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Old November 24 2013, 04:00 PM   #4036
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Thanks for the offer of help. I'm so burned out right now I need a break. I may not continue, especially if the game is mostly space flight. That's the only part of the game I didn't like.
I am steering with WASD which is the default setting. I don't know how to switch to the mouse. I'd think I'd be able to steer better with the mouse.
Ah, that's a pity, BB. Have you tried holding down both mouse buttons to steer? Once you get the hang of it, it's great fun. I can't access YouTube at the moment, but there must be some STO flight tutorials available.

If you're still playing, try an escort ship when you can get one. They turn on a dime but are more fragile. The most fun, though, I reckon.
Thanks for the advice. I still have enough interest to pop in this forum now and then, if nothing else I enjoy hearing about the game from you guys.
I figure if I did this badly in the tutorial then I'm probably not going to succeed in the game anyways.
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Old November 24 2013, 05:50 PM   #4037
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Thanks for the advice. I still have enough interest to pop in this forum now and then, if nothing else I enjoy hearing about the game from you guys.
I figure if I did this badly in the tutorial then I'm probably not going to succeed in the game anyways.
You'd be surprised!
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Old November 24 2013, 05:57 PM   #4038
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Thanks for the offer of help. I'm so burned out right now I need a break. I may not continue, especially if the game is mostly space flight. That's the only part of the game I didn't like.
I am steering with WASD which is the default setting. I don't know how to switch to the mouse. I'd think I'd be able to steer better with the mouse.
Ah, that's a pity, BB. Have you tried holding down both mouse buttons to steer? Once you get the hang of it, it's great fun. I can't access YouTube at the moment, but there must be some STO flight tutorials available.

If you're still playing, try an escort ship when you can get one. They turn on a dime but are more fragile. The most fun, though, I reckon.
Thanks for the advice. I still have enough interest to pop in this forum now and then, if nothing else I enjoy hearing about the game from you guys.
I figure if I did this badly in the tutorial then I'm probably not going to succeed in the game anyways.
It just takes a little practice
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Old November 25 2013, 01:30 AM   #4039
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Thanks for the advice. I still have enough interest to pop in this forum now and then, if nothing else I enjoy hearing about the game from you guys.
I figure if I did this badly in the tutorial then I'm probably not going to succeed in the game anyways.
Space combat is difficult for me also. I can steer with the mouse but just for short periods. (If I had a high quality mouse, it might make a difference.) So most of the time I steer with the keyboard and use the mouse to correct. I've also mapped essential functions to the number pad. Offensive powers go on the upper keys (7/8/9), shield powers go on the middle keys (4/5/6) and repair powers go on the bottom keys (1/2/3) with a panic power on Zero (0). Beam weapons are set to autofire. Torps/mines may be set to autofire depending on the scenario.

Special keyboards and mice make space combat easier. I actually have a gamepad (Fang) but haven't located it after the move.

There are numerous strategies for space combat. Most players say it's the right combination of rare weapons and devices. My strategy is much simpler and actually originates in my experience on tabletop gaming - As long as I have superstructure (hull), I'm still in the combat.
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Old November 26 2013, 02:03 PM   #4040
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Wow, when did the price of the party poppers go skyhigh? The fiery poppers were going for 6.3 mil and up. Very tempting to sell some...
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Old November 26 2013, 05:21 PM   #4041
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ha, haven't looked at those in a while. Never use them, and they take up bank space that I could use, so may go cash them all in. Too bad, as I've got the whole collection, but if they won't let us expand the bank anymore, may as well sell high.

Bank REALLY needs to get bigger. They keep adding more nonsense we need to store, but once you buy the extra slots, they haven't added more slots in forever. Can't expand if I WANT to. Meanwhile, they keep adding more items that you have to collect, giving away pets as rewards for things, more tribbles, etc. Running out of places to keep stuff, been playing since launch...
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Old November 26 2013, 06:51 PM   #4042
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I think all my toons created before Season 7 have all 3 party poppers. My fav is the tribble popper, which I think is the fiery. Another fun item to play with is the fire extinguisher. Give it to one of your away team and watch them run around after a battle.
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Old November 30 2013, 10:51 AM   #4043
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Where can I find out what all the little glowing things are in the Battlezone? I see that you're suppose to pick up the pink dots, but what are the other things? Thanks
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Old November 30 2013, 05:26 PM   #4044
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I believe they are these little power-ups/buffs placed all over the battlezone.
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Old December 1 2013, 07:40 PM   #4045
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It appears that you are right. I ran around and collected several. Had a line of buffs across the screen. I only glanced at a few but they looked pretty good like "+50% shields'.

Doc Lee figured out how to take out the behemoths fairly quickly, even if there's more than one. I just let him charge in now.
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Old December 3 2013, 01:44 AM   #4046
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borgboy wrote: View Post
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Thanks for the offer of help. I'm so burned out right now I need a break. I may not continue, especially if the game is mostly space flight. That's the only part of the game I didn't like.
I am steering with WASD which is the default setting. I don't know how to switch to the mouse. I'd think I'd be able to steer better with the mouse.
Ah, that's a pity, BB. Have you tried holding down both mouse buttons to steer? Once you get the hang of it, it's great fun. I can't access YouTube at the moment, but there must be some STO flight tutorials available.

If you're still playing, try an escort ship when you can get one. They turn on a dime but are more fragile. The most fun, though, I reckon.
Thanks for the advice. I still have enough interest to pop in this forum now and then, if nothing else I enjoy hearing about the game from you guys.
I figure if I did this badly in the tutorial then I'm probably not going to succeed in the game anyways.
I did pretty crappy at first too, but it got way easier in time. Now I can pump out missions pretty quickly. You just need to play enough and get used to it, I think.

BTW anybody hear about a supposed Gingerbread Colony for the holidays? TrekMate posted an article saying STO will have some kind of gingerbread-themed area.
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Old December 3 2013, 06:08 AM   #4047
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BTW anybody hear about a supposed Gingerbread Colony for the holidays? TrekMate posted an article saying STO will have some kind of gingerbread-themed area.


http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=1052191
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Old December 3 2013, 08:13 AM   #4048
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BTW anybody hear about a supposed Gingerbread Colony for the holidays? TrekMate posted an article saying STO will have some kind of gingerbread-themed area.


http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=1052191
Yes, the allied invasion of the gingerbread colony shall begin on Thursday!
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Old December 3 2013, 06:31 PM   #4049
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Aweeeeesome!!!
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Old December 3 2013, 10:10 PM   #4050
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Yeah, Q's Winter Wonderland returns! Time to dig out my skates, weapons and scarfs...


Here's my one female character from the 1st year of WW...





BranFlakes is hosting a couple of parties. http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=939401

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