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Star Trek On-Line Anyone?

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 8, 2009, 1:55 PM


Anyone planning on playing the new Star Trek MMORPG? www.startrekonline.com/splash?…

Every Trek game I've ever played has been pretty horrible so I have serious reservations about doling out 50 bucks on another.

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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I disgree, there was one very good Star Trek game: Starfleet Command Orion Pirates
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'm a life long Mac user, I never played it. My computer gaming has been limited to Command and Conquer and Civilization. But I have access to a (gag) PC if I want to play Trek On-line.
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Why aren't they letting us command from inside the ship?
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think it's clear yet if all combat is in 3rd person view. But I agree it would be cool to command from inside the ship.
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It'd be a shame if we couldn't command from inside the ship. Although, I guess it may get too confusing at times, so the view from outside the ship may be to make combat easier. Plus, they could always introduce gameplay inside the ship in an update or patch. If we can't command from inside the ship, can we still explore it (and have our own quarters)?
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need to see more details about the game-play before I'll buy this. If they don't let you even explore the inside of ships, I'm not going to get it.
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here.
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CoreyByas Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh I was just thinking I know what "MMORPG" meant & know I forgot!

I had to now what it meant for a school thing....

One of the first things when I saw the site trailer was the graphics wasn't as good as I thought they would be. maybe I'm wrong but thats what I was thinking......
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: MMORPG stands for massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

I'm not sure about the graphics. They don't have any actual game-play videos posted on the official site. But as a former Second Life player, anything they do would a step up for me :lol:
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CoreyByas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
yesss! I couldn't remember exactly what it stood for, maybe one of these times it will actually stick in my mind this time.......
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Oh my, you've really got me with this one...

When I first found out about ST:Online, I was psyched. You were to start out as an ensign, move up in rank on a "live" starship, (by live, I mean with other live crew members), be assigned a ship, be able to move around in your ship and partake in ship activities +++.

Now? You get your ship right off the bat, the interior is gone, it's just outside view 24/7. The only other "live" people are other captains which you can join up on missions on planets and the like.

I _HATE_ the art style of the new game, a crap load of "kiddy future" ships and uniforms. It's a lot less Trek and a lot more "Star Wars".

You should see some of the old interior shots, beautiful! You could command your ship from the bridge, be boarded etc...

Now, it's like "Eve".

I'll download the demo (if they have one) and see how it is before I pass off final judgment. Maybe I'll be surprised and end up gaming it.

Check out these links for some interior shots, what could have been...

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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that confirmed, that all ship actions are 3rd person? That would suck big time. Wow... the interior screenshots looked great. It would be a horrible decision if they went in different direction.

The only thing I've seen that comes close to the game you want is in Second Life. They have full blown Trek and BSG sims. You have your own quarters on the ships, work assignments, etc... Pretty detailed and involved. Considering all of it is created by users, it is pretty impressive. But the graphics and horrible lag leave a lot to be desired.
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
From what I've gathered, it is all 3rd person. The ship interiors will only be available if it's part of your mission.

I've tried Second Life and have to admit I HATE that game. Feels so empty and fake.

But think about it, you get a ship, about 50-100 live gamers who each has their own part in making the ship "go".

Now, the game is pretty much Star Trek Legacy only that they've cut out the single player mode and added a story to the online mode.
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well Second Life really isn't a game. It's more like Facebook with avatars. So the Trek sims on SL have more in common with groups or clubs than a game.
Still, they have the right idea on how to structure a Trek RPG game, they just don't have the tools to pull it off.
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
And I hate facebook and all other "social networking" places. I have a cell phone, that's all the social networking I need. :)
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since I'm stuck at home, Facebook has been very handy for keeping in touch with everyone I know. But actually I talk and interact with more people on DA than FB.
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
I had facebook once with a ton of "friends" that I know here. But it became a chore, got BS requests to play farm ville and all that, just didn't need that spam and got rid of it.

But you are right, it's a useful tool, especially if you're home a lot.
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FB lets you place friends into lists, which helps. So even though I have like 100 friends, I only get updates from family and a few close friends. I still get a lot of crap requests but I just delete them.
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