I can see you havn't been around this long but if you think about it:
Do you think people come here to badge the game... and ruin it?
No... thats not the case... People who come here, to the forums, come because they love the game and want to make it better.
They want to make sure that the place they love so much doesn't get ruined. Now all the good stuff.. no one complains about that do they? no, because there is no need... It's working perfectly, so why complain.
Look at it like this:Take everything people complain about, and compare it to what they don't complain about (and do it individually).
Everyone has their own views and opinions (and hence solutions) to any given problem. What you are expiriencing is the accumulative effect.
You see one guy complaining about one thing, and another about another and so on. While it seems like theres HUGE amounts of complaints, when there's really just one guy who is telling about one thing he dislikes, and another and another.
The second guy dosent nessacarily complain about what the first guy did.
It's really not that bad when you look at the big picture... We all just want STO to succeed and for that we use to forums to voice our opinions.
It's a beautiful game with spectacular graphics and a quality story. I think the original developers did an adequate job striking a balance between Trek lore and MMO necessary gameplay adjustments to make it 'realistic', and for the most part the missions and episodes are enjoyable.
Do you phone any of your utility companies when things are going well to say "well done good job you're doing there"? Likelyhood is no you don't you will however as soon as something goes wrong. As with anything it has its' good points and its' bad.
However complaints mainly are about things that need a fix or some improvement. For example the KDF side of levelling and PvE play is a tad on the barren side, so the more people that get behind complaints on it the more likely it is to be improved. I know it has been like it for a while, but they have had an influx of players who are f2p but will spend money on items, so if they get behind it too then you never know.
- It was fun to level 50. Mission were made well and I actually did read all mission texts.
- No holy trinity (tank, healer and dps) and no LFT/LFM waiting.
- Character look customization and recustomization. Most of MMOs don't allow you to change your character look after creation.
- No clone wars (everyone wearing and looking same because of some epic gear)
- I also actually tried PvP and enjoyed it - never before happened for me in MMORPGs.
What this guy said. I've always wanted to fly my own ship, and even if I'm doing it in a digital universe, it's as close as I'll ever get.
I quite like the social atmosphere, especially now that I've brought a few friends in. This is the only MMO where the social atmosphere isn't on life support, from what I've seen. People are sociable, helpful, and the general chat of the major starbases isn't completely filled to the brim with questionable material.
The space combat is very refreshing as well. The dynamic is different between ship types, and having a Cruiser/Escort at max level allows me to change it up. Still need a science ship... Ground combat has its flaws (exploration combat missions being too unforgiving on elite, at least), but it's also pretty good.
I think the only thing I *don't* like about this game is the fact that my computer can't run it very well. Oh, and some weird names and occasional bad trolls, but that's something I can look past and a community problem rather than a problem with the game itself.