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  • jstryverjstryver Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    I'm playing on PS4 regardless, but it would be nice if the lifetime membership bonuses carried over. I don't want the ships or anything, I want to relevel and regear. PC slowly became outdated and I decided to just move to consoles. It probably won't transfer, but we can always dream. Now tell us a release date please.
  • kyle#8877 kyle Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    My god it is UNBELIEVABLE the selfishness of some people if pc players are granted such a selfish thing consoles players will end up getting the game removed from consoles there is NO way console users are going to tolerate some selfish pc players being granted preferential treatment and the fact that pc players think that they Should be given preferential treatment on consoles is NOTHING but stupidity why should we be forced to start with nothing but YOUR allowed access to all high tier content that would take months to unlock for console users pc players will not get preferential treatment if they do i feel sorry for arcgames lol because i can all but guarantee console players will cause nothing but hell for pc gamer if such a disgusting thing is allowed if arcgames has any intelligence they will just ignore the pc gamer asking for this or flat out refuse there selfish disgusting request.
  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    Kyle you have said selfish pc players. How exactly are they doing that? By asking for things they have bought or character transfer I think not. They just do not want to have to buy it again. Second disgusting is a harsh word to use for a simply request.

    To all the pc players planning or thinking of coming to console. Remember cryptic said one of the main reasons for not doing transfers was to create a equal footing for all players on the console.
  • mikeflmikefl Member Posts: 861 Arc User
    I think some folks are under the misconception that this game will some how be a level playing field at day one. It will not and it never has been. Even without porting over, a pc player can easily just pay $$$ and have all the fancy stuff from day one. Buy the LTS, buy the ship bundles, buy dilithium without grinding for it and then use there pc knowledge to most efficiently build the ships. Leveling is way too easy and takes a week or two not months. Reputation yes a little longer but still not even necessary to be at the top of your game if you spend cold hard cash. I'm going to try it on ps4 but I won't spend more money unless I like it and the playerbase is larger. I'm already in a very large fleet that is planning for console as we speak. The timers will be the only thing slowing any of the whales down. Nothing will be on console that isn't on PC first anyways so it's just preference and player numbers for me.
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  • xceptopecxceptopec Member Posts: 22 Arc User
    Kyle, PC players who migrate over will NOT get any form of preferential treatment, Arc/Cryptic/PW already set that precedent with Neverwinter a year and a half ago.

    As regards the query about Forge, given that it's been (very close to) 18 months since Neverwinter hit the XB1 (and over a year since it hit PS4), and we still do not have Forge there, I'm doubtful that we will see Forge in STO on the consoles at any point in the forseeable future.
  • kyle#8877 kyle Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    Sorry for the angry rant i just think It's a horrible thought that consoles users would be put on the sidelines simply over a unjustified belief that pc players should be given special treatment on consoles when sto is a brand new experience just for us console gamers again sorry for the rant i just get really worked up over how unfair it would be.
  • breadandcircusesbreadandcircuses Member Posts: 2,355 Arc User
    kyle#8877 wrote: »
    Sorry for the angry rant i just think It's a horrible thought that consoles users would be put on the sidelines simply over a unjustified belief that pc players should be given special treatment on consoles when sto is a brand new experience just for us console gamers again sorry for the rant i just get really worked up over how unfair it would be.

    It would be unfair to give players access to things they have purchased, that are also available for other players to purchase? :confused:
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  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    Well all of this is a mute point since cryptic has said it will not happen so I say let's move on from this. Can not wait for this to hit console
  • joshthejigglerjoshthejiggler Member Posts: 4 Arc User
    xceptopec wrote: »
    As regards the query about Forge, given that it's been (very close to) 18 months since Neverwinter hit the XB1 (and over a year since it hit PS4), and we still do not have Forge there, I'm doubtful that we will see Forge in STO on the consoles at any point in the forseeable future.

    Thanks for your response, xceptopec. (C:

    That stinks. I played Neverwinter for all of about an hour on my Xbox. Were Forge / Foundry missions available to console players while creation was just the domain of PC players? Or was that functionality completely stripped from the console version? Honestly, it would make sense that it would be omitted from the console version. Things like Foundry can get a bit difficult on a controller. Just look at Disney Infinity. While there was some great UGC for that game, most of it was mediocre at best to say the least. And while that was a game geared towards kids, if you knew what you were doing, you could make some very elaborate things in it.

    Not a deal breaker by any means, but I enjoyed the Foundry when I played on PC years ago. Being able to play with my friends whom have never been PC gamers though, is a great boon to bring me back to this game. It would be fun if we could play some Foundry missions together.



  • xceptopecxceptopec Member Posts: 22 Arc User
    xceptopec wrote: »
    As regards the query about Forge, given that it's been (very close to) 18 months since Neverwinter hit the XB1 (and over a year since it hit PS4), and we still do not have Forge there, I'm doubtful that we will see Forge in STO on the consoles at any point in the forseeable future.

    Thanks for your response, xceptopec. (C:

    That stinks. I played Neverwinter for all of about an hour on my Xbox. Were Forge / Foundry missions available to console players while creation was just the domain of PC players? Or was that functionality completely stripped from the console version? Honestly, it would make sense that it would be omitted from the console version. Things like Foundry can get a bit difficult on a controller. Just look at Disney Infinity. While there was some great UGC for that game, most of it was mediocre at best to say the least. And while that was a game geared towards kids, if you knew what you were doing, you could make some very elaborate things in it.

    Not a deal breaker by any means, but I enjoyed the Foundry when I played on PC years ago. Being able to play with my friends whom have never been PC gamers though, is a great boon to bring me back to this game. It would be fun if we could play some Foundry missions together.



    No aspect of Forge/Foundry at all, there was a rumour in the early days that Forge/Foundry would come to the consoles, but it has still not arrived, and the console version of Neverwinter is only 1 expansion behind the PC as it stands now. I still remain hopeful that it might come eventually - other games such as the Halo series, GTA:Online and Doom have all proved that custom games/maps editors on consoles do work, so who knows.
  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,958 Arc User
    Cryptic mentioned that the FOundry itself would not be available, but it might be possible to carry Foundry missions over.

    I think the problem is that to get the Foundry on consoles, they would also have to come up with a console friendly User Interface for it. And while that is probably possible, it's a large undertaking. It can't happen while they are making the UI changes on the core game itself, but even after that, it might be questionable if it's worth doing, both in terms of money it could generate, and the amount of players that would feel a strong benefit.
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  • tuckman1tuckman1 Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    Just out of curiosity and I am sure not the first to ask this but for those of us like myself who poured a good amount of dollars into the PC version, will my stuff be usable on the Xbox Version because I will be damned if I'm going to pay for some of the ships again lol. Sorry in advance but 17 pages of reading when your in a rush isn't going to work
  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    No they will not. According to cryptic its to create a lvl playing field but that said it could be something they do latter on but if it goes like neverwinter I doubt it will
  • sammydjrsammydjr Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    I don't care to buy an xbox. But I hate using the keyboard on the PC. I have an XBOX controller on my PC, can I just get access to the interface for the XBOX controller?

    Just make it an option.
  • jstryverjstryver Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    According to this it happens next week.
  • direwolf016#2451 direwolf016 Member Posts: 196 Arc User
    That's...actually really awesome.
  • breadandcircusesbreadandcircuses Member Posts: 2,355 Arc User
    Interestingly, we're also seeing the console release getting a revamped Cardassian-Dominion Lock Box. It includes things we haven't got on PC yet, too: the Cardassian Keldon Cruiser [T6] and Jem’Hadar Dreadnought Carrier [T6], while the JHEC is showing up in the Lobi Store (no Tier mentioned, so probably no change). There's no mention of the Starship Traits these provide, but that will probably show up in a stats blog.
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    iconians wrote: »
    With each passing day I wonder if I stepped into an alternate reality. The Cubs win the world series. Donald Trump is President. Britain leaves the EU. STO gets a dedicated PvP season. Engineers are "out of control" in STO.​​
  • darkknightsquaddarkknightsquad Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    does anyone know if we will be able to transfer and sync up the PC game with the console game? No matter what platform a player uses, they will always use the same account and does not have to start all over in the XBOX/PS4 game.
  • jstryverjstryver Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    You start fresh
  • rpgplayerrpgplayer Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    Still no release date huh, i was hoping that we would hear something about it today... :(
  • foxman00foxman00 Member Posts: 1,330 Arc User
    rpgplayer wrote: »
    Still no release date huh, i was hoping that we would hear something about it today... :(

    Their are unconfirmed reports of a September 6th release date. Still trying to confirm those reports
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  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,766 Arc User
    does anyone know if we will be able to transfer and sync up the PC game with the console game? No matter what platform a player uses, they will always use the same account and does not have to start all over in the XBOX/PS4 game.
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  • megacharge07megacharge07 Member Posts: 473 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    Interestingly, we're also seeing the console release getting a revamped Cardassian-Dominion Lock Box. It includes things we haven't got on PC yet, too: the Cardassian Keldon Cruiser [T6] and Jem’Hadar Dreadnought Carrier [T6], while the JHEC is showing up in the Lobi Store (no Tier mentioned, so probably no change). There's no mention of the Starship Traits these provide, but that will probably show up in a stats blog.

    We should eventually get that lockbox and those ships on PC too. They can't really afford not to. I can't see that large of a portion of the current PC STO community moving over to consoles for their STO needs. Especially not with all that we've invested in the PC version and the fact that PC is just a generally better experience, due to the portability of laptops and certain powerful tablets giving us more access and playtime on the go. I also can't see this game being all that popular on consoles due to the horrible state of PvP among other things.
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  • dwapookdwapook Member Posts: 43 Arc User
    kyle#8877 wrote: »
    Sorry for the angry rant i just think It's a horrible thought that consoles users would be put on the sidelines simply over a unjustified belief that pc players should be given special treatment on consoles when sto is a brand new experience just for us console gamers again sorry for the rant i just get really worked up over how unfair it would be.

    It would be unfair to give players access to things they have purchased, that are also available for other players to purchase? :confused:

    Obviously using those $150 packs is preferential treatment.. They don't want you to have an unfair advantage in this single player oriented mmo! It's not like they would have any other reason to encourage you to double dip..
  • direwolf016#2451 direwolf016 Member Posts: 196 Arc User
    IMHO, all of the concern over the purchased DLC/items porting over to the consoles is kinda daft. In general, when you buy a game on one system-family (as well as any extra content), it's always been the case that you'd start over if you bought it on another.

    The only information that I've seen transferred has been accolades associated with one's profile--which ties in with a chosen email--such as certain in-game-points gained through EA Sports. Maybe there's a different expectation from players when it comes to MMOs, but there's almost no precedence when it comes to what some people in this thread are asking for.

    This isn't meant as an attack, but just a dose of reality... Even if the devs wanted to (which, from a monetary standpoint, why would they?), they'd have a number of legal hurdles to jump through--each console/system gets some established percentage of whatever's sold, which is why it's possible for PS+ and XbGold to offer exclusive content.

    Regardless of whether it's viewed as "fair" or not, it's just the way it's always been.
  • breadandcircusesbreadandcircuses Member Posts: 2,355 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    IMHO, all of the concern over the purchased DLC/items porting over to the consoles is kinda daft. In general, when you buy a game on one system-family (as well as any extra content), it's always been the case that you'd start over if you bought it on another.

    The only information that I've seen transferred has been accolades associated with one's profile--which ties in with a chosen email--such as certain in-game-points gained through EA Sports. Maybe there's a different expectation from players when it comes to MMOs, but there's almost no precedence when it comes to what some people in this thread are asking for.

    This isn't meant as an attack, but just a dose of reality... Even if the devs wanted to (which, from a monetary standpoint, why would they?), they'd have a number of legal hurdles to jump through--each console/system gets some established percentage of whatever's sold, which is why it's possible for PS+ and XbGold to offer exclusive content.

    Regardless of whether it's viewed as "fair" or not, it's just the way it's always been.

    Almost no precedence doesn't mean no precedence, and we were just hoping STO would aim to be better than standard. It didn't, and we aren't getting access to account purchases or cross-platform play, so it's more of a general debate than anything that's really going to make a difference. Still, those of us with friends that want to play on console have a strong disincentive to join them, namely account unlocks valued above that of the console those friends are playing on. That in turn brings up comparative pricing for items in STO compared to most console offerings (for example: you can buy every DLC pack offered for ESO for less than a T6 9-Pack of ships, and ESO did allow for an account transfer at console launch... all from the company responsible for the original "horse armor" meme), but that's a whole separate discussion...

    In any case, as of now the only announced reward for linking in your Arc account is a Khan costume unlock; otherwise, linking accounts has no apparent benefit to the user. There is no cross-platform play, and there are no cross-platform unlocks. Any other discussion on the subject is just that.
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    meimeitoo wrote: »
    I do not like Geko ether.
    iconians wrote: »
    With each passing day I wonder if I stepped into an alternate reality. The Cubs win the world series. Donald Trump is President. Britain leaves the EU. STO gets a dedicated PvP season. Engineers are "out of control" in STO.​​
  • mccarronxldmccarronxld Member Posts: 68 Arc User
    While I have no interest in playing STO on the console I am curious about the streamlining that is being done for them.

    Will PC players also get a more intuitive UI? Is the game being streamlined on the PC to cut down on the ridiculous ability bloat?

    Something I've always hated about STO is it feels more like a twitchy ability spam game than tactical tall ship combat (which is what Star Trek is about).
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  • dwapookdwapook Member Posts: 43 Arc User
    IMHO, all of the concern over the purchased DLC/items porting over to the consoles is kinda daft. In general, when you buy a game on one system-family (as well as any extra content), it's always been the case that you'd start over if you bought it on another.

    The only information that I've seen transferred has been accolades associated with one's profile--which ties in with a chosen email--such as certain in-game-points gained through EA Sports. Maybe there's a different expectation from players when it comes to MMOs, but there's almost no precedence when it comes to what some people in this thread are asking for.

    This isn't meant as an attack, but just a dose of reality... Even if the devs wanted to (which, from a monetary standpoint, why would they?), they'd have a number of legal hurdles to jump through--each console/system gets some established percentage of whatever's sold, which is why it's possible for PS+ and XbGold to offer exclusive content.

    Regardless of whether it's viewed as "fair" or not, it's just the way it's always been.

    I don't need a dose of reality, I'm aware of all that.. It just gets annoying to see people repeatedly called selfish for wanting something that would actually give me a reason to go off and buy overly expensive packs..(Which I still probably wouldn't get much actual use out of btw).. o.o; I think after you play the game you wont find it so "daft" anymore..

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