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

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  1. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

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    That's good to know. Thank you. :) STO is my first MMO so I wasn't sure I could just pick up where I left off. :)
     
  2. Noname Given

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    Yep - I've yet to hear of an MMO that deletes ANY characters as they realize that people may stop their subscription for a time; but come back later, and they want you to be able to pick up right where you left off.

    That said, the Season 3 Update is about a month away (already being tested on the Tribble test server); and it's adding a fair amount of new and updated stuff (Sector Space looks downright georgeous with 'Astrometics Disabled'); so you might want to hold off coming back until mid-December. I am not kidding when I say that if you disable Astrometrics - when you fly into sector space, it'll feel like a different/brand new game.
     
  3. Admiral James Kirk

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    I saw a video for that on YouTube and it did indeed look awesome. I didn't even mind Sector Space before since I just used it as an opportunity to practice my flying. :D I'm looking forward to flying in the new improved Sector Space.
     
  4. Kadratis

    Kadratis Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I such a cheapskate... :o

    I'm crossing my fingers that the monthly subscription fee changes soon. I made the mistake of buying the limited edition on day one without thinking (MMOs aren't exactly best on release day). I played recently during the free-play weekend where previous members could play for free to see if they wanted to rejoin. $15/monthly is just a bit too much for me with money being tight due to the economy and all. $10 would be perfect. Maybe they'll have a Christmas discount? :)

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  5. Chaos Descending

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    I've never heard of an MMO reducing the monthly subscription fee. Sure, it might have happened, but I've never heard of it. That said, don't hold your breath that ST:O will lower theirs anytime soon.
     
  6. Commodore_Rook

    Commodore_Rook Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The only way you are going to pay $10 a month is if you get the year sub for $120.
     
  7. Hartzilla2007

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    According to the calendar-thing their releasing it in the first two weeks of December.
     
  8. Ronald Held

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    No more weekly episodes, just the big update within a month?
     
  9. Hartzilla2007

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    I think the third batch of weekly episodes will start in January.
     
  10. Chaos Descending

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    Yes that is the plan. The weekly episodes are going to be an ongoing thing.
     
  11. Noname Given

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    They have the next Featured episode series in planning, and will continue with them. The focus now howerver is to get the Season 3 update polished and ready for launch and to avoid a reapet of the Season 2 launch, whhich was honestly VERY bug ridden. If you haven't checked out the new Sector Space soming in Season 3; you should hop on Tribble and take a look as the Devs (imo) hit one out of the park on that. Also, the new Klingon patrols (where you have optional objectives; and the Klingons raid supply depots for anomolies used in crafting - which the KDF has access to now, starting with Season 3), are good. They also revamped the Remote Contact interface; so it's easier to read and see just what your contacts are offering.

    That said, there's still a number of major bugs they need to fix (and the KDF zone in to the Pi Canis sector which they just opened to the KDF) is a major one; but I think the Season 3 update adds A LOT to the game; and don't mind a delay the next feature series to get it ready for release myself.
     
  12. Commodore_Rook

    Commodore_Rook Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes, much like TNG, Season three STO is really going to shine!!! It is finally becoming the game it was ment to be!!! Just imagine what Seasons 4 & 5 (and beyond) will do for the game?? I think with the sector space fix, I am going to bite the bullet and buy the lifetime sub to show my support!
     
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  13. Aeolusdallas

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    Monthly MMO fees have not really changed in a decade. 14.99 is the industry standard. Excepting free to play and a handful of kiddie games.
     
  14. Admiral James Kirk

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    14.99 isn't really an unreasonable price. For me that means skipping Wendy's chicken club combo meal twice a month in order to play STO. Not a bad trade. Just means I eat a sandwich on those days instead. :)
     
  15. Aeolusdallas

    Aeolusdallas Captain Captain

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    That was my feeling even 10 years ago. I spend more a week on coffee or sodas. As entertainment goes it's cheap. 1 night at the movies, a night at a pub or renting a few movies on OnDemand all cost more. The Cable bill is almost 10 times as much
     
  16. Tibbetts

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    Just bought this game. Loving it already! If any of you want to add me to your in-game friends list, the handle is: @Tibbetts.

    Hope to see some of you in space. :D


    -Tibbetts
     
  17. Timelord Victorious

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    Hey, Tibbetts. Glad the game still finds new fans. look me up in game...

    See my various characters and handle below. They are all Admirals and generals by now, but I got one fresh Lieutenant for team play at lower levels...
     
  18. Admiral James Kirk

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    I was wondering how one would go about forming a fleet? Also is there a set number of people you must have to form a fleet? I'll just be playing with one person and I'm not sure two counts as a fleet.
     
  19. Noname Given

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    There's a 'Fleet' NPC in the Personnel section of the Earth Space Dock - near the Boff skills trainer. To create a Fleet you need to start with 5 players (and they all have to be in a Team group with you - and the one who is to be the Fleet Leader should be the Leader of the Team and the Player interacting with the Fleet NPC).

    Once you have you group set up, you go interact with the Fleet NPC, select a Fleet Name and a few other choices; and click okay. You should get a message your Fleet is created; and those 5 people will be members. The Fleet Leader will have access to th Fleet menu and can set up ranks, rights to access and change certain Fleet messages, access to the Fleet Bank, etc.

    You DON'T need to maintain a minimum of 5 people in the Fleet once it's created - it could be as small as one person (the Leader) - but you'll always need 5 people minimum to create one.
     
  20. Commodore_Rook

    Commodore_Rook Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I want to hook up with that fleet that plays exclusivly TOS ships and uniforms, anyone know the name of them or any members?
     
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