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  • > @evilmark444 said: > They made it pretty clear on one of the Livestreams that the Eisenberg was the only time they planned on using a Federation ship for a holiday event reward. Planned at the time of that stream, plans can change we all know this, as much as we know that the reason some ships are lockbox or promo isn't…
  • True IIRC it was because of the interest shown by players they did the work to make it playable, so if enough interest is shown it's possible we'll get this bridge too.
  • On the other hand the Callies are suppose to be bottom rung ships and not really that uncommon. Also I've heard of just one ship (type) being a lockbox/promo ship by CBS mandate and that was the Connie, everything else been Cryptic or PWE marketing division (and now probably Gearbox marketing division).
  • Cage is pre-DSC as parts of it are mentioned in DSC though the details are spoilers so I won't mention them here.
  • Honestly only a few vanity shields are "color neutral" in terms of what they're trying to depict, a Romulan shield in neon yellow and pink would no longer be a Romulan shield (as Romulans never used those colors in their ship designs and neither did the Remans, which is where the Romulan rep vanity is based). And that's…
  • Besides from what I've gathered from the dev comments the "mirror us" is really only taking some visual customization options and Cryptic doesn't have (or doesn't have it for STO) the tech to mimic our character (which is why there's preset powers instead of using our Player Character skills). Thus they can't show the ship…
  • None that I know of but then I've not checked recently
  • I can remember exactly once I had anything resembling 30 min boot times and that once when Cryptic had just launched the finale for the Klingon Civil War arc and the whole game was messed up, other then that anything more then 1 min would be abnormal for me (that 56 sec boot I typed about earlier there that was from the…
  • Thing is that extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof (and that is extraordinarily strong proof, not extraordinarily stupid/weak proof) and the claim you're having 15 to 30 times longer load times then pretty much anyone else who has responded here and that is somehow Cryptic's fault is very much an extraordinary…
  • If I got 1/10 of that boot time I'd be worried, I normally boot in less then a 1 minute and my PC isn't exactly top of line by any realistic standards. I've never gotten more then 10 mins(in fact probably not even more then 3 mins) from the time I press my desktop short cut to the moment I can move my character. EDIT:I…
  • Honestly it's not even that odd most franchises take a bit to get their universe standardized and TOS lasted only for 3 seasons during a time when such consistency wasn't seen as important. I mean this isn't something that happens just in Star Trek either, IIRC early some Doctor Who Episodes implied (but never outright…
  • Well I'd honestly dismiss those are "early installment weirdness" as TVtropes likes to call it. As far as I can recall no Trek series or movie made between 1979 and 2005 treated UFP as having ever been anything else then a Federal Republic similar to USA or Germany and by extension UFP Starfleet having been anything else…
  • Yeah from what I've heard one of the reasons the TOS uniform colors were so bright was that people with color TVs could tell those uniforms had different colors as less saturated colors could seem similar (I was born in 1982 so I've not personally seen TOS transmitted on 1960s color TV set so I can't confirm it this). Also…
  • Also the medical and science colors are slightly a different shades of blue
  • I'd say Pakleds are cunning like the orks/orcs in the Warhammer franchice are cunning, not "smart" but you underestimate them at your own peril.
  • Yeah player made scripts would be a pain legally not mention everything still technically has to be approved by CBS, while currently mainly a formality, with player made scripts it would be different. Now the idea of a "bottle episode" using pre-made assets isn't a bad one, it would have to be done with Cryptic's writers,…
  • maybe it was smart spy or may he was just that stupid, that's what makes the Pakleds so dangerous you can't be sure, so it's not a case of everyone grabbing the idiot ball (or this case racism ball) and thinking all Pakleds are stupid and letting them do what they want but rather majority of Pakleds are just as stupid as…
  • Well it helps that the Pakled lack on intellect isn't 100% fake either but they're something of a race of Idiot savants, above average on some aspects (they have to be to get those frankenships of theirs to work at all) but below average on others and consistently so (meaning they stop acting "dumb" if they think they're…
  • I dunno if it was mentioned but the Alliance Raider has animations as well (rather complex ones too).
  • Well the thing is and this is no secret either, that Cryptic was given way too little time to do STO by Atari back in the days as result there was a lot of sub-optimal solutions to coding problems and not enough reporting on how this was done. As a result the current team has the task of trying to guess what the original…
  • The Intrepid has animations as well (for the Nacelles)
  • No, the game is hard coded with blue (fed) and red (kdf) factions and currently teaming between those factions or a third neutral faction aren't possible. Even Romulan and Jemhadar have pick an ally to use most systems in the game. Just make it 100% sure fed and kdf pick their faction at character creation and it cannot be…
  • The Rigelian tell you either to clear the ships near Jupiter station or to close the portals and he does it every other second until you do it. It's bloody annoying, I know what to do without being reminded about it that often I'm not that old yet.
  • Voyager is present at the fight it can be hard to see but she's present.
  • Well to be fair it would sound like something Q would do if he was bored.
  • The Background noise at ESD wouldn't be too bad (it's kind of like the PA at an airport) if there's more the 5 lines (well I dunno how many lines there are exactly but there's way too few).
  • Could be my group couldn't hit 30% and I only noticed it wasn't at 0% like previously.
  • Exactly especially because some issues aren't bugs per se, that is to say there's nothing technically wrong in code but rather there's a slight inefficiency in some system that's causing issues on another unrelated system and as I said before that chain is rarely simple or quick to isolate and correct. Lets take that…
  • I dunno about ships but both DS9 and Terok Nor seemed to be able to take a beating much better compared how they used to when I did the TFO today, my pug group wasn't able to drop Terok Nor even once, where it used to be quite common for it drop to 0% health several times during the TFO previously. Note that Leeta still…
  • The thing about the TOS phaser (which I mentioned in the "Blue Phaser" thread is that the sound effect was never meant to be repeated with such frequency it is in STO, so 1of them firing with a fairly low ROF isn't too bad, but 6-8 at once with a typical STO ROF is aural torture, that's why I like the Advanced phasers…