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Star Trek Online

  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB Rating: T
  • Platform: PC
  • Max-Players: 4
  • Added on: 2012-02-17 by machvergil

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Become the captain of your own Federation or Klingon Starship and explore strange new world, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no man has gone before. Or blow it all up.

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#0: 02-17-2012 @ 08:11:27 am
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=3376#3376

MachVergilMachVergil

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  • Real Name:Adam
  • Joined:2010-01-22

Okay so now that I'm done with SWTOR (for the time being at least) I went ahead and gave this a download, what as it's all F2P and on Steam now and what not.

Hooooooooooooollllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy crap this game is awesome.

At least so far anyway.  I'm not far enough in yet to get hit by the pay wall or notice any multplayer issues.  All I know is this is a Sci-Fi MMO where in you actually spend a considerable amount of time flying around in 3D space blowing things up with lasers that also happens to be a pretty faithful adaptation of the Star Trek license.

I wasn't sure about it at first.  The ground combat felt pretty meh until I found "shooter mode" where in the game became a light-weight Mass Effect.  Still my favorite part is that the space combat is real time, 360-degree 3D combat where ship position and facing and system management all matter.   It's actually really cool that you get a senior officer crew who have their own cooldowns you can pop as well.  It feels very realistic to the source material how in clinch situations a ship's engineering officer will pull some feat out of his/her ass to get more juice or more resilience out of the ship.   And while the flying controls are actually pretty freaking legit too.

I knew I was gonna geek out at this game though after I finished the tutorial mission and they sent me to the Earth Starbase.  My first ship came out of warp and I was surrounded by federations vessels and I thought "oh wow!  Earth Starbase is busy! I mean... it should be but still...  Wait a second.  All these ships... are... PLAYERS?!?!?  I'm like in Ogrimmar but instead of it being full of Orcs it's full of STARSHIPS?!?  THIS IS AWESOME."

So yeah after my first impressions I'm pretty happy with the game.  I'm sure it'll wear me down eventually but as of right now, I'd happily single player through all the missions I can and live out my fantasies of being a Starfleet captain exploring the quadrant, saving lives, and blowing up the bad guys.  Though probably more the blowing up the bad guys since I'm a tactical officer.


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#1: 02-17-2012 @ 09:03:22 am
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DominionDominion

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  • Real Name:Mark
  • Joined:2010-01-22

If you'd like to play this together I'd be up for it. I was gonna download it the other day when I went on a spree of downloads including the SOL: Exodus demo and Black Prophecy. I was rather interested in giving it a shot especially after I've been watching through TNG for the first time lately (I'm halfway through season 3!).


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#2: 02-17-2012 @ 09:35:37 am
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MachVergilMachVergil

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  • Real Name:Adam
  • Joined:2010-01-22

My character is Aria Nicole Sanguine of the USS Claymore.  I'm a 3rd grade Lieutenant as of right now I think?  Still on the first ship and all that, and I'm sure I'll be playing on and off this weekend between bouts of Guild Wars, the new BlazBlue game and Dead or Alive Dimensions on Grace's 3DS I am borrowing for the weekend.


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#3: 02-17-2012 @ 10:41:03 am
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Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

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  • Real Name:Tim
  • Joined:2010-01-22

I'm also downloading STO right now to give it a whirl. I will be working for a few hours on Saturday, but other than that should be free.


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#4: 02-17-2012 @ 09:32:20 pm
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=3382#3382

RenairenRenairen

  • Real Name:Dave
  • Joined:2010-09-01

Renairen, level 7 Tactical, planning on going with Escort class ships.


#5: 02-18-2012 @ 09:09:58 am
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=3383#3383

MachVergilMachVergil

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  • Real Name:Adam
  • Joined:2010-01-22

It looks like the game remembers my friends from Champions Online.  Is everyone else using their Crypitic account from that for this?  I think that makes my name in this Aria@machvergil?

UPDATE: yes, yes it does.  BTW I am starting a channel called "Game Knights" that we can chat on while we're in game, at least until we decide if we want to start a fleet or not.

This post was edited by machvergil on February 18, 2012, 1:44 pm


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#6: 02-18-2012 @ 04:11:28 pm
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DominionDominion

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  • Joined:2010-01-22

Currently made an engineering officer called Ashia aboard the USS Aegis. Probably will make someone else for funs. Maybe I'll try science officer as well.

Really liking the space combat but ground combat kinda feels "whatever" to me. Wouldn't mind just flying through space blowing shit up if that's all I could do. Still trying to figure out how to do half the stuff I'm allowed to do.

This post was edited by Dominion on February 18, 2012, 6:20 pm


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#7: 02-19-2012 @ 12:45:41 pm
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MachVergilMachVergil

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  • Real Name:Adam
  • Joined:2010-01-22

Ren has made me aware of Tactical officer's trouble soloing at higher levels which is making me consider a re-roll.  However when I tried to use the extra character character slot to roll an Engineer it gave me "Got Empty Serverlist" over and over, even after 3 attempted re-rolls.  Not sure what that's about.

Funny story, can still play my Tactical officer though.

Funnier story, I also was gonna name my Engineer officer's ship the USS Aegis.


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#8: 02-20-2012 @ 12:06:06 am
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DominionDominion

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Funnier story, I also was gonna name my Engineer officer's ship the USS Aegis.

I saw you named yours Claymore. I figured I'd stick with a similar theme if we were gonna fly around together ;)


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#9: 02-20-2012 @ 09:02:32 am
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MachVergilMachVergil

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  • Real Name:Adam
  • Joined:2010-01-22

Heh!  All the more reason for me to keep playing my sword so you can be the shield :)


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