"We want to bring Star Trek to life. I dont want to just create an MMO that just happens to have a Star Trek skin on it -- that's something that I really want to avoid."
This quote needs to be pasted at the top of every page of every official Cryptic web site concerning Star Trek Online. It would eliminate a massive amount of hand-wringing (possibly even including some that I've done).
Very nice... now if we could just get some storyline info... you know whats "Alpha/Beta Quadrent Today!, you live here, and we deliver the breaking news."
Honestly thats what I want to most right now is... why are the Feds/Klingons fighting, whats going on, where are the romulans... what happened to the Cardassian Union? I don't wana come off sounding ungreatful but many of these interviews ask the same questions over and over again... so if possible (I know as a game company its nice to keep the game kinda quiet due to many factors) I'd love to hear something new.
First thing: I loved it. Tell Emerett i feel he did an excellent job with this interview.
His discussion on ground combat and how he was considering things like Mass Effect for insperation for the combat on the ground and his emphasis on how he did *not* want this to just be a typical MMO/RPG with a star trek skin was very encouraging.
Further, his talking about how even though they are considering consoles, they are not dumbing down anything for it is as well very encouraging (imo). I very much like this interview and two thumbs up to Jack.