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  • jaturnleyjaturnley Member Posts: 1,217 Arc User
    edited August 2016
    I have a question about the recently announced exclusives. I'm a fan of the Steamrunner class, which was announced as an Xbox One exclusive, but I own a PS4. Is there going to be any other way for PS4 players to still acquire the Steamrunner class?

    Probably not the starter version. Given the length of time you spend in them, it's really not worth anything they may charge to get it. It's the reason why the starter Andorian ship is by far the rarest in the game, probably still even after the Gold Nagus debacle.
  • nikolunusnikolunus Member Posts: 162 Arc User
    Okay I know with information releases they space them out, but this one could have used just a tad bit more. Now seeing that I dont own ether console I wont be playing on them. So I have only one question really, the Andorian Light Escort; a little ship I have wanted since Neverwinter launched but honestly I wasn't going to fork out several hundred dollars for a Neverwinter pack just to get that ship. And since the Launch of Neverwinter there has not been any other way (as far as I know) offered to aquire said little ship. So will those of us who will only still be playing on the PC version of the game have a chance to get this Tier1 Ship?
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  • phrgphrg Member Posts: 82 Arc User
    Exclusive stuff... Not surprised but still have to get my official "Why do they get free stuff?!?!" in. ;)

    That's some pretty basic free stuff... and it offers nothing to beginning KDF/KDFRom players. I think we'll live. :tongue:

    It's the principle!

    I don't particularly want either ship.

    I doubt I'd use either ship.

    It's just that as a PC user I feel so excluded... so... unloved...

    :'(
  • tymerstotymersto Member Posts: 433 Arc User
    phrg wrote: »
    Exclusive stuff... Not surprised but still have to get my official "Why do they get free stuff?!?!" in. ;)

    That's some pretty basic free stuff... and it offers nothing to beginning KDF/KDFRom players. I think we'll live. :tongue:

    It's the principle!

    I don't particularly want either ship.

    I doubt I'd use either ship.

    It's just that as a PC user I feel so excluded... so... unloved...

    :'(

    To be honest, the ships are already done items.
    Granted I wish there was a way to get the Andorian T1 ship, but considering I doubt XBOne players can access Steam, we PCers can get the other T1 through Steam.

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  • siralexanderdanesiralexanderdane Member Posts: 16 Arc User
    It's nice that console players will get some incentives, but won't they still get the free TG Defiant Valiant and the Enterprise-era uniforms and NX-01? If not, then this seems very reasonable. If so, then why not extend the promotion to include PC players?I love the ST II-VI era uniforms, they're just sharp. And I wouldn't mind a crack at the lil Steamrunner meself, especially for Admiralty assignments, the more ships the better.

  • roguepaladinroguepaladin Member Posts: 36 Arc User
    edited August 2016
    jaturnley wrote: »
    I have a question about the recently announced exclusives. I'm a fan of the Steamrunner class, which was announced as an Xbox One exclusive, but I own a PS4. Is there going to be any other way for PS4 players to still acquire the Steamrunner class?

    Probably not the starter version. Given the length of time you spend in them, it's really not worth anything they may charge to get it. It's the reason why the starter Andorian ship is by far the rarest in the game, probably still even after the Gold Nagus debacle.

    Well, I got the Steamrunner as part of the Steam Starter Pack for only $5, and it was bundled with a few other things; personally, I found that it was absolutely worth that price, and if they sell it for that low again then I'd gladly go for it. But that's just my personal opinion of it :p I'm just wondering what the official word from Cryptic about it is.
  • chaosdestroctochaosdestrocto Member Posts: 1 New User
    edited August 2016
    Cool My question is and everyone else im sure with the release of it on console will the Defera Invasion Zone be in it or will it be fixed in Console version or Dropped all together
  • tanman101tanman101 Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    I want to know if there will be a way to link your accounts so that all the stuff you have will be the stuff on PC too. i also would like to know if the servers will be cross platform or PC and xbox/ps4 servers... Hmm i cant wait for the next new update
  • fyathyriofyathyrio Member Posts: 27 Arc User
    Quick question. I have a lifetime membership, but have not played for a few years (felt like too much of a money grab, not much content development and too many loot boxes). However it is appealing that this is moving to Xbox. Will my lifetime membership transfer over to that platform?
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  • kyle#8877 kyle Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    This is for all pc players no your membership WILL NOT CARRY OVER AND NO IT WILL NOT BE CROSSPLAY AND NO YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT JUST BECAUSE YOUR A PC PLAYER OR A LIFE TIME MEMBER if you want to play on consoles then youll start from the beginning just like the rest of console players sick and tired of some pc players thinking they deserve preferential treatment on consoles damn no just no.
  • dwapookdwapook Member Posts: 43 Arc User
    kyle#8877 wrote: »
    This is for all pc players no your membership WILL NOT CARRY OVER AND NO IT WILL NOT BE CROSSPLAY AND NO YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT JUST BECAUSE YOUR A PC PLAYER OR A LIFE TIME MEMBER if you want to play on consoles then youll start from the beginning just like the rest of console players sick and tired of some pc players thinking they deserve preferential treatment on consoles damn no just no.

    I don't know what you expect from this game. It's a big cash grab, they sell $150 packs every expansion and constantly throw boxes at you that can be opened with real money..

    o.o; I'm a LTS and for at least 2 years, the game wouldn't even start up on my computer because of a glitch.. I'd rather play on PS4 but spending money on this game already seems pretty ludicrous, not being able to use what I buy on any platform compounds that. Starting a new character is pretty trivial by comparison.
  • kyle#8877 kyle Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    Sorry but just because you buy something on the pc does NOT give any pc player the right to expect preferential treatment on consoles and it is just arrogance to think that you can come over to consoles and be allowed access to things that would take console players months to unlock sto on consoles has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with pc players i have made this argument before the fact is that this is solely about console players finally having a chance to experience sto for themselves and am Sorry but i as a console player for one neither welcome nor want pc players on consoles it would just destroy what would most likely be a great experience so in short no pc players should never be allowed access or transfer of there data to consoles end of story.
  • xceptopecxceptopec Member Posts: 22 Arc User
    I am a formcer STO PC player, and am indeed looking forward to its arrival on the XB1.

    As a former PC player who did hit max rank (originally 50, then later 60), it would be a nice treat to have items such as my Odyssey class ship, complete with it's full Borg set upgrades (and just to give context as regards time, I was one of the lucky players that logged in during an event weekend, where all logged in players were given Odysseys for free!).

    However I am glad that that will not happen, because it will be much more satisfying for me to get to the leel where I can buy a new Odyssey instead.

    Former PC Neverwinter players did not get any benefits when they started on the console version, and again I was one of them.

    If a PC player wants to keep access to any gear etc they have, then stay on the PC, because that stuff is not coming across the divide. If the enjoyment in working to get that stuff again appeals, then migrate over, but be aware that while the galaxy will look the same, it will be a completely seperate entity.
  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    I agree 100% part of the fun is earning the things you want. Pc players coming in with 6 years of rewards a console player would not have access to is creating a unfair playing field. Not to mention a monopoly on guilds. Since those players could get the resources faster for them.
  • admrenlarreckadmrenlarreck Member Posts: 2,041 Arc User
    wag61283 wrote: »
    I agree 100% part of the fun is earning the things you want. Pc players coming in with 6 years of rewards a console player would not have access to is creating a unfair playing field. Not to mention a monopoly on guilds. Since those players could get the resources faster for them.

    This is still going to happen. Don't forget that the pc gamers who have been in the game for years and who do switch will be bringing in the knowledge of how to play the game. You can bet that the first fleet (its what guilds are called in STO) to complete tier 5 starbase and T3 holdings will be lead by a former PC gamer. The first to reach Tier 5 reps and have all the maxed out gear on their fleet ships, again a PC gamer.

    The only reason they will be the first up the ladder is we have been at it for years. That means they know the fastest way to level, Which fleet holding to build up first and the like. STO has a steep learning curve. it will take the new console players a bit to figure out how to play, but once they do its anybody's game.

    Oh and any console player who wants to get a head start on that learning curve and download the game to the pc until the console is released. Look me up, in game, I'll get you a bit of knowledge that you can take with you.
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  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    Knowledge is fine and I am okay with that. I mainly meant having access to ships and other items that a console player would not at the start. As long as those pc players where willing to help others learn and treat them as equals and not lesser gamers for playing on console. Then I would be happy to play with them. Just would like us to be starting out with the same stuff
  • direwolf016#2451 direwolf016 Member Posts: 196 Arc User
    I considered doing that, but I'm not a fan of the mouse&board--that, plus my computer's not exactly the best in the world.
  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,958 Arc User
    wag61283 wrote: »
    I agree 100% part of the fun is earning the things you want. Pc players coming in with 6 years of rewards a console player would not have access to is creating a unfair playing field. Not to mention a monopoly on guilds. Since those players could get the resources faster for them.

    This is still going to happen. Don't forget that the pc gamers who have been in the game for years and who do switch will be bringing in the knowledge of how to play the game. You can bet that the first fleet (its what guilds are called in STO) to complete tier 5 starbase and T3 holdings will be lead by a former PC gamer. The first to reach Tier 5 reps and have all the maxed out gear on their fleet ships, again a PC gamer.
    I think the knowledge might be mostly relevant for building your ship, but for other things - a lot of our knowledge now is also based on things like how the Exchange market operates - and the beginning will be different then what we have on the PC. (At some point it should get similar).
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  • kyle#8877 kyle Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    Quick question in my mmo experience I've always gone for a tanky defense like build what would be the best starting choices for said build would really appreciate any advice.
  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    Class it would be engineer and ship wise the cruiser and battle cruiser are consider tank ships but I believe any ship can work just depends on your equipment and powers
  • joshthejigglerjoshthejiggler Member Posts: 4 Arc User
    Lapsed PC player here, who is very much looking forward to the release on Xbox. Honestly, the console just better fits my lifestyle at this point. (C: Anywho... have we heard any word on whether Foundry will be included in the console version? If not, do we think it will be possible for Foundry missions to be created on the PC (I'd be more than happy to load it up on my laptop, and create) to be played on the console version?
  • atseearratseearr Member Posts: 66 Arc User
    Did an interview about some of the graphical changes resulting from the console port, with Art Director Samuel Wall:
  • dwapookdwapook Member Posts: 43 Arc User
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  • kyle#8877 kyle Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    You know I've just noticed how much more civil the conversations are on the sto forums then some others just started a conversation on the resident evil 7 wiki forums about how it seemed the game was abandoning its routes and i got shot to *hit by a bunch of sjws the amount of TRIBBLE they hit you with is nuts.
  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    Some games have fans who will defend it at all cost and bash any talk mention a game feeling different or being bad. I think most Star Trek fans just look to have fun in the universe we love and hope any changes only make the game better
  • psychoplattpsychoplatt Member Posts: 270 Arc User
    Maybe just leave the console expiriene and try to run the pc Server a full week.
    nice u wasted so much time in your sig - i do not see it anyway :)
  • kyle#8877 kyle Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    edited August 2016
    But why deny console users such a great opportunity sto is 1 of if not the most popular mmo next to WOW so why not let console players have a chance to experience sto seems kind of selfish
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  • cookiecrookcookiecrook Member Posts: 4,445 Arc User
    Why are people against PC users having their purchases available on the console version? I can understand having to start new characters on the consoles because certain features, fleets, and some other things will not carry over. Microsoft essentially gives you the PC or XBOX One version of a game classes as "Play Anywhere" when you purchase it from them on one of the two platforms. Charging people twice for the same content seems unfair and wrong, at least in my personal opinion.
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  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    I would not mind it as much as long as they kept it to where you did not have pc players bullying or calling the new console players noob. like I have said it just seems unfair to not give console players a chance to enjoy the games like everyone else on pc did. Now if in a month or 2 they wanted to allow it I would be okay. As for the pc and Xbox thing that is not even started yet. An I think was only plan for a few games with more possibly in the near future
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