Lt. Commander
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# 1 Been gone a while
04-11-2012, 09:59 AM
HI, everyone

I have not played STO for probably about a year or more, and was wondering if anything major has changed in that time, i noticed that its F2P witch is nice, but anything game mechanic wise that is different? I am currently playing my tactical / escort character. Any advice or heads up would be appreciated.


Thanks
Lt. Commander
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# 2
04-11-2012, 11:10 AM
lots of changes, some good some bad. the Doff system is nice, the STF grind, is abysmal. The KDF is still not what it should be, but thats a dead animal. Lock boxes are here to stay, enjoy the spam.

BTW make of the game what you want, but If you left due to issues with it, I think you will find that, it hasn't changed much in that regard, LOTS of issues still and they continue to add to that.
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# 3
04-11-2012, 11:25 AM
Off the top of my head?
  • F2P (silver gold... yada yada... details here: http://www.startrekonline.com/f2p )
  • Pr-Char purchases in the C-Store (too much to go into)
  • Average C-Store price increase (roughly 30% on most items).
  • Shooter Mode (Free shooting)
  • STF Revamp (Shorter and easier)
  • Duty Officer system (Macro puzzle card game)
  • Several dozen ability balance passes (they keep missing the turn though)
  • Skill Revamp (been dumbed down big time)
  • Simplified economy (Medals, merits and emblems cooked down to Dilithium)
  • Using dilithium to buy C-Points.
  • Hostile takeover (Perfect World Entertainment now owns Cryptic Studios).
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# 4
04-11-2012, 12:33 PM
I wouldn't say its a hostile takeover, I like PWE. Anyways, in my opinion, the game has gotten much better than before.
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# 5
04-11-2012, 12:36 PM
As far as updates are concerned, here is a list of the most important sto updates.

For a tactical / escort build, you're main focus is to deal as much damage as possible but also survive as long as possible. Honestly, if you are only going to do PvE (not including STFs) then you don't need to worry too much about your build.
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# 6
04-11-2012, 01:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anazonda View Post
Off the top of my head?
  • F2P (silver gold... yada yada... details here: http://www.startrekonline.com/f2p )
  • Pr-Char purchases in the C-Store (too much to go into)
  • Average C-Store price increase (roughly 30% on most items).
  • Shooter Mode (Free shooting)
  • STF Revamp (Shorter and easier)
  • Duty Officer system (Macro puzzle card game)
  • Several dozen ability balance passes (they keep missing the turn though)
  • Skill Revamp (been dumbed down big time)
  • Simplified economy (Medals, merits and emblems cooked down to Dilithium)
  • Using dilithium to buy C-Points.
  • Hostile takeover (Perfect World Entertainment now owns Cryptic Studios).
This pretty much. It's changed a lot but in my opinion it's gotten better in many ways. Still some simple glitches and issues though but I think if we all work together, we can make this even better.
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