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  • You seem to misunderstand what I was saying. The term Dues Ex Machina refers to the author or scriptwriter inserting elements or changing circumstances directly to alter an outcome that otherwise would have been the logical outcome of previously established situations. In this case, the writers wanted the ability of the…
  • I would have to disagree with you in the original concept of the Borg being bad. Quite the opposite. They were, as Q noted, completely different from any other opposition the Federation (or any other main organization we were familiar with) had encountered. Their motivations didn't revolve around concepts typically…
  • That's not an accurate assessment of the Borg threat. The Borg as seen in 'Q-Who' and 'Best of Both Worlds' were the original concept, that of a machine culture that found individual intelligence as foreign a concept as humans did a collective mind. It was an ancient threat that cared not at all about losses except as a…
  • The 'default bridge' better be selectable to others and interiors, as I am not a fan of the bridge they selected as the default Starship Bridge (which really screams 'we don't have any graphic artists that can build more than basic stuff' and 'we didn't want to put more than 5 minutes into this'). The T5 versions at least…
  • I watched the entire first season and parts of the second, and I'm not sure I would say the first episode was the worst by a longshot. At least it had interesting shots on a planet and some vestige of how an actual Starfleet ship is supposed to run. Still, I didn't see any point in watching Season Three, so it's possible…
  • Pity the crewmen who were transiting the arms when the Captain saw a prize. I can only imagine how much the engineers are paid on one of those. One stuck gear..... As for the Bridge, it seems the devs put together a single low-res, low-resource bridge that they will now stick on any ship of any faction, rather than devote…
  • I've long thought the Delta Quadrant had alot of potential that was not explored, possibly because the devs wanted to save something to work on later. Considering there are only two visitable locations in the quadrant and that the quadrant itself is quite small compared to other areas of the game, and the massive potential…
  • Wow. People have been complaining about the bug pretty continuously for a month, and only when a dev happens to see it on Twitch do they notice there's a problem. Makes me feel real confident the team is bothering to read the forums at all.
  • And yet, with the Federation's tarnished history in allowing the population of Romulus, Remus, and other nearby systems to perish by terminating the rescue operations headed by Admiral Picard, that slap in the face has already been self-inflicted. And again, when the Federation failed to detect the Undine infiltration of…
  • For those who want an unofficial color list to start off with until we get an official one, here is what I've come up with so far (best attempt to match the picture): Uniform - Jacket Loose Upper: SF/KE Alliance S19 S10 Department (D11 Eng, C3 Sci, B4 Tac) A8 Hands: Bare Rank: S23 Badge: SF/KE Alliance D15 (can use S22 if…
  • I'd say when they say 'Last Chance', it implies that this program of being able to get a free T6 ship is being ended with this event. Thus, while you might end up with extra vouchers or not enough vouchers, these will simply be worthless after this event, as they will never again offer these (much like the special Event…
  • The thing is, the assets are already developed in the form of the interiors of the Introduction missions. The development time to put them in place as standard ship interiors would be a fraction of what it would take to do a completely new interior or, by extension, missions. As for the galaxy interior, I think you got…
  • That is a very erroneous statement, since I hope the fact that I opened with it indicates that there are, in fact, people who do care about ship interiors. As well, the effort the Devs put into the revamp of the DS9 interior, developing the Galaxy Interior, developing the Discovery interiors, and the recent comments by…
  • 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…
  • I wonder if we'll ever see the Advanced Transwarp destinations that don't work fixed. It's a shame that one of the traits of this ship remains broken.
  • Personally, I'm glad of that. Let the Winter event be funny with Q, and the Summer event to be -FUN- with stuff to do that isn't about silliness. As to other things than racing (which you get a reward for even if you don't place 1st-3rd place), there is dancing, sand castle building, artifact hunting (which is quite easy…
  • Excellent remodel work! Been waiting for this since I started playing the game! The only issue I have is a thin blue and red illuminated line above the warp grillwork on the original Excelsior/NX warp nacelles, centered just above where the warp struts connect. It becomes more noticeable as the view is pulled back, so I…
  • Actually, no. They changed the lighting model to permit the graphics changes they wanted for the Console market. If it was just improving the lighting, then switching back to the 1.0 lighting in your Option would undo that. It does not, because the fundamental way lighting and graphics are handled by the game changed, and…
  • Actually, it has been like that since they did the graphics 'upgrade'. Apparently the engine they switched to is incapable of handling day/night cycles, unlike the older 'not as good' engine. They hinted last year that they could do it and might work on it, but it seems they don't think it is worth it. Some of us disagree.…
  • And once again, we must have a Summer Festival on Risa without sunrises, sunsets, and nighttime fireworks. Really takes a lot of the joy out of these.
  • Hey Priority One! Thanks for another great podcast and keeping the Trek community up to date on what's happening! We’d love to hear YOUR theories on all the different Klingon looks…try and avoid the existing theories, and yes, silly theories count too! I think the explanation for the latest Klingon race to be seen is…
  • Hey, Priority One! Great show as always! While I haven't played "Brushfire" yet (oh, Summer Event now past, how well did we enjoy thee....), and my thoughts on Torg have already been posted by tylermaxwell above, I do want to comment on another topic touched on during the episode that seems to come up quite a bit. In…
  • I know of at least one of my friends who has been hoping for a Kelvin desperately. It seems this will continue to be a fruitless hope, though, as it seems STO is not going to do any more with the Kelvin timeline now that there is no movie to help promote.
  • Still going on. Seems like it broke sometime after the graphics change to 2.0. My best guess is that the second graphic file that is supposed to be loaded to give the impression of animation is looking at the wrong picture location. That messes up all of the graphics in the second sequence position. This is on all bridges…
  • The best way to do this even is a simple one. Orient yourself facing North to start. Initialize your scanner. Move left or right (east or west) a bit and take a scan. If you got further away, move the other way. Repeat until you get another 'further'. Continue until you have a generally good idea that you are lined up with…
  • Federation characters have access to a transwarp that puts you right outside the Risa system, but it's hidden in among the Beta Quadrant transwarp destinations. As far as those who have mentioned Competitive queues being dead, what did you expect with the Mirror Event going on? That sucked in just about everyone as it…
  • Well, the issue is that the Jem'Hadar is a Dreadnaught Carrier that people have to exchange a fair amount of currency to obtain. The Vorgon ship is a reward vessel that is relatively easy to obtain, and the Vorgon carrier is a ship that has a higher expectation on being usable by all captains. For these reasons, I wouldn't…
  • Yes, this is true, and I think everyone understands how that can happen. However, when such malfunctions do get past testing, it is also reasonable to assume the priority becomes to repair the code error. In STO, however, it seems that quite a few of these malfunctions (the Risian Luxury Cruiser solar sails being only one…
  • ^^^ THIS! It's been broken for a long time, and it seems like every time the devs come out with a new patch, they break even more and -leave it broken-. Maybe they should just concentrate on fixing what they have instead of trying to push out content that will break what's in the game even more. I mean, this Summer Event…
  • I'll add mine as well...