Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
# 1 New Character Traits
12-24-2012, 12:59 PM
Once long ago I made a character with the Stubborn trait. My thinking was, "I hate being held!"

Now, almost 3 years later.... I am still held all the time, and I regret not taking another space skill. Will this ever be addressed?

It was once talked about rebalancing these traits or at least allowing a respec, maybe its time.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
# 2
12-25-2012, 02:49 AM
I feel your pain.

Personally I think traits should unlock over a period of time as your character 'grows' and improves. Just as we do in life. You get older and you add to yourself rather than simply completely change... Unless you hit mid-life crisis of course...


That said I do think I read somewhere very recently where Stahl mentioned adjusting the trait system. Whether it was updating/balancing them or whatnot I cannot remember unfortunately.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
# 3
12-26-2012, 12:53 AM
I agree. I'd like to see the Betazoid empathic ability actually do something. I would have liked some sort of telepathic resist like Vulcans have. Because frankly, based on what it says empathic does, I don't notice it.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,579
# 4
12-27-2012, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by dwadsdwad View Post
That said I do think I read somewhere very recently where Stahl mentioned adjusting the trait system. Whether it was updating/balancing them or whatnot I cannot remember unfortunately.
It was in the December Ask Cryptic. Apparently a rework of traits is in order for Season 8, and Re-Traits may be available when they get that done.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,063
# 5
12-27-2012, 11:22 AM
I hate to say it but it's about time. It's been something that people have asking for for quite some time, especially with how little they really seem to do any more. Personally i started my guy with the concept of being an augment so everything went into ground damage, but with the ground revamp and the melee nerfing here and there, it doesn't feel like he's getting the bonus he used too. His melee is still awesome, but he used to be a beast with it.

To be honest, i have little interest in respecing him for space or anything like that but i would be more interested in better traits all together as well as new ones. The Character creator is such a fun tool, but they haven't really done anything with it since launch and i would love to see such a great aspect of the game get a well deserved overhaul.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,106
# 6
12-27-2012, 12:39 PM
Yes we need to be able to retrait. Also most premade races traits need a buff, and races with 2 traits should have them combined into 1. For example phyiscal strength and logical could be combined into just a "Vulcan" trait that does both, or Empathic and telepathic should be combined for Betazoids. This would encourage more people to use races other then Alien.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 146
# 7
12-27-2012, 09:32 PM
This has been brought up many times but rightly so. This is WAY... WAY... WAY... overdue. We need to just keep bringing it up until it is addressed. FOR GREAT JUSTICE.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,063
# 8
12-28-2012, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by marc8219 View Post
Yes we need to be able to retrait. Also most premade races traits need a buff, and races with 2 traits should have them combined into 1. For example phyiscal strength and logical could be combined into just a "Vulcan" trait that does both, or Empathic and telepathic should be combined for Betazoids. This would encourage more people to use races other then Alien.
I like this idea because it would give people more incentive to shoose a race rather than just imitate it under alien for better trait choices, but at the same we need more versions based on other aspects as well. Photonic life form is a good example. it's a species trait that is pretty awesome, but i would rather it be a trait for any species to use and selecting it would give the holographic flicker as well as mobile emitter death effect. One i would personally love is Augment which sould combine the strength bonus, jump bonus, and maybe run speed.

With star trek there are a lot of great possibilities for some awesome racial traits but they need to make them relevant from start to finish so maybe make it so they level up with you as well.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 12,186
# 9
12-28-2012, 02:43 PM
In truth.... most traits accomplish very little whether space or ground...
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Lieutenant
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 84
# 10
12-29-2012, 09:17 AM
So which traits are currently any good beside the blatantly obvious Accurate and Elusive
(straight 10% when almost all similar traits are just 10 skill point boost).
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