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Priority One Podcast Episode 97 New Frontiers: The Dan Stahl Interview

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Hello Captains! Welcome to Episode 97 of Priority One recorded on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 and hosted on PriorityOnePodcast.com and now streaming live on TrekRadio.NET on Thursday nights!!!

We have two great interviews with the Cryptic Dev's this week. Our resident KDF author Sargon, published a 100% Klingon focused Q&A Session with the Star Trek online Development team! He brought your questions and some of our own and attempted to get the best answers available to some long lingering Klingon questions! Qapla! Sargon, Qapla!

This week on the show we have a spectacular interview with Star Trek Online Executive Producer, Dan Stahl. Dan gives us some insight into Season 7, Launch day for the Vesta, What worked in Season 6, answers listener questions and so much more! Tune in and find out if your question was answered!

In this episode?s BoTW we take a look at a new NASA Skunkworks Warp Drive project! We?ll find out what happened This Week in Trek. In STO News we cover Lockboxes, Dev Blog 27, the newest Spotlight on the Foundry, and an update on STF gear from Salami Inferno!

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# 2
09-24-2012, 01:23 AM
Interesting news of the Romulan Embassy with the new twists, but really hope it's not as much as a grind as the STF and Fleet system currently are. Grind is fine if there is a pot at the end of the rainbow, but too much can just wear out people.

And I really hope the Wells and Korath aren't lockbox ships. Just doesn't make sense 29th Century ships fighting in the 25th Century. Remember the Temporal Prime Directive!



Anyhow guys, good Interview! Keep up the good work!

Last edited by azurianstar; 09-24-2012 at 01:57 AM.
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# 3
09-24-2012, 03:59 AM
Why are those Dan Stahl interviews always done by bootlickers? Everything is and has always been awesome, great, fantastic, wonderful. And there's never one single critiqual question.
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# 4
09-24-2012, 04:24 AM
Excellent show, guy. Thanks for the shout out James!

But in generally, yeah. Stahl was... Cryptic about his answers. He was very tentative about giving out dates and specifics. I don't it this is because he does not know, or if he is trying avoid contradicting himself later...

Still, it is nice to know the general direction of this game. I like the idea of the new Personal advancement system. Some of the crafting updates he hinted at sound fun, such as ship skins tied to crafting. All in all, it sounds like they have a general course set for the next year.

No if only we can fix the plasma fires down in PVP and the KDF factions...
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# 5
09-24-2012, 04:41 AM
LOVE the Nasa real Warp Drive Story, i hope all the technobabble turns out to be true.

If not, it at least makes me happy that there are People working on this kind of thing in RL.


@dStahl:

if we end up flying a Warbird for the FEDs or KDF, then where is the difference to flying an Alien LockBox Ship at Endgame? Uniform Options and a Green UI? That can't be it...

I'd rather have the Romulans be a full faction, even if they start at level 40 and only get 10 unique story missions for the beginning.

i WANT that Romulan DOff pack!
new Romulan flavored DOff Assignments (and Chains)
new Romulan C-Store Ships
a real Romulan Starbase!
3 Faction PvP, 8 vs 8 vs 8 Capture & Hold would be a real gamechanger for PvP
and finally a pure Romulan Set of Foundry Missions !


If you keep STO as a 2 Faction Game then that is just a waisted opportunity to expand the Game.



PPS:
Wells Class in the next LockBox? With a KDF counterpart?
Didn't i hear a million times that LockBox Ships would only be ALIEN Ships and never FED/KDF Ships? *hmpf*
I want that Breen Ship already...

The Wells Class would be the perfect 1000 Day Vet Reward "You waisted so much time with us, here have a free Timeship, maybe you can get some of it back?"
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# 6
09-24-2012, 04:47 AM
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Why are those Dan Stahl interviews always done by bootlickers? Everything is and has always been awesome, great, fantastic, wonderful. And there's never one single critiqual question.
Because people who ask questions like "Have you stopped beating your be'nal?" are unlikely to get a second interview?

From Cryptic's perspective, I'm sure interviews count as a form of marketing. Shy of something that would be newsworthy to general audiences ("Game developer Thomas Marone's necktie got caught in a server widget in tragic accident, film at eleven!"), this isn't journalism but public relations with fan organizations. And if somebody's not a fan and you can't end the blurb with "Join us for the shocking footage! Film at eleven!", they probably wouldn't do it. And even then, the latter would require clearance from PWE.

Well, tragic necktie accidents aside, about the biggest and best you could hope for is something like Dan Stahl and a CBS rep going on Colbert to discuss killing off Picard in STO, kinda like how Marvel Comics went on to discuss killing Captain America or their viral marketing of the shapeshifting Skrull invasion. (Of the late night shows, Colbert would be the likeliest, I'd imagine, since he's in the Viacom family and plugs related products like How I Met Your Mother and Bay's Transformers more often than non-Viacom works. Plus, it would be Colbert or Conan if you're going for the nerd/geek demo and want a bigger audience than G4.) But that would mean convincing CBS to let them do something major (like killing Picard) that gets a few headlines.
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# 7
09-24-2012, 04:54 AM
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LOVE the Nasa real Warp Drive Story, i hope all the technobabble turns out to be true.

If not, it at least makes me happy that there are People working on this kind of thing in RL.


@dStahl:

if we end up flying a Warbird for the FEDs or KDF, then where is the difference to flying an Alien LockBox Ship at Endgame? Uniform Options and a Green UI? That can't be it...

I'd rather have the Romulans be a full faction, even if they start at level 40 and only get 10 unique story missions for the beginning.

i WANT that Romulan DOff pack!
new Romulan flavored DOff Assignments (and Chains)
new Romulan C-Store Ships
a real Romulan Starbase!
3 Faction PvP, 8 vs 8 vs 8 Capture & Hold would be a real gamechanger for PvP
and finally a pure Romulan Set of Foundry Missions !


If you keep STO as a 2 Faction Game then that is just a waisted opportunity to expand the Game.



PPS:
Wells Class in the next LockBox? With a KDF counterpart?
Didn't i hear a million times that LockBox Ships would only be ALIEN Ships and never FED/KDF Ships? *hmpf*
I want that Breen Ship already...

The Wells Class would be the perfect 1000 Day Vet Reward "You waisted so much time with us, here have a free Timeship, maybe you can get some of it back?"
Well, with the minifaction idea... I'm presuming:

You'd be playing a Romulan in a Romulan ship, working for the KDF or Feds. Non-Romulans wouldn't get the ships. Romulans in the Fed or KDF wouldn't necessarily get non-Romulan ships.

My guess is that it's taking the idea of paid species one further by bundling in species exclusive ships, IF they did it.

Similar to, say, if instead of selling the Atrox and the Caitians separately, you'd paid $40 and got Caitians and Ferasans, who come with species exclusive ships at all tiers. So you see an Atrox, you know it's a Caitian flying it and it's all one big mega-bundle.
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# 8
09-24-2012, 04:56 AM
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Because people who ask questions like "Have you stopped beating your be'nal?" are unlikely to get a second interview?
There's a difference between asking taff questions and being rude. I don't want interviewers to be rude. But I expect them to be a little more critiqual and not to comment everything the interviewee says with exaggerated exitement. Am I really asking too much?
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# 9
09-24-2012, 04:57 AM
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Why are those Dan Stahl interviews always done by bootlickers? Everything is and has always been awesome, great, fantastic, wonderful. And there's never one single critiqual question.
Also keep in mind that the editorial team at Priority One did allow for some very critical questions in the most recent Warrior's Way KDF interview with the devs. Check it out and leave a comment. We tried our best to capture the frustration of the KDF in a civilized and controlled manner:

Either here:

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=394881

Or:

http://priorityonepodcast.com/wordpr...s-way-kdf-q-a/

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# 10
09-24-2012, 05:01 AM
Making new factions would be a terrible idea, I really don't get why people can't see that. You'd splinter PvP queues even more, you'd splinter PvE queues even more unless they are cross faction in which case faction wouldn't matter...

Foundry missions would reach an even smaller subset of players, Cryptic would have to create 3 events on anniversaries and so on, the time in between new stuff for the other factions would become even longer than it is now and the list goes on and on. There are a trillion reasons against splintering the game up with more factions. Things would become even more horrible if you add Cardis and other crap too. A mini faction concept to get player races and ships out there circumvents all of that and would be enough.
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