While I like that we can now see the quality level of our bridge officers, having the commbadges tinted bothers me. Fedside, I liked the contrast and consistency of basic black arrowhead plus department color. Now my mild nerdly OCD is pinging and some of the color combos (Tac BO of Green quality) are not pleasing to my eye.
Would coloring only the category on the paperdoll screen (e.g. "Starfleet Engineering Bridge Officer"), as it is now, suffice?
Agreed: this really looks bad. Besides, we are (well, most of us) big boys and girls and, if we really want to go and look at the BOff qualities, we can do so right now. If this is so others can see the BOff qualities as a sort of vanity thing, it's even worse - 'couldn't care less if another player is impressed by my away team members, ship, title, or what-have you.
It is also inconsistent: two of my active BOffs are actually "rare" quality, but one is shown purple with this change and the other isn't.
This is an unnecessary and, in my opinion, very undesirable visual - there could seriously have already been a lot more time invested in fixing extant bugs in the New Romulus patrols and other missions than doing something like this.
In short, some good stuff in here so far, but with certain things, I'd say leave well enough alone.
(...actually active since November 2010, which may one day be important to archaeologists, but not to anyone else...)
- First off, it isn't clear that one can set up a default shuttlecraft. You should not magically assume that, after three years of STO, people who have forever selected one ship to make that leap of logic, that they can and should select two. You have trained us to believe that only one thing on that screen can be selected at any one time.
What should happen is you should receive an on-screen prompt after the first time you visit the ship selector and you _didn't_ set a default shuttle, it should present a confirmation screen asking 'Are you sure? You haven't set up your default shuttle. Click on a shuttle then click 'Ready'.. this will not deselect your chosen vessel.'
- I forget the name of this daily mission on New Romulus, the place starts with A, but I enjoyed all the varied tasks.. up until 40% completion. It especially became grating once I had stamped out so many insects and tagged so many critters and wondered why all these radiation and water samples weren't counting to my total... well, I figured out at about 90% that I need to hand them in. 'Not so bad. Lesson learned, right? I'll save these for next time.'
They magically disappear.
If you don't hand them in when you complete the main mission, they are gone. That is exceedingly frustrating. These items, especially since (I imagine) they're non-tradeable, non-collectable outside of the main overarching mission, should stay in your inventory until you get rid of them by trashing them or handing them in to the appropriate NPC the next time the mission is available. I also could not tell, at any point, what these items were worth to the percentage that adds up to mission completion. That needs to be made clear, _especially_ if you choose to continue with having the items go 'poof'.
This was on the Fed side, i hope it isn't any worse on the KDF side.
Pheben System, to place the satelites i had to come to a full stop, slightest movement interupted satelite placement.
On the Patrol Daily mission Patrol Missions on most maps including but not limited to Beta Lankal, Nerendra, Galorndon Core, and Gama Eridon MVAM sections don't join the fight, i found this to only effect the Multivector assualt modes on the Advanced Multi vector escorts and assume a normal mve with the console slotted has the same problem. suacer sections from the Galaxy-R and the Oddesey classes function as normal.
Mvam Sections Alpha,Gamma, Beta will float around and draw aggro but notr do any firing.
Also during combat i have to tab a target even after i am allready firing on it. This occured with and without the auto target and target nearest/most agreesive target options set.
I liked all i saw. The one problem i found was that on New Romulus, it seemed a little lagy/choppy. I came on when there was alot of people, and when there wern't hardly anyone. In both cases it was the same. I hope this helps, and i hope i put it in the right spot for you to get. Thank you for all you have done. And looking forward to see what you come up with next.