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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You're talking about PvP, right? Ground PvP is best won by getting two weapons with high-damage secondaries (split beam rifles, sniper rifles), then switching between them for consecutive firings. It's enough to two-shot anybody, so other ground abilities are rather secondary.

    Yes ground pvp. And yes, I already use the "Switch between split beam and the sniper rifle" tactic. But there a little thing I have called weapons malfunction that makes those 2 big weapons mean jack for one person. And from my exp, after the late open beta ground pvp "fixes" they put in, the 2-shotting is gone unless is from expose/exploit. Anyone with decent sheilds can last the secondary fire of each. What gets me most of the time now, aside from the expose/exploiting, are all the fucking holds. I wish the "anti-hold" character traits had additions of "descreases the amount of time you are held" to go along with +resistances.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I eventually just CTL+ALT+DEL'd out of the game after sitting on a load screen for like 10 minutes.

    Man. I really enjoy this game when it works. But I think this head-start weekend has proven beyond any doubt that the game is simply not ready for launch.

    I've submitted about 5 or 6 bug reports. I'm guessing I've had a fairly average experience so far. Assuming everyone reports as many (or more) than me, Cryptic is probably overwhelmed right now with issues.

    Lucascraft on
  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Bluefoot wrote: »
    You know you can just buy a BO at Sol station right?

    That's why I have 2 :P

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  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Registered User
    edited January 2010
    bah it was going so well since the last downtime, and all of a sudden, broken again :(

    ironically, both times the server has gone down have been while I was rearranging my tribbles. wouldn't it be amusing if my tribbles were breaking the server.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    omg map finally loaded D:

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Other than a bit of lag rubber banding, and one of the Klingon Fleet actions being bugged, I dont think I've seen any in-game issues.

    Server crashes would be out of game issues for sure though.

    Also, can we still add a poll to this thread? I'm curious what career path people are picking.

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  • CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You know, the loading screen blurbs say that Data was placed in command of the Enterprise after Picard left Starfleet, but what ever happened to Riker?

    Edit: ahh, USS Titan

    Reconnaissance Science vessel, Luna class.

    Yup he showed up in the Star Trek: Countdown comics as Captain of the Enterprise which was leading up to the new Star Trek film that came out the other year, it tied things together like the destruction of Romulus after Spock/Picard tried to stop it, Nero going nuts, Geordi having created the Jellyfish(the ship Spock used) and other stuff like that.

    It also had a lot of people thinking Worf got killed in one issue since he kind of got impaled in the gut aboard Nero's vessel.

    Cade on
  • AyulinAyulin Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The game seems to mix and match different bits of the novels/comics for it's continuity. They mention the Starfleet Corps of Engineers (specifically USS da Vinci), those Countdown comics, the Titan, etc.

    There was a website which had a detailed list of all the things it references, but I can't find it anywhere now.

    EDIT: Eheh. Thought it would've been Memory Alpha or Beta, but it turns out TVTropes was it (under Sure Why Not).

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Other than a bit of lag rubber banding, and one of the Klingon Fleet actions being bugged, I dont think I've seen any in-game issues.

    Server crashes would be out of game issues for sure though.

    Also, can we still add a poll to this thread? I'm curious what career path people are picking.

    Oh trust me they are there. Just not to glaring on the Fed side. Over here in Qu'nos, we have a few:

    Klingon PVP vendors in Ganalda dont work.
    When joining a PvP queue, the game MUST kick us from other queues! Since we can't join a game while in another game, this is causing matches to start short handed or even empty
    Klingon 'officer candidates' that show up via those periodic pop-up quests are always "alien engineers". I understand that on the Fed side it's random, but we ONLY get alien engineers.
    PvP is rewarding damage but not support.
    Still have the "waiting period" at the end of the PvP matches.

    And I'm an Eng, btw.

    Decoy on
  • HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ayulin wrote: »
    EDIT: Eheh. Thought it would've been Memory Alpha or Beta, but it turns out TVTropes was it (under Sure Why Not).

    Oh you silly goose I want my last two hours back.

    Htown on
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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    I just escaped again myself.

    Edit: And it was my own fault, from a google search.

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  • CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hey folks was wondering if you bought the game do you need to use a credit card or prepaid card to play the 30 day trial that you get or can you go on and play the free 30 days and then add to it after.

    Cade on
  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    As with every MMO in existence that I have personally played, you -must- put in some form of payment first. Those able to use a credit card are lucky since they can usually just cancel if they don't like it through the free month.

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  • evilbobevilbob Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Decoy wrote: »
    Other than a bit of lag rubber banding, and one of the Klingon Fleet actions being bugged, I dont think I've seen any in-game issues.

    Server crashes would be out of game issues for sure though.

    Also, can we still add a poll to this thread? I'm curious what career path people are picking.

    Oh trust me they are there. Just not to glaring on the Fed side. Over here in Qu'nos, we have a few:

    Klingon PVP vendors in Ganalda dont work.
    When joining a PvP queue, the game MUST kick us from other queues! Since we can't join a game while in another game, this is causing matches to start short handed or even empty
    Klingon 'officer candidates' that show up via those periodic pop-up quests are always "alien engineers". I understand that on the Fed side it's random, but we ONLY get alien engineers.
    PvP is rewarding damage but not support.
    Still have the "waiting period" at the end of the PvP matches.

    And I'm an Eng, btw.

    Don't worry man it's just the beta. It'll all get fixed in time for release.

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  • BansheeBanshee Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, so I figured I didn't want to make it to LTCO with my main until I at least tried the consitution class for a few levels, so I made two alts.

    Here's my main: Captain Luke Charter of the USS Horizon. I picked engineering/cruisers because using turrets sounds fun on the ground, and I'm in love with Enterprise ships. :p
    screenshot_2010-01-30-23-58-40.jpg


    Here are my alts:

    Captain Lydia Shran of the Escort vessel USS Banshee (heh):
    screenshot_2010-01-31-00-04-42.jpg

    And for my science captain, it took me awhile to find what I wanted to do, but then I decided to make a sectoid. He still needs a bit of work, namely his height, but I'll do it later. Captain Grim'Sen of the USS Olympus:
    screenshot_2010-01-31-00-38-40.jpg


    One cool feature is that you can save the costumization of your characters, and reuse them with your BOs by loading the costume. As long as it's the same race/gender, they end up looking identical. So in any game I play I have all three on the bridge.

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Uh Oh, just got DC'd....more downtime?

    Decoy on
  • dwwatermelondwwatermelon Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Main page says maintenence

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  • BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Decoy wrote: »
    Uh Oh, just got DC'd....more downtime?

    Looks that way. I got booted too.

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Main page says maintenence

    They REALLY need to communicate better.

    "STO Server: Going down more than your mom"

    Decoy on
  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Just punted, stuck on retrieving list of characters.

    KiTA on
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  • JulesJules Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Banshee wrote: »
    Yeah, so I figured I didn't want to make it to LTCO with my main until I at least tried the consitution class for a few levels, so I made two alts.

    Here's my main: Captain Luke Charter of the USS Horizon. I picked engineering/cruisers because using turrets sounds fun on the ground, and I'm in love with Enterprise ships. :p
    screenshot_2010-01-30-23-58-40.jpg


    Here are my alts:

    Captain Lydia Shran of the Escort vessel USS Banshee (heh):
    screenshot_2010-01-31-00-04-42.jpg

    And for my science captain, it took me awhile to find what I wanted to do, but then I decided to make a sectoid. He still needs a bit of work, namely his height, but I'll do it later. Captain Grim'Sen of the USS Olympus:
    screenshot_2010-01-31-00-38-40.jpg

    You were having WAAAAY too much fun with the boobie-slider on Lydia.

    And yes, the servers are down again. I was in the middle of a NICE ground fight versus klingons. I drew too much aggro, and I was losing. It was so much fun I forgot to play ME2 today.

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  • ArchonexArchonex Registered User
    edited January 2010
    While I respect that they're wanting to get the game ready for the retail release, they really should have focused on this sort of crap in beta rather then being busy completely retooling the game about a week from release.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    hm I don't think I posted my latest build for my science char. Mostly for teaching skills, which is why the bottom tree is mostly maxed

    hm wait a sec. sever went down after I logged off to eat? oh joy.

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  • HandkorHandkor Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I was about to get my real ship. I guess I should just go to bed now. Shouldn't have stopped to watch SNL.

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  • BansheeBanshee Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Jules wrote: »

    You were having WAAAAY too much fun with the boobie-slider on Lydia.

    Lighter gravity makes everything bigger.

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Archonex wrote: »
    While I respect that they're wanting to get the game ready for the retail release, they really should have focused on this sort of crap in beta rather then being busy completely retooling the game about a week from release.

    Agreed. The headstart is being judge 1000x harsher than beta, since people now have the notion that since these characters aren't getting wiped, THIS IS LIVE. And rightfully so.

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  • ydejinydejin Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Decoy wrote: »
    Main page says maintenence

    They REALLY need to communicate better.

    "STO Server: Going down more than your mom"

    It always says maintenance when it goes down. Odds are it crashed.

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  • AvynteAvynte Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    But how am I supposed to change the /powerhue of my phasers when the server is down!

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Avynte wrote: »
    But how am I supposed to change the /powerhue of my phasers when the server is down!

    ......shhhh......

    Decoy on
  • hallowxhallowx Registered User
    edited January 2010
    But, was having fun grouping!

    hallowx on
  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Decoy wrote: »
    Avynte wrote: »
    But how am I supposed to change the /powerhue of my phasers when the server is down!

    ......shhhh......

    !

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  • LogicReasonLogicReason Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    hallowx wrote: »
    But, was having fun grouping!

    It was very much fun grouping. And hectic at times when everyone decides to shoot something different. :lol:

    At least we were the Miranda fleet that could!

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  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    KiTA wrote: »
    Decoy wrote: »
    Avynte wrote: »
    But how am I supposed to change the /powerhue of my phasers when the server is down!

    ......shhhh......

    !

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  • BansheeBanshee Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Arthil wrote: »
    KiTA wrote: »
    Decoy wrote: »
    Avynte wrote: »
    But how am I supposed to change the /powerhue of my phasers when the server is down!

    ......shhhh......

    !!!

    Banshee on
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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Banshee wrote: »
    Arthil wrote: »
    KiTA wrote: »
    Decoy wrote: »
    Avynte wrote: »
    But how am I supposed to change the /powerhue 0 [0-360] of my phasers when the server is down!

    ......shhhh......

    !!!

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  • dwwatermelondwwatermelon Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Banshee wrote: »
    Arthil wrote: »
    KiTA wrote: »
    Decoy wrote: »
    Avynte wrote: »
    But how am I supposed to change the /powerhue of my phasers when the server is down!

    ......shhhh......

    !!!

    say what

    dwwatermelon on
  • BluefootBluefoot Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    Banshee wrote: »
    Arthil wrote: »
    KiTA wrote: »
    Decoy wrote: »
    Avynte wrote: »
    But how am I supposed to change the /powerhue 0 [0-360] of my phasers when the server is down!

    ......shhhh......

    !!!

    Bluefoot on
  • LogicReasonLogicReason Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh noes! Something is ruining this poor person's immersion in STO, I wonder what it could be.

    You'll never guess.

    Also,
    NEEM!
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  • BansheeBanshee Registered User
    edited January 2010
  • DewarDewar Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    So does the zero in that mean all powers? In other words, could you change that number and by doing that just effect a certain ability?

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