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I just cannot walk away...

As much as I want to just turn my back on this game on the count that its developers don't even PRETEND to even want to strive for making it into the much better game the IP deserves to have bearing its name, I simply cannot. I;; probably be downloading it again on my next day off from work. I don't know how long I will be back, but I am coming back.

I still firmly believe that this game falls dreadfully short of what the Star Trek name actually deserves. But for better or for worse, it Is what it is.

So hello, again, everyone.
When it comes to MMOs, I wear prescription glasses. Whether or not they are rose-tinted is beside the point.
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  • truewarpertruewarper Member Posts: 800 Arc User
    Welcome... :)
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  • tribbulatertribbulater Member Posts: 248 Arc User
    edited February 2020
    I think that from time to time we should reflect on the game as a whole rather than our specific frustrations with it.

    As a whole, Star Trek Online is a pretty great game, with some pretty awesome ships, with a vision of the future where all the races and factions are starting to work together, where you can do quite good space combat and not-bad ground combat (IMO, I know some people disagree).

    It has some excellent story-telling and mission writing in places, on par with the shows (again, IMO). It has a ton of free content (for a player going through all of it), it has a great F2P model. Cryptic regularly gives away lots of fairly high-end rewards for fairly simple levels of participation or just as giveaways. It has a reasonably good social environment for meeting and chatting and missioning with friends.

    Yes, if you've already played everything through (except not many people have, especially for all factions), and you are just looking for some sort of challenging/interesting 'end-game' content, it can be frustrating. And yes, there are some bugs and issues with various features. And yes, sometimes Cryptic pulls marketing moves that leave the entire player base scratching their heads and wondering who on their marketing team is secretly trying to destroy STO.

    But overall, it's a very good game with a lot to offer for minimal cost. And they're still working on improving it, which is more than I can say for some other space games with bigger budgets and more players.
  • alcyoneserenealcyoneserene Member Posts: 2,228 Arc User
    edited February 2020
    Same here. I think the game is really poor in my experience over the many years I've played it, and do want to walk away completely and stop wasting time with it.

    I don't care that much about ST IP in itself or how STO manages to make itself live up to ST or not, but I'm here for the gameplay and that's where it fails to me big time: all powers not activating reliably or timely, poor network performance with lag and rubberbanding, unresponsive menus, game balance issues, landfill of worthless items stacking endlessly, lack of properly challenging end-game content that's not tied to "do more DPS or GTFO", excessive grind tied to boring events, casino gambling orientation, no 3D space, clunky poor ground combat, bugs on top of more bugs, poor players (this is the game's fault too for not demanding higher skill and instead rewarding equipment-based performance excessively).

    For now I'm still hanging in with it, cause it has potential to be a lot of fun sometimes, but no longer care about it much, and the challenge is to have fun, which often fails but not enough to become free hard drive space.
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  • ussvaliant#6064 ussvaliant Member Posts: 1,006 Arc User
    I personally really enjoy the game. I wouldn't have been playing for the past 9 years continuous if I didn't.

    However the state of the servers and lets be honest it isn't going to get any better despite the sticky thread asking for Lag feedback, has made me consider putting the game on the shelf to forever collect dust numerous times this past 6 months.
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    Hello rubber banding my old friend, time to bounce around the battlezone again, where are all my bug reports going?, out of love with this game I am falling, As Cryptic fail to acknowledge a problem exists, Shakes an angry fist, And from Support all I'm hearing are the sounds of silence.
  • jagdtier44jagdtier44 Member Posts: 341 Arc User
    I enjoy the game in spurts, I'll come back and play for a while get tired of it again an drop it. I usually will find an alt I want to gear up, or create a new one with a theme.

    With that said I've become.. pretty choosy about how and if I spend my money in STO.. It is like you said the only game really like it out there after all
  • fallenkezef#4581 fallenkezef Member Posts: 633 Arc User
    Well it seems to have gone a decade without having to literaly blow up the entire setting and remake from scratch before rolling back every update and re-creating the first year of the game so doing better than some mmo's I can mention.

    I'm still new and not yet jaded so I'm loving this game. I wouldn't mind some more love for the KDF but I understand the focus is Feds and you can only do so much before it's just creative re-skinning and copy-pasta.

    This Khitomer alliance, combined design thing seems interesting.
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,280 Arc User
    Soon to a theater near you - Anti-I Quit, Anti-Doom Threads not allowed.
    'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!
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  • ichaerus1ichaerus1 Member Posts: 964 Arc User
    You can walk away. It would be difficult to do. But you choose to return. It is what it is. I myself, am choosing a different path. Maybe your choice here will lead to a better experience.
    ltminns wrote: »
    Soon to a theater near you - Anti-I Quit, Anti-Doom Threads not allowed.

    Before too long, only threads giving praise to Cryptic and the mods will be the only things allowed. With hymns, and holy oil application required during the rituals.
  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,117 Arc User
    ichaerus1 wrote: »
    You can walk away. It would be difficult to do. But you choose to return.


    This reminds me of this program I saw about a bank that kept giving business loans to a shop that wasn't doing great. And when they finally went under, the program makers asked why the bank had kept sinking money in. And the answer was as logical as it was simple: "Because we've already put so much money into it, quitting on it now would just be an all-out loss. So we kept hoping for better days, and that one extra loan might do it."

    Same goes for me: even when I might contemplate on leaving, I keep reminding myself I'm already so invested in the game (finanically and otherwise), that the best way to not make everything a totall loss, is to simply keep going.
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  • flash525flash525 Member Posts: 5,440 Arc User
    I left years ago, and between my first leave, and my last, I did come and go from time to time, and I'd by lying if I said I haven't logged in since (usually just to check my zen is still stacking, and to claim any anniversary rewards for if/when I do return full or part time).

    As it stands though, for me at least, there's simply too much going on; too many ships, too many items, too many setups, too many exclusive rewards, and far too many areas of the game that should've got some TLC by now, but have simply been left out in the cold. Heck, there's mechanics from launch that still haven't been fixed yet - Benzite Bridge Officers anyone? I mean, c'mon.
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  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 9,240 Arc User
    Basically, once they abandoned the Romulan faction...I am barely on. Will spend the 10 min for an event and that's about it. I may play a spurt when the last warbird they released becomes available for the coupon. But basically...yeah not spending money. Not churning the market. Not using the dilex...basically I am using up their bandwidth every event and that is about it. But it's free...so really, why not.
  • mneme0mneme0 Member Posts: 469 Arc User
    edited February 2020
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    Basically, once they abandoned the Romulan faction...I am barely on.

    Don't worry, with Picard out soon they will have an R&D promo Romulan Borg Command Escort Dreadnought or something for you to gamble for!
  • thunderfoot#5163 thunderfoot Member Posts: 4,321 Arc User
    This is game. It is only a game. It should not be allowed to become a lifestyle choice. Priorities.
    If you're looking for praise for being brave enough to return to something you dislike, then I'd like you to go and watch what Ricky Gervais said as host of the Golden Globes. He was spot on brilliant. I think what he said applies here as well.

    Nope. It ain't Discovery. Ain't Picard, either. It's you.
  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,037 Arc User
    I don't understand why anyone would play a game they don't enjoy.

    There are things in life you have to do rather you like it or not.. get up everyday and go to work, pay your bills, etc.. playing a game is purely recreational and purely optional.

    I have been playing on and off since LoR and I have burned out a few times. When I find myself feeling the game is no longer fun, I take a break.. usually 1-4 weeks or so then play again. If it's fun.. I stay, if not.. longer break.

    If you're playing the game, but you don't enjoy it.. frankly.. you're nuts.
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  • salazarrazesalazarraze Member Posts: 3,764 Arc User
    edited February 2020
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    Same goes for me: even when I might contemplate on leaving, I keep reminding myself I'm already so invested in the game (finanically and otherwise), that the best way to not make everything a totall loss, is to simply keep going.

    This is one of the saddest things I've ever read on this forum.
    If you're playing the game, but you don't enjoy it.. frankly.. you're nuts.

    Seriously, so true. The video game industry is a $150 billion a year juggernaut. There's other things out there for you if you're not enjoying yourself. I frequently take breaks to play fallout, Ark Survival, EU4, GTA, FIFA and a handful of other games. Enjoy yourself, people. You have options. Not Star Trek options but you have plenty of other options when you want to take a break.
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  • sirsitsalotsirsitsalot Member Posts: 2,338 Arc User
    edited February 2020
    My problem with the game is that everything you do, in spite of being designed as a cumulative experience ultimately results in a zero sum. But then the MMOs that have held me the strongest have been games like Ultima Online, and Star Wars Galaxies, in which every choice has meaning and can impact on more than just one's own personal experience.

    In those games, it more than one person experienced the same event, it was because they were actually there experiencing it at the same time. In STO, everyone experiences the same content, and when they've done it all, what is there to do? Oh yeah. Create a new character and do it all again, but with a new origin story.

    In those other games, If I rolled a different character it was because I wanted to explore an entirely different path, that was just as meaningful and potentially impactful as my main. In UO, I didn't PvP or do dungeon crawls, but fellow guild members did, and the arrows I crafted for their use went with them, and so even though I was not with them, I was a part of their experience. In SWG, I did not PvP or do raid-level PvE. But fellow players who made weapons, armor and other combat-oriented stuff for those who did were able to run extra factoris, because of the affordable energy resources I sold them. Profits for one single resource cycle paid ALL of a metropolis-level player city's upkeep with plenty left over, and that was just a donation of 10%. Ackotisock, my Mon Calamari trader was respected and appreciated b ecause the game allowed me to do things which had real meaning .

    In STO, so I'm an Admiral. So are you and you and you and you and you and him and her and them. I got there by doing the same exact missions as you and you and you and you and you and him and her and them. And the new players? Won't be long before they can all say the same thing.

    Imagine for a moment that doing Doff missions while orbiting a planet actually impacted that planet. Imagine if Admiralty assignments actually were in response to in-game elements instead of just being a time delayed RNG that means nothing.

    At leastn that is how it has felt to me
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  • colonelmarikcolonelmarik Member Posts: 1,841 Arc User
    I agree with all these points. The thing that irks me most is how much potential the game had. I'm really not sure if it could be realized now, there's just too much of the game that's become broken.

    Really, I don't do much with the game anymore. I still log on, do a few queue missions, fiddle around with my ship and crew appearances (which is ALSO a problem since they broke the way costumes save, no longer with an icon that matches the character), and chat a bit. There's just nothing much else to DO.

    GOD how I wish there was SOME kind of repeatable exploration content. I'd even settle for the old system, flawed as it was. It was better than NOTHING, at least.
    Once, I was simply called Mojo. Now, I'm forced into a new name, but don't be fooled, I'm the original STO Mojo!

    This game needs detailed crafting, exploration and interaction systems.
  • colonelmarikcolonelmarik Member Posts: 1,841 Arc User
    I don't understand why anyone would play a game they don't enjoy.

    There are things in life you have to do rather you like it or not.. get up everyday and go to work, pay your bills, etc.. playing a game is purely recreational and purely optional.

    I have been playing on and off since LoR and I have burned out a few times. When I find myself feeling the game is no longer fun, I take a break.. usually 1-4 weeks or so then play again. If it's fun.. I stay, if not.. longer break.

    If you're playing the game, but you don't enjoy it.. frankly.. you're nuts.

    For some, I think they stay here and keep playing in the (likely vain) hope that things will magically improve. I mean, it's not ALL bad, and in the end, what else IS there?

    I love Star Trek. This game is disappointing, but there IS no other Star Trek MMO out there for me to play instead. So, I stay here and play with what little I have.
    Once, I was simply called Mojo. Now, I'm forced into a new name, but don't be fooled, I'm the original STO Mojo!

    This game needs detailed crafting, exploration and interaction systems.
  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,288 Arc User
    I don't understand why anyone would play a game they don't enjoy.

    There are things in life you have to do rather you like it or not.. get up everyday and go to work, pay your bills, etc.. playing a game is purely recreational and purely optional.

    I have been playing on and off since LoR and I have burned out a few times. When I find myself feeling the game is no longer fun, I take a break.. usually 1-4 weeks or so then play again. If it's fun.. I stay, if not.. longer break.

    If you're playing the game, but you don't enjoy it.. frankly.. you're nuts.
    Y'know, over the years there have been a lot of things that you and I don't exactly see eye-to-eye on, but this? Dead straight.

    Play games for fun. That's why they're there. If a game isn't fun any more, don't play it any more. I walked away from WoW when I realized that the playstyle the devs required past a certain point wasn't fun for me. Sure, I'd spent years playing, and invested a fair bit of cash (mostly fifteen bucks a month, but sometimes a tad extra), but I've never been much for the sunk-cost fallacy.

    I take breaks from STO from time to time, just as I take breaks from CO, and from the Fallout franchise (although I'm having fun with variant builds in F76 - my latest is a strength-oriented melee toon who looks like a sweet little old lady), and from pretty much every other game on my hard drive. STO is one that I consistently come back to, though, because for all its many faults I'm still having fun.
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  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 9,427 Arc User
    Pretty much the opposite to me. I really like the game, but it just doesn't give me enough reason to play it more than the 10 minutes a day it takes to pick up the event-of-the-moment.
  • sennahcheribsennahcherib Member Posts: 2,655 Arc User
    I don't understand why anyone would play a game they don't enjoy.

    There are things in life you have to do rather you like it or not.. get up everyday and go to work, pay your bills, etc.. playing a game is purely recreational and purely optional.

    I have been playing on and off since LoR and I have burned out a few times. When I find myself feeling the game is no longer fun, I take a break.. usually 1-4 weeks or so then play again. If it's fun.. I stay, if not.. longer break.

    If you're playing the game, but you don't enjoy it.. frankly.. you're nuts.

    you can enjoy some parts of this game, but not the totality; it is my case. I created cool toons, and there are the reason why i still play at sto. I just use my imagination, and I avoid 70% of this game.
    Tfos are a crappy apart of this game; for 3 of my toons, i use the random stuff for the marks bonus, and it is always the same 4 or 5 tfos; those fu.... borg tfos, starbase 1 etc. they should give a way to earn marks without the need to do these crappy tfos.

    I have already made breaks, not 1 or 4 weeks, but 1 year or more. From time to time, I launched the game just to not loose my account like I don't know if the accounts are deleted after a delay. I was tired, but really tired; too many grind, too many random stuff where you waste your time and ressources (example: the r&d rcs console), same tfos done ad nauseam, the gamble boxes and for the TOS enterprise scam; i was just disgusted. I came back for my toons and for the episodes (this part is interesting).

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  • thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,528 Arc User
    edited February 2020
    I don't understand why anyone would play a game they don't enjoy.
    jonsills wrote: »
    Y'know, over the years there have been a lot of things that you and I don't exactly see eye-to-eye on, but this? Dead straight.

    Like Obi-Wan said, "only a Sith deals in absolutes". Clearly the OP enjoys the game or he wouldn't play it. It's also clear he doesn't enjoy it AS MUCH as he wishes he did. Those 2 things are not mutually exclusive, so whether you agree with him nor not(I have my complaints, but enjoy it overall) stop acting like you can't understand what he actually meant.

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  • sthe91sthe91 Member Posts: 3,061 Arc User
    I don't understand why anyone would play a game they don't enjoy.
    jonsills wrote: »
    Y'know, over the years there have been a lot of things that you and I don't exactly see eye-to-eye on, but this? Dead straight.

    Like Obi-Wan said, "only a Sith deals in absolutes". Clearly the OP enjoys the game or he wouldn't play it. It's also clear he doesn't enjoy it AS MUCH as he wishes he did. Those 2 things are not mutually exclusive, so whether you agree with him nor not(I have my complaints, but enjoy it overall) stop being so glibly dogmatic.

    There was nothing dogmatic about what they said. I disagree with the OP on his points just as these two gentleman also do. If you are not having fun, why play the game?
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  • thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,528 Arc User
    edited February 2020
    sthe91 wrote: »
    I don't understand why anyone would play a game they don't enjoy.
    jonsills wrote: »
    Y'know, over the years there have been a lot of things that you and I don't exactly see eye-to-eye on, but this? Dead straight.

    Like Obi-Wan said, "only a Sith deals in absolutes". Clearly the OP enjoys the game or he wouldn't play it. It's also clear he doesn't enjoy it AS MUCH as he wishes he did. Those 2 things are not mutually exclusive, so whether you agree with him nor not(I have my complaints, but enjoy it overall) stop being so glibly dogmatic.

    There was nothing dogmatic about what they said. I disagree with the OP on his points just as these two gentleman also do. If you are not having fun, why play the game?

    See the post above mine (from @sennahcherib ) as an example of someone who actually understands what the OP means. Someone isn't going to play a game they don't enjoy AT ALL. We all enjoy STO to varying degrees. It's clear the OP also has major issues with the game and it has disappointed him. That doesn't mean he doesn't have ANY fun playing it like some people are PRETENDING like he said.
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  • tribbulatertribbulater Member Posts: 248 Arc User
    I think it's a case of mismatched expectations. If you play for free, it's a lot of game and a lot of content and a lot of giveaways for absolute free. Hard to be disappointed.

    If you paid $80 for a month or two's sub and some Zen and a ship pack, and played all the available content using those and the freebies, then you've had a lot of game content for $80; easily comparable to other titles of similar value. So you're likely not disappointed, although there may be aspects of the game you wish were better.

    If you've bought a life sub, and dropped $800 or more on Zen and other items, such that you've spent $1,000 or more on a video game which you then expect to deliver a ton of quality entertainment forever... I can see how someone would be disappointed with it. Although in that case I also think the problem is only partially because Cryptic isn't delivering, and is more because the buyer felt they were buying something more than Cryptic can possibly deliver - and feels remorse for having paid large for something that it turns out will never likely exist. That's more on the buyer for "wishful buying", in my mind.

    At any rate, it's a simple video game. It doesn't have the budget of TV shows or movies, it doesn't have the audience, it isn't funded by CBS or Paramount. Players should probably think of it more like the movies: you pay $15, you have some hours of entertainment, you walk out and it's gone. If you didn't get the entertainment value you wanted for the dollars you spent, that's your cue to stop spending.

    (Not saying Cryptic couldn't do better with what they have and what we pay, by the way, but that's a different topic than the OP.)
  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,533 Arc User
    edited February 2020

    you can enjoy some parts of this game, but not the totality; it is my case. I created cool toons, and there are the reason why i still play at sto. I just use my imagination, and I avoid 70% of this game.
    Tfos are a crappy apart of this game; for 3 of my toons, i use the random stuff for the marks bonus, and it is always the same 4 or 5 tfos; those fu.... borg tfos, starbase 1 etc. they should give a way to earn marks without the need to do these crappy tfos.

    I have already made breaks, not 1 or 4 weeks, but 1 year or more. From time to time, I launched the game just to not loose my account like I don't know if the accounts are deleted after a delay. I was tired, but really tired; too many grind, too many random stuff where you waste your time and ressources (example: the r&d rcs console), same tfos done ad nauseam, the gamble boxes and for the TOS enterprise scam; i was just disgusted. I came back for my toons and for the episodes (this part is interesting).

    Agreed here, I have many toons, all of which I love for various reasons.

    There are ways to get marks other than the TFOs, There is also the new patrols, which give out choice marks. 30 for the first patrol and 15 for subsequent patrols. They're the ones under the Patrols tab of the TFO window. They do have a cooldown, like the Romulan Patrols, but still a fair way to get marks.

    Give them a try. I know they don't give out a lot of marks, but it's you, by yourself, which is what I like. Then again, sometimes you'll get into one already in progress by someone else, but you still get the rewards for helping them.
    Now a LTS and loving it.

    Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 4,208 Arc User
    My biggest bug-bear is the lack of 'common sense engineering' with ship HP and weapon's hardpoints and arcs. I've always said they should have followed the SFC series (which got most of it right). However, I can get past this. The only thing that puts me off is playing queues riddled with leechers/AFK'ers (Auto-kick for inactivity is really needed). That being said, I play on both PC and XBOX (which is actually a better experience believe it or not) and my will to play the game is still as strong as it was when I started.
    "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.
  • sennahcheribsennahcherib Member Posts: 2,655 Arc User
    echatty wrote: »

    you can enjoy some parts of this game, but not the totality; it is my case. I created cool toons, and there are the reason why i still play at sto. I just use my imagination, and I avoid 70% of this game.
    Tfos are a crappy apart of this game; for 3 of my toons, i use the random stuff for the marks bonus, and it is always the same 4 or 5 tfos; those fu.... borg tfos, starbase 1 etc. they should give a way to earn marks without the need to do these crappy tfos.

    I have already made breaks, not 1 or 4 weeks, but 1 year or more. From time to time, I launched the game just to not loose my account like I don't know if the accounts are deleted after a delay. I was tired, but really tired; too many grind, too many random stuff where you waste your time and ressources (example: the r&d rcs console), same tfos done ad nauseam, the gamble boxes and for the TOS enterprise scam; i was just disgusted. I came back for my toons and for the episodes (this part is interesting).

    Agreed here, I have many toons, all of which I love for various reasons.

    There are ways to get marks other than the TFOs, There is also the new patrols, which give out choice marks. 30 for the first patrol and 15 for subsequent patrols. They're the ones under the Patrols tab of the TFO window. They do have a cooldown, like the Romulan Patrols, but still a fair way to get marks.

    Give them a try. I know they don't give out a lot of marks, but it's you, by yourself, which is what I like. Then again, sometimes you'll get into one already in progress by someone else, but you still get the rewards for helping them.

    I totally forgot the patrols, I'm going to try, thx :)

    If only, the devs could add more ground places to be with our away team; with the time, I have almost lost the pleasure to play the space content (except the missions), but it is always a pleasure to play with my boffs (I dedicated a lot of time to make them also cool :p )
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  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,533 Arc User
    You're welcome :)
    Now a LTS and loving it.

    Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 8,968 Arc User
    In those other games, If I rolled a different character it was because I wanted to explore an entirely different path, that was just as meaningful and potentially impactful as my main. In UO, I didn't PvP or do dungeon crawls, but fellow guild members did, and the arrows I crafted for their use went with them, and so even though I was not with them, I was a part of their experience. In SWG, I did not PvP or do raid-level PvE. But fellow players who made weapons, armor and other combat-oriented stuff for those who did were able to run extra factoris, because of the affordable energy resources I sold them. Profits for one single resource cycle paid ALL of a metropolis-level player city's upkeep with plenty left over, and that was just a donation of 10%. Ackotisock, my Mon Calamari trader was respected and appreciated because the game allowed me to do things which had real meaning.
    So like how pretty much any MMO, STO included, lets you craft items, and give or sell them to other players to help them out? And how most MMOs, STO included, let you donate to guild projects to ensure that your guild can keep producing requisitions to get new weapons and armor? What you just described amount to basic crafting, trading, and guild, systems present in pretty much any MMO out there today. That you chose not to partake in these systems in other MMOs doesn't mean they aren't there.
    Imagine for a moment that doing Doff missions while orbiting a planet actually impacted that planet. Imagine if Admiralty assignments actually were in response to in-game elements instead of just being a time delayed RNG that means nothing.
    This doesn't make sense, from either a in-universe, or gameplay, perspective.

    From an in-universe perspective, any species developed enough to be in contact with the Alliance would have the technology to have replicators and warp drive, giving them access to the effectively unlimited resources of space. And the Alliance's fleets are so widespread that even if you don't personally take care of it, said planet wouldn't go without help.

    From a gameplay perspective, that just opens to the doors to mass griefing of the playerbase, as many people would intentionally fail admiralty and doffing missions, just to make those planets worse, simply to troll other people. Even if they aren't doing it intentionally, there's large parts of the game people rarely visit, meaning in that such a system those areas would always be in the worst state possible, leaving new players, and people making alts, having to go through the worst possible experience, which isn't fun for anyone.

    What you are essentially asking for is No Man's Sky, but if No Man's Sky wasn't a giant lie that, even to this day, several years after launch, and several expansion packs later, still doesn't do what it said it was going to do, simply because what it said it was going to so isn't technically possible.
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