First off, nice going with the last minute mea culpae (reprinted below). The account wide unlocks are a great way to handle most of the fireworks. For anyone who was saving for another alt, they’re taken care of. Even players who were not finished can still get their goals. You have to agree that the backlash was certainly something that could have been avoided. Putting out … Continue reading Psssst. Salami. Over here.
UPDATED: apparently this is only ONE list of three. And he has access to a large format printer, and is willing to use it. Posted minutes ago: Server Latency Hit List! This is the list your systems team is attacking to resolve latency issues. @trekonlinegamepic.twitter.com/O4zO07Xja6 An 11×17 page, single spaced list. Sweet Jumping Issue-tracking! Not end-of-the-world long, but I’d love to get a weekly update Mr. … Continue reading UPDATED: Salami Inferno posts Latency Issues List
I never felt sorry for Captain Smirk at times like these. He was largely ineffectual as a community mod and had become the whipping boy for player frustrations. Laughing Trendy on the other hand deserves a big warm hug after having to put up with another set of poorly planned changes to the game. My idea is this: Star Trek Online has always been evolving. Its part … Continue reading Small Victories, Major Disappointments – This week in Holodeck Updates.
Repeat after me: “Dev’s are not responsible for this mess. It’s the person who budgets QA time.” and “Laughing Trendy is Always Awesome”. There, my good deed done for the day. I was looking forward to posting a positive review of the Romulan Pilot ship tonight, but I made a huge mistake. I took a chance and ran a Delta Recruit on a ground run on … Continue reading Not Working As Intended – Kemocite III +Torpedo Spread 3, Targeting the Idiot who budgets resources for QA.
First, set the scene with the appropriate Jerry Goldsmith music. You have to admit – beyond the initial shock of the bumpy headed klingons, and the on screen translation – the music from ST:TMP has become iconic. Queue up the Beam-Raptor Build. Top down and in the HUD her outline reminds me of the Clint Eastwood Cold War thriller Firefox. As with the Federation Icarus build … Continue reading Pilot Ships – First Impressions, Part II: Science Beam Raptor
Introducing the Icarus hands down – the closest the federation will get to having a Bug Ship. Full disclosure – I purchased the Pilot Escort Mega Bundle. I have enough alts that can take advantage of them, and decided to start with the Feds tonight.. To be honest I’m not a fan of escorts. They take a significant amount of skill normally to use them … Continue reading Hands on First Impressions on Pilot Ships – Federation Icarus ~ Bug Ship?
Updated Earlier today LaughingTrendy posted the Ship stats for the Federation, KDF and Romulan Pilot Ship stats. Comparing them to the most recent T6 Escort/Warbirds, and Raptors these new ships have better hull, shields, turn rate and impulse modifiers. The KDF get the standard cloak, while the Romulans get the Battle Cloak. Hybrid seating options offer another set of new pilot-related abilities that depending on who you talk … Continue reading T6 – Pilot Ship Comparison Chart -or- $#@%-damn, these are good-looking ships.
Wow. Check out this fan-frikin-tastic wallpaper by PWE Graphic Designer Suricata! Posted earlier today on the Reddit forums, this amazing 4096 x 2160 pixel Iconian War Edition star map easily became my favourite background for my desktop. Who needs a Stellar Cartography department when you have something this nice 😉 Continue reading Amazing, Sexy, and down-right beautiful STO Star Map Wallpaper.
Part Two for the ‘yet more lag with Command Ships’ video series from McLaughlin STO Continue reading Embrace the Lag: Part Deux – You almost expect new ships to come with a disclaimer.
While we get fixes for things that don’t help us, a few like-minded players embrace the lag 😉 The Spinners – Rubberband Man, on Midnight Special in 1976 Continue reading Embrace the Lag: This time with Feeling 😉