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  • It's absolutely dismissive, yes. This topic has been broached many times, most of them by you. None of the points you have made or the "solutions" you have suggested are anything that hasn't been proposed and shot down many times before. The topic is dismissed because again, the problem is one with you personally and it's…
  • No, because there is no issue to resolve. Pretty much this. The 'issue' is entirely on your end. The only one that can resolve it is you. The rest of us are fine.
  • I will say one thing positive about the new login screen.. At least I don't have to look at it for very long. That's all I have.
  • I am right there at the front of the line when it's time to call out Cryptic for being shady, but this is certainly not one of those times. Lets remember, you have opted to complete a fleet activity by yourself. You are doing something that was built with the intention of occupying a dozen or more players for a significant…
  • The program you want is called Voice Attack. The interface is very simple and easy to use. You just assign a key to the thing you want done and then in the software you put the phrase it should listen for. For example, you set 'fire all weapons' to F, then you tell Voice Attack when you say 'Fire everything' it simply…
  • Just to address a couple people that addressed me.. I have not had a thread I started be locked, you are correct. I have however, seen several threads of which I was part of the conversation, get locked and edited for forum violations that were, at least in my opinion, invalid. The reason is usually to defend Cryptic from…
  • You would need to express your opinion on reddit. It's not a great solution, but it's the only one you have. I can't go into my opinion because literally everything is a violation of some rule on this board, but I will say that the issue is not all of the moderators, it's one specific person. You will need to give your…
  • For my needs, the Styx is superior to this one.. I just like the cosmetic options which I was able to use during the time when it was bugged. I already have a Styx that looks like an Acheron, so I can pass on this one. Might hold onto the event reward until I can use it on this ship if I really want it. Either way,…
  • I have never played an MMO that wasn't like this.. they all have their specific names that are banned for whatever reason. It's just a part of online games, you will see it pretty much everywhere. Just pick a different name and carry on, it's really not a big deal. There are an endless supply of names that the game will…
  • Agreed, this is much better.. thanks Kael.
  • I will just say one thing.. I have always been respectful when interacting directly with Cryptic staff and have always encouraged others to follow suit in the interest of fostering further communication. The hostility comes when we are met with promises of 'better communication' immediately followed by long bouts of total…
  • And here you have nailed the true crux of the issue. If Cryptic didn't want to go back and spend time actively reducing the spam on current items or putting the work into a system to disable VFX on demand, there is an even easier method then any of that. You simply make the newest gear 'non flashy.' Newer players will use…
  • It's crazy how much Cryptic has devoted to visual spam despite constant requests from players to go the exact opposite direction. I can only assume that their metrics show that items with excessive visuals are more popular then those without them, that's only a guess of course. It's clear though that they're devoted to the…
  • Good stuff, hope it helps those having issues with loadouts.
  • It's a good idea, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. Things like this usually fall into one of 2 categories.. 1. We don't have time. 2. It's too hard. Just assume it's covered by one of those, good idea though!
  • *Enter condescending moderator to hand wave any concern anyone has that doesn't align with his own.* Coming out every week to just say the same things isn't passing on information and is a legitimate concern/complaint. We are constantly told something will be 'looked into' and that's the last we hear of it, we should just…
  • I love the idea, even though I just know I would get at least one person that would accept my help and then yell at me for killing everything too quickly. :lol: Still, it's a very cool idea.. I mean there are players all around the game just running around doing nothing.. makes sense to give them the option to actually…
  • Agreed, these things are pretty much worthless. Same stuff every week, just more promises to 'look into' everything with no follow up. I am not sure why he even bothers. And yeah, Kael laughing at someone else's poor communication skills is the most insanely hilarious thing I have heard in a long time. Pot, Kettle, Black.
  • This statement makes absolutely no sense. Those that currently use the system without problem would absolutely be effected by it's removal. I use it all the time to swap between DPS and Tank oriented loadouts on a few of my ships and would be most irritated if the system was just removed. Again, I am not trying to…
  • None of your ideas are bad, I just don't know how effective they would be. First, you have to remember that PvP'ers are already a very small subset of the player base. You would be marketing to those in the PvP community that are willing to pay for cosmetics, which again.. would be a subset within a subset. That is a very…
  • PvP will never be fair in a game that sells power. Yes, it really is that simple. And the sooner everyone learns to except it, the better. STO sells power, some people will pay more then others and those people will always have an advantage. STO is not a PvP game, sorry.. but it's just that simple. The only solution to…
  • It actually does work for some people and has for a long time. Like most of what you post, that's simply not true. The loadout system was very frequently requested prior to it's implementation.
  • What exactly is forcing you to use a loadout? You are perfectly free to put things on your ship and just not save it as a loadout, not sure where the 'forcing' is coming into play.
  • Fair point, and I do agree that newer players are kind of 'up against it' when it comes to gear. There are so many good items in this game that are staples of DPS oriented builds that are either no longer available, or only available at a prohibitive cost. The league tries to make clear that builds posted are suggestions,…
  • The DPS Skill Tree is perfectly fine for new or veteran players. As stated before though, it's one of many parts of a build and just copying a skill tree and expecting to be invincible is unrealistic for any player of any skill level. There is plenty of easily obtainable gear from missions and reputations that will, in…
  • Again, while your frustration is understandable and justified.. the point of having it is the fact that it works for some of us. Today's patch includes several fixes for the loadout system, I hope those resolve at least some of the issues people are having. I wish I could tell you why the system works perfectly fine for me…
  • You're not wrong, telling people the odds doesn't really seem to effect people's willingness to buy. This though, in my opinion, is an argument in favor of posting the odds. If it's not going to dramatically hurt sales (or might not effect it at all) then there is no downside. There is never a downside to transparency…
  • For the consumables, it's a bit of a pain, but there is a fix. You want to delete all the extra consumables from your inventory as well as your personal bank. Set up your ship with your consumables slotted, but no other consumables of the same type in your inventory or your bank. If you save your loadout while you have no…
  • Your not in the minority, not at all. When people use a game feature, and it works as intended, they simply use the feature and move on. When players attempt to use a feature and it doesn't work, that is when you see complaints. So of course, the majority of voices on forums about the Loadout system are about how it…