First of all i would like to give cryptic HUGE props for gettin ths game out !! Now ive been into trek 25 yrs.or so , it is the one of the oldest ips out there ie. sfc. 1 ,2,op,3, kling. acdemy,bridge comm.,dom wars,armada1,2 ,Legacy,and not to overlook the almost 50 yrs of lore. now i am glad for newbies commin into the trek univers from other games ,well other mmos.... but this game is and will be (i hope) BIGGER and more vast than all others ,simply because STAR TREK was the grandfather of all modern si fi , and mmos started out as mosty fantasy based . There is a long way to go for cryptic with this game but i think there doin a hell of a job ,i mean where else can you get the fantasic ship based play ..both pvp. an pve., i mean its the best hands down ,its not perfect, but its the best that you wiil ever see for yrs. to come. On the ground side of the game the possibilites are vast ,and i suspect that this is what is drawing the hack an slash crowd from other mmos,but in any case no other mmo title offfers the dual game play that sto does! my hope for the future is to see moer of the trek story unfold in this game , and for newbies to trek to seek out its history ,and explore its future.