Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
# 1 New Player
08-30-2012, 09:36 PM
All hailing frequencies open.

Hello, I am Timothy. You may call me Tim, Timmy, Timmo, Mr.T or Timothy. I am also known on other parts of the internet as TimmyTheNerd <Insert Shameless Youtube Channel Plug Here>. I am new to Star Trek Online. I just started and am currently on the Hide and Seek mission.

I'm not exactly a Trekkie, as I haven't seen all the episodes and don't know the name of a majority of the characters beyond the main crews of Kirk and Picard's ships. I've only watched episodes from the original series and next generation. So I'm not exactly the most knowledgeable when it comes from the Star Trek universe. My favorite Star Trek episode is 'The Offspring', episode 16 of Season 3 in TNG.

I postponed playing STO for a long time, as I mainly play Forsaken World and Champions Online. The reason I didn't feel like playing when STO went free to play is because the Klingon Empire was a mid to late game unlockable and I felt by the time I could play them I would have put a lot of work in on my federation character and it would seem like a waste just so I could play a Klingon. A friend informed me recently that the game had a race called 'Alien', which allowed you to make your own race. That's what got me to play as I do have a SciFi alien race I write stories about called the Ushatar. So, I made an Ushatar and am currently working on a website to provide information about their species.

I am still upset about the Klingon Empire being limited to mostly PvP content as I did plan on making a Klingon alt. This disappoints me as I've played other Perfect World and Cryptic games and never have I been this saddened by a race or faction having such a lack of PvE content. As I suck at PvP, the only option for me in regards of Klingons would be buying the Fed Klingon race, which I don't like the idea of since the reason I want a Klingon is for the Bird of Prey, I love those ships. If they didn't plan on making the Klingons a full faction then why are they even in the game? To give the Federation something to fight? You already have the Borg, the Dominion and other 'villain' factions to wage war against, not including the Mirror Universes. If they're not going to make the KE an actual faction then why not just have them kiss and make up with the Federation? I mean, considering that every baddy in the galaxy is on a warpath, it would make sense.

So, besides the issue with the Klingons, I haven't come across anything else to complain about as everything seems fine enough to me. I like that the game has Space and Ground combat and that it blends shooter with RPG. Well...there is ONE other complaint. What happened to the Q Continuum? I would love to see any of the Q randomly drop in on players and cause some sort of random mission to happen. Just throwing that one out there.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,339
# 2
08-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Hi, welcome to sto.

If you need any help with some of the lingo you can look here.

Last edited by robdmc; 08-30-2012 at 09:45 PM.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,624
# 3
08-30-2012, 09:52 PM
Actualy Q tends to show up around big event times there is also an end game mission that features him. Well his son anyway.
Actualy reading things pefore posting will make you look smarter than yelling loudly. Reading comprehension is aparently a lost art.

Not everything you see on the internet is true - Abriham Lincoln
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 21
# 4
08-30-2012, 10:14 PM
hello from me as well, ive been here a few hours and the STO vets have been most welcoming, you will not find a better bunch!
Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 21
# 5
08-31-2012, 01:02 AM
Welcome! Whether or not you're a walking Trek encyclopedia or just trying out this game called Star Trek Online... doesn't matter. Enjoy yourself. Once you get into more than just assigned missions, you may find there's quite a bit to do.
The user formerly known as Seneschall
Unrepentant Gaming : Risa Country Club : @Seneschall
Career Officer
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,318
# 6
08-31-2012, 01:18 AM
Indeed like others have said, welcome to STO.

If you need any help at all feel free to give me a shout @xXLocutusXx, also on another note, I have 3 kdf toons all lg1's and there is always something to do "pve" wise for the kdf, so dont think there lacking because to me there not, I defenetly wish there was alot more missions through out the leveling process but theres stuff there and its always nice to get some help from friends ect in game. There are also player created missions which are great.. the ones ive played so far.

Anyways I do hope you enjoy the game, and continue to play, good luck to you.

Cheers
Loc
Like my Fan Page Here
xXLocutusXx
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 172
# 7
08-31-2012, 01:40 AM
Welcome indeed, new player myself but not new to ST & the forum!

Just haven't started playing just yet...
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,284
# 8
08-31-2012, 02:17 AM
Hello Timmy,

your self stated lack of "Trek-knowledge" is really no issue in STO since besides some audio and visuals the game really doesn't get anything right anyway

It is actually a fun space-shooting-action game and if you don' relate to the original franchise and have experience/liking in other F2P games already then you maybe in for a good time.
-> STO players unite and say NO to ARC <- -> Click if you prefer the old forum design! <-
-----------------------------------------------------------------
"No. Men do not roar. Women roar. Then they hurl heavy objects... and claw at you." -Worf, son of Mogh
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
# 9
08-31-2012, 05:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by angrytarg View Post
Hello Timmy,

your self stated lack of "Trek-knowledge" is really no issue in STO since besides some audio and visuals the game really doesn't get anything right anyway

It is actually a fun space-shooting-action game and if you don' relate to the original franchise and have experience/liking in other F2P games already then you maybe in for a good time.
I love F2P mmos. Lord of the Rings Online, DnD Online, Allods Online, Ragnarok Online, Perfect and Forsaken World, Champions Online, Star Trek Online.

For the last three years, all I've played are F2P MMOs. I'm surprised with how many good ones there are and thanks to them I no longer judge MMOs by how they stand up when compared to WoW or Everquest. Instead, I just play until mid-game, which I feel is sufficient time to get to know a game, and if I like it I'll stay longer and if I don't then I'll leave. If I particularly like a game, like I did Champions Online, then I'll buy some things from their online store.



Anyway, random question:
Is it possible to explore the inside of your ship? So far the only part of my USS Damocles that I've seen is the Transporter Room and it has me a bit saddened.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,284
# 10
08-31-2012, 07:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmo1988 View Post
Anyway, random question:
Is it possible to explore the inside of your ship? So far the only part of my USS Damocles that I've seen is the Transporter Room and it has me a bit saddened.
Click the small arrow beneath your mini map and select "visit the bridge". There isn't much to do there, though
-> STO players unite and say NO to ARC <- -> Click if you prefer the old forum design! <-
-----------------------------------------------------------------
"No. Men do not roar. Women roar. Then they hurl heavy objects... and claw at you." -Worf, son of Mogh
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:12 AM.