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Do We Need More Episodes?

Captain's Blog Stardate 92174.02

Today I was thinking about episodes and missions in STO and how now that the summer event is over, there really isn't anything new to do. Season 9.5 arrived with some nice updates including the whole new crafting system. Sure you can gather crafting supplies, but as far as stories are concerned there really isn't much going on.

Now some of you may be thinking that the Foundry is a great source of additional missions, and you're right. I've played some incredible ones, especially the Spotlight ones. Still, I can't help but feel that I would like something more and I'm not sure what that is. The second expansion to the game is supposed to be coming out at the end of this year, and apparently won't be smaller than the previous expansion. For those who don't know, the previous expansion was the addition of the Romulan faction so my assumption is that we'll get a new faction most likely the Cardassians.

Whatever the expansion may be, we'll probably be getting a bunch of new episodes which is great. What about between now and then? So before I ramble on anymore let me end it here with a question. Would you prefer a new episode/mission every month with lower quality than some of the newer ones, or the way it is now where we get an amazing episode or two with each season? I'm not including expansions in this because that's in a league of its own.

Written by Attilio on July 27, 2014 at 10:03 pm


Archer (Guest) said...
July 28, 2014 at 01:12 am

Content is king... no doubt... like a good book, you always want the next in the series.

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Jason (Guest) said...
July 28, 2014 at 04:05 am

It's time for more accessable worlds like Ferenginar, with Ferengi Missions. Maybe so more areas to explore on bajor. Get lost in the Delta quadrant and it will take you atleast a year of playing to get home.

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Rextrek (Guest) said...
July 28, 2014 at 05:11 am

I'd like to see more interior choices for ships Choice of engine rooms ( voyager engineering room) and trim down the height and width of the hallways., and crew quarters I can't stand the huge windows in the crew lounge - besides being generic, they're huge and unrealistic Get rid of them

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dammitjim76 (Member) said...
July 28, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Personally, I'd like to see a new story arc per episode, minimum 5 missions. Being able to explore bigger areas of planets would be nice too, maybe even with found missions like in the Dyson sphere. I'd like more access to the Delta and/or Gamma quadrants as well.

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Gameverseman (Member) said...
July 29, 2014 at 03:01 pm

I believe we should be getting high quality missions every month or 2 months. These missions could be good pre-cursors to the new expansion. For example, Cardassia prime missions could be a nice addition and would serve as a good transition into the new expansion. Assuming, of course, the new expansion is indeed Cardassian. You might be thinking, thats a bit much for developers... well if they did shoddy pre-cursor missions to lead up to the new expansion, how do you think that will make us feel about the quality of the expansion itself? Its better for them to ALWAYS put their best effort in in everything they release. Like what Rextrek said, "more interior choices". Why shouldn't we get that? It's an RPG for crying out loud. Thank you for your time :)

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cmdrscarlet (Member) said...
July 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

To answer the Blog question: one a month is fine, but I would not expect it to have the "complexity" or length of the current episodes at that rate. Frankly, I would expect lower quality. So, if I want more episodes, then I can't set the bar too high.

Humbly speaking, we should not be getting one or two missions slotted into an episode per season. Either update older episodes (like done with the Borg), or provide a full episode.

Right now, I can either replay for the challenge, other drops, accolades or basic fun. There are Foundry missions for content as well.

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