Star Trek Online

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  1. hosh0

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    Had a quick search, couldn't find a thread on this so thought i'd start one.

    http://www.startrekonline.com/

    Synopsis of the game


    Game looks pretty cool. I like the idea of being able to go away away party missions. Also being able to create your own race/ship is awesome.

    However I have heard that there will be some purely cosmetic things you can buy seperatly (microtransactions) and I am totally not a fan of that and what's the bet to make your ship look like the Enterprise you will have to buy something seperatly.


    Overall the game has promise though and closed beta applications are open now.....
     
  2. Fit For Natalie

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    According to a friend of mine who is way more of an old-school Trek fan than I (and who has worked on the dev teams of a few of the previous Trek games), the ship combat seems to be as navalised as the old Starfleet Command games, which is a good thing, but hopefully it won't be too complex for newcomers.

    What impresses me about Cryptic's work is the attention to detail paid to the timeline leading up to STO's continuity. It starts (roughly) from Nemesis, past the events that created the alternate timeline of the 2009 Trek movie to the near future.
     
  3. Kaji

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    90% of the user base will look like Deanna Troi, and they'll be sucking off the Commander Riker NPC

    Or vice versa.
     
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    That's how they've decided to approach space combat. The videos are up on youtube and it looks pretty good.
     
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    7 of 9 or nothing :leet:
     
  6. Dodoman

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    Picard or Sisko here.
     
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    Q or Data for me (although seeing as you can't be a member of the Q, my Q won't be omnipotent :( )
     
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    They've been "accepting" applications for over a month ;)
     
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    Closed beta testing has started on STO. Check your inbox for your invite :)
     
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    Guys it is in the very beginning stages of closed Beta I would be surprised if 5% of the total closed beta people would of got an invite yet, they run the servers up for a couple of hours 2 night a week at the moment to test for stability that is about all.

    If you have been guaratened to be in closed beta due to being a life time member of cryptic than you will get it at some stage of the closed beta process.
     
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    i've been following this for some time too. hoping that i can use this to get my mates off the wow crack.

    only mmo's that seem any good are this and new star wars one. hopefully they don't degenerate into grindfests (yeah i know i shud xpect that playing an mmo neway)
     
  13. Stabo

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    I'm currently creaming over this right now :p

    A whole bunch of Trois etc isn't the worst thing in the world. lol.

    You'll only really see your own crew and that of your friends so it' no big deal how you choose to create them.

    My only concern is that the release date is so close to uni returning :p
     
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    I will be buying this game this week. So should be playing it next week :leet:
     
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    Still waiting on Steam to release their pricing, in case they decide on a regional payment :upset:
     
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    Do they beam people in to space as a quick way of killing them?
     
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    I had high hopes for this game, until I realised the people making are the same people that made that awful Champions Online game.

    I bet it will have the best character making ever along with the worst gameplay ever.

    Doesn't mean I won't try it.
     
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    gamestop have it, grab it from there. So to Direct2Drive.

    And if you do grab it from one of them you get access to Beta testing and an early starter bonus meaning you get access to the game 3 days before those that don't pre order.
     
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    I heard about this and managed to stay trapped under my rock but a friend showed me some of the screenshots and what is featured in the game.

    I told him I am only going to play after initial launch to see how well servers etc stay up. I really dont need another MMO but it is Star Trek!
     
  20. Stabo

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    I thought it was out in late feb?

    Or are you talking about getting a Beta key?
     

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