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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 10:22AM sirdeiu said

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Avatar much ?

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 11:14AM pcgneurotic said

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I'm really please you liked it dude, STO is way more awesome than most give it credit for. :)

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 11:17AM Ayenn said

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STO is not perfect but it is notable. Though it is lacking in many ways it is still very fun. It is raising to its own occasion.

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 12:00PM Platypus Man said

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I feel similarly to Ayenn. It's not my dream Star Trek game, and it doesn't capture the timeless concepts and arcs of the entire series... but it *does* capture a moment in the timeline, a time of war, and I think it does that fairly well.

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 12:23PM WeirdJedi said

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I thoroughly enjoyed the uniqueness of the types of ships, the replication of episodes of all Star Trek series, the way ships handled through space and combat, and how instant grouping was made possible with random strangers.

I did not like how ground combat was clunky, how most missions were grindfests, how lacking the other races were in content, how unimportant upgrading your equipment was, and how short Star Trek Online was overall.

The moment that brought a tear to my eye - visiting Deep Space Nine, wormhole opening, and song being played in sequence of the original TV show. That my friend made the whole game worth it.

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 12:34PM The Grand Nagus said

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I'm glad you enjoyed your week. The simple fact of the matter is that the game launched to early, and still has alot of problems. That said, a ton of progress has been made since launch and I'm currently having alot of fun. I cant wait for the Foundry(UGC) to go live, because I've already seen some amazing player missions on the test server and this change the game forever. Hope to see you in game again :D

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 6:46PM Kunari said

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@The Grand Nagus

I have not played STO since last Feb, after reading this article I plan to try STO again myself and give it a second chance.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 12:52PM DublinRaider said

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Hi, i noticed a few things in the video. The reason you were having problems scanning mission objectives in space was you were moving to fast. The scan range is limited so slow down in future. Also you were finding it time consuming to destory enemies in space because you were in Defensive mode. This places most of your power into Shield regeneration. Switch it to Attack mode and it will increase the power of your phasers by 100%.
Finally, you can use Transwarp to return to Earth SpaceDock from any point in Sector Space. It saves you the time of having to travel in normal Sector Space. Press P and drag the Transwarp module on your hud. It has a 30min recharge so use wisely.
Thanks for the good review i'm glad you had fun.

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 12:58PM Lepton1000 said

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[sarcasm]Wow, you played it a week!!! Good for you!![/sarcasm] Try grinding out a character to RA5 and see what you think of the quality of the game.

Better still or rather worse yet, create a Klingon character and try to max it out. You will be bored stiff.

You've done nothing of any substance in the game and were treated with special treatment due to your status in the MMO community. Much of what you have experienced is not indicative of the game as it exists for most players.

I really wanted to play a Klingon character in this game and Cryptic failed in every capacity to provide any kind of compelling experience for the other faction at launch and has done little to improve that experience since launch.

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 1:58PM milk steak said

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@Lepton1000

"You've done nothing of any substance in the game and were treated with special treatment due to your status in the MMO community. Much of what you have experienced is not indicative of the game as it exists for most players."

Welcome to rise and shiny!
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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 2:10PM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@Lepton1000

Dude! Reading comprehension ftw!

"Each week, Rise and Shiny asks you to download and try a different free-to-play, indie or unusual game"

Dipping your toes in is kinda the whole point of this series - it's not about doing "things of substance".
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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 1:31PM (Unverified) said

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I always stop reading when I read something like:

"... My fellow players were mostly helpful, peppered occasionally with some "your mum" kids who seemed to have stumbled in from a World of Warcraft trade channel discussion on Chuck Norris."

When are these SILLY pre judgements against WOW players going to STOP?

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 2:20PM cowboyhugbees said

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Perhaps a blanket statement is uncalled for, but it's hard to suggest that the WoW community has a reputation for brotherly love.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 2:57PM DancingCow said

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@cowboyhugbees

Most MMOs don't.

Derogatory statements like this are an attempt to plug into negative feelings towards that group to encourage positive feelings to yourself or your view.... ala the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

You don't like WOW, I don't like WOW, ergo we're similar, ergo agree with the other stuff I'm saying.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 8:39PM Jade Effect said

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I always laugh at those statements. It shows the writer is trying too hard to find something good to say about the game he's playing by taking cowardly jabs at other more popular games. Not unlike how just about every forum thread about how good FF14 is devolves into a WoW-game/player bashing session.

It's like if I click on the Guild Wars icon on my PC, I've become a mature player who talks intelligently about various group builds. Then I click on Lord of the Ring Online icon and I'm suddenly a helpful roleplayer with a keen interest in game story. Then I click on World of Warcraft and I'm suddenly a drooling idiot.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 9:49PM Ordegar said

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WoW gets a bad rap for community because mmos before WoW didn't have much of that sort of nonsense in chat, though there was still some bickering and silliness. There was an unwritten mmo etiquette that people followed, and new people learned quickly from others about such things and either did the same or they left.

World of Warcraft brought such a huge influx of new people so quickly that the rule of decency got lost in the flood, and now the poor behavior shows up in newer games. Since WoW was the first mmo that had it bad enough to be considered a problem, it's become the blame for it all. Fair or not, the stigma will persist for a very long time if not forever.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2011 8:37AM Ocho said

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@Ordegar

True. The larger the population, the larger your group of idiots. The idiots in MMO's just happen to be the most vocal. Does every game have them? Yes. WoW just has a lot MORE of them and has been plagued with a very large e-peening, immature, Chuck Norris preening group that is very loud and hard to ignore. That doesn't mean there isn't a very large community of very helpful people. They are there, they just don't make themselves known.

I started playing WoW again recently, and was in one of the major cities for a total of 5 minutes before I just couldn't stand general and trade chat and simply turned them both off. Since then, I really don't mind the game now. :)
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Posted: Jan 10th 2011 9:28AM Wulf said

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When the vast majority of WoW players stop acting precisely how the stereotypes portray them.

I've played since beta, have 3 85's and a 4th on the way, and been to four BlizzCons and still regard the author's comment as valid.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 1:39PM Scarecrowe said

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Ground combat has always been unsatisfying -- in beta, at launch, and now. Every month or so, I patch, log in, and play through a few missions. As soon as I hit a couple of ground missions in a row, I remember why my guild moved on.

Posted: Jan 9th 2011 2:12PM cowboyhugbees said

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Just downloaded it last night. Might be a good alternative to my LOTRO stomping grounds.

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