Star Trek Online

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[GWJ] Shoal07 Nov 29, 2012 @ 4:40pm
Is STO any good?

STO is a seasoned F2P game that really has the model right. As other posters pointed out, you can earn everything in the game by grinding. Yes, this may take a long time, but that's the choice you make. Those of us with more money than time can spend a few $$ to get that new ship. Others can grind and get it later.

Story, Story, Story. STO has tons of story content for the player. There's 6 or 7 story arcs (called seasons, each with a dozen or more episodes) that involve the Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, Breen, Dominon, Borg, and Undine. There's voice actors from a variety of the series, even including Leonard Nemoy as a narrator. I heard the actress that did Quark's mom in DS9 last night (she voiced a ferengi trader in the gamma quadrant).

Ships - they're all there. Defiant, Voyager (Destiny class, I think), Galaxy, Sovereign classes, and many, many more. Just go look at the website.

Depth. Wow, is there depth. Space and ground combat, crafting, a reputation system, duty and bridge officers to assign (and collect), there are many systems built into STO. In fact, there is so many systems and depth that it will take quite a long time to learn them all, and even longer to perfect them.

STO is build for star trek geeks. This is where I go to be in the star trek universe by commanding my Defiant class ship (modified San Paulo, actually, for us geeks) against waves of Borg ships, or join in on saving civilians from Undine invaders. It's soloable, and has plenty of group content. You can join a large fleet and contribute to a Starbase or go it alone if you like.

Season 8 is just around the corner - free of course. Including an update to the PvP system. Try it out, enjoy the story, become the Captain you always wanted to be, and I'll see you in the Alpha Quadrant.

And to those asking, yes, the steam starter pack is worth the $10.
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devil_saint Dec 1, 2012 @ 9:43pm 
helpful! thanks!
Decanith Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:47am 
sorry I am newbie to this and tried leaving a personal comment to you to no avail... what does grinding mean? and do you enjoy the game? I have just opened the discussion page and saw people putting it down. Is there anything I need to look out for? .... again sorry I didn't know where else to ask.
wickerrobot Dec 12, 2012 @ 4:10pm 
Grinding in a game context is a slang word it means to repeat a task(mission,quest,boss etc..) over and over or a series of missions over and over to reap the rewards. Its called that either because you are slowly "grinding" away at your goal be it treasure a coveted item or prowess or because the monotonous acts themselves are "grinding" away your resolve and interest.

Not everyone will recieve private messages depending on the privacy settings they have.

You will see slack for every game if they have an open forum for discussion. Someone will always feel slighted it's the bell curve of life. It's free so try it out.

Only thing you have to look out for is the same thing you should be aware of in all multi player games, exploitation. Stick to social themed fleets at first to ask and learn as you play.
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Date Posted: Nov 29, 2012 @ 4:40pm
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