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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 2:27AM placebonation said

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That was supposed to read:

tl;dr This is NOT the Star Trek Universe I grew up watching. Give us what you promised us. Before you released this pos you call an epic win.

Sorry. So sleepy after beating Black Ops. and hour ago. :)
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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 2:29AM placebonation said

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Yep. That first week was a blast. Until I noticed that I was tricked into liking a game that is loosely based on what I grew up enjoying. Your fragile innocence will decay shortly.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 6:37PM (Unverified) said

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Am I in the minority that actually like STO?

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:45PM mysecretid said

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Kraft, I doubt you're the minority among /players/ of STO, but you will be among the minority among those who like to /post/ about STO.

Yes, the game launched with problems. but it also became one of those games that people loved (and love) to hate on, as loudly as possible, regardless of however much the game advances or improves.

People who like the game (as I do) play it, and have fun -- but watch how quickly I get sneered at on here for /daring/ to enjoy something others don't. I imagine this post will be grayed-out by this time tomorrow.

Haters gonna hate. If you like STO, play it and enjoy.
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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 11:56AM placebonation said

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@mysecretid

Really? Do you understand how much we trekkies want to enjoy it? I am happy people are still playing STO. Maybe at some point the Devs will jump start and create more content for what trekkies want. I resub every few months. Until I go zZzZzz. But to think anyone here has any animosity with players that enjoy the game is borderline trolling. People here WANT to love this game. Just too bad we cannot.

Have fun in STO. I am indeed jealous.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 6:38PM goatfoam said

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I actually resubbed to STO last month after reading the Captain's Log column. Now, while it ended up being a quarter of the price of a night out and not a huge deal, I definitely do think that this column is particularly misleading. I played for two days - a total of around 7 hours and it's still utter garbage.

While I do appreciate that columns dedicated to specific games probably shouldn't contain huge amounts of bitching about the game in question I think it's important to be objective - as I understand it this site is a source of information, not an advertisement (though I could be wrong) - and there's very few dedicated columns on Massively that seem to bear that in mind.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 7:14PM Drexel said

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I must play a different STO than you guys do...or maybe it's my ultra casual nature (3 monhts in and I'm only Commander 4) but I find it to be a refreshing change and pretty damn fun. It has actually convinced me to delay or outright skip over my WoW resub when Cat launches.

The changes made since season 2 launched have been coming fast and been major game changers. The ground combat, sector space and exploration revamps are all in the works. Plus the Foundry is coming.....I see good stuff ahead not doom and gloom.

Posted: Nov 12th 2010 2:23PM sandwiches said

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People are judging the game for what IT IS, not what it CAN BE or WILL BE.

Whether the game may or will be better in the future, is irrelevant. It's garbage, right now.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 8:25PM JonBuck said

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I've been with the game since Open Beta and there have been massive improvements. The Featured Episodes (and the hiring of an old Fallout developer and table top Trek game maker) Jessie Hening have been the best decisions Cryptic's made.

I'm looking forward to the Season 3 overhauls of Sector Space and hopefully Exploration at a future date.

Posted: Nov 12th 2010 10:59AM Lateris said

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I am just giving it another year to see where these two designers take the game then I will check it out. I did play at release and felt it was not ready for prime time but I did not want to toss it aside and wanted to give it a try in 2 years from the release date.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:03PM Pojoh said

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Love the improvements on STO, and the good direction that the game is going in. The Episodic content is awesome. Just a note, I think the Foundry is NOT going to be in Season 3 content update. They are fixing the bugs, and making sure it's working right ... another sign that STO is getting better with their content releases. Also coming up is some new Klingon crafting mechanic.

For those waiting for the Foundry, I think it will be soon after the Season 3 release. Really can't wait for the chance to make my own Star Trek episodes.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 10:20PM (Unverified) said

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It's funny to see how haters find time out of their busy trolling schedules to make comments about a game they don't like. Maybe if they stop they could actually find a game they like and make comments somewhere else.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 10:48PM CCon99 said

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It's funny to see how Fanboys find time out of their busy trolling Dev Loving schedules to make comments rushing to the defense of their Dev gods. Maybe if they stop they would actually be PLAYING the game they claim to still enjoy instead of going out of their way looking for places to troll and defend their Dev Lovers.
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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 2:34AM (Unverified) said

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It's funny to see how haters hate on people who call them out and call them fanboys as if it was an insult or something. It's a shame that they spend most of their lives on the internet bashing someone or something because of low self esteem.
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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 4:04AM CCon99 said

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LOL I see, so other people here saying why they don't like STO in a STO discussion makes them trolls and haters. But if you talk about why you like the game, then that's okay. That's just way to hysterical.

I don't know where you got that anyone was "bashing", all I did was take your hypocrite comment and reversed the role to point out how bitter it sounded that you didn't like others not sharing your same opinion. How you took offense to your own comment, I have no idea. Maybe you ought to be the one taking a closer look at that self esteem of yours, before you go trying to use your internet psychology powers on others. lol

xoxoxo
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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 1:38PM (Unverified) said

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What you said could have been true but your reading comprehension failed cause I never said anything about people who didn't like the game that posted their experience. I said trolls...basically people who just post something like star trek is the worst mmo ever. If it's so bad then why are they wasting time making comments about it. That was what I found funny and that is the question that needs to be answered. I have played a lot of games most I didn't like but I never made bad comment about them... I just stop playing them and moved on to something else.

As for you CCon99 I noticed you are one of them which makes my statement valid. I have seen you made comments in a lot of STO discussions verses other games and you never have anything good to say. I'm not saying that you never played the game but at some point the criticism should stop even if you have played it. It is like beating a dead horse in which most of you like doing because it can't fight back.

I am not saying that no one has the right to make discussion about a game I just find it funny how people would waste time making comments about a game that they hate so much.
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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 4:25PM CCon99 said

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You don't get why someone would come discuss a game an article is about if they don't like that game. You see it as them wasting their time and find it "funny". But the same could be said about people like you. If the game is SO good, why would you be wasting your time defending it when you could be playing it? If it's so good and there's nothing to be concerned about, why care if people who spent money on it and were let down by it, goes and talk negatively about it?
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:16PM cic said

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How are the new playable factions?

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:31PM (Unverified) said

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The release of startrek gotta be the biggest scandal since AOC. Everyone can understand that there will be issues when launching a new game, but when you release a game that is so filled with bugs, bad performance, the worst ground combat ever, a crafting system that is still the laughing matter all over the world, a total lag of quality assurence which even had the testserver connected to the live server so you could mail items from test to live and a total lag of content, then you totally earn the nickname they got as the college boys. (Since noone would believe that any professional would ever put his name to that piece if crap it was commenly believed that the assigment had been given to a bunch of college students they where testing out cheap.

I can understand that massively like to keep on the good side of companies and maybe be a bit to positive from time to time, but when you put your name to this kind of (as stated further up) press release about a game then you start to compromise your own name and if you want to be taken seriously you really should try to find a better balance between the companies and your readers.

Yes as you can possibly guess i have been playing startrek (lover the series and had to try this out) and reading this article i just had to went some steam because this time its far far beyond any fairness about the game.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:42PM Lepton1000 said

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Played the game for about two months during which I nearly fully leveled a Fed character and grinded my way to "captain" level for a Klingon character. I left STO because I was ungodly bored with grinding my Klingon in meaningless PvP and nothing to do as a max level character but dailies and special task force content that I had no interest in.

Ground combat was awful. Most missions were pretty lame. No exploration system. Terrible crafting system. Only one fleshed out faction. No Romulans. Interface, effects, and tech seemed pretty dated. Space combat was the only saving grace.

I have a hard time imagining that 15 bucks a month at this point in the game's development is really worth it for some slate of weekly episodes. The Foundry is interesting but it may end up just being an aggrandized patrol modding tool.

I have no interest in going back to STO unless it goes free-to-play and/or includes an open PvP territory conquest system consistent with the supposed war occurring between and the Feds and the Klinks.

A combination of SWTOR, Jumpgate Evolution, and Black Prophecy will kill this thing stone dead.

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