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# 51
01-11-2013, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by captiandata1 View Post
is it possible with licence restriction to intrdouce more of the star trek tos tos and star trek tos retit ships desinged be matthew jefferies?

by 2409 could a earth cilvilians be operating a merchent cilvilan fleet for cargo ,ship field repair, and are also willin to join the fight for earth fighting for earth but are not starfleet. the earth cilvian fleet uses older starships and replica ships and modified shuttles and runabouts.

deadlus class
this could open up ships like
salmander/hermes classes
tos tug/Ptolemy-Class
tanker class
a tos verson of the kelvin class
early mirena/anto class
lankar class
Dan said later in the blog that "the Books" were fair game...

Though there's no indication that would include the STARFLEET TECHNICAL MANUAL, I hope it does.
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Rihannsu
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# 52
01-11-2013, 04:55 PM
The increase of the level cap will not increase a whole new tier of starships, or will it?

If it did, well, on the one hand: A pity for all those wonderful ships we have at tier 5. On the other hand.. shiny new toys...

Respecies token... hm. I don't know. How is that supposed to work in-game? Genetic resequencing? Naw, really.... species should stay the same. Traits can change over time, through training, experience, trauma... but species?

On the other hand, there are the cases where it just makes sense, like the aforementioned "created an Alien to have my Cardassian", and when Cardassians get playable, they want to switch, obviously. And then there are those people who just enjoy to minmax, and would thus go the Alien with the well-known 4 traits route.

I guess the best way would be to yes, make a re-species token, but make it expensive so it isn't used lightly. It should be a big deal for the character and the player, sort of.


And regarding "fleet alliances" or "merging fleets": Absolutely! We need this. So many people underestimated the cost of starbases... and started out with too small fleets. Being able to join a bigger fleet and contributing what they had put into their base... it would make joining a bigger fleet an option. And I think we all want bigger fleets at the lower end of the scale, don't we?
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# 53
01-11-2013, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by captiandata1 View Post
is it possible with licence restriction to intrdouce more of the star trek tos tos and star trek tos retit ships desinged be matthew jefferies?

by 2409 could a earth cilvilians be operating a merchent cilvilan fleet for cargo ,ship field repair, and are also willin to join the fight for earth fighting for earth but are not starfleet. the earth cilvian fleet uses older starships and replica ships and modified shuttles and runabouts.

Daedalus-class
this could open up ships like
salmander/hermes classes
tos tug/Ptolemy-Class
tanker class
a tos verson of the kelvin class
early mirena/anto class
lankar class
Federation-class Dreadnaught.
Apollo-class
Valent-type

TAS: Bonneventure-class
TOS / TAS: Antere's type Transport
TOS Miranda

Enterprise-Era:

Klingon D5
Klingon BOP (22nd Century Version)
NX-Refit (baring they got permission from Doug Drexler)
Intrepid-Type (The half-saucer Steamrunner configuration ship seen ENT: The Expanse)
Sarajavo-type
Earth Unknown type (other Earth ship seen in the Expanse).



Sooo many ships!
Commander
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# 54
01-11-2013, 05:43 PM
opening up matt jefferies tos designed fleet could for used by cilvians merchent fleet to operarate tier 3 or 4 constitution class and other matt jefferies class without over powering tier 5 and 5+ ships. something like 6 weapons and have cilvilian boff's. halls of 2500 to 3600 hall points.

with earth and starfleet so busy fighting the war so the cilvians merchents were left more or less on their own for defences, defending their freighter with minial weapons felt the need for more defencive fire power. the cilvians noticed that star fleet was not using most of the early tos and and early earth starfleet ships were not being reactivated or refitted for war efforts. some of the cilvians like decendents of harry mudd and knan and left over marquies with the help of dishinered starfleet officers captain benjiman maxwell and liutantent thomas riker felt the need to secretly steal old starfleet starships but leave the musium peices alone. took them be retrofited at viradian 3 serete ship yards.

the cilvians star refiting ships that starfleet were already working on building replicas first to get ship ready and not to raise any trouble. the more and more of the tos and nx fleet were retrofitted. only thing was the cilvians wanted to have more fire power the the starfleet versons to the old ships but they had to settle with tier 3 or 4 with linited resorces and not to overpower starfleets tier 5 and 5+. benajiman maxwell and thomas had their own plan for their flag ship rebuilt the enterpise d saucersection. refit a stolen nebula strdrive section with super tactial/science pod. with new orleansclass 3 torpedeo pod. the flag ship would rival most starfleet starships. most of the cilvian merchents were perfectly happy helping out the war efford with their newly refited starships and freighters. it was captian maxwell and now mercent commender thomas riker and the knan decendents that took the enterprise cilvian. or simply enterprise
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# 55
01-11-2013, 05:59 PM
I was interested in greater ship gear options. As it stands we have shields, deflector and engines. At some point can we get tractors on all ships, but have the sci BO ability provide special enhancements to it if desired. In the Star Trek Universe I thought tractor beams were as standard as car stereos.

Also could "sensor scanning" speed up for Science ships. In Azure nebula my escort scans at the same speed as my Science ship, in many missions the escort has the dps advantage and it would make for some very interesting game play if each type of ship had a scan speed in relation to the science skills and some ship class buffs.

Another question I had: in order to scale the fleet star base projects for different size fleets why not make all the projects cheap, cheap, cheap; but make provisions very expensive. That way the big fleet can rush through the tiers, get its 5 done. The small fleet can make good progress through the tiers, but the equalizer would be in provisions. If the big fleet wants all the people to benefit from it then they have to shell out big bucks for provisions. The small fleet has equally expensive provisions, but don't need as many. That way there is no scaling by fleet size, but instead demand. My personal thought is who cares if a fleet gets T5 in a couple months, they can't build ships or buy gear without all the provisions, that is where they put in their resources (not to mention their members wouldn't have the necessary fleet credits to afford fleet gear).

Finally provisions themselves. Can they be inventory items or traded currency that can be handed out by fleet command to their captains? It is a pain to get access provisions because they are not manageable without bring a person into a "provision rank." My fleet leadership does a good job, but it would be nice to get the provisions each month without having to actually make my purchases.
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# 56
01-11-2013, 06:03 PM
Yay for Spanish!
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# 57
01-11-2013, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by captiandata1 View Post
opening up matt jefferies tos designed fleet could for used by cilvians merchent fleet to operarate tier 3 or 4 constitution class and other matt jefferies class without over powering tier 5 and 5+ ships. something like 6 weapons and have cilvilian boff's. halls of 2500 to 3600 hall points.

with earth and starfleet so busy fighting the war so the cilvians merchents were left more or less on their own for defences, defending their freighter with minial weapons felt the need for more defencive fire power. the cilvians noticed that star fleet was not using most of the early tos and and early earth starfleet ships were not being reactivated or refitted for war efforts. some of the cilvians like decendents of harry mudd and knan and left over marquies with the help of dishinered starfleet officers captain benjiman maxwell and liutantent thomas riker felt the need to secretly steal old starfleet starships but leave the musium peices alone. took them be retrofited at viradian 3 serete ship yards.

Great idea, but no need to make this a criminal action, Star Fleet gives the plans to the Merchant Marine and they produce the ships of the early centuries of the Federation.

Adding a civilian sub faction could be huge in reputation systems and crafting (no starfleet grade weapons can be used on trader ships). Imagine a PvP of protect the transport through a nebula. Great suggestion
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# 58
01-11-2013, 06:41 PM
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Q: (keeny75) Will / Can there be a way to change the species that we are? When I first joined STO I opted for human than later on you released playable Caitian faction in the c-store. I would love to be a Caitian but I don't want to start again from scratch to do it.

Dstahl: Now that we are working on a way to respec your traits, this is one option we are considering, but we haven?t made a final decision. We generally aren?t looking for players to be able to swap their species back and forth as easily as a respec, but we do appreciate that some players may have made a decision that they would like to change. Once we get the Trait respec in game, we will make a call on whether we will open up this option. If there are others that feel strongly about this, it would be good to see some of opinions in the forums.
This made be spit out my Coffee when reading this last line LOL! Dan, have not been following the forums or heard the repeated request for the last 2 years (at least) asking for this feature? The answer is YES LOL

The are players that bought a LTS that want to upgrade their Human to a Lib Borg. Also some Trill that want to upgrade to a Joined Trill.
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# 59
01-11-2013, 06:53 PM
What I think would be a good idea would be maybe to have the respec species token, but only have it applicable for the Alien type race. That way, if someone actually builds say a Cardassian, Romulan, or other fantastic races in the Alien type race and it finally gets a proper addition to the game, they can then become that race if they so choose.

If a respect all species token was added, I think it would probably come at a very substantial cost. I'd say the price of any new fancy T5 ship, 2500 zen. So that if someone does want to change their species, they can, but they do need to pay a hefty price to do so. It would also eliminate people from continually changing their character's race.

That's my thoughts on the subject.
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# 60
01-11-2013, 06:55 PM
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Q: (treadstone79) When will STO be released for Mac OS X?

Dstahl: We are investigating this now and would like to see it happen in 2013 if we can work it out. Stay tuned!

Dear god, YES! Do this. I hate having to reboot my computer to play this game. Make it so, please.
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