Next week we are going to be having an amazing opportunity to interview and grill STO Associate Producer Salami_Inferno! This is a great chance to get your dev and content questions in and hopefully answered.
So, got a question for him? Respond to this thread with it -- we will try and get as many answered for you all. Please submit all questions by 6pm PST on Wednesday, March 13th.
A: We are currently working on adding variants to the existing classes of ships in the game in order to add more customization variety to ships. We have been looking at the three classes of ships you mentioned, with an emphasis on the New Orleans class.
Any details that can be shared at this point on exactly what the New Orleans might be? Canon wise we know very little about it, but to me just the look and stance of this particular ship has always screamed TNG styled escort.
With the Ambassador class coming as well, is there any chance we may get some back story involving the Enterprise C? Perhaps the Romulans not only captured crew, but salvaged the Enterprise as well. A mission to recover a lost Enterprise would be awesome. Also, will the Ambassador include the Zhukov variant along with the standard configuration like we have for the Excelsior?
Q: When can we expect to see fixes or solutions for mines (more a spam tool then a thread) and Beam Fire At Will (overpowered in any multi-target enviroment compared to other buffs)
Q: How aware would you consider the team about the lack of PvP additions in the past, and how would you describe your commitment to fixing this?
Q: There are rumors and hints about a change to the way ships and retrofits would work? Anything to share yet? Would this be a Season 4 or post Season 4 topic?
Q: I appreciate Cryptic's variety of ways to communicate with the community, but I still think there is improvement potential. How do you plan to ensure that different subgroups in the community are "kept in the loop" consistently and reliably, say PvP fans, STF fans, Crafting fans, KDF fans and so on?