||01-28-2013 07:53 AM
Tips I wish I knew earlier
Hi all, just thought I'd pass on a few things I wish I had known earlier. First of all, setting weapons on autofire by right clicking each weapon till a green box appears around it. This seems obvious but I didnt know about it at first and it really opened up the combat side of the game for me. Second: Mines are awesome. They make so much more use in the rear than a torpedo does. Although this does depend on your playstyle: Mines really only work well if you like to get in close.
Now on to episodes. Personally I only really do the Klingon arc (Fed side) for the good starting equipment they provide. I found the other arcs too much hassle to bother with but then again, YOU might feel differently. If your rank is at least one higher than a given episode, you have the option to SKIP it. I use this function to do the episodes I thought were ok and ignored the rest.
As for voicechat with friends I would like to give a shout out to the player who posted about Raidcall (www.raidcall.com
). I dont remember their name, sorry. I had been using Skype with a real life friend but Skype uses so much resources that it would crash STO. On the other hand, stuff like Ventrilo requires a server and you need to be "tech savvy" to understand the set up process. Raidcall is very much "plug and play" like Skype but uses a fraction of the resources Skype does.
And before anyone asks, I know STO has a built in voicechat but you need to either group or be in a Fleet to use it and neither of those was an option for us. Hope this helps someone enjoy this MMORPG better :)