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Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by daedalus5, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. syberghost

    syberghost Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  2. Jeyl

    Jeyl Commodore Commodore

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    Bran Flakes: "Even though this is an enemy species"

    GRR! I hate those who label Tholians as an enemy species! HOW DARE THEY GENERALIZE MY ENTIRE SPECIES SOLELY ON ONE ENCOUNTER IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE!

    And I thought we were pretty tolerant. We gave the Enterprise the time they requested when they were in our territory. We have ambassadors to the Federation. We stayed out of the Dominion War. We even gave "The Sisko" our own valuable silk! Now we're branded as enemies? I disapprove!
     
  3. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    To be fair, there is hardly any species that isn't a enemy of the federation these days.
     
  4. syberghost

    syberghost Commander Red Shirt

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    In the grim darkness of the 25th Century, there is only war.
     
  5. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Premium Member

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    Well, scanning fungi on an alien world would make for a pretty boring game.
     
  6. Scout101

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    it DOES, because they make you scan 5 of them on several occasions :p
     
  7. Tirius

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    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.
     
  8. Scout101

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    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 :lol:

    To be fair, sometimes they added a tint to space to change the color a little...
     
  9. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Premium Member

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    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.
     
  10. Trek

    Trek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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.
     
  11. Bird of Prey

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    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.
     
  12. Hanover Fiste

    Hanover Fiste Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Big download as I was logging off last night. Historically a good sign.
     
  13. Scout101

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    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.
     
  14. Ronald Held

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    Is season 6 material the reason for the 1+ Gb patch my laptop wants to download?
     
  15. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    Yes. Lots of people are guessing season 6 is launching this Thursday with the huge 7 hour "maintenance downtime".
     
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  16. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  17. Romulus Prime

    Romulus Prime Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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.

    :brickwall:
     
  18. Trek

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    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).
     
  19. syberghost

    syberghost Commander Red Shirt

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    Soon you'd have been forced to anyway; this way you have some input into your login ID.
     
  20. Scout101

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    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...
     
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