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"Login failed for unknown reason" error
Missing additional character slot for current/ lapsed Gold Members
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A bug that involved Romulan Liberated Borg captains and their skills once they chose an ally
I stumbled upon the Klingon content time line thread a while back and thought, someone should do that for PvP. Since PvP has gotten far less content updates than the Klingon faction since launch. The follow will be as many tidbits of information, quotes and more I can dig up from patch notes, interviews, engineering reports and ask cryptic's as I can find.
Articles of Interest August 13th 2008 - Eurogamer Posts Details of PvP - "Players will compete for territory and resources in the Neutral Zone, a "competitive PVE" (player-versus-environment) area where consensual player battles are an option. No-holds-barred PVP will take place in certain outer reaches of space.
Ask Cryptic PvP Edition / April 2010 - "It is something we have been planning. We would like to have open and persistent PvP ground and space maps - a front line if you will. Currently, our priority is to focus on new instanced games. So at this point, we have no ETA on when you can expect this." - Counter to the June 09' Ask Cryptic open persistent PvP zones went from being in game (Neutral Zone) to being planned. Team size also mentioned to be more than 5 but we've never gotten that expanded in almost two years.
August 2010 Ask Cryptic - question for new PvP maps. Answer said more were on the way... but that was over a year ago.. - "There is a strike-team working directly on fixing the issues with PVP maps and the PVP-Queues. We’ve been promising fixes forever and we just need to get it done and make it work right. We have gone back to the drawing board in some places and completely rewritten parts of the queues in order to address concerns and add functionality. As part of that we will be focusing on ensuring that we have several awesome PVP maps for players to play and then retire maps that players don’t like. There’s no definite timeframe on when you’ll see new PVP maps, but the entire PVP system is actively being worked on."
May 2011 Ask Cryptic - Some.. less than stellar words about PvP's current holdings in STO - "Admittedly, there has been a lack of PVP support in STO since Season 1, and many would say that PVP is not STO's strong point. Over the last seasons we have been slowly working towards improving the system by way implementing a new PVP queue and the ability to create private PVP challenges. As we move forward, the goal is to work in PVP versions of maps as we do Feature Episode series. So look for something new towards the end of the next series."
Depressing read. I really hope they not only get the resources needed to get PvP into better shape, but that they also have a plan to make the KDF population healthy enough to actually warrant factional PvP.
Nice list mavgeek. More than anything else, that caught my eye, was repeating fact "Yes we know that PvP did not get any additions and is not in best shape, we want to ..." but nothing was done. Coming from someone that is here since open beta.