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Figured I might as well start this up.

What do you think about Season 9, either from the Dev Blogs, announcements from Trendy/Smirk, your Tribble testing, or your own experiences?

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IMO: Season 9 was the best season, Devs were right to focus on bugfixing. Roll back Delta Rising to that.
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Join Date: Mar 2013
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# 2
04-21-2014, 12:11 AM
I am hesitant, very hesitant, to talk about my experiences on tribble (some experiences mirrored by others, or not) since it has not been released yet and my opinion is mostly negative. But i'll bite.



Well it's certainly not big... not the size of season 8... presumably because all the work was put into revamping ESD. But what's new has a lot of potential. So...


New ESD = Real nice. I won't get much out of it. It's to help keep new players. Anyone who is already an STO regular, this won't do a whole lot for them either... particularly since you still have to turn off zone chat. The first week or so on live will be epic.


Tailor options - Awesome. Caveat: We've asked for kit stuff in the tailor since Day 1 of this game.


Kit customization - Limited, anyone who hasn't already bought a fleet kit will wish they have soon, since kits are still limited but now they cost more to put together. So score one for monetization and itemization. New Lockbox will have Kit stuff, of course. The only thing i really like about this is that now we can see new kit powers and not have whole new kits.

The Borg+undine storyline revamp

I like new stuff. These are not new stuff, these are more revamps. Granted, They are nice revamps. Cool revamps. They have potential. But they also retcon the storyline and are ultimately nothing new, just show off some new toys and you have to replay them to get kit rewards now, moving towards that repeatable content thing they are currently obssessed over.


Undine space zone

Think of the voth space battlezone. Now think if it was smaller and had Undine instead. Yep, that's pretty much it.

new STFs.

They are a lot of fun. Probably the brightest spot. No complaints, except Gornar launches asteroids which is kind of odd and random. Maybe it's a lore thing i don't know of.


Rep/trait revamp

Done to death. It was not to address power creepage, it was so they can add reps ad infinitum and never have to worry about balance. Was it needed? Well for the direction they want to go, absolutely.

*

I'm mostly looking forward to

The Tailor

exchanging my fleet kits for decked-out frames (since i was smart and bought them NOW)
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 227
# 3
04-21-2014, 01:22 AM
Mostly seems ok,although the undine space battlezone seems abit monotonous. You definately need a tanky ship on that.
I like the new bio-molecular weapons.
I hope all bugs will be dealt with and ironed out. Leaving any bugs,as cryptic has done before,means a half baked job.
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# 4
04-21-2014, 02:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by vhiranikos View Post
I am hesitant, very hesitant, to talk about my experiences on tribble (some experiences mirrored by others, or not) since it has not been released yet and my opinion is mostly negative. But i'll bite.



Well it's certainly not big... not the size of season 8... presumably because all the work was put into revamping ESD. But what's new has a lot of potential. So...


New ESD = Real nice. I won't get much out of it. It's to help keep new players. Anyone who is already an STO regular, this won't do a whole lot for them either... particularly since you still have to turn off zone chat. The first week or so on live will be epic.


Tailor options - Awesome. Caveat: We've asked for kit stuff in the tailor since Day 1 of this game.


Kit customization - Limited, anyone who hasn't already bought a fleet kit will wish they have soon, since kits are still limited but now they cost more to put together. So score one for monetization and itemization. New Lockbox will have Kit stuff, of course. The only thing i really like about this is that now we can see new kit powers and not have whole new kits.

The Borg+undine storyline revamp

I like new stuff. These are not new stuff, these are more revamps. Granted, They are nice revamps. Cool revamps. They have potential. But they also retcon the storyline and are ultimately nothing new, just show off some new toys and you have to replay them to get kit rewards now, moving towards that repeatable content thing they are currently obssessed over.


Undine space zone

Think of the voth space battlezone. Now think if it was smaller and had Undine instead. Yep, that's pretty much it.

new STFs.

They are a lot of fun. Probably the brightest spot. No complaints, except Gornar launches asteroids which is kind of odd and random. Maybe it's a lore thing i don't know of.


Rep/trait revamp

Done to death. It was not to address power creepage, it was so they can add reps ad infinitum and never have to worry about balance. Was it needed? Well for the direction they want to go, absolutely.

*

I'm mostly looking forward to

The Tailor

exchanging my fleet kits for decked-out frames (since i was smart and bought them NOW)
It's been said by Gecko that Season 9 has less focus on it because they're putting more energy toward the second expansion.
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# 5
04-21-2014, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by vegeta50024 View Post
It's been said by Gecko that Season 9 has less focus on it because they're putting more energy toward the second expansion.
lol gecko.... ok, let's have a look:

- op bs gear (only really mattering in pvp, as always), check
- op lb ships from a faction no one ever would suggest to add as playable ships and several other options ignored, check
- nothing new to the old aspects of the game that has been ignored since ever (pvp, foundry, crafting, exploration), check
- rework of content one would gladly play once, not 20 times in a row, check
- new fe to replay for several times on several chars (i barely would care bout, but gotta get da shinies), check
- stupid npc's to shoot at like they were on a chain, check

only good things i can spot are the rework of reps and pvp crossfaction q's (this after 4 years, probably to not have to do anything else about it ^^)...
erm, yeah... my suggestion: nerf gecko, buff game-progression.

read my sig, simple things can be so easy and can have quite some impact (like rom boff traits ) ...

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# 6
04-21-2014, 03:43 AM
Wow - you just couldn't wait for it could you? So keen on being the father of a multipage thread?
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# 7
04-21-2014, 03:45 AM
Season X...stuff happens we don't want, stuff doesn't happen we do want.

We continue playing.

Season Y...stuff happens we don't want, stuff doesn't happen we do want.

We continue playing.

Season Z...stuff happens we don't want, stuff doesn't happen we do want.

We continue playing.

Basically, those that can adapt or notice that in the end it doesn't make much difference...just keep plodding along: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE

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# 8
04-21-2014, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post
Season X...stuff happens we don't want, stuff doesn't happen we do want.

We continue playing.

Season Y...stuff happens we don't want, stuff doesn't happen we do want.

We continue playing.

Season Z...stuff happens we don't want, stuff doesn't happen we do want.

We continue playing.

Basically, those that can adapt or notice that in the end it doesn't make much difference...just keep plodding along: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE
...does read like we may should have a visit at a doctor ... *sings along* "take two placebos, then you can call me lame"... *whistles out*

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# 9
04-21-2014, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post

Basically, Those That Can Adapt Or Notice That In The End It Doesn't Make Much Difference...just Keep Plodding Along: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcaradb9ase
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# 10
04-21-2014, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by vhiranikos View Post
Undine space zone

Think of the voth space battlezone. Now think if it was smaller and had Undine instead. Yep, that's pretty much it.

new STFs.

They are a lot of fun. Probably the brightest spot. No complaints, except Gornar launches asteroids which is kind of odd and random. Maybe it's a lore thing i don't know of.
As someone who hasn't played on Tribble that actually makes hope that S9 could be decent enough. More good PvE content is what this game needs the most.
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