Priority One Podcast 215 | Priority Frequency

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Greetings, Admirals! You’re listening to EPISODE 215 OF PRIORITY ONE PODCAST, the premier Star Trek Online podcast! This episode was recorded on Friday, March 17th, 2015 and made available for download on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at!

APRIL FOOLS!!!!! Just when you thought your favorite podcast had up and abandoned you this week, we swoop in for some April Fools fun and team up with the katz from Guard Frequency! This week we Trek Out HD 904790 b and why it stinks to live on Earth! In Star Trek Online news, there might be discussions on things like “Advanced Difficulty Queue Changes,” “Pilot bridge officers,” “Delta Recruitment,” and the “release notes.” Later, we’re joined by a very special guest to help answer some Star Trek Online related questions. Finally, before we wrap the show, we’ll open hailing frequencies for your incoming messages about Star Trek Online!



This week’s Community Question:

  • What are your thoughts on the upcoming changes to the Advanced Queues?

Let us know YOUR thoughts by commenting below!

A special thanks to those who contributed to the Tribble Doping prelude:

Ben Churchill
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9 Comments ON " Priority One Podcast 215 | Priority Frequency "
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    wardcalis April 1, 2015 at 11:37 am - Reply

    You guys did that bit about the other planet so well I swear you were trolling us. But then I found it and DAMN.

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    Lennon April 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Haha, glad we could be of service? 😛

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    GavinRuneblade April 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Was Porch talking about My Little Pony in the background of the intro skit? or just tossing out random non-sequitors? Either way, loved that intro, cheers to all the DPS people.

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      Cookiecupcakes April 1, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      Hehehe! That was actually RyanSTO that said that… they were discussing something in the secret DPS language.

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    StarChaser April 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Nice show.

    I liked how you mentioned Ezri Ryan’s youtube show on keybinds and piloting. I found it a couple days before I listened to this podcast. I’m already putting some of what he says into practice. I think the Delta Recruitment event will be good not only for the bonus rewards but is also an oppurtinity for us to create new toons and relearn our piloting skills. (I am used to using the mouse to activate my abilities).

    On your community question, I am not sure I really like what they are doing to advanced queues. I am okay with how the rewards will work. I do not like that the failure condition will be removed.

    One of the nice things about the failure condition is that if you get stuck in a bad PUG, there is a way out without having to endure an early leaver penalty. An example would be Crystalline Catastrophe where everyone is so focused on the shards that the Entity’s health slowly rises from 30 to 60 percent.

    More importantly, I think it lessens the victory. You can’t fail, you can’t lose. You lost the experience of cheating death. I’m okay with Normal having no failure conditions, but for Advanced, its supposed to be advanced, harder, more difficult and when you when, victory should taste sweeter, not just because you got a better reward but because you cheated death.

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    Shemrockski April 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    *I recently found a show on netflix that I found ROTFL funny. I tried telling several people about it “ingame” and they all knew about it . “the Guild”. I am admittedly new to MMO gaming and yet feel like the crowd that plays them “civily” are my long lost missing piece”family”,so when I say ROTFL it is at myself and fleeties “guildies” at how acuratley this show depicted the lingo and level of adiction I personally have experienced playing this game. Call me a Nerd I “love” it and dont care. I must say I binge watched the whole show and now feel sad and empty lol However I think anyone who has not seen it would enjoy it and Will Wheaton is in it too.

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    seannewboy April 3, 2015 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Wonderful show everyone, thanks for dropping by Al.

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    TobiasLTF April 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I think that making the Advanced queues optional conditions truly optional is a good move. This will open avenues to rare crafting materials that weren’t accessible to players before.

    About the only “bad” thing about this change I have seen so far is that now there are no true “fail” conditions, more and more self purported, snobby STO elitest jerks will have to be placed on ignore lists for making crappy, unwarranted comments to those players who aren’t spec’d out wallet-wise or gear-wise for max DPS, haven’t run the STF’s in a long time or have forgotten their flow, or just aren’t cool enough in their eyes.

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