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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
02-01-2010, 02:17 AM
Originally Posted by Jeronas
It's called freedom and choice for whatever you want to do. You know. What MMO's usually offer.
They usually really don't.
In WoW, at least, either you do storyline quests once or stand in one spot while you whack a million NPCs with your sword. Maybe others offer more variety.. but not that I've seen.

STO offers storyline missions, repeatable missions, and grinding by way of sector defense missions. You can also level quite quickly through PvP, which isn't always an option.

Isn't doing the same repeatable missions over and over and over and over (between the few story mission arcs that are available) not a grind then? Just saying.
Pretty much. You can grind PvE or PvP to level up, if you so choose. A lot of the story missions seem to be somewhat repeatable as well, though I don't know if you get the same rewards after the first time.

It's bugged right now so I can't test but...
If he wants to grind on the ground, there's always Breaking the Ice; the ground-based fleet action. Repeatable however many times he wants, for however long he wants.