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  • This. "Best practice" for those trying to min-max their time with these endeavors might dictate you go stand in a pool on Nukara or apply a self-damaging ability in space. But there's nothing in the design of the game requiring that behavior. Personal conventions =/= commandments from on high. If you're experiencing…
  • It could have also been targeted at a background issue *besides* frequently reported lag symptoms, identified or introduced with the Thursday maintenance. There's no reason why all maintenance tasks must deal with the same singular problem (because it's affecting enough players in the community to influence the zeitgeist).…
  • It could, and it would be a "Cheyenne" per the class definition. The Cheyenne retrofit had assault cruiser seating with star cruiser seating, a combination which is not at all desirable these days. See. the Princeton. It's a massive step up but probably the least desirable ship of the bundle for "suboptimal" seating. Which…
  • Jesse Heinig was recently promoted up to lead content designer. Not sure if anyone's filling the "creative director" role at STO, but I would think it would just fold into Paul (writer) and/or Jesse's and/or Thomas's wheelhouse.
  • All reputation gear starts at XII. To retrofit reps to be unlocked at lower levels, every single item that has ever been produced for reps would need to be manually converted to level less. Every single boxed item, every single project payout, accounting for the XIII UR upgrades received from admiralty (they'd require a…
  • It's surmountable. The issue is that the xbox, PC, and Sony versions of the game were built for each platform and not interoperability. That would have taken more resources which, at the time STO was released on consoles, wasn't likely to play out well as Sony/Microsoft were far less interested in crossplatform play then.…
  • Right, so after testing out 3/4 ships (didn't get the Princeton yet): holy TRIBBLE. This is my favorite set of new ships Cryptic's introduced in one go. Ahwahnee: Don't be a coward, fill this thing with ALL the pet spam you can Atlantis: TAC/SCI doom boat with a bit of build tweaking Chekov: Crossfield with a big gun It…
  • It's been more than a year since the last time we ran Pahvo. https://www.playstartrekonline.com/en/news/article/11522073
  • Some folks (ex. Sutherland) also interpreted the change over as showing political shift in the Empire in some great Foundry missions. Yellow for one regime, Red for the next. Purple we can retroactively interpret as the fleet of Emperor Boimler.
  • Such as? Atrox and Jupiter are your other science carriers with an eng lean (in the c-store) and I find it disingenuous to say they're better sci carriers to a dual spec MW/CMD rocking a hangar pet apocalypse buff universal console (and 5 eng AND 5 sci consoles). Your other choices are either leaning full sci (Jem'Hadar…
  • I wasn't into carriers but over the last year I've become VERY into carriers thanks to the major buffs they've received through new gear (see. Advanced eng consoles, the Hydra, and even the Rex's console). It's really worth branching out if "they just never grab me" because there's a viable and accessible path to making…
  • It's cross compatible with the Cheyenne IIRC. Ie. you can use it with the new T6 version of that ship. The benefit of the constellation in the bundle is that you don't have to buy the dilithium store version or the Picard bundle to use the costume here.
  • Cryptic may not care if the secondary market of individual buys kicks up to cover the cost, as these are all new dual spec FED ships with better than average (at least) layouts and fresh looks from usual FED design without the stink of a FOMO heavy package lording above it (undermining appeal via what *could* have been for…
  • The reason its included is that it's a Borg-tech ship. The other candidate bricks aren't available. Cryptic's other in-theme choice was the Parliament and that's notoriously suboptimal and something streamers were fearing prior to announcement (ie. providing direct negative feedback on, which events have lined up with).…
  • Jurati's Borg Queen outfit would be my guess if they continue the pattern. It's *elaborate* though and the character art team is eternally strapped for time, so I wouldn't be surprised if they give ground costumes a miss this year and go for a new assimilated Borg ship vanity item/set. Also if Cryptic's looking for an…
  • That might not be something consumers latch onto when the Lafayette was already included in a cross faction bundle and the Constellation is included in the Picard bundle. The distinction is that it's a recent Mudd bundle but drawing the line there vs. Picard (similar price points, recently pushed) seems a little arbitrary…
  • At a certain point, probably this year, Thomas is going to be looking at two choices for established FED ships (that aren't from new series) to launch to the c-store. 1) Yeager 2) Typhoon Then we'll have to get it.
  • In the Foundry we relied a lot on generic props (ie. data pads), repurposed consoles, and invisible interaction volumes over NPCs (see. scanning body). Cryptic builds new consoles reliably for new interior sets, so on the environmental art side I think Cryptic wouldn't have much trouble populating a handful of objects to…
  • I'm on the virtually no lag side currently, but had big rubberbanding and frequent ability misfires during the initial onset of *the lag troubles*. Ie. I'm fine but perhaps only because of favorable factors mitigating symptoms. I have consistent non-catastrophic timeouts around Boston with tracert and pathping tests.…
  • The question for saving a skin like the Melbourne is whether 1) something else (ex. Ross-inspired Nebula) wouldn't be a better a bigger draw vs. bundling an additional Nebula variant in the Melbourne (it's not quite zero-sum) and 2) Cryptic wants to take on that extra skin project down the road. It really depends on…
  • The older lobi armor giveaways have been really nice. They can't be sold on the exchange and cost a fair amount of lobi, so the opportunity hits the good gift mark of "something you wouldn't get for yourself but would still quite enjoy."
  • Going to throw in my location/ISP info here as I *did* have some lag early on and I'm still seeing bad hops in the Boston area in the diagnostic tests (ie. can't rule out its not still hitting at a low level but my particulars are mitigating impact better than others). Posted to the twitter thread as well. Location:…
  • Just left the above rant to the mods. When you're aggressively clipping and quote spamming for contradictions, wide of any points actually posed, a constructive user should know its time to pack it up and let the tangent rest, irrespective of their feelings on the matter. That's especially true when the matter can be…
  • https://twitter.com/AmbassadorKael/status/1756009587650838978 Kael's asking for ISP and location data to diagnose the problem, not "live streamer data" or youtube videos (which can only provide nuance on how lag is manifesting, the when and where is a convenience aid to written reports, which here only spottily replicates…
  • For any issue you're likely to have as a consumer then STO support's going to be your best option. https://support.playstartrekonline.com/hc/en-us/ Reaching to a head honcho's email account for something like "I AM FRUSTRATED ABOUT LAG" or "I need help with the game" is only going to get punted back down to regular…
  • I haven't had that experience at all lately (both advanced and elite during active US times). The question's always going to be how many people are manually queuing vs. how many people are joining RFTO's. And these populations are split between three difficulty levels now. If there's an over-abundance of people queuing for…
  • *Facepalm* You do realize that a negative test result is STILL an informative test result? You run these test to remove things from consideration as well as to ID a cause if something falls out. Eg. user, regional, and Cryptic ISP issues. It's also not "a problem with the servers" (globally) if not everyone is experiencing…
  • I've had both Bajor and Miner Inst. recently and those went fine. It's very possible for example with of Bajor that someone (new to the TFO) just screwed up. The timing then just reflects the opportunities for a Leeroy Jenkins moment to end the match, with intent presumed after the fact from the surprise of the unlucky…