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  • That's because Cryptic's devs don't have the creativity capability, or resources to write or develop gameplay with dialogue and agency options. They're all stuck in the Federation Uber Alles mentality(they have been for at least a decade), and unable to write even antagonists/villains well. All the players are railroaded…
  • Only because of censorship and extra protection of certain groups of people above others. Though it depends on what you benchmark for the term "awful." I would say that there are certain aspects in the Star Trek fandom that are just as bad, if not worse than the 40k. In 40k, there are no real "good guy factions." Even the…
  • Part of the dislike, is from the fact that Cryptic only knows how to write railroading stories, with no choice/agency in the dialogue options, and to retcon for more noblebright skub. They decided to whitewash the Klingons in that mission by removing that part about the torture of the Federation captain. And no more…
  • Cryptic never implemented the hero to rogue to vigilante to villain system, or the Praetorian vs Resistance system for City of Heroes/City of Villains. That was Paragon Studios and NCSoft. Paragon Studios took over and improved CoH/CoV when Cryptic left to go make Champions Online. The Going Rogue expansion happened years…
  • It may have "worked" for a short period of time, if you call it dropping to what...495-496ish at BEST for a few days, working. But then Cryptic had to sabotage that with another Zen store sale before the vanity shield FOMO week ended. *Points to Cryptic also having 2 Zen store sales of the 10th anniversary bundle within…
  • Nah. In this case, the sarcasm is a welcome bit of levity.
  • Which version of Skeletor are we talking about? Original comics Skeletor? Skeletor from the 80s cartoon? Skeletor from the Dolph Lundgren movie? Skeletor from the early 2000s cartoon? Nu-Skeletor from the disaster of this new dumpster fire of a show that Netflix pumped out for the Teela and girlfriend show?
  • The biggest problem is the writing. And the villain decay from making the Borg to be jobbers for squash matches, to use a few pro wrestling terms here. The writing is trash on the same tier as that of WWE's writing. When it comes to villains here, they're either reduced to jokes that slip on banana peels and made to be…
  • This does look nice. Very sleek. I always appreciated the dark chromed look of the Reman and T6 Romulan rep vanity shields.
  • The forums are the least communicated source for Captain Leaver to utilize. And in the past, he announced he would be more communicative. Did I say that the solution was a flick of the switch? That does seem to be your go-to defense line to excuse them for ignoring the signs of a problem because their vision is obscured by…
  • Queue up "Rock Shop" by the late, great Basil Poledouris with regards to the visual update for the D'Derpidex. Especially when you look at the front of the D'Derpidex, and consider how agile/mobile it is.
  • You guys don't know? She's for certain players, with Cryptic thanking them for their unwavering loyalty. None of you got the email?
  • The first cut was with the 2nd launch of the Phoenix Pack years ago, when they sabotaged it with a simultaneous key sale. Then it was the death of a thousand cuts with sale after sale after sale over time, sometimes even throwing 3 different sales simultaneously, with nothing to act as the dilithium pressure release valve.…
  • Trying to shut off communication from those that are aggravated? While we wait for Community Manager Captain Leaver to pop back in and communicate here on any updates? Assuming that he can be bothered to do so? That's what Cryptic is hoping for. For the talk to die down, for people to accept and move on or forget, because…
  • They did. For their unwavering loyalty. All of the above rewards. You didn't get the email? >.>
  • Or every time Cryptic sabotages what could be a good idea with alleviating the dilithium exchange, with a zen store sale(or in this case, multiple sales all happening at once).
  • Allow us to trade up on Phoenix Pack tokens. From green to gold, 3-5-7-9-11 or some number, even a flat number. Flash sales of something exotic in the dilithium store, such as a uniform or ship that's pulled from the lobi store for a brief window.
  • If they're actually serious about having dil sinks work better, they wouldn't sabotage them with all the frequent sales in the zen store. This one barely worked, because of all the sales drek that was going on simultaneously. Yes, I know that there's a "schedule" on sales, but Cryptic is also choosing to roll that sale…
  • Because they consciously made the choice to cut out the subscription option. Key word being OPTION. Cryptic willingly kicked money off the table, turning their nose up at it. Whether or not it made huge money, it still made them money when they offered the subscription option.
  • I went with the Section 31, only barely beating out the Ba'ul vanity shield. The Section 31 shield visual reminds me of the Skunk Works jets, or carbon fiber found in fast cars. The Ba'ul has that smooth, glossy wet "midnight ocean" look to it. To me, one of the worst is the Medical shield. Like the Hot Dog Stand option…
  • Another finger would curl on the monkey paw if you were to get your wish. Because it would come attached with something that you didn't bargain for.
  • Been over a year since I last posted on these forums. Right now, I'm getting my Schadenfreude tickled something fierce. Seeing one player saying that my having alt pylons for generating dil is evil, or that my "fun is wrong," regardless of why I would do such a thing(raising a small fleet by throwing refined pink rock into…
  • Sid Haig still has not been added, almost a year after he passed away. Threads and posts have been made on reddit and the forums here to bring attention to this, and ignored.
  • You can walk away. It would be difficult to do. But you choose to return. It is what it is. I myself, am choosing a different path. Maybe your choice here will lead to a better experience. Before too long, only threads giving praise to Cryptic and the mods will be the only things allowed. With hymns, and holy oil…
  • (Trolling comments moderated out. - BMR)
  • Well, gives me time to go play XCOM 2 or DDO. Or peruse my Subverse 2020 calendar. >:) Gonna enjoy this vacation from a Cryptic game. Maybe in the future, the idea of giving a patch a rigorous testing on the tribble server before foisting it on the guinea pigs who play on live would be looked closer at. Especially if…
  • Feds already have access to a cross-faction BoP. The Batman popsicle temporal raider ship. Comes in the same bundle as the "Wells with a Weight Problem" temporal dreadnought ship, aka the Chronos. All those opportunities for a T6 Ha'feh, or T6 Ha'nom, just pissed away. Or a Romulan D-7. Or a Romulan T6 carrier in the zen…
  • Hybrid of ALL the factions you say? Where's the Romulan influence? It sure as hell isn't in the core, since it's not using a singularity core for the power plant that's prevalent of a WARBIRD. Singularity powers? Nope, not without a singularity core. So that Romulan/Reman gimmick is out the window. Oh wait...the Romulan…
  • Contains nothing really unless you're a fedophile. Tried to claim on my redside main for the bank space and backpack space, and was denied. Bridge Officer is Bound to Account, but can't be opened except for blueside/blue-aligned. Congrats to all blueside players though, for getting something out of this giveaway.
  • I believe that the Butcher Bay game of the Chronicles of Riddick franchise is considered canon as well.