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Old August 31 2010, 04:39 AM   #1651
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Hey I have to ask how does the Borg bridge officer work, do you get to pick the officer's race or is it preset?
I think you can get it if you pay for a yearly subscription to Star Trek Online.
Nope, there was a limited time offer some time back, but now the only way to get it is to buy it on the C-Store. It's 240 Cryptic points to buy it for one faction (either Federation or Klingon, and you get it for all characters of that faction.) That's three US dollars worth of c-points.
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Old August 31 2010, 04:39 AM   #1652
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See, STO is more like a single player game where you can meet up with others online. It's an MMO, but not really an MMO in the traditional sense.
True, but it's a zillion times more fun playing with others. Which is why I stopped playing, since I couldn't convince anyone else to play it!
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Old August 31 2010, 05:08 AM   #1653
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See, STO is more like a single player game where you can meet up with others online. It's an MMO, but not really an MMO in the traditional sense.
True, but it's a zillion times more fun playing with others. Which is why I stopped playing, since I couldn't convince anyone else to play it!
Very few people are members anymore. It's a shame really. Hopefully they'll pick up in population.
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Old August 31 2010, 04:55 PM   #1654
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Otherwise you can buy it in the C-Store. I got mine because of the special Amazon edition I bought.
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Old August 31 2010, 05:18 PM   #1655
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Very few people are members anymore. It's a shame really. Hopefully they'll pick up in population.
Actually it's started picking up again. I see twice as many people in zones now as I did before Season 2.

Edit: yes, I mean in zones, not in instances, I'm aware they've increased the instance size. In some zones I see MORE instances now, not less, despite the increasing instance sizes, because that many people have come back.
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Old September 1 2010, 12:51 AM   #1656
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So....my system rebuild seems to have gone well. I was surprised that I didn't need to call Microsoft to re-authenticate XP on a totally different motherboard/cpu/gpu. I just hit "authenticate", and it was done. It was an OEM disc.

Anyway, I'm sure I'll be giving STO a go fairly soon. I personally hate the box art and am wondering if there's anything to the retail version that makes it worthwhile over downloading, which last I checked was for $20. Is there a manual that's worth another $20-30 to have lying around? I tend to doubt it but thought I'd ask.
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Old September 1 2010, 01:06 AM   #1657
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Nope; all the box gets you (assuming standard edition, not collector's) is whatever "bonus" item that retailer carries, and nearly all of those can also be purchased in the C-Store now.

The manual is online.
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Old September 1 2010, 01:19 AM   #1658
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^ thanks. I've been following the saga of this game since the Perpetual days and am looking forward to it.
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Old September 1 2010, 01:23 PM   #1659
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Does the type of captain you pick (tac, science, eng) impact your starting ship? Science = science vessel, etc?
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Old September 1 2010, 01:28 PM   #1660
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Does the type of captain you pick (tac, science, eng) impact your starting ship? Science = science vessel, etc?
No. Your starting ship is always the same. Once you hit Lt.Com you can choose between the three tiers. Again, no "class" restriction. However, I would say that you get more of a boost to certain abilities by using the ships that match with your captain. A science officer will get more out of a science ship, for example, then a tac officer. But that doesn't always mean it's better, just depends on you really.
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Old September 1 2010, 03:02 PM   #1661
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Does the type of captain you pick (tac, science, eng) impact your starting ship? Science = science vessel, etc?
No. Your starting ship is always the same. Once you hit Lt.Com you can choose between the three tiers. Again, no "class" restriction. However, I would say that you get more of a boost to certain abilities by using the ships that match with your captain. A science officer will get more out of a science ship, for example, then a tac officer. But that doesn't always mean it's better, just depends on you really.
And some combinations work better than others, depending on play style. A Tactical Captain in a Cruiser can do very well with beams, since he can pack (and power) so many of them. An Engineer in a Science ship can be a huge asset to a team, as Science boffs get all the best Shield heals and Engineers get the Hull heals.

A Science Captain in an Escort might be a stretch, but I'm sure somebody now is going to reply that they had great success with this combination.
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Old September 2 2010, 02:06 AM   #1662
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Oh yeah. I'm a Tac in a cruiser and my beam weapons are powerful. Plus, I can survive a long time thanks to a high hull on a cruiser, which gives me really solid defense while my high powered offensive weapons tear into other ships.
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Old September 2 2010, 02:38 AM   #1663
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so i played around with the demo yesterday and today. while i like most of what i experienced i just want to know, is there more than just running around killing things and blowing stuff up? i ran into some diplomat at space dock. i assume later you can escort ships, supplies and so on.
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Old September 2 2010, 02:54 AM   #1664
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so i played around with the demo yesterday and today. while i like most of what i experienced i just want to know, is there more than just running around killing things and blowing stuff up? i ran into some diplomat at space dock. i assume later you can escort ships, supplies and so on.
There is a small but growing body of "Diplomatic" missions, but yes, it's mostly a combat game, and when you escort things it usually means something's going to come try to destroy or steal them. If you mean the Ambassador in the area that looks like a lecture hall, an early mission involves transporting him somewhere, and things don't go as planned.
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Old September 2 2010, 04:12 AM   #1665
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like i said, i liked the game. i guess i just feel its a little too combat heavy. i'm reading The Path to 2409 on the STO site and while its interesting and the back story has a lot of intrigue it just seems to come down as all space battles.

still, STO hasn't even been around for very long so i'll give it the benefit of the doubt. i'll end up buying it in a week or so most likely.
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