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With all this talk and speculation about the May update and what people are hoping it'll be, it got me thinking about a familiar question. What would you like to see in STO? Everyone has something that'd like to change or something new to be added. So what is your STO dream?

Personally, I'd like to see more exploration. The current exploration areas are fine for when you first start playing STO but after a while you've done all the different kinds of missions in those areas and it just keeps repeating. I've gotten bored with it and haven't gone into those exploration zones anymore.

What I want is true exploration, or at least as close as possible to it. That's why I loved New Romulus when it was first released. Here was a huge brand new map for me to run around and explore. I really enjoyed it and so far it’s my favorite map in the game. I'm looking for something where I can enter an area and explore the unknown. Find a planet and scan the wildlife. Maybe some kind of mystery happens. Maybe we find a human civilization. Something that's a bit more like older Trek.

What I mean by older Trek is the original series and TNG. A lot of those episodes dealt with exploration or solving problems. DS9 and Voyager were both great shows but from my point of view were mostly based on combat which is what we see in Star Trek Online. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the combat. It's fun getting a team together and going through a mission, but I really want to see more non-combat missions. Exploration, problem solving, even diplomacy. I do admit the Foundry is a great source for this, but I also believe that Cryptic needs to create their own missions for things like this.

I do know that they've talked about revamping the exploration but as far as I know there isn't a definite plan or timeframe. Hopefully we'll see something happen this year. Tell me what you wish to see in STO!

Written by Attilio on March 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm


Kirk (Guest) said...
March 18, 2013 at 06:34 am

What I've wanted most from Cryptic is that they do things, or fix things, that have been a long time in need.

There's plenty of examples of things in the game that either need to be fixed, or updated past the year 2000...

Everyone can think of plenty of examples like:

The Exchange? It is not anywhere near as detailed and advanced as it should be. Of course Cryptic will say they are looking to get rid of EC somehow so why bother? It's not gonna make them any money, only the players would benefit, not their bank account.

PvP? They keep saying there is a plan to update this, they've been pushing it back since S6 if not earlier.

Content. If it's always gonna take them 6 months to a year to come out with new, non-recycled content...Then this game is doomed. Attilio mentioned Exploration? Wunderbar! more STF's? more story missions, cause we Trek fans love that stuff!

Updates? It seems like every time they do a weekly update, bugs come up. Not one update comes without some problem cropping up. Are we to believe that despite having more employees now than ever before, it is beyond the realm of possibility, not to mention modern technology, to actually "update" as they call it, without any issues? And if not, what does that say about the big update I've heard about for May sometime?

There's plenty other things, feel free to sound off, but suffice it to say, the level of care and maintenance given to this game is lacking, in pursuit of the dollar, at our expense.

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Mal (Guest) said...
March 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm

If anything id like to see a Romulan faction.

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TacPaddy (Member) said...
March 19, 2013 at 06:00 am

Personally, I like for Cryptic to finally fix the Outfit issues for KDF Characters. KDF Tailors lying their way around about an Off-Duty-Costume Slo for far too long (over 18 months).
So I very much like to see Off-Duty-Costumes for the KDF and the associated Off-Duty-Costume Slot.

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martinison (Member) said...
March 22, 2013 at 12:08 am

I'd really like to actually go to First City whenever I click the button to go there rather then ending up in the shipyard. I agree the bug fixes would be great. I'd also like more STF's, maybe with a different enemy for a change. I like fighting the Borg, but it gets old.

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Bob (Guest) said...
March 22, 2013 at 05:28 pm

I would like to see a better way to get dilithium

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Jenova (Guest) said...
April 14, 2013 at 07:28 pm

I would also like to see more exploration missions. When I first signed-up for STO, that was my main intention; to do lots & lots of exploring.

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