It's not just changing the costume of a Cube to something more close to a TV or Movie Borg. It's also about redefining what ship is a constitute. Currently, a Cube acts as a "Battleship" within the STO enemy classification. THis means it is fairly common, and expected to be destroyable by a single player ship. That's just not a gameplay experience reflecting the movies or the TV shows. A Cube would need to be what in STO enemy classification is a Dreadnought (something like the Jupiter Class or the Scimitar in STO), a ship requiring a small group of ships to defeat. (Overall this would necessitate a new Borg ship to fill in a gap left behind by the Cube, and some kind of special STF or Fleet Action that could use a ship beyond Dreadnought classification for the Tactical Cube.)
anyone else think it's dumb that you kill a borg cube in the tutorial?
Well in the tutorial its a damaged cube, which helps. Also, if you were playing at launch there were TONS of people out there fighting at the spawns, so it did feel like a fleet action - but now when you're likely alone in the encounter with 2 or 3 NPC ships, it feels a little less epic.
Optimally, 1 vs 1 encounters would be probes and spheres, and encountering a cube would be like fighting an open-world "elite boss" in WoW or other MMOs - you might need either a top of the line setup or some help to take it down.
And then a Tac cube would be like a raid boss, where you DEFINITELY need a full group outfitted.
But that doesn't always work in a game where 99% of things are designed to be soloable, so I wish you guys luck solving that one.
Heh, saucer seperation concepts for the Enterprise-F huh?
Did you see my post regarding the Borg Diamond btw? i know it's not really meant to be out yet, but probably useful to be able to tweak it now before it goes live :-)
Indeed I heard it was leaked on foundry... i haven't been instructed to remove it. It will inherit the new material updates the rest of the borg have received... but I don't think I'll be adding the lattice.... it wouldn't be IP.
About the blue... I'll see what I can do. It might stay green though