Priority One Podcast 238 | A Necessary Evil

Subscription Box1Greetings, Admirals! You’re listening to EPISODE 238 OF PRIORITY ONE PODCAST, the premier Star Trek Online podcast! This episode was recorded LIVE on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 and made available for download or streaming on Monday, September 7th, 2015 at!

We have some sad news this week, admirals…Unfortunately Jayce will be leaving us after next week’s episode 239. We want to wish him the best of luck as he goes off to grad school, and we’ll all miss him.  Maybe we’ll get to have him on as a guest at some point in the future!

This week, Elijah brings us another great interview recorded in Las Vegas – with Chase Masterson, Leeta from Deep Space Nine. In Star Trek Online news, we’re previewing the upcoming PvE queue “Counterpoint”, and talking about power creep.

And as always, before we wrap things up, we’ll open Hailing Frequencies for your incoming messages.


This week’s Community Question:

  • Do you have anything to add to our power creep discussion? Do you think it’s a problem? And what changes, if any, would you like to see in STO with regards to this issue?

Let us know YOUR thoughts on this week’s episode by commenting below!

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7 Comments ON " Priority One Podcast 238 | A Necessary Evil "
  • alt_example

    thomas townley September 7, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Another host down? Stop playing Russian Roulette with the phaser! Darn kids.

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    seannewboy September 8, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Wonderful show everyone, nice to hear Mark again, sorry to hear Jayce is leaving. Rock that Education Jayce.

    As for power creep, its just a side effect of a long running game.

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    Ketev September 8, 2015 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Power creep is a problem in every MMO. But checks and balances are placed in-game to limit it, just like the newer Mirror Event Queue or the Reputation Power limitations come in. Obviously, the power creep will make the devs remaster the Queues eventually to rebalance for the higher DPS level, looking at you at NWS.

    I do not expect us to ever reach the levels that we did with the broken Research Lab consoles, but it proves there is a LOT of headroom to the DPS scale.

    DPS builds also have to do with skill, as Jayce pointed out, but also tools, like macros. I still don’t play with macros as much as the BIG DPS’rs.

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    CertainlyNotJake September 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Great show as always, P1! In regards to power creep, I’d simply echo the panel in saying it is a necessity of the medium. Players need enticement, not only to continue playing, but also to continue purchasing the new shiny. In my opinion, Cryptic and PWE have done a fair to good job at finding balance and so long as they stay the course the game should continue to grow and evolve.

    Truly bummed to hear Jayce will be leaving. He’s such a natural fit, a solid anchor, and a wealth of knowledge. He possesses that rare ability to be both the straight man AND the comic, and does both extremely well. His absence will no doubt be felt…plus, didn’t he even consider the poor, hard working, talented, and undoubtedly sexy author of the Priority One Facebook exclusive comic (beautifully drawn by the great Jon Towry). An education is all well and good…but think of that strikingly handsome writer!

    Hrm. Anyway, great show guys…ah…keep it up!

  • alt_example

    Lt. Bazz September 10, 2015 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    And now Jayce, too?!


    I whish you well Jayce!

    But P1P … it feels like you all are leaving a sinking ship.
    And I don’t wan’t that to be true!

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      Lt. Bazz September 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      *my comment is still awaiting moderation after 48?hrs*

      *still having a bad feeling about this*

      *if P1P is dead just tell me.
      i’ll move onto *the* show, although they are way above my head and you guys weren’t.*

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    LleutenantDan September 13, 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I believe power creep is there, in a sense. However, the devs have made it still very n00b-friendly. I don’t consider myself a min/maxer, but I still have fun with playing through normal and advanced queues with my 5-15k DPS builds.

    I don’t feel any more power creep than I did the day Delta Rising went live. If anything, I feel that they have done an excellent job balancing the careers, so not everybody has to be a tactical captain to play effectively. The fleet secondary deflectors and tier 6 battlecruiser pack are evidence of that.

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