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# 31
01-20-2011, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by NSTO
Vulcan D'kry another science ship?

You have 4 tier 5 sci ships already why not make it a star cruiser which there is only 1 type currently?
Um... what? At last count, there's 4 tier 5 cruisers too.

Assault Cruiser
Star Cruiser
Galaxy-R
Excelsior

heck, some people would also count the Galaxy-X as T5, though personally, I don't think it is, it's more a 4.5...

So currently, science ships are equal with cruisers at tier 5, and we don't even know what tier the vulcan ship will end up being, even so, it'll only give science ships 1 ship more than the cruisers... wow... big difference...

Think of the poor escorts, who have been languishing with 3 ships at t5 for the longest time... though thankfully they're getting a MVAM version of the prometheus within the next couple of months, which will pretty much even things up... And do I even need to mention the lack of ships Klingon side?

The Devs generally bring out new ships one at a time, so sure, one ship class may temporarily have more choices, but they always eventually even it up... So please, don't use hyperbole just because a new shiny is coming out and you can't use it.
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# 32
01-20-2011, 09:15 PM
Darn, i was soo looking forward to blow up ESD :/
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# 33
01-20-2011, 09:16 PM
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Mar 24 (Thursday) - HOLODECK Update
•C-Store: TOS Bundle Pack (New Costumes, New Bridge, New Ship Interior)
Now THIS got my attention! All the other stuff made me go WOW, but this one perked my ears up! Do tell more about this? New TOS Costumes? Captains tunic per chance? Commodore rank? Dress Uniforms? Cage uniforms? And can't wait for the Bridge! Finally! And interiors! Yay!

And thank you for delaying the new weeklies! I don't get back home from Iraq until Feb 5th, so it is PERFECT timing!!!
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# 34
01-20-2011, 09:24 PM
Lookin good, Stahl! can't wait for that romulan series. I hope the featured item is worth it (lol, what am i talking about. it always is! )

Anyways, I do hope to hear more about the available non-C-store shuttles. that is, will there just be a basic shuttle and the delta flyer? or will there be like, class-2, class-4...etc. It might be nice to make better shuttles available to those who aren't big on the c-store. but if the delta and basic are similar to begin with, then no big deal.

One thing you guys forgot to include in this update is FED access to Kronos (Qo'nos) space. you have given klings more fed territory bit by bit, when are the FED Ambassadors gonna get rights to go into Klingon space?

Overall, Im really glad that these updates continue. can't wait for that romulan series
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# 35
01-20-2011, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dstahl View Post
There is a thread in the general discussion about MVA which is talking about the prometheus concepts.

The costumes for the TOS pack are still being ironed out but I've requested the green Kirk wrap-around, the nurse chappel big collar uniform, short sleeved uniforms, and for the brawler in all of us.. a ripped up torn to shreds "I just wrestled a gorn" uniform option.

We'll have to see what they come up with
Bizarre question, but... the green/gold wraparound that Kirk wore. Though we've never seen it on the series, are you considering a female version? (There've been a few depictions of the command wraparound for females in various media, but somehow I doubt it's going to happen in STO! Still, had to ask.)
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# 36
01-20-2011, 09:51 PM
Any news on the Gorn updates? I've been on the edge of my seat since July.
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# 37
01-20-2011, 09:56 PM
grinding is a matter of patience, plans and days since spending 5 days nonstop in front of a computer is not a bright idea, with that said about patience this 1 week push back doesnt effect me in the slightest.

the xp boosters? do you know how boring it is playing exploration missions after a while? a 20% xp boost will pretty much cut from 9 days to about 7 or 6 days from LT to VADM, thats worth exploiting for sure... at least Prenar Dukat and Si'Niq son of Koth will have the chance to become VADM and LGEN as well... as long as the prices aren't stupid.

remastering of episodes? then i better complete as many as possible before the update while i still can... but its a great way of making sure VADM's don't get an unfair advantage on the center field while the right and left flanks get hit hard. I just hope that the cure is edited slightly as is KA, the 3rd transformer part is almost impossible to do without several science players helping to heal and shooting at the same time at the workers while trying to avoid them damned elites not to mention the amount of other drones even with K/B weapons it doesnt do much to help. ive also heard a few players mention from time to time that KA is almost impossible to do, and if the cure is any indication then i trust those comments they made. slightly tweak the difficulty and thats all, maybe remove a medical drone from each group or the interlink node altogether or add a slightly longer worker respawn delay when you do attack the elite.

the D'Kyr? why add a 22nd century science ship to a 25th century nightmare? besides what good would it do? there are other questions that goes along the same lines, the federation transport ships are cardassian transport ships and i am pretty sure the Feds didn't steal the entire cardassian fleet during the end of the dominion war! the feds used to use excels and mirandas as supply ships before the dominion war.

the klinks getting more ability to roam the galaxy? its good as ive seen klinks attack me in all the known corners of space opposite to their own empires position in exploration missions as a fed, why not add psi v to the list? no its brainer. although i would like to see more mission based objectives rather then relying on defeating other players and ruining their fun from the klinks POV.

i wonder what these episodes are about and if they are fleet based, i hate relying on anyone to control my own fate and i imagine there are a fair few who feel the same to that end. any details of what these are about? any hints as to the rewards? i may join in if its worth the rewards.

new costumes? i don't see the point to be honest, the only thing i care about on the uniform is the rank insignia. you should check the badges, if you move your character in the creation screen to the side, your badge is actually floating above the left side of your chest especially when your creating a female officer, besides the badge looks way too big at times and the TNG first contact uniform badge and trousers need a bit of work, the com badge is a lot more smaller while the split trousers needs to be altered around the crotch area because the female looks like shes a man down in that area.

prometheus? 'forethinker', what are the updates?

in any event though, would like to see how this works out. as for champions online? did i mention i hate grinding games? especially ground based mmo's of any type to be sure. but to cut a story short, i wont even look at it even if its F2P. before i played STO a few weeks back, i was dabbling in 14 day EVE trial and lost interest right on the spot as it takes too long to do anything so imagine how long it would take on champions...
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# 38
01-20-2011, 10:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xautos
grinding is a matter of patience, plans and days since spending 5 days nonstop in front of a computer is not a bright idea, with that said about patience this 1 week push back doesnt effect me in the slightest.

the xp boosters? do you know how boring it is playing exploration missions after a while? a 20% xp boost will pretty much cut from 9 days to about 7 or 6 days from LT to VADM, thats worth exploiting for sure... at least Prenar Dukat and Si'Niq son of Koth will have the chance to become VADM and LGEN as well... as long as the prices aren't stupid.

remastering of episodes? then i better complete as many as possible before the update while i still can... but its a great way of making sure VADM's don't get an unfair advantage on the center field while the right and left flanks get hit hard. I just hope that the cure is edited slightly as is KA, the 3rd transformer part is almost impossible to do without several science players helping to heal and shooting at the same time at the workers while trying to avoid them damned elites not to mention the amount of other drones even with K/B weapons it doesnt do much to help. ive also heard a few players mention from time to time that KA is almost impossible to do, and if the cure is any indication then i trust those comments they made. slightly tweak the difficulty and thats all, maybe remove a medical drone from each group or the interlink node altogether or add a slightly longer worker respawn delay when you do attack the elite.

the D'Kyr? why add a 22nd century science ship to a 25th century nightmare? besides what good would it do? there are other questions that goes along the same lines, the federation transport ships are cardassian transport ships and i am pretty sure the Feds didn't steal the entire cardassian fleet during the end of the dominion war! the feds used to use excels and mirandas as supply ships before the dominion war.

the klinks getting more ability to roam the galaxy? its good as ive seen klinks attack me in all the known corners of space opposite to their own empires position in exploration missions as a fed, why not add psi v to the list? no its brainer. although i would like to see more mission based objectives rather then relying on defeating other players and ruining their fun from the klinks POV.

i wonder what these episodes are about and if they are fleet based, i hate relying on anyone to control my own fate and i imagine there are a fair few who feel the same to that end. any details of what these are about? any hints as to the rewards? i may join in if its worth the rewards.

new costumes? i don't see the point to be honest, the only thing i care about on the uniform is the rank insignia. you should check the badges, if you move your character in the creation screen to the side, your badge is actually floating above the left side of your chest especially when your creating a female officer, besides the badge looks way too big at times and the TNG first contact uniform badge and trousers need a bit of work, the com badge is a lot more smaller while the split trousers needs to be altered around the crotch area because the female looks like shes a man down in that area.

prometheus? 'forethinker', what are the updates?

in any event though, would like to see how this works out. as for champions online? did i mention i hate grinding games? especially ground based mmo's of any type to be sure. but to cut a story short, i wont even look at it even if its F2P. before i played STO a few weeks back, i was dabbling in 14 day EVE trial and lost interest right on the spot as it takes too long to do anything so imagine how long it would take on champions...
Who cares if you don't see the point of new uniforms or more variety in ships. A lot of us do. So if you don't just don't use them.
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# 39
01-20-2011, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dstahl View Post
and for the brawler in all of us.. a ripped up torn to shreds "I just wrestled a gorn" uniform option.
dstahl, I love you! In a manly sort of guy way, but still. This is potentially so awesome, that I can't wait
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# 40
01-20-2011, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by booker9172 View Post
And again I'm going to need more C Points.

Oh well. Now, did I see this right:
Mar 24 (Thursday) - HOLODECK Update
•C-Store: TOS Bundle Pack (New Costumes, New Bridge, New Ship Interior)

TOS Bridge maybe? Hopefully? This I can not wait to see.

Mar 5 (Saturday) – Feature Series 3 – Episode 5
•11am Pacific – Feature Episode “Cutting the Cord” (Series 3 Finale)
•Species Series 3 Reward available upon completion of “Cutting the Cord”

•Open up Psi Velorum Sector Block to KDF
Alright, more love for the KDF. This is great.

Awesome. Thank you Cryptic for more goodies, but now comes the bad news.

•XP Boost Devices added to rare drop tables (20% Skillpoint gain for 1 hour on use. These do not stack)
I'm not crazy about this.

•C-Store: XP Boosts (20% Skillpoint gain purchaseable in 1 and 8 hr increments. These do not stack.)
This is not really fair. I do not see these going over well with the people who can not afford it. These should never be introduced into the game.

Thank you dstahl for the look ahead. A lot of good looking items coming up and a few bad ones too.

However, I will say this again. XP Boosts are a really bad idea. So now its basically anyone who has the money gets a step ahead of everyone else. Yes I saw there would be drops too. But how often will they be there? Because they are drops still does not guarantee that everyone will get one either. To me, you should stop the boosts. Cancel them now. It's really not fair to offer items like that at all. But to put them in the C-Store too? Thats just ... I'm completely against it. Granted I'm only one person, and a lot of people will love this idea. But I don't.

Well, what other bridge would it be if not the TOS bridge?

XP boosts have been a part of every MMO I have played, so I don't see a problem with it. It's not like it's taking any gameplay away from you personally.
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