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Old February 2 2010, 08:40 AM   #766
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Re: Star Trek: Online

Arthur Frelling Dent wrote: View Post
Thanks, I don't want to disparage the wrong company. It's just that I read many posts on many websites about my specific brand and model of hard drive having a high failure rate.

Edited to add: I've since come across several polls and articles indicating that Western Digital is 2nd only to Seagate in reliability and value. Now I don't know who to believe!


Actually, we replaced thousands of drives a week, and the vast majority of them were Seagate drives that we switched out and replaced with Western Digital drives. We also replaced a TON of Fujitsu drives, mainly for laptops, though.

scifiguy wrote: View Post
Its very little like WoW. STO is quite combat centered, which may turn off some people who were hoping for more of a simulator style game for role playing. Most of the time you destroy enemy ships or you beam down and have a fire fight on the ground. Occasionally you perform some scans to investigate something.

Where the game shines is its "story episodes". I don't want to give too much spoiler but you might just revisit a very famous location from original Trek and go on an epic journey to rescue the descendant of characters we all know and love so you can save the Federation. These types of missions have different stages of space dogfights, away team missions, warping to new planets to follow leads, etc. that make them feel very much like you are participating in a TV show episode. Cryptic promises more of this to come but to be honest I feel they are leaning on the repetitive content to get the game out early. If you are concerned about not enough of these types of story oriented missions I would wait a few months for them to get some big content patches out because they have already announced some big stuff coming.

I don't care for PvP so I didn't do any of that and can't comment on it. What I can say is that I tried for a week to convince myself I didn't want to get it until they had some patches out. I just couldn't stop thinking about the game so I ended up buying it after all.
Ah. I was hoping for more of an exploratory game. Even in WoW you can just explore the map. Granted you can get killed mighty easily if you're out of your element, but you can go everywhere you want (well, that's accessible by foot).

That being said, it still looks like a lot of fun, and I am positively drooling to get my hands on a Galaxy Class vessel.
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