Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
I'm an on-again, off-again player, but I started playing this game shortly after launch.

It's shocking, but I didn't really "get" how to really use scan (hotkey: "V" on ground and in space) properly until I started back up recently. There are any number of missions that were horribly difficult for me just because I didn't use scan. At all. Ever. I also had a more difficult time gathering anomaly data because I wasn't using scan. Now I realize that scan will point you to the nearest anomaly or mission objective in almost every case.

I feel so stupid.

I really wish they'd included that in the tutorial now that I think about it. Anyway, what do you wish someone had told you back when you started playing? Think of this as an information thread for new players.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
02-27-2012, 09:21 PM
I wish somebody had told me that I should have subscribed for the first month.

Given that it costs $5 for a respec, subscribing for that first month is an insane value.

For the $15, you will get the 400 CP ($5 value) as well as a respec token as you rank up. Take a look at how many ranks you would expect to reach during that month, each would be worth $5. Yes, it would have been an incredible value to have done so.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
02-27-2012, 10:31 PM
Don't laugh, but it took me 1 1/2 years to find out you can auto fire your weapons. I think I wore out 3 space bars firing my weapons...
Lt. Commander
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Posts: 120
# 4
02-28-2012, 08:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fr8monkey View Post
Don't laugh, but it took me 1 1/2 years to find out you can auto fire your weapons. I think I wore out 3 space bars firing my weapons...
Don't feel bad. I think my mistake was dumber. ^.^
Lt. Commander
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# 5
03-01-2012, 05:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fr8monkey View Post
Don't laugh, but it took me 1 1/2 years to find out you can auto fire your weapons. I think I wore out 3 space bars firing my weapons...
I've been here since beta... how?

Also, is there any way to set keys for the "fire all beams" and "fire all projectiles" UI buttons? My hand gets cramps in space trying to manage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 all the time.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
03-01-2012, 06:54 AM
Just right click the weapons in the weapon UI to auto fire well to set them to auto fire you just press fire once on ya target and auto does the rest.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
03-01-2012, 06:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PodSix
Also, is there any way to set keys for the "fire all beams" and "fire all projectiles" UI buttons? My hand gets cramps in space trying to manage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 all the time.
There is. I forget the syntax, but check the keybind sticky.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
03-01-2012, 10:06 AM
I wish somebody had told me to go play Mass Effect instead.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
02-27-2012, 11:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by virusdancer
I wish somebody had told me that I should have subscribed for the first month.
Yes, I used my first free month then bought lifetime. Now my veteran rewards are always a month late compared to other players. Cryptic, why can't you just say my days subscribed counter started when I first started playing?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 10
02-28-2012, 08:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dracounguis
Yes, I used my first free month then bought lifetime. Now my veteran rewards are always a month late compared to other players. Cryptic, why can't you just say my days subscribed counter started when I first started playing?
Holy crap, you know when your veteran's rewards are coming down to the month? Eep.
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