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Trek Online provides a fairly robust fleet structure. From banking
and Fleet-designed uniforms to handy news items, the system works
fairly well. There is always room for improvement (Fleet Hall/Starbase
anyone?), but STO provides a solid system. One unique twist on the
uniforms is the ability to set rules for who can wear what.
Trek Online: Interactive Science Officer Skill Page
you're a freshly appointed Lieutenant just starting out or an
established Admiral within the fleet, you can't conquer space (let
alone the Klingons) without choosing the right skills. Fortunately for
you, our new interactive class skill pages have all the information
you’ll ever need to make those choices that best fit your
This week, we've added the Science Officer Skills page.
Traveler's Guide -Episode 3
week, the ship’s counselor insisted Dalmarus return to the
site of Wolf 359 where he was assimilated during that historic battle.
Since memorials were on his mind, he also decided to slink into Romulan
space to view the monument rumored to orbit the remnants of
Alpha Crafting Guide
Trek Online has been capturing the attention of space junkies around
the world, but has it enthralled the crafting crowd as well? Join
Dalmarus as he beams down to the surface of Memory Alpha and puts the
crafting system to the test in an attempt to find out.
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week we are finally getting into the groove. For the
first time I can say that I’m truly comfortable getting
around the sectors and
knowing where to go. I am in a good fleet with helpful people who are
making my time enjoyable in the game. But if I start to read the
forums I immediately fill with angst and a desire to delete my
scream at the heavens that Cryptic has wronged me. I’m not
sure of what, but
then I realize we’ve entered the end of the honeymoon phase.
honeymoon phase is well chronicled in games. It starts
just prior to launch with people extolling the virtues and absolute joy
game brings to their life. Somewhere between launch and the first time
account is up for renewal the malcontents decide that the game is the
piece of trash ever bestowed upon humanity and anyone who thinks
obviously a moron.
to disappoint you people, but MMOs are really like
corner bars. They all serve the same things and the only difference
having a great time and a miserable time, is you. You get to decide
not to have a good time. Yes things will be broken (I wish they could
jukebox so it doesn’t play Steve Miller tunes all the time),
and yes your
expectations will go unfulfilled, they always are. If you
aren’t having fun in
my bar, that’s fine, go home. Don’t picket out
front or try and scream at me as
I go about enjoying my beer. A great quote comes to mind,
“Don’t go away mad,
just go away.”
because I care people. If you took the preceding too
seriously, then please delete that forum post you were about to submit.
all entitled to our opinions, some are just better than others. Enough
seriousness, it’s time for frivolity and jocularity.
style="margin-left: 0.5in;">This week we get another
Week That Was
during maintenance. Why is it that patches of many games occur on
there some conspiracy to promote productivity during that day of the
people are hitting Rear Admiral so expect the cries for endgame content
really gain some momentum. I’m not that ambitious to
slice and dice my way to
endgame so soon. style="margin-left: 0.5in;">Another patch
showed up this week to round out more of the bug issues. The only thing
that jumped out at me was the clock change for daily quests. They made
the daily quests reset every 20 hours instead of 24, so people who log
in routinely at the same time can have a fresh round of quests waiting
for them. That seems like a decent fix. style="">
style="">Is that an alt in your pocket or are you
style="margin-left: 0.5in;">One of the reasons
just happy to see me?
I’m not at max
warp to admiral is my alt-itis has kicked in. Don’t get me
wrong, I’m still
enjoying the heck out of my speedster Escort ship, but sometimes I
it would be like to be able to live though a volley of torpedoes. Yes,
engineer has entered the ranks of the Medeor harem of alts. She is good
and struts around saying “Momma said knock you out”
so don’t mess if you know
what’s good for you.
style="">Lol, dead.style="margin-left: 0.5in;">One of the single most
horses on the official forums centers on the death penalty (or lack
STO. The game has a penalty, albeit very light. Respawning back at the
spawn point is a type of penalty, but apparently people think it should
severe. I can’t disagree more. I’m all about fun,
and death penalties to me add
no fun value. I understand that making critical decisions which change
I will be punished or rewarded has value, but if I want that kind of
I’ll let my 2 year old run around without a diaper.
I’m sure Medawky will call
me a wuss based on his latest death penalty discussion in this
style="">Out of whack.style="margin-left: 0.5in;">I am purposefully being
this week but I have to say that the PvP balance (or lack there of) is
brutal. Three even-level ships get blown apart by a Klingon. Even if
two captains are horrible, that shouldn’t happen. I have to
say I’m not feeling
very Starfleet, I’m feeling more Starfleeced on my power
against the dreaded
Klingons. style="font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";">
bug fixes continue to roll out and it's nice to see Cryptic continue
their progress for game enhancements. I continue to enjoy the game and
may get to endgame someday, but that alt, I tell you, it's just giving
me a complex. Have you started the alt-rolling yet? How has it
been going through the content a second time, or did you go Klingon so
enjoy the uberness over the Starfleet?
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alt="Star Trek Drink of the Week"
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alt="Kirk on the beach."
Kirk’s Alien Sex On a Beach style="margin-left: 0.5in;">1 oz. Whisky style="margin-left: 0.5in;">2.5 oz. Champagne style="margin-left: 0.5in;">Pour into a champagne
your significant other (or whomever happens to be around) a nice shade
or blue and then let the universe takes its course.
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