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  • A lot of this stuff is pretty sad. I stopped playing at DR, the pattern was clear then, the direction, highly unlikely to be reversed, now all this time later I still check in, and I see not only has it continued but gotten far worse, logging in is a terrible experience. Its funny seeing all the fanboys during DR turn into…
  • For me, power creep is the largest issue, with bugs a very close 2nd place. When the game becomes as stupidly easy as it is right now, when you can overpower everything in every ship without thinking, it becomes no fun, which means everything you do is a grind, its boring, and its a timesink. My bet, if the game as fun…
  • Still trying to figure out how to get the bikini to cover both the nacelles and the deflector dish, this isn't trivial work.
  • This is a statement that shows you really have no clue how to run or design a MMO. Every player has metrics that are important. Just because they aren't going to pay you money, doesn't mean you don't use those players to make you money. F2P MMOs are a grind because of the 95%, you need essentially 20 people to grind so the…
  • I'm a bit surprised at all the F2P model love for STO. You people realize that its the "amazing" model that has directly lead to massive game ruining power creep? Not sure how great that is. So far I'm really a fan of SWTOR, just sub, the game is super fun, no hassles, no bugging for money, no power creep, just fun. Its…
  • Uh well no, you can assign other Boffs to positions and they won't be called up in messages. There isn't an always first flag. The problem with the romulan arc is the missions directly call Tovan, they don't call the first officer position or chief medical officer. Its a mistake, they could fix it, they likely won't…
  • Argument would be valid, except they gave Roms +1 Boff seating a while back to make up for Torvan? There isn't any downside to him really. The outrage is solely based on the fact that "the man" is forcing it upon people.
  • Why on earth would anyone want to grind such a boring mind numbing task like this for no reason?
  • A lot of people really don't understand the whole Cogent situation and what the problem is. Its really a shame this is allowed to happen, and of course this is corporate America, where responsibility is just a dream. PWE purchases a service from Cogent, Cogent fails to deliver to the standard needed for gamers. This is…
  • Tripp and Malcolm on Risa? they kind of failed it
  • I'm pretty sure its a fact that all Iconians live in their parents basement, and given 200,000 years anyone living in their parents basement are unlikely to figure out how to breed.
  • Its shocking there is so much CDF out here. This bug happened to me too, funny, it ended up being the thing that killed the game for me. My boffs bugged, unslot, its happened a lot before. I use the loadout to bring it back like normal (sad state that is normal) but nothing happens. I reslot the boffs manually only to find…
  • This has been the problem for a long time with STO, narrow sighted revenue stream. Double down on store ships then lock box ships, then pack ships making them more and more ridiculously expensive every time until you hit the wall and start sliding down. There is a crater in the wall now, and nobody has had the foresight to…
  • Alien Domain isn't going to be any threat.. to anything. It looks like a generic browser game someone plastered star trek graphics on.
  • SWTOR is a subscription game with a F2P option that is no more P2W then STO. So if you think SWTOR is P2W, then STO is, they are in the same boat. Right here you've just admited STO was P2W. The difference with SWTOR is if you sub, all the grinding, locks and everything but cosmetics is taken out of the equation, you are…
  • You keep arguing the same bad point. This is how F2P works, in fact it is F2P, the rich buy stuff and the poor people grind and trade their time to the rich people. This is how developers monetize people who won't pay for the game, believe it or not NOTHING is free. The difference is not all F2P games are P2W. Take a game…
  • Too much over reaction. MMOs are hard to kill, many first gen MMOs are still running in maintenance mode, so at worst STO goes into the dirt cheap maintenance mode. As for Smirk's story, I always thought the job was done poorly, but if it is as restrictive as claimed it wouldn't be shocking. Most management really excel at…
  • Not really, it is the spirt of the definition. Attempting to pick it apart, find ways around it, or justify it; just because you want to defend the game is tiresome. It is what it is, like it, don't, whatever, but don't pretend its something else by putting a dress and make up on it. Check the other MMO game forums out…
  • Wrong, they sold it to someone, doesn't have to be you, the power was sold for money
  • If people aren't intelligent enough to figure out what win means then rearrange it. Does Cryptic sell power for real money that you can't get otherwise in game? Yes. Case closed.
  • I wonder why people are shocked by this. DR launched, doom, EP bailed out before stuff hit the fan, people got fired for low revenues. Guarantee NWN is in the same boat, they are following the exact same unsustainable development cycle. Cryptic isn't bringing nearly enough to support their staff compared to before, this…
  • Oh no, don't pretend you aren't paying. You either put in cash or time so others put in cash. Its P2W period. I have no desire to grind on boring low quality stuff, I'd rather work overtime and pay, if the stuff isn't worth paying for, I don't play. If a person thinks that wasting endless hours grinding isn't paying, they…
  • It took them a couple years to release most of the good C store ships, then another couple years to release the fleet variants of it. Its no surprise how long it'll take to release T6 then fleet T6
  • Answers like this need to be ignored. STO is 100% P2W, to get the best stuff someone had to pay for it. You can grind a crazy amount to get your stuff for "free" but someone paid cryptic, then you paid them with your time/grinding. Kids don't value their time, adults that make real money do. There are some items and powers…
  • At this point nerfing A2B Doffs is just piling on more of the same not so well thought out fixes as before. The game needs major combat changes to become fun again, A2B was balanced before, don't treat the symptoms, treat the cause. ' The minute NPCs do enough damage to challenge players to use real heals then A2B Doff…
  • I've always wanted to use this thing in a build because I love the effects, too bad the performance is so terrible on it.
  • This is really nothing new, its been talked about for 15+ years and its the reason there aren't a lot of real economies in games. Most games you buy stuff, its an expense, your money is gone for entertainment. The minute you bring in a real economy, you purchase assets, inventory, you can be taxed by having items that…
  • Wasn't this "new idea" around back when S6 launched? It didn't happen then, and the game wasn't a complete mess back then.. now what hope is there?
    in Fleet wars Comment by nicha0 March 2015
  • I think you don't understand how the economy works. The exchange has always been full of greedy people, they aim to control the market and set prices. Don't want to be a part of it? Don't, you really don't need to in STO.
  • The entire thread is a bit TL;DR but.. It really seems everyone is not getting why Cryptic is doing this, not sure why, its very obvious, however I guess we are all a bit too self absorbed? This isn't about us, its about new players. Clearly DR has burned its bridges, the old money isn't there, they need new money. Player…