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@marokai said:

It really irritates me that alot of GB (usually just Brad, Ryan, and Jeff) constantly talk up their affection or knowledge for Star Trek, as if they're such great fans, but their appreciation of Star Trek doesn't go beyond a handful of the movies and TNG. They're not Star Trek fans, they're just TNG fans.

I really hope that 3 years later, you have learned to get over yourself.

Posted by Deathmachine117
@Marokai:  Dude its called Star Trek: The Next Generation so yes they are star trek fans. 
Posted by Marokai

It really irritates me that alot of GB (usually just Brad, Ryan, and Jeff) constantly talk up their affection or knowledge for Star Trek, as if they're such great fans, but their appreciation of Star Trek doesn't go beyond a handful of the movies and TNG. They're not Star Trek fans, they're just TNG fans.

Posted by NoCookiesForYou

Glad to hear some love for Freespace.

Posted by TheHT
@LiK said:
" also, "brad didn't die, amazing." ROFL "
haha yeah that was pretty great.
Edited by LiK

these video features are so great. Vinny's constant humming of the Star Trek theme cracks me up!
 
also, "brad didn't die, amazing." ROFL

Posted by CharkeeFarlee

 
"have to kill. ALL THAT STUFF!"
Why can i see my best friend @Newten saying that?! x3!

Edited by Stromko
@Sanious: Sure, there's just a very very strong chance that nothing will change from beta to launch. Did anyone here play Champions from beta to release, that recent game from the same developer? I got into it 3 weeks before launch, my brother got into it several weeks prior to that. I continued to play it for about 2 1/2 weeks after launch. Changes? Some nerfs, some buffs, no real change to the way the game functioned other than a massive increase in the cost of choice-resets / retcons that infuriated the player base as wave after wave of nerfs and buffs washed over them. The main reason for the massive increase was so that you couldn't see all the powers on one character, but would instead have to level up each power set with a different character to see what they offered, thus ensuring you spent longer as a subscriber.
 
Looking at ST:O now, here's the facts you can't even see in the video. Your abilities in ship combat are determined by your bridge officers, everyone starts with the same ship which they will be using for the first 20+ hours / 40 missions, and the main difference between ships is the numbers of bridge officers they can have. So, every character has the same choice (~2 to 3 choices each type) of abilities for the first 20 hours no matter what their class is. You can have more than three officers, but only one of each type can be slotted at once in the first 20 hours in the newbie ship that everyone gets.
 
Probably just as well every character is identical at the start, since you only have 2 character slots until you buy more slots from the store, and a Klingon alt (earned at level 6) would take up one of those slots.  Pretty much everything else is pretty evident in the video, and entirely true. Will it change on launch? I'd eat my hat. If they had some awesome super-duper launch patch on the back burner, why would they want to look THIS bad to 100,000 beta keyers?
 
Does the game really change once you get to differentiate into one of the three ship-class types? Hell if I know. I'm not running on the treadmill for 20 hours to get my first carrot. It certainly won't help that progress-dulling death penalties of some kind will exist after launch. Everyone I've teamed up with has found it typical that to complete some of their missions, the only way is to die repetitiously over and over again and slowly whittle down enemy fleets from smallest to biggest, such is the balance of the mission system right now. If that remains so, it could take 40 hours once death penalties are incurred.
 
I loved Cryptic for City of Heroes, and there was a lot to love about Champions (I still consider going back), but I find little to like about ST:O other than the fairly good (but repeated to the point of nauseum in 80% of missions!) ship combat.
Posted by wickedsc3

This aint got nothing on star trek 25 anniversary lol.......That is the only star trek game ive ever played and i think that was a dos game back in like 1993 lol.  But this looks pretty good
Posted by Arrested_Developer

I've been playing the beta for a few days and I gotta say Brad is terrible at this game.  He goes into battle at full impulse which leaves your ship drained of power so you're pretty much shooting blanks and not regenerating shields. 

Posted by Sanious
@Buzzkill: Do you understand what a Beta is supposed to be?
Posted by Desanvium

As to transwarp beaming: It never occurred to Scotty to consider space as the thing that was moving.

Posted by SunKing
@Buzzkill: It's a beta. If it was in the final product then it would be a different matter.
Posted by Volgin13

Brad tabbed out, and when I saw the fish I laughed: hard

Posted by HiScores

@Buzzkill 
Release might only be a few weeks away but this is still deep in the throws of beta and these kind of bugs are really to be expected. We'll see them weeks into launch too. Cryptic are trying to do something original with the away team members and if it comes off it will make this game much more accessible to non-hardcore gamers when it comes to instances and the like. 
It's the beauty of MMO games where this kind of thing will only get better as the game gets older.

Posted by Funkydupe

The Star Trek setting and pure comedy works well together.

Posted by NeoUltima

Damn those space battles are epic

Posted by Spike94
@Buzzkill said:
" Number 3 is the first video for star trek online I've seen so far. I'm also highly critical of games. ( the reason I like giantbomb, they are too)   Brad really let me down on this one. When his science officer glitched out the entire mission on terrible pathing, he just ignored it and it cost him the mission. Not even the way points he set for his away team would get her un-stuck from the glitch. This is something I would expect giantbomb to point out for the fans and it's pretty sad they did not. The next time I watch a video on giantbomb I'll have to think to myself.... "did they ignore that bug on purpose because they got paid to?" "

....Really? 
I'm sure it's nothing, man. No worries. :)
Posted by AndrewB

You've got a computer still running the Windows 7 beta?

Posted by MrKlorox
@tychoon: Holy shit! It's the weekend? I need a job, bad.
Posted by buzz_clik

 

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Posted by tychoon
@MrKlorox: Unfortunately they don't do these on weekends.
Posted by MrKlorox

So guys.... it's been two days and still no part 4. What's up with that?

Posted by chililili
@Buzzkill: the WoW beta had scarlet monastery as the highest level instance, along with the Forsaken characters tagged as undead instead of humanoids. MMOs really do change a lot when released to the general public and within their first 1-3 months are patched their asses off
Posted by lockwoodx
@ahriman22: I picked up a beta key today from here. 
http://www.videogamer.com/features/competition/15-01-2010-952.html#formentry
 
Gotta admit after watching all 3 of the videos it made me want to give the beta a try myself when previously I had no intention to. I'm still miffed they ignore the bugs and glitches they stumble across because it's only a few weeks from release.
Posted by Creamypies

The interior parts of this game really remind me of KOTOR.

Posted by ahriman22

Aw man, now I regret missing the beta key thing... This looks good for an MMO.

Posted by Amatsu

Reason # 1,234,543 that Dave is awesome: 
 
"will Brad..... alt+tab to the desktop!?" 
 
Watching Brad play anything is usually pretty hilarious.  Hearing him get frustrated enough to swear which he never seems to do was pretty good, too:) 
 
The game does look a lot better than I had expected, as well.  Kinda does make me want to play it.. I'm always just so weary of taking on an MMO.. it's too much.

Posted by chililili
@Buzzkill: its a beta man they are not as scrutinous
Posted by Besetment

Drew loses cool points for not recognizing a Men in Black quote.

Posted by RiceEatin2010GT

next endurance run please! ;)

Posted by lockwoodx

 Number 3 is the first video for star trek online I've seen so far. I'm also highly critical of games. ( the reason I like giantbomb, they are too) 
 
Brad really let me down on this one. When his science officer glitched out the entire mission on terrible pathing, he just ignored it and it cost him the mission. Not even the way points he set for his away team would get her un-stuck from the glitch. This is something I would expect giantbomb to point out for the fans and it's pretty sad they did not. The next time I watch a video on giantbomb I'll have to think to myself.... "did they ignore that bug on purpose because they got paid to?"

Posted by MagikGimp

I'm getting into this now because I'm accepting the fact that MMOs need to have a certain structure no matter what their subject.

Posted by PhatSeeJay
@gike987 said:
" @MagicBoots said:

" is it just me or is his entire away team female? "

It was that way for me too. It seams like the crew members you get as quest rewards always turn out to be females. "
Lycky bastard.. <.< all my crew members turned out to be men. Had draft females specifically to equal things out.
Posted by Landmine

This is great, keep it going.

Posted by gike987
@PhatSeeJay said:
" Strange.. that Marauder attacking you when protecting that ship.. I got a count down timer where I was just suppose to survive for two minutes before reinforcements came. I'm FASCINATED that Brad didn't pull a Brad on that one... Because that shit was hard. "
That's an later quest, you have just been on a planet when that happen.
Posted by PhatSeeJay

Strange.. that Marauder attacking you when protecting that ship.. I got a count down timer where I was just suppose to survive for two minutes before reinforcements came. I'm FASCINATED that Brad didn't pull a Brad on that one... Because that shit was hard.

Posted by SharkMan
@Azteck: same, i cant find keys anywhere; though if only i had the money to preorder.
Posted by Willy105

There is a dissapointing lack of lens flares.
 
This future is not bright enough to be the Star Trek I love.

Posted by Hector

Almost finally done with downloadng the beta...Took forever!

Posted by Yelix

Dude, everybody knows that the Star Trek bar would be called The Final Frontier. The Undiscovered Country would be good too if the other one is taken.

Posted by TigerDX

This series totally changed my opinion of this game. I have to say the trailers did no justice for it at all. I suppose that's the problem with trying to promote MMOs, they can't be well understood without spending a decent amount of time with them. Still, looks like they made the right move giving you guys a bunch of beta keys!
 
Can't wait for a high-vision player though. Oh that text.

Posted by WUNDABAR

Dave: "Oh I love that butt!"

Posted by atombrain

Does anyone else seem to scream at Brad  while you watch these videos? Watching him play this game is frustrating the hell out of me.

Posted by Baggykins
@Vengeful said:
"  You can set your ships attacks to auto fire by right clicking on the hotkeys / abilities so you dont have to spam spacebar etc. "
This
Edited by MichaelBach

Great series of LONG look :=)
 
Thought this game was going to be bad, but I must say these vids have changed my mind.

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Posted by CitizenKane

Wait for me guys!  The U.S.S. Elysium is on its way to help!

Posted by Meteora

Brad, I think you should slow down a lot more in combat. It makes fighting a lot more easier to deal with as you have a better positioning and all. When you want to turn, put on full throttle and make a quick tight turn then turn the throttle down. I learned this myself and it happens to be pretty useful to switch shields that went down to ones that can still protect my hull.

Posted by datarez

The Duder prevails!  Totally would have been awesome if you 3 could have been manning the ship yelling orders back and forth.  But alas this is not that game.