Lt. Commander
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# 1 Where's my money's worth?
02-04-2010, 03:17 PM
This isn't a rant by the way. It's a genuine question because I'm fairly ignorant regarding most of the content.


So I created my character looking forward to doing ground missions with other players and playing a key role within that ground party. I chose my ship with mostly the same intention.

Did the tutorial, did a couple of the missions that come off the end of the tutorial. Since then all I can find to do is just the missions that pop up from people in the Starfleet Command window. Very very repetitive missions. Now and then I'll be flying past one of these kinda 'public mission' things, so I'll do it, and it's been my only interaction with other players so far. There have been no party invites or tactics discussed, and it seemed there was little need for either.

I've said for years "I want an MMO that lets me pimp my ship as much as it lets me pimp my character" - STO delivers somewhat, but I perhaps should have been clearer with what I wanted. I want to use proper teamwork, overcoming the odds with group tactics and specialised roles. I want to have an adventure where I could maybe have a small 'fleet' of just me and some buddies, just goin for a lil stroll through space, then we can beam down to a planet together, no npc backup, and explore whatever game content awaits. Things like that.

So - where do I go to get my money's worth? Cos so far I have been playing a single-player game with a chat window in it. For a MMORPG that requires subscription, I would like a little more MMO to go with my RPG. Granted, it's still my free 30-days. But if it still feels like a single player game at the end of those 30-days, then I wont be subscribing. So please, point me in the right direction.

Where's the PVP btw? From what I hear its there to play now, I havent found it though.

I tried exploring space, thats the first thing I would do if I was given my own space ship, but then I realised how horribly 2 dimensional space is in Cryptic's eyes and gave it a miss.
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# 2
02-04-2010, 04:13 PM
have you looked at star wars online? after watching their walkthrough at 1up.com that's where i'm going. it's what this game should have been. go there and search for republic, click the star wars thing that's first on the list, then click videos and watch the first one. now those people take pride in their work and you can see why.
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# 3
02-04-2010, 04:17 PM
Have you tried eve online? Its the only space game (or MMO for that matter) which offers everything you want and so much more on top as well as the total freedom to do whatever you want at any time.
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# 4
02-04-2010, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by theline View Post
So - where do I go to get my money's worth? Cos so far I have been playing a single-player game with a chat window in it. For a MMORPG that requires subscription, I would like a little more MMO to go with my RPG. Granted, it's still my free 30-days. But if it still feels like a single player game at the end of those 30-days, then I wont be subscribing. So please, point me in the right direction.
In my experience a lot MMOs are like that (CoH being the only exception that I've played). The way that the rewards are structured it's only really beneficial to team up for content that specifically requires a team (i.e. fleet actions). Most of your rewards come from completing missions so unless two people have exactly the same mission there is very little incentive to team since doing one player's mission results in very poor rewards for the other player. There will apparently be more content that requires a team coming soon but it will all be for players who are at the level cap.
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# 5
02-04-2010, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Baltec
Have you tried eve online? Its the only space game (or MMO for that matter) which offers everything you want and so much more on top as well as the total freedom to do whatever you want at any time.
Yeah, so much so that the community in EVE is a bunch of ******.......EVE would be a great game, problem is the community....and the devs think that is the way they should go with game (as is there perogative). Not saying there is anything wrong with EVE, just saying that if you want to play a game with a bunch of a-holes, then go for it.
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# 6
02-04-2010, 05:06 PM
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Yeah, so much so that the community in EVE is a bunch of ******.......EVE would be a great game, problem is the community....and the devs think that is the way they should go with game (as is there perogative). Not saying there is anything wrong with EVE, just saying that if you want to play a game with a bunch of a-holes, then go for it.
I've found quite the opposite. I've found the community on the forums very helpful, but EVE is also a game where you need to help yourself some too and won't just get hand-held all the way.

There is an incredible amount of depth and complication to just about everything in EVE and its not for the faint of heart.
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# 7
02-05-2010, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by caine6621 View Post
Yeah, so much so that the community in EVE is a bunch of ******.......EVE would be a great game, problem is the community....and the devs think that is the way they should go with game (as is there perogative). Not saying there is anything wrong with EVE, just saying that if you want to play a game with a bunch of a-holes, then go for it.
So tell me how eve got an award for best community of 2009.
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# 8
02-05-2010, 08:23 AM
I'm trying to find in all the previews where they promised anything like what you are asking for.
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# 9
02-05-2010, 08:26 AM
Well then maybe this game isnt for you.

Seems to me you went into this game expecting things to be tailored to your needs/wants and desires.

Guess it didnt.. to bad.. move along or deal with it.

After all we cannot say "where your moneys worth is" since only you can decide that.
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# 10
02-05-2010, 08:29 AM
not saying that numbers are everything, but it is not so far fetched to say that those numbers represent quality to some degree. mostly depends on what you prefer... competitive games like eve or more the cooperative pve/mild pvp WoW style

http://users.telenet.be/mmodata/Charts/150k-1m.png

if you look at star wars galaxies, its pretty much dead meat right now. eve online seems to be a very stable, well established game, even though its not really my type of game.
if you wonder where WoW is.. its another bracket.

http://users.telenet.be/mmodata/Charts/1m-12m.png

i love the age of conan and warhammer hype parables.
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