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

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  1. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Lots of little problems.
    Any way to afford Mark XI items?
     
  2. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It depends on the Enemy groups makeup - Roms seem to get a lot of Engineers and Medics, and if you don't take them out first, they start healing, dropping shield and medical generators, etc.
     
  3. Alpha Romeo

    Alpha Romeo Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Good advice. I'm ashamed to admit that I'm oly a LTCDR 7 after all this time. Haven't been able to put a ton of time in but I'm working on it!! I just want my damn galaxy class!!
     
  4. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nothing to be ashamed of. I've been playing since October 2009 (in closed beta); and post launch I've been taking my time as I want to have fun and experience stuff as they add it (Just hit Captain 7). Could I be a VA1 by now? Yep. but I'll honestly never understand the desire to 'rush to the top' in a lot of MMOs.

    It kind of m,ade sense in the 'old days' for more mature MMOs (I started with Meridian 59, went on to EverQuest, and I've betaed or playe most MMOs released since). EQ started the trend by making repeatable 'Raid Content' (usually requireing 30+ players); and the term 'End Game' was coined; and the trend continued with World of Warcraft (although six months after it's release, players who rushed were wondering how Blizzard could release an MMO without an endgame at launch. They of course added Molten Core, and other areas; but at the start Onyxia was it).

    So yeh, I'll never understand th 'Rush to the Top' mentality with new MMOs. You get there and then start to complain abiout the endgame (or lack thereof). It usually takes a year or more for most MMOs to get to the point where there's an endame; and enough debugged content to make leveling an alt just as inteesting as your first character.

    Thus, since WoW; I always take it slow with new MMOs myself - espspecially one in a genere I REALLY ENJOY (I've never really cared for the glut of 'High Fantasy MMOs' myself; and Star Wars Galaxies blew from beta; and EVE Online was too PvP oriented and rather empty. One can only mine so many Asteriods or farm so many Pirates before being bored to death - others milage may vary).
     
  5. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

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    They just added a refit to the Galaxy class for VA's. Saucer Sep! The Intrepid now has ablative armor and the Defiant has a cloak.
     
  6. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    How does the saucer seperation work? does it turn your saucer into a pet while you drive the battlesection?
     
  7. Noname Given

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    Pretty much. The Stardrive then becomes equivalent to an Escort (manuverabilty, power level, shields and Hull wise). <--- This from the patch notes.
     
  8. Ronald Held

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    I am assumng that I will get a refit when I make VA1?
     
  9. Blamo

    Blamo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You get one free, yes.

    However, before choosing I recommend using your free token on the tribble server first, just so you can give it a test run (it won't deduct the token from your holodeck account).
     
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  10. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That is still up and running?
     
  11. syberghost

    syberghost Commander Red Shirt

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    Tribble is the public test server. It's always up and running, except when they're loading patches.
     
  12. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Oh, too many hours playing on the main server.
     
  13. Kaziarl

    Kaziarl Commodore Commodore

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    For anyone who doesn't know and has stepped away from the game for whatever your reason is, this weekend (starting today and going to monday) Cryptic is giving anyone who purchased the game some play time. I figure people might want to check out season two, so I thought I'd pass the word along to you all.

    Edit:
    Here's the specific text from their site.

    To celebrate Season 2's release, we're holding another Welcome Back Weekend!

    From Wednesday, August 4, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific until Monday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, anyone who has purchased Star Trek Online can play unrestricted. For more information, check out our Welcome Back Weekend FAQ on the forums.
     
  14. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Yep. I'm patching (3.2GB!) right now. Should be on in short order. :D
     
  15. di_mar

    di_mar Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Quick question. I am downloading the demo currently at a pain-steakingly slow rate of 77kbs/per sec here in the UK. I am really looking forward to playing.
    Say I like the game, and I decide to buy, so I do. Do I need to purchase 'game time'? Seems alot to ask more considering people have gone out to buy a game at £20-£30!
     
  16. syberghost

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    As with most MMORPGs, this is a monthly subscription game. The initial purchase includes 30 days of free time, but that time is only activated once you set up a payment method for your recurring subscription. However, when you set up that payment method, you are not charged until the 30 days expire, and any time during that 30 days you can cancel your recurring subscription and still use your free time; they just want that credit card or whatever to make sure the account is connected to a human being intending to play the game, not a spammer buying a disposable account to spam folks.

    The monthly fee in the UK is currently 10.34 pounds including VAT. There is a discount for purchasing time in 3-month or 6-month blocks, but that's an upfront charge for the entire block if you do. A lifetime sub costs 192.49.
     
  17. di_mar

    di_mar Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Oh, 10 pounds doesn't seem too bad. It's just annoying when you've bought the game for 3 times that price!
    I remember downloading a trial of WoW. I had to keep updating my demo. I never got to play it in the end :/

    I hope STO is worth it! Judging from the comments on here, it seems to be.

    On this demo, how long does it enable me to play for?

    update: I have to download a patch, apparently? Hm. I am pretty sure this is a recent demo. Maybe its because it's taken a fair week to download!

    Is it necessary to download this darn patch? I just wanna play..
     
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  18. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, you need to download any and all patches that are posted. Remember that your playing on a server over the internet with over a thousand people online at the same time as you. Thus the client you use has to be the same as everyone else as that's how they ensure everyone is playing under the same 'ruleset' (very important for PvP and making PvE fair across the board).
     
  19. di_mar

    di_mar Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Ah, I see. I suppose it would also make it easier to answer questions, knowing that everybody is using the same type of game/version.
    It's at 33.4% now. Hopefully if I leave it on overnight it should be done by morning - in time for a couple of days free..
    When you create your ship, will your crew be real people or bots? I've heard people recruiting for fleets in STO, see..
     
  20. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Your crew are bots, but you can join fleets of real players. TBBS has such a fleet.
     
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