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Old February 1 2010, 07:52 PM   #751
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I would love this game it looks awesome wonder if you can have a female captain
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Old February 1 2010, 08:11 PM   #752
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^^^ Yes, you can have a female Captain.
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Old February 1 2010, 09:41 PM   #753
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Well, that was fun while it lasted. I had my new Dell exactly 16 days when the hard drive died last night. Grrrrr. I'll have to call Tech Support when I get home from work, but it looks most definitely dead. Obviously it's still under warranty so they should just send me a replacement but who knows how long that will take. Maybe Cryptic will finally get the STO server up by then.
Getting a Dell was your first mistake. I dunno what happened, but they've been using crap components in their machines recently. Bought a netbook of theirs for the wife and the whole thing fried and started coming apart at the monitor hinge after two months!
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Old February 1 2010, 10:00 PM   #754
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It's more like City of Heroes in space... and yet not.
The game is made by Cryptic, the same guys who built CoH (and later Champions Online, its spiritual successor).
The ground combat is similar to those games, 90% of the time it's ranged and IMO they do a decent job of handwaving away the resiliancy of characters.
You get a personal shield (something Starfleet's had for years but that we rarely saw due to budget reasons, ditto body armor).
Aside from the scaling issues (go to DS9 and you'll really see it) the game is wonderful. Granted the scaling-up of everything is to accomodate the 3rd person view (if they scaled things proper ala elite force, you'd be looking down through the ceiling with the camera... it'd be messy).

The game isn't for idiots. You need to READ the quest text (something you can get away with not doing in WoW) to pick up on where to go, what to do, etc. IMO the way it should be.

The chat... dear gods the Sirius sector chat... retards ahoy!
Ah, I see. Thank you!

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Well, that was fun while it lasted. I had my new Dell exactly 16 days when the hard drive died last night. Grrrrr. I'll have to call Tech Support when I get home from work, but it looks most definitely dead. Obviously it's still under warranty so they should just send me a replacement but who knows how long that will take. Maybe Cryptic will finally get the STO server up by then.
Getting a Dell was your first mistake. I dunno what happened, but they've been using crap components in their machines recently. Bought a netbook of theirs for the wife and the whole thing fried and started coming apart at the monitor hinge after two months!
Yeah. Believe me when I tell you it's been more than just recently.
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Old February 1 2010, 10:44 PM   #755
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Waiting to pick mine up Wednesday and getting the extras.
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Old February 1 2010, 10:46 PM   #756
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I'm looking forward to buying this game tomorrow.

I thought about doing the download version, but I'd rather have the physical DVD in hand, not really going to get the collectors edition though, money is an issue and all, I'll just stick to the standard. Need to find out what subscription prices are though.

I'm highly looking forward to gaming in the 25th century!
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Old February 1 2010, 11:53 PM   #757
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Getting a Dell was your first mistake. I dunno what happened, but they've been using crap components in their machines recently. Bought a netbook of theirs for the wife and the whole thing fried and started coming apart at the monitor hinge after two months!
Yeah. Believe me when I tell you it's been more than just recently.
D'oh! This Dell replaced another Dell which lasted nearly 8 years. My fiancee has a Dell laptop that's still going strong after about 5 years. Shame the quality has apparently gone downhill. In fairness though, for the whopping 16 days it was running, I was extremely pleased with the performance of my new PC.

Researching my current problem I've discovered that the Western Digital hard drive Dell used is a piece of crap and presumably they'll just send me another. I'm almost tempted to just go to a store and buy a good hard drive. I don't want to void my warranty though and I don't feel like coughing up more money for something that's Dell's fault.
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Old February 2 2010, 12:08 AM   #758
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Getting a Dell was your first mistake. I dunno what happened, but they've been using crap components in their machines recently. Bought a netbook of theirs for the wife and the whole thing fried and started coming apart at the monitor hinge after two months!
Yeah. Believe me when I tell you it's been more than just recently.
D'oh! This Dell replaced another Dell which lasted nearly 8 years. My fiancee has a Dell laptop that's still going strong after about 5 years. Shame the quality has apparently gone downhill. In fairness though, for the whopping 16 days it was running, I was extremely pleased with the performance of my new PC.

Researching my current problem I've discovered that the Western Digital hard drive Dell used is a piece of crap and presumably they'll just send me another. I'm almost tempted to just go to a store and buy a good hard drive. I don't want to void my warranty though and I don't feel like coughing up more money for something that's Dell's fault.
Well, Western Digital is superb in terms of performance and reliability. It's just that your hard drive has probably been dropped repeatedly and used dozens of times over. I used to work in Warranty, in the largest warranty facility Dell has, and specifically in that department, so I can tell you firsthand by seeing my coworkers, and that I'm not surprised.
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Old February 2 2010, 12:17 AM   #759
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Well, Western Digital is superb in terms of performance and reliability. It's just that your hard drive has probably been dropped repeatedly and used dozens of times over. I used to work in Warranty, in the largest warranty facility Dell has, and specifically in that department, so I can tell you firsthand by seeing my coworkers, and that I'm not surprised.
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!

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Old February 2 2010, 12:32 AM   #760
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Well, I couldn't resist any longer, I just purchased the digital download deluxe edition on steam, downloading the Beta now, and I'll be playing tonight. I hope this transfers over to the full retail game tomorrow.
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Old February 2 2010, 01:17 AM   #761
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Well, I couldn't resist any longer, I just purchased the digital download deluxe edition on steam, downloading the Beta now, and I'll be playing tonight. I hope this transfers over to the full retail game tomorrow.
I am hoping I get mine at midnight
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Old February 2 2010, 02:50 AM   #762
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As someone who wants to purchase it, but is leery of gameplay, how does it "feel"? Does it have a "WoW" feel but in space? Or is it something completely different? Since they won't offer free trials for a while, I'm just very curious.
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.
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Old February 2 2010, 03:50 AM   #763
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Where the game shines is its "story episodes".
from a review today:
If enough people subscribe to the game — Needham said it could be a success with as few as 50,000 subscribers per month, compared to more than 11 million for Warcraft — the 80 to 120 hours of story included with the game disc
50,000 people. That a huge difference in number.
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Old February 2 2010, 03:52 AM   #764
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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
from a review today:
If enough people subscribe to the game — Needham said it could be a success with as few as 50,000 subscribers per month, compared to more than 11 million for Warcraft — the 80 to 120 hours of story included with the game disc
50,000 people. That a huge difference in number.
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WoW's numbers are an aberration. Before WoW's perfect storm 200,000 was VERY good. WoW has essentially pulled the grading curve all out of whack.
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Old February 2 2010, 08:06 AM   #765
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Champions Online with a Star Trek skin. I feel sorry for people who paid upfront.
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