Thing is..., there's money in it. And I don't think it would be too big a project considering this past season Perfect World brought us Starbases, several fleet mark events, and a vault shuttle event. Next season..., which you can check out now on Tribble server has a reputation system added in with similarities to the starbase system, a new STF, several new Romulan missions tied into the reputation system..., and ultimately if any of you get the chance to take a look, you'll see they've been putting together a ton of stuff these last two seasons and I truly believe that this idea isn't too big to fit into an upcoming season.
They've made plenty of money off of us. Each new season keeps bringing us more content than the last. Obviously it's not something to ask for this upcoming season..., but I brought this idea up to my fleet and they loved it. I figure if more people comment on this post, it might generate enough buzz for Perfect World to take it into consideration. But I thought I'd get the community thoughts on it first to see if you guys would be excited to see something like this.
Forgive any incoherence..., getting a bit too tired to be posting.
ICONIC PVP BATTLES!!! A suggestion that could be a huge success. But hear me out and then tell me what you guys think.
Pilot Khan's Miranda! Fly the Enterprize-E as Captain Picard! Decimate your enemies as Captain Sisko in the original Defiant! Or..., menace the Federation in the I.K.S. Kang..., harry your foes as Captain Nero in his borg retrofitted mining ship! Any epic ship from any epic faction. Cardassian, Breen, Klingon, Romulan, Federation, Borg etc. If it made history it makes it into the list.
Or, go to ground and fight as your favorite characters from every movie and each series: Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Sulu, Riker, Data, LaForge, Nero, Alternate Universe Kirk, Dahar Master Kang, Sela, Khan, Gul DuKat, Major Kira, General Chang, Mirror Universe Kirk, The Duras Sisters, etc.
Now lets talk battlegrounds..., Fight at the Battle of Khitomer..., Battle through the wreckage of Wolf 359, wage war for the control of Deep Space 9..., even assaults on faction homeworlds like Vulcan, Andoria, Qo'nos, Earth...,
And the explanation for how any of this is possible? Holodeck strategic exercises.
Think about it like vs. games where you don't have to tweek out specs or work on gear. Each ship you select has a static build that never changes from player to player. Each ship has its strengths and weaknesses..., and to unlock the more epic ships you have to win (for certain ship unlocks) or participate in enough pvp matches to earn their use.
The game I got this idea from is a major comic book company and the game itself is the largest superhero/villain mmo out. Having this as an alternate PvP system would liven up the PvP side of the game and get people playing PvP that don't necessarily have the time or hundreds of millions of EC it takes to buy the absolute best gear. (Things now necessary to even cut your teeth in PvP these days.)
I also think this would bring back a lot of the hard core literalist style fans that only ever wanted to take their favorite Star Trek heroes and villains out for a spin. I mean who wouldn't want to PvP as Data..., whether on ground or piloting his Nebula from the series? I would. How about you guys?
well, what i wrote is true. it is strange to make new stuff when the old dont work good. therefore i replied here too.
and it was doublesiphon interpid.
Please refrain from complaints on the current pvp system. This wasn't a post meant for people to vent frustration on how the game currently works. It's a post about introducing a new idea and seeing how much people liked it. Then..., seeing how many people we can get to post their thumbs up so that Cryptic takes enough of an interest in it to work it into an upcoming season.
So please, people who like the idea..., and heck, people who don't..., spam the heck out of this post and lets generate some buzz.
I love the idea. There could be several avenues to open up higher tier characters, maps or situations.
1. Tie access to the next tier to the current lock box system (Money) - Could be limited time
2. Earn access to the next tier through PVP (Time Played)
3. Fleet reputation or whatever they're going to name it (Contributions)
4. Lobi Crystals - Could be a limited time unlock
5. Gold Pressed Latinum - Finally something to do with all that latinum sitting in your stats.
All or some of these ideas could generate multiple sources to get into the Iconic PVP tiers.
You would get a standard setup based on the character/ship of the story and you play with that setup. I think this idea would be great and could tie into the Starbase and Reputation system in place.