If you want colored weapons back then get on the phone and call up CBS / Paramount and ask for their licensing department. Get their EXPLICIT permission, IN WRITING, then send it to Cryptic and prove to them that CBS doesn't care about pink phasers.
That's the only possible way those colored weapons will be put back in STO. They weren't removed because people complained about them. They were removed because they broke licensing agreements and were never put past CBS Quality control. The command to change them was left in game by ACCIDENT and never should have been there to being with.
I can guarantee that if someone from Cryptic calls up CBS and asks "Hey, can we put hot pink phasers in our game?" the person on the other end of that phone would strain his voice yelling at whoever it was at Cryptic that made that call.
What makes you think it is? Because the same people keep posting the same crap time and again to get it back in?
Solve it easy.
Do a vote on it, if this forum allows it. Leave it up for a month. No replys. No reasoning. No arguments. Just yes or no options.
Simple as that.
Either that or a Dev comes out and says "We don't want it in, we are not allowed to have it in, and that is the end of it please stop making these threads"
No i believe widely because more than half of the people in the fleet i play in and all of my friends plus several people on the forums, plus those who i do not know but im sure they are out there enjoyed this feature. And dont tell us to not make these threads, the GM has no problem with it aslong as we stop the mindless pointing out of invalid points.
And i have no problem with them expressing their hate for the feature, but aslong as they do it in a sensible and mature way, which many people WERE NOT.
the main reasoin i disliked the feature was because to me it ruined immersion. Yeah i know that's not what you wanted to hear but hey my opinion is just as important as yours. I'm glad they removed it, it was never meant to be in there in the first place according to them.
Each weapon type should have it's own unique colour so as to define what weapon is being fired. If I was in PvP then I would like to know what I am being hit by so as to ascertain what tactics to use for that weapon. Being able to change your weapon colour ishould not be allowed. Did Picard ever decide to use pink phasers? NO and neither should we.
This is really the most logical reason for it to stay gone. I have several consoles for phaser/disruptor/plasma resistance, and if I am unable to easily tell what type of weapons are being used, it puts me at a strategic disadvantage.
This is the first and last thing I'm going to say on the subject.
Where is your proof that they care at all?
Get explicit evidence. In writing.
If they didn't care at all then Cryptic would have taken a lot more liberties. Everything in this game was approved by someone who has say on what belongs in the IP. If you don't know that then you don't know anything about copyright laws and IP licensing. Laws on both of those can be found all over the web if you look around. CBS Does care. That should be obvious by their level of involvement with Cryptic since the early design phase of this game. Someone from CBS / Paramount was there every step of the way. They even state that in some of the Dev videos and previews that they worked hand in hand with some of the writers and creative control people from the shows.