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Posted: Mar 11th 2010 5:04PM Arkanaloth said

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it would be nice if they add a few more character slots maybe.. most people have two alts I'm sure.. possibly even 3 which would put them at the cap.

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 8:51PM Samael said

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If they gave you character more slots, why would you buy them from the CStore?
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Posted: Mar 11th 2010 5:03PM EdmundDante said

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Gee I wonder why there weren't playable Factions before STO launched - given it's such a great idea?

But given it's only the Star Trek IP and almost nobody really knows much about Star Trek, I guess it didn't really matter - rushing the MMO out the door. After all - what's quality have anything to do with making a profit when you got plenty of suckers out there to exploit?



Posted: Mar 11th 2010 5:45PM (Unverified) said

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Jesus tap-dancing Christ, people, the game has launched and they're trying to improve it.

Quit bitching about the launch state already and use this information to decide whether or not you want to play this now or in the future.

Going back and bashing the developer over real or perceived past sins does nothing for anyone, nor does it make you (or them) "teh winnorz".
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Posted: Mar 12th 2010 12:03AM Eamil said

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"Gee I wonder why there weren't playable Factions before STO launched - given it's such a great idea?"

You know, I'd understand if you were pissed at the lack of Klingon PvE content. But just crying about how there are "only two factions" at launch? WTF?
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Posted: Mar 11th 2010 5:10PM (Unverified) said

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How about focusing on improving the current game as it is and working on Klingon aspects, and a Open PvP zone?

Posted: Mar 12th 2010 3:17AM Meurik said

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Yes, I agree 100%. Focus on getting the stuff you have already, working 100% first and foremost. However...

There are more than just ONE group of people within any game development team, each group focusing on different aspects of the game development. What i'm trying to say here, is that theres a difference between the "bug crushing" group, and the "content developer" group. They are not likely the same group, so having 1 group work on creating additional content, doesn't take away from Cryptic's group working on fixing bugs.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2010 5:18PM Graill440 said

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If you look at the original scheduling you will see cryptic had no announcement of the sort planned, when the GDC10 was being setup last year. I wonder how much money they spent to get a spin and plug in on their game on short notice to try and save their hemorraging ip.

To little, to late, like spiderman says, everybody gets ones, they had mine.

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 5:19PM (Unverified) said

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I'm waiting for a Romulan playable character myself.

Still haven't figured a way to take a decent screenshot though (other than the nasty Windows "print screen" method. How do you guys do it - is there a super-secret-insider key-combo or sumfin?

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 6:39PM (Unverified) said

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There is a super secret combo. I pointed out in the forums several weeks back there was no rebinding available in the game options.

The dev response was, why don't you use, and I've kinda forgotten, but its something like "/bind_screenshot_jpg" command to rebind it? Why? Because I didn't know it existed, and pretty much no documentation I know of mentions it in any way. And would it really kill them to include it in the Controls binding screen?

Other fun secrets - holding "control" while double clicking to buy something bypasses the confirm window. Useful for that DS9 mission which makes you spend a ton on commodities, only to give you a reward equal to your typical completion of a single system patrol.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2010 2:05AM (Unverified) said

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You know when you hit that Prtscn button it takes a picture that's saved in a screenshots folder in your install directory. The shots are stunning as well.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2010 5:25PM (Unverified) said

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They're pulling a mythic. Not fixing the game at hand but still adding new broken things to end up with a lot of broken content still out there.

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 5:32PM (Unverified) said

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New Player faction within the year!Content for that Faction within 3 years!

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 6:28PM Oskiee said

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More Factions = more loading screens guys!!! they cant go wrong with that equation!!

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 7:29PM (Unverified) said

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None of this gets past the fact that the very fundamentals of the game aren't going to hold that many people for that long.

- The skills aren't properly explained, and what info there is is presented appallingly.
- Memory Alpha is a waste of time.
- The game has a total of two missions, replicated hundreds of times with little variation and different text ("Kill X-number of Y." Sometimes "Kill X number of Y and click Z after each kill." Or "Run a lap around this map, with no opposition, no strategy, no challenge or puzzle. Click 5 Y.")
- The in-game communication system is awkward as hell to use.
- No noticeable difference between most of the loot.
- Ground combat is tedious and utterly unengaging.
- Space combat is tedious and repetitive.
- Failure - in any meaningful sense at all - is impossible. This reduces the player to an organic component in a simple algorithm.

There are sandbox MMOs with dynamically, player-generated content. There are MMOs that are very pretty, seductive and comfortable Skinner boxes. And then there's the kind of MMO that figures they can save money by not giving a crap about being pretty or seductive or comfortable and just getting down to mining geek-faith for a cash hit.

Fundamentally we're looking at a 3D engine laid atop the mechanics of something that would work just as well as a Facebook game. I don't know if the designers or the accountants made the decision to release this thing in this state, but consequently I don't believe it should be permitted to succeed. Just on principle. It'll only encourage others. So I cancelled my sub after the first month.

Posted: Mar 12th 2010 6:51PM (Unverified) said

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cry me a river. im shur glad you left
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Posted: Mar 11th 2010 7:41PM Renko said

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A new faction? Klingon would get my vote!

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 7:47PM CCon99 said

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I lol'd!
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Posted: Mar 11th 2010 8:18PM (Unverified) said

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hahah! Wonderful - thank you.

I'm in STO for the long haul. As long as Cryptic keeps active on it for a couple years I'll feel I got my money's worth.

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