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# 11
03-15-2010, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Jiri_Starrider
Love the game, but it's no SFC, yanno....
It's like a SFC my wife will play.
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# 12
03-15-2010, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Jiri_Starrider
/signed. But then I'm used to SFB, Car Wars, BattleTech (the original, not that wizkids abomination), and SFC. Also to a lesser extent Fasa's attempt to horn in on SFB's pie, Space Opera, SpaceMaster and Living Steel.

BUT - To make that work we can't be taking out Admiral level ships in our light cruisrs. I can see, with the mass market mmo types, why they didn't go down that road. Fun as it would have been. Love the game, but it's no SFC, yanno....
Played most of those games Huge fan of SFB, Fedcom, and SFC series. On your last point yeah I get that, but it doesn't have to be exactly THAT way. Look at your typical fantasy MMO where you take on giant monsters that in a real would would thrash you simply based on size. In our situation here in STO its akin to a level 20 NPC Battleship being only slightly better then a level 20 NPC cruiser, and maybe twice as good as a level 20 NPC frigate, so you bring two. Either way you get approximately the same length of fight, maybe the Battleship does fancier things making you think harder. Maybe that fight takes you 15-20 seconds longer then the cruiser battle. Its easier for NPC numbers to be fudged to make the battle interesting. Yes you may be fighting physically larger ships then yours all the way to admiral but in reality they wont be that much better then yours.
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# 13
03-15-2010, 07:42 PM
Damage control is an awesome idea and should have been here from day one, subsystems targeting is a staple in the star trek cannon. I read about the difference between series and it's a mute point, how many times did the transporters go offline in ALL the series? Thats just one example, Scotty busted his ass around that ship and others to keep them going, as did every other chief engineer. It's a side of tactics and man this game could use some, on top of everything does everyone believe a ship can put itselt back together? Why dont systems get destroyed? How can a engineering crew rebuild large missing sections of hull without a spacedock or YEARS of orbiting a planet trying to forge for the right materials and applying them. As it is we NEVER get forced back to a starbase for anything, our crew must be half tribble or something. Every ship, every piece of equipment and officer should have a chance to be lost, hold your breath, PERMANENTLY. We have countless money, merits and officer points with very little to spend them on. The idea of our 'Sickbay' is a joke, actually most of the game is. Hard to say being a hard core fan of the cannon and games but did any of the devs play a star trek based game before? Maybe a few did but got pushed to a far corner of the meeting room.

In my humble opinion, which no one cares about, all this game needed to be was SFC and Elite forces slapped together with updated graphics. Add a ready room or quaters to display personal effects and special items earned in the game and your done.
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# 14
03-16-2010, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by oOLennexOo
Damage control is an awesome idea and should have been here from day one, subsystems targeting is a staple in the star trek cannon. I read about the difference between series and it's a mute point, how many times did the transporters go offline in ALL the series? Thats just one example, Scotty busted his ass around that ship and others to keep them going, as did every other chief engineer. It's a side of tactics and man this game could use some, on top of everything does everyone believe a ship can put itselt back together? Why dont systems get destroyed? How can a engineering crew rebuild large missing sections of hull without a spacedock or YEARS of orbiting a planet trying to forge for the right materials and applying them. As it is we NEVER get forced back to a starbase for anything, our crew must be half tribble or something. Every ship, every piece of equipment and officer should have a chance to be lost, hold your breath, PERMANENTLY. We have countless money, merits and officer points with very little to spend them on. The idea of our 'Sickbay' is a joke, actually most of the game is. Hard to say being a hard core fan of the cannon and games but did any of the devs play a star trek based game before? Maybe a few did but got pushed to a far corner of the meeting room.

In my humble opinion, which no one cares about, all this game needed to be was SFC and Elite forces slapped together with updated graphics. Add a ready room or quaters to display personal effects and special items earned in the game and your done.

I understand why they allow you to repair hull so quickly and I agree with it. This is a game after all. But in that same token, we definitely should have some sort of system that lets you feel like you have taken some damage as well as given some.
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