Archive for 五月, 2010
Continue the fight against the Borg in our latest Special Task Force – “Khitomer Accord”!
You cut your teeth during the Borg invasion of the Vega system. … Or did you?
The Borg seemed unusually weak, unable to adapt and most of their fleet was already seriously damaged. It seems like someone may have got to them first and softened them up, because if the Borg were at full strength that day, you may not have fared so well.
Welcome to the 21st installment of Ask Cryptic, where we put the questions you ask to our development team. In this issue we are focusing our discussion on PvP. Read more to learn about Star Trek Online!
Q: shikamaru317 – Do you guys have any current plan for Open PvP, perhaps in the form of Neutral Zones? I know that Jack Emmert made a post on the forums saying he and the CEO wanted to add Open PvP, but that it may take a while.
A: It is something we have been planning. We would like to have open and persistent PvP ground and space maps – a front line if you will. Currently, our priority is to focus on new instanced games. So at this point, we have no ETA on when you can expect this.
Q: TheWalkingLost – Will we ever see a Dueling option? Like a 1v1 Challenge first to 3 out of 5 kills or something?
A: Again, our current focus is on things like a better queue and matchmaking experience, along with new, more interesting instanced PvP games. Our priority is making the current PvP experience better before focusing on new features. But 1 vs. 1 challenges or simple dueling is definitely something we do want to offer.
Questions about the new Star Trek Online Advisory Council? Look no further. We’ll be updating this page with more of your questions in the near future.
Q: What is the STO Advisory Council?
A: It’s a group of individuals from various positions within the Star Trek and Star Trek Online community designed to provide feedback we wouldn’t otherwise receive. The Committee is designed to complement the other feedback collection tools we use, which include the forums, our users polls, in-game data mining and so on.
Q: What is the motivation behind the STO Advisory Committee Program?
A: We’re not hearing all of our current audience nor are we hearing all of our target audience. How do we hear more? We have well over a 100,000 players that never post on the forums. To be a responsible developer, we must approach these people and listen to their feedback too. Polls, direct emails, newsletters and the Advisory Council are some ways we can better tap this segment of our player base.
In our latest Q&A with STO executive producer Craig Zinkievich, we ask about the post-development lessons learned from Season One, and how it might influence future content and gameplay mechanics.
The last time ZAM spoke with Star Trek Online executive producer Craig Zinkievich, in early February, the MMO had just launched and thousands of fans throughout North America were finally getting their first glimpse of the new persistent-world ‘Trek universe. After our initial previews of STO’s ship and avatar gameplay, ZAM’s last Q&A with Zinkievich dealt with many of the community-related issues raised by fans on STO’s own forums. In addition, he provided a few clues about new content, some of which culminated in last month’s “Season One” patch update.
Our latest Special Task Force mission, “Undine Terradome,” presents all new challenges and introduces a new menace to Admiral-ranked players.
It all starts simply enough: You’re tasked with investigating a strange energy signature, but things quickly take a turn for the dangerous when you uncover an Undine terradome! As you investigate its exterior, you’ll happen upon a Federation ship captained by none other than Akira Sulu, Admiral Quinn’s stalwart officemate back on Earth Space Dock. Something seems off about him, though ….