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Glad to see public beta is so close

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

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

I hatez you.

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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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Just saw this thread pop up.

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

ARGHHHHHHHH!

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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

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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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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.

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

don't forget the bird of prey in ST:6.

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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.

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Sell a kidney and buy a lifetime subscription then :p

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It keeps getting better and better! I love it. I'm interested to see how they implement cloaking. In previous ST games, I've always used cloak to flee or sneak up on my enemy.

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I do like their new website design, and I can't wait for more information regarding the ships, especially the Klingon ones!

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I do like their new website design, and I can't wait for more information regarding the ships, especially the Klingon ones!

+1

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is this going to require some lame subscription to play it? If so count me out. I believe if you pay for a game that's all you should pay.

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is this going to require some lame subscription to play it? If so count me out. I believe if you pay for a game that's all you should pay.

so server support, continual patching etc etc, you expect that all to come for free do you and the purchase of the box simply pays for everything? Guess we won't be seeing you in STO, oh well.

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Watched a few YouTube videos and my god, this game looks so bad :laugh: Can't wait to try it out at some point to, hopefully, disprove my worries but damn ... 1999 called, they want their game back.

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is this going to require some lame subscription to play it? If so count me out. I believe if you pay for a game that's all you should pay.

so you believe that all the devs and admins should work for free after you've paid your $60?

where do you think your "lame subscription" goes? it's not like they're taking your money and using it to light cigars

like Raktael said, server maintenance, patching, developing new content, support and probably an entire department to listen to everyone whine and complain about nerf this and that.

i suppose there's another solution, instead of paying a monthly fee they could just charge you $500 for the game

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Watched a few YouTube videos and my god, this game looks so bad :laugh: Can't wait to try it out at some point to, hopefully, disprove my worries but damn ... 1999 called, they want their game back.

The graphics aren't amazing but the engine also runs champions and so on which also aren't graphically amazing :) but Sethos, to give you the chance, they announced the open beta test dates, end of Jan for the US and 5th Feb for us Europeans so it'll give us a chance to try it before buying it if you're not in the closed beta.

I don't see STO being a long term success in all honesty, but it might get me through to SW Old Republic, fingers crossed.

:shiftyninja:

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I'm just worried about the support side of subscriptions for the UK, I looked over champions site and there was a lot of complaints about pricing issues and its not really clear how much ?'s you actually pay. Not even sure if they charge UK in $'s, ?'s or Euro's ... If its euros count me out. Eve-online is Euro's and its works out to be about ?15 per month! I'd be happy with WOW prices of ?8!

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It will be interesting to see how that goes, hopefully they will learn from Champions though and make sure the pricing is a bit more clear cut for the British subscribers...we can but hope!

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Collectors Edition Goodness

Well the CE has been announced and it has some interesting goodies in there, so far it's only been confirmed really in the US and thats through gamestop obviously, but strangely, a brief appearance yesterday of the CE version appeared on gamestops UK counterpart 'Game' but since this morning this has vanished from their website. This could be mean Game will supply the UK counterpart, but this has also happened before and hey had to remove it because play.com got it exclusively (Warhammer Online CE) so it's just waiting to see what happens.

Anyway, lets move onto what you actually get inside the box and extra:

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Deluxe Packaging: Futuristic 3dX holography set in a high quality brushed aluminum finish. Heavy duty construction with magnetic closures and nested compartments for all components.

Deluxe Manual: High end, hardbound, art book, manual, and disc case in a single, elegant package. ?HD Printing? on over 40 glossy pages of exclusive art from the Star Trek Online Universe.

Communicator Badge: High quality cast metal design based on the in-game badge model. Fully 3d Sculpted with recessed burst and curved contours.

Guest Passes: Credit card style buddy passes to invite three of your friends for a ten day trial of Star Trek Online.

Red Matter Capacitor: A unique item that charges up and delivers extra energy to all of your ship?s equipment for a short time. A device that, when used, gives you a small bump in energy, has a long recharge.

Next Generation Uniform: Uniform Options from and the Next Generation. The timeless look worn by Picard, Data and Riker.

?Deep Space Nine? Uniform: Uniform Options from the ?Deep Space Nine? Series. Grey shoulders, on a black uniform, just like Sisko, Worf and Dax

Reserve Star Trek Online and receive a GameStop exclusive in-game Starfleet Constitution Class Starship. This unique, upgradable starship comes equipped with blue phasers and an extra engineering station mod slot. Available online and in-store while supplies last. [/b]tc yet[/font]

Reserve Star Trek Online and receive beta access, and 2-day early head-start access. Beta begins January 12, 2010 and runs through January 26, 2010. Early head start will begin on January 29, 2010. Available online and in-store while supplies last.

Some interesting goodies in there, the Uniforms and Red Matter do sound cool, would like to be whizzing around wearing a:DS9 Uniform :D

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I just wish they had more EU related information, I feel left out!

I've been following this over the past year and only in the past month I've been checking for news daily.

No subscription info

No pre-order Beta / Bonus Info

So no pre-order from me! even though I can only find it on Play!

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I just wish they had more EU related information, I feel left out!

I've been following this over the past year and only in the past month I've been checking for news daily.

No subscription info

No pre-order Beta / Bonus Info

So no pre-order from me! even though I can only find it on Play!

I know exactly what you mean mate, as I said the CE version appeared briefly on Game's site before being taken down, I did put in a pre-order, but I'm guessing that will have vanished too. All the news on the official forums/site say is 'coming soon' for the EU pre-order information, I am guessing they are trying to wrangle some good exclusive deals no doubt.

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HMV ?17.99

No idea what they are like for release date delivery, but cheapest I've seen.

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