Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
# 1 Hi all
06-26-2012, 03:44 AM
Hi all guys, I'm new to this game (still downloading the client.. :redface and take this opportunity to introduce myself...

I'm a veteran pilot in another MMORPG you can probaly guess looking at my nick, now joining this one, hope not to mess up with ships and equipment not to waste precious time and resources.. Any suggestion about how to start is very welcome

Meet you in the game, thx mates
Eya
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 399
# 2
06-26-2012, 04:07 AM
Hi there,

I suggest: just start playing. The Tutorial is done quite good.
The Interface and keylayout are somewhat "old" and sloppy, but you get used to it.

If you like the first 10 levels of the game, I suggest buying one month of playtime, the perks while leveling are quite good:
More Inventory/Bank Space
several Respecc Tokens (which you need to change your skills)
etc.

You get a new ship every ten levels, and it is absolutely viable to change shipclass everytime to get used to the differences (slow but heavy armoured cruisers vs. fast hard hitting escorts e.g.)
Career Selection doesn't mean you're fixed to a specific role, so feel free to try out which "playstyle" you like most (though differences are rather small in comparison to other games).
Character Customization is a plus for me, so take your time with it (maybe select Alien, it lets you change a lot of settings in rather extrem ways).

I suggest to not care for buying anything from the exchange before you reach level 50, you get enough while leveling via the episodes.
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 394
# 3
06-26-2012, 08:53 AM
Welcome Starbuck. Having played BSG online I'd say you may have a few gripes about STO's but quite a few good points to outweigh them. Don't lose you BSG login though. I still launch my viper from time to time when I want fast paced space combat and true pvp.

Heir to the high pony of holier than thou, Guardian of the Sacred Mallet of Thwarting, and giver of Baptismal raspberries since 02/02/2010
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 329
# 4
06-26-2012, 09:07 AM
look for Skill Planner
and stowiki.org
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 281
# 5
06-26-2012, 09:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by starbuck75 View Post
Any suggestion about how to start is very welcome
Welcome.
I'd suggest to do whatever you want that sounds fun. Remember to relax and enjoy it, don't fall into working at it.

If you want a bit of a starting challenge, try to figure out how to add the the channel "TenForwardForum" to your chat window. Hint: start by right-clicking. :smile:
I miss my _.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 399
# 6
06-26-2012, 09:41 AM
Oh, one more advice:

humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa

learn it!

And btw: Which one is better male or female starbuck?
I can't decide, female is tough badass angel, but male is A-Team :/
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 37
# 7
06-26-2012, 10:02 AM
Welcome. Enjoy getting up to speed. I started in Feb after lurking for a while and gotta say part of the fun is figuring everything out.

That said, these forums, stowiki.org, stoacademy.com (where the skill planners are) and podcasts/youtube are your friends.

Good luck!
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