Wow, it’s been a while, huh? I’ve meant to post more often but this last month has been h-e-c-t-i-c. For those in the know, I was selling my house and (cheers for me) it sold last week. I tell ya, moving from a house to a third floor apartment, up 2 flights of stairs, is not fun. My back was killing me for the better part of the last week.

Now that my excuse-making is out of the way, to good stuff.

STO, or the non-game savvy, Star Trek Online. I have to say, the game is better than what I had thought it would be. I was afraid it would be nothing but an FPS with NPCs telling you what’s going on. Thankfully, this isn’t the case, at least not entirely.

The best part of the game for me, thus far, has been the space combat. The maneuvering and handling of your ship is actually quite intuitive. If you’ve ever played a space-based game, then you’ll really enjoy this.

Granted, I’ve only been playing since Sunday and only for maybe a grand total of 8 hours, but I’ve managed to struggle to the high rank of Lieutenant 4. That’s “newbie” status, FYI. There are 6 ranks: Ensign, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Caption and Admiral. Each rank has 10 levels which you have to progress through to get to the next rank. So, basically you have about 60 levels.

Now, all this praise of the space combat and flight doesn’t mean that the ground content is bad, far from it. In just my 4 short levels I’ve battled Orions, Klingons, the Undine and, oh yes, the Borg. Let me tell ya, none of them were easy. Ok, maybe a little at the beginning, but that’s just so you get hooked and keep playing. 😉

Keep an eye out here for more updates on my trek to strange new worlds, while I meet new civilizations and find new life.