I wonder whether some of the Doff species could be turned into BO/playable?
While some of them are artwork-only, others (such as Deltans, Wadi, El-Aurians) can be done with Alien-Gen already, at least visually.
I think the answer is the Doff system. We know an expansion is coming. We know real department heads and first officers are coming. And the last time I checked the "promote your first officer to a playable alt captain" is still in the plans.
Right now the Doff system already has "evaluate Tac/Eng/Sci bridge officer candidate Species X." Among other things it's how the KDF finally got Lethean boffs. All they need to do is add versions that offer Cardassians/Romulans/Remans/Breen/Tholians (dreaming :p)/Etc. Or place them as rewards for other rare doff missions. Then once the first officer to playable alt is in place, bam, instant captain level Fed Romulan. Plus it has the advantage of being IP appropriate as there wouldn't be tons of these rare officers running around. Players would have to spend time playing the doff system to earn them, they'd have to spend time jumping through whatever hoops are required to make them a first officer, and they'd have to then go through the process of making them into an alt. But the end result would still be new playable species that you donít have to spend a dime to get (unless they require you to buy another character slot from the C-Store).
Dstahl: As you suggest, the issue is not about how many Feature Episode series we are going to be doing, but rather an issue of the game needing more content. Whether or not we do more Feature Episodes, we need to have a steady pipeline of new content. The content team will be focusing on delivering content throughout the year and we will be spending our development time wisely to ensure that what we build benefits the gameís future. In addition, featuring Foundry content is going to highlight the wealth of great content being built every day by our community.
thats politician talk. dancing around the subject using lots of nice words that make it sound like there are actual plans in the works while not even remotely answering the question at all.
i'm extremely wary of people that talk like this
Dstahl: Yes. One of the software strike teams at Cryptic worked on PvP extensively for the last year
I call bs on that one. who was it? why have we heard nothing about it till now? what exactly do you claim is in the works?. sounds exactly like the bs we were fed about half the team working on klingon stuff for season 4
for an ask cryptic, there were very few actual answers and alot of dodging questions using lots of words and 'we plan....' without actually saying anything.
Dstahl: You are partially correct. A majority of characters that were created when F2P launched have hit max level cap by now, but the vast majority of those characters are still playing.
proof? cause there sure are alot less instances than there were a a month ago
overall not impressed at all with this ask cryptic. lots of words with very little actually said