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STO 2015 Predictions

Captain's Blog Stardate 92461.39

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, Admiral Attilio's prediction for STO's future in 2015!! I base these predictions on absolutely nothing besides my own random thoughts while drinking Romulan Ale behind the warp core with Klingon opera playing on my tricorder's MP3 player! Before you ask, no I don't sing it out loud. Last time I tried it was on Earth Space Dock and this happened...

So on to the prediction. February marks STO's 5th anniversary. Since all of the Enterprises are already in the game (minus the E and J) Cryptic added new ships (the Solanae) this year. My guess is that we'll get a new type of ship for year 5, and probably something Delta quadrant related. Frankly I'm shocked they already released the Dauntless and didn't save it for the anniversary.

Aside from that we'll probably see a new holding that exists in the Delta Quadrant. Perhaps an alliance station, base, or flotilla. I think a flotilla for the delta quadrant alliance would be really cool. We should also expect a new Bridge Officer specialization along with a new Captain specialization. Basically, more grinding lol.

What I'd really like to see is Expansion 3 which would include the Cardassian playable faction. This would probably also require the Cardassian episodes to be revamped along with new Cardassian episodes. Essentially what they did with the Romulan Republic but for Cardassians :D. The only thing that bothers me is that we'll see another "choose your alliance" nonsense and not have Cardassian only fleets. You'd think that now in 2410 when everyone is friendly with everyone fleets would be cross-faction. Hmm perhaps a Season 10 or Expansion 3 feature?

In the comments let me know what you'd like to see from STO in 2015!

Written by Attilio on November 09, 2014 at 09:51 pm


Wonvertu (Member) said...
November 09, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I suspect once the "new" wears off we will see at least one more T6 ship per faction added. In truth probably more than that, but I'll stay conservative for now.

I expect to see another rebalancing of the PVE queues. At current I don't see anyone playing the advanced queues at all save CCA. That one runs about like it did when it was CCE and people are playing it regularly.

A fifth anniversary is a fairly big deal. I'd not be surprised to see a true T6 even ship out of it. But that's just conjecture on my part. We shall see after all.

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Wonvertu (Member) replied...
December 03, 2014 at 01:37 am

Hah! I won my bet a tad early. T6 ship for the holiday event.

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CptShrike (Guest) said...
November 09, 2014 at 11:50 pm

STO has been doing pretty well with getting actual Trek cast to come and play in our universe. My prediction/hope is that we'll see at least 1 more veteran Trek actor adding to the list. As for who it will be, maybe someone from DS9? Or Enterprise?

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TacPaddy (Member) said...
November 10, 2014 at 05:29 am

My Wishlist for 2015:
1st) A Romulan Bridge Pack, just one, that also allows Romulan to display their Trophies!
2nd) Cross-Faction Teaming, at least in Adventure / Battle Zones
3rd) A true Romulan Carrier, similar in Layout to Starfleet's Atrox and (if necessary) even with reduced Singularity Powers.
4th) A Foundry update including (but not limited to) retrievable EV Suits and Floaters for Foundry Toons, in order to test the EV Suit and Floater Volumes correctly.
5th) Expanding into the Gamma Quadrant.

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Chris (Member) said...
November 10, 2014 at 09:29 am

I'd love to see Jonathan Frakes come back as Riker for the big 5 year anniversary!

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Dieselpunk (Guest) said...
November 11, 2014 at 09:56 am

I agree with Chris. However, I'll go further to say that I'd like to see many of the old cast members from the original series, STNG, and DS9.

What I think will happen is they will continue to complicate and "revise" things they've been tinkering with for years. In short, I expect more Perfect World and less Trek.

My wishlist, the very short version:

1. A Ferenginar expansion or at least allow Ferengi to be Ferengi.
2. Playable Breen race, because let's face it, if they can push out Talaxians as playable to the tens of fans who enjoy them, then why not Breen and so on.
3. The KDF have raiders... Aren't we supposed to be raiding something? Fix it. Let Klingons be Klingons and allow them to be as unpredictable as they are in the shows/movies.
4. Lockbox ships only T5U? There goes Cryptic bumping their heads again. Make them upgradeable to T6, you cheap bastards. And, all T6 ships from here on out... Fleet versions no...just no. So tired of Fleet everything.

Ok, I'm done, lol.

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PhantBat (Guest) said...
November 12, 2014 at 04:20 pm

1. More love to the Romulans. Definitely a bridge pack or two (would love a TOS like bridge). Give the Romulans more ships to be on par with the Feds and KDF, even if they're from noncanon (wouldn't mind seeing the fan popular Winged Defender as an escort ship).

2. Also give the romulans their own bladed melee weapon (honor blades in general, and a S'hiren for the melee weapon pack. Also wouldn't hurt to add the Jem Hadar polearm and other klingon weapons as useable by players.

3. I've been going back and forth on wanting the Cardassians or not. I think they should make the Romulans a separate faction first before doing the Cardassians.

4. Definitely get us the Gamma Quadrant as an expanded story to the Cardassian Struggle, including a new adventure zone for that level. Kinda, like Nimbus III for the 30's-40's level captains.

5. Bring back State of Q (with John De Lancie voicing him in the episode and in Winter Wonderland), and retcon the game story so Q in STO is the Q we know and love from TNG. Also more contributions from former Trek cast members is a plus, but De Lancie should be on the top of the list.

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PhantBat (Member) replied...
November 13, 2014 at 04:02 pm

Oh and one more idea for melee weapons, throwable kligats! For voice casting have Jonathan Frames voice Joshua Riker. Also have Karl Urban voice McCoy for the Devidian episode as well as Chris Doohan for Scotty.

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ShadowCallerLight (Member) said...
November 16, 2014 at 03:31 am

1. Season Ten will probably bring out anew Fleet Holding and the Re-balancing of Skill Points even though they already did that before... Though I would love to put all my Skill points in Space over splitting between Ground and Space. >.>

2. Buffing XP? Please.. xD

3. I can definitely see another Anniversary Event I hope it's GOOD. Because I haven't really finished any of the anniversaries... >.>

4. Coding the NPCs to be more unique than tons of HEALTH. >.>

5. I would love to see Mirror Universe Tier 6 Ships!

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Soral (Member) said...
November 29, 2014 at 11:27 am

I'd like to see a re-vamp to the DS9 content and bring in some voiceovers from the cast there. The idea of the Cardassian content was mentioned by another poster and I'd like to see that really looked into. Bring in Garak, who I would presume is possibly still alive at this time, although I need to check my STO history in-game. Maybe Nog or Ezri or even Odo. Heck, Quark should make an appearance at some point, shouldn't he?!

I'd just really like to see the rest of the content get the same treatment the Delta Rising did in terms of cast voiceovers and some content revamp. Although the grind part and go.

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camvan1954 (Member) said...
December 01, 2014 at 07:11 pm

I would personally enjoy Janeway coming back and participating in a mission. Heck I want a borg cube with an assimilation beam the stuff I could do with that thing!!!!

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Jamin91 (Guest) said...
January 07, 2015 at 05:56 am

I'd like a time travel mission with Kirk featuring Shatner voicing him. But I think that should be sixth anniversary, given that's Trek's 50th year. For the fifth, I'd like to see the ship you recieve being choosable, with a new variant of Galaxy for Engineers, Intrepid for Science, Defiant for Tactical, or, as a universal option, a new Constitution variant. Best class (In Star Trek in general, not STO) as a universal :P

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Lyrya Dren (Guest) said...
February 04, 2015 at 11:32 am

I would definitely like to see a Cardassian playable faction. I would also like to see more episodes that deal with the Breen, Tholians and Ferengi. It would also be nice if they finally wrapped up the Iconian story line.
Most importantly, there isn't much to do once we've got our ships the way we want them. The PVP is a disappointment, and re-playing episodes gets tedious. I would like them to implement a system were Fleet factions can attack each other's starbases, and raid their resources. And attack each other in combat zones. That would provide motivation for Fleet members to work together, and significantly increase the entertainment value of the game.

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Robomax (Guest) said...
November 11, 2015 at 09:17 pm

I feel like all they need to do now is flip the switch to make it a sandbox PVP live systems with Factional warfare Between the 4 major Alpha Quadrant powers and resource gathering and Player Owned stations (Based on Class) in unexplored systems of space. NO MORE INSTANCES , Cryptic its about Time to Make STO a real MMO. Also making Privateers under the Syndicate playable and Neutral Ferengi traders. That's my wish list.

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