I'm really excited about this upcoming STF. Can't wait to play it with my dedicated STF folks.
I also agree that the story progress of the current STFs is totally ruined and don't make much sense. Especially Khitomer Accord seems so broken, without all the damaged borg ships entering the time vortex and explaining why you were in the tutorial able to defeat the borg.
I think if you could implement story trailer to each STFs and explain the situation, that'd make a lot more sense than a pop-up window of your BOFF that nobody bothers to read. Think of the Alerts from Champions Online, like of Hi-Pan and why he attempts to become the greatest magician on earth and heaven. Another example is Therakiel's Temple raid, where Robert Caliburn, the hero, leads the player character through the story to explain what the heck is going on.
And in addition to the above paragraph, add a skip option of trailers if everyone agrees to. So the people who want to rush through only to get the loot won't be bored and loose precious time.
p.s.: 29th century borg queen maybe, since the borg might have opened a temporal lockbox?
I don't really play ground stfs that much. But I'm sure there are plenty of people who do. My "problem" is not the ground mission itself but the continuing Borg focus. I think most of the people would like to see STF like missions who do not involve fighting the Borg but for example the Iconians, the Romulans or the Tholians.
I understand there will be a space STF involving Tholians coming up with season 7? I hope this marks a swich of focus. There's really to much Borg in the game right now.
I should note that there are a TON of space missions releasing with Season 7! More dev blogs soon
Very cool! I actually tried my first space STF a little while ago and I honestly preferred that to the ground STF missions [maybe because, in space, I wasn't constantly clicking my "Frequency Remodulator"...] so I'm eager to play more of 'em.
Speaking of Season 7, has a release date been set yet?
your post is a fail. Who said they were working on a new stf the whole time (for 2 years) ? There were other things that had priority obviously.
The engineering reports and Gozer's (aka archived user) posts are your friends. INto the Hive and Children of Khan has been worked at for even longer then the PvP leaderboards, F@W fix and the cloak bug.
As brandon correctly pointed out, back then all STFs consist of a space and a ground section. They also had some story to it...but hey. Lets not think that into the hive will be a rushed half done job before it hits tribble. See ya there