In the last engineering report it was mentioned that the plan was to do about 9 Featured episodes a year but it would require additional resources to accomplish.
Can you give us any updated details on this?
Will you be able to get the needed resources?
We are already coming up on April how many FE’s could we see in 2011?
Are you able to disclose any details on any upcoming series?
Originally Posted by mtattersall
We are also looking into the possibility of allowing players the option to disable ship animations on a per ship basis. This would require more work than it sounds like and will most likely not be available in the immediate future.
And then in the December Ask Cryptic I got this answer:
Q: Kasensal: A while back, this was posted, and the masses rejoiced: (ability to turn off ship animations) How come this was not in the previous engineering report? What plans do you have regarding these animations? These are a big deal to a lot of people.
A: We have been investigating the issue and have come to a solution for some (but not all) of the animations. We plan to roll out the options once everything has been finalized. No ETA on it yet, though.
However, it hasn't been mentioned since and it hasn't appeared in any engineering report, either as an in development or under investigation. Has it been abandoned, or is there still intention to do this? A lot of us have been waiting patiently and would really appreciate this.
So the question is:
Are you guys still planning on making wing and nacelle animations optional? If not, how come? If so, why has it not been listed in the engineering report?
Are there any plans to expand 'Diplomacy' missions for Ambassador ranked characters... (These could include, Trade disputes, Disaster relief missions, VIP escort of planatary leaders, State Dinners, etc...)
And are there any plans for additional 'Crafting' missions (once the 'Delta Flyer' missions get introduced)???
Quite a few people are wondering about certain NPC only Federation ships (like the Typhoon) and whether or not they will be made for player use. Specifically the Jupiter Class Dreadnought, do you ever intend on making this a playable ship? As far as I can tell there is some popular demand going for it and it would be easier to put into the game than making a ship from scratch. From what I can garner (forums, etc.) about 70% of players would not mind seeing this ship as a playable one, so all we want to know is: is it a possibility?