Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA
Neverwinter: Seemed like the servers were offline most of time. I was able to login on Sunday for 30 minutes before they took the shard "done for maintenance". It was frustrating not to have any ranged dps options. Also the only weapons available appeared to be swords. Oh well, this was just a beta run. I decided to test run a dwarf defender (tank). If you participate in the next beta, look for Rusty Ironfyst on the Dragon shard.
The friend panel is PWE-wide, so you can see your STO friends. A big marketing push was the selling of Founder packs, $199 and $59 which allows players to choose the Drow race plus gives a few trickets. Character movement was difficult for me. It was a combination of the mouse selecting the bearing and the wasd keys for movement.
That is not a good sign. Normally, Cryptic organizes these "early access" betas about a month or two prior to launch day in order to ensure that their servers can take the load. And for a realistic test, pretty much all but one or two game features should be fully playable.
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." -- Albert Einstein