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  • velquavelqua Member Posts: 1,215 Arc User
    czechmark wrote: »
    Funny, pity it isn't actually in-game. If they put half the fiction blog stories in-game... we'd have a better game I suspect. Almost wonder if this is to give in-game flavour for why STO's mission chronology is changing in real life? With people zipping about the time stream and wrecking havoc on causality, I can't imagine it's terribly stable.

    We have been asking the DEVs to put this content in-game for years now without any response. It's true; it would make a better game experience if they did.
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  • themadprofessor#9835 themadprofessor Member Posts: 1,203 Arc User
    Honestly, I believe the reason nobody goes to the Captain's Table is because while it offers the same sevices as ESD or First City, to get there requires an extra map move after you're halfway to ESD/FC.

    Go to Sol/Qo'noS>Go to ESD/FC

    compared to:

    Go to Sol/Qo'noS>Go to Aenigma Nebula>Go to Captain's Table

    Additionally, when you warp into Sol or Qo'noS, the entrance to the nebula is BEHIND you, so it's not exactly going to catch people's attention.

    All things considered, it's easier and more convenient to go to ESD/FC.

    On top of all that, the idea of the Captain's Table (cross faction social zone with all the amenities of ESD/FC) is already freely accessible by everyone in-game: Deep Spsce 9.

    Basically, there's nothing really special about the Captain's Table to make it worth going to, especially when you have to take extra time to turn around and add a map jump.

    No, if they want to make the Captain's Table a viable option for LTS, they should consider some or all of the below as well as others.:

    1) Instead of the visible nebula waiting in the faction systems that we have to fly to, make the Aenigma Nebula a Transwarp location.

    2) A functional holodeck with a selection of combat scenarios for fun (no actual rewards... just the thrill of combat/blowing off steam).

    3) Special items, like the ability to buy gear higher than white quality.
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    Things I want in STO:

    1) More character customization options such as more clothing options, letting the toon complexion affect the entire body, not just the head. Also a true RGB color picker applied to all costume and appearance options, which would allow for true appearance customization and homogenous colors instead of "this same exact color looks vastly different on two different pieces."
    2) Bridge customization, not bridge packs. Let us pick a general layout and adjust the color palette, console appearance, and chair types, as well as more ready room layout options.
    3) Customizable ground weapons, i.e. The aesthetic look of phaser dual pistols but they shoot antiproton bolts. For obvious reasons this would only apply to standard ground weapons.
    4) For the love of Q please revamp Plasma Ground Weapons. They look like demented Supersoakers right now.
    5) True Vanity Impulse and Deflector effects similar to Vanity Shields.
    6) A greater payout for hitting T6 Reputations. Currently it takes more time and resources to get from T5 to T6 than it does to get from nothing to T5. Make that grind really pay out at the end.
    7) Mirrorverse Refugee event similar to AoY/Delta/Gamma, complete with new Mirrorverse recruits for all factions.
    8) Independent Faction, because yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me!
  • herrgis#1415 herrgis Member Posts: 73 Arc User
    At first I was excited! I kept hoping there would be some actual game-play around this, that it would be related to some new feature, mission, or event.

    I had the same thoughts of this a precursor to a future Temporal Agent Event, but our Ambassador says this is not to be.
    So consider me slightly more confused than entertained.
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  • dracounguisdracounguis Member Posts: 5,358 Arc User
    Welcome to the future! Full of old 'new to you' content! >:)
  • bellydancer42bellydancer42 Member Posts: 42 Arc User
    Nice read, but I was confused about that:
    • Subcommander Kail (Romulan Republic – New Romulus/Tau Dewa)
    He's at the Flotilla, not on New Romulus, if I recall correctly... do they know their game so little?
  • philchapphilchap Member Posts: 251 Arc User
    ichaerus1 wrote: »
    philchap wrote: »
    but i want to go back, i didnt volunteer. but good knownledge

    You didn't volunteer. As we said in the military, you got voluntold. :p

    And now you have a new master, with all the fun programming to overhaul you. Consent is not required of the TDO. It's gonna happen. :p

    i was being scaristic, but yes i know military way. i'm army brat, if wasnt for being handicapped i would been military myself. i want go back and grab, tilly not cause i romance her. but to ring her neck. i think she knew actually the klingons were looking for and bout the glenn.
  • nommo#5819 nommo Member Posts: 1,105 Arc User
    Any chance of a central Temporal Investigation Headquarters with AoY and AoD era vendors selling the 23rd century items?

    The Captains table is not viable to be that headquarters being a lifetime subscription perk.

    Excellent idea, I could understand Cryptic wanting to limit that possibility of options to a degree but that type of convergence might make it easier for any current & future "time travelling" concepts including recruitment events.
  • aa1238aa1238 Member Posts: 29 Arc User
    Who's TDO Councilor Uuiueu?
  • czechmarkczechmark Member Posts: 29 Arc User
    I wish the AoY and AoD captains could return to the sector space of their past it seems a waste to have them only for a few missions

    Agreed! Some really fine work and it's barely in game.
  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,951 Arc User
    edited October 2018
    thay8472 wrote: »
    Can we go back? **** the Galactic Union and their genocidal schemes.

    "Hi, Admiral Quinn? My name is Captain John Smith, I was born in 2220 and I was kidnapped from my home time period by a man claiming to be a Starfleet Temporal Agent in violation of the Temporal Prime Directive. I'm filing a request for political asylum."

    Oh, how I wish...
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  • philchapphilchap Member Posts: 251 Arc User
    azrael605 wrote: »
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    > i was being scaristic, but yes i know military way. i'm army brat, if wasnt for being handicapped i would been military myself. i want go back and grab, tilly not cause i romance her. but to ring her neck. i think she knew actually the klingons were looking for and bout the glenn.

    This is before she was assigned to Discovery, and before she was read-in on the spore drive project.

    i know but saying she knew something, based on how she acts when you get to engineering. but i have feeling we aren't done with her. i know nirror esp.
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    khan5000 wrote: »
    I wonder if the have a refresher course for all these displaced people:
    Klingons are our friends
    Romulans are our friends
    Borg are robot zombies
    Also we have space bugs
    Kobali are non-robot zombies, but nice.
    Some of the Borg are our friends, but most aren't.
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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 4,499 Arc User
    edited October 2018
    Wish they had Romulan Temporal recruits......though it would be heartbreaking to find how much tragedy was in the future for the Romulans.

    Even more tragic is that many would not be that surprised. Mark Leonard's and Joanne Linville's characters both hinted that Romulan society was coming apart at the seams and slimy but well-connected rats like Decius were becoming prominent.
    ichaerus1 wrote: »
    czechmark wrote: »
    Funny, pity it isn't actually in-game. If they put half the fiction blog stories in-game... we'd have a better game I suspect. Almost wonder if this is to give in-game flavour for why STO's mission chronology is changing in real life? With people zipping about the time stream and wrecking havoc on causality, I can't imagine it's terribly stable.

    It's a continuing "let's kick the can down the road...we'll be fine..." sort of thing. This is what some of the other races are worried about. The time travel/timeline abuse. Especially since the only ones displaced currently, are Federation/Starfleet faction characters really. And it's just a matter of when before we get a reverse grandfather paradox, another Empress Sela, or something screwy like Back to the Future happening.

    It is a shame that the majority of the blogs aren't really doing anything for the game. How many of them could be made into viable missions?

    It isn't a matter of when anymore, it has already happened. It is called "Discovery" which was brought about by the horrendous paradox the Tholians caused with their grabbing of USS Defiant from the original Prime TOS era and then losing it to the Terrans. And that one was so bad it tangled up the existential link between Prime and Mirror distorting both (almost beyond recognition in some parts, like the Klingorcs).


    True, there are a lot of good scenario ideas in those blogs if they actually used them.




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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    Wish they had Romulan Temporal recruits......though it would be heartbreaking to find how much tragedy was in the future for the Romulans.
    Even more tragic is that many would not be that surprised. Mark Leonard's and Joanne Linville's characters both hinted that Romulan society was coming apart at the seams and slimy but well-connected rats like Decius were becoming prominent.
    My character Emani is for RP purposes a TOS era Romulan.... who got assimilated while exploring deep space and got de-assimilated shortly before 2409.
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    She chose to ally with the KDF to make it easier to spy on them. And yeah, she utterly loathes the Tal-Shiar.
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  • salvation4salvation4 Member Posts: 1,167 Arc User
    Basic Synopsis:

    Welcome to the 25th Century, where seemingly EVERY time traveler ends up. It's like Grand Central Time Station here...

    You are stuck here. This is your new identity. Learn it backwards and forward. If you don't, we will make you.

    Keep your mouth shut about who you are and where you're from. If you don't, we will make you.

    Don't muck with the time line unnecessarily. If you try, you will regret it.

    Sensing a pattern here?

    In conclusion, just pretend none of this ever happened and you're good.

    Oh, and have fun.

    X's and O's,

    Your Temporal Overlords

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