Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by tranya, Nov 19, 2008.
Ease up on that optimism.
bridges in the game - screengrabs
And here are the first images of bridges:
Woo hoo! screen grab here:
2 more screengrabs of the same bridge different angles here:
^ Like it but the ships look absolutely shithouse.
I just found this image (scroll down to bottom) of a ship interior but it is from February 2009 so not sure if it is even accurate or a real screengrab.
Althought this medical looking bay (lit in reddish light) with 25ft. ceilings lit very moody from the September preview I somehow missed. It must be a larger vessel.
I think that screen was from another developer, before they went under and development then went to Crytpic.
Starship Tactics Trailer - Part One
You can see the second part here: Starship Tactics Trailer - Part Two
Thanks. I like the look of the game and I like that some of the retro ship models have been incorporated as well. The customization with the various ship systems, as well as crew, looks pretty good too. I'm not too hot about using shuttles for boarding parties as it defeats the whole purpose a transporter.
On to what I don't like. I don't like the not too subtle swipes at those who are interested in a player crew experience. That's the second time I've heard them say something about '"being in engineering pressing buttons." If player crews are outside the direction the game's development took then just say that. But don't dismiss the desires of some to take on roles other than that of captain as button pressing. It's a computer game. What else is there to do but press buttons?
When you look at the boxart, do you think "Wow, that game looks like fun!" or do you think "Wow, look at them whore the license they got!"
Though I am actually shocked that it's not a woman in a bikini holding that crappy looking phaser.
Having another look at it I can't believe the Klingons aren't more prominent instead of shoved well into the background. The game is about playing as the Feds of the Klingon faction. Maybe they'll do a "Klingon cover" box as well to be fair, like how Warcaft II had box art for each major faction.
The cover reminds me of many things, but Star Trek is not one of them.
Star Trek Online open beta dates announced
ships in Star Trek Online : JJprise?
also about expansion packs and update plans:
The full interview, in which he talks about space combat and away missions in the game, is here.
Damn it, Trek BBS. I purposefully steer clear of MMORPGs because I know what they'll do to me, but now you've gone and got me drooling over what appears to be an awesome game that I may be unable to resist.
I notice that one ship had separated it's saucer section. Does anyone know how would works? Would each section be independently controllable by the player? How much of an advantage does this bestow?
I'd imagine that since transporters don't work through shields, they'd be unusable until the shields are down and you're pummelling the hull, which seems a bit pointless.
In total agreement with this.
The way I understood it, it's supposed to work like Pets do in other MMOs.
Meaning, once you've seperated your ship (e.g the Prometheus), you'll get additional action bars with which you control and steer the seperated parts.
Works the same with the fighters from the Klingon carrier.
where can we see specs on available ship in the game!?!
^ The STO site has a few ship specs and a list of ships (mostly Federation) ships that are available during the game.
Sorry if this has been asked earlier in the thread (I stopped reading every post after page 5 or 6...) but does anyone know when STO might be released for platforms other than a PC? I have a Macbook. I wouldn't mind getting an Xbox...
Here it is the first video of a bridge in Star Trek Online:
Star Trek Online | "Bridge" trailer
glass windows in the ceilings!
some nice low-angle camera moves around fighting with phasers on board some large ship or room.
some ship exterior battles
some alien world stuff
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