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Old March 8 2015, 10:05 AM   #1
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Idea for Star Trek Online

As you know in this game when you engage with enemy your ship goes red alert automatically but i think if we dont order to our crew that "Shields up red alert" we miss the biggest cool part and so what is the point of being captain isnt it?
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Old March 14 2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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Re: Idea for Star Trek Online

You should post your suggestion on the official STO forums. Your idea might get more attention that way.
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Old March 15 2015, 12:13 AM   #3
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On TNG it was often Riker who'd order shields up, not Picard... I'd say you're just trusting your XO to do their job.
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Old March 15 2015, 02:35 PM   #4
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Re: Idea for Star Trek Online

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As you know in this game when you engage with enemy your ship goes red alert automatically but i think if we dont order to our crew that "Shields up red alert" we miss the biggest cool part and so what is the point of being captain isnt it?
Seeing your shields are always on, its a bit pointless. Also going to red alert enables your weapons.

If you could go to red alert anywhere (i.e. arm your weapons) you wouldn't be safe anywhere. ESD orbit would become a blood bath!
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Old March 16 2015, 02:43 PM   #5
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Re: Idea for Star Trek Online

Stuff like that makes me want another Star Trek adventure game
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Old March 16 2015, 04:19 PM   #6
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We got to have this for consoles
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Old March 16 2015, 04:32 PM   #7
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Re: Idea for Star Trek Online

This sounds like horrible micro-management in practice. Right now, shields are always on, no worries. And if you prefer, it automatically calls Red Alert if you fire your weapons or are fired upon.

Since having your shields up doesn't cost you anything in energy or crew exhaustion, why would you ever have them down to begin with in-game? Or you'd raise them right when you join a map.

The game is ALL combat, for the most part. Having to raise shields every map would be annoying at best. Pretend they are down and verbally order them up if you want to RP...
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