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  • chipg7chipg7 Member Posts: 1,360 Arc User
    So... am I only only one that gets the total irony in this being a "Spring/Summer" roadmap, and the pic on the launcher is a shuttle crashed in the snow? Clearly, that pilot didn't use a "roadmap" :tongue:

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  • dp1149dp1149 Member Posts: 14 Arc User
    If scaling gets applied to T5s, I can't see how there would really be a need for T5-U upgrades going forward, especially on ships that have the free upgrade option like the D'Kora, Orb Weaver, Nicor, Bastion, Excelsior refit, and so on...unless scaling adds to the changes already provided by the upgrade.

    I could see scaling being useful for the metric assload of T5 Mirror Universe <insert name here> ships which currently don't have any upgrade option.
  • duncanidaho11duncanidaho11 Member Posts: 7,541 Arc User
    edited March 27
    chipg7 wrote: »
    So... am I only only one that gets the total irony in this being a "Spring/Summer" roadmap, and the pic on the launcher is a shuttle crashed in the snow? Clearly, that pilot didn't use a "roadmap" :tongue:

    Play to the southern hemisphere? It's about time they get a turn at the iconography! :tongue:
    dp1149 wrote: »
    If scaling gets applied to T5s, I can't see how there would really be a need for T5-U upgrades going forward, especially on ships that have the free upgrade option like the D'Kora, Orb Weaver, Nicor, Bastion, Excelsior refit, and so on...unless scaling adds to the changes already provided by the upgrade.

    I could see scaling being useful for the metric assload of T5 Mirror Universe <insert name here> ships which currently don't have any upgrade option.

    Possibly but keep in mind that scaling a T5 ship up to T6 would effectively provide a discount for any who owned the former but not the latter. Maybe they don't see that cost as significant but I would note that on previous ten forward discussions they mentioned T6 (specifically) for a general scaling update (that's where I'm setting my expectations, it becoming a new perk for T6.)
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  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 5,761 Arc User
    edited March 27
    danqueller wrote: »
    I suppose hoping the Devs will finally update the standard ship Interiors with the newer style they put into the Intro missions many years ago has about the same chance of happening as Risa having sunrises and sunsets this June.

    Is it really so bad to hope the Devs will spend the time to go back and finish the work they half-completed years ago rather than continuing to introduce more content that will add to the backlog? I very much enjoy the work they do and the game itself, but when you have the entire Delta Quadrant with the Dyson Spheres just left abandoned without any more development, you wonder if they aren't just continuously chasing the next hype train instead of getting things that seems long overdue done.
    That would require people to care about ship interiors for Cryptic to put any effort into updating them. As it stands, no one does, so Cryptic doesn't puts the time and money into it.

    As for the Delta Quadrant/Dyson Sphere, what exactly do you think they need to develop on it? We chased off both the Voth and Undine, secured both spheres, and now use them as a means of transport and communication with the Delta Alliance that we helped set up, and are allied to, and who helped us defeat the Vaadwaur that were terrorizing the Delta Quadrant. Likewise, Delta Alliance ships have used the same passage way to come to the Alpha/Beta Quadrants, and Delta Alliance forces were seen helping defend Earth during "Midnight" in the Iconian War.

    I don't understand this bizarre notion people have that something whose story arc is logically over, and thus doesn't get mentioned again, is "abandoned". That isn't what abandoned means. The Children of Khan, now THAT'S an abandoned plot thread.
  • luminaire#0745 luminaire Member Posts: 77 Arc User
    danqueller wrote: »
    I suppose hoping the Devs will finally update the standard ship Interiors with the newer style they put into the Intro missions many years ago has about the same chance of happening as Risa having sunrises and sunsets this June.

    Is it really so bad to hope the Devs will spend the time to go back and finish the work they half-completed years ago rather than continuing to introduce more content that will add to the backlog? I very much enjoy the work they do and the game itself, but when you have the entire Delta Quadrant with the Dyson Spheres just left abandoned without any more development, you wonder if they aren't just continuously chasing the next hype train instead of getting things that seems long overdue done.
    That would require people to care about ship interiors for Cryptic to put any effort into updating them. As it stands, no one does, so Cryptic doesn't puts the time and money into it.

    *Cryptic makes badly scaled poorly designed generic interiors with next to no functionality, no customization, and hordes of non-customizable NPC's who stumble around in circles or cluster in silly gaggles*

    *People don't buy these*

    Cryptic: Well, clearly players don't want or care about ship interiors, so we're not going to bother with them anymore.

    :|
  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 5,761 Arc User
    edited March 27
    *Cryptic makes badly scaled poorly designed generic interiors with next to no functionality, no customization, and hordes of non-customizable NPC's who stumble around in circles or cluster in silly gaggles*

    *People don't buy these*

    Cryptic: Well, clearly players don't want or care about ship interiors, so we're not going to bother with them anymore.

    :|
    You never had to buy ship interiors, and they didn't make the handful of ship interiors you can pay for until long after they stopped giving a damn about ship interiors.

    Not to mention
    A. The ship interiors were originally made way back when the camera was different and they had to have those oversized hallways to fit the camera in. They had to be that way back then.
    B. The reason why you can't customize it is because its a pre-made map. It doesn't even REALLY know you, the player, exist. Same reason why you can't change the uniforms of the NPCs in it.
    C. The reason that there is no real functionality is because there is no logical functionality of ship interiors. Ship interiors are mostly just basic utilities for the crew of said ship, that have no logical tie into any sort of gameplay. What little functionality ship interiors would have is already covered by the DOFF contacts in ship interiors that let you order them to make basic hypo-sprays, or perform diagnostics on the warp core for power boosts. The only logical function ship interiors currently lack is a working holodeck, but forcing players to go through like 4 load screens just to get there, when they can simply add said activities as missions in the log, or TFOs in the TFO menu, makes developing "working" holodecks a very low level priority I would presume.
  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 981 Arc User
    chipg7 wrote: »
    So... am I only only one that gets the total irony in this being a "Spring/Summer" roadmap, and the pic on the launcher is a shuttle crashed in the snow? Clearly, that pilot didn't use a "roadmap" :tongue:

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    It may well be a man who doesn't read roadmaps or ask directions.
    Should have downloaded STO's GPS app. ;)
    Hoping for 25th Century shuttles since 2010 :)
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 8,657 Arc User
    edited March 27
    Featured TFOs means one piece of gear (most likely not part of a set) Account-wide for 14 runs.

    The now extincting Featured Episodes was three~ pieces of gear (set) for three runs per Character.

    Both provide the three (former) Weekly Account Bonus prize.

    Featured TFOs provide Mark/Dilitium daily and completion prizes per Character.

    You choose.
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  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 8,313 Arc User
    chipg7 wrote: »
    So... am I only only one that gets the total irony in this being a "Spring/Summer" roadmap, and the pic on the launcher is a shuttle crashed in the snow? Clearly, that pilot didn't use a "roadmap" :tongue:

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  • psiameesepsiameese Member Posts: 1,370 Arc User
    edited March 27
    Will be interesting to see just how this scaling will work on T1 through T4. Those acquired free from leveling? And then the .5 C-Store ships (T2.5 Exeter-class, for example). And to what limits would my T1 Constitution-class level up and not conflict with the sought after R&D T6 endgame version?

    As is, most T5 scale to T5U under that system. Or will those scale to, say, T5.9? I wouldn't expect those to scale to T6. But we shall see.
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  • rhazedurilerhazedurile Member Posts: 53 Arc User
    Anyone else notice the Oberth is no longer in the Zen store? I still have mine that I keep around because I have this weird fascination with the ship, but I wonder...
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  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 5,761 Arc User
    psiameese wrote: »
    Will be interesting to see just how this scaling will work on T1 through T4.
    Assuming it applies to T1-4. Past interviews have suggested Cryptic plans to only target T6 ships.

  • eazzieeazzie Member Posts: 1,860 Arc User
    chipg7 wrote: »
    So... am I only only one that gets the total irony in this being a "Spring/Summer" roadmap, and the pic on the launcher is a shuttle crashed in the snow? Clearly, that pilot didn't use a "roadmap" :tongue:

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    It may well be a man who doesn't read roadmaps or ask directions.
    Should have downloaded STO's GPS app. ;)

    Shhhh don't tell anyone but that is actually Hoth. There's to be a STO SWTOR crossover event :)
  • alcyoneserenealcyoneserene Member Posts: 1,820 Arc User
    T6 Risian Corvette!!!
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  • themadprofessor#9835 themadprofessor Member Posts: 1,158 Arc User
    I noticed they have an image of the Risa Summer Resort at night in the image.

    Goof or did they maybe fix the day/night cycle?
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  • badgerpants999badgerpants999 Member Posts: 239 Arc User
    chipg7 wrote: »
    So... am I only only one that gets the total irony in this being a "Spring/Summer" roadmap, and the pic on the launcher is a shuttle crashed in the snow? Clearly, that pilot didn't use a "roadmap" :tongue:

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    A "road map"? Only weaklings use road maps! A Real Man picks a direction and keeps going until something stops him!

    P.S. T6 Risan Corvette!?! YES PLEASE!!!!!
  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 7,262 Arc User
    Keep the Discovery Content coming.. it's awesome!
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  • psytce0002psytce0002 Member Posts: 107 Arc User
    These updates seem good to me. But what I would really like to see is some of the canon ships that are tied to R&D, lockboxes and other random ways (If you are lucky enough to get them) that the NCC-1701, NCC-1701-A, Klingon D-7, JJ-prize and others would have some way for people to earn these ships without have to get millions and millions of EC to purchase on the exchange.

    I would like to see some way to earn coupons from spending in the C-Store, not buying Zen, but spending it, and get those vouchers in order to save up and get these ships that I just have no luck in getting. I would also love to see some way to earn ships that you have missed from past events that would unlock them for the whole account not just for one character. I love the Phoenix Boxes have been buying at least 100 of them each time they are brought back and have managed to get 5 (3 Epic and 2 Very Rare) ships for 1 character. I happen to love playing different characters and like to have almost any ship available for those characters. I have been playing this game for about 10 years (Original Beta tester and original LTS customer) and show my support to this game by spending Zen and buying Starships. I also bought every DLC pack that has come out (Romulan. Delta, Agents of Yesterday, Gamma Vanguard, and Discovery) and own all but 1 Federation ship in the C-store (just waiting for the next sale to buy the latest 2 pack), and most of the Klingon and Romulan ships. I buy keys and open lockboxes so I also have some of the Lobi ships (I always get 1 or more ships during a Lobi store sale) so I would also like to see these ships go to account wide also, maybe from buying an account unlock voucher from the C-store.

    Now I'm a realist and really don't expect to get these wants. But I do enjoy playing this game and will support it by buying Zen to get C-Store ships.

    I have been watching Star Trek since before I can remember and even went to some of the earliest Star Trek conventions out there. I went before they would charge for an autograph. I was at the 2nd annual convention at the Statler Hilton hotel in New York. I would love to have an T6 original Connie to fly around but have not been lucky enough to get one, but sure as rain I'll continue to get the R&D 4 pack each time they are on sale.

    Thanks for letting me rant.
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  • kellmg96#5851 kellmg96 Member Posts: 458 Arc User
    If the next event is another 14 grind, can Cryptic just make it all DIS tfos give the credit?
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,394 Arc User
    > @themadprofessor#9835 said:
    > I noticed they have an image of the Risa Summer Resort at night in the image.
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    > Goof or did they maybe fix the day/night cycle?

    Goof.
    They're not interested in restoring that feature.
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  • jamieblanchardjamieblanchard Member Posts: 356 Arc User
    T6 Risian Corvette for the summer event?

    Excuse me please ... I must get my summer playlist ready! ♥
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  • captiannemo117captiannemo117 Member Posts: 178 Arc User
    I have wanted a T6 corvette for a long time now. Thank you.
  • feralaffferalaff Member Posts: 73 Arc User
    Too much discovery....i understand it's the aired show, but let's look at the future, not at the past.
    Some grains of discovery are nice, but it's too much.

    @ mattjohnsonva :
    I agree with you, some sandbox content would be great.
  • my2bitsmy2bits Member Posts: 4 Arc User
    edited March 27
    With leveling so fast, and getting into the T6 ships at level 50, I really fail to see making T6 ships into leveling ships worth much. Seems a waste of resources. Now, if they would scale my T1 Connie! Rather than leveling T6 ships, how about an account wide dry dock, so we can at least move the non account wide ships between characters.

    On the other hand, having come back recently, I would not mind rerolling, but am holding out for a recruitment event. Would rather see that then leveling T6 ships. When they did the Delta reoccurrence they said they would do the same over time for all of them. So it really is time for the temporal recruitment rerun. I am eagerly awaiting it. Do not see it on this road map? When will it be?

  • my2bitsmy2bits Member Posts: 4 Arc User
    edited March 27
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  • barinorpahnbarinorpahn Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    Oh whoopee, maybe, and I'll be generous here, 6 new missions? Wow what a MAJOR update! Hopefully there will be other bug fixes and improvements contained in it but...... it will probably more likely to be 2 new missions. Try looking at a major update in say LotRO. Say maybe 10 new missions in an update at minimum?
    Scaleable ships, yeah that maybe great for new characters, but for existing characters/toons, call em what you will, meh.
    With the foundry shutdown, could cryptic not have taken some of the stuff there, polished it, and added it the game? Then given the authors some kind of reward/recognition for it.
  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,244 Arc User
    edited March 27
    More a theme park guide than a roadmap.

    Only information given is ships will be levelling (somehow) and the risian corvette will be t6ified.

    And I did laugh at the claim of there being content subject to change or otherwise given the lazy copy pasta job for the pahvo sedation tfo.
  • totenmettotenmet Member Posts: 504 Arc User
    edited March 27
    So not really much real new content or functionality in the next half year. Mostly (re)activating things.

    Sadly no improvements that making playing STO a more user friendly experience. Many actions take so much clicks to get done.

    For example salvage items. So many clicks to salvage an item. Even in between make a selection in a drop down menu.
    Ever tried salvage 100 items? Its a real annoying pain to do so. So many clicks required. Absolutely no fun.

    Same with moving items from and to the bank or even worse from an char to an other. Ever tried moving multiple items? Then you know what a pain in the TRIBBLE that is.

    Implementing functionality that allows selecting multiple items at once to perform an action on, such as salvage, would be such a relief.
  • scififan78scififan78 Member Posts: 1,366 Arc User
    chipg7 wrote: »
    So... am I only only one that gets the total irony in this being a "Spring/Summer" roadmap, and the pic on the launcher is a shuttle crashed in the snow? Clearly, that pilot didn't use a "roadmap" :tongue:

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    That shuttle is nestled in the mountains. Get high enough altitude....I mean, there is still snow on the top of the Alps, even in summer.
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