317 – A Pleasant Engage-ment | Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

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  • Would you like to see William Shatner reprise his role as Captain Kirk?
  • Have you run into issues with completing fleet projects? What are some workarounds that you’ve found, and what do you think Cryptic could change to make it less of an issue?

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  • alt_example

    Jonathan Mirhige May 16, 2017 at 3:14 am - Reply

    In regards to the issue of fleet only dilithium in STO I have recently discovered a trick. Not sure if your other listeners know about this and I am repeating them. In the dilithium mine in the Vlugta asteroid field there is a vendor who sells EV suits. That vendor has a secondary tab where you can exchange rich dilithium claims for either 2500 reputation dilithium vouchers or 2500 fleet dilithium vouchers. So if you have a surplus of claims you can start exchanging them en masse for a lit of fleet only dilithium.

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    seannewboy May 16, 2017 at 8:22 am - Reply

    cq1) Not just no, not just hell no, **** NO!!!

    cq2) Right now our kdf fleet is stuck on part of k13 because of the 860 doffs,it is horrible.

    Wonderful show everyone.

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    Mike May 16, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Thank you for the wonderful shows for all of these years. I have been especially enjoying Winter’s weekly tips, even though I have been playing for years.
    cq1: The only thing I could imagine Shatner doing in a new movie would be a role as an Academy Instructor, where he would not necessarily have to be serious and uptight.
    cq2: I also buy the uncommon DOFFs and exchange them along with the ones I get from DOFF missions (either at the Academy or the Starbase). Additionally, I grind ALL of my characters EVERY weekend doing the Academy recruitment DOFF missions. FInally, keep in mind every time ‘Hearts and Minds’ comes long you can get 9 common DOFFs from one rare DOFF. For Dilithium, I just suck it up and donate some every time each character logs in; I consider it the price for participating in several great Armadas!

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    Prof. Dr. Zarek May 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    In regards to the Fleet projects.

    This is for a long time a problem and comes to me as a surprise that it took that long for the Priority One Armada/Fleet to be affected by it.

    In regards to Dilithium there is only one option that would make sense and scale well with every Fleet Size and that is to remove all Dilithium costs from Fleet Projects.

    If there is still need for a Dilithium sink via Fleets add either Quick run Projects that only cost Dilithium and/or adjust the gear cost.

  • alt_example

    Marcase May 18, 2017 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Hello Kenna,

    I enjoyed the previous P1 podcast, but I was saddened that you still prefer to play solo as you feel uncomfortable teaming up or joining (random) groups. Of course you’re free to play the game (or any game) the way you like, but I’d hate to see you having to miss out on one of the fun parts of the MMO part that is core to STO.
    I’m most surprised that you’re not even comfortable to join your own fleet for joint runs – at least that’s how I understood your comments. This is something that really irks me, as that’s where your fleet/armada leader should have slammed the hammer down.

    As a happily married father of a teenage daughter who only has female toons in STO (as it’s the only time women will actually listen to me 🙂 ), I’m sometimes surprised by the comments I receive in game on my otherwise tastefully dressed toons (my wife’s touch), which is odd because pretty much 90% of ALL female toons in STO have a guy pulling their strings. You’d think those knuckleheads would’ve realized that by now.

    As a fleet leader I consider it my Number One job to make sure my fleet members have a safe and friendly environment to play in, and I’m proud that over the years the 44th has been a home for players of all makes and models, including mums and dads who brought their kids with them so they could play together, and team up with players from all over the world. Sure, sometimes someone will F-bomb chat because of a Pug that (redacted) or (redacted) and then (redacted), but overal any Serious Big Boss interventions are extremely rare (once a year?). A well-behaved guild attracts well-behaved players, and I consider this one of the reasons my fleet has been active since 2009. I don’t care if a player is male, female, LGBT, novice, veteran, free2play or a Ferengi who owns his own moon – all I care about is that players behave and are fun to hang out with.

    Please understand that I’m not trying to brag, show off or recruit, but it simply irks me from here to Cardassia, that especially in a Star Trek game with its open and accepting culture some players still aren’t comfortable to join in on the fun. Channnel moderation, selective membership (a quick Google or STO forum history check of a prospective member) and a two-week probation period are some simple and easy ways to create and maintain a fun group which can then be run by the players themselves, with little oversight. Just sitting back and seeing a group of basically strangers from all over the world work together in an amiable environment is something that gives me great pride and satisfaction. Well that and bashing Borg.

    If you ever would like to join a good group, you have a standing invitation to join the 44th on raids, STFs or any Romulan Ale drinking games.
    Sorry for the rant, but I needed to get this out of my system.

    Cheers,
    Marcase

    • alt_example

      Kenna May 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Marcase,

      Thank you so much for what you said! Me wanting to play alone is actually a separate issue from having had bad experiences in gaming in the past…Star Trek is just very personal for me, my own little fantasy world, so I prefer to play STO on my own. When I’m up for social time, I’m usually in the P1 Teamspeak and I actually quite like doing battlezones with my other fleeties.

      It’s really only zone chat that I steer away from in STO, and I generally ignore friend requests from randoms on Earth Spacedock. On the whole, I feel pretty comfortable in STO, otherwise I wouldn’t have stuck around for so long 🙂

  • alt_example

    Marcase May 18, 2017 at 2:15 am - Reply

    To Elijah and Jake; Gentlemen what an excellent tour de force you guys did at the Engage podcast ! Clear, unabashed and honest you represented the game and us players – Thank you for that !

    CQ1 – Sure, if only as a short cameo, I’d like to see Shattner reprise his role, warts and all – as long as it is relevant to the story !
    CQ1 – Yes some KDF dilithium projects are lagging. Solution: take your time. It’s a journey, not a race.

    Great episode, as always P1.


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