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  • iconiansiconians Member Posts: 6,987 Arc User
    edited July 2018
    hardsale wrote: »
    in the legendery words of quark

    "NO NO NO this is your worst idea yet"

    Agreed...but sadly CBS pulls the strings

    And the fan's can cut them......financially.

    They can cut them financially. But they haven't. Star Trek Discovery is incredibly popular, despite what the vocal minority would try to tell you otherwise. CBS took a gamble with Discovery and it paid off. Now they're working on pitching several other Star Trek shows in addition to producing Discovery.

    It isn't going anywhere.​​
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  • lordgyorlordgyor Member Posts: 2,818 Arc User
    I am right in assuming Age of Discovery will be another temporal faction, or is it going to be an expansion of the already existing Temporal Agent faction? After all, TOS and TRIBBLE are close together in the time line, basically the same era.

    As for all the Discovery hate, none of Age of Discovery will be mandatory, so I see no reason for it to tank STO.

    Personally I like parts of TRIBBLE, so I'll eventually play it.
  • setsuna0f0seiesetsuna0f0seie Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    I haven't seen TRIBBLE and don't plan to, but have they explained why the Klingons don't look like the Klingons we know and love? If it is prime timeline it seems a bit broke.
  • shadowkoshshadowkosh Member Posts: 1,643 Arc User
    So are we going to see new Discovery ships rank badges and so on
  • iconiansiconians Member Posts: 6,987 Arc User
    I haven't seen TRIBBLE and don't plan to, but have they explained why the Klingons don't look like the Klingons we know and love? If it is prime timeline it seems a bit broke.

    They haven't explained it. Yet.​​
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  • tousseautousseau Member Posts: 1,484 Arc User
    Oh wait... will the Dsc Andorians be an option?
  • miirikmiirik Member Posts: 483 Arc User
    eww, no thanks
    friggin tired of prequels already, why the hell won't CBS make post DS9/Voyager star trek?
  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,951 Arc User
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  • thedoctorblueboxthedoctorbluebox Member Posts: 749 Arc User
    I..... don't know what to think......
  • sakesshsakessh Member Posts: 4 Arc User
    Please don't make this happen. I am in no way begrudging anyone's right to like TRIBBLE, that being said, in my opinion, there are a greater number of people who do not. The number of people who availed themselves to the Discovery items/ships already in game should be an indicator of that. Discovery is a dying show, the decision to make it a pay to view show, as well as the imposition of many polarizing sociopolitical themes, alienated a large segment of the fan population. CBS knows this, which is possibly (or at least thats the rumor) why the possibility of bringing back Patrick Stewart and the TNG universe is being discussed. Discovery's latest trailer is a pretty good indicator of how desperate they are. Despite, importing more and more elements form ToS, whose cannon was completely disregarded, or distorted to unrecognizable levels in the first season, Discovery's viewership continues to disappoint. Discovery proves the old adage: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
    If you want a better idea for an expansion put out a poll, with multiple options, or run a contest. Or contact ME! I've got an idea that utilizes existing resources, while introducing new elements, and would generate more revenue!!!!!!
  • valarauko43valarauko43 Member Posts: 227 Arc User
    There is zero chance that I'll be watching TRIBBLE. I saw the first episode (the free one), and have no interest in stories that make no sense by which I mean the Klingons. I pay hundreds of dollars a month for my cable service which includes internet. Paying extra for one show, which I cannot reconcile with the rest of the franchise, is not happening. I only hope that Cryptic does not care that I have no idea who these characters are or what's happening in the timeline because I will be playing my character as oblivious to all things TRIBBLE that they don't explicitly explain through the game. In short...playing the game blind, NOT watching the show at all.
  • duncanidaho11duncanidaho11 Member Posts: 7,623 Arc User
    edited July 2018
    And this is exactly why I have a problem with Discovery being touted as 'prime'. It's a conflict of TOS. Nothing matches up.

    So? There's an explicit arc about characters and factions striving for self actualization through tragic and dramatic conflict. IE. a basic story about how the TOS setting came about using components found throughout the series. The line between ENT and TOS wasn't defined by a simple linear equation (ie. dull.) There were other stories to tell. Exactly how it was told is certainly worthy of critical discussion (any story can be told better) but there's no (objectively defensible) arguing that Discovery is, somehow, not a part of the main franchise either through "NOT MY TREK" gatekeeping or more subtle suggestions that it doesn't count as prime (at this point in the series.)
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  • lordbeefy7lordbeefy7 Member Posts: 168 Arc User
    excellent...new content, new toys.

    for the naysayers....don't play the new bits if you don't want to?? perhaps??
  • nommo#5819 nommo Member Posts: 1,105 Arc User
    I'm expecting some sort of ST:D recruitment event as well. Possibly new "Vanguard" Klingons to be purchased. More gamble-to-get ships introduced too. Cryptic better have a tardigrade included in some fashion this time though.

    I don't hate ST:D but much of the time it hasn't inspired that ST vibe in me ... yet. I think the first couple of episodes were a rough beginning, but overall I think season 1 was fairly good to good for a scifi show which is how I still think of it. The season 2 trailer did look good & got me a bit hyped for it's return. I'm also glad Cryptic got someone, Wiseman, from the show for some in-game work.

    This is something good for this Fall to look forward to in STO hopefully. Maybe it will add 4-6 mission episodes.
  • schloopdooschloopdoo Member Posts: 373 Arc User
    edited July 2018
    I don't know whether I would like the new show or not, and I'm not subscribing to another streaming service to find out, but the game content sounds fun.

    I'm mostly just bothered that this is how we find out that Victory Is Life really is over. There's no new story coming there, the Gamma Quadrant will never be anything but the Hur'Q battlezone that's there now.

    They could have at least put some Diplomacy, Exploration, and Trade assignments there that were worth my doffs' time.
  • mikeblackwolfmikeblackwolf Member Posts: 64 Arc User
    > @hardsale said:
    > in the legendery words of quark
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    > "NO NO NO this is your worst idea yet"

    Well said, If you wanted a TRIBBLE character, you have the uniform and ships from lockboxes already, this is just a cynical tie in to series two.
  • commanderkassycommanderkassy Member Posts: 1,005 Arc User
    phoenix841 wrote: »
    I've never been more nauseated at something in STO.
    No, thanks.
    I couldn't get past the first half of the season, it's awful, and not Trek.
    At least Enterprise didn't completely retcon TOS.

    I will take JJ-Trek over this. I enjoyed it much more and at least it didn't try to break canon.

    That said... Reputation Tier 6?

    After the first half of the season is where it stops sucking... :P
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  • captainhunter1captainhunter1 Member Posts: 1,597 Arc User
    I understand the move from a business perspective...

    But what a waste of development time on content that is based on a series that should have been cancelled before it even aired. It's a complete subversion of Gene Roddenbury's vision of the future and the spirit of Trek.

    I have to say I'm a little disappointed in Cryptic with this decision.
  • tousseautousseau Member Posts: 1,484 Arc User
    nommo#5819 wrote: »
    I'm expecting some sort of ST:D recruitment event as well. Possibly new "Vanguard" Klingons to be purchased. More gamble-to-get ships introduced too. Cryptic better have a tardigrade included in some fashion this time though.

    I don't hate ST:D but much of the time it hasn't inspired that ST vibe in me ... yet. I think the first couple of episodes were a rough beginning, but overall I think season 1 was fairly good to good for a scifi show which is how I still think of it. The season 2 trailer did look good & got me a bit hyped for it's return. I'm also glad Cryptic got someone, Wiseman, from the show for some in-game work.

    This is something good for this Fall to look forward to in STO hopefully. Maybe it will add 4-6 mission episodes.

    Not quite a "Vanguard" klingon, but more along the lines of a "Torchbearer"... I thought it was interesting, that during one of the last Vil missions, Martok calling out T'Kuvma and Voq...

    So a Discovery Expansion isn't that much of a stretch, considering it's foreshadowing in Victory is Life....
  • ravinravin Member Posts: 509 Arc User
    edited July 2018
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  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 3,183 Arc User
    Love it, my son love it… and most of my friends too.. its quite probable they will start playing the game because of that… so, double happy!
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  • jexsamxjexsamx Member Posts: 2,797 Arc User
    I hate that I have to go to work soon because watching the inarticulate fan rage unfold in this thread would be wildly entertaining.

    Don't moderate it too much while I'm gone, I want to see some of these people make asses of themselves!
  • brawndomombrawndomom Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    Would have preferred original work, such as the LoR expansion - that was clever, creative, and set up a situation where players could explore world and character. TRIBBLE is a boring and is badly written - so like DR, another boring and badly written arc - will play through the obligatory portions then return to the 'good stuff' for fun. Would really like to see more open worlds, more MMORPG opportunities.
  • cristonic2cristonic2 Member Posts: 68 Arc User
    Sorry, I have been here from day one. I own TWO different copies of the game on disk even. Now, I have been happy with every other idea you have come up with, but this one, please, it's a clear sell out to CBS. Discovery is the LOWEST Ever rated Trek show in history. It is going so poorly that they have four, yes FOUR other projects in the planning stages because fans are so unhappy. It makes no sense to create an expansion based on any show with such poor reviews. Will I play it, maybe.
    I would rather see you actually fix lighting 2.0 and have a real sun set on Risa, the lightng on DS9 and all the other issues it has caused, before you start talking more expansions. There are so many little, and large, broken things in the game already . As for me speaking for anyone else, the majority of the Discovery fans are young compared with me, however, they also seldom have the funds free to put into a F2P game like this one. My only debt is my house, leaving me in a position to have the spare cash to put into things that make me happy. A new race with a few new missions, while a nice thing, is not a real expansion in my opinion.
    In the simplest terms, with the most basic definitions, I am not at all excited to read this news and feel like the game is takijng a very bad turn and about to go in the wrong direction.
  • valoreahvaloreah Member Posts: 11,125 Arc User
    5.) I play 2 MMOS and have a hard time finding sufficient time for both, but if STO goes full on TRIBBLE stupid, it might make finding time easier. If you catch my meaning.

    No problem. Bye then and enjoy your other games! :)

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