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winters83winters83 Member Posts: 378 Media Corps
Hello fellow STO players,

I'm happy to inform all of you that Priority One Podcast will be interviewing Maria Rosseau, Star Trek Online's Producer (A.K.A. @ZeroniousRex), Al Rivera, Star Trek Online's Lead Designer (A.K.A. @CaptainGeko) and Stephen Ricossa, Star Trek Online's Executive Producer (A.K.A. @salamiinferno) tomorrow, December 15th.

As always when we have interviews such as this we would like to reach out to you, the STO Community for questions that you would like us to ask. Please keep in mind that this is a very high level interview, so questions on things like Art, UI or Ships etc will likely not get answered. As always we will try and get through as many questions as possible but please keep in mind that we will not be able to get to all questions as we have a limited amount of time for this interview.

I want to thank all of you who reply to this post in advance and we will do our best to get as many questions answered as is possible. This interview will be available to the public on Friday, December 22nd at http://priorityonepodcast.com/

-Winters
Twitter: @P1Winters83 YouTube: WintersGaming
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  • tacticoolfugga#9235 tacticoolfugga Member Posts: 359 Arc User
    PVP battlezones. Free for all and/or for faction against faction. Why not? Server costs? Whining? Not enough people interested? No rewards necessary. Just go in for battle. I rarely get to play PVP, but when I do, it gets the ol’ adrenaline pumping.
  • cmcougarcmcougar Member Posts: 6 Arc User
    edited December 2017
    Are you planning to do anything about master keys? The lock boxes fall like rain, but the keys are pricey and one use only. This is a problem!

    Secondly, why can't ground combat pets stay summoned until they die (or until mission end or area change)?
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  • vosorosvosoros Member Posts: 339 Arc User
    Voyager fans got a full season and expansion treat with Delta Rising. Any plans for TNG or DS9 fans with similar style seasons and expansions?
  • usskentuckyusskentucky Member Posts: 402 Arc User
    I have too many pets. There isn’t enough room for them and I have maxed out my inventory slots. Any chance you could make us a separate pet tab with 50-100 slots?
  • duncanidaho11duncanidaho11 Member Posts: 7,535 Arc User
    edited December 2017
    Serious question: Are there any big design decisions or story arc movements, currently live in game, that you wish had been done another way?

    Silly question: Who has the best desk in the studio? Does this desk contain consumables that can be raided? Have any of you raided it recently? What raiding strategies can you share? If the desk owner is listening, feel free to lie to preserve your secrets.

    General comment: Thanks again for seeing the Foundry through its recent rough patch.
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  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 9,154 Arc User
    What, if any, consequences for this game do you anticipate from the horrible decision of the FCC today?
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  • spencerb96spencerb96 Member Posts: 232 Media Corps
    #1) Are there any plans to redo PvE queue rewards to get people engaged in the queues? Almost everything PvE queues currently offer is made easily available from other sources, resulting in people simply not playing most of the queues. Maybe add some gear or items available exclusively as chance drops at the end of queues like we had before the reputation revamp with the Omega stuff?

    #2) Any update on the scoreboard or competitive marks for PvP queues? The scoreboard has been missing most of the year and competitive marks haven't been dropping at all from actual PvP queues.
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  • carter60carter60 Member Posts: 193 Arc User
    any plans to let us recolor our ground weapons, not the beam/bolt color but the gun itself and any plans to let us set uniforms for npc on our ships? also any headgear like caps in the works?
  • casualstocasualsto Member Posts: 516 Arc User
    1. What is the "open for public" solution to tweak the queues into being more available (redesign requirements, increase rewards, add boff filler slots?)
    2. Shouldn't the new raider (T6 Breen) come with an Experimental Weapon of its own (aka the old Heavy Weapon)?
    3. Would there be a "fix" for the fact that Alien class does have a total of 20(10/10) available traits, while canon classes have 19? (9/9 and a specific trait that is mostly ground). Should we be punished marginally for picking pre-made classes?
    4. When will the Season 15 pop-up and can we expect another free toon slot and a new recruitment event?
    5. What would the solution be with new ground weaponry? I agree that there's plenty to choose from, but some alternatives are more than welcome, especially when it comes to specialized types of weapons, especially types of weapons that would benefit specific classes/builds?
    6. Is having a higher base total of available (active) boffs a viable design choice atm? (aka 4 ground+5 space = 9 base boff slots?)

    I'd also like to appreciate and applaud the ideas that have pressed this game further this far and the hard work brought into the title.
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 33,424 Arc User
    vosoros wrote: »
    Voyager fans got a full season and expansion treat with Delta Rising. Any plans for TNG or DS9 fans with similar style seasons and expansions?
    Victory is Life! I mean, probably... I'm really just speculating on the tiny scraps we have but I don't see any other option.

    any new stuff for Foundry soon?
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  • peterconnorfirstpeterconnorfirst Member Posts: 4,846 Arc User
    edited December 2017
    After over three years we still miss elite versions of the most popular PvE maps. Would it be possible to finally include them without changing the core mechanics of the respective stages?

    If the answer is “no” then please ask:

    Why?

    Thank you.
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  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 5,609 Arc User
    vosoros wrote: »
    Voyager fans got a full season and expansion treat with Delta Rising. Any plans for TNG or DS9 fans with similar style seasons and expansions?
    TNG already got its content since most of the game's focus, up until Delta Rising, was around TNG.

    -ENT/TOS got Agents of Yesterday
    -Voyager got Delta Rising
    -DS9 is getting Victory is Life
    -TNG has most of the original game
  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 3,025 Arc User
    edited December 2017
    Are you going to address the ship inequality in terms of statistical balance. It makes no sense for small ships (such as the T6 NX, Miranda, Connie etc) to have anywhere near the HP of ships many, many times their size. Not to mention the same amount of Weapon Hardpoints or even Power Output. I cannot see how it can be justified a T6 Connie can match a Vengance, or even the Universe Class ships when they all have the same level of tech!
    "You don't want to patrol!? You don't want to escort!? You don't want to defend the Federation's Starbases!? Then why are you flying my Starships!? If you were a Klingon you'd be killed on the spot, but lucky for you.....you WERE in Starfleet. Let's see how New Zealand Penal Colony suits you." Adm A. Necheyev.
  • disqord#9557 disqord Member Posts: 474 Arc User
    Any more info on that new feature Gecko was teasing us on Twitter about?
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 1,041 Arc User
    After over three years we still miss elite versions of the most popular PvE maps. Would it be possible to finally include them without changing the core mechanics of the respective stages?

    If the answer is “no” then please ask:

    Why?

    Thank you.

    Building on this: if not, could we at least see a fix for the accolades and the now unobtainable uniforms?
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    @party popper: thank you - carefully, you craft uncanny representations of actual Lukari ships (so small yet so real) so that I may shoot them annoyingly in the face of my main rival (in his faaacceee)

    Finally going to give up that chair, Quinn? Hm?
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 1,041 Arc User
    One question of my own is the following:

    Are there any plans to make changes to loot drops / do an inventory revamp? Like removing food stuff and other consumables that can also be replicated to reduce the clogging up of players' inventories with mostly useless items and thereby improve player experience?

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    @party popper: thank you - carefully, you craft uncanny representations of actual Lukari ships (so small yet so real) so that I may shoot them annoyingly in the face of my main rival (in his faaacceee)

    Finally going to give up that chair, Quinn? Hm?
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 1,041 Arc User
    I also have one storyline-related question:

    Will the Tzenkethi and Drantzuuli storyline take as long to unfold as the Iconian one? Or will we see more different storylines instead of one overarching story that will go on for years?
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    @party popper: thank you - carefully, you craft uncanny representations of actual Lukari ships (so small yet so real) so that I may shoot them annoyingly in the face of my main rival (in his faaacceee)

    Finally going to give up that chair, Quinn? Hm?
  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 5,609 Arc User
    edited December 2017
    I also have one storyline-related question:

    Will the Tzenkethi and Drantzuuli storyline take as long to unfold as the Iconian one? Or will we see more different storylines instead of one overarching story that will go on for years?
    The Iconian One was short, only about 7 missions. The Tzenkethi one has been said to take us up to the next expansion, which is next summer.

    By that math, we have about two more missions left. A mission that will release during the anniversary event, and one more in April/Mayish. Which coincides with what Cryptic has said on twitter. They already have the anniversary content done, and are working on the "most technically complex" mission for STO yet for after that.

    We have like two more mission left before the expansion drops.
  • bossheisenbergbossheisenberg Member Posts: 514 Arc User
    PVP battlezones. Free for all and/or for faction against faction. Why not? Server costs? Whining? Not enough people interested? No rewards necessary. Just go in for battle. I rarely get to play PVP, but when I do, it gets the ol’ adrenaline pumping.

    Yep, I posted a whole thread on this recently. Death Match pvp challenge map, doesn't even need to be a new map, just let us make a free for all battle or something other than two teams.
  • winters83winters83 Member Posts: 378 Media Corps
    Hey everyone,

    I just wanted to make another post to say that any questions beyond this point will not get included in the interview. I would also like to thank everyone again who took the time to post up questions. We will try our best to get as many of them answered as possible. This interview will be available next Friday, the 22nd of December at http://priorityonepodcast.com/ in episode 347.

    -Winters
    Twitter: @P1Winters83 YouTube: WintersGaming
    =/\= ========================================== =/\=
    Fleet Admiral Winters - Priority One Armada
    U.S.S. Wolverine - NCC 831216
    =/\= ========================================== =/\=
    Producer // Chief Audio Engineer // Host // Priority One Podcast
  • jkwrangler2010jkwrangler2010 Member Posts: 181 Arc User
    Can we bring back the cluster exploration missions? It was something nice to do outside of story missions and pve.
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 1,041 Arc User
    I also have one storyline-related question:

    Will the Tzenkethi and Drantzuuli storyline take as long to unfold as the Iconian one? Or will we see more different storylines instead of one overarching story that will go on for years?
    The Iconian One was short, only about 7 missions. The Tzenkethi one has been said to take us up to the next expansion, which is next summer.

    What I meant was that the Iconian storyline (them influencing other species such as the Undine and thereby partly causing the Klingon-Federation war, using the Tal Shiar as a proxy and hugely influencing the entire Romulan faction etc.) had been running for five years or so.

    I wasn't specifically referring to the amount of episodes in the Iconian arc, but rather how the Iconians had been on the background for a very, very long time and influencing the events of many other story arcs.

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    @party popper: thank you - carefully, you craft uncanny representations of actual Lukari ships (so small yet so real) so that I may shoot them annoyingly in the face of my main rival (in his faaacceee)

    Finally going to give up that chair, Quinn? Hm?
  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 5,609 Arc User
    What I meant was that the Iconian storyline (them influencing other species such as the Undine and thereby partly causing the Klingon-Federation war, using the Tal Shiar as a proxy and hugely influencing the entire Romulan faction etc.) had been running for five years or so.

    I wasn't specifically referring to the amount of episodes in the Iconian arc, but rather how the Iconians had been on the background for a very, very long time and influencing the events of many other story arcs.
    In regards to that, Cryptic has said in the past they have no plans for something like "Super Iconians" who are behind everything... behind everything, and that from here on they had pllaned for smaller stories. Which is why the Temporal Cold war arc was only a few missions long.
  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 5,609 Arc User
    What I meant was that the Iconian storyline (them influencing other species such as the Undine and thereby partly causing the Klingon-Federation war, using the Tal Shiar as a proxy and hugely influencing the entire Romulan faction etc.) had been running for five years or so.

    I wasn't specifically referring to the amount of episodes in the Iconian arc, but rather how the Iconians had been on the background for a very, very long time and influencing the events of many other story arcs.
    In regards to that, Cryptic has said in the past they have no plans for something like "Super Iconians" who are behind everything... behind everything, and that from here on they had planed for smaller stories. Which is why the Temporal Cold war arc was only a few missions long.
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 1,041 Arc User
    What I meant was that the Iconian storyline (them influencing other species such as the Undine and thereby partly causing the Klingon-Federation war, using the Tal Shiar as a proxy and hugely influencing the entire Romulan faction etc.) had been running for five years or so.

    I wasn't specifically referring to the amount of episodes in the Iconian arc, but rather how the Iconians had been on the background for a very, very long time and influencing the events of many other story arcs.
    In regards to that, Cryptic has said in the past they have no plans for something like "Super Iconians" who are behind everything... behind everything, and that from here on they had planed for smaller stories. Which is why the Temporal Cold war arc was only a few missions long.

    Yes, I think you've said so before. Just wasn't entirely sure I remembered it correctly.

    Thanks for the info.
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    @party popper: thank you - carefully, you craft uncanny representations of actual Lukari ships (so small yet so real) so that I may shoot them annoyingly in the face of my main rival (in his faaacceee)

    Finally going to give up that chair, Quinn? Hm?
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,900 Arc User
    winters83 wrote: »
    Hey everyone,

    I just wanted to make another post to say that any questions beyond this point will not get included in the interview. I would also like to thank everyone again who took the time to post up questions. We will try our best to get as many of them answered as possible. This interview will be available next Friday, the 22nd of December at http://priorityonepodcast.com/ in episode 347.

    -Winters

    Please post a reminder for the podcast here...I am going to bookmark this thread. Thanks.
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  • kodachikunokodachikuno Member Posts: 5,963 Arc User1
    so many questions Id ask but honestly, atm the one that jumps out at me is

    Are you aware of exactly how many times there are where you've paid for voice work and we never hear it? There are so many broken audio points, even some broken cinematics with incorrect visuals. It makes one wonder if you ever actually play your own game at all.
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    tacofangs wrote: »
    STO isn't canon, and neither are any of the books.
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