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[Spoiler] - 2017/2018 - "Hell Freezes Over"

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     –  Last edited by Bridger; Wed 11 Jan, 2017 1:44 PM.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/sto/comment...iew_season_12/

    Listen to the whole interview here: http://priorityonepodcast.com/po300/
    • PvP revamp is a top priority. Yep. That's not a typo, LOL.
    • AOY will hit consoles "very soon." (This seems sorta obvious by their recent blogs.)
    • The current story arc will take us into 2018, and it will be a tribute of sorts to TNG's 30th anniversary (no promises on major TNG talent yet. Interesting, too, since we're dealing with the DS9-centric Tzenkethi.)
    • Kits R&D school is coming (as Tribble shows us), and the "mod changer" will happen at some point, but "is not being actively worked on at this time." (Odd, then, given the ominous "Re-engineering" tab on Tribble. Geko is confident it will happen, so it sounds like there is a plan.)
    • The 7th anniversary will feature the Lukari triangle ship reward, the FE featuring Tony Todd (strongly hinted that the calendar will flip to 2411), and the other mini-games will come back. It will be "bigger" than previous anniversary events. (The Kits School will likely be a part of it, but it sounds like there is more. Blog coming soon.)
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    The current story arc will take us into 2018, and it will be a tribute of sorts to TNG's 30th anniversary (no promises on major TNG talent yet. Interesting, too, since we're dealing with the DS9-centric Tzenkethi.)
    Considering the rough timing of the war between the Federation and the Tzenkethi (early in Sisko's career and before most of the DS9 crew's careers), it would make more sense for the TNG senior staff to include veterans than DS9's.
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    Considering the rough timing of the war between the Federation and the Tzenkethi (early in Sisko's career and before most of the DS9 crew's careers), it would make more sense for the TNG senior staff to include veterans than DS9's.
    True and in that episode it was only mentioned that Sisko fought them under Admiral Layton on the USS Okinawa before he became the XO on the USS Saratoga, so we don't no when Tzenkethi War took place but it could be that it happened before the launch of the Enterprise-D or very shortly after.
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    #4
    Hasn't PvP revamp been on the cards since like, forever?

    I wonder what they are planning.
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    After doing research it has been suggested that the war took place in the early 2360s, but it is one of those aspects of the Trek universe that has basically not been discussed, other than the fact they are there, and only mentioned once or twice.

    PvP revamp would be quite nice though, that has needed some TLC since the game launched, as I don't think it has changed much (if I'm wrong, then my bad )
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    PvP revamp would be quite nice though, that has needed some TLC since the game launched, as I don't think it has changed much (if I'm wrong, then my bad )
    Nope you are not, PvP has become far worse than you could potentially imagine.
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    On the one hand its gecko who said it (again), on the other hand both the jj conni and end game conni, as well an end game kdf sci ship exist and 2016 and 2017 probaly too showed themself as complety crazy in any possible way.

    I don't even know to react to anything nowadays.
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    #8
    They are saying something different this time - "top of the list" is a pretty substantial list from "not this next season but hopefully the next one after that," where PVP's been sitting for so long as a future priority but never THE priority. Maybe season 13, but I'd bank on them calling it a full titled expansion instead. That could mean only one season between AoY and the PVP expansion, or it could mean pushing the revamp into 2018, or it could mean they're going to skip a mid-season like they did last year, which with a full season at the anniversary instead of a mid-season like previous years, they could squeeze three major patches this year.
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    PvP Revamp?

    I can not see Cryptic ever touching their previous game system and rebalance everything without drawing the scorn from a large portion of the existing player base. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... there was the game called Star Wars Galaxies and its developers changed their game radically with the arrival of the New Game Enhancements. This led to a rebellion among the playerbase and in wake of that many left the game, as they felt betrayed for what they played dedicately and long to achieve in game.

    I can only hope that a PvP Revamp won't repeat this historical error. People just love what they have achieved so far and they don't want their precious equipment and abilities to be changed dramatically and lose value.

    The only way I can imagine to make PvP alive again (meaning things are balanced, nobody likes Pay-to-Win stuff) in this game is to create a PvP system that is seperate from the existing system.
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    I seriously doubt they mean anything to do with rebalancing, since balance is a bit too intricately tied to monetization. More likely they mean some kind of structure or progression system that will functionally force people into PVP to fill up all their extraneous XP bars, or possibly a more persistent or even faction-level reward system to benefit long-term participation.


    Participation won't necessarily *fix* anything, but it will mean that for every stacked out Scimitar that explodes you from cloak, there'll be two more ships that won't be able to touch you.
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     –  Last edited by Hohndo; Fri 13 Jan, 2017 4:48 PM.
    Nope you are not, PvP has become far worse than you could potentially imagine.
    I was a avid PvPer in this game, and it was one of the activities that kept me coming back. The T6 change killed any enjoyment I got out of it. I have two season of episodes to keep up on but honestly, it's not a big deal to me. lol

    I came back briefly to pick up the Kelvin universe Connie and dreadnaught. I don't know how to build a cruiser so I just kinda left it alone after that. XD Only specialized in sci ships and escorts prior to that. lol

    PvP Revamp?

    I can not see Cryptic ever touching their previous game system and rebalance everything without drawing the scorn from a large portion of the existing player base. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... there was the game called Star Wars Galaxies and its developers changed their game radically with the arrival of the New Game Enhancements. This led to a rebellion among the playerbase and in wake of that many left the game, as they felt betrayed for what they played dedicately and long to achieve in game.

    I can only hope that a PvP Revamp won't repeat this historical error. People just love what they have achieved so far and they don't want their precious equipment and abilities to be changed dramatically and lose value.

    The only way I can imagine to make PvP alive again (meaning things are balanced, nobody likes Pay-to-Win stuff) in this game is to create a PvP system that is seperate from the existing system.
    Bingo! It needs to be separately balanced. This is one of the reasons why I like Marvel Heroes..but since no one played PvP over there, they just never got around to balancing it in any meaningful way.

    They've set themselves up nicely for doing a balance like this so this is what I expect to see.