Tron Space is going away!

#1 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3962 posts) -

Got this from STO today (psb).  I've been playing quite a bit of STO
lately.  Just finished the Devidians story arc. Not bad.
 
Season Three: Genesis
Our latest massive update, Season Three: Genesis, is all about improving your quality of life and giving you more say in your Star Trek Online experience. Genesis will feature many gameplay upgrades; here are just a few we can't wait to share with you:
 
Episode Replay – In Genesis, you'll be able to replay every mission you've previously enjoyed, and some will feature brand new rewards.
 
Borg Technology In Your Ship - In Season Three, you'll be able to integrate Borg technology into your ships. This new loot from Special Task Force missions will greatly augment your ship's usefulness as well as its appearance.

New Sector Space - We've revamped Sector Space to give it a more realistic look and feel.

#2 Posted by joshleedotcom (6 posts) -

The new sector space looks amazing. Feels a lot more like "space" and less like you just plugged a joystick into astrometrics.

#3 Posted by Ursus_Veritas (383 posts) -

Here's a quick look at it:

 Finally, it actually looks like space!
A) It looks gorgeous and I can't wait to fly my ship around it and b) I'm glad they've still kept some of the 'tron' elements in it, I like the blend. Can't wait for them to implement it!
#4 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

If their was one MMO I would play it would be this, I love Star Trek, but alas I cant afford an MMO though so its back to playing Bridge Commander again.

#5 Posted by GlenTennis (3144 posts) -

Maybe this will be Jeff's chance to get back in.

#6 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

Stop it STO. You know I can't afford to play you, so stop looking so awesome.

#7 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@ArchScabby: You can't stop the STO advertiser!
#8 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

I played the beta and never really enjoyed it.  Strayed far too much from Star Trek for my tastes.  I do see you can buy "retro" packs on the shop, but that's even more money ontop of the subscription.  
(and I'm very shocked to see things like the NX badge up for sale, which is something that almost pushed me towards buying the game early.  Giving it to everyone makes it utterly pointless)
 
If it goes free to play, I'd probably hop back into it.

#9 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Lets all behave and get along.

#10 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3962 posts) -
@Hamz said:
" Lets all behave and get along. "
Man a whole page is missing.  I don't think all of the posts that
were deleted(?) were inflammatory.
#11 Posted by Legend (2652 posts) -
@Lind_L_Taylor:  I think it's for the best. None of the deleted posts were on-topic. You should thank Hamz for getting the thread back on track.
 
So yeah, the new sector space looks awesome! More reason for me to find time to play STO again. :)
#12 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3962 posts) -
@Legend said:
" @Lind_L_Taylor:  I think it's for the best. None of the deleted posts were on-topic. You should thank Hamz for getting the thread back on track. So yeah, the new sector space looks awesome! More reason for me to find time to play STO again. :) "
Well I wrote some stuff about new Bridge Officers for Androids
& Holograms coming out by April & it became a casualty of
the Great Thread War.  I've already got names for mine:   
"Bishop" for the Android & "Wintermute" for the Hologram. :)  
Or maybe I'll change them a little...Rook & Summermute. LOL.
 
I'm not sure why, but the game has become surprisingly addictive.
I didn't understand the mechanics as well when I started the game,
but between playing the game & reading the STO forums & various
guides, it's all started to make a great deal of sense.  You get passed
that surface level game angst & finally wrap your head around it.  
 
Since I can use an Xbox 360 Controller to control most of the Space
& Ground game, I get the satisfaction of a Console game as well. Like
having the best of both worlds.   One thing I get bored with however
is the music.  I've turned that off.  I've got some techno on my iPod
& I was thinking of buying a few soundtracks, maybe the Aliens
soundtrack, Fallout, Mass Effect, & Escape from New York & mix
that together to play on my iPod (through a stereo system) to get
a change in the sound while playing the game.
 
The space combat is a lot more fun with others.  Although I've played
it quite a bit by myself, it just takes longer on the boss battles.  When 
you have a team, you don't get killed as much.  I like playing with the
difficulty setting on Advanced.  It's no fun playing the game if you don't
take some penalty for losing a battle, at least for me.

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