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# 1011
08-22-2011, 03:19 PM
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I could imagine one of these experiments going horribly wrong (or right for that matter) and creating a monstrosity called Polygeminus grex frankenstein. Mwahaha
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# 1012
08-22-2011, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by STF65
If you become a full ambassador you get can a KDF faction member as a BOff as part of a diplomatic stationing.
I want mine to be a waitress in my crew lounge galley. :S

Well... she is an Orion slave girl... she seems like the obvious choice. At the moment the game plonks her dead centre inbetween the con seats... wiggling her butt in front of my Captain. There's no good reason for her to stand there... she's just a minx causing trouble.
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# 1013
08-22-2011, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Valias
This of course would be based on whether or not the KDF and Starfleet will sport a few different possible assignments each? Or was this what you implied when referring to player species?

I'm just assuming that the KDF will have some different options now because I've seen an "Execute" button in the Klingon UI and I doubt this would be something that'd be available to Starfleet players.
There is certainly some degree of distinction between Starfleet and Klingon assignments. Even aside from Diplomacy and Marauding assignments, there are probably another 15% or so assignments that are specific to one faction or the other. Some of these do deal with specific species and internal politics.


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Any hints at how long until the system is ready for braoder testing? Also any chance the marketing guys could approve any more screenshots? :-)
General dates have been updated on the first page of this thread for the duty officer system; there are currently no dates for the department head functionality.

What would you be specifically interested in seeing, as far as screenshots go?


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Originally Posted by Brigadoom
Will the KDF be getting tribble genesplicing missions in any capacity?
Yes, the KDF has access to many of the Tribble assignments.


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Originally Posted by Varrangian View Post
Personally I am more interested in the Department Heads, if I want to make my first office a Capt. I just re-roll with the same "concept". So it is good to hear the Department heads system is coming along... any chance the Duty Office and Department Heads systems will launch co-currently?
Barring Q dropping into the office and thinking it would be really funny to radically alter our reality, there is, unfortunately, zero chance of the department heads system launching concurrently with the initial launch of the duty officer system.


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Originally Posted by Aisling
Right, and SOON (tm) we will be able to make Boffs into captains.
I don't believe this is likely to come anytime soon, barring developments happening outside my awareness. It is something we would like to do, but there are a lot of technical and design implications to implementing this feature.


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Originally Posted by Pure_big_mad_boat_man
Just wondering if at any point (cos I'd rly like to know) has anyone asked:

There's gonna be El Aurian bartender Doffs right? (very rare obviously)
I do believe that's a subspace temporal anomaly I see on sensors...I wonder what we might find if we investigated that freighter caught in its eddies...?
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# 1014
08-22-2011, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Heretic
Commendation XP scaling is very different than skill points because commendation points have nothing to do with your player level, whereas skill points do. In addition, for unavoidable reasons of current scaling, DXP will remain on a different scaling schema than the rest of the commendation category points.
I assume that Commendation XP scaling has similar modifiers as skill points. Rarity and length of assignment modifiers I assume would be the main two that affect how much Commendation XP you get. However, the modifier values for the commendation XP are different than skill points. Skill points has an X modifier value for doing very rare assignments, but Commendation XP has a Y modifier value for doing very rare assignments.
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# 1015
08-22-2011, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Heretic
Barring Q dropping into the office and thinking it would be really funny to radically alter our reality, there is, unfortunately, zero chance of the department heads system launching concurrently with the initial launch of the duty officer system.
I will have to see what kind of weight I pull with the continuum :p

In all seriousness though, I'm excited for both systems, while I'd love to see the Department heads first, as it is nearer and dearer to my heart I can't wait to send out my duty officers on their first assignments for the glory of the Empire.
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# 1016
08-22-2011, 06:44 PM
Id be happy with any kind of Civillian Bartender.

How about we weave those into the missions a bit, you see a communication popup

"Hey Captain try a Saurian Brandy, might convince those bad guys to not kill you" from my always loved Bartender aboard the lounge.

Also has nothing directly to do with Doff's but can we please get a real Chef/Bartender into our lounges on the ships. It feels so empty seeing the kitchen area being unattended to (and NO TALAXIAN!).


As far as screenshots go, I would love to see a Mona Lisa pixelate picture that is put together with all 6.000 Doff's . Or some secret picture of a Tribble Doff?

On a more seriouse note, some screens of upcoming assignments for our Doff's. Maybe some of the more exotic ones to drool over.

*dream mode*
Maybe one day you enter your ready room from the bridge, lean over a datapad that will get zoomed into our view and on there is the assigment list. After that you tick of some assignments, maybe 1-2 of the Doffs walk into your ready room to report for Duty on the Assignment or some random Doff that has completed his assignment hands you a report of how he has done. *dream mode off*

That reminds me of a question that I haven't seen answered I think.
When the Doff returns from an assignment, will we only see a window with
"Assignment finnished with success, reward: xx"
Or will there actually be some small window with a bit of text how our brave Doff fared in the assignment what he has done for us and then what he came back with as reward.

For example:

Chief Perill went to the Planet of Andoria where he helped the local government of the whatever Province to repair some broken energy Couplings. The repairs went ahead of shedule and were completed flawlessly.

You gain: 120 Commendation points for Engineering Category
50 Skillpoints
50 Boff Skillpoints
70 Merits
Critical extra: 1 EPS Power Transfer MK XI console.
(for us helpless immersionists that love every small tibit of extra information)
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# 1017
08-22-2011, 08:44 PM
I'd love to see some of those easily replicated yet not already present in-game species. Breccians, etc etc would be great. Do Klingons get Yiridians? I know they're already in-game.

It would be wicked sweet to see a variety of aliens aside from the standard available to players, especially holograms which for some reason make more sense in my mind than most other "species".

For screenshot requests:
I'd love to see both a mission before acceptance and what is required for it/roster view as well as what the assignment window of an in-progress assignment looks like. Please tell me we can see all our rewards pre and post acceptance, that's my biggest complaint about the current game journal.
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# 1018
08-23-2011, 07:13 AM
I absolutely cannot wait much longer; this is the sole reason I'm returning to STO.
It sounds just beautiful. Thank you!
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# 1019
08-23-2011, 08:14 AM
I had an idle thought that might involve the DOff Assignments...

It would be really cool if STO had a sort of Political Leaderboard that showed the strengths of various factions and sub-factions (KDF vs. Federation, House Martok vs. House Duras, Klingon vs. Gorn, etc.)

What if DO's could do Political Assignments in various categories that acted as one forum of input to such a leaderboard system? Sort of a Politics-based "Territory Control".

Thoughts?
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# 1020 Diplomatic PvP
08-23-2011, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by bluegeek View Post
What if DO's could do Political Assignments in various categories that acted as one forum of input to such a leaderboard system? Sort of a Politics-based "Territory Control".
I think Territory Control should be a part of PvP exclusively; and since there will be a LOT more Feds than KDFs that endeavor such assignments (or so I imagine), the numbers would require some “balancing” which is achieved through PvP matches.

On the other hand, I can totally see some sort of “Diplomatic PvP” involving DOFFs in short-term assigments, such as “see that the ambassador feels well in his querters” or “give our guests a tour of the station” and “place that surveillance device in the ambassador’s quarters” or stuff like that. Are there any plans to include DOFF PvP?
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