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Featured Episode: House Pegh Updates

pwlaughingtrendypwlaughingtrendy Member Posts: 2,966 Arc User
Captains! We're going to be making some changes to our Featured Episode: House Pegh.

Learn more about the changes and what will be coming in our blog here.

~LaughingTrendy
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  • orangeitisorangeitis Member Posts: 5,218 Arc User
    edited May 2015
  • iconiansiconians Member Posts: 6,987 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Edit since the blank page thing was fixed:

    Additional rewards in the form of tech upgrades and spec points? This is relevant to my interests.

    Also, thank you for being willing to delay a build for the sake of quality control instead of forcing us to stomach it for the sake of shinies. This is what I consider doing the right thing.
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  • virusdancervirusdancer Member Posts: 18,687 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Hrmmm, choice of a the Tech Upgrade or a Spec Point...interesting. Still limited to one per account...but still interesting.

    edit: Also, that's kind of trippy...delaying a production date instead of trying to make the best of it and just running with it. Curious...
  • entnx01entnx01 Member Posts: 539 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Hate to see the delay (though very understandable. Don't want 1 week of an unplayable episode!), but knowing one of my Admirals can make decent headway on unlocking Specialization training tokens is nice.

    Thanks!
  • pwlaughingtrendypwlaughingtrendy Member Posts: 2,966 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    iconians wrote: »
    Might want to double-check your publish... getting a blank page.
    Should be fixed. Blog came in extremely hot, so I just spent the last 20 minutes doing a LOT of publishing thingies. @[email protected]
  • iconiansiconians Member Posts: 6,987 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Should be fixed. Blog came in extremely hot, so I just spent the last 20 minutes doing a LOT of publishing thingies. @[email protected]

    It works now! Thanks for the update!
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  • crypticarmsmancrypticarmsman Member Posts: 3,920 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    I honestly am happy to see them delay a piece of content if it's not working the way they want rather than just pushing it Live because of an announced date. YMMV but I'll give kudos to the STO EP and team for making that decision.
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  • icegavelicegavel Member Posts: 991 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    iconians wrote: »
    Edit since the blank page thing was fixed:

    Additional rewards in the form of tech upgrades and spec points? This is relevant to my interests.

    We don't want you knowing when we're going to attack your compound. Clearly.
  • jorumgandrjorumgandr Member Posts: 142 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Holy jibblets batman, a delay on a mission! well I'd rather have a mission be delayed and be playable then a mission full of chaos and gggrrrrs and unfinishable
  • jackal1701apwjackal1701apw Member Posts: 668 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Delaying the release of something so that it comes to the players finished and working...
    This is a course of action I can fully support - thank you.

    Also spec points in boxes... the stuff of dreams :)
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  • lan451lan451 Member Posts: 3,386 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Sounds good. Having a delay to make things work properly instead of shoving them out the door broken like you have in the past is a very good thing. Looking forward to the episode now!
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  • nyniknynik Member Posts: 1,624 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Good to see Cryptic PEGH'ing attention to the technical issues before releasing content. :)
  • tamujiintamujiin Member Posts: 321 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Congrats! Your doing the right thing in delaying this!
  • khamseenairkhamseenair Member Posts: 2,637 Bug Hunter
    edited May 2015
    I'd prefer it to be delayed and work as intended, than release on time and not working as intended. I'm actually just kind of surprised that you guys feel that way too, it's very un-cryptic of you. You feeling ok? :P

    I do have one criticism of the new featured episodes which I want to share. Don't take it the wrong way, the missions themselves have been pretty good. But I miss the days where unique rewards were tied to a short series of 4-5 episodes and you released a new episode each week. It was more fun than replaying the same episode for the rewards multiple times over the course of a few weeks.
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  • nikephorusnikephorus Member Posts: 2,737 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    iconians wrote: »
    Edit since the blank page thing was fixed:

    Additional rewards in the form of tech upgrades and spec points? This is relevant to my interests.

    Also, thank you for being willing to delay a build for the sake of quality control instead of forcing us to stomach it for the sake of shinies. This is what I consider doing the right thing.

    My thoughts exactly. When I read that they were delaying the release of the mission for quality sake I was blown away. This is what should ALWAYS be done. Very impressed with this decision.
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  • gorillachopsgorillachops Member Posts: 206 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    I think you have been doing exceptionally well keeping to the schedule as you have, delivering so much under the banner of The Iconian War This is the first instance of a delayed Feature Episode that I can remember since I started playing 2 years ago.

    Thank you for your hard work in keeping a steady stream of content. Please don't forget to sleep, and don't drink too much espresso!

    Take care, and thank you.
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  • binebanebinebane Member Posts: 541 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    iconians wrote: »
    Edit since the blank page thing was fixed:

    Additional rewards in the form of tech upgrades and spec points? This is relevant to my interests.

    Also, thank you for being willing to delay a build for the sake of quality control instead of forcing us to stomach it for the sake of shinies. This is what I consider doing the right thing.

    agreed. its better so delay someting and tell why it is delayed than put someting buggy in game.
  • gerwalk0769gerwalk0769 Member Posts: 1,095 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    I fully support the delay and the added rewards. Thanks for your hard work, communication, and sound decisions.
    Joined STO in September 2010.
  • jer5488jer5488 Member Posts: 506 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    So is Blood of Ancients staying a level 10 mission for an extra week? Not that it matters horribly either way, just curious.

    Thanks for the update on the new mission, and I agree, playing it completed and intended is much preferable to the other way.
  • sirboulevardsirboulevard Member Posts: 722 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    I'd prefer it to be delayed and work as intended, than release on time and not working as intended. I'm actually just kind of surprised that you guys feel that way too, it's very un-cryptic of you. You feeling ok? :P

    I do have one criticism of the new featured episodes which I want to share. Don't take it the wrong way, the missions themselves have been pretty good. But I miss the days where unique rewards were tied to a short series of 4-5 episodes and you released a new episode each week. It was more fun than replaying the same episode for the rewards multiple times over the course of a few weeks.

    I can actually answer that second one for you, because it came up in an interview some years back. Basically they stopped doing FEs like that because once one mission was out, they had to keep to the deadline come hell or high water. They also had to hit a target for sure on that time to make sure all the missions were done simultaneously. This meant rushing the dev and QA time on all five missions to get them done.

    For instance, if this was a five episode series like back then, they could not have delayed House Pegh because of technical issues.

    They also mentioned that required simulatenous development time (As in all five missions being worked on simultaneously instead of being able to focus on getting one done and then moving on), which lowered the quality of it.

    I miss weekly episodes too, but I'll take monthly episodes if it means they're consistant and well made.
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  • suuperduudesuuperduude Member Posts: 367 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Hrmmm, choice of a the Tech Upgrade or a Spec Point...interesting. Still limited to one per account...but still interesting.

    edit: Also, that's kind of trippy...delaying a production date instead of trying to make the best of it and just running with it. Curious...

    EACH week you run it.


    So if you run it 1 week you get an upgrade, the next week a spec point. Or vice versa
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  • nyxadrillnyxadrill Member Posts: 1,242 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Totally concur with all that agree with the reasons for the delay. Good call Cryptic folk :) And as for the change to rewards, exceedingly decent of you! An unexpected BUT nice change of tack!
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  • darkknightucfdarkknightucf Member Posts: 1,546 Media Corps
    edited May 2015
    THIS.... THIS I can get behind.

    Bravo, Cryptic. No snark, no bad comments, no disrespect, no disappointment, just take the time to do quality work and take pride in your product....

    .... we'll take pride in your actions then.
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  • pwlaughingtrendypwlaughingtrendy Member Posts: 2,966 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    THIS.... THIS I can get behind.

    Bravo, Cryptic. No snark, no bad comments, no disrespect, no disappointment, just take the time to do quality work and take pride in your product....

    .... we'll take pride in your actions then.
    Do you hear that?

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  • nazelnagnazelnag Member Posts: 230 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Well, i think most people will actually prefer to wait an extra week or too, to have a patch deployed properly with as few bugs as possible rather then having some bug plagued content deployed, that breaks every thing like some of the last deployed patch.

    i think you're giving a step in the right direction.

    just out of curiosity ... what kind of bug was it !? :D
  • otowiotowi Member Posts: 600 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Holy delays Batman!

    This is what should of been done ages ago. QA has been... lacking at times, with bad bugs going live and what not.

    I really do hope that this is a sign that QA is getting better, and that you're not goning to rush things out the airlock half done.

    Better the wait than the usual bugs.

    Really surprised by this move, but a very pleansant move at that.

    Hope that this is how things will be going foreward...
  • vonestelvonestel Member Posts: 36 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Since the proposed mission has been delayed by gremlins, you ought to run the Friday the 13th mission. The Deltas could use it. :cool:
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