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[PODCAST] Priority One Podcast 286 | Discovering Console

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Greetings, Admirals! You’re listening to EPISODE 286 OF PRIORITY ONE PODCAST, your weekly report on all things Star Trek! Available for download or streaming on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at PriorityOnePodcast.com!

This week in Trek It Out, Elijah and Kenna are talking conventions, the latest big hint from Star Trek Discovery, and an exciting new initiative from the Roddenberry Foundation. In Star Trek Online news, we’re looking at some new features for the PC version currently available to test, and sharing some early thoughts about the launch of console. Later, Jake is here with more exciting Star Trek products in The Promenade.

And as always, before we wrap up the show, we’ll open hailing frequencies for your incoming messages!

TOPICS DISCUSSED
Trek It Out Star Trek Online News The Promenade



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What are your first thoughts on the console version of Star Trek Online?
If you’re thinking of getting your ship 3D printed, knowing what 3D printing is today, how much would you pay for one of your ships?



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Comments

  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,935 Arc User
    1) Impossible, this must be an April's Fool. How would you put all those keys and buttons on a controller?! But if they seriously can get this done, STO might get a serious cash influx that could mean a lot of good things for its future.

    2) I don't know. Anything below 100 € might be acceptable as a one-off.
    Star Trek Online Advancement: You start with lowbie gear, you end with Lobi gear.
  • tylermaxwelltylermaxwell Member Posts: 184 Arc User
    What are your first thoughts on the console version of Star Trek Online?
    No first-hand experience of my own, though I've seen and heard nary a bad word about it overall.

    If you’re thinking of getting your ship 3D printed, knowing what 3D printing is today, how much would you pay for one of your ships?
    I don't think the price issue is really one of whether it is a fair price given the technology, material costs, and specialized expertise involved in 3D printing; it's probably a fair price given all those factors (not to mention that they're custom-ordered models and not just stock store designs), especially since 3D printing costs have gone down quite a bit since its infancy. Rather, the price issue is one of it being approachable for a large enough portion of the target market, namely players of a free-to-play game like Star Trek Online. Sure, a segment of players may be willing and able to drop $100+ a piece for 12" ship models the in the same way that they buy hundreds worth of ships and master keys per year (or per month in some cases), but I imagine that much of the wider game population simply can't afford those model prices no matter how much they'd want to. Granted, these ship models were always gonna be an 'extra mile effort' for that die-hard Trekkie/STO player; still, maybe if there were options for cheaper models, even the smaller 3-4" models (~$30, though the detail level would likely go WAY down for those), more clearly interested players would be willing to take the leap and purchase one or several. Otherwise, it's might just a matter of waiting for 3D printing technology to continue to advance and spread far enough for prices to drop to more accessible levels. (Maybe the $50-60 range for the 8" or even 12" models?)
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