LogicalPorkPie Sep 4, 2013 @ 11:25am
Is it Worth getting?
is this game worth getting to kill some time. also is there anything about this game that ♥♥♥♥es you off
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shinobi1027 Sep 4, 2013 @ 11:51am 
haha your a funny guy
Sven Sep 4, 2013 @ 12:19pm 
Don't take anyone elses word... play it yourself and find out everyone has there own taste
d.jamo Sep 4, 2013 @ 1:03pm 
its free to play so concur with Sven comments, try it yourself, if you like it all well and good if you dont, then don't play it. but if you like sci-fi you will like most of us get a passion for the game.
Thawitchking Sep 4, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
or watch a lp of it on youtube and see if you don't want to install it
Szeron Sep 4, 2013 @ 7:28pm 
"Worth" is entirely subjective.

In short though, if you're looking for something outside of the tired fantasy mmo genre that has a surprising amount of depth without being cumbersome to play, There really isn't anything better on the market.

Business Model:
You can play through all of the content in the game without being crippled and never pay a cent. There is a cash shop and an intermediate time-based currency(so you can effectively 'earn' anything you could opt to pay for). The C-store contains account-wide unlocks that range from various ships(less pay-to-win, moreso pay-for-flashy-gimmicks) to additional character slots. There is also a lockbox gambling system with power-creep-ish items and terrible odds.

Strengths:
The space combat is superb and satisfyingly action-based. Ship and crew customization add a lot of attachment to your ships and characters in addition to offering a lot of flexibility and variety. The game does a good job of creating a sense that you're a captain of an entire starship with a crew to manage rather than just being some random space privateer. There's also an entire 'ground' element. While ground combat isn't as strong, it does have a lot of hidden depth and also means you can walk around planets, space stations, and starships - by yourself, with your bridge officers/away team, and/or other players.

Weaknesses:
Combat has a lot of depth and experienced players can tear apart new players without breaking a sweat in PVP, even if they have relatively similar ships/gear(this may be considered a strength, but it's a pretty huge skill gap for new players to overcome - a matter of months to properly learn all the facets of the game). Crafting is in terrible shape, not really relevant to game's current state, and in dire need of an overhaul(which it may be getting in the next year or so).
bigbrockway Sep 4, 2013 @ 10:17pm 
I vote for the try this game column / Worth It
Lenobis Sep 5, 2013 @ 6:05am 
I can totally agree with Szeron. It's a cool game and even better when playing the story missions or punching borg together with your friends!
pollux0324 Sep 5, 2013 @ 7:15am 
It is more than decent for a F2P game.
Bobmonkey07 Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:16pm 
I got it figuring "Meh, it's free"
I've got 50~ hours in the last two weeks, and generally pop on for a while every day.
If you've watched some of the shows, you will find some interesting and familiar characters.
TOG | Zalzany Sep 5, 2013 @ 7:18pm 
Cheapest free to play ever. You don't need premium to make more exp or creds, you don't have to have extra inventory and bank space. You can grind dill and buy zen to buy ships if you really don't want to pay any cash. There is nothing you can't get for free if you really want to be stingy and work at it.

I bought 2 ships and char expansions with cash, I bought an account bank, and 2 fighters with dil converted to zen. I never thought I had to have those extra slots, I actualy moth balled one of my ships and use a freely earned BoP on on of my toons. I don't feel like my 2 ships give me a huge advantage at all, they are nice but not game changers I still prefer my free klingon carrier over every thing else in game minus the fleet version I haven't been able to get lol.
Bobmonkey07 Sep 6, 2013 @ 10:18am 
Originally posted by TOG | Zalzany:
I still prefer my free klingon carrier over every thing else in game minus the fleet version I haven't been able to get lol.

Same here, though playing with an escort feels AMAZING periodically. (Turning, what's that? >.>) I kinda want the fleet one, but I doubt I'll get it anytime soon.
TOG | Zalzany Sep 6, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
Originally posted by Bobmonkey07:
Originally posted by TOG | Zalzany:
I still prefer my free klingon carrier over every thing else in game minus the fleet version I haven't been able to get lol.

Same here, though playing with an escort feels AMAZING periodically. (Turning, what's that? >.>) I kinda want the fleet one, but I doubt I'll get it anytime soon.

Escorts are nice, but if I turn my back on the carrier, I go BoP wich ironicly my Vo'quv always has two escorting it
Last edited by TOG | Zalzany; Sep 6, 2013 @ 4:27pm
The Pope Sep 9, 2013 @ 4:46am 
it is worth to play the main story but is not worth to invest time or lots of money.The game is owned by pwe and it has lots of bugs that will get you banned ....and that is not even hard to do since there are bugs from tutorial to social zones (like glitching outside stations lol )
TOG | Zalzany Sep 9, 2013 @ 8:53am 
Originally posted by You:
it is worth to play the main story but is not worth to invest time or lots of money.The game is owned by pwe and it has lots of bugs that will get you banned ....and that is not even hard to do since there are bugs from tutorial to social zones (like glitching outside stations lol )

Never seen that, so you must have used the bugs to cheat. Newsflash you do that in WoW blizzard will ban you, saw the number one guild in my server for raiding get banned overnight, literaly over 90% were perma banned a few that worked with them got free relocations like they were in protective custody, since no one would touch them once word got out of what they did to exploit the bosses. Did they report it, hell no.

Game is owned by PWE but it is still the best free to play on the market cash wise you don't ot to spend a dime, and no one I know got banned. I have seen a couple of bugs but I reported them didn't try to repeat them or take advatage of them and never got the ban hammer, its crazy like that. Has less bugs in my experince then WoW, and did I mention you don't to spend money unless you want to?
Sven Sep 9, 2013 @ 8:58am 
Originally posted by You:
it is worth to play the main story but is not worth to invest time or lots of money.The game is owned by pwe and it has lots of bugs that will get you banned ....and that is not even hard to do since there are bugs from tutorial to social zones (like glitching outside stations lol )

Sorry but its totally worth playing you dont have to spend a penny the storys are fun you can play the whole game as a single player if you wish or you can go round and do co-op its fun either way
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