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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
02-03-2010, 12:33 PM
Originally Posted by immagikman01 View Post
In the SFC games I ran a Romulan Firehawk or NovaHawk....but my real fun was fooling people who didnt know what an original warbird could do with the Plasma R
Yes, I learned that the hard way myself. I have only myself to blame. I underestimated that ship even AFTER watching Balance of Terror 1,949,930 times.

Originally Posted by Dalamarth View Post
SFC III is to the SFC series what Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was to Indiana Jones.
Ouch. lol. You're right though. But it did make SFC more "approachable"...I guess.

Originally Posted by Numba_I_AssAssiN
Starfleet command veteran right here.

Have beaten and still own Starfleet command 1, 2, & 3

I've also beaten and still own Armada 1 & 2

I find that Starfleet command was a way better experience then this MMO. I thought that sinc I had so much experience with Starfleet command, I would be curb stomping at this game.

HOWEVER, it is quite the opposite. The flight controls for this game are so damn cumbersome. I don't fully understand why they wouldn't be able to port the same controls that were used in starfleet command. Far too often am I barely surviving against the computer just because I am spending too much time fumbling on my keyboard just to get the ship moving in the right direction.

STO has the opposite approach to steering and firing then Starfleet Command. In SFC, the mouse was used to steer, and the keyboard was used for fire, and manage weapons. STO on the other hand uses the damn mouse for absolutely everything, and the keyboard is only good for steering. I definately prefer the vector approach to flying instead of this free hand manuevering.

I couldn't help but feeling that I would rather be playing SFC then this
I can relate. I had a time getting used to the controls. I still slip up. Sometimes I'd get infuriated because the ship wasn't responding to commands and I'd be flying up to nowheresville some place while a battle was going on beneath me then I'd look down and realize I'm trying to control the ship in 2 different ways at once (the right mouse clicking steering method AND using the keyboard lol) But I more or less have it figured out now.

And like I said earlier, STO is more like flying a fighter than commanding a starship. But I do enjoy the game and its been a long time since I've been really excited by an mmo.