Can I play a tribble?
Can I play a tribble?
So, completed the tutorial and reached the starbase. The ground combat isn't too bad, although it seems a bit convoluted to get to the proper third-person shooting mode...two button presses, in the right order? It's not a big deal, but I don't just see why you can't press one and do it. Similarly, I'm not overly keen on the speed control for the ship. I may need to do a fair bit of remapping to get things comfortable. I also found that my ship turned as slow as hell, but maybe that's just starting it up.
Anyhow, I dived in and am an Engineer (I think?) but I haven't used any of my skill points yet because good lord, that looks complicated. Still, my name is Odan and my ship is the U.S.S. Convergence. Do we have a fleet yet for RPS?
One final, curious thing; when I downloaded that link, I ran the executable of the patcher from inside the zipped folder, without extracting it. Now, I don't know how much of an impact that had, but I cannot actually find the folder for the game. It's installed, obviously, but I tried doing a search for it in all the usual places, doing a search in the search option of the Windows panel and I just can't find it. Any idea where it'd auto-download to? On top of that, when I went to create my character, the screen appeared to get bombarded with menus and I ended up not being able to see the character I was creating. Fortunately, he looks alright, but that was a bit frustrating.
//EDIT: I think it downloaded it all to a temporary folder. That is...bad. I may wait for it to come out on Steam afterall...//
Still, the ground combat is decent and the ship combat seems decent enough. Obviously need to sink a bit more into it, but it has promise, I'll give it that.
Also, the game has been pulled from Steam for the moment, because it was previously under the Atari banner. I think Perfect World want to integrate Steam achievements and other standard stuff before putting it back up.
Last edited by Dominic Tarason; 21-01-2012 at 04:08 AM.
I'm a huge SF fan and when it became FTP I jumped to Warpspeed and entered the galaxy.
Leveling up is fairly easy and the story so far is great.
Childhood memories are coming back while playing :-) . Being Commander Kirk is Da bomb .
Oh yeah, one more handy tech-tip that springs to mind: In the launcher, click 'Options' in the top-right and tick 'disable on-demand patching'. What this does is force the game to download EVERYTHING, rather than try to intelligently call down patch and content data on demand as required.
It'll probably mean a couple of hours worth of download now, but much less waiting later.
Started playing on Tuesday. IMO it's fucking great and has made me totally forget World of Tanks.
Space combat is really great and the whole thing just gives me a huge Trekkie nerdgasm. I hope there's a Romulan faction in the future, or at least Cardassian (if the whole Romulan homeworld being destroyed thing is a problem).
So is this still "everyone's a captain, have at you"-style? Or can I actually populate my crews' ship with my friends?
To this point, Puzzle Pirates is the only MMO that ever managed to get multiplayer-vessels done RIGHT. I don't want to be the captain, I want to be the tactical officer or doctor!
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Sounds cool on paper, but it would amount to twiddling your thumbs for 20 seconds and then pressing the torpedo hotkey.
I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
Is there a RPS fleet going on or are you all space captaining for yourselves?
Playing it due to this tread. Loving it so far.
It's very complex. Lots of depth. I don't understand quite a few of the many interlocking systems but I'm having a blast. I hate immediately understanding everything I need to do. I keep being impressed with the design decisions I DO understand. I love Trek and this is making me love it more.
It scares me how much I'm enjoying it so far. I'm weirdly hoping it fails me soon because I was hoping to have my MMO slot open for Tera Online when it hits.
Buying games you aren't going to play is a waste of money (no matter how cheap they are). Forcing yourself to play games you wish you hadn't bought is a waste of time. Both are best avoided.
If you get it to work vinraith, can you tell me how you did it? I ran the .exe as an extracted file, but not in its own folder, and it downloaded everything, but to a temporary folder. When I next tried to play, it wanted to download it all again. Some stupidity on my behalf, sure, but if you do get it to work, that would be useful for me.
Perhaps if enough of us are on, we can make RPStarfleet or some sort.
I thought leveling was slowing down, then I turned it to Advanced and now I'm getting 2K plus just for system patrols. I'll be a Klingon by sundown.