Ensign
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# 1 Dumb Question....
05-30-2013, 07:22 AM
I am not completely new to STO, but I am returning after a long break. I seem to remember being able to pilot my ships with my mouse alone - not using W A S D keys....am I crazy or did they change this?
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# 2
05-30-2013, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mommacrow77 View Post
I am not completely new to STO, but I am returning after a long break. I seem to remember being able to pilot my ships with my mouse alone - not using W A S D keys....am I crazy or did they change this?
You can still mouse steer your ship, just hold both left and right mouse buttons to do so...
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# 3
05-30-2013, 07:35 AM
hold down both mouse buttons to have your ship follow your mouse direction. I think you'll still need keys for your velocity.
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Lieutenant
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# 4
05-30-2013, 07:50 AM
Velocity can be controlled by manually clicking the speed bar. I think you may be able to bind your mousewheel to velocity up/down, or if you have multiple mouse buttons bind those.
Ensign
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# 5
05-30-2013, 07:54 AM
Thank you very much. It appears my age is showing,lol - since I didnt remember how to steer my ship!
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# 6
05-30-2013, 09:03 AM
I think the default keybinds have throttle assigned to the middle mouse button/scrollwheel click, if not it's assigned to keys Q/E and R. But it's been a long time since I used the defaults.

As caelrassto mentioned, if you have a mouse with additional buttons, you can map these to control throttle.

I use a Logitech G500 and have mapped its side/thumb buttons to Ctrl, Alt, and Shift using the supplied SetPoint software (so they're also usable in Windows/other apps). I then set up keybinds in STO so that throttle Up/Down is Ctrl+ScrollUp/Down and full throttle/impulse is Ctrl+Schollwheel click.
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Captain
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# 7
05-30-2013, 12:26 PM
If you change the Camera Turn to Face keybind, you can do it with just one mouse button instead of two. (I use Right Drag for one of the camera options, then Right Press for Camera Turn to Face. One button for all your turning needs)
Ensign
Join Date: May 2013
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# 8
05-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Hi! Sorry to jump into this thread like this but I can't post new threads yet for some reason.

I'm completely new to STO and I'm having a blast so far, but I have a few questions.

1. Does every mission scale to your level? It seems that way so far, I'm at level 8, but if there's any stuff I can outlevel I'd like to know so I can do it while it's fresh!

2. In the Sirius Sector Block, there was a big Borg raid of some sort that I took part in. We failed the event, unfortunately. Also, weird things kept happening to my ship. Most of the time, I'd be taking steady but manageable damage from the Borg spheres and stuff. Then all of a sudden my ship would stop moving and I'd take insane damage for about three seconds until I was just dead. I died like eight times and didn't contribute much to the efforts.

3. I've seen that in a couple levels I get a new ship. Do I get to choose or am I just assigned one particular ship? Also, I kind of wanted to take the other entry-level ships for a spin. Is there a point to buying them once you have access to higher-tier ships or are they too weak by that point?

4. I've read that you can refine up to 8000 dilithium per day. Is it possible to get that much at my level or do I need to be near the endgame to have access to that much dilithium? The only source I've seen in-game is about 1400 from doing 3 exploration missions in the star cluster (forgot the name) next to the Sirius sector block. I've also heard about the Academy Event but I missed the one at 4:00 PM today.

Thanks!
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# 9
05-30-2013, 04:55 PM
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Hi! Sorry to jump into this thread like this but I can't post new threads yet for some reason.

I'm completely new to STO and I'm having a blast so far, but I have a few questions.

1. Does every mission scale to your level? It seems that way so far, I'm at level 8, but if there's any stuff I can outlevel I'd like to know so I can do it while it's fresh!

2. In the Sirius Sector Block, there was a big Borg raid of some sort that I took part in. We failed the event, unfortunately. Also, weird things kept happening to my ship. Most of the time, I'd be taking steady but manageable damage from the Borg spheres and stuff. Then all of a sudden my ship would stop moving and I'd take insane damage for about three seconds until I was just dead. I died like eight times and didn't contribute much to the efforts.

3. I've seen that in a couple levels I get a new ship. Do I get to choose or am I just assigned one particular ship? Also, I kind of wanted to take the other entry-level ships for a spin. Is there a point to buying them once you have access to higher-tier ships or are they too weak by that point?

4. I've read that you can refine up to 8000 dilithium per day. Is it possible to get that much at my level or do I need to be near the endgame to have access to that much dilithium? The only source I've seen in-game is about 1400 from doing 3 exploration missions in the star cluster (forgot the name) next to the Sirius sector block. I've also heard about the Academy Event but I missed the one at 4:00 PM today.

Thanks!
1. Yep, all the missions scale to your level. The rewards that you get from those missions also scale to your level, so you won't be getting low level junk.

2. The Borg can be very difficult at low levels. I honestly recommend you not even try to fight them yet. The game will equip you with better ships and gear once you get up near the Borg story missions, so until then I would just avoid the Red Alerts.

3. You get a choice of 3 ships per rank. One is a Cruiser (Large and slow moving, but good survivability), a Science ship (Good at crowd control/heals/etc.) and an Escort (Pure damage). There isn't much use in picking a ship up from a lower tier if you are past it as the higher tier ships are much more powerful.

4. Most of the ways to get Dilithium come from end game stuff. You can do the activities you mentioned if you really need it at lower levels, but the best methods come later on when you start unlocking more daily missions and STFs. Also don't bother spending your Dil on stuff from the Dil shop either. You will be outleveling that gear so fast that it's a waste. Mission rewards and gear off of the exchange are just fine.

Hope that helps.

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Ensign
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# 10
05-31-2013, 02:44 PM
Thank you for the answers, lan451!
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