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December 18th, 2013, 01:24 PM
Anyone else play Star Trek Online? It's fun, and I've been looking for friends to do fleet actions with.

December 18th, 2013, 02:36 PM
I've heard about it, what kind of mmo is it? Is there a lot of free character design and customization?

December 18th, 2013, 02:54 PM
Yep. Free to play, too.

December 18th, 2013, 03:03 PM
I've been intrigued by it for a while but I always find myself wondering how conflict pans out. Is it like some of the old Star Trek games like 'Bridge Commander' where you would end up having space battles with other ships and you could identify opposition's weaknesses and exploit them through manoeuvres, scanning, weapon allocations, etc.? More advanced/less advanced?
I'd love to get an outline from someone that does play it rather than the basic FAQs.

December 18th, 2013, 04:12 PM
I've played it before. It's fun, but I always end up getting confused about what I'm supposed to be doing. I have trouble flying my starship.

December 18th, 2013, 06:24 PM
Well, you are a starship captain of either the Romulan Republic, Klingon Empire, or Federation (I play Federation, of course). It is kind of a third person shooter, but with a ship--think sort of like an aircraft simulator. You fly at a constant speed (you can speed up or slow down, though), and you use the arrowkeys to maneuver. To bank left, for example, you use the left arrowkey, and to move down, you press... either down or up, I can't remember (in anycase, you won't often use that unless you play an escort).

There's also ground combat, which is pretty typical third person shooter. Whatever you do, don't enable first person mode, since it restricts your access to your abilities, which you will absolutely depend on, and your devices, which you will need for heals.

Starships are modular. You can equip them with different shields, impulse drives, warp/singularity cores, weapons (of which there are eight different energy types, which often come in variations and mixes!), consoles, devices, and even, on some ships, hanger bays!

May 14th, 2014, 10:25 AM
I play on Star Trek Online, usually with my fiance because we have such insane adventures together. Like, there was this one mission where you were sent to the past and he tried to calm down this one crew member and he was succeeding, until I ran up and punched the woman in the face.

But she was begging for it, so.

May 14th, 2014, 02:57 PM
I'm a huge fan of Star Trek, but I just couldn't get into this game. I was especially disappointed that I couldn't ram my ship into enemy ships. Especially that first Borg peanut.

May 15th, 2014, 02:34 PM
You get to ram later... though steering is terrible for a lot of ships.

Alliana: How'd you do that? Didn't know you could do that to NPCs, and I didn't know that two people could do missions together.