge (his Katra) in Archers mind. But in that particular episode, i'd blame it on poor writing.

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# 18
04-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Vulcans are approximately three times stronger then a human of the same body build.

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Vulcan
Let us wear Swimsuits on Foundry maps or bridges please! I would pay zen for that.
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# 19
04-15-2013, 05:27 PM
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Second, what the heck are you going to do with the ground stfs? During the past three to four weeks, the majority of the players have abandoned "Khitomer", "Infected", Cure", and "Hive". Unless you do something to entice people to play, I do not see how the ground stfs will continue to exist. I waited twenty-five to thirty minutes to play a ground stf.

Did the player population suddenly decline?

Did the push for fleets drastically thin out the population?

Did the majority of the players already complete the Omega rep system?

If there is no population problem, what is scaring people away from the ground stfs?

Over the past three to four weeks, something about the player population had drastically changed.

Did people burnout from the grinding?

Did players shift their way of playing?

What is going on here?
I love ground combat, but I loathe the ground STFs.

First off, whatshisface the klingon dude is the only boss in the game that regularly requires a group to cheese-kill him by using two players with snipers inside the combat zone and the rest of the team outside it rezzing the snipers. It is an absolutely patheticly designed fight. Some teams can obliterate him easily and the vast majority either give up and fail or cheese him. There are no bosses in space that have remotely the level of difficulty as him or the queen in hive. And in all cases the ground boss is more difficult than the space equivalent. Largely this is because ground all characters are extremely squishy and low damage whereas escorts are nearly tanks and deal stupidly high damage (high and low purely in comparison to boss total hit points, not compared to other characters/ships).

Secondly, all of the ground combats take longer than their space counterparts, are significantly more complicated, require coordination and tactics (unlike space which just requires enough damage), and have much more survivable enemies compared to the damage available.

Third, the rewards suck gorn genitalia. Sure the dilithium and marks are officially equal, but 60 marks in 10 minutes for space with a realistic chance for the 15 bonus for optional, or 60 marks in 25 minutes ground with virtually zero chance for the 15 bonus optional... this is a problem. Then all the vendor trash sells for 1/10 the price of space vendor trash. This is also a problem.

Net result: Ground missions are less fun, take longer, and are more likely to fail. After suffering through all of that, you get a smaller reward. And there is ANYONE who can't figure out why people are avoiding them?

Once again, I say this as someone who LOVES and PREFERS ground combat over space. The STF Ground missions are horrible compared to their space equivalents.
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# 20
04-15-2013, 05:43 PM
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Archer also won, against a VULCAN, on THEIR homeworld. Despite the fact that Vulcans have atleast 10 times the strength of a Human. And the fact that the planet has a much thinner atmosphere than we have on Earth. One could argue, he won because of Surak knowledge (his Katra) in Archers mind. But in that particular episode, i'd blame it on poor writing.
Technically he was Romulan....but pretty much agree.


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