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  • Mayhap stereotypes exist because they're at least a "commonly accepted way to paint a large picture of something with just a few words". And mayhap I'd rather "lead" my case through the use of stereotype, due to the hope that it'd expedite the arguments some. To wit What about a Federation character who thinks that the…
  • What is meant by "Federation-centric" storytelling isn't the "what" of the story, it's the how. To wit, with just some aspects from the Iconian War: My Orion Pirate, when holding the entirety of the Iconian's data in her hand, sure wouldn't be thinking "if I give her this ball, we're safe". She'd be thinking on how to…
  • I must ask, the coconut that encounered your noggin, was it carried by an african or european swallow?
  • Hasn't Champions been "on the verge of shutdown" for 6+ years? Personally, the only way I see STO offlining before Champions is revocation of license...
  • Wait a minute, if there's no Klingons going "back home" with complaints about how "blank sucks and needs an upgrade/refit", due to that whole "die honorably in battle" thing, what's the driver to, you know, actually find out what needs upgrading, especially when Klingon Bean (or bloodworm) Counters tell survivors "You won.…
  • Only two that I can think of that really drew that much love was the Tuffli and D'Kora… Everything else tends to be a "one commander at a time" thing... (Though I've been somewhat upset that my Recluse / Orb Weaver set is still "stuck" on my old main that got replaced with ToS characters...)
  • Your opponent is chosen via RNG, and one of the options is "no opponent". While it can be a touch... tedious... you can "instantly bail" on any race with an opponent (run straight off track from the start post when you gain control) and keep trying until you get the race with no opponent. At this point, all you need to do…
  • IIRC, this was the first that was "ruined" with a mandatory full minute "timeout" - I mean briefing - so halving it is a step in the right direction. Since when is a STF/TFO/whatever about anything other than pure DPS? :tongue: Actually, I'll be honest, this map was tilted way too far in the direction of Science - Entity…
  • I think, as it was so long ago, that someone from the Dev team said that actually merging the KDF into the Feds would be nigh-impossible because of the whole "red/blue faction" thing. Basically, the core of the engine thinks that there is always going to be two (and only two) "sides" for core PvP related action, and…
  • Did a quick check on the WIKI, and applied some "hazy memory" here to get the following "trends": "For the most part", every cruiser/battlecruiser/dreadnought/flight deck carrier has a specific (sub)set of commands that apply to all ships of that class, and the reasoning behind the battlecruisers/dreadnoughts having less…
  • Honestly, I'll do them "someday". Might be part of a far future running of a "universal marks" event, but I'll do them. Maybe if someday Battlezones didn't feel like they're balanced around the min-maxxer elite powergamer (have to be somewhat difficult for the best to stay engaged) making the primary strategy for someone…
  • Hard to tell if this was asked in the 13 pages of (mostly) Discovery-related rantings: 1. Will there still be storyline development for the 2410 era, or is all new story content for the forseeable future going to be 2256? (was planning on asking content in general, but then remembered the whole T6 reputation thing that's…
  • Update: Reset my HUD completely - first used the "reset HUD settings to default" in Options - no luck. Did F12 then Shift & Escape to reset the positions of everything in my HUD, it came back. So I checked the F12 thing again, and there is no box to "hide" or otherwise reposition the event schedule on the map... Because…
  • I chuckled when, during Time & Tide, my Fed'Hadar was getting all the "peace loving hippy" commentary, and my head was going "you know, I'm from one of the most destructive races in the Galaxy and my body count puts Admiral Kills'Em'All to shame." This is why everyone was saying J'H belong to the KDF and KDF only - at…
  • And I have 50+ ships to claim and like 14 or so slots for them. So it's not just the handful of clicks to "claim" the ships, it's having to get a ship selector working and then dismissing 13ish ships so that I can head over to claim more. And for a Jemmie that might only "keep" two or three, because his plan is to get…
  • 1. This is Star Trek. Something tells me that if this were "generic space MMO", I'd probably be long gone. 2. Relative Single-Player friendliness. I don't need a group to get my fix. Now why am I one of the "show up for certain events / new content, otherwise check in periodically" types? 1. Perceived biases against my…
  • The "harm" comes from the contradictory nature of the two systems. The minute someone plays queue X for the Yth time (the exact amount to have "earned" enough marks to "buy" the prize), if the RNG hasn't coughed it up, there's gonna be a complaint about why the item in question wasn't added to the Guaranteed Buy…
  • So, are you saying they launched STO TMP Era back in Season 4, with the code "install next Tuesday"?
  • What "market" are you pandering to? The one that's trying to earn more then vendor but less than "stock" price (aka most vendor trash), or the "profit" markets (keys, rare items) that "most" exchange PvPers are actually engaged in? If it's the first, that's a lot of work for something that most likely would be best…
  • Some of my best runs came with me in my sci ship tailing a Scimitar. Scimmy pulled the waves allowing me to sneak my (then Solanae Sci-Scort) in to pop the rift, maybe with a touch of "here's a Grav Well to keep the enemy tight while your powers are on cooldown) then me go all "escort" on the satellite guards while his…
  • Did you ever see the thread "who would by your Voice Actor if you could have one play your character in-game"? The moment that the PC got any kind of actual voice acting the playerbase would insist "upon death" that STO miraculously find some way to incorporate their chosen voice actor (and exact voice used, I have a…
  • I'm willing to say that with Saavik being a Vulcan/Romulan (and therefore probably too impulsive for her own good), along with whatever havoc the Genesis Effect played with her biology (especially if she did wind up with Spock's kid from that Pon Farr) means that despite the fact that she could be Admiral T'Nae's…
  • Been a while since I was a gold (regular old active subscription) but this is what I (vaguely) remember: If I was on at "dil-o-clock" (thinking Midnight GMT, 7pm Central Time US) then the 8k daily refine automatically "went off". If I wasn't on at the right time, as part of my first login for the day the auto-refine would…
  • Ack. The master plan for deterring the "blue plague" has been found out! By "boring" the daylights out of many a Feddie we were hoping they'd no-show and make the other races look... fuller.... I just wonder if TOS Feds get their own vote or if they'd have to be part and parcel of the regular Federation...
  • Depends on the goal. If the "drive" is to spur massive amounts of player engagement "only when an event" is on, then yes, NW's "announce it at all times" methodology is ideal. If the "drive" is to spur consistent daily log-ons no matter what may be going on (or not), then random "unannounced" prize packs (read: "thank you…
  • Double check your C-store's Promotions tab. Both the TOS-crew and Mirror Admiral Leeta HoloBOff "promotions" were issued close to a year ago to a lot of people, you probably have them and don't realize it.
  • The ultimate difference(s) between the two are summed up thusly: Trek is supposed to be "our" future, what humanity can achieve if a savant rocket scientist creates FTL drive and is seen by Vulcan "explorers" in what, 250 years from now? Star Wars takes place "in a galaxy far far away", absolutely no relation to Earth, at…
  • And part of the "fun" is that this is a "pseudo-PvP" in which the participants race to collect 3x purples then get to see which of the players that did so can "win" the launch... And it can get... disconcerting... to see that after "convincing" the RNG to cough up 3x purples (only happened to me twice this event out of 4…
  • I thought it was "General Cryptic Design Philosophy" that Cmdr. Specialist seats are only available on the "flagships" of the class (ie, the ones that are sold in the $120 megabundles) and ships from "limited time only" promotions, DOff pack / R&D pack ones. Since the Verne (T6 Wells) is, like my Pathfinder from the intel…
  • Hmmm... 7 Episodes here in April, about a half dozen more this fall, if the usual 6 months between "seasons/massive releases" is continued... Sounds like 12+ episodes here in 2018 to me, which matches or even exceeds the called for desire... So, the "answer" to this is only to play one mission of the story per month, and…