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Posted: Dec 5th 2009 6:15PM pcgneurotic said

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That was fascinating, but it stopped right at the part I'm most interested in - the Fed uniforms! Argh, how long 'till the next part??

Posted: Dec 5th 2009 6:36PM Lionhearted said

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Very, very interesting stuff. Looking forward to the next installment.

If ever there was more stuff about the ships, though, I'd have a full-fledged moment of gaming (and geek) bliss. I'm so excited about the ships.

Posted: Dec 5th 2009 7:38PM pcgneurotic said

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I haven't seen too many of the vids so far, but that was the first one I've seen where the ships actually looked like their 'proper' canon versions, i.e. without all the far-future STO-specific bits n pieces.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2009 6:45PM Crode said

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I would like to pilot a borg cube ship \o/

Posted: Dec 5th 2009 8:39PM (Unverified) said

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Cool. So the borg will be more like the queen. Completely cyborg. No return.

But I seem to remember the borg already doing that to some drones. I know for a fact that I've seen some drones without human hands, for example. And with arms coming off. Unless I'm mistaken...*shrug*

still cool. can't wait to play. Hope it's as good as they're making it seem.

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 7:36PM Lionhearted said

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I was just watching my dvd of First Contact and I can, indeed, confirm that sometimes the hands come off. There was one slightly grotesque scene in particular... LOL

The only sad part about the Borg being unable to be rescued and made back human is there will probably be a whole lot less opportunity to have former Borg bridge officers... and 7 of 9 was one kick ass bridge officer. The only more powerful "bridge officer" in cannon would, in my opinion, be Data, plus potentially Dax and Spock.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 2:31AM Alslayer said

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Is there any way I can download that ds9 at a higher rez so I can use it as a wallpaper?

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 12:07AM (Unverified) said

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maika said on 8:39PM 12-05-2009
"Hope it's as good as they're making it seem."

..hope springs eternal. Deep down we all know it's going to be poo, despite desperately wanting it to be otherwise.

Another re-hash of an old game engine, ships that look as if they're wobbling around on strings (as opposed to say the immense feeling generated by the ships in Eve Online), terrible character models (this is 2010 basically.. erm?), no actual '1st person' gameplay for a lot of the game mechanics (ie: just select an option on a menu instead).. ok I'll stop.

It's a crying shame that Cryptic got this, or that they at least didn't start from scratch rather than paste a shallow experience over a tired game engine.

Re the Borg iterations:
2:34 in this vid - it's already been visited.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sat_9IzMND4&feature=related

In fact this game, released in mid-2003, looks better.

It's with a heavy heart that I'm preparing myself for a disappointment that tops WAR's.

Oh how I wish somehow that at least Bioware could be developing it alongside TOR.

=(

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 12:32AM (Unverified) said

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The only feeling Eve generates is boredom. Granted, it IS immense.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 1:41AM Ayenn said

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Seeing it in a crappy low rez flash based video and playing it are two completely different things. I thought much like you at one point. I no longer do.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 3:03PM pcgneurotic said

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I thought it was based on the new engine they made for CO? Which would make it only the second use of it? Or did I misunderstand that?
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 7:36PM Lionhearted said

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Did you watch any of the Pax gameplay footage?

Now, it's not a whole ton of footage, but at least the space combat looks pretty damn fun to me. It may be a little more friendly to the average gamer than, say, EVE, but that doesn't mean it'll be any less fun.

I've had high hopes and low hopes for this game and have done a lot, recently, to try to moderate both my optimism and skepticism, but I think this game will at least be fun and possibly be amazing.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2009 2:35AM (Unverified) said

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@Neurotic:

Oh, no you didn't get it wrong.
It is indeed a new engine (created for CO), however only if you consider a revision of the CoX engine to be 'new'.

Technically it's different and 'newer' I guess, but so is painting over a wall without sanding it first..
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Posted: Dec 7th 2009 9:19AM Snichy said

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I've learnt to ignore posts like this. Some people just like criticising and being negative when they have an audience without basing it on any concrete evidence.

I will not judge this or any other game or developer until I have something to base an opinion on, either good or bad.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2009 10:40AM (Unverified) said

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Super Healer said...
"I've learnt to ignore posts like this."

Clearly, you haven't.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 12:52AM CCon99 said

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"They really are scary to go up against!"

Yeah, so scary that you easily kills dozens and dozens of them at level 1 in the opening tutorial. Only Cryptic could turn the Borg into "kill 20 rats".

They should have kept the Borg nice and hidden leaving everyone to wonder if they're even in the game or not, then when no body is expecting it 4-6 months down the line, you throw a big event where the Borg are attacking a system and you have to fend them off. But no, instead the Borg are no different then CO's Qularr.

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 7:36PM Lionhearted said

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And you know this, how?

Fact of the matter is while we've seen some video of borg combat, that doesn't mean it'll at all be common in gameplay. From what I've read, it's going to be high level "fleet" (aka raid) action, exactly where it should be. Granted, I'll actually agree that I would have preferred to see it in a future expansion or something... however, that doesn't mean the experience will be cheapened in anyway.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2009 9:39AM (Unverified) said

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Someone is NDA violating...
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 5:16AM Greeen said

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Space looks cool.
For ground missions though I am afraid it will be Champions Online with Trekkie skin - considering the short developement time, using the CO engine from what I understand, it wouldn't be too surprising. For me that implies - boring. I gave CO a really good try, but it just bored me. And I don't want to be bored in a ST game.

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:56AM Wensbane said

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The more I read and watch about this game, the more I get the feeling that I'm REALLY going to like it. Which is highly unexpected.

I don't know, maybe it's because I'm not a "Trekkie" and the game reminds me so much of PotBS, one of my favourite MMOs. I guess they could have called it "Pirates of the Burning Space" and I would still play it.

The fact that it's based on Star Trek is secondary to me, it's the space combat gameplay that has me impressed. Can't wait.

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