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# 1 Cryptic or perfect world
01-18-2013, 10:39 AM
Which is it? Who makes the decisions...?
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# 2
01-18-2013, 10:44 AM
PW owns cryptic, but cryptic are the game designers. decisions will most likely vary between PW, cryptic or a combination of the two depending on what they are. sometimes PW will provide input and ideas, give direct orders or just leave it to cryptic to decide.

no one will be able to tell you exactly who decides what, or where PW influence starts and ends.

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# 3
01-18-2013, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by romeowhiskey4 View Post
Which is it? Who makes the decisions...?
If any intellectual property is involved, then the answer is CBS -- they own all IP rights to the Star Trek Franchise. Game play features and stats will go to Cryptic and PWE.
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# 4
01-18-2013, 11:08 AM
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Which is it? Who makes the decisions...?
Between PWE, Cryptic, and CBS?

Heh. A Committee.
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# 5
01-18-2013, 12:23 PM
i would say it depends on what there trying to decide . as far as content, coding.. etc , cryptic,
as for giveaways , ZEN store offers, PR... ETC then PWE .
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# 6
01-18-2013, 01:15 PM
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i would say it depends on what there trying to decide . as far as content, coding.. etc , cryptic,
as for giveaways , ZEN store offers, PR... ETC then PWE .
This. While Cryptic is wholly owned by PWE, my understanding is all game development is done solely by Cryptic. PWE makes no decisions regarding what does or does not go into the game. While they might give input, it will only be in relation to decisions already made by Cryptic, and are not actually involved directly or indirectly in any decision making.

What PWE is, is essentially a book/magazine publisher (and yes this is paraphrasing). They are responsible for Marketing. Whether directly or through BranFlakes, they are responsible for anything involved with promoting STO. Giveaway, Sales, Promotions, etc are most likely solely run by PWE.
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# 7
01-18-2013, 01:25 PM
The magic eight ball in the office makes the decisions.
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# 8
01-18-2013, 01:29 PM
Cryptic has idea -> PWE says "Does it earn money? then it's ok" -> CBS says "Where is our money?"

Something like that.
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