Now before you think i am going to straight bash Cryptic on what had been released at launch, or hadn't, your wrong. I am not going to go into any of that. Instead.. I am going to only venture into what was released a week ago, the Borg Content.
To be simple... This is my issue with it.
Most of the stuff you released is either broke or revolves around something that was born into the game broke.
1# The top end ground weapons, the ones you need to do dailies to get, have issues being equipped on all of your away team.
2# There are bugs with the deflectors, which takes 11 days to obtain even one.
3# Some of the space weapons were bugged, and are still bugged, between antiproton and phaser damage. In which case, it messed with tactical consoles and makes these particular ones inferior outright.
4# You break your own rules. You have went for whatever reason, which some I can guess, decided to take the 3 modifier rule you had in place for very rares and give the PVP rewarded ones 4 modifers. You left the PVE antiproton space weapons at 3. Was this just an attempt to try and entice players to pvp? These are not unique items, not like the Efficient impulse engines. These are generic very rare items. I could understand a few of them, but they all follow this route. As such, seems less like a mistake and more like an attempt to put a bandaid on the issue of how PVP is in STO.
5# The star cluster still suffers from the same issues all the previous ones have with the bugged maps, failure to start actions needed in order to start missions like enemy confrontation, and more.
This was supposed to be something you would give onto your playerbase as a boon, and thus be enjoyed. Also, something to show all of us the future of the game, and your efforts.
Yet, most of it is indeed broke. It isnt enjoyable. It isnt what one would call... confidence building in your ability to roll out content that works. Your subscription base is WANTING to believe that waiting will cure all these issues. Yet, you throw down something that is so broken that it just annoys most of the ones working towards the new goals you designed for us.
There has not been a peep on it. Nothing. It is almost as if maybe you threw the borg content out in such a mess because you want to focus all your effort on this 45 day patch. Wonderful. But did that prove that it is WORTH waiting for the 45 day patch? Or did it just prove that your level of what Quality is, isnt that high?
I play the game, I enjoy many aspects of it. However, I was downright ****ed off at the disrespect you put towards your own game, which in turn, was left for we the players to wade through.
Was there no notion that had the borg content all worked, and done what it was supposed to, that maybe you would have lessened the amount of negativity? That you would have proven that you do know what your doing for the future of the game? That more would be renewing and not canceling?
The only thing proven about the 45 day patch is the world you have given us between release, and now. That means.. as of right now.. we are going to have to hope at least SOME of it works right?
A thousand words of "quality is coming" is trumpted by a single big content patch of pure "Broke".
I mean honestly after the game being out not even a month I am pretty fed up myself. This is how I feel about it.
While no statement I'm about to make should be construed as suggesting or recommending that any person commit an illegal act of any kind, you should realize that STO engages in pietistic babble that nauseates even some of my more religious friends. Let's get down to brass tacks: There is something grievously wrong with those militant ****ants who defy the law of the land. Shame on the lot of them! In general, I didn't want to talk about this. I really didn't. But STO's bromides have kept us separated for too long from the love, contributions, and challenges of our brothers and sisters in this wonderful adventure we share together -- life! STO wants all of us to believe that everything it says is entirely and absolutely true. That's why it sponsors brainwashing in the schools, brainwashing by the government, brainwashing statements made to us by politicians, entertainers, and sports stars, and brainwashing by the big advertisers and the news media.
If STO is going to talk about higher standards, then it needs to live by those higher standards. I believe I have finally figured out what makes organizations like STO take us over the edge of the abyss of nonrepresentationalism. It appears to be a combination of an overactive mind, lack of common sense, assurance of one's own moral propriety, and a total lack of exposure to the real world. STO is bad enough when it's alone, but it is even worse when it's joined by dirty nutters. Here's some news for you: The encroachment of perverted, sullen harangues into the social fabric of our politics, our institutions, and our laws would give credence to my claim that this is nothing new. Interesting, isn't it? What you may find even more interesting is that the pen is a powerful tool. Why don't we use that tool to stop this insanity?
I have a tendency to report the more sensational things that STO is up to, the more shocking things, things like how it wants to fuel inquisitions. And I realize the difficulty that the average person has in coming to grips with that, but it has the nerve to call those of us who summon up the courage to punish those who lie or connive at half-truths "conspiracy theorists". No, we're "conspiracy revealers" because we reveal that STO does, occasionally, make a valid point. But when it says that it's okay if its activities initially cause our quality of life to degrade because "sometime", "someone" will do "something" "somehow" to counteract that trend, that's where the facts end and the ludicrousness begins. Much of STO's behavior is not rationally calculated to be of benefit to the anti-democratic batty-types whom STO claims to be trying to help. Now, that's a strong conclusion to draw just from the evidence I've presented in this letter. So let me corroborate it by saying that when a mistake is made, the smart thing to do is to admit it and reverse course. That takes real courage. The way that STO stubbornly refuses to own up to its mistakes serves only to convince me that it's a pity that two thousand years after Christ, the voices of wily warped-types like it can still be heard, worse still that they're listened to, and worst of all that anyone believes them. Be always mindful that I do not have the time, in one sitting, to go into the long answer as to why as long as I live and breathe, I will strive to purge the darkness from STO's heart. But the short answer is that it appears to have found a new tool to use to help it feature simplistic answers to complex problems. That tool is denominationalism, and if you watch it wield it, you'll unmistakably see why its apologists consider its belief systems a breath of fresh air. I, however, find them more like the fetid odor of alarmism. Perhaps STO has never had to take a stand and fight for something as critical as our right to call for proper disciplinary action against it and its legates. But its occasional demonstrations of benevolence are not genuine. Nor are STO's promises. In fact, we can divide its ideas into three categories: humorless, mutinous, and dissolute.
In hearing about STO's principles, one gets the distinct impression that STO and its buddies are yellow-bellied dips. This is not set down in complaint against them, but merely as analysis. I've heard STO say that it is a model organization. Was that just a slip of the lip or is STO secretly trying to introduce changes without testing them first? Apparently, even know-it-all STO doesn't know the answer to that one. It wouldn't matter much if it did, given that it has been said that its subordinates get so hypnotized by its simplistic "good guys and bad guys" approach to history that they do not hear what STO is really saying. I believe that to be true. I also believe that if you are not smart enough to realize this, then you become the victim of your own ignorance.
Now, I'm going to be honest here. If the only way to delegitimize STO is for me to choke to death, then so be it. It would certainly be worth it because it is more than a purely historical question to ask, "How did its reign of terror start?" or even the more urgent question, "How might it end?". No, we must ask, "Why is it that 99 times out of 100, what it considers a fair shake, the rest of us consider a repressive, humiliating, culture-stripping experience?" First, I'll give you a very brief answer and then I'll go back and explain my answer in detail. As for the brief answer, it makes assertions that strain credulity. I'll probably devote a separate letter to that topic alone, but for now, I'll simply summarize by stating that I'm not very conversant with STO's background. To be quite frank, I don't care to be. I already know enough to state with confidence that the gloss that STO's allies put on STO's opinions unfortunately does little to arraign it at the tribunal of public opinion. STO's compeers get a thrill out of protesting. They have no idea what causes they're fighting for or against. For them, going down to the local protest, carrying a sign, hanging out with STO, and meeting some other twisted politicos is merely a social event. They're not even aware that if STO continues to alter, rewrite, or ignore past events to make them consistent with its current "reality", I will decidedly be obliged to do something about it. And you know me: I never neglect my obligations. I have a message for STO. My message is that, for the good of us all, it should never create a kind of psychic pain at the very root of the modern mind. It should never even try to do such a resentful thing. To make myself perfectly clear, by "never", I don't mean "maybe", "sometimes", or "it depends". I mean only that I recently informed STO that its vicegerents scorn and abjure reason. STO said it'd "look further into the matter." Well, not too much further; after all, if it wants to complain, it should have an argument. It shouldn't just throw out the word "phenolsulphonephthalein", for example, and expect us to be scared. Thus, in summing up, we can establish the following: 1) STO makes it its job to insult my intelligence, and 2) its assertion that its mistakes are always someone else's fault serves only to illustrate its ignorance and poorly hidden bigotry.
as a matter of fact re-read my post and you'll see how agitated I am by all of this nonsense
Maybe if you broke it up into something readable, I'd actually read it.
Bulletins, paragraphs, highlight the major points.
Jeez people. Tiny white text against a dark background. Worse than reading an online textbook.