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Old June 21 2012, 04:40 PM   #1951
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Wow, so the official site has been changed and we are now being forced to change over to a PW account. From what I've read here and at the official forums, there are a lot of people who are not pleased with these changes. It looks like at some point, everyone will be forced to change over to a PW account, so may as well do it now and get the free rewards.
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Old June 21 2012, 04:53 PM   #1952
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I created a PWE account and merged them without any problem. I wasn't going to do so until I read that it would eventually be forced on everyone, so I decided to just get it out of the way. Having to change display and account name was annoying, but I've never posted in their forums so the resetting of stats there was no skin off my back.

That said, it was one of the most hamfisted changes I've seen a company make. I can't believe they didn't warn the user base that it was going to happen.

Regarding the PUG issue above, I'd agree that the groups are lesser quality on the weekends, for understandable reasons. And I'm okay with that. There is very little real challenge in this game. Some of my most satisfying STFs were the ones that were successful even though mistakes were made, often by someone who didn't yet understand the method of beating the mission, and sometimes by a vet who hit the wrong button by accident and blew something up prematurely. Compensating for the miscues is fun to me. And sometime having to come out of your niche is a good thing. I feel a lot of satisfaction when I (in a fleet escort) am healing other people in an STF who are flying cruisers. Seriously, a lot of people newer to the game don't seem to know they can heal other teammates, and this is because STO does a poor on of educating a new player. I like helping them, far more constructively than many others do.

The only time I get peeved in STFs is when you have someone intentionally being counterproductive or abusive to the other players. That shit gets old real fast. And refusing to heed honest and friendly advice. It's easy to spot the immature folks.
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Old June 21 2012, 05:47 PM   #1953
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I merged also the accounts and it seems without problems. There was some chatter in-game that some ppl have actually lost one or two of their toons after the merging.
Not sure why would that happen, though.
I was not entirely happy to merge them either, but I guess one must go with the flow of the business
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Old June 21 2012, 06:53 PM   #1954
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Merging worked fine for me. I was happy to do it; I was one of those people whose account dated from back when the login and the display name were the same, and after they dumped the IRC channel they went back on their promise to change my login name and leave my display name untouched, so I had to live with that less-than-ideal security situation until this merger. My PW account has a totally different login.
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Old June 21 2012, 07:06 PM   #1955
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I am still on the old account(asof Saturday), until forced to change.
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Old June 21 2012, 07:38 PM   #1956
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Just did the change now, no problem so far it seems.
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Old June 21 2012, 07:53 PM   #1957
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Thankfully it seems to have gone well for me.
I never wanted a PW account, and had to change my user name to timelord79 to make it fit with their name requirements.
I was able to get by with just dropping the 2007 from my user name.

I actually feel better about the change since i was able to get almost enough free C-points from the Netflix's trial offer to afford a VA ship.
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Old June 21 2012, 11:02 PM   #1958
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I am DEFINITELY not in favour of being unable to use capital letters in screennames. This is what causes "GrandAdmiralThrawn" for example to look like it could be Grandad Miral Thrawn.

Oh well... display name changed to "tehibris". I want that T capitalised damnit!
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Old June 21 2012, 11:09 PM   #1959
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Meh. I just linked my account and don't see what all the fuss is over. All I lost was the capital B from my forum handle and an underscore from my account name. Never posted on the STO boards before so all the other issues don't affect me.
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Old June 21 2012, 11:16 PM   #1960
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Looks like the user name remained the same in game...

So now I have an Account Name, a user Name for the forum and Perect World in general and a user name in game...

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Old June 22 2012, 03:21 AM   #1961
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Other than not being able to keep my original name, no problems. Make sure to go in and get the 'reward' for switching over, located in the 'items' section of the C-Store. Oddly, not the legacy unlocks section where they always put these things. I didn't get anything particularly useful (yay points boost for a VA50 player! got a couple engine/aux boosts and a purple MK XI hand phaser as well), but worth grabbing i guess.

Much ado about nothing, in the long run, but yet another half-assed effort from PWE/Cryptic. Lie about it, say you won't notice a change, then just dump something in there and don't respond to problems when it's half-tested. Little shit like not being able to use your names, not keeping posting history or join dates, no custom avatars, etc. You know, the stuff that should work by DEFAULT in a BBS system, and shouldn't have taken any effort. I'm sure they're "looking into it"...

Yeah, it's not so much the change as it is the horrible way they've implemented it. A monkey on acid could have set the forum up better than what they managed in an entire day. They didn't even finish the style sheet. You see mauve, sea green, and tan buttons on a black background with silver finish, as well as jagged white borders on the buttons themselves. The post demarcation lines don't extend all the way down, so some posts look like they're broken. Many of the links don't work, or didn't when I linked my accounts. It's half assed in every way. Hell, I didn't even get to keep my name.

I do hate that I can't customize my own avatar, though.
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Old June 22 2012, 10:34 AM   #1962
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In case no ones heard, Heretic has left cryptic.
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Old June 22 2012, 11:02 AM   #1963
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In case no ones heard, Heretic has left cryptic.
Wait what?! Let me guess, too close to the community?
Does that mean Borticus is now the lead of his department?
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Old June 22 2012, 11:52 AM   #1964
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awkward, seeing as how they've been pinning all the turnaround on PvP, STFs, etc on him, telling us not to worry...

Then again, seeing as how things like the STF drop rate were all him, and his response to feedback was essentially "shut up and deal with it, it's working as designed", can't say I will overly miss him. At least one rat was smart enough to get off the sinking ship.
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Old June 22 2012, 11:59 AM   #1965
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^Are you sure you're not thinking of Gozer? I thought Heretic was the doff and starbase dev.
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