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Old June 7 2010, 03:14 AM   #16
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Re: Looking for a ST game (but no shooter game please)

By the way, if all you want to do is fly around in Star Trek ships, STO has a free demo. There is no time limitation, you can play it forever; however you'll rapidly (I.E. the first hour of play) reach a level cap and receive no new missions. But you will be able to fly around almost every zone, visit the various starbases, etc.
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Old June 7 2010, 10:12 AM   #17
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Thanks for your answers!
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Old June 7 2010, 10:52 AM   #18
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Re: Looking for a ST game (but no shooter game please)

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By the way, if all you want to do is fly around in Star Trek ships, STO has a free demo. There is no time limitation, you can play it forever; however you'll rapidly (I.E. the first hour of play) reach a level cap and receive no new missions. But you will be able to fly around almost every zone, visit the various starbases, etc.
That sounds cool - do you have full access to the character builder? I'd quite like to take my time building a cast of characters before I subscribe.
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Old June 7 2010, 11:19 AM   #19
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Re: Looking for a ST game (but no shooter game please)

Pauln6 wrote: View Post
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By the way, if all you want to do is fly around in Star Trek ships, STO has a free demo. There is no time limitation, you can play it forever; however you'll rapidly (I.E. the first hour of play) reach a level cap and receive no new missions. But you will be able to fly around almost every zone, visit the various starbases, etc.
That sounds cool - do you have full access to the character builder? I'd quite like to take my time building a cast of characters before I subscribe.
You "build" only your Captain; the rest, you're stuck waiting for Bridge Officer requisitions, and you don't get much say in their appearance.
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Old June 7 2010, 03:22 PM   #20
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You "build" only your Captain; the rest, you're stuck waiting for Bridge Officer requisitions, and you don't get much say in their appearance.
Actually, you can modify everything about their appearance once you get them, except their gender and species. If they're "Unknown" you can effectively modify even that by changing their appearance.

First thing I do with all of mine is put them in a TOS uniform.
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Old June 8 2010, 08:37 AM   #21
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By the way, if all you want to do is fly around in Star Trek ships, STO has a free demo. There is no time limitation, you can play it forever; however you'll rapidly (I.E. the first hour of play) reach a level cap and receive no new missions. But you will be able to fly around almost every zone, visit the various starbases, etc.
When I tried the STO demo it would only let me into the Sol system and the "sector space".

Have they changed it?
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Old June 8 2010, 06:55 PM   #22
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By the way, if all you want to do is fly around in Star Trek ships, STO has a free demo. There is no time limitation, you can play it forever; however you'll rapidly (I.E. the first hour of play) reach a level cap and receive no new missions. But you will be able to fly around almost every zone, visit the various starbases, etc.
When I tried the STO demo it would only let me into the Sol system and the "sector space".

Have they changed it?
Hmm, having been subscribed since before launch, I've never played the demo. It may be I misunderstood the information given to me. I believe you are correct, it's restricted to sector FS001 and the Sol system. Good catch, thanks.
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Old June 9 2010, 03:24 AM   #23
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If you like strategy games that focus on empire building and ship combat then look no further than Birth of the Federation... my all time fav!
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Old July 11 2010, 05:53 PM   #24
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... if all you want to do is fly around in Star Trek ships, STO has a free demo. There is no time limitation, you can play it forever; however you'll rapidly (I.E. the first hour of play) reach a level cap and receive no new missions. But you will be able to fly around almost every zone, visit the various starbases, etc.
When I tried the STO demo it would only let me into the Sol system and the "sector space".
Have they changed it?
I believe you are correct, it's restricted to sector FS001 and the Sol system.
Sector FS001 and the Sol system would be fine, but what exactly do I have to do
to be able to fly around without battle or combat?

In the meantime I've tried it:
After creating my officer and walking around for a short while
a message popped up from the captain saying "All hands battle stations!"
and that I have got to report to him, but when I report to him he assigns
me to a mission with combat and shooting!
I couldn't find a way to just fly around. Did I miss something?

Thanks a lot!
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Old July 12 2010, 01:11 PM   #25
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Re: Looking for a ST game (but no shooter game please)

My graphics card isn't good enough so i never even got that far. Galling as I really want to play with that character generator.
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Old July 15 2010, 03:15 PM   #26
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When I tried the STO demo it would only let me into the Sol system and the "sector space".
Have they changed it?
I believe you are correct, it's restricted to sector FS001 and the Sol system.
Sector FS001 and the Sol system would be fine, but what exactly do I have to do
to be able to fly around without battle or combat?

In the meantime I've tried it:
After creating my officer and walking around for a short while
a message popped up from the captain saying "All hands battle stations!"
and that I have got to report to him, but when I report to him he assigns
me to a mission with combat and shooting!
I couldn't find a way to just fly around. Did I miss something?

Thanks a lot!
Syberghost, could you help, please...?
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Old July 15 2010, 09:11 PM   #27
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Re: Looking for a ST game (but no shooter game please)

There really isn't a way to avoid combat in STO.
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Old July 15 2010, 09:55 PM   #28
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Re: Looking for a ST game (but no shooter game please)

Yup, there actually are some MMORPGs that allow you to be a peaceful trader or craftsman, but STO isn't one of them.
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Old July 16 2010, 02:40 AM   #29
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Hmm... what is a MMORPG...?
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Old July 16 2010, 06:58 AM   #30
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That's the term for the entire genre of games like STO (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game).
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