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Posted: Dec 17th 2009 6:45PM Serious Table said

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That's... really very interesting (and something I had considered at one point)! Separate PvE and PvP leveling opportunities to keep both sides of the fence happy! I like their ship progression, too.

However, I'm just a little worried at the ship customization for the Klingons versus Federation. Look at what they've been able to do with Federation ships and their customization at that point. If you're able to change your color and skin, I'm afraid that the Klingon customization will almost feel tacked on more out of obligation than anything else.

Posted: Dec 17th 2009 6:50PM (Unverified) said

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Well, what sucks about this is that William Shatner already has a contract with Blizzard for World of Warcraft. Otherwise, they could have easily have scooped him up for doing some voice-ins and commercials for Star Trek Online.


However, having Z.Q. doing this isn't that bad of a thing. Quite the contrary, it's a great thing. They're using his popularity and mainstream to reach out their customer base (he is after all the new Spock and the guy from Heroes).


As for the Klingons: Very interesting. I'd like to see how that plays out as I'm very interested in being a Kling.

Posted: Dec 17th 2009 6:57PM (Unverified) said

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Oh... I was looking forward to this game, but if it's significantly pvp based then forget it.

Posted: Dec 17th 2009 6:57PM (Unverified) said

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There's copious amounts of PvE for Federation players. Trust me on that.
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Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:01PM (Unverified) said

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Well... I might look into it then.. pvp just isn't my thing though :)
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Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:01PM Renko said

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It's only significantly pvp based if you want to play a Klingon. If you're Federation on the other hand you can PVE to your hearts content and avoid PVP completely.
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Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:07PM Mad Dog said

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This sounds cool, PVP all the way for me:P

Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:08PM Scarecrowe said

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Wow, the Klingon ship choices are pretty weak. The Feds obviously got all the love for that. I guess this is what happens when you rush a launch.

Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:10PM (Unverified) said

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It's actually linked somewhat to Trek lore. The Klingons are pretty single-minded when it comes to designs and the Bird of Prey has mostly just been upgraded over the centuries.
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Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:29PM dudemanjac said

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I want you to go watch a couple of episodes of Star Trek. In fact youtube Sacrifice of Angels and tell me how many different typs of Klingon ships you see.
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Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:45PM (Unverified) said

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I don't need to watch them all again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klingon_starships

"The Bird of Prey is one of the most common Klingon ships seen in the Star Trek franchise." is the first sentence under the Bird of Prey section, even.
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Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:41PM Keen and Graev said

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I was hoping they wouldn't turn out to be the "monster play" of STO.... but I think it's looking like Klingons are the monster play. :(

Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:44PM (Unverified) said

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I kinda always had a feeling it was going to end up that way. I just hope they at least expand on Klingons more -- they have said other factions will be added in the future, such as Romulans and Cardassians.
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Posted: Dec 17th 2009 7:58PM Ingrod said

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From that read Klingon gameplay can be a bit more complex than LOTRO Monster Play, but in the launch Klingons will be in the most alters for PvP.

But Im pretty sure that they will add PvE and more content for Klingons after launch.

Posted: Dec 17th 2009 8:31PM J Brad Hicks said

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If they let the Federation players advance through PvE, where will the Klingons find people to fight in PvP? Won't all the Federation ships be in PvE space?

Posted: Dec 17th 2009 8:55PM dudemanjac said

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No. Feds can do pvp too. It's just that Klingon are pvp-only
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Posted: Dec 18th 2009 4:30AM Renko said

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This was the problem with LOTRO at launch, hardly no one in the Monster Play area.
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Posted: Dec 18th 2009 9:42AM LaughingTarget said

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The reason no one was in monster play at launch was:

1. Monster play wasn't easy to access like now.
2. No one was level 50, which is the level monsters are created.

Klingons level up with the rest of the server population, ensuring someone will be there to fight.
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Posted: Dec 18th 2009 1:09AM (Unverified) said

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Hopefully they pull it off better than LOTRO's monster play.

Posted: Dec 18th 2009 6:08AM Snichy said

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I usually dont go anywhere near PvP but as soon as I heard about this game I wanted to play as a Klingon so may have to take the plunge.

Although having said that, I'm quite looking forward to games like Global Agenda and APB which are all PvP but thankfully rely on the players skill so its more of an even playing field - I just hope the STO PvP is also skill based and not reward only those that grind the best pvp gear (like WoW)

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