The Star Trek Online site has been updated with a new post detailing a large balance pass the team is making to the game. Changes will be applied to a number of systems including weapons, Carrier Pets, careers and some abilities as well.
Given the opportunity to make such drastic changes to Star Trek Online’s experience, it was important to setup some guiding principles to ensure that the game, as much as possible, only gets better.
The goals boil down to these:
- Increase the fun – Games are about having fun, and players should not be made to feel that their fun is “wrong.”
- Player investment retains value – While things need to be adjusted, a setup that was optimized before should still be useful and effective afterwards.
- Choices should be meaningful – Anywhere the game gives you a choice, there should be no choice that you always take nor one you never take.
Read more of the details about each change on the Star Trek Online site.