Windows 7 Star Trek Online (Public Beta)...YOUR VIEWS?

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  1. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    I been playing this for about a week now, and it's coming along quite nicely from the look of it. The character creation is pretty decent, for the two factions currently available, lots of nice tweaks although I think its a bit of a cheek to charge game credits to change your avatar at a later date even when using stock parts.

    Gameplay:
    Well the space battles is nearing completion and its pretty darn fun especially if you are Klingon with tier 2 Bird of Prey (sweet battle cloaking heh hee), everything feels like it's gelling together really well, once they sort the bugs over the next few months it should be really good. Every ship looks very detailed and some nice customisations available....plenty of guns and buffs to mess with.

    Ground battles...umm they need a hell of a lot more polishing sadly, the ground based PVP matches feel pretty thin and souless compared to the space ones but again more content is due and PVE missions seemed reasonable (although theres very few on Klingon thus far).

    The main issues at the minute are pretty expected, such as peak time server issues and glitchy missions but even in the 7 days I've played it I've seen some pretty big changes over the patches for the better, although I must admit I'm still unsure if I'll play once its past beta, as I have a chip on my shoulder about paying more than once for the same game...subscriptions should be lifetime and sold as the games price tag even if it were say double the price....£148 for a lifetime sub seems seriously ripoff.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Star Trek Online: Latest MMORPG

    So who here is interested in this game? I've tried it and the graphics are good, but nearly all of the missions are combat-based as it would seem, whether on the ground or in space. Seems more like Star Wars than Star Trek to me, but it does have the 'Trek feel to it. Hmm?
     
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    Being a fan of the series I'll be definitely checking this out so thanks for the heads up.. :)
     
  4. footstick

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    A little info

    Star Trek Online is set during the time scale of the original ‘classic’ Star Trek history and takes place twenty years after the events that pushed Spock back in time - mirroring the recent movie to a certain extent. The universe is in absolute chaos with Romulus having been destroyed and the Cardassian Union in a total state of disarray. The Borg are back in full attack mode and are attempting to assimilate everyone in their path and to complicate matters the Klingons are at war with the Federation.

    Players can take the role of either a Klingon or Federation captain and they can progress through the galaxy as they want, taking diplomatic stances or preferring to use more aggressive tactics if they wish. Like many MMO’s players are not forced to complete the main storyline elements of the game but those wanting to see this will play through a series of adventures called “episodes” with active content presented in much the same way you would experience via a television show. It is a cool idea, because one ‘week’ you would be in a space battle with an enemy race and the next you would be escorting an important dignitary to a planet for a political conference. Each of these episodes is tuned for up to five people to play together and the missions incorporate AI and unit scaling so if you only have a few players then the game will scale down accordingly to make it competitive but not impossible. At the end of a series of missions there is a ‘season ender’ which normally will require a larger fleet to complete. Taking on a few Borg vessels for instance requires a lot of Federation firepower.
     
  5. kemical

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    Much thanks for the informative post.. So can you get hold of constellation class ships like the original Enterprise?
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    If you had pre-ordered the game from Gamestop you could get a skin for the Light Cruiser at the start of the game which was an exact replica of the original ship. You can still get a Constitution class ship once you reach a certain rank, and then a Galaxy class (The Next Generation), all of which are customizable.
     
  7. Radenight

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    I also will be checking this game out! I've heard mixed things about it... ;) It's like a movie though in that you can't really judge until you play/see it for yourself.. ;) I never listen to people's opinion's on games or movies anymore...
     
  8. kemical

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    Thanks Mike... Thats what I meant Constitution class.. lol
     

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