As a long time gamer (not just MMO's but all the way back to pre-pong) I always thought when a game went FTP it was going to suck (*** kinda went pfft when it went FTP)...I am red faced now with shame. I know the graphics aren't the best for STO (well ok the ship to ship is) but the game really rocks. I'm not going to say WOW was bad or Rift, or too many others to name. Because they really weren't. But they got SOO old and way to quick. Leveling seemed easy and didn't feel like you put any merit into it. With STO, I went in as a pessimist and am staying as a very happy customer. I can't help but brag to friends now (most are skeptical if not more than me). But the folks on the shard i'm on (sorry forgot which) make me want to build my shipyard up to help out where I can. They are definitely helpful (thank you to the lone constitution class that bailed me out being attacked by six Birds of prey. I admit I don't have my second ship yet, but seriously, It's like when I played UO or WOW the first time, I want to explore everything..ok and maybe destroy a few things. Just I haven't felt bummed that the servers/shards are offline for maintenance since at least 3 years or so. Hope to see others around me. Keep the bow of the ship pointed to THAT star. laters folks. (BTW Debating buying my first ship, I wanna go tankish/dps if that exists with ships) Which I mean I might buy from company in game store. Any help would be nice.
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totally agreed. nice to see a sceptical optimist. much seems to happen actually, so it may was the best time to join (many may would state it the other way round)
Originally Posted by slick1959
(BTW Debating buying my first ship, I wanna go tankish/dps if that exists with ships) Which I mean I might buy from company in game store. Any help would be nice.
as long as you're out for dps you should pick escort-ships. cruisers are more for survivability.
(escorts can equip heavy-/dual cannons, which got the lowest fire-arc and highest dps. the higher the dps, the lower the fire-arc).
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PvP improvements, since 2010 lol/50+ Fleet-, Lobi- and Lockboxships=unreclaimable trash