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#46 Pablo2008jedi

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:00

I need to start reading up on this, like do klingons cloak etc... Must admit getting a bit excited about it :p

Man, Bridge Commander...that was good. Wonder where my copy went.........


#47 Richard Hammond

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:14

Would be silly to not have the klingons able to cloak.

I still have my boxed copy of bridge commander, i install it now and again to play through.

#48 Pablo2008jedi

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:32

Yeah would just like to know how balanced the cloak is..

If I get in the beta, I'll make sure I keep this thread updated....but that's if I get in :p

#49 Richard Hammond

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 15:49

Star Trek Online may launch on Stardate 63554.5 (February 2, 2010), but beginning January 12, fans can beam into the open beta. The intergalactic guinea pig session will take place between January 12 to 26. Players interested in kicking the warp nacelles should head on over to startrekonline.com to enroll.


Punch it! Make it So! etc..! Woohoo!

#50 OP vetLOC

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 16:38

Since the announcement of the release date, I'm looking into getting this. But really need to get on the beta to really make up my mind.

Anyone know what happens when you lose your ship? Is it like Eve where you have to build up from scratch, or like wow you re-spawn and have to repair?


I'm pretty sure you just get the ship back, but don't quote me on that. lol

#51 Dashel

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 17:23

Glad to see public beta is so close

#52 Minifig

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 01:38

Closed beta invites are going out, and I can confirm this as I just got my invite. :)

#53 OP vetLOC

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 01:49

Closed beta invites are going out, and I can confirm this as I just got my invite. :)


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#54 thenut

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:17

Just saw this thread pop up.

Totally forgot about playing this at PAX. I think I threw my beta codes away. Oops. :rofl:

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:28

Just saw this thread pop up.

Totally forgot about playing this at PAX. I think I threw my beta codes away. Oops. :rofl:


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#56 Obi Wong

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:00

Yeah would just like to know how balanced the cloak is..


cloak can get pretty broken in a video game
i'd be surprised if it was anything like the show

just to put things in perspective
in Eve Online:

for 99% of the ships, there are penalties for cloaking:
1) Once cloaked, you cannot use any of the modules on your ship
2) The speed of your ship is reduced by at least 80%
3) NO warping while cloaked
4) Once you decloak, there is a 20 second targeting delay penalty

also, if ANY object comes with in 2500m of your ship you decloak

there are exceptions to the rule. specialized covert ships that can make use of a specific type of cloak that allows them to warp while cloaked and/or have no targeting delay after decloak

to be able to fly a ship that can warp while cloaked, have no targeting delay after decloak AND pretty decent offensive capabilities probably takes at least a year and a half of training

i would imagine that there would be similar restrictions in Star Trek Online to keep things balanced

#57 Emn1ty

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 19:04

Considering you can't fire while cloaked (save for the Scimitar in Nemesis) I would assume it would be fairly balanced.

#58 +TCLN Ryster

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 19:16

I hatez you.

I've been in the closed beta for a couple of weeks, but have only played the game for a couple of hours. Their limited testing times really stifle any serious bug finding. Two testing slots per week, with one of them being in the middle of the night on a week day doesn't give much opportunity for testing.

#59 Slarlac249

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 19:20

Considering you can't fire while cloaked (save for the Scimitar in Nemesis) I would assume it would be fairly balanced.


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#60 Pablo2008jedi

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 11:48

I watch a rather hissy video and the cloak was discussed.

I believe it takes <some> time to cloak and during that time you'll have no shields, prity much like the show.

The only thing that bothers me is the monthly sub, there's no pricing yet. But for Champions Onlie, their other game, there were a lot of issues over billing, especially in the UK. tbh I can't afford a sub like Eve is £12-13 per month I'd be happy with a more WOW sub of about £8, I know its only a few ££'s difference but it makes a lot of difference at the end of the month for me.