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Star Trek Online: Part Deux

Thursday, February 4, 2010 | 1:00 pm
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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.

Star Trek Online

Friday, December 11, 2009 | 4:03 pm
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It’s about time a new Sci Fi MMO came out! I like fantasy-based MMOs and all, but I’m definitely a Sci Fi guy!

From what I’ve heard, the game looks to be pretty cool. Imagine being your own Capt. James T. Kirk or Capt. Jean Luc Picard. At the command of your own starship exploring strange new worlds and seeking new civilizations! I know there are some out there that are already having their own personal nerd-gasm. 😉

But what if you don’t want to be a stuffy ol’ Federation dog? Well, you’re in luck. You can also be a Klingon Warlord for the Empire! Seeking out your own glory and honor.

You’ll get to visit distant and exotic planets and systems. Establishing communication and contacts with new worlds.


Ok, I know every geek has had the green woman fantasy, right? No? I’m the only one? No way. You can tell me…. Ok, fine.

I know you’re lying. But I won’t tell anyone.

Sadly, there may be Orion Slave Girls… but you don’t get one.

Anyway.

You get to make the decisions. You make the choices that determine if your crew lives or dies. Do you save an alien race? Do you cause an interstellar incident? It’s up to you.

Do you get in massive fire-fights? Do you vanquish your enemies for the glory of the Empire?

It’s up to you.