I don't know if I've been here log enough (1.5 months) to offer a welcome but here you go! I discovered this game by accident. I was reading the forum of that "Other" game that's coming out on the 20th. and noticed a poster that was playing STO. I decided to check it out and I'm hooked! In fact I just became a lifer! The price has dropped til Dec. 18 (I think) to $199.00.
I love Star Trek and I can't figure out how I missed this game. It's been around since 2008 (maybe longer).
Although the ground combat isn't up to "Rift" quality, I don't know of any game that offers both space AND ground combat! That new game does but from what I've read (actually in the STO forum) it's horrible!
So Welcome! The forums are THE place to figure out how in the heck do I play this thing!