WOW I am sooo excited that this is finnally here, I enjoyed working with the PE Team and I was sad when that all came crashing down. Perhaps with time we can build the same kind of relationship here. Again, Hi everyone and thanks for the warm welcome.
I can't wait for this game to come out. I've been waiting ever since it was announced. I loved City of Heroes so I have faith in Cryptic Studios.
I hope we can build space stations, and be able to not pilot a starship by yourself but have a whole crew of others online to be able to man a ship. For instance, a person who is lvl 20 can be a starship captain. Anyone can be an engineer or a weapons specialist. I hope the battles aren't just a click then watch the battle ensue. I hope you can use the mouse to point were your weapon will hit. I been tired of the same old think where you press a macro or left-click; then watch the battle go on auto. You sit and watch when your character or the other person takes damage and wait and wait. It would be cool to man a Klingon ship and cloak. It would be great to be an engineer and depending on your ability to fix the shields, give more power, fix the weapons systems and life support systems. Would be cool to build colonies or bases on planets, mine astroids and have epic battles on land or in space. For all of this, I wouldn't mind paying a little extra month. LoL Im getting ahead of myself. I hope STO sets a new bar!
I hope I can also join the beta testing when it is announced. Any date?
While I agree that Star Trek was never about a single character, I do think that the "ship" experience -- a dynamic group of diverse and talented crewmembers hailing from varied backgrounds coming together to perform a single task -- is the more defining characteristic of Star Trek's lasting legacy. I look forward to seeing how Cryptic - which did such an impressive job with City of Heroes - will depict this dynamic in Star Trek Online.