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# 1 species-change token please
06-27-2013, 03:31 PM
I want to change the species of one toon. Can you make a token for this? Have it give a species pick-list, then zero out all the existing traits and give a retrait token to learn new ones. 2000 zen sounds about right?
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# 2
07-02-2013, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ursusmorologus View Post
I want to change the species of one toon. Can you make a token for this? Have it give a species pick-list, then zero out all the existing traits and give a retrait token to learn new ones. 2000 zen sounds about right?
This is a common request. Cryptic has said they're thinking about doing it, but it won't happen for a while (if ever). I wouldn't expect to see it before 2014, at the earliest.
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# 3
07-02-2013, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ursusmorologus View Post
I want to change the species of one toon. Can you make a token for this? Have it give a species pick-list, then zero out all the existing traits and give a retrait token to learn new ones. 2000 zen sounds about right?
thats abit pricy.

but yeah id love a species token. specialy if u are using a lockbox ship on a toon it would make more sense to be able to change species to match the ship. like a freighter captin etc..
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# 4
07-22-2013, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by maddog0000doom View Post
thats abit pricy.

but yeah id love a species token. Especially if u are using a lockbox ship on a toon it would make more sense to be able to change species to match the ship. like a freighter captain etc..
Or just give us discounts on subsequent reputation grinds, no sense in getting 300000 reputation points on multiple toons when there are only 2-3 missions that you can play to get the necessary marks.
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# 5
07-22-2013, 07:15 PM
Has anyone seen actual dev postings on the subject, my searches aren't showing anything from an actual dev, only community provided dev 'quotes' and paraphrases on the subject.
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# 6
07-26-2013, 11:54 AM
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Q: (trekkietravis) Any chance of a "respecies" coming in the future? I'd like to make my human a liberated Borg and my Trill a Joined Trill.

Dstahl: We are considering it. While there are a lot of ramifications of doing so, the Trait System revamp was a step towards making this happen. It isn't on our short term schedule, but we do think it may happen at some point in STO's future.
http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=902711
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# 7
07-26-2013, 12:06 PM
I can get behind this idea.
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# 8
07-26-2013, 03:21 PM
I'm personally against this, as how do you really justify being able to change a character's species? That would be like being able to change a dwarf into an elf. I mean, if you're REALLY not liking your species, delete that character, and start with a new one, of a species you like.

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# 9
08-10-2013, 12:34 PM
I hope/wish that one day they will allow us to buy species-change token in C-Store.

I'm willing to pay even 2000 zen for it and would not mind if this token will be only as one time only & for only one character.
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# 10
08-10-2013, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by earlnyghthawk View Post
I'm personally against this, as how do you really justify being able to change a character's species? That would be like being able to change a dwarf into an elf. I mean, if you're REALLY not liking your species, delete that character, and start with a new one, of a species you like.
Whereupon you will lose all fleet ships, lockbox ships, bound items, reputation, and everything else?

That's a big enough disincentive to keep people from getting new character slots, let alone wiping and starting over entirely.

I believe stoleviathan99 had a good idea when he referred to it as being a pattern buffer accident with the transporter. If we need to cram in an in-story explanation... well, it's probably no worse than the crew of the Enterprise becoming 12 year olds due to a transporter accident.
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