Hey guys! As per habit, I'm stopping by the forums to say
1) OUCH! White text on black background? Migraiiiinnnes!
2) I will be looking at the game for my column Rise and Shiny this week. I play for a week and give my first impressions.
Now, before anyone says the usual " a week isn't long enough to review a game!" I have to answer: Massively does not do reviews. We do not give scores or stars. We will tell you our impressions, and will always note how long we played or what our intent was. I will be going through a week of noobishness (although I have played, almost literally, every game out there, I haven't looked at STO since beta..) and reporting on what I find.
In other words, I am not going to list off a series of facts, like a walkthrough. I will list a series of experiences. If it sucks, I say so. If it's fun, I say so.
The other "big tip" that people seem to have left out for suggestions here is "take your time and enjoy the game". STO has a lot of back-story that took place between the end of Nemesis and 2409 -- so much that they had to publish an entire novel (titled The Needs of the Many, which can be picked up on Amazon for under $10).
If you don't have the time to read the book (which was a pretty interesting read... written in the form of a series of interviews done by Jake Sisko), it really helps to read the story and mission text. Don't "just click next to start the pew pew".
Believe me, it makes the whole game MUCH more enjoyable.
Completely off topic but i just wanted to say that Massively kicks ass. It's one of my favorite websites - always full of mmo goodness. And i don't just say that because they provided me with a RIFT VIP beta key. Enjoy STO, its a good game that's only getting better.
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. Still having a blast. I was so impressed by the interior ship stuff. That is SUCH a great tool for a roleplayer.
Glad your having fun. I highly recommend loging on the test server Tribble and trying out the new UGC tool called the Foundry. If you just want to try other people's missions, just open your journal and click the "community authored" tab(and check this thread). If you want to try creation, I recommend watching these first:
I'm sorry. I hope you're getting paid something, at least.
Also, a week actually is plenty for this game. Nothing changes except a few more buttons to push.
Edit: Actually, I take that back. Over the course of a week, "it gets better!" still seems like it might be true, and depending on your schedule it might actually take more than a week to meet every single enemy NPC variant.