Hey guys. I've got myself a new laptop yesterday, and it's capable of playing STO. So, I was thinking about joining the game. But for a noob, with a game that's been released a few years ago, will it all be a bit overwhelming? Or is it easy to get into??
After the intro, the first missions are Klingon based. After that you'll move on to Romulans, etc...
My suggestions for starting out:
See if there are any free deals for starting players. Sometimes companies offer codes that unlock ships, uniforms or character types.
Get the Borg passive buffs by killing Borg and Borg ships (until you get sick of it). Not a game killer if you skip though.
Don't spend a lot of money on low level equipment as you will outgrow it fast.
When choosing Bridge Officers (BOFFs), look at their passive skills/traits which can't be changed. (Their other skills can be retrained to suit your needs.)
I have the Collector's Edition and Deluxe Digital Download, which gave bonus items. I was able to get the CE for $6 and the DDD for $9. I recommend either or both if you can find at a good price.