i think star trek online is doing a great job of putting combat in while keeping the important issues quality that the shows had. those people who hate the combat part... they are completely weak (hey i like the important issues much more than the average person).
Wow! I love these You not a real Trek Fan articles. Especially when they say I started to watch trek at this point. Which is never at the beginning or the reruns of the TOS. So now your going to tell older fans from the beginning how they are not fans. Mainly because the will not get with times and changes made to the series. It's like owning a PS2, and telling someone who has been gaming since the Atari 2600 or NES. They are not gamers because they don't believe graphics is more important then game play. Since that is the new standard.
Personally I can care less that they are milking the combat part of this game. If you are going to sale this. You need to show the most exciting part off. Like in a movie trailer. I just hope in the future people think before they make dumb statements.
The point in time that somebody started watching Star Trek is irrelevant, because they can always go back and watch what they "missed". The length of time somebody has been watching has nothing to do with how much of a "true fan" they are. Since conflict is such a large part of Star Trek, it follows that being against a conflict focus means that one is only a fan of the part of Star Trek that they like - not a "Star Trek fan" in its truest, most universal sense, whether you started watching during TOS or during DS9. Bringing age and length of time into the mix when talking about Star Trek fandom and what it means is unnecessary and trivial.