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[quote name='Richard Hammond' post='591532762' date='Sep 4 2009, 03:33']Its set after Nemesis so they dont have to stick to canon they can make up any old random bullcrap, im having nightmares just imagining Startrek WoW with its gaudy colours.

Yeah customising your own ship just like every starship captain in every trek film/series..........oh wait.

I hate them messing with iconic ship designs and putting sticky-out bits all over it and calling it a ship.[/quote]
I guess you're afraid of change then. What do you expect them to do? Keep the same ship designs even though it's set so many years after the events of [i]Star Trek: Nemesis[/i]?. I'm a die-hard Trekkie and I welcome [i]Star Trek: Online[/i] with open arms. It's about time someone made a decent [i]Star Trek[/i] game. And in case you didn't know, it's an MMO-game. It's bound to have some similarities to [i]World of Warcraft[/i]. That doesn't make it a bad game. Plus, the wonderful people over at Cryptic Studios are working closely with CBS to ensure that whatever they come up with stays true to [i]Star Trek[/i]. I bet you didn't know that.

Anyway, closed beta sign-ups are now open! Head over to [url="http://www.startrekonline.com/"]www.startrekonline.com[/url] and sign up for a chance to beta test [i]Star Trek Online[/i]. I already submitted my application. Best of luck to everyone. :D

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Closed beta signups are open [url="http://www.startrekonline.com/node/365"]here[/url].

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[quote name='Richard Hammond' post='591532704' date='Sep 4 2009, 02:54']Cant believe any true trekkie could be excited about this game, they are going to make it for the masses rather than for the trekkies, it just happens to be an mmo that is startrek.[/quote]

Oh believe me .. this is MUCH more for the trekkies and trekkers.

I've been talking with the Devs. :)

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I am a huge trekkie and have been for nearly 20 years and im not optimistic.

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I've been following this for a long time, before cryptic took over actually when the original STO was ditched. These guys have a lot better ideas, the character customisation is better, then you can choose federation or klingon and ground missions etc. I can't wait for this tbh and this and SW: Old Republic might be the only games in the next year or so that bring me back to PC gaming as I've gone totally to console now...

fingers crossed :)

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[quote name='Raktael' post='591535616' date='Sep 4 2009, 17:43']I've been following this for a long time, before cryptic took over actually when the original STO was ditched. These guys have a lot better ideas, the character customisation is better, then you can choose federation or klingon and ground missions etc. I can't wait for this tbh and this and SW: Old Republic might be the only games in the next year or so that bring me back to PC gaming as I've gone totally to console now...

fingers crossed :)[/quote]
Fingers crossed indeed. I really hope this game is good because if it is, it will save [i]Star Trek[/i] gaming.

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screens i saw in the pc gamer magazine weren't very good, the uniforms look like tos uniforms with bits stuck on shoulders etc, there was even a image of an awful looking alien women, I don't know what kind of rubbish artists they employ....
There was even a picture of a sovereign class ship with bits stuck on the sides. So bad.

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Here are two more Star Trek Online impressions, this time from PAX. First one is from Joystiq, and the second is from their sister site Massively. I'm going to message a mod to have the thread title changed to the official Star Trek Online deal since gamescom is way over, and we've included stuff from PAX and soon I'm sure TGS etc. Anyways, here are the links, enjoy:

[url="http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/08/hands-on-star-trek-online"]Joystiq PAX STO Hands On[/url]

[url="http://www.massively.com/2009/09/08/pax-2009-hands-on-and-phasers-locked-with-star-trek-online/"]Massively PAX STO Phasers Locked[/url]

I forgot I can still edit the thread title lol so I did it, edited. :) Edited by LOC

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And here is IGN's PAX impressions as well:

[url="http://pc.ign.com/articles/102/1022346p1.html"]IGN PAX STO impressions[/url]

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[quote name='Richard Hammond' post='591503018' date='Aug 28 2009, 01:39']Ships between TMP era and TNG era which is what Nemesis was essentially in which was well over a 50 year difference the ships didnt look all that different. Ship design, bridge layout, LCARS, everything was similar, this looks like a ship a child would draw with bits stuck to it, this game is made purely for the WoW crowd so it looks all pretty and futuristic.

They are going to destroy Trek canon with this crap.[/quote]


Jesus Christ, people!!
Look, two things:
1. It's an MMO.
2. You can build your own ship.

As an MMO, you must appeal to as wide an audience as you can to make money. Therefore, more customability the better.
And really, if it bothers you that much to fly an "ugly" or non-"cannon" ship... then BUILD YOURSELF A COPY OF THE ENTERPRISE!!
Ships have changed over the course of the series. Next Generation introduced the splitting of the saucer section. Some liked it,
some didn't. But the point is... if you don't like an updated ship then don't fly one. It's your game, play it YOUR way... but don't
tell me I'm not allowed to like it.

Sorry, I'm just sick of folks trying to dictate what -I- should enjoy. If you'd spend half your time worrying about how YOU
play the game instead of whining about how others are playing... you'd enjoy the experience a hell of a lot more.

The quote was taken, and retort given, in generalization- not to any specific person.

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I'm really looking forward to it, I've never really done any proper "MMO's"

I do love Star Trek games, I play Star Trek Armada 2 all the time because I just love the universe and the ships. Elite force 2 was pretty good too, never completed 1 as I gave up on the crap loading times on the PS2.
I also never completed the last chapter of Bridge Commander as the Hybrid Ships at the end obliterate my Soveriegn.

But anyway, hopefully this will be good.
And as to it being Star Trek Cannon, Its like the Force Unleashed is to Star Wars, I think George Lucas said it was Cannon, but obviously the apprentice didn't jump off a cliff and re-spawned 20 times before getting it right, but the story behind it is what the cannon is linked to.

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OK, here is the (current) STO ships list that they put out today. These class ships will be in the game as playable/etc:

[quote]Federation Player Ships
Light Cruisers

* Miranda
* Centaur
* Soyuz

Lieutenant Commander

Science (Science Vessel)

* Nova
* Aurora
* Quasar

Escort (Escort)

* Saber
* Rapier
* Ushaan

Cruiser (Cruiser)

* Constitution
* Excalibur
* Vesper

Commander

Science
(Research Science Vessel)

* Olympic
* Hope
* Horizon

Escort (Heavy Escort)

* Akira
* Zephyr
* Norway (Oslo re-fit)

Cruiser (Heavy Cruiser)

* Constellation
* Stargazer
* Dakota

Captain

Science
(Long Range Science Vessel)

* Intrepid
* Cochrane
* Discovery

Escort (Tactical Escort)

* Defiant
* Vigilant
* Gallant

Cruiser (Exploration Cruiser)

* Galaxy
* Celestial
* Envoy

Admiral

Science
(Deep Space Science Vessel)

* Luna
* Sol
* Polaris

Escort (Fleet Escort)

* Prometheus
* Phoenix
* Cerberus

Cruiser (Battle Cruiser)

* Sovereign
* Noble
* Majestic


Klingon Ships

* Raptor
* Vo'Quv

Other Ships

* Type VII Commercial Laboratory
* CLASSIFIED
* NX-91001[/quote]

I'm not sure this is gonna paste in properly, so here is the actual page that shows the classes: [url="http://www.startrekonline.com/ships"]STO Ship Classes[/url]

Enjoy :)

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Nice to see some classics included in the list. I had feared that they would all be those new ugly ships i had been seeing screenshots of.

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I told you guys a couple of weeks ago or so, not to worry about ship classes. They'd include all the ones we love, and yup, they have :)

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I want me some Intrepid, but the Discovery is looking pretty cool too.

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Sweet! All my favourites have been included.

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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?

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Wish they would open the beta up for all considering its only 3 months away from release date, im getting very worried about this game.

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Yeah I saw the min spec and thought I couldn't run it, then I realised I have a GF 8600 GT, not a 7600 GT as I thought :p Stupid me :rofl:

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Space combat has me sold it reminds me of Starfleet Command 3 and Bridge Commander online multiplayer mixed into one with shield vectors and being able to transfer power around systems, im very apprehentious about the away team missions/combat though.

Shame my favourite ship the intrepid needs one of the highest ranks to be able to command, even though the Intrepid isnt a science vessel its a scout.

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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.........

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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.

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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

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[quote name='Joystiq']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.[/quote]

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

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[quote name='Pabs(Sco)' post='591872526' date='Nov 20 2009, 07:23']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?[/quote]

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

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