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This is a sequel of sorts to my star cruiser video produced a few months ago, which had the barest hint of a plot and a simple 2 player cooperative mission. It wasn't an attempt to create a Star Trek episode out of STO, but focus more on its space combat presentation.

This video I made today has exactly the same spirit - it acknowledges the status quo of STO faction development as, for better or for worse, has always been Federation centric to cater to the majority of its playerbase.

Having for the past few months slowly brought together a band of like-minded players and starship pilots who play STO for the combat simulation aspect and the Captain's Chair perspective (and nothing else - so we can enjoy the game to the max), this is why I decided to make a Federation fleet, as it was much easier to reach out to newer players, and returning veterans by operating in the majority where the Federation faction is.

As to the content - this is the Ground Zero mission in the Hobus system on elite difficulty. It's nothing special, no optional, no max DPS butt kicking we're accustomed to in Elite STFs. The reason is this - DPS is not everything. This game, though not canon Star Trek, is still Star Trek, and there are more facets to space combat than merely loading up a quartet of DHCs and putting them on rapid fire.

Nay, I use these "mission replays", coupled with TNG-era storytelling, as a bridge between solo play and STF team play. Cadets will be exposed to realistic mission and command and control environments where they can learn to master from both the pilot, and the wing commander's end. They'll learn how to give and take orders in a style that is minimally intrusive with the maximum of tactical efficiency... by roping in collaborative decision making, mutual situational awareness and a template of tactical combat strategies that would be familiar with persons who have knowledge in air and naval combat in history.

Without further ado, this is the spirit of this fan video. It's not meant to show anything special, it's created for the men and women who have flown with me for the last few months and have become silent, effective line of battle pilots.

And then I thought why not, why make it yet another fleet video that only we would enjoy? Why not make it into generic Space Opera, and see if slow motion videos could bring back some of the epicness of Star Trek as we grew up with?

Ladies and gentlemen, I present - "2409 - Endless War II - Odyssey Wing Operations"

Ps. This other link below is the original "2409 Endless War" video back in March. I wanted to capture the same slow motion 'battleship' feel but improving both the tempo of combat and of course, portraying 5 pilots in a cooperative mission instead of 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnMsnH5GGUg
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Last edited by carmenara; 06-29-2012 at 06:23 PM.
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# 2
06-29-2012, 06:51 PM
A well made and entertaining video.
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# 3
06-29-2012, 09:58 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the pace of battle, kinda wish actual pvp pace was something similar (kinda like how cmdr pvp used to be).

Loved the close ups, makes you appreciate the detail work the devs put into the ships.

Question, how did you manage to remove the shield reticicles (sp?) form appearing on video? Also what video program? (im assuming it was done during a pve mission?)
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Captain
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# 4
06-30-2012, 03:20 AM
Thanks for the kind compliments

The shield directional FX can be disabled from game options before your recording session.

Typically I use fraps (@25fps) and Windows Movie Maker to produce these as it's quick and effective. I don't want to load it in Premiere and spend hours doing intricate motion control. I do prefer to let the in-game action speak for itself.
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# 5
06-30-2012, 04:37 PM
Wow, and I thought being there couldn't be more awesome. You proved me wrong!
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# 6
06-30-2012, 10:05 PM
wow nice video but i can not take credit for being there as i am not the captain of the USS Iroquois

my odyssey is the USS Parthenon and i was using the Victoria that night and the Eddy Mack

i joined in after you did that
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# 7
07-01-2012, 12:25 AM
Finally happy to see my pride and joy in her full splendor. My hardware can't support the fancy eye candy so whenever carmenara puts up one of her vids and i see my ship holding its own and looking classy while doing it put a smile to my face The Son Of Ramon-E did me proud!
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# 8
07-01-2012, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by sonoframon View Post
Finally happy to see my pride and joy in her full splendor. My hardware can't support the fancy eye candy so whenever carmenara puts up one of her vids and i see my ship holding its own and looking classy while doing it put a smile to my face The Son Of Ramon-E did me proud!
Having heard that there will be no more fuchsia odyssey, it was a good sending off tribute as well. Perhaps, there are some other pink ships somewhere
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# 9
07-01-2012, 01:24 AM
same here as it is it even on the lower graphic settings it chugs a bit when carries do there pet spam lol
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# 10
07-02-2012, 02:47 AM
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same here as it is it even on the lower graphic settings it chugs a bit when carries do there pet spam lol
I heard that some of the FPS reduction can be countered by turning off parts of the UI. For some reason the excessive amount of 2D graphics and overlays does affect FPS in this game engine.

Also reduce or disable all unnecessary lighting effects, and set the LOD (level of detail) sliders to cut off hi poly models at a shorter distance.

If you do it right, ownship still remains beautifully detailed but everything else is a targeting box to shoot at
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