Star Trek Online

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Oppenheimer Feb 13, 2014 @ 7:13pm
Enjoyed this at launch, how is it now?
I did enjoy this game, however there were some things that really drove me off. One thing inparticular that I'm curious about, is if skill/stat selection is more descriptive. You could put points in these skills, but there really wasn't any description of how they affected anything. You were forced into researching online. Is this more refined now?
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Superman Feb 13, 2014 @ 8:46pm 
They revamped the skill system several years ago, got rid of a lot of poor performing, redundant abilities, and they done much better explaining what each skill does -- also what console/equipment/ship part affects what list of skills. It's much, much easier to understand now.
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Szeron Feb 14, 2014 @ 6:17am 
The game has expanded several fold in just about every aspect since launch. PvP is probably in worse shape now, and Crafting has been neglected for quite a while(conjecture is that it is getting a revamp later this year with either season 9 or expansion 2).

There are some thing that are still a little under-explained, but there have been a lot of advancements with more interactive tutorials and more displayed information(item tooltips will even auto-update to display procs and other bonuses you get from other things).

Furthermore, there are well over 200 ships in the game now and Klingons are an actual faction - plus the addition of the Romulan sub-faction(who get their own stuff, but side with either the 'red or blue team'). Endgame has a lot more depth to it, but there's also a lot of time-gating with that progression - instead of it being pure luck based.

The transition to Free to Play has probably been the best in MMO history. The system is very generous, but are some borderline gambling additions(lockboxes) as a compromise. Financially, the game has gone from being in a place where it was about to be shut down.. to being profitable enough for them to expand the team, put out a full fledged expansion with a new faction and hire people like Michael Dorn(Worf) and Tim Russ(Tuvok) to come voice-act their characters in the game.
dwyerger7 Feb 14, 2014 @ 6:52am 
They are talking about revamping the skill tree again:(
Oppenheimer Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:34pm 
Dang Szeron that was quite informative, thanks!
chieftempo Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:39pm 
Give Szeron a cookie, for that man deserves it.
smelly tank Feb 15, 2014 @ 4:09pm 
There's still a ton of little stuff that's broken in KDF. Not being able to use a second outfit slot, not being able to modify uniforms on cross-faction BOFFs, no visible kits on KDF-side Romulans (while Fed KDF looks like they wear kits & such).

The same old "Hailing Frequency Breaks Cloak" bug is there, although now it affects the new Battle Cloak guys (LULZ Romulans).

It has come a long way, though.
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Date Posted: Feb 13, 2014 @ 7:13pm
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