I’ve been watching the Engineering Reports and the Ask Cryptics for as long as any of the other long-time players. The desires and plans of the STO team are absolutely admirable and make me drool. There are so many features and items that Stahl & the team want to add to the game… and though there has been tons of progress, there is still so much that is put on the back burner and must wait. Features that the addition of alone would double or triple the player base if they were all finally put in. Why are they being pushed back and left until later? There’s 1 primary reason that has been given over and over in answer to this.
“We just don’t have the people right now.”
I want to start a petition to Perfect World Entertainment: trust us, your customers – Please! Add to Cryptic Studios whatever financing it takes for the sole purpose of doubling the # of devs working on STO! It’s worth the expense! Give them enough to hire a team of, say, 50 – 80 more people! Give STO alone at least 20 or 30 more dedicated devs! There are people out there who can do the job to both Cryptic Studios and PWEs standards, just give Cryptic Studios the funds they need to get those people on board! They have great plans ahead, but they are taking so very long simply because they don’t have the staff! If you build it, we will come!