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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 3,886 Arc User
    From the way the devs were talking earlier in the year they may run the entire cycle of them each year, on in each quarter, but like most things in STO it is a wait-and-see situation at least until they run them like that (or not) for another year or two. If they do that the next window would probably be at least February at the earliest since the anniversary stuff takes up most of January.
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,510 Arc User
    From the way the devs were talking earlier in the year they may run the entire cycle of them each year, on in each quarter, but like most things in STO it is a wait-and-see situation at least until they run them like that (or not) for another year or two. If they do that the next window would probably be at least February at the earliest since the anniversary stuff takes up most of January.

    Except that last year it was running during the Anniversary event.
  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,544 Arc User
    westmetals wrote: »
    From the way the devs were talking earlier in the year they may run the entire cycle of them each year, on in each quarter, but like most things in STO it is a wait-and-see situation at least until they run them like that (or not) for another year or two. If they do that the next window would probably be at least February at the earliest since the anniversary stuff takes up most of January.

    Except that last year it was running during the Anniversary event.

    Yup. KDF Recruit + Anniversary were at the same time.
  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 1,145 Arc User
    edited November 2021
    Yes, it seems like it is going to cycle annually, However I still think the Devs should try my idea of a Romulan Exclusive Recruitment I call the Romulan Recruits to the recruitment cycle and tied it to PIC content, the name could use some work and there's so many options to pick from Tal Shiar, Zhat Vash or Qowat Milat, why do both 2409 Feds and Klinks get 2 recruitments while Roms get one.

    "Kael if you're listening you can pass this onto the Devs without fear of being sued, this is just a rough outline however you guys could flesh it out, this Romulan gift will not bring Dishonor to you or your house.Ambassador." -Coilius Pardek aka The Handsome Romulan.
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,510 Arc User
    Yes, it seems like it is going to cycle annually, However I still think the Devs should try my idea of a Romulan Exclusive Recruitment I call the Romulan Recruits to the recruitment cycle and tied it to PIC content, the name could use some work and there's so many options to pick from Tal Shiar, Zhat Vash or Qowat Milat, why do both 2409 Feds and Klinks get 2 recruitments while Roms get one.

    "Kael if you're listening you can pass this onto the Devs without fear of being sued, this is just a rough outline however you guys could flesh it out, this Romulan gift will not bring Dishonor to you or your house.Ambassador." -Coilius Pardek aka The Handsome Romulan.

    2409 Feds don't get two.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,805 Community Moderator
    • Delta Recruit is Fed/Klingon/Romulan
    • Gamma Recruit is Dominion
    • Temporal Recruit is TOS Fed
    • Klingon Recruit is... well Klingon.

    Technically speaking Klingons get 2 recruits period. Feds get a technical 2, but its not two from the same faction set since Fed has normal 25th Century, TOS, and DSC. So you can't say that "2409 Feds get two" because they don't. They get 1. The other Fed recruit is TOS based.
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  • paddy#3322 paddy Member Posts: 169 Arc User
    I'm liking the Romulan recruit concept. It's been some time since I've run the story line so I'd certainly start another Romulan alt.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,805 Community Moderator
    As of right now the only Romulan Recruit is Delta. Maybe in the future the devs may consider a Romulan specific one like they did Klingon. Only time will tell.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,544 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    • Delta Recruit is Fed/Klingon/Romulan
    • Gamma Recruit is Dominion
    • Temporal Recruit is TOS Fed
    • Klingon Recruit is... well Klingon.

    Technically speaking Klingons get 2 recruits period. Feds get a technical 2, but its not two from the same faction set since Fed has normal 25th Century, TOS, and DSC. So you can't say that "2409 Feds get two" because they don't. They get 1. The other Fed recruit is TOS based.

    The KDF doesn't have 3 sub-factions like Feds do either.
  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,880 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    • Delta Recruit is Fed/Klingon/Romulan
    • Gamma Recruit is Dominion
    • Temporal Recruit is TOS Fed
    • Klingon Recruit is... well Klingon.

    Technically speaking Klingons get 2 recruits period. Feds get a technical 2, but its not two from the same faction set since Fed has normal 25th Century, TOS, and DSC. So you can't say that "2409 Feds get two" because they don't. They get 1. The other Fed recruit is TOS based.

    I'm not over the moon with DIS, but I wouldn't mind a recruitment event for them if they are able to bring in their Adorians, Saurians and (hopefully) Kelpians.
  • starshine#7408 starshine Member Posts: 127 Arc User
    Now we've had a klingon year, I'm hoping next year will be another Romulan storyline and they can Romulan recruitment with that.

    A DISCO one would be great if it brought in more species, but I'm guessing they'll wait till Strange New Worlds has intro'ed new ships and costumes before adding more DISCO stuff cos it's same setting.
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  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,544 Arc User
    edited November 2021
    Now we've had a klingon year, I'm hoping next year will be another Romulan storyline and they can Romulan recruitment with that.

    A DISCO one would be great if it brought in more species, but I'm guessing they'll wait till Strange New Worlds has intro'ed new ships and costumes before adding more DISCO stuff cos it's same setting.

    There's nothing specific to the Temporal recruitment line that necessitates it only being for TOS captains beyond how you get the transponder. Everything after that is fully and freely accessible to all federation captains. Heck, the Delta Recruitment line *IS* a temporal operation. They could just merge parts of Temporal and Delta recruitments together and have both recruitment events be applicable to all 3 kinds of federation captains. TOS captains get their temporal or delta recruit transponders the same way. Fed captains, too. Disco captains are the only ones not already hooked into temporal shenanigans and transponders, and that shouldn't be a major obstacle.
  • starshine#7408 starshine Member Posts: 127 Arc User
    Didn't it come with some remastered TOS missions and it was a way to get people to play them?

    A DISCO recruit will probs come whenever they do an update to the DISCO prologue, probs to incorporate SNW's stuff
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,510 Arc User
    Didn't it come with some remastered TOS missions and it was a way to get people to play them?

    It did, BUT the transponder is given at the point of the timeskip, and thus all the goal tasks that the recruit is supposed to complete are after that.
  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,544 Arc User
    westmetals wrote: »
    Didn't it come with some remastered TOS missions and it was a way to get people to play them?

    It did, BUT the transponder is given at the point of the timeskip, and thus all the goal tasks that the recruit is supposed to complete are after that.

    Which, it's been a while since I started one, but isn't that similar to how Disco captains move into present times? So couldn't a 'disco' temporal recruit be given a transponder then, too?
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,510 Arc User
    edited November 2021
    westmetals wrote: »
    Didn't it come with some remastered TOS missions and it was a way to get people to play them?

    It did, BUT the transponder is given at the point of the timeskip, and thus all the goal tasks that the recruit is supposed to complete are after that.

    Which, it's been a while since I started one, but isn't that similar to how Disco captains move into present times? So couldn't a 'disco' temporal recruit be given a transponder then, too?

    It is very similar, so theoretically they could. It was not enabled as such.

    As it stands right now, the other four factions (counting starting factions here) have access to one recruitment each, but... Klingons have two and Discovery have none.
  • starshine#7408 starshine Member Posts: 127 Arc User
    westmetals wrote: »
    Didn't it come with some remastered TOS missions and it was a way to get people to play them?

    It did, BUT the transponder is given at the point of the timeskip, and thus all the goal tasks that the recruit is supposed to complete are after that.

    Yeah, you get it as the prize, to playing the remastered content
    Everyone with the transponder, played those missions

    DISCO is also the newest faction and Strange New Worlds isn't even out yet and who knows what changes it's going to bring to that era
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,805 Community Moderator
    edited November 2021
    The problem with rolling DSC into the Temporal Recruit options is that a DSC Captain's time jump was accidental. The TOS Captain's wasn't, and you actually work with Daniels for pretty much the whole AoY arc, which is unique to the TOS Fed.

    Daniels does make both DSC and TOS Captains Temporal Agents, but there is much more of a working relationship between a TOS and Daniels, thus him giving a transponder during the recruit event, than there is a DSC. For a DSC Recruit... we'd need something new.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,544 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    The problem with rolling DSC into the Temporal Recruit options is that a DSC Captain's time jump was accidental. The TOS Captain's wasn't, and you actually work with Daniels for pretty much the whole AoY arc, which is unique to the TOS Fed.

    Daniels does make both DSC and TOS Captains Temporal Agents, but there is much more of a working relationship between a TOS and Daniels, thus him giving a transponder during the recruit event, than there is a DSC. For a DSC Recruit... we'd need something new.

    That's a lot of hand-wavy reasons that don't really matter. Without the minimal inserts for TOS temporal recruit captains, their intro-story arc isn't all that different from the DSC captain's story arc. In point of fact, the same minor revisions/additions to the DSC intro arc could easily let DSC captains be part of both the Delta recruitment and Temporal Recruitment events, being that both of those recruitment events revolve around time travel antics.

    Ex:
    "Welcome. I apologize for the hasty introduction, but I suppose it's better than the alternative. History would have recorded your ship and the Lukara were lost with all hands, but as it turns out, there's another mission that takes priority -- one that I feel you are perfectly suited to handle, so history will just have to wait. I trust you have no objections? [continue with Iconian War speech for Delta Recruit] / [continue with Temporal War speech for Temporal Recruit]"

    "Wait, what about the Lukara?" [your captain]

    "Oh, I have a feeling you'll cross her path again..."
  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 1,145 Arc User
    Speaking of DSC I'm still wondering if they are ever going to get around to adding DSC Andorians, since Humans, Vulcans and Aliens weren't supposed to be DSC Only Options, Andorians and Tellarites was going to be added near Age of Discovery's launch and yet nothing came of it.
  • aftulusaftulus Member Posts: 667 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    rattler2 wrote: »
    The problem with rolling DSC into the Temporal Recruit options is that a DSC Captain's time jump was accidental. The TOS Captain's wasn't, and you actually work with Daniels for pretty much the whole AoY arc, which is unique to the TOS Fed.

    Daniels does make both DSC and TOS Captains Temporal Agents, but there is much more of a working relationship between a TOS and Daniels, thus him giving a transponder during the recruit event, than there is a DSC. For a DSC Recruit... we'd need something new.

    They coudl always just say the show hasn't shown it yet and daniels comes along(or something else) and gives them the transponder out of sight. The existing content could be viewed as an outside perspective and the new event shows the new inside perspective.

    It could also be a different time agency. What about a mirror time agency trying to fight against the emperor!

    And then Mirror(or regular) Daniels(who possibly gives you the transponder) is also secretly the emperor and is manipulating you the whole time.
  • nixie50nixie50 Member Posts: 882 Arc User
    I realized I had a insta 65 Klink token from when I bought the Legendary D7, so I have a shiny new engineer. now I just have to grind out the reps. One thing that was pretty cool is that I got all the bridge officers you get while leveling, and THEY are maxed out and have a lot of abilities, if not all of them, and their equipment is Mk XIV purple
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  • vedauwoovedauwoo Member Posts: 212 Arc User
    Speaking of DSC I'm still wondering if they are ever going to get around to adding DSC Andorians, since Humans, Vulcans and Aliens weren't supposed to be DSC Only Options, Andorians and Tellarites was going to be added near Age of Discovery's launch and yet nothing came of it.

    Personally, I hate the DSC andorians.....what is up with those cheek bones??? lol

  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 3,886 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    vedauwoo wrote: »
    Speaking of DSC I'm still wondering if they are ever going to get around to adding DSC Andorians, since Humans, Vulcans and Aliens weren't supposed to be DSC Only Options, Andorians and Tellarites was going to be added near Age of Discovery's launch and yet nothing came of it.

    Personally, I hate the DSC andorians.....what is up with those cheek bones??? lol

    They like to slather more and more rubber on the faces of the aliens to supposedly make them more alien, when all it does is make them ugly. And they have so far totally missed the UFO mythos references on two races already (the original references were mentioned in TOS memos and anecdotes reprinted in The Making of Star Trek and also talked about sometimes in convention appearances).

    The "male Talosians" are the biggest fubar. In The Cage they showed male Talosians, all of them shown were males despite the fact that most of the people playing them were women. They had women playing them for the same reason they often have a woman playing Peter Pan in stage productions, the smaller size and finer facial features. The Talosians were the TOS take on the Grays done in a realistic style (they could not get the huge eyes to look good no matter what they did, so they left them off the final version).

    The Andorians were based on one of the Men in Black subtypes, the ones with features which were a little too smooth, off-color skin (usually a bluish tone), and antennae under their hats (as one "witness" saw when the wind blew its hat off). The makeup people in TOS went to a lot of trouble to make the skin and underlying bone structure as smooth as possible (except for the lines around the ambassador's eyes and mouth since he was supposed to be ancient). Of course, ENT missed that reference too, but that is no reason to compound the error.
  • kellmg96#5851 kellmg96 Member Posts: 775 Arc User
    New? There's nothing really new to do.
    We have 3 Fed. Thats enough.
    We have Delta Quad, Ds9/Dominion, and TOS recruit.

    There isnt enough other stuff to do a new recruitment on.
    Except maybe a Borg Co-Op sub faction for all, or Khitomer Alliance, where Dominion and Cardassian and Klingon, etc culture are respected and represented.
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,510 Arc User
    New? There's nothing really new to do.
    We have 3 Fed. Thats enough.
    We have Delta Quad, Ds9/Dominion, and TOS recruit.

    There isnt enough other stuff to do a new recruitment on.
    Except maybe a Borg Co-Op sub faction for all, or Khitomer Alliance, where Dominion and Cardassian and Klingon, etc culture are respected and represented.

    Just to point out... a new recruitment does not necessarily mean a new faction. Only two of the four existing recruitments were tied to a new faction.
  • megainexoros#5925 megainexoros Member Posts: 61 Arc User
    Would be nice. I missed der Klingonische rekrut.
  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 3,886 Arc User
    Would be nice. I missed der Klingonische rekrut.

    That is the one that should be up first I think, if they stick to the same schedule as last year.
  • megainexoros#5925 megainexoros Member Posts: 61 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    That is the one that should be up first I think, if they stick to the same schedule as last year.

    That would be grand. :)
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