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Posted: Jan 24th 2010 9:28AM Renko said

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I hope the Cardassian content gets pushed back until after the Klingon faction has been done properly.

Posted: Jan 24th 2010 9:35AM (Unverified) said

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I'm so sick of the Cardashians, their reality show, the PETA endorsements, theyre a media glut

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Posted: Jan 24th 2010 12:59PM yeppers said

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Well, I've gone from bigtime fanboy to bigtime sadboy on this game. Just changing the graphics doesn't make the thing... the thing. You know? They changed ST lore to fit the engine and gameplay design they had. They should have built the game from the ground up around the IP.

They can put the Cardassians in the game but we know they're really just re-skinned Orions.

WWGRD? -- What Would Gene Roddenberry Do? -- might be a good application here.

"300" was a great movie; but STO shouldn't be "300" in space.

Posted: Jan 24th 2010 3:53PM (Unverified) said

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What would Roddenberry do? He would not allow Deep Space Nine to be made at all. I've never understood the blind adoration for Gene Roddenberry or his often dramatically restrictive "rules" (like the one where nobody on the Enterprise D can argue with each other, because humans have "evolved" from that). Deep Space Nine was the Star Trek series Gene Roddenberry fans hated (as did Roddenberry's successor, Rick Berman, at times, it seemed).

Also, you've made no attempt at elaborating on what Star Trek lore Cryptic changed that offends you. How are the Cardassians "reskinned Orions"?

Didn't you even bother watching DS9? The Cardassians did end up this way. Garak was changed by his time with Bashir, Kira and the others. And if you're objecting to war in Star Trek, guess what? War is a fact of life in Star Trek, judging by how many wars the Federation has gotten, according to various episodes of all series. It's just that DS9 was the only series to show one of these wars occurring.

And, obviously, war makes for exciting gameplay.
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Posted: Jan 24th 2010 6:39PM yeppers said

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I agree with you war makes for exciting gameplay. The thing is, Star Trek wasn't a war movie or tv show. Sure it had battles, but they weren't what made the IP. That's what made the battles even more awesome. Even in the new movie... the fight scenes were not the main story.

In STO you have battles that look more like a bunch of ships playing cosmic phaser pick-up sticks.

I agree STO has POTENTIAL (probably most-used word on the forums) to become what Star Trek fans are looking for. It's just not there yet.

If people enjoy playing the game as Cryptic has pitched it and as it is now -- a few days from release -- then by all means play it and have fun. However, I think it's sad when people pay $50 as an investment in the potential the game can become, assuming Cryptic designs the game around what people are asking for.

It's almost as if they're releasing the game Feb 2 to sell subscriptions that help fun Beta Part 2 that is going to last for another year under the guise of a completed AAA game.

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Posted: Jan 24th 2010 1:09PM Crsh said

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Question, is the Dominion part of the game so far? They make pretty swell villains (they saved DS9 from being completely boring, imo).

Posted: Jan 24th 2010 2:13PM Alpha Gamer said

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I really wish game companies would fix and finish what they have before working on adding more content. The game is broken and unfinished and they want to work on adding factions.

Posted: Jan 24th 2010 3:59PM Stormwaltz said

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At every MMG company I've worked at, the content team is entirely separate from the systems team. They cross-consult, certainly, but saying "don't make more content, fix systems" is like saying "don't plant more apple trees, bring me my orange juice."

That aside, players burn through content faster than devs can make it. There are always people who race through all the content to get to the endgame, and then sit around on the forums complaining that they're bored and there's not enough content in the game.

@Yep: As far as "What Would Gene Do," from what I've read, the latter day Gene would likely order STO to take out the economy, reduce the amount of combat, provide a laundry list of changes that had to be made to every mission in the game, and demand half of every player's monthly fee.
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Posted: Jan 24th 2010 8:12PM Alpha Gamer said

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That's fine. But shouldn't they make the Klingon content before adding a race? There is not any atm.
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Posted: Jan 24th 2010 4:16PM (Unverified) said

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The Jem'Hadar are still in the Alpha Quadrant, and we've seen Jem'Hadar warships in screen shots.

And DS9 wasn't boring :(

Posted: Jan 24th 2010 5:58PM Graill440 said

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You dont want to go anywhere near this game. I removed the closed and open beta sat morning after they broke several skills and gave battleships the speed and maneuverability of escorts.

The bug reporting tool was removed late friday night(early morning), this is pretty much the realease build. With combat, pvp is your only end game, there is nothing else, nothing. The pve combat while interesting at first is quickly subdued to "wtf over" as the enemy spams heavy plasma torps and viral shots, and tractor beams in any direction and like they were free. (this is a bad thing as you have global cooldowns on everything).

No exploration, >none

Posted: Jan 24th 2010 10:54PM dudemanjac said

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Not to nit pick, but the bug reporting tool was not removed. It was moved to the help section like it is in any other game.
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Posted: Jan 25th 2010 9:16AM (Unverified) said

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"don't make more content, fix systems" is like saying "don't plant more apple trees, bring me my orange juice."

That does not make sense. I know what you were trying to say but if the same person who is planting the trees also brings you oranage juice then the point is valid.

I would be suprised in a company of Cyrptics size if the people coding the new content were not the ones fixing bugs.

Other people might come up with the ideas - but that does not affect the speed of delivery in most cases. I am sure people can come up with ideas quicker than they can be made.

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