This is a post to bring awareness to the fact that the game is lacking in crafting. The game so far seems to be very well done but i know tons of gamers that are all asking the question, where is the real crafting? The collection of raw minerals and producing goods through a process of profession! This is what the game needs! I am wondering if Cryptic will heed these words! Let there be crafting! Let there be a planet for each person to colonize with there own home, farm, resources, guild city, shuttle craft, pet taming, let this crafting era take off! Ok i may have gotten a bit out of control there but seriously, how cool would that be for your guild to build eachothers home on there own (instanced) planet with there own custom houses and structures.. EPIC! Just a few good ideas for ya Cryptic!
But there IS crafting in game, it's just fluffed out that you don't do it yourself, you take your stuff to Memory Alpha and they upgrade your existing equipment. After you get past lt. Romain there may even be new stuff you can buy outright. It still seems to be in it's infancy, but it's there.
I agree there should be some form of crafting.
In next Generation there was painting and sculpting.
If they ever make it to where you can have Captains quarters people could craft things to spruce the place up.
Enterprise had a Chef why not put a chef trade skill in the game,where the food gives buffs and what not.
Starfleet officers dont craft anything. You dont see US sailors building weapons or ship components do you?
Why don't people get this? there is no player crafting system, there never will be nor should there be.
I completely disagree with you. The game itself does not fit Trek canon perfectly, nor should it. Just like converting books to movies, or movies to TV series, you have to make modifications to fit the medium you're shooting for.
This game absolutely should have an intricate crafting system implemented at some point imo. Virtually every MMO out there has some sort of player crafting system, some better than others. I think it would be great to go to a player to have my ship/ground compenents upgraged, to have buff food made by other players, etc. It would a nice touch of depth to this game, and make it feel more like a true mmo where people aren't forced to play a specific way in order to play the game at all.
Don't get me wrong, I'm loving the game thus far, but there's a lot that could be added down the road to make it even better.