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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Nocren wrote: »
    That seems to be more of a Gamestop thing now. My local one is handing out preorder bonuses when you pick up the game, same as elliot's. I've had to do that with ODST, AoT2, AC2 and ME2. I think it's to prevent something similar to what happened with Marvel UA2 and the Juggernaut business.

    Explain this

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  • RobzielRobziel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yay I'm finally home from being out all day I can't wait to play STO

    Oh look, server's down, weeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Robziel wrote: »
    Yay I'm finally home from being out all day I can't wait to play STO

    Oh look, server's down, weeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Its been down for like 4 hours or something.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    Nocren wrote: »
    That seems to be more of a Gamestop thing now. My local one is handing out preorder bonuses when you pick up the game, same as elliot's. I've had to do that with ODST, AoT2, AC2 and ME2. I think it's to prevent something similar to what happened with Marvel UA2 and the Juggernaut business.

    Explain this

    Juggs was suppose to be a GS timed exclusive bonus. You had to get a code from your store and use it on a website somewhere (cant remember which site, GS or Activision) then you got your xbox/ps3 redeem code emailed to you. This was all done before the game was released. What I heard was that it turned into a big clusterfuck and people that didn't preorder got the bonus and some people that did preorder were screwed out of their special character.

    I'm probably missing a few details but the M:UA2 thread has the full story somewheres.

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  • JulesJules Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Star Trek Online? Moar liek "Star Trek: Connecting to the login server..." M I Rite?

    I had insane fun earlier. Looking forward to getting back in and starting my borg player.

    One day in and I certainly don't regret the purchase, which is funny. Buyer's remorse usually whoops my ass.

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The more I look at planning my character out skill wise the more I get hung up at the "Starship Projectile Weapons" and "Starship Energy Weapons" trees. I just hate the idea of spending points in stuff I'm not going to use.

    Same goes with the "Starfleet Training" tree. Please tell me I'm wrong, and that there is more than 1 skill there that boosts all the ships in your class type. The only one I see are the 3 in the Lt.Com section of the tree. All of their descriptions end in "...any type of cruiser/escort/science". Whereas all the other ship related skills say teir specific things like "...any type of Heavy cruiser", "...any type of Exploration Cruiser", and "...any type of Star Cruiser".

    It's like they expected you to have points to spare. :)

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    from what little I played of the beta, I was using both projectile and energy weapons rather equally. (Torpedoes count as projectile, right?)

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  • JulesJules Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Decoy wrote: »
    The more I look at planning my character out skill wise the more I get hung up at the "Starship Projectile Weapons" and "Starship Energy Weapons" trees. I just hate the idea of spending points in stuff I'm not going to use.

    Same goes with the "Starfleet Training" tree. Please tell me I'm wrong, and that there is more than 1 skill there that boosts all the ships in your class type. The only one I see are the 3 in the Lt.Com section of the tree. All of their descriptions end in "...any type of cruiser/escort/science". Whereas all the other ship related skills say teir specific things like "...any type of Heavy cruiser", "...any type of Exploration Cruiser", and "...any type of Star Cruiser".

    It's like they expected you to have points to spare. :)

    That or they expect you to shell out respec microtransaction dollars to change ships. D:

    What weapon setup are you headed towards?

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    Nocren wrote: »
    from what little I played of the beta, I was using both projectile and energy weapons rather equally. (Torpedoes count as projectile, right?)
    Yes

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You hit upon one of the basic flaws with the late Open Beta change of skill system: There are many legacies of the previous system, making the current one illthought out at best. The chances of the change being motivated by a cashgrab (charge for respecs, extra slots) is also considerable.

    So yes. Everyone should max out the t1-t2 ship and weapon skills, and skill all the t3-t4 stuff, then buy what little t5 you can afford. That's the only "viable" skillbuild at the moment. Because the skill system is stupid.

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  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Brought to you by the letter A.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Decoy wrote: »
    The more I look at planning my character out skill wise the more I get hung up at the "Starship Projectile Weapons" and "Starship Energy Weapons" trees. I just hate the idea of spending points in stuff I'm not going to use.

    Same goes with the "Starfleet Training" tree. Please tell me I'm wrong, and that there is more than 1 skill there that boosts all the ships in your class type. The only one I see are the 3 in the Lt.Com section of the tree. All of their descriptions end in "...any type of cruiser/escort/science". Whereas all the other ship related skills say teir specific things like "...any type of Heavy cruiser", "...any type of Exploration Cruiser", and "...any type of Star Cruiser".

    It's like they expected you to have points to spare. :)

    The tier-specific ship skills also affect the matching player class abilities, and I'm almost positive they didn't do this back in beta. Hybrid characters are really going to suffer, if they keep things the way they are.

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    If they plan on supporting it (Says something if I have to say "if") there's gonna be a change. Removal of the cap, reduction of point cost, something. For now its some bull though.

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Jules wrote: »
    What weapon setup are you headed towards?

    Not a freakin clue. Sadly, as a Klingon Eng, I find myself wanting to put more and more points into my ground combat skills and defensive ship abilities rather than the space combat stuff. I mean, I play a shit ton of ground combat (hell, its how I have to level), and as an Eng I can't really expect to to dish the same amount of damage as my Tact/Rambo Klingon brothers, so why bother (yes I'm sure I can still hold my own).

    I'm seriously thinking about skipping all weapon skillups and just doing straight ground combat and space defense/support.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    (Not)Playing the Headstart reminds me of the bumper sticker we wanted to make for my last ship (A sub tender that had a record of breaking down every single time we went out to sea.) A relatively sized sticker that proudly proclaimed "Boldly Going Nowhere".

    We felt it was fitting having been DIW (Dead in the Water) a couple of times but we didn't think it was worth losing a rank and pay for. And it probably would have only lasted a day at most before it got torn down.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Server appears to be up

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  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Brought to you by the letter A.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Decoy wrote: »
    Jules wrote: »
    What weapon setup are you headed towards?

    Not a freakin clue. Sadly, as a Klingon Eng, I find myself wanting to put more and more points into my ground combat skills and defensive ship abilities rather than the space combat stuff. I mean, I play a shit ton of ground combat (hell, its how I have to level), and as an Eng I can't really expect to to dish the same amount of damage as my Tact/Rambo Klingon brothers, so why bother (yes I'm sure I can still hold my own).

    I'm seriously thinking about skipping all weapon skillups and just doing straight ground combat and space defense/support.

    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.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    There is a queue

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  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Brought to you by the letter A.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    A login queue? 900+ players long? Really, Cryptic?

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  • ArchonexArchonex Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I started out as number 610 in the queue. Seven minutes and some change later, i'm number 608. Jesus christ.


    Edit: And now i'm stuck at a loading screen upon alt tabbing back in. The hell?

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It's not that weird.

    Eve which also runs on a single server has login queues all the time in the number of thousands of players after a downtime.

    Also i was 337 and it looks like I just got in.

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  • RobzielRobziel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I leaded right in, no wait

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    Do I look like the sort of man who'd go and find unsuspecting Japanese schoolgirls in short skirts and white panties and ask them if they want to see my "Cthulu Special"?
  • BluefootBluefoot Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Just be thankful there's a queue at all and we no longer have to resort to the stapler-on-enter-key method.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, that was a pretty in-demand feature in the beta.

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh no.

    My inner trekkie is starting to loose its bonds.

    I thought I had it secured in the highest, strongest, most well lit secure facility of my mind, but Mass Effect flipped my space opera switch and now I can't get enough space ships and laser beams.

    I even reinstalled Empire at War and picked up my old Light Drone Cruiser.

    Nooooooo

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA 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.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    What didnt Data get fucking blown up in Nemesis

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  • dwwatermelondwwatermelon Registered User
    edited January 2010
    B4 became the new Data. The whole scene where they gave B4 all Data's memories was just so they could resurrect him.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh.

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  • JulesJules Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Down again (I think)

    I got disconnected from the server, and can't log in.

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  • BluefootBluefoot Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yeah I was unable to buy or sell anything for awhile, and now I'm stuck at an endless loading screen of endlessness. I think this means it's dinner time.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yeah pretty much

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  • dwwatermelondwwatermelon Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Time to play some Borderlands

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Stupid bridge officer bug means I have all of two BOs at LT6. :(

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  • BluefootBluefoot Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You know you can just buy a BO at Sol station right?

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  • DourinDourin Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I was on an exploration mission, and tried to beam up when it crashed. So I'm currently running around on this planet, completely invisible.

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  • dwwatermelondwwatermelon Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, they're a measly 100 Starfleet merits, no big deal

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hm, I can't do anything but I haven't disconnected.

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  • HandkorHandkor Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I was hoping to get Lt.Cmdr tonight. I'm so close. :(

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  • precisionkprecisionk Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The loading times are TERRIBLE right now.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I bet they take down the server soon for more maintenance.

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