Star Trek: Online

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by tranya, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I do love the space combat. Ground combat is a nightmare, but space combat is pure fun! I just want more social in there with the fighting.
     
  2. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

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    ^ I agree. Love the space combat and visuals. Fun.
    Ground combat is pretty meh. Is that how most other MMO's are?
     
  3. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Not for the MMO's I have played. Ground combat in STO is way too cumbersome. It's another reason why I'm against the DP in game, because the targeting system is terrible and inaccurate. You can be killed twice before the thing correctly targets a relevant enemy.
     
  4. judge alba

    judge alba senior street judge Premium Member

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    I'm pretty chuffed got my 1st promotion so got a connie refit, which I've renamed the uss Palendrah
    just out of intereast on the last mission I was in a open instance team when finished the other player typed in 'ty' in the chat box any ideas what that means?
     
  5. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    It means "Thank you". Generally, responding in kind would be "yw" for "You're Welcome" or "np" for "No Problem". :)
     
  6. judge alba

    judge alba senior street judge Premium Member

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    ah right thanks have to remember that
     
  7. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

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    WoW actually had content on launch, and had a huge world to explore. The quests were not repetitive because you were fighting different enemies, in different zones. For one, WoW took months to level fully to 60 and even longer to get ready for the first raids, as opposed to the two weeks it takes in this game. The missions in this game are garbage, its literally kill 3 groups of the same enemy then fly off. Thats it. The maps are always the same, the planet might be a different colour but its still a planet surrounded by debris/asteroid field/space stations.

    Molten Core and Onyxia were both the first end game content for WoW - they were both available on release. WoW actually had more than a year and a half development cycle, hence people sticking around with it because it was a great game. Star Trek Online is another churned out piece of garbage from Cryptic that'll go the same way as all their other MMOs.
     
  8. CaptainStoner

    CaptainStoner Knuckle-dragging TNZ Denizen Admiral

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    SCIOFF: Captain, it is the U.S.S. LonelySquire!!!

    PLAYER:Lock phasers!
     
  9. darthraidr

    darthraidr Commodore Commodore

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    First, i didnt buy the game when atari had the 2 months free deal... i think about it, remember that when i was playing the beta i was not having a whole lot of fun and decide "they probably havent changed enough to make it fun."

    so no purchase, yet...


    this argument always frustrates me. you can list all the issues WoW had at launch but STO is not competing with WoW from 5 years ago, it is competing with WoW (or any MMO) now.

    the market for MMOs has changed dramatically from 5 years ago. gamers expect more and will not wait for things to be fixed in X months. why should they when they can pick another game that has all those issues fixed now?

    i played Champions at launch and it was a mess... sure Cryptic responded quickly to issues, but they were also extremely messy with their solutions. Game balance was all over the place as they over-tuned too many abilities at once. at this point i don't have a lot of faith in their snap decisions.

    i am curious as to how big the mistake really was... people threaten to quit all the time, but do they really quit?

    honestly, it sounds like the game really wasn't getting the numbers Atari had hoped for. if anything it strikes me as a bad sign for how healthy the game is.
     
  10. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have decided to get this but with the price cut thing I'm waiting to see what happening.
     
  11. Blamo

    Blamo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Got it yesterday and after a bit of a slog, I've got two more levels to go before I can have a cruiser.

    (just so you know, that isn't usual for me).

    Man though, I must be a really bad player, everybody else seems to have these super phasers that do twice the amount of damage mine do.
     
  12. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Do a couple exploration missions, then you can use the badges to buy some better weapons.
     
  13. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Or if you have no other choice spend the credits to get some better weapons or keep the ship weapon items you pick up if their better then what you have now.
     
  14. strikefalcon

    strikefalcon Commodore Commodore

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    I picked up all my good weapons as drops.
     
  15. Alpha Romeo

    Alpha Romeo Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Same here. I'm at LT 9...almost there. I believe once I hit the next level I'll be at LT CDR 1
     
  16. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Not quite. I thought the same when I was a LT 9. You'll also have LT 10 and then after that you'll be a LT CMDR 1.
     
  17. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You also have to spend skill points or you'll just go to LT 11.
     
  18. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    And visit Admiral Quinn to receive the promotion.
     
  19. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Me too.

    When I got promoted to LtCmdr I went with the Connie. It's a pretty good all around ship. I bought a Saber after and am trying to use it now. Don't think I like it as much.
     
  20. Bird of Prey

    Bird of Prey Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I just bought it. I did the 5 day buddy pass (thanks again Timofnine) and that hooked me.
     
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