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In part two of this week's episode of Priority One, Lead Designer Al "CaptainGeko" Rivera stops by to answer community submitted questions about Season 8.


Link to the interview.
Brandon "BranFlakes" Felczer | Former Community Team Lead for Perfect World Entertainment
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# 2
10-24-2013, 04:27 PM
i 100% agree with the take on jj trek. transporting to qronos? thats iconian tier!

khans blood raising the dead? healing any ills? medical field is obsolete, this fixes all ills forever.

if this wasn't the star trek universe, whatever. but theres clear banchmarks for tech levels, especially back in those days compared to TNG, these things shatter all that.
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# 3
10-24-2013, 04:38 PM
It's not like Star Trek never had a technology that could heal everything, and bring back the dead....it's called the Transporter...you could cure everything and anything with it, and bring back the dead, they just avoided doing it on the show unless they needed a plot reason.

Magic blood was done on trek before, Seven of Nine used it to bring back Neelix.



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# 4
10-24-2013, 04:59 PM
Geko should learn how many digits a billion has.
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# 5
10-24-2013, 05:28 PM
i like and agree with the though process behind the arus. some times theres a question of why have a cruiser around in certain content, well they give you a reason to want one around, with their aoe buffs. the com array item, that will act like doffs do to station powers, sounds real cool too

the secondary sci ship deflector sounds great too.



BUT gecko and dev guys, right now the current trend is that cruisers are sort of king right now with FAW and DEM ruining everyone. at this point, escorts might need something too. for right now, stop or slowdown cruiser buffing.



i like to hear those class based objectives, and a cooler effect happening if you grav well something instead of standardly interacting with something, thats a great idea.
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# 6
10-24-2013, 05:46 PM
lets look at the kdf and ship sales. the last c store END GAME kdf ship was the bortas. everything since has been low tier ships, all but 1 cant even have a costume used on anything end game. theres been the kamarang and a vet ship since then, but those are give aways or fleet ships, not c store.

before the bortas, there was a ton of low tier kdf ships, and again almost non of them had anything other then their console usable at end game. these kdf things didn't sell because there was nothing tying them to end game!


make REAL kdf end game ships, and put them on the c store, and i think they will sell better then you think. an avenger cloan, in negvar form, thats a no brainer and could use a ton of recycled assets. give it the underslung cannons and andorian wing guns, boom done
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# 7
10-24-2013, 06:06 PM
I don't always agree with the Captain, (like over which careers are less helpful in PVE content and how this is a problem),
BUT,
I gotta admit, he nailed that dinosaurs in Trek are no less ridiculous than giant Greek Gods stopping Starships with their hands.. At least to me he did. He has a point.
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I for one am looking forward to blastin Jurassic bad guys to atom.
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# 8
10-24-2013, 06:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
lets look at the kdf and ship sales. the last c store END GAME kdf ship was the bortas. everything since has been low tier ships, all but 1 cant even have a costume used on anything end game. theres been the kamarang and a vet ship since then, but those are give aways or fleet ships, not c store.

before the bortas, there was a ton of low tier kdf ships, and again almost non of them had anything other then their console usable at end game. these kdf things didn't sell because there was nothing tying them to end game!


make REAL kdf end game ships, and put them on the c store, and i think they will sell better then you think. an avenger cloan, in negvar form, thats a no brainer and could use a ton of recycled assets. give it the underslung cannons and andorian wing guns, boom done
I, too, feel Cryptic has backed the wrong horse insofar as the chicken-or-egg approach to KDF ships/costumes/etc.
Don't phaze me, bro!
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# 9
10-24-2013, 06:37 PM
Facts about pvp (Geko seems to take his data from esd zone chat) :
People in pvp play more science ships (even in premades you will have more) and in the past they played escorts.You don't get 1 healer and 4 escorts....its simple math.
Old escorts are kinda useless in pvp since romulan escorts have battlecloak and are more or less better than all escorts in game.

Cruisers outdps any escort....spike dps is for BoP like ships which are not for normal escorts.
Also news flash : a dedicated healer or tank can't tank 1 broken faw a2b dem cruiser.Fix the game and stop quoting people from zone chat.Turning cruiser into escorts with cruiser model is not "making something right"....its called "removing a class from game".
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# 10
10-24-2013, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
lets look at the kdf and ship sales. the last c store END GAME kdf ship was the bortas. everything since has been low tier ships, all but 1 cant even have a costume used on anything end game. theres been the kamarang and a vet ship since then, but those are give aways or fleet ships, not c store.

before the bortas, there was a ton of low tier kdf ships, and again almost non of them had anything other then their console usable at end game. these kdf things didn't sell because there was nothing tying them to end game!


make REAL kdf end game ships, and put them on the c store, and i think they will sell better then you think. an avenger cloan, in negvar form, thats a no brainer and could use a ton of recycled assets. give it the underslung cannons and andorian wing guns, boom done
I applaud this comment and support it completely.

There is no track record for them to pull metrics from properly when it comes to end game Tier 5 c-store ships for the Klingon Empire.

Lower tier ships just don't cut it as they aren't usable at end game where the bulk of players are spending their time.

A HUGE thank you to Cryptic for the Mogh-class battle cruiser!
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