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Posted by Jedted
@Roddykat said:
"Oh, and 5) Can you go to DS9, the Gamma, or Delta Quadrants? "


I think those are the two quadrants closed off in the beta but i hope you to go to DS9 at some point aswell. 
Posted by BionicMonster
@Beforet: Because both of those games they knew they would finish.
Posted by JoelTGM

love these videos

Posted by Azteck

Every one of these videos make me want to play the game even more. But I can't.

Posted by Jackel2072

im so excited for part 4!

Posted by PenguinDust

Looks like we've got a new (mini) Endurance Run.  Let's keep these videos coming for the duration of the Beta.  Even though they are an hour long, I'm watching them all the way through to the end.  And I want more! 

Posted by Mordi

I can't seem to fight through these videos without falling asleep.

Edited by Roddykat

I seem to recall a couple of years ago after it was announced that it didn't seem like it would work. Looks like it's being proven wrong. 
 
I was watching this video and thinking: 
 
1) I wonder why they didn't circle around that big ass-teroid Wrath of Khan style during the first fight? 
2) And where was the epic score that seemed to be playing in my head during that fight? 
3) No Attack Pattern Delta to be found?  
4) Loved  the quotes and references thrown about. Loved it!
 
*sigh* Dammit Jim, I kinda want to play this game! 
 
(edit) Oh, and 5) Can you go to DS9, the Gamma, or Delta Quadrants?

Posted by Sanj

Lmao, well done Vager, well done.
Posted by lordofultima
@Rocospi said:
" I finally realized why Star Trek has always seemed so cheesy to me... It's because everything in Star Trek looks like stage makeup and 60's sci fi designs. Why doesn't Star Wars seem cheesy? Because you can't make someone look like General Ackbar with stage makeup. "
Star Wars is the king of cheesy, Star Trek is just nerdy.
Edited by gike987
@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.
Posted by Zicdab

"Amazing.  Brad didn't die."  I like it when fans join up with the crew.  Makes it that much more entertaining.

Posted by momentarylogic

that was epic

Posted by Bigby

I wonder if they know you can steer the ship by holding down both mouse buttons and moving the ship about.  That frees you up to turn the ship about to take damage on healthy shields while weak ones recharge and repairs are made to your ship.  And to fire weaponry as well. 

Edited by Swordfish9

Brad should learn how to turn the ship tighter corners by slowing the ship down.
 
Also, use rocks for cover when taking on a battleship is also good.

Posted by MagicBoots

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

Edited by warmonked

dude, watching Brad play is almost painful

Posted by breaking3po

Hey Brad, your power levels sink very low during a full throttle and need time to recharge before a fight. Youre weak while you recover those levels, dont do any damage and shields don't charge. 
 
Pull out of full throttle early before you engage.
Posted by ColdsnapBryan

haahaa "Wow, Brad didn't die. Amazing!"

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

I think they need a Death Blossom feature on those ships. The Death Blossom: a weapon of last resort!

Posted by TobyD81

You broke your little ships...

Posted by ThatFrood

Spoiler: Brad dies.

Posted by MrKlorox

holy shit the end was hilarious! that should have totally been the preview image: 

brad didn't die
amazing

Guys, I am seriously enjoying this.
Posted by Vengeful

 You can set your ships attacks to auto fire by right clicking on the hotkeys / abilities so you dont have to spam spacebar etc.

Posted by Rocospi

I finally realized why Star Trek has always seemed so cheesy to me... 
It's because everything in Star Trek looks like stage makeup and 60's sci fi designs. Why doesn't Star Wars seem cheesy? Because you can't make someone look like General Ackbar with stage makeup.

Posted by ThePhilatron

hey so i just got a beta key woot! anyone know which of the downloaders is the fastest the site im downloading from is at 1% after like 40mins.........
Posted by Ariketh

Guild Wars has a party system like that, with AI allies from the get-go.

Posted by FLStyle

That was some cool stuff, I'm really curious about it now. But I think I'll resist :P

Posted by fynne

Wow... that looks more interesting than I thought it would.

Posted by armaan8014

Is this like the new endurance run?

Posted by Atilac

star trek bar name: "Beam on over!"

Posted by XChairmanDrekX

Cool videos but the volume's still pretty low.  Can you guys do anything about that?

Posted by Artemis_D
@Brad said:
" @Artemis_D: Best user icon on Giant Bomb. "
You know that's right.
Posted by BenderUnit22

I'll never serve under Brad's command. Why is he going full speed all the time?

Posted by rjayb89

If it was that Ryan during that huge battleship conflict saying "Hey thar," I will believe such to be hilarious.

Posted by _Horde

This looks really good, too bad I missed the beta keys.

Posted by gike987
@S0ndor said:
" The infantry combat looks as lame as I had imagined, but the space battles look absolutely incredible. Lots of tactical positioning and customization options for ships.  It also looks pretty sweet when you have 2 fleets going head to head (and this was just 3 federation ships). "
Note that you can flank the enemies for more damage even if Brad fails to do that. You should also press C to aim for more damage and roll much more. A big reason ground combat looks so simple is Brad playing  badly.
Posted by S0ndor

The infantry combat looks as lame as I had imagined, but the space battles look absolutely incredible. Lots of tactical positioning and customization options for ships.  It also looks pretty sweet when you have 2 fleets going head to head (and this was just 3 federation ships).

Edited by Beforet

Why not just put these in the Endurance Run tab? They did it with Not Like This.

Posted by AleeN634

I got to mention how much I'm enjoying these videos. Looks like a decent MMO too. Thanks Giantbomb!

Edited by fox01313

Took a character as the main for the beta as tactical & got the leg sweep, while it's good at some times much prefer the grenade or other weapons. Tried the beta again with an engineer using the kit that gives mines & have a tactical officer with this character that can ramp up the photon torpedos, think that's much better than the leg sweep kit. 
 
Also for those interested in the game yet  not in on the beta, there are later missions on the ground & in space that are public open instances that once you get in it, you are teamed together with other players to get through the episode. Also some quests have no combat at all, one mining colony had me just interview people then tell their leader what the people wanted.  From what I saw too, trying to run is tough, better to just set the ship to defensive mode & swerve, you do get at an early rank some evasive maneuvers to help some on staying alive. Spacebar is good though for all phasers & then just trying to learn how to hit that & 2 (or there's a button to the left of the officers that just does all weapons which is nice.  Liking how for the crafting things (alien artifact, mineral sample, ect.) you can always go into a map & hit scan to find how many there are to find.
 
Still watching part 3 & wondering what would have happened if you didn't rescue everyone on the ship before leaving the cargo hold, doesn't look like much happened or it was fixed in the background.
Posted by firehawk12

Hah, Dave quoting Star Trek 3 was hilarious.  "My God Bones... what have I done?"
Posted by Yzzerdd

I hope the next one starts with "Previously on Set Phasers to Fun"

Posted by Meteora

The last battle was epic and hilarious. I laughed so much that my face is getting sore, lol.
 
Brad needs to roll with the Space Lobster fleet and assemble a team.

Posted by RVonE
@Zaph said:
" @Vager: That last comment you made was classic. I love how Brad's death notoriety has gone intergalactic. "

Exactly. Certainly the highlight of this episode.
Posted by Ishatawk

Dude, you have to modulate your throttle when you attack. 
Speed = maneuverability and more time to attack a specific shield before passing by. 

Posted by kerikxi

I hope they lean more heavily on the ship based combat. The Away Team stuff doesn't seem as bad as I thought it would be, but it's still not nearly as interesting as the naval style warship combat. They've certainly got the Star Trek feel right for that part.

Edited by Bummey

Did I hear someone playing GeoDefense in the background, or was that a stock sound effect?

Posted by bluesun
@JoshS: He's just low on his Bojangles powerup.
Posted by JoshS

It's hard watching Brad play MMOs..