Yesterday afternoon Executive Producer Steve Ricossa (SalamiInferno) confirmed that a memorial to Spock and Leonard Nimoy would be added to the game. I want to once again express my heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Leonard Nimoy. Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the … Continue reading Spock/Nimoy Memorial coming 3/5/15 – Thank you Cryptic.
What started out as a personal vent over changes in Star Trek Online with the release of Delta Rising has in recent weeks evolved in ways I didn’t expect. The original ‘infamous’ infographic and it’s follow up helped illuminate the changes which I and many others saw as damaging to the casual community. It was nice to know I wasn’t the only one who thought … Continue reading Conversations with the Lootcritter – Updated name and domain.
It’s been a tough day for everyone. But amidst the shared remembrances, a little bit of news that for STO fans is a really good thing. The map feels like it’s whole for the first time. Coming with Season 10, a new quadrant level map system. Clearly the team has put a great deal of effort in developing a new quadrant map system. So much … Continue reading Sector Map Revamp Details Revealed!
I’ll be updating as more comes this weekend. Obama: I Loved Spock, STO Leonard Nimoy Tribute at #1 on Reddit, SalamiInferno – Tribute coming ingame, vg247, Cinemablend The numbers keep growing as I’m putting this together. Nearly a thousand players at 10:58 pst. I’ve moved the Starfleet Dental griefers to the bottom of this post no sense in giving them attention. Others take it with … Continue reading Updated Again: 20 Instances full, more filling. Players stop at Vulcan to say goodbye.
Earlier this evening, CaptainGecko made an off-color remark pointed at disgruntled fans of the games he’s involved with. It’s a sly reference to STO. I’m beginning to think that in addition to missing communications classes, he skipped political theory as well. I agree like most sane people that the process of gerrymandering is (1.) a process unique to the United States, and (2.) it subverts … Continue reading Simple Communication Rule #2: Make sure you understand an analogy when using it to insult your customers.
Big news today with larger than usual release notes and the much talked about increase to in-game rewards included. Charles Grey (@pwgroverclvlnd) just added the following: We are pleased to announce a large-scale improvement to rewards to Star Trek Online. Over the past few months, we have been trickling out some minor changes, but now the bulk of the improvements we have been working on … Continue reading Additional Rewards, Holodeck Release Notes for 2/26/15, plus UI fix incoming *fingers crossed*
It’s been a busy day on the Cryptic Forums. Thanks to @burstdragon323 for the timely update. We reported earlier that changes to the Romulan Embassy consoles were likely to impact other powers in less than sci friendly manner. People responded in the forums and on twitter. In less than two hours, BorticusCryptic responded with a very positive change: Good news, Science-wizards! We figured out a … Continue reading Awesome Feedback: +Plasma Damage will have new mechanics, Science Captains can Relax
BorticusCryptic went further a few minutes ago clarifying the reach of the new changes:@VirusDancer has identified most of the sysytems impacted: Wow…that’s um…wow. Eject Warp Plasma Eject Cryoplasma Plasma Shockwave Particle Emission Plasma Torpedo (both the Plasma DoT and Plasma Cloud) Plasma Energy (Plasma, Romulan Plasma, Caustic Plasma, Corrosive Plasma, and Plasma-Disruptor) Energy Plasma DoTs Projectile Plasma DoTs Fluidic Phase Decoupler And I know I’ve … Continue reading UPDATE: Plasma Doping Nerf to impact multiple systems.
On the heals of the changes to Romulan science consoles (Plasma Doping) already live on Tribble comes news from BorticusCryptic that further changes to the popular past time are about to be implemented: I said we’d look into this on Monday, and we have! How ’bout that… So, after a little deliberation and comparative mathing, we’ve come to the conclusion that comparing a DOT proc … Continue reading Tribble Nerf to Plasma Doping to be expanded, DPS channels consider a reorganization.