Priority One Episode 158.5 | Al Rivera.5

spoiler-alertSubscription Box1Greetings, Captains! You’re listening to Episode 158.5 of Priority One Podcast, the premier Star Trek Online podcast! 

In this supplemental release, Elijah, Tony, and James continue the Season 8.5 discussion with Star Trek Online’s Lead Designer Al “CaptainGeko” Rivera.

WARNING: This episode is absolutely filled with spoilers. If you have not yet played Star Trek Online’s Season 8.5 content, a majority of the story-line WILL be revealed to you!

Did you miss the FIRST part of our interview? Find it HERE


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This Week’s Community Questions

  • Are features like hot-swappable ships, access to exchanges and banks in personal ships, and other conveniences killing Social Zones? If so, what ideas do YOU have to attract players back to Earth Spacedock, Qu’onos — anywhere else!
  • What do you think of the in-game event revamp? Did you make an effort to get in and play through an event? Was it any more worth it than the usual hourly events? What changes, if any, would you like to see from these events to make them more enticing?

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4 Comments ON " Priority One Episode 158.5 | Al Rivera.5 "
  • alt_example

    Sunseahl January 30, 2014 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I understand the grind for this years, literally, game-altering anniversary ship. the only issue I have is…

    What happens when next years anniversary ship isn’t the next ground-breaking game mechanic? What happens when it’s another powerless “Lets fly the Ambassador” Feature Episode…

    Will they expect me to grind these Q-mendations again? If so, it’s a no-go. I simply will not run what is, no matter the time, technically a grind to achieve something that in 2 months will have a C-store or fleet variant than can just be bought outright.

    I think putting anniversary items into another event reputation and yet another currency is more taxing on server storage(and my bank)than just having us run a mission like with Temporal Ambassador or Sphere Of Influence…. Also i’m dismayed by the lack of this kind of foresight by the devs.

    But hey…. Cryptic thinks in mysterious ways

  • alt_example

    seannewboy January 31, 2014 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I love this episode of the show. Thanks for coming Al.

    CQ1) too soon to tell.
    cQ2) I hope it works out.

    There is a topic in the forums about the party patrol mission, please Al or other cryptic devs, please read it.

  • alt_example

    Krotok January 31, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    i agree with Sunseahl, i dont wanna do it this way….

  • alt_example

    James H. January 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Hey guys just a couple of thoughts about STO I wanted to throw you way and maybe just maybe you can poke Al for to see if its possible.

    1. I would love a run walk toggle.
    2. Why not limit the total number of particles and just sort them by rarity. White, Green , Blue, Purple, etc….
    3. Is the plan to add the kit armor effects to the uniform editor still being worked on?

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