RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,914
Posts: 5,388,343
Members: 24,718
Currently online: 505
Newest member: Tribblemaker

TrekToday headlines

IDW Publishing November Trek Comic
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Pegg/Wright Trilogy In The Works
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Star Trek: The Compendium Rebate Details
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Gold Key Archives Volume 2
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Takei Documentary Wins Award
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Cumberbatch To Voice Khan
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Shaun And Ed On Phineas and Ferb
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

New Ships Coming From Official Starships Collection
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

Trek Stars Take On Ice Bucket Challenge
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

Retro Review: Profit and Lace
By: Michelle on Aug 16


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Gaming

Trek Gaming Program Complete - Enter When Ready.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 9 2012, 09:23 PM   #2086
Scout101
Admiral
 
Scout101's Avatar
 
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

it DOES, because they make you scan 5 of them on several occasions
__________________
Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed and maybe, in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by man. ~Jack Handey
STO: @JScout33
Scout101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 10:30 AM   #2087
Tirius
Captain
 
Tirius's Avatar
 
Location: The Netherlands
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Squiggy wrote: View Post
Well, scanning fungi on an alien world would make for a pretty boring game.
Sisko: If all we find is some fungus, we're not beaming down.
Dax: But what if it's smart fungus?
(from "Children of Time")

In all honesty, I wish there were more non-combat missions too. Some of the featured series have nice ones, but the regular missions do get a bit repetitive after a while if they're mostly combat.
__________________
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein
My Card
@TiriusAvarao
Tirius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 11:38 AM   #2088
Scout101
Admiral
 
Scout101's Avatar
 
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

You don't enjoy scanning 5 things in space, ending with the one near the donut-shaped asteroid? They only reused that exact map 15-20 times, max

To be fair, sometimes they added a tint to space to change the color a little...
__________________
Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed and maybe, in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by man. ~Jack Handey
STO: @JScout33
Scout101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 01:26 PM   #2089
Squiggy
LORD SHIT SUPREME
 
Squiggy's Avatar
 
Location: Not on your life, my Hindu friend.
View Squiggy's Twitter Profile Send a message via ICQ to Squiggy
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Yeah, there's zero variety in those missions. Scan one, then scan 4 more for some reason. At least with the combat missions I don't know what's going to happen for the next 2 minutes.
__________________
ENOUGH OF THIS TURGID BASH WANKERY!
Squiggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 02:13 PM   #2090
Trek
Fleet Captain
 
Trek's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

I dunno, the combat missions are fairly similar too - Defeat one group of bad guys, then defeat four more groups.

There are better way to do both non-combat and combat missions.
__________________
TrekBBS Armada
STO Captains (@Trek88): Lex, Foxton, Zylah, Sh'Rrth, Riku, Saundra
Author: The Adventures of Argus
Twitter: @Trek88
Trek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 02:30 PM   #2091
Bird of Prey
Fleet Captain
 
Bird of Prey's Avatar
 
Location: Bird of Prey - Ontario, Canada
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

C-points are converting to Zen on Thursday. Does this mean that Season 6 is coming out really soon? It will be interesting to see what happens with the dilithium exchange rates.. if it goes up or down. There is a lot of speculation for both sides on the official forums. Personally, I'm hoping that the rates go down, so I get more Zen for my dilithium.
__________________
Peter: Sorry Meg. Daddy loves ya, but Daddy also loves Star Trek, and in all fairness, Star Trek was here first.
-------------------
Star Trek Online avatars - Bailey@Kahlua17, Scout@Kahlua17
Bird of Prey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 02:42 PM   #2092
Hanover Fiste
Rear Admiral
 
Hanover Fiste's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Big download as I was logging off last night. Historically a good sign.
__________________
I'm alright, Jack
keep your hands off of my stack.
Hanover Fiste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 04:55 PM   #2093
Scout101
Admiral
 
Scout101's Avatar
 
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Shouldn't really make much difference, once people stop bitching long enough to break out the calculators and realize it's about the same. Gonna LOOK like things changed bigtime, as 1 CP = 1.25 Zen, so if it cost 2000 CP for a ship, it's now 2500 Zen. Same deal with the Dilithium Exchange. Once that settles, should be about the same.

the Dilithium Exchange shouldn't change much until they introduce Starbases and people have more to do with Dilithium. Then imagine the prices will go back down a bit as people buy Zen to exchange for more Dil. Right now, there's stuff to buy with CP, and people have Dil stores, so Dil is not exchanging as well.
__________________
Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed and maybe, in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by man. ~Jack Handey
STO: @JScout33
Scout101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 07:30 PM   #2094
Ronald Held
Rear Admiral
 
Location: On the USS Sovereign
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Is season 6 material the reason for the 1+ Gb patch my laptop wants to download?
Ronald Held is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2012, 07:36 PM   #2095
intrinsical
Fleet Captain
 
intrinsical's Avatar
 
Location: Singapore
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Yes. Lots of people are guessing season 6 is launching this Thursday with the huge 7 hour "maintenance downtime".
__________________
USS Sentinel, Luna Class (STO)

Last edited by intrinsical; July 11 2012 at 12:28 AM.
intrinsical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2012, 12:43 AM   #2096
Xhiandra
Lieutenant Commander
 
Xhiandra's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Scout101 wrote: View Post
You don't enjoy scanning 5 things in space, ending with the one near the donut-shaped asteroid? They only reused that exact map 15-20 times, max

To be fair, sometimes they added a tint to space to change the color a little...
And then there's the ground equivalent: scan a rock, run to 4 more rocks, scanning each.
Your BOFFs are there, for some reason.

Though to be fair, those missions make for quick alt levelling.


On the other hand, they could've made mobs (i.e. those non-Borg encounter maps nobody really does) give decent EXP instead of this whole "QUESTS GIVE EXP AND ONLY QUESTS GIVE MEANINGFUL AMOUNTS OF EXP" stupid WoW-born fad.
In older MMOs, quests were less generic simply because they didn't have to churn out 20 times the same quest to provide enough avenues for EXP.
I miss walking up to a mob when I'm 32 TNL, quickly killing it and levelling up instead of having to do a long quest/mission for an overkill of 4500 EXPish.
Xhiandra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2012, 07:46 AM   #2097
Romulus Prime
Lieutenant Commander
 
Romulus Prime's Avatar
 
Location: The broken state of California
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

syberghost wrote: View Post
Romulus, have you tried completely uninstalling STO, clearing your Internet Explorer cache, and then re-installing it? I've had corrupted files before that pass all the launcher checks, but cause the game to crash consistently when specific things are done.
Yup - done it 7 times + defragged the comp 3 times. Something about the auto-team aspect of the game just keeps messing with it.

I was actually able to access ALL my toons for the 1st two weeks of January. While playing Champions Online, one of the guys who was posting in the PVP chat suggested I shut off the "patch on demand" command found in the "Options" part in the log in window. It worked PERFECTLY and I had immediate access to ALL my characters. Then the mid-January patch/maintenance did something that prevented me from using them again, AND my non-fleeted toons as well.

It was so depressing to go from victory to a now total defeat. At least before I could make solo toons and do PVE, but now even that isn't an option. At least CO still works fine. I even was able to make a decent Klingon and Romulan on there. But it'd be nice to get back on STO, at the very least so I could copy my character bios.

__________________
Centurion: "...power is danger."

Romulan Commander: "Danger and I are old companions." - TOS episode Balance of Terror


"Living in your dreams is like living in exile.
" - Calyx, A Stitch in Time


"Shame on you, Barack Obama!" -
Hillary Clinton

"It's the economy, stupid." - Bill Clinton
Romulus Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2012, 01:19 PM   #2098
Trek
Fleet Captain
 
Trek's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Finally updated my cryptic account to a PWE one. Didn't want to do it, but it becoming harder and harder to do things without (and the Zen conversion is just the latest example).
__________________
TrekBBS Armada
STO Captains (@Trek88): Lex, Foxton, Zylah, Sh'Rrth, Riku, Saundra
Author: The Adventures of Argus
Twitter: @Trek88
Trek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2012, 03:30 PM   #2099
syberghost
Commander
 
syberghost's Avatar
 
Location: STO official forums community moderator
View syberghost's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Trek wrote: View Post
Finally updated my cryptic account to a PWE one. Didn't want to do it, but it becoming harder and harder to do things without (and the Zen conversion is just the latest example).
Soon you'd have been forced to anyway; this way you have some input into your login ID.
syberghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2012, 03:41 PM   #2100
Scout101
Admiral
 
Scout101's Avatar
 
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Would be nice if the loader screen started defaulting to PWE instead of Cryptic, though, now that we've had to change. Minor annoyance, but still, should be an easy fix...
__________________
Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed and maybe, in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by man. ~Jack Handey
STO: @JScout33
Scout101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
mmorpg, onlne, star trek online, sto

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.