Star Trek Online promises next year’s story arc will ‘change the face of the game’

    
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Lousy place you have here.
What will next year bring for Star Trek Online? We don’t know just yet, but according to a recent interview with lead designer Al Rivera on the Priority One podcast, we should be ready for something big. Rivera promises that the next story arc will change something significant about the game and that it will make a currently unhappy group of players happier:

Next year’s story arc, its more then just a story arc, its going to change the face of the game…. I’m not going to play 100 questions with you on what is going to change, but we are changing something significant in the game as a result of the arc we are telling[…]

Obviously, the fact that it’s not changing the fundamental nature of the game means that there are limitations to how severe this change could actually be, but it’s interesting to speculate about what could be on deck for the next major arc. The guesses from players at this point involve either exploration mechanics or new PvP content, although there’s little to go on from the quote itself. We’ll just have to speculate until the story arc rolls around, but it’s great fuel for speculation all the same.

Source: Priority One Podcast #414 via official forums; thanks to Panagiotis for the tip!

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Mush V. Peets

I wish it would be splitting off the Romulans as a true faction, but alas, that require digging through and changing legacy code that probably might as well be magic to the current Cryptic team. Beyond that, I can’t think of anything other than that this is a vast overstatement.

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flatline4400

25 Quatloos that it will include a new reputation grind!

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Dennis Heffernan

Cryptic’s writers have made it clear they can’t write for the proverbial hill of beans. Whatever they’re talking about here…be afraid.

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Purewitz

Yeah the recent Discovery storylines have been horrible.

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McGuffn

new facial customization.

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Gene Elder

They are going to ruin it with JJ Abrams-ification.

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thirtymil

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Purewitz

I’d rather the Kelvin Reality than Discovery.

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flatline4400

Anything, so long as it’s not Discovery related…

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rawhunger

Don’t bet on it.

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JonBuck

They are hiring a number of new positions, so they have enough money to grow their dev team. Which means more content, faster (I hope).

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Castagere Shaikura

It has to be exploration instead of more pew pew crap. The game can’t really be called Trek without it. As far as pvp goes it just always sucked and most people don’t play it for that.

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Phubarrh

I suppose I should play out the current narratives before they go all Cataclysm on the game.

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partiesplayin

What next year will bring is just another story and more grind. Probably starbase grind and character grind . I doubt any actual gameplay “features” will be added. They just re-roll the same grind shit they have been doing for the past 6 years.

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G0dl355

You just described WoW