So in episode 414 of Priority One Podcasthttp://priorityonepodcast.com/po414/
Beginning around 1:12:30, Al Rivera makes the comment of
"Next year's story arc, its more then just a story arc, its going to change the face of the game.... I'm not going to play 100 questions with you on what is going to change, but we are changing something significant in the game as a result of the arc we are telling and how it will... I mean its not like hey we are on Nintendo now kind of changing the game kind of thing or now you have bridge commander gameplay, but there is a significant change to the game, and I think we are hoping to make a group of players that have been unhappy, happy."
So what do you think it will be? Some sort of exploration system? A PVP revamp? What group of players that might be unhappy do you think they will be making happy next year?
Other interesting but unrelated bits of info
-Al once again made the remake of Cryptic only having one or two major story ideas left for STO before the arrival of all these new Trek shows gave them more to work with.
-They do plan to rework the Reputation system, and several other game systems, to streamline them and reduce the bloat.
-They already have another Trek actor on the books for a future mission.
-They have some crazy *computer beeping* planned for the 10th anniversary.