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# 1 Putting up with the Gamers.
10-25-2010, 12:39 PM
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# 2
10-25-2010, 12:48 PM
It often really all comes down to play time: casual gamers (1-15 hours a week) versus power-gamers (20-50+ hours a week). As a power-gamer and a lover of Trek I can spend a lot of time looking at things and still plow through the content without much trouble. It has nothing to do with not wanting to enjoy my surroundings and the story. It's just that if I'm on 4 hours a day I can only spend so much of it examining every wall on Drozana, or whatever. Where a casual gamer might spend an hour looking/reading and an hour playing a mission I can spend the same hour looking/reading and still have 3 hours to play through several missions.
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# 3
10-25-2010, 12:52 PM
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# 4
10-25-2010, 01:07 PM
Careful on that Graphics card heat issue, STO has a rep for melting those easily.
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# 5
10-25-2010, 02:12 PM
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# 6
10-25-2010, 06:04 PM
I am a HUGE powergamer... who LOVES Trek... and has 4 kids...

So I fall into more than 2 categories. LOL
I play about 3 hours a day when I can... usually late at night after they go to bed, or on my days off while they are at school. I am a huge Min/Maxer gamer that will litterally design a captain around a theoretical build I am working on to acheive maximum potential. Yet I LOVE taking time to read each mission description and admiring everything 'trek' in the game. I especially love the ships and the GORGEOUS space-scapes.

My problem is that I have 5 alts, and everytime new content comes out I HAVE to try it out with EVERY alt and test it from as many angles/perspectives as I can. Fed, Kingon, Sci, Eng, Tac, Escort, Cruiser, Carrier...

I thrive on besting myself, but each time I re-do new content, or even an entire trip from ensign 1 for the 10th time... I still take time out to admire everything the game has to offer.

I LOVE this game.
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# 7
10-26-2010, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Revlot
Looking for a laptop cooler. Have the base-plate off my machine and the back raised up. I can-air out the dust every week. And am looking at this cooler;

http://store.antec.com/Product/noteb...5-75019-6.aspx

It seems that a lot of Alienware owners use this and swear by it. I am even thinking of getting an externaly powerd usb hub to power it, my game controller, and my other usb powerd desk tows, I figure that not running their powers through my laptop will make it cooler still. Mayby I will be able to play for an hour at a time, heh.
I have a buddy that uses that one on his older AW, and he loves it.

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Originally Posted by Treagersama View Post
I am a HUGE powergamer... who LOVES Trek... and has 4 kids...

So I fall into more than 2 categories. LOL
I play about 3 hours a day when I can... usually late at night after they go to bed, or on my days off while they are at school. I am a huge Min/Maxer gamer that will litterally design a captain around a theoretical build I am working on to acheive maximum potential. Yet I LOVE taking time to read each mission description and admiring everything 'trek' in the game. I especially love the ships and the GORGEOUS space-scapes.

My problem is that I have 5 alts, and everytime new content comes out I HAVE to try it out with EVERY alt and test it from as many angles/perspectives as I can. Fed, Kingon, Sci, Eng, Tac, Escort, Cruiser, Carrier...

I thrive on besting myself, but each time I re-do new content, or even an entire trip from ensign 1 for the 10th time... I still take time out to admire everything the game has to offer.

I LOVE this game.
I can relate, except I tend to choose a faction and stick to it then go hog wild trying everything in it. I may be slightly schizophrenic.




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# 8 Star trek Fans 1st
10-26-2010, 06:18 AM
When you make a game based on Star Trek you you better have Star Trek content. That other group comes and gos faster then you can blink. Problems is Star Trek fans have very high standard of content. This is a real pain for Cryptic because they are coming out with 100% new content very slow. The game still has very long road to go. What is standard in other MMOs Star trek dose not have. Secondary skill system, Holiday events, recipe system, typical MMO on launch has 1000 quest about 250 is all Star Trek had. You can do a little math and it will take Cryptic 14 years at the rate they adding new quest to get to the 1000 norm and they wonder why people are leaving the game left and right.
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# 9
10-26-2010, 06:30 AM
Just doing it slowly doesn't solve the problem. Cosmic_One got the point quite good (as usual ). If you are more than a "casual player", well, there is no real content. You have just two options, really:

1. Participate in pvp. You can invest a lot of time here and you'll need skill for it.
2. Be a casual gamer.

The sad part is ... I must have missed the announcement about STO being either a pvp-oriented or casual MMO.

But nvm, I'll keep my faith, STO is young - hope remains.

side note: Not everyone who doesn't want to participate in pvp lacks the skill. I pvp'ed a lot in WOW and other games and liked it. It was always a nice addition to the pve min/maxing. But I just don't like STO pvp
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# 10
10-26-2010, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by M4triX
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The sad part is ... I must have missed the announcement about STO being either a pvp-oriented or casual MMO.
Lol, I guess I am the only one who saw this coming down: STO is certainly intended to appeal to a broader audience but, in the end, who made the game knew that the backbone of the playerbase would be Star Trek fans...and the average Star Trek fan is not 12 and hasn't got 10 hours a day to spend on a game.

It took me almost four months to hit RA5 with my main, and another three weeks to get to VA1 (ok, it's a science char in a science ship, this slows things down, but still).

My Tactical alternate is still Commander 1.

I really think this has been done purposedly, as the "kiddies" would grow bored and go somewhere else in any case (usually, to the "next new thing in town"). Or back to WoW, but that's an old and sad story
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