REDSHADOW Jul 25, 2013 @ 4:13pm
Is the trailer ANYTHING like the game?
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leafs43 Jul 25, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
Well the trailer is made up of all in-game gameplay screens....


Honestly, STO has matured and is a pretty rad MMO now. I didn't play it on release, but its now my go to MMO. Although it takes a little getting into,
REDSHADOW Jul 25, 2013 @ 8:29pm 
Originally posted by leafs43:
Well the trailer is made up of all in-game gameplay screens....


Honestly, STO has matured and is a pretty rad MMO now. I didn't play it on release, but its now my go to MMO. Although it takes a little getting into,

can you control your very own starship enterprice and travel the galaxy or do you work as a red shirt and work your way up
ctcc42 Jul 25, 2013 @ 9:34pm 
You assume command of your own starship during the totorial. The game is comprised of missions which include both space and ground combat. in addition to a large area of customization options for your characters, and some for your starship, you can also customize everything about the members of your bridge crew who will accompany you on away missions as combat pets.

Honestly STO has a fair amount to offer MMO players who have grown tired of the standard MMO formula.
Szeron Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
Not sure what your impression of the trailer was, so I cannot say if that's what the game is or isn't. It is a free-to-play game though(far moreso than most other games that claim such a title/genre).

Generally speaking, you acquire command of your first starship within the first 30 minutes of the game, regardless of faction. You effectively play as a Captain in this game(even though ranks go up to admiral). You play the role of a Kirk/Picard/Janeway/Archer/etc. in command of your ships that you'll acquire.

You start with your beginner frigate, and get a free upgrade roughly every 10 levels. Some factions have more options to choose from than others. (Federation chooses between escorts, cruisers, and science ships. Klingons have Battlecruisers, Raptors, and Raiders/Bird-of-Prey's. Romulans progress fairly linearly through Warbirds, but opens up more in the higher levels.)

In addition to just being able to pick different ships, their configuration, and change their equipment, you also have Bridge Officers and Duty Officers. The Former are Spocks/Rikers/Tuvoks/etc. that play a key part in what your ship can do in combat and form your away team on the ground(which can be split with other players and their "Boffs"). The Latter is effectively your crew(bartenders, biologists, armory officers, etc.) and you can send them out on various assignments for some interesting perks. The Duty Officer system works in realtime, so it's a way to play the game without actually playing it - in a manner of speaking.

There's also the ground element where you can beam down to planets and aboard stations and such to either do missions, hang out in 'social zones', or whatnot. Yes, you can even beam aboard other players' ships(if they invite you) or fleet('guilds') starbases and facilities and interact with them.
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REDSHADOW Jul 27, 2013 @ 7:26am 
Originally posted by Szeron:
Not sure what your impression of the trailer was, so I cannot say if that's what the game is or isn't. It is a free-to-play game though(far moreso than most other games that claim such a title/genre).

Generally speaking, you acquire command of your first starship within the first 30 minutes of the game, regardless of faction. You effectively play as a Captain in this game(even though ranks go up to admiral). You play the role of a Kirk/Picard/Janeway/Archer/etc. in command of your ships that you'll acquire.

You start with your beginner frigate, and get a free upgrade roughly every 10 levels. Some factions have more options to choose from than others. (Federation chooses between escorts, cruisers, and science ships. Klingons have Battlecruisers, Raptors, and Raiders/Bird-of-Prey's. Romulans progress fairly linearly through Warbirds, but opens up more in the higher levels.)

In addition to just being able to pick different ships, their configuration, and change their equipment, you also have Bridge Officers and Duty Officers. The Former are Spocks/Rikers/Tuvoks/etc. that play a key part in what your ship can do in combat and form your away team on the ground(which can be split with other players and their "Boffs"). The Latter is effectively your crew(bartenders, biologists, armory officers, etc.) and you can send them out on various assignments for some interesting perks. The Duty Officer system works in realtime, so it's a way to play the game without actually playing it - in a manner of speaking.

There's also the ground element where you can beam down to planets and aboard stations and such to either do missions, hang out in 'social zones', or whatnot. Yes, you can even beam aboard other players' ships(if they invite you) or fleet('guilds') starbases and facilities and interact with them.


I think you said it all thanks you. one more question how are the war battles like it is in the trailer could there be a large arena and you fly your ship around destroying the other enemy ship or was that mission realated and your going up against AI.
Szeron Jul 27, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
There is some pvp if that is what you're asking, but the game is highly instanced(much like Guild Wars 1). Some of the missions, patrols, and queues can involve some pretty big battles - the biggest probably being fleet starbase defense where 20 players are up against several hundred ships that come in waves to destroy the starbase and its facilities..
Kaptain_Katola Jul 27, 2013 @ 9:16pm 
its free to play, just have a look yourself!!
Den Jul 28, 2013 @ 2:31am 
It's a fun game, but ground combat can either be awesome or terrible depending on your group composition. Space combat is great, though. My main gripe with the game is the box of the month stuff they're doing. Things that used to be in the store that you could just grind for have gone to boxes instead. And sure, you can buy it on the exchange now, but not everything makes it there. And this just means you'll have to grind to save up for it anyway. It felt less like Ferengi controlled space game before the Perfect World buyout. But it is what it is.
Kaname Kuran ٿ Jul 28, 2013 @ 6:56am 
Space combat is just great, You can do missions in co-op with your friend if you really wish to aswell. And ofcourse PVE Queue
REDSHADOW Jul 28, 2013 @ 9:51am 
Originally posted by Kaptain Katola:
its free to play, just have a look yourself!!

please refrain from being a total insufferable ♥♥♥♥♥ thank you
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