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📢 The Reddit/Twitter dev tracker thread 📢

thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,709 Arc User
[Hey All, Kael here, hijacking this very useful post. Consider this a good place to collate anything myself or other developers say on Reddit, Twitter, etc. Thanks!]

As many have figured out, the devs/Kael post far more on reddit and twitter than they do on the official forums. For this reason I am creating this thread to post comments that the devs/Kael make on these other platforms.

Everyone is welcome to help out, so if you see a comment from a dev or Kael on another platform, feel free to post it here.

Also, here is a link to Kael's reddit account where you can see all of his posts including several from today and this week:

https://www.reddit.com/user/ambassadorkael

See the next post for the preferred format for post reddit comments.

For tweets, you can simply post a link the tweet and it will automatically show the tweet without any extra work.
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  • thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,709 Arc User
    edited January 23
    Please use this format for sharing reddit posts:
    I can respond to part of this: as you may have seen on Twitter today, allowing ships to become Cross Faction was an insane, monumental task that involved Jeremy, Jette and Jonathan going through the game's data and modifying *every individual ship by hand.* I honestly still can't believe they pulled it off.

    Cross faction teaming and cross faction fleets just make sense. It should be a no brainer. So why haven't we done it yet? Well, this game was designed when the WoW model of MMO was popular, and the original coders never envisioned a time when we'd want to do that. It's hard coded throughout the game that Klingons and Federation are enemies. (And also that they're the only two factions, which is why Roms and Jems have to choose one.) In order to change that, I believe we'd have to not only dive deep into old code, rip everything out and start over, but also modify every single NPC in the entire game. It's possible. It's just not likely.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/sto/comments/l2vt9v/the_way_factional_barriers_are_being_dissolved/gk98yr7/?context=3

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  • thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,709 Arc User
  • westx211westx211 Member Posts: 41,314 Arc User
    The costume thing is total bs, there are many tailor hacks that unrestricted items easily.
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  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Member Posts: 36,248 Arc User
    yes, and those hacks can and have caused major graphical issues for the ones using them

    i personally don't care about an unrestricted tailor, though i wouldn't mind having it - what i DO care about is an unrestricted and universal COLOR PALETTE​​
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  • madmoparmadmopar Member Posts: 234 Arc User
    I hate how they are playing the fly any ship thing off as anything but a way to force more people to gamble or sell keys.
  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,806 Arc User
    The space around ESD and Qo'nos is going to get a lot more cluttered.
  • keepcalmchiveonkeepcalmchiveon Member Posts: 2,315 Arc User
    The space around ESD and Qo'nos is going to get a lot more cluttered.

    id say more for ESD vs Qonos. its ships only at this point, not faction home location. maybe the klink side will see a bit more activity by those with toons wanting to try things out, but i dont see qonos being as busy as ESD.
    meh

  • keepcalmchiveonkeepcalmchiveon Member Posts: 2,315 Arc User
    to grand...

    thanks for the thread creation and taking the time to offer the details from other mediums, but it sad to see that a member of the STO Official Forums is taking the task vs someone from the company that 'should' be doing this.

    hats off mate, and thanks.
    meh

  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 5,932 Arc User
    Yes, thank you. Especially for those of us banned from Twitter. (Unfortunately it means they won't see my replies I guess.)
  • spacehermitspacehermit Member Posts: 294 Arc User
    westmetals wrote: »
    Yes, thank you. Especially for those of us banned from Twitter. (Unfortunately it means they won't see my replies I guess.)
    Is that you, Donald? ;)

  • thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,709 Arc User
  • thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,709 Arc User
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 5,932 Arc User
    edited January 23
    westmetals wrote: »
    Yes, thank you. Especially for those of us banned from Twitter. (Unfortunately it means they won't see my replies I guess.)
    Is that you, Donald? ;)

    No. I've been banned for over two years. I happen to share a name with a published (non-fiction) author, and despite trying to make it clear that I was not them, including saying so in my profile and avoiding posting on the topic of their books.... I got repeatedly reported to Twitter as an impersonator. Twitter decided to insist I change my name. Only they have this "real name policy" where you are directed to use your legal name or "another name you are known by in real life". I've never been a nickname person so the name they do not want me to use is the only one I have that is compliant with that policy. After going back and forth with them on that multiple times, they informed me that my account would be locked until I change my name, even after I told them I have no other "real name policy" compliant name.
  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Member Posts: 36,248 Arc User
    how many people do you think actually follow those rules? and unless you're a famous person, they have neither the ability nor the care to discover otherwise - just use a fake name like i did for both twitter and facebook​​
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    RIP Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks & Calvin Munerlyn

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    #LegalizeAwoo

    A normie goes "Oh, what's this?"
    An otaku goes "UwU, what's this?"
    A furry goes "OwO, what's this?"
    A werewolf goes "Awoo, what's this?"


    "It's nothing personal, I just don't feel like I've gotten to know a person until I've sniffed their crotch."

    "Curiosity is bad! It gets you in trouble, it gets you killed...and more importantly, it makes you poor!"
    Passion and Serenity are one.
    I gain power by understanding both.
    In the chaos of their battle, I bring order.
    I am a shadow, darkness born from light.
    The Force is united within me.
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 5,932 Arc User
    edited January 23
    how many people do you think actually follow those rules? and unless you're a famous person, they have neither the ability nor the care to discover otherwise - just use a fake name like i did for both twitter and facebook​​

    except because of all this they now know that IS my name. So if I change it they will know I'm violating the real name policy.

    The real issue is why they think my name is not acceptable. I did everything in my power to make it clear that I wasn't an impersonator, just someone who happened to have the same name.
  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 2,982 Arc User
    westmetals wrote: »
    how many people do you think actually follow those rules? and unless you're a famous person, they have neither the ability nor the care to discover otherwise - just use a fake name like i did for both twitter and facebook​​

    except because of all this they now know that IS my name. So if I change it they will know I'm violating the real name policy.

    The real issue is why they think my name is not acceptable. I did everything in my power to make it clear that I wasn't an impersonator, just someone who happened to have the same name.

    Odd, i just put my second name as my nickname, Gaevs, that's what i preffer anyway...
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 5,932 Arc User
    edited January 24
    gaevsman wrote: »
    westmetals wrote: »
    how many people do you think actually follow those rules? and unless you're a famous person, they have neither the ability nor the care to discover otherwise - just use a fake name like i did for both twitter and facebook​​

    except because of all this they now know that IS my name. So if I change it they will know I'm violating the real name policy.

    The real issue is why they think my name is not acceptable. I did everything in my power to make it clear that I wasn't an impersonator, just someone who happened to have the same name.

    Odd, i just put my second name as my nickname, Gaevs, that's what i preffer anyway...

    Good for you. If you read what I wrote you would know that I am not in the same situation. I don't have a nickname. The name they won't let me use IS the only one I use in real life. They've effectively imposed two policies which, between them, have left me with no useable name.
  • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,108 Arc User
    edited January 24
    westmetals wrote: »
    gaevsman wrote: »
    westmetals wrote: »
    how many people do you think actually follow those rules? and unless you're a famous person, they have neither the ability nor the care to discover otherwise - just use a fake name like i did for both twitter and facebook​​

    except because of all this they now know that IS my name. So if I change it they will know I'm violating the real name policy.

    The real issue is why they think my name is not acceptable. I did everything in my power to make it clear that I wasn't an impersonator, just someone who happened to have the same name.

    Odd, i just put my second name as my nickname, Gaevs, that's what i preffer anyway...

    Good for you. If you read what I wrote you would know that I am not in the same situation. I don't have a nickname. The name they won't let me use IS the only one I use in real life. They've effectively imposed two policies which, between them, have left me with no useable name.

    According to the Twitter impersonation policy, simply having the same name isn't supposed to get you suspended:

    https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-impersonation-policy

    Idk how long it's been since you tried, but it might be worth appealing again if it matters to you. I personally only use Twitter for giveaways and such.
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 5,932 Arc User
    edited January 24
    westmetals wrote: »
    gaevsman wrote: »
    westmetals wrote: »
    how many people do you think actually follow those rules? and unless you're a famous person, they have neither the ability nor the care to discover otherwise - just use a fake name like i did for both twitter and facebook​​

    except because of all this they now know that IS my name. So if I change it they will know I'm violating the real name policy.

    The real issue is why they think my name is not acceptable. I did everything in my power to make it clear that I wasn't an impersonator, just someone who happened to have the same name.

    Odd, i just put my second name as my nickname, Gaevs, that's what i preffer anyway...

    Good for you. If you read what I wrote you would know that I am not in the same situation. I don't have a nickname. The name they won't let me use IS the only one I use in real life. They've effectively imposed two policies which, between them, have left me with no useable name.

    According to the Twitter impersonation policy, simply having the same name isn't supposed to get you suspended:

    https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-impersonation-policy

    Idk how long it's been since you tried, but it might be worth appealing again if it matters to you. I personally only use Twitter for giveaways and such.

    Yeah. I went through all of that. Appeals, etc. Didn't get anywhere. "We have received multiple reports even after you appealed", etc. They decided that forcing me to change my name, in order to stop the reports, was a reasonable solution. But also refused to explicitly authorize me violating the real name policy. "Just use your nickname".

    It's not a problem except when it comes to this horrible communication from STO: the devs seem to only want to communicate via twitter and reddit. And the reddit STO mods banned me also (for separate reasons). So I can't interact with them at all.
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 14,721 Arc User
    edited January 24
    westmetals wrote: »
    It's not a problem except when it comes to this horrible communication from STO: the devs seem to only want to communicate via twitter and reddit. And the reddit STO mods banned me also (for separate reasons). So I can't interact with them at all.
    To be honest, the complete lack of interest the Devs show in the forum, and the obvious absence of the so-called Community Manager from it (beyond posting sloppy copy-paste patch notes), does make me worry for the future of it.

    I mean, look at it! Anniversary just around the corner, but literally no OFFICAL mention of it on their OFFICAL forum.


  • thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,709 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    I mean, look at it! Anniversary just around the corner, but literally no OFFICAL mention of it on their OFFICAL forum.

    Pretty sad, isn't it?

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  • jennycolvinjennycolvin Member Posts: 1,035 Arc User
    edited January 25
    reyan01 wrote: »
    westmetals wrote: »
    It's not a problem except when it comes to this horrible communication from STO: the devs seem to only want to communicate via twitter and reddit. And the reddit STO mods banned me also (for separate reasons). So I can't interact with them at all.
    To be honest, the complete lack of interest the Devs show in the forum, and the obvious absence of the so-called Community Manager from it (beyond posting sloppy copy-paste patch notes), does make me worry for the future of it.

    I mean, look at it! Anniversary just around the corner, but literally no OFFICAL mention of it on their OFFICAL forum.

    You know what's ironic in all of this?
    The community on Reddit can be, and in fact has been, way more toxic than most of the threads on these forums... and yet, they avoid this one like the plague.
    Is it because here they'd actually have to behave properly? Is it because whatever they say there can be take as "unofficial" while anything that gets written here can't (of course it can, but just for the sake of the argument, let's go with "official forum = everything is official")? Or is it because Reddit is way more visible and they *so* crave the attention?

    I have no idea, tbh, and this point I don't even care to understand.
    What I want to understand is how someone that's getting paid to do something gets to keep his job even though he's not doing anything of what he's supposed to do.
    Anyone else would've been kicked out AGES ago. And with good reason!
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    Ci sono tre tipi di giocatori:
    - quelli a cui non va mai bene niente... e vanno sul forum a trollare;
    - quelli che sono talmente imbesuiti da credere a qualunque cosa i dev dicano, perfino che la luna è fatta di formaggio... e vanno sul forum a trollare;
    - quelli che credono a quello a cui è giusto credere, sono d'accordo con quello con cui è giusto essere d'accordo e sono critici con quello che non va;

    Ai giocatori dei primi due tipi, gratis in omaggio un bello specchio lucente su cui arrampicarsi. E una mazzata in testa per la loro poca intelligenza e compassione verso gli altri giocatori che non la pensano come loro.
    Agli appartenenti al terzo tipo, invece, dico grazie. Anche se non sempre si riesce a mantenere la calma, siete quelli per cui vale la pena incazzarsi.
  • keepcalmchiveonkeepcalmchiveon Member Posts: 2,315 Arc User
    i recall the days of yore when CMs engaged with members on the forums as well as logging in the game and chatting people up and even going on missions with other captains and such.
    oh well.
    meh

  • mikewallace#2209 mikewallace Member Posts: 93 Arc User
    edited January 25
    HAHAHA...Did not think people still tweet :D .

    Anyways, at least I get more responses directly from reddit STO too.
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