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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    The Sovereign is a bad ass ship.

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    I've flown nothing but Cruisers and they've been pretty good. I went with the Envoy-class rather then the Galaxy though. Not a bad 'modern' update to the look.

    Federation_Exploration_Cruiser_%28Envoy%29.png

    Right now I'm flying a mutt of an Assault Cruiser: a Sovereign-class saucer on a Noble-class body. I've also got three of the four-piece Borg set for the ship after grinding some STF Fleet Actions, which alters it's look some.

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    Speaking of STFs, I still plan to run a Normal-difficulty Fleet-run into this week's feature STF, Khitomer Accord. I'm aiming for a 7PM-9PM (EST) window to do so if everyone's fine with that.

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    Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia I didn't ask for this title. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Yukira wrote:
    I want a Defiant.

    I'm not a Star Trek expert, but isn't the Defiant an Escort class ship? I think you can get one rather easily.

    edit: I was close! http://www.stowiki.org/Tactical_Escort

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    artifexite wrote:
    I only bought escorts on my way up, and I liked all of them except the Akira. For some reason, I don't know if it was a lull in my gear, or just the ship, but I died all the time.

    It's because you were going up against Romulans, who were (and still are, to an extent) HORRIBLY overpowered.

    FUCKING WARBIRDS

    @Yukira Make a Tactical Captain, you'll get one at level 30, and can get another at 50. You can also buy the prototype Defiant from the C-store.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    hahaha, Romulans

    those guys are bastards, but I like them because for me they are the true challenge

    I'd rather fight them than Remans and Klingons.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    I admit to feeling like a fucking pimpmaster when I solo warbirds in my sperm ship. FUCK YOU I GOT THE POWER OF SCIENCE

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Jasconius wrote:
    hahaha, Romulans

    those guys are bastards, but I like them because for me they are the true challenge

    I'd rather fight them than Remans and Klingons.

    You'll probably like the first story-arc of the Romulan Front episodes then who's ending mission answers the question...
    ...if Borg tech made a Romulan mining ship a fleet-killer, what would putting it in a proper Warbird do for it?

    It'd be handy BTW to read up on what's been going on with the Romulans between Nemesis and STO. Leadership's changed hands more then once in the thirty-odd years it took them to get back together in some semblance of the Empire.

    EDIT: I took a look at the F2P trailer when I heard it wasn't simply the new version of the game's intro. Pretty epic and a nice appearance by a familiar name by the end.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f32xrCJKlzg

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    It's pretty neat. Some of that content will be hitting soon with the next Featured Series (including the new Enterprise.)

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    Sir PlatypusSir Platypus Registered User regular
    Is it possible to edit your characters appearance once you have created them? I'm not even past the tutorial area but I already want to change my dude.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Yes, there's a tailor at every major quest hub, you can fully customize everything about your dude, except race.

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    Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia I didn't ask for this title. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    It is done in a style very similar to City of Heroes, you can buy (with the in game currency) changes to your face, hair, size, etc, as well as change your uniform around, or even make an off duty outfit as well. There are some items to be purchased with store credits as well but you get a nice set starting out in my opinion.

    edit: blast!

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    Generic aliens get to be whatever, If I recall.


    How's this break down FTP-wise, anyway? What's free and what's pay content?

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Everything's free content. Some chat restrictions, and you have to grind a little more to get to the next ship tier. Nothing too substantial, just enough to push a few people to the C-store.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    stofirstfleetstfsuccess.jpg

    First Fleet/PA-STF Night was a success! Thanks to those that came along with me to rock both Space and Ground portions of the Khitomer Accord STF. From left to right in the Vice-Admiral coats are Lars Zachary, Evigilant, Falmor and Morkath. I'd have a gun out myself but I was glitched for some reason there.

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    Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia I didn't ask for this title. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Got some random mineral deposit mission trying to do the needs of the many quest. The whole time my crew and the enemies constantly fell beneath the map, causing my crew to not move, and future enemies to be able to flank me without me being able to shoot them. Glorious.

    edit: Brings up a good question though, what exactly happens when you are incapacitated?

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    If you mean if you're killed during the away-team portion of a mission, your Bridge Officers and/or Security keep fighting. If they win the fight, one of them will revive you unless you hit the 'Call For Help' button while they're still fighting. Then one of them breaks off from the fight to revive you on the spot.
    Is it possible to edit your characters appearance once you have created them? I'm not even past the tutorial area but I already want to change my dude.

    You can change your appearance, your ship's appearance and your Bridge Officers' appearances. The game even allows you to tweak your body and the BOs' in almost everything but race. It's a step up from CoX where you have to pay to unlock that portion of the character-creator/tweaker in the game's store.

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    MorkathMorkath Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Got some random mineral deposit mission trying to do the needs of the many quest. The whole time my crew and the enemies constantly fell beneath the map, causing my crew to not move, and future enemies to be able to flank me without me being able to shoot them. Glorious.

    edit: Brings up a good question though, what exactly happens when you are incapacitated?

    There is no death penalty on normal difficulty. Once you move it up you will start taking injuries and need the items to fix them.

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    Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia I didn't ask for this title. Registered User regular
    Thanks for the clarification, you both have been helpful.

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    FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Morkath held my hand all night while I stumbled through this game after not playing since release. Dude rules.

    I must say, for all the headaches I got trying to figure stuff out tonight I have never played an MMO with such awesome character creation.

    And I forgot how much I love the first guy I made.
    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594707594812192727/F7C0FE81C9CF09B004F9C3FF3C1AA3A48318489A/

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    FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Whoa I was just admiring my dude in that pic again and noticed in the background some fuckin' red shirt NPC leaping from one floor to the other. What a badass

    edit for picture

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    Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia I didn't ask for this title. Registered User regular
    Every time I look at him for some reason I see turntables. DJ ROEU IN THE HOUZE!

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    FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    Hey look, I figured out how to get rid of the HUD

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    Brave crew of the USS Mediterranean liberate some kind of colony on some planet somewhere.

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    thedude_frombaywatchthedude_frombaywatch Registered User regular
    How is this game at the beginning. Is it tough?

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    pretty easy!

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    After completing the tutorial, you're tasked to go to Earth Spacedock to get your first promotion as well as keep the ship you flew in the tutorial. You can shell out some money in the C-Store though to unlock new Lv1-10 ships that will give you a better taste of what the Fed-ship classes are like: TOS-Constitution for Cruisers, Enterprise-NX for Escorts and Search For Spock's Obeirth for Science. I dunno about the Obeirth but the Constitution and NX also bring ship-items that level up with you.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Same with the Oberth.

    Love the nx grapple.

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    Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia I didn't ask for this title. Registered User regular
    Don't tempt me to spend money, I haven't gotten over that mineral scan mission fiasco last night yet!

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    It's perfectly ok to stick with the original starter-ship. I myself only got the TOS-Constitution and NX because of giveaways at the time. I do love BTW how in the NX's entry in the ship and C-Stores, the in-verse reason for it being around at all in the 25th Century outside of museums was pretty much because it'd be cool.
    STO-Wiki wrote:
    After Starfleet starships were converted to a modular design, a group from the Starfleet Corps of Engineers working at Utopia Planitia wondered if vessels from the Federation's past could be constructed in this manner. Working with Federation historian Geoffrey Pacelli, the SCE officers chose the famed NX Class for reconstruction. The NX Class Starship Replica sports the classic look of Earth's starships from the 22nd century, but has been updated with modern technology to meet current Starfleet specifications for Lieutenant-rank missions. It carries a crew of 85, and in a nod to the technology of the 22nd Century the SCE has added a Grappler, which is less efficient than a tractor beam but can hold an enemy for a short time.

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    "We really shouldn't use something so outdated but eh, screw it."

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    Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia I didn't ask for this title. Registered User regular
    Looks sufficiently awesome enough to be valid to me. 8-)

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    thedude_frombaywatchthedude_frombaywatch Registered User regular
    Wow. Okay how do I play with you guys

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    Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia I didn't ask for this title. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Go here and get client: http://startrekonline.com/download
    Go here and get a key: http://www.alienwarearena.com/giveaway/star-trek-online-subscription-bundle/
    (you don't need to but you get some free stuff so why not.)
    Activate key here: http://startrekonline.com/activate

    If you have an existing Perfect World account from one of their many games, you can use that, or make a new Cryptic or Perfect World account.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Mysst wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    Someday, I don't know when, I will get my hands on a Galaxy-class ship

    That's the end game for me

    After that? I don't know... maybe I'll try and someday get a hold of that one version that has saucer separation

    jesus hell, why the fuck is this even a goal? galaxy class is the worst

    Fuck you it's awesome

    I want the Enterprise god damn it

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote:
    Mysst wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    Someday, I don't know when, I will get my hands on a Galaxy-class ship

    That's the end game for me

    After that? I don't know... maybe I'll try and someday get a hold of that one version that has saucer separation

    jesus hell, why the fuck is this even a goal? galaxy class is the worst

    Fuck you it's awesome

    I want the Enterprise god damn it

    get a sovvie then

    they're better

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    Mysst wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    Someday, I don't know when, I will get my hands on a Galaxy-class ship

    That's the end game for me

    After that? I don't know... maybe I'll try and someday get a hold of that one version that has saucer separation

    jesus hell, why the fuck is this even a goal? galaxy class is the worst

    Fuck you it's awesome

    I want the Enterprise god damn it

    get a sovvie then

    they're better

    But that's not the Enterprise

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    yes they are

    they're just not the big fat stupid tng enterprise

    they're the sexy movie enterprise

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    ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    So how badly
    Olivaw wrote:
    Hullis wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    Mysst wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    Someday, I don't know when, I will get my hands on a Galaxy-class ship

    That's the end game for me

    After that? I don't know... maybe I'll try and someday get a hold of that one version that has saucer separation

    jesus hell, why the fuck is this even a goal? galaxy class is the worst

    Fuck you it's awesome

    I want the Enterprise god damn it

    get a sovvie then

    they're better

    But that's not the Enterprise

    I'm flying a galaxy right now as a captain.

    it's p sexy

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    yes they are

    they're just not the big fat stupid tng enterprise

    they're the sexy movie enterprise

    Exactly

    Not the Enterprise

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    Something I've noticed about the Khitomer Accord STF is that it's story seems to have gotten a bit broken when it was seperated from one large mission into two separate ones. After looking around online, I found videos of a run prior to the portion-breakup of the STF to let you guys see for yourselves just how it ran originally and how it's meant to tie into the game's tutorial mission. Seeing it's four videos, I put all but the first in the box.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g59tR5FYg08

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    GonmunGonmun He keeps kickin' me in the dickRegistered User regular
    edited January 2012
    It's alright Hullis. Once I can I'll get a Sovereign and we can blow stuff up together while being movie sexy at the same time.

    EDIT: And reading I've realized I'll probably want an EPS Flow Regulator.

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