Lt. Commander
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# 251
09-20-2011, 10:24 PM
still it is worrisome that this game has gone through 2 Executive Producers sense it went open beta back in 09.
Lt. Commander
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# 252
09-20-2011, 10:27 PM
*Closes his eyes and hides under his desk*

Why did I do that?

Because last time an Exec left the game, so many people foretold the end of days in the Milky Way Galaxy... started stoking up on vast amounts of Tranya & Field Rations, flying through the Quadrants screaming "The end Is Neigh" but behold.. Judgement Day did not come...

*Crawls out from under his desk and straightens his Uniform*

I'm guessing a lot of you have played major MMORPG's and you will most probably never have heard when a Exec has left a company and another one has stepped in. Most of those major MMORPG's are still around, despite the fact you were clueless as to what happens on the top floors of certain Game Studios. At least Zinc and now Dan are informing us. They, and the rest of the team are awesome at bridging the void between Dev's and the Community. Something other big names out there might want to consider doing. So, I raise my hat at that. It's awesome

Dan did an AMAZING job, taking over the Helm from Zinc... He promised changes and we got them.. and even now that he is leaving, there are still changes on the horizon that we should thank him for. This is not the end of STO, Dan is not going to turn out to be a Q and with a snip of his fingers take the universe we have come to enjoy with him. He's just going in a new direction and I for one, wish him all the best in his future. You sir, worked wonders!

I'm looking forward to the future of STO, seeing what Mr D’Angelo will bring to the table, followed by the new Permanent Exec. If they continue down the path Stahl set out and add their own unique spin to things.. then we are going to be alright, peeps.

So, stop harassing the Ferengi for Provisions, stop trying to pull the U.S.S. Titanic out of mothballs, and join us as we say farewell and good luck to Dan Stahl!

All the best D man!
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# 253
09-20-2011, 10:30 PM
Judgement day is coming! Soon we will try to log in and get a picture of assimilated earth and a thank you for your time played and 5 seconds later you will be disconnected.. Goodbye STO
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I do have to say that this bit of news came as quite a shock to me. I had not expected this in a million light-years. With that said, I will be sad to see Danny-boy go. He managed to help steady a sinking ship and steer it back on course. Here's hoping that whatever his future plans are that he will be as successful in them as he has been trying to patch up a game that sorely needed leadership that had none (to speak of).

**raises a mug of blood wine in salute**

Here's to you, Mr. Stahl. Q'apla!

As a side note, I do worry for the future of the game. Whomever gets the permanent position of EP has big shoes to fill.
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# 255
09-20-2011, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by StormShade
No, this most certainly does not mean the end to future development. Our Chief Technical Officer, who has been heavily involved with STO since the very beginning will be taking the helm while we search for a permanent EP to take the helm of STO.

STO is looking to be in real solid shape right now guys, and the future is looking so bright, I have to wear shades when I walk into the STO dev area right now.

Thanks,

Stormshade
I would think if he was leaving of his own accord. He would make sure everything was on the right path before he left. As he seems to love the game. I would also think we will see him in game as a player more often now. He's looking for a new challenge now
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# 256
09-20-2011, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by sdangelo View Post
Fellow Captains,

I share your sadness at seeing Dan Stahl leave us. Under Dan's leadership, we have seen Star Trek Online grow and achieve new levels. He has pushed the game forward in more ways that I can easily recount. His tenure on the game stands as one to be proud of. I salute you Dan, and wish you well !

So who is this guy stepping into the vacuum left by Dan's absence? I'm one of the team that worked alongside Craig Zinkievich and Dan Stahl in the original development of the game. As the lead programmer on the game, I helped design and implement nearly every aspect of the game present at launch. After launching the game, I left the team to take over as the CTO of Cryptic Studios as a whole, but I've been working hard to drive STO forward from that seat as well.

Coming back to the STO team this week was like coming home. I put a piece of myself into the making of this game, and it feels so right to be working with the team once again. My tenure as EP will only last until we can identity the right person to drive the game forward, but I promise this won't be a half-hearted effort on my part. I'm wholly invested in finishing off the amazing free-to-play plans that Dan has put into motion, and then delivering more great content and features to you all for the game.

I'll share more about the future of the game soon, but I wanted to jump in and let you all know that there's someone at the helm who loves this game as much as you do.

Stephen D'Angelo
Executive Producer, Star Trek Online
Welcome Good Sir...

Prepare for a bumpy ride...
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# 257
09-20-2011, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by sdangelo View Post
Fellow Captains,

I share your sadness at seeing Dan Stahl leave us. Under Dan's leadership, we have seen Star Trek Online grow and achieve new levels. He has pushed the game forward in more ways that I can easily recount. His tenure on the game stands as one to be proud of. I salute you Dan, and wish you well !

So who is this guy stepping into the vacuum left by Dan's absence? I'm one of the team that worked alongside Craig Zinkievich and Dan Stahl in the original development of the game. As the lead programmer on the game, I helped design and implement nearly every aspect of the game present at launch. After launching the game, I left the team to take over as the CTO of Cryptic Studios as a whole, but I've been working hard to drive STO forward from that seat as well.

Coming back to the STO team this week was like coming home. I put a piece of myself into the making of this game, and it feels so right to be working with the team once again. My tenure as EP will only last until we can identity the right person to drive the game forward, but I promise this won't be a half-hearted effort on my part. I'm wholly invested in finishing off the amazing free-to-play plans that Dan has put into motion, and then delivering more great content and features to you all for the game.

I'll share more about the future of the game soon, but I wanted to jump in and let you all know that there's someone at the helm who loves this game as much as you do.

Stephen D'Angelo
Executive Producer, Star Trek Online
Thank you for taking the time to pop into the forums and give us a few words, SD!

I look forward to seeing what is in store for us under your tenure. I am a HUGE proponent of the Foundry, and would love to see further resources heading our way concerning it.

I wish you well in this endeavor.
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# 258
09-20-2011, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Gatoros View Post
Honestly, like most people here...who are really nice in wishing DStahl the best...the humanistic side of me wishes the same, but the subscriber side of me couldn't really give a rat's _______ . Seems like a nice guy sure enough, but very very few people here know exactly the situation behind his departure, and at the end of the day, I care more about my gaming experience than I do about some internet dude who left his footprint with albeit mixed reviews.


Perfect World could topple this title, or they might succeed. We don't know. But regardless, I think that many of us were asking the same question anyway before PW took over, before F2P was announced, and before everyone (self-included) was berating Cryptic for a significant lack of content.


So while I wish DStahl "good luck" for the simple reason that he's a fellow human being, I wish STO "Good Luck", because that's what concerns me most.

Sorry for my selfish comments, but at least I'm being honest.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeuxidemus
Well people being honest and living in reality are something I do not see a lot of in these forums, I'm on the same page as you are no need to say sorry LOL
Couldnt agree more!
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# 259
09-20-2011, 10:43 PM
I wish you all the best and good luck with your future projects, what ever they will be.

STO came along way since launch and the Information policy with "Ask Cryptic" and the"Engineering Repaorts" was always good. I hope it stays this way.
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# 260
09-20-2011, 10:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdangelo View Post
Fellow Captains,

I share your sadness at seeing Dan Stahl leave us. Under Dan's leadership, we have seen Star Trek Online grow and achieve new levels. He has pushed the game forward in more ways that I can easily recount. His tenure on the game stands as one to be proud of. I salute you Dan, and wish you well !

So who is this guy stepping into the vacuum left by Dan's absence? I'm one of the team that worked alongside Craig Zinkievich and Dan Stahl in the original development of the game. As the lead programmer on the game, I helped design and implement nearly every aspect of the game present at launch. After launching the game, I left the team to take over as the CTO of Cryptic Studios as a whole, but I've been working hard to drive STO forward from that seat as well.

Coming back to the STO team this week was like coming home. I put a piece of myself into the making of this game, and it feels so right to be working with the team once again. My tenure as EP will only last until we can identity the right person to drive the game forward, but I promise this won't be a half-hearted effort on my part. I'm wholly invested in finishing off the amazing free-to-play plans that Dan has put into motion, and then delivering more great content and features to you all for the game.

I'll share more about the future of the game soon, but I wanted to jump in and let you all know that there's someone at the helm who loves this game as much as you do.

Stephen D'Angelo
Executive Producer, Star Trek Online

Thanks for checking in so late and saying hello. I wish we were getting re-introduced to you under better circumstances. Even though some of the comments in this thread may seem a bit harsh, I can almost guarantee you we are all coming from the same place; a love of STO and the Trek universe in general.

So best of luck to you, hope your time in the captain's chair isn't too uncomfortable, and I hope we continue to see forward momentum in the STO universe.
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