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Posted: Jan 15th 2010 4:06PM (Unverified) said

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Epic! would love to see one of these on Fallen Earth and Global agenda sometime.
Keep it up!

Posted: Jan 15th 2010 4:19PM bassec said

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Wow. Such a cool feature. Would love to see the big MMOs get one of these (hint hint LOTRO hint hint)

Posted: Jan 15th 2010 4:28PM (Unverified) said

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All in due time :) This is just the first.
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Posted: Jan 15th 2010 4:35PM ployer said

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After having played the beta and really enjoyed it im seriously considering getting that Lifetime Sub

Posted: Jan 15th 2010 5:30PM Eamil said

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Me too. It's not spectacular as it stands, but it's fun, and there's a lot of potential for improvement down the line. It would be worth the lifetime sub just because the space combat is different enough to be interesting during those times I don't feel like playing one of the many MMOs with identical combat systems.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2010 9:56AM yojibalinese said

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I love this game. I spent most of my weekend playing. Though there are some things that irk me -- like the first officer you get being bugged and not being able to pick race/gender -- I've been having a great time.
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Posted: Jan 16th 2010 10:19PM SpikeCS said

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I agree Phil, I'm pleasantly surprised at how fun i find STO thus far. I'm gonna test some more over the weekend, and if nothing huge and glaring kills it for me, I'll be pre-ordering.

Posted: Jan 15th 2010 6:38PM macallen said

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Been following it since Perpetual had it, all betas, etc, it's an enjoyable game. It's not done, and we are paying for it's development, but it seems that's where the MMO industry is going.

What I enjoy most about it is the fact that they've not made any cripplingly bad decisions about the design. The game is about 15% done, but it's 85% potential, and that's a potential that I'm willing to pay to see. I'm very likely not getting a Lifetime for it, because I never pay for lifetimes...Hellgate London made that point perfectly clear to me :P

That, and I've no desire to have a Borg Captain. Ugh :(

Posted: Jan 15th 2010 7:30PM GenericPerson said

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I guess the big question is whose gonna start Fleet Massively?

Posted: Jan 15th 2010 9:14PM Joystiq Login Bugs SUCK said

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I am really liking this game so far, had some epic grouped space battles last night. It has it's rough edges but is the first Hyped MMO property I have seen that might actually live up to the promises.

Definitely not sorry I pre-ordered this one.

Thanks for the guide too, all the information I can get on playing better will help... specs, omg, I need to work out a decent spec.

Posted: Jan 16th 2010 4:49PM (Unverified) said

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Hmm... you must have had those battles before the servers went down... again.

I've been unable to play because bugs in the tutorial mission prevented me from advancing, and because the tutorial's weird difficulties (some enemies you must RUN past rather than fighting) discouraged my partner, a long time Trek fan.

I have to say, this game is clearly NOT for everyone.
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Posted: Jan 15th 2010 11:22PM (Unverified) said

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SIgh. I really wanted to get hooked on this game but just couldn't. Ground combat is ridic, imo, and space combat didn't capture my imagination at all. I think it's because I'd rather have a first person view from the bridge than watching my ship circle the target and go pew pew every 3 secs. Might be back later, but I think BioWare is gonna get my sci-fi mmo dollar, in 2011(doh!).

Posted: Jan 16th 2010 1:18AM Anatidae said

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Same. I wish Jumpgate:Evolution would not have gone into fail mode. I was really looking forward to some space dogfight. I want an MMO that takes some of the classic ones like X-Wing vs Tie Fighter and mixes it with a vast universe like EVE.

Not that I don't mind the big class ships moving slowly and going pew-pew, but I want a space MMO where large ships take a guild to fly - or maybe a dozen or so people. Like when the ship gets damaged, players actually run to that part of the ship and start repairing it. People sit in guns and shoot the smaller craft, star-wars style. Something that takes teamwork to run.

But, on the flip side, lots of small ships for the solo player or even varied class of ships. You and your buddy fly together one on guns and one in the driver seat.

Back to STO. It is ok. Not bad, not great. It can get a bit repetitive and there are some wacked bugs. Like don't choose to warp to a multi-part quest zone and you'll get left behind.
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Posted: Jan 16th 2010 12:44AM Salaryn said

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Nice article! It really is hard to find specialized site for games sometimes, but you guys do a good job hunting them down.

Posted: Jan 16th 2010 6:47AM pcgneurotic said

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Liftetime subber here. :)

Posted: Jan 16th 2010 12:50PM (Unverified) said

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The game has been fun but open beta has been a bit buggy. Many a times we dont recieve credit for missions.

P.S. What do you think of this guide, is it worth it?

http://stoguide.org/star-trek-online-guide/star-trek-online-killer-guides-review/

Posted: Jan 16th 2010 12:52PM (Unverified) said

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Star Trek Online isn't really the kind of game that I think requires a guide to leveling. You can expect guides and tips in the future, anyhow -- and those will be free.
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Posted: Jan 16th 2010 12:52PM Tom in VA said

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I am looking forward to trying out STO and I am also looking forward to more articles from Massively on this game. It seems to me that, from a design standpoint, STO is right on the money, but I am not so sure about the implementation. If it's even roughly comparable to (or better than?) Guild Wars in terms of combat, story, AI, and soloability, I'll be pleased.

Mostly what I want from STO is an online game that is both fun to play and single-player friendly, as my time is limited online and I do not want another game that coerces me into "LFG hell" the way LotRO and WoW always strove to do. Their motto always seemed to be: "if you want to do anything *really* worthwhile or fun, you'd better find a group. And good luck with that, by the way." I am hopeful STO will "one-up" those types of games in this regard.

Posted: Jan 18th 2010 10:19PM (Unverified) said

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I'll be writing more and more about Star Trek Online as well on I'm Talkin Games.com (http://imtalkingames.com). I do the webcomic so be sure to check it out frequently for more MMO and Star Trek Online comics!

Just did an article a few days ago with a webcomic about the "red shirts" in Star Trek lore:
http://imtalkingames.com/2010/01/grats-space-the-final-frontier/

Posted: Feb 8th 2010 5:04PM MikeWard1701 said

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Cool recommendations!

One I recently discovered and that is bound to become very useful as the game progresses is STOwiki.

www.stowiki.org

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