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  • saber1973asaber1973a Member Posts: 1,095 Arc User
    tigeraries wrote: »
    So long as all these summon support devices all share the same cool down... as long as you have one of the other devices, it's pointless to get another one unless your going for visuals. will do it once a week on an account and fuggedaboudit.
    It's not pointless if you use this on new alt toon (and if it will be useable without level restriction - straight from level 1, then it will be even better)
  • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 2,875 Arc User
    saber1973a wrote: »
    tigeraries wrote: »
    So long as all these summon support devices all share the same cool down... as long as you have one of the other devices, it's pointless to get another one unless your going for visuals. will do it once a week on an account and fuggedaboudit.
    It's not pointless if you use this on new alt toon (and if it will be useable without level restriction - straight from level 1, then it will be even better)

    new alt wouldnt have one of the previous summon devices. for toons that have been around, which would be the vast majority of the players here... unless they all retired due to TRIBBLE withdrawal no real need to grind out another summon device unless you like the idea of Klinks coming to assist.
  • shadowfirefly00shadowfirefly00 Member Posts: 941 Arc User
    I wonder if the reference to era-appropriate appearances is strictly in-universe flavor text, as is the case in 'Miner Instabilities' and 'Days of Doom'... and keep in mind both are actual temporal jaunts, as opposed to a simulation. For non-DSC characters, the same thing could be opined for 'Secrets', 'Downfall', and 'The Defense of Starbasae One', what with those missions and TFO being presented to them as simulations.

    With respect to the beacon itself: if I understand correctly, it is something that actually exists, briefly, in the world when used (similar to a couple of rep active traits). Should that be the case, I wonder how difficult it would be to add a pair of miniature noncombat pet versions (one space, one ground)...
  • iamynaughtiamynaught Member Posts: 1,091 Arc User
    Lastly, cool ship that is in the fore front of the 2nd screen shot.

    I believe that is the Beacon of Kahless, not a ship. I do agree though, it does look nice.
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,810 Arc User
    How can these ships be a threat? Our weaponry should be superior to theirs. Just send Shon to deal with this crazy Klingon lady.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,901 Arc User
    Hmmm...call in Klingon ships??? Hell ya, why not??
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  • dracounguisdracounguis Member Posts: 5,363 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Oi vey... people complaining about looking like an era appropriate ship...

    Different universe ship not era. ;)

    Sometimes I think I play STO just to have something to complain about on the forums.
  • vegeta50024vegeta50024 Member Posts: 1,960 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Oi vey... people complaining about looking like an era appropriate ship...

    Different universe ship not era. ;)

    Except it's the same universe. The only thing that's really different is the visual aesthetics.
  • herrgis#1415 herrgis Member Posts: 59 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    gaevsman wrote: »
    Well it's a historical simulation, so era apropiate ships is the way to go… i kinda like te fact that we Will keep the theme… feels more acurate...

    gavesman, I'm with you on this one. We had no trouble with Star Trek characters dressing up in historical costumes for holodeck simulations in the TV series/movies. Certainly O'Brien and Bashir fighting The Battle of the Alamo in their current Starfleet issue uniforms would make the whole affair less satisfying from an entertainment and hands on learning experience.

    Hello! We're essentially -reenacting a historical ship battle- (think Battle of <insert your favorite> Salamis, Actium, Red Cliffs, Trafalgar, Tsushima, Jutland, the Denmark Strait, Binary Stars, etc. ). Using era appropriate (i.e. 23C) historical 'ship costumes' is required! Heck, I'm going to make my crew wear the Discovery uniforms, just in case they get spaced! :p

    If you want to use your existing ship's 26C costume then play Battle of Procyon V, where your ship costume is era appropriate.
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  • neoakiraiineoakiraii Member Posts: 7,421 Arc User
    Why can't we be on the winning side of the battle
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 981 Arc User
    Blog's been updated with some new and changed info.
    Can we get "Bacons of Kahless" next April Fool's Day? ;)
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 981 Arc User
    neoakiraii wrote: »
    Why can't we be on the winning side of the battle

    We are part of DC's Losers Company, Discovery Edition.
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  • djf021djf021 Member Posts: 1,264 Arc User
    Does this also award 50,000 dilithium? Not a deal breaker, just curious. Looking forward to trying it.
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  • mikeblackwolfmikeblackwolf Member Posts: 20 Arc User
    Seems redundant for the Discovery Ships :wink:
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,901 Arc User
    Blog's been updated with some new and changed info.
    Can we get "Bacons of Kahless" next April Fool's Day? ;)

    Are those related to Targs?
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  • keladorkelador Member Posts: 290 Arc User
    > @ambassadorkael#6946 said:
    > Blog's been updated with some new and changed info.

    Wait the date was removed ....So it's not coming on Thursday 8th November anymore?
  • crypticarmsmancrypticarmsman Member Posts: 3,198 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    I like ST: D but I dislike content that forces me to wear a 'costume' over whatever ship I have. IDK why Cryptic is so intent on keeping that particular TF to the aesthetics of the ST: D era.

    STO ISN'T canon Star trek - it's a game; and part of the fun is making your ship/uniform look the way you the player captain wants (within limits) - but here we have a situation where that's taken away for honestly no real reason here.

    With ALL the other ridiculous visual ship combos they have in game, IDK why they figure they need to make this 'visually canon accurate'.

    And knowing Cryptic, I'm sure the costume part will either be buggy or cause problems once its on the server Live.
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  • spacecatz#6038 spacecatz Member Posts: 60 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    It's almost as if the devs want to troll people who don't like S‍T‍D.
  • shaunster5shaunster5 Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    Ugh. Not a fan of multi-week events during November and December. Too much holiday travelling to always get the required 14 days in...
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,812 Arc User
    It's almost as if the devs want to troll people who don't like S‍T‍D.

    I'm sure there's some of that, but it's not likely to be a primary motivation. Marketing Discovery is the primary motivation.
    whatever.

  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,901 Arc User
    And knowing Cryptic, I sure the costume part will either be buggy or cause problems once its on the server Live.

    this is possibly the biggest issue in the front of my mind...hence using the Jem'Hadar...I don't actually care much about that character.

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  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,812 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    And knowing Cryptic, I sure the costume part will either be buggy or cause problems once its on the server Live.

    this is possibly the biggest issue in the front of my mind...hence using the Jem'Hadar...I don't actually care much about that character.

    this kinda points up why letting non-Federation characters do this is a bad idea. the skinning issues with KDF and other minority factions are still there, it's still difficult to keep things from reverting to default, and Cryptic's got a habit of creating these problems, then failing to solve them for months at a time.

    but hey, it's all fine right? We're all just toadies to Starfleet anyway.
    whatever.

  • duncanidaho11duncanidaho11 Member Posts: 7,541 Arc User
    patrickngo wrote: »

    but hey, it's all fine right? We're all just toadies to Starfleet anyway.

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  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 8,656 Arc User
    Forced Cosmetics, a disaster of Biblical proportions!!! It is hundred times better having your own ship, you know the one that ends up with forty icons of buffs on it, than getting forced into a ship that has somebody else's equipment, tray, etc. that you have to use.

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  • robeasomrobeasom Member Posts: 1,874 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Oi vey... people complaining about looking like an era appropriate ship...

    Different universe ship not era. ;)

    Except it's the same universe. The only thing that's really different is the visual aesthetics.

    Which is why it's a different universe I don't care what CBS is, this is a different universe and I will do this only to see the discovery ship blow up multiple times
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  • kellmg96#5851 kellmg96 Member Posts: 458 Arc User
    Date was removed, is it happening on the 8th or not?
    Really wish Kael would get all the facts and check all the boxes before he posts something.
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  • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 1,414 Arc User
    neoakiraii wrote: »
    Why can't we be on the winning side of the battle
    because there wasn't one, it was a draw with neither side getting the victory.

  • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 1,414 Arc User
    thay8472 wrote: »
    How can these ships be a threat? Our weaponry should be superior to theirs. Just send Shon to deal with this crazy Klingon lady.
    Wouldn't you think the first thing J'ula would do once she realizes she was flung to the future is to get modern weapons and technology. And if you do "secrets" and "downfall" on KDF you'd know there's plently of people willing to help J'ula due to having a bone to pick with J'mpok. then there's the spore gun to consider as well.

    As for the sim, they're going for event accuracity (both in and out of universe) rather then technological accuracity
  • frtoasterfrtoaster Member Posts: 3,232 Arc User
    Well, I guess that answers my question from two weeks ago.

    http://forum.arcgames.com/startrekonline/discussion/comment/13437188/#Comment_13437188
    frtoaster wrote: »
    "Battle at the Binary Stars" and "Pahvo Dissension": Are these more "collect 14 tokens over two weeks, 15 minutes per day" events? I'm not sure anyone asked for more those, and frankly, I'm getting tired of them. After two weeks of one of those events, I pretty much don't want to do anything else in the game.

    While I'm sure these events look great for your metrics, here's the thing you need to understand. I'm sure that if you look at your logs, it must seem that I really like these events, because that's all I seem to do. But I actually don't like them at all. The reason I don't do anything else is because I'm too tired after playing the events. I don't feel like doing anything else while the event is running, and after the event ends, I feel I need a break. For a few weeks after an event, I only log in to do some chores on my characters and to chit-chat with friends. And before long, it's time for the next event. Yes, it's better now, since the rewards are account-unlocks (though I'm still working on old projects on most of my characters). However, these 14-day events still make me less motivated to play the rest of the game. So while I understand the intent of these events is to increase play-time, for me it has the opposite effect, unless the only play-time you care about is the time people spend in events.
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