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Posted by Thevamp25

they took there jobs....

Posted by Funkydupe

Great! I want more of these videos. :)

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Posted by Isurus

DAYTUKERJAWBZ!

Posted by superscatman

1 Parsec = 3.08568025 × 10 meters
1 Parsec = 3.26156 light years

The parsec ("parallax of one arcsecond", symbol pc) is defined as the length of the adjacent side of an imaginary right triangle in space. The two dimensions that form this triangle are the parallax angle (defined as 1 arcsecond) and the opposite side (which is defined as 1 astronomical unit (AU), the distance from the Earth to the Sun).
Given these two measurements, along with the rules of trigonometry, the length of the adjacent side (the parsec) can be found. 
Posted by Ragdrazi
@FlipperDesert said:
" @Ragdrazi said:
" The more I see of this the more I'm convinced it's not worth my time. One of your quests is talk to some people then answer some obvious yes or no questions about what you just read? Seriously? Even Jeff seems really underwhelmed. "
It has it's off moments but the space combat can be really fun when it works well. Starbase 24 in particular is a great quest, you basically go in with a bunch of people and waste some Klingons on a large scale. "

I think the key word there is "when." Because this all looks pretty repeditive and grindy to me. Really not Star Trek.
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

DIP DER!!

Posted by Bacbi

Really cool way to show of the game, hopefully the game will do well and it won't have any competition from The Old Republic this year. I think there should be more then just one mmo ruling them all, I'm just haveing a hard time seeing Star Trek doing so. Hopefully the hardcore fans of the series will prove me wrong. I just think there is a bigger chance that Old Republic will be the true contender against WoW when it comes to userbase.
 
(Hope GB will do the samething with the SWTOR, I'm probably not gonna have a good enough pc when the beta launch)

Posted by Funkydupe

No worries there, TOR is aiming for a Spring 2011 release window.

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Posted by Konanda

I'm sure it's been said before but a parsec is a unit of astronomical length equal to about 3.26 light-years, this makes the claim of doing something in so many parsecs even more ridiculous. 
 
Also I'm on the side of Star Wars is superior to Star Trek. 
 
Vinny you mean The Doctor is a Timelord.
Posted by DBoy

Welcome to Star Trek Online!
Message of the day: I'm about done with this bitch.

Posted by Liminality

I think it's much more fun when they go with real people, just use the chat box to make sure they are coming with you, there is nothing wrong with talking while you record a video, we will enjoy it anyway.

Edited by megalowho

Ugh, Brad should have gone for the minor 7th @ 0:44.

Posted by Bluemarcell

Watching the space battles kinda makes me wanna go back and play Star Trek Legacy.

Posted by AlKusanagi

I firmly believe that you can either be a Wars or a Trek fan, but never both, and I personally side with Star Wars (but fuck Lucas, EU rules). Now onto the parsec issue...
 
The Kessel Run is an extremely dangerous route through an area of space that has a variable minefield of black holes. Ships can get through it, but to do it safely you need to give the black holes a wide berth. The standard Kessel Run distance run by smugglers was around 20 parsecs. By bragging that he made it in "less than 12," Han was showing off just how fearless and badass a pilot he was by skirting the edges of the black holes.

Posted by fox01313

After getting through to lt. cmdr here's some thoughts for what I've noticed. All the bridge officers you get to join your ship are on the character sheet for the ship in the assignments tab. It's good for later when you have a few ships & need the extra tactical/engineering/science people. Plus you can possibly have other bridge crew for the away team & customize their gear over the security dudes. When you hit lt. cmdr you will get your next ship for the cost of 1 energy credit (not the starfleet merits which are for buying some items for ship), but you might want to save those starship parts as when you have a 2nd/3rd ship it will be barebones so extra gear is always nice to just dump in the starbase bank. Really liking how once you are on the ship you can use the replicator to sell off the little items that are filling up the inventory. Mail or to see your bridge is on the down arrow to the right of the minimap btw. Have fun.
Posted by smellylettuce

I like the premise but, it's a little too combat driven. I would love it if there were more meandering exploratory missions, tricky sciencey puzzles and the ability to traverse the entire ship. I think a resource allocated tech tree, where advances in your ships technology would hinge on researching it would be great  as opposed to encountering random drops in space and buying stuff at starbases even though the federation doesn't use money. It's kind of ridiculous to watch federation starships firing klingon and romulon weapons.

Edited by gakon

Sort of scared to watch this, because it can only go downhill in my mind.  During yesterday's episode Brad seemed as fatigued with the repeated space missions as I was at that point in the game.
 
[edit] At least they found some ground combat.

Posted by Zabant

Hey brad, sell your vendor trash and equip anything that is better than the standard issue crap, It will help out

Posted by AdMordem
@jaytima said:
" Drew's commentary is awesome. He needs to be in more quick looks and podcasts. "
Thats true, though its Brad, Vinny and DAVE that are present in this one.
Posted by Ragdrazi
@smellylettuce said:
" I like the premise but, it's a little too combat driven. I would love it if there were more meandering exploratory missions, tricky sciencey puzzles and the ability to traverse the entire ship. I think a resource allocated tech tree, where advances in your ships technology would hinge on researching it would be great  as opposed to encountering random drops in space and buying stuff at starbases even though the federation doesn't use money. It's kind of ridiculous to watch federation starships firing klingon and romulon weapons. "

Yeah. Exactly this. But, you see, we have to stick with the money making MMO format at all costs! Who cares if it doesn't make sense in the Star Trek universe! It's an MMO and MMOs are... fun?
 
 I'm really waiting for the MMO that's going to make me give a shit about MMOs. Looks like that wait's going to continue.
Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

So far it looks interesting enough to me to put down my $240 & become a Lifer.  I'm with some a previous poster that stated it would be useful if there were more puzzles. The various Trek tv shows usually had some odd puzzles they had to work out.  They should allow you to choose good, evil, or neutral consequences, or something along those lines.  Probably things like these will show up on in the released version, therefore hedging my bet & becoming a Lifer seems like a sound strategy.

Posted by IceTrey87

A parsec is just over 3 light years.  And hyperdrive class and speed is detailed in Star Wars.  Millenium Falcon had a 0.5 class hyperdrive meaning it could travel at 1.5 times the speed of light.  Although it does't make sense that Han Solo said he made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs if the millenium falcon can only go 1.5 times the speed of light.  It would've taken him 24 years to travel 11 parsecs with a class .5 hyperdrive.
Posted by Nasar7

 The chat box ~ 22 mins in is pretty funny.

Posted by buckybit
@Sogeman said:
" The game is fun when I watch you play it, but I think it sucks "
true. still now makes me want to play some single player star trek - and those games have not been stellar neither, they just trigger something in my brain :)
Posted by Crash_Happy

Oh god Brad, spend those points!

Edited by kerikxi

You've got missions waiting Brad. Your hail starfleet icon with have a glowing border when somebody there has something to do. Make sure you click every dialogue option when talkin to those guys, as quests aren't highlighted in the menu.
 
Also, you're level 4. Grats. Spend some skill points.

Posted by numberThirtyOne

Uh, Dave? I don't think you understand what a "blouse" is...

Posted by CitizenKane

THEY TOOK YER JERBS!!!!!

Posted by Swordfish9

One question, how do you obtain the "badge of exploration"? I tried to 
buy items at the center hall of Earth spacedock, but the "currency" used 
to purchase them is different, and I have no idea how to get them.

Edited by Blair

I hope to some day live in the Chocolate Crunch Nebula.
  
The blu-ray player will provide ultimate sustenance.

Posted by Kayrack

lol, light speed  and parsec are actually speed, and distance units used in physics. 
 
But great vid guys, keep em comin, and i cant wait to see the SWTOR one.

Posted by DarthB

shouldn't this be in the features section of videos?

Posted by CharAznable

These episodes are making me marginally interested in the Star Trek universe, which I never expected. Onward, U.S.S. Duder!

Edited by Swordfish9

All disruptor, plasma and pulse phaser cannons are forward firing only, you cannot put them in the aft.

Posted by HeavyMental

it's an MMO to play alone ???! .... doesn't appeal me very much

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Posted by MagikGimp
@DarthB: Yup, how do we point this out?
Posted by ApertureSilence

This is currently categorized as a "Quick Look" when it should be a "Feature" 
 
Just saying.

Posted by artofwar420
@MurderByDeath said:
"This is currently categorized as a "Quick Look" when it should be a "Feature"  Just saying. "

Ditto.
Posted by Stargate174

Looks very interesting, it is like you spend ages before hand learning the HCI for the game. I might even consider this as long as it isn't like WOW in a lot of ways.

Posted by GamerGeek360
@artofwar420 said:
" @MurderByDeath said:
"This is currently categorized as a "Quick Look" when it should be a "Feature"  Just saying. "
Ditto. "
I noticed this as well. I wondered why it went from Part 4 to Part 6 in the Features section. Thank God for the new search for videos feature.
Posted by KillerFly

@ MurderbyDeath, artofwar420, GamerGeek360:
 
My guess is someone on the GB team decided that of all the SPtF videos, Part 5 made for the best "Quick Look" of the game, so if someone just wanted a quick reference for what the game is about and didn't want to go through all the videos, they could just watch this one.

Posted by GamerGeek360
@KillerFly said:
" @ MurderbyDeath, artofwar420, GamerGeek360:  My guess is someone on the GB team decided that of all the SPtF videos, Part 5 made for the best "Quick Look" of the game, so if someone just wanted a quick reference for what the game is about and didn't want to go through all the videos, they could just watch this one. "
Good call. I started thinking that myself but couldn't they still put it in both Quick Looks and Features?
Posted by Winsord

@Jeff: Ogre You Asshole is awesome!

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Edited by Marokai

Dave's totally right about Picard just being kind of a wimp. Basically every other Captain of a Star Trek series after TNG had to go through way tougher shit than Picard. Archer had to go on a horrible season-long revenge quest against people who decimated a part of Earth, Janeway had to lead her crew home stranded 75,000 light years away, Sisko had to lead Federation forces in the most deadly war the Alpha Quadrant ever faced. TNG is lightweight Trek that, like Picard, is only "great" in a vacuum.

Posted by perilator666

@posh: you're a true gentleman.

Posted by Android22