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Etheoma
Posted - 2011.09.01 06:49:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Etheoma on 01/09/2011 06:55:36
admittedly i haven't tried it and it could be awesome but considering they only periodicity give out 2 day free trials it must be if it could stand as a game on its own a constant 7 day free trial would make perfect scene but instead they ask for 30 straight up in other words not having the confidence in its players to think that its worth continuing the sub-superscription and if i'm not mistaken they also have a in game system for buying equipment with real money as well sounds like a cash cow if I ever saw one...

but if someone can prove me wrong i would be glad considering im taking a small break from eve when i lost my loki to 7 ships on a WH

PS the reason why i am skeptical is because there have been far too many star trek games that have been cash cows and worth the disks they were written onto love the TV programs though.

Living Dead Girl
Posted - 2011.09.01 07:26:00 - [2]
 

im a trekkie and even i wouldn't touch that game. YMMV.

Aelius
Caldari
Mnemonic Enterprises
Dark Matter Coalition
Posted - 2011.09.01 08:18:00 - [3]
 

I'm also like Star Trek, but that game sucks... really.
The best Star Trek game imo was "Bridge Commander"
Best series was "Star Trek Enterprise"

Just a small parody I've made for STO (most footage is not mine, i just edited the end, so don't give me full credits)

How STO will end

Aquana Abyss
Posted - 2011.09.01 08:31:00 - [4]
 

If you think Eve is bad for pedantic nerds, try a Star Trek game. Imagine being immersed with thousands of people like the comic store guy from the Simpsons.

"Actually I think you'll find an inverse barrion field is produced when..." etc etc

Thornat
Posted - 2011.09.01 08:40:00 - [5]
 

I reviewed the game on my blog a while back you can check out the review (Gamers Think Tank). I think I was very kind but my experiance was very short lived. In the end it was just enough bang for the buck, but for Star Trek fans their is certainly enough their to get your 30 bucks worth. As an Eve player I really couldn't recommend it to anyone.

baltec1
Posted - 2011.09.01 08:52:00 - [6]
 

I played the game when it launched and a few months ago. By 2 weeks after beta I had finished the game twice and when I went back a few months ago I finished an entire years worth of content additions in a week...

It has no risk, no economy, no challange, no exploration and if you add up all of the space together you still end up with less room than a single star system in eve.

Arthur Frayn
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.09.01 09:07:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Arthur Frayn on 01/09/2011 09:07:32
Well STO is going free to play this year, so the fact that you won't have to spend a penny might make it worth a week of your time.

Oh, also:

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Pak Narhoo
Gallente
Posted - 2011.09.01 09:19:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Aelius
Best series was "Star Trek Enterprise"



What? I mean WHAT!? Shocked

The series that would have what no other series had before, an 'arc'. Which the idiots Brennon Braga an Rick Berman so easily killed in the first episode?
Remember those stoopid aliens from whatever that part of space was called with all the distortion fields or whatever? They where going to destroy Earth, so to do that they first start by going all the way down to Earth and sent a test probe with a big lazor beam. So ok, now Earth knows and starts prepping. Any sane alien would had just used any planet that was close by to test their lazor beam out, but nooo not B&B's aliens.

Fast forward Enterfloppy with captain mentally disturbed quantum leap onboard are in alien space and the aliens leave no stone unturned to get a spy onboard Enterfloppy to get bio samples from the crew. Why? Well because their giant Earth killing lazor beam has now suddenly reworked into a bio weapon. And with great loss the aliens manage to get their spy off board, only to show us a few episodes further a planet in alien pace occupied by, humans. Cowboy humans abducted by aliens centuries ago. How easy would it not have been for the stoopid aliens to beam down to said planet and get their bio samples from the cowboys?
And to top it off, we never ever hear a single bit from the bio weapon again because, it is turned back into a lazor beam!


You got to be kidding me. Ever seen DS9? At least that had its moments. but Enterprise? Pon Far for female vulcans? ugh


Neamus
Posted - 2011.09.01 09:19:00 - [9]
 

STO was actually quite good fun for a while, the combat was entertaining, but then it got boring. Nothing compared to mining / mission running / large scale 0.0 ops / market trading / ship spinning in eve boring, but still, pretty boring...

The next MMO worthy of your time is (imo) Guild Wars 2. Unless of course you're specifically a scifi fan, in which case your stuck with eve for the foreseeable future. And let me tell you that from where I am sitting, that future appears to look suspiciously like a barbie convention.

But as CCP are fond of saying; "Greed is good"

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.09.01 09:43:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Arthur Frayn
Edited by: Arthur Frayn on 01/09/2011 09:07:32
Well STO is going free to play this year, so the fact that you won't have to spend a penny might make it worth a week of your time.


All those people that bought lifetime subs must be very happy about these news. Laughing

Aelius
Caldari
Mnemonic Enterprises
Dark Matter Coalition
Posted - 2011.09.01 09:44:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Aelius on 01/09/2011 09:46:23
Originally by: Pak Narhoo
Originally by: Aelius
Best series was "Star Trek Enterprise"



What? I mean WHAT!? Shocked

The series that would have what no other series had before, an 'arc'. Which the idiots Brennon Braga an Rick Berman so easily killed in the first episode?
Remember those stoopid aliens from whatever that part of space was called with all the distortion fields or whatever? They where going to destroy Earth, so to do that they first start by going all the way down to Earth and sent a test probe with a big lazor beam. So ok, now Earth knows and starts prepping. Any sane alien would had just used any planet that was close by to test their lazor beam out, but nooo not B&B's aliens.

Fast forward Enterfloppy with captain mentally disturbed quantum leap onboard are in alien space and the aliens leave no stone unturned to get a spy onboard Enterfloppy to get bio samples from the crew. Why? Well because their giant Earth killing lazor beam has now suddenly reworked into a bio weapon. And with great loss the aliens manage to get their spy off board, only to show us a few episodes further a planet in alien pace occupied by, humans. Cowboy humans abducted by aliens centuries ago. How easy would it not have been for the stoopid aliens to beam down to said planet and get their bio samples from the cowboys?
And to top it off, we never ever hear a single bit from the bio weapon again because, it is turned back into a lazor beam!


You got to be kidding me. Ever seen DS9? At least that had its moments. but Enterprise? Pon Far for female vulcans? ugh

If you love ships pew pew and not talk talk, Enterprise is the best. It's a matter of taste my friend.Wink

BTW i didn't understand this "The series that would have what no other series had before, an 'arc'". Care to explain better? tks.

Barbelo Valentinian
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.09.01 09:47:00 - [12]
 

STO, like Champions Online, Cryptic's other most recent MMO, is fun in parts, but overall it's a far shallower game than EVE. It's a classic themepark, which is nice for a month or two, but gets pretty boring.

Also it's missing a few key features that one would have thought ought to be definitive of a Star Trek MMO - principally, being able to fly a starship as a crew together with your mates, from the bridge.

I will say that I much prefer the ship-to-ship combat in STO than the ship-to-ship combat in EVE. It's a sort of 3-dimensional copy of the ship-to-ship combat in Pirates of the Burning Sea, and it's a nice balance between twitchy gameplay and the "simulator" style of EVE. It's actually intrinsically entertaining and addictive, which is something that very few people would say about EVE's combat. Maneouvering your ship around manually for a lazer broadside, then swinging round to fire a photon torpedo out of your arse for a double whammy is just intrinsically entertaining in a way that EVE's combat simply can't match.

The ground combat is fairly standard for MMOs, but has (or had the last time I played it) some nice intricacies to it.

Also, being able to fly a starship AND do ground combat is something that in itself is a lot of fun. One hopes that EVE will eventually get round to it.

But yeah, apart from these not inconsiderable "instant gratification" plus points, it's not nearly as deep an MMO as EVE.

octahexx Charante
Posted - 2011.09.01 09:49:00 - [13]
 

Actually I think you'll find an inverse barrion field is produced when we use the ionizing bio cell to align it with the communication integrity hatch!

anyway if it goes f2p and gien time it might grow i dont know how big eve was at birth but im guessing it was pretty small and empty.

Lady Go Diveher
The Independent Troll Society
Posted - 2011.09.01 10:16:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Aelius
If you love ships pew pew and not talk talk, Enterprise is the best. It's a matter of taste my friend.Wink

BTW i didn't understand this "The series that would have what no other series had before, an 'arc'". Care to explain better? tks.


By "talk talk" - do you perhaps mean some of the best characterization in SciFi (TNG / DS9)?

The 'arc' was series 3 IIRC, in which the story "OMG ALIENS WANNA PEW PEW EARTH!" ran for an entire series.

Muad 'dib
Caldari
The Imperial Fedaykin
Posted - 2011.09.01 10:27:00 - [15]
 

Arthur Frayn, that pic is awesome.


 

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