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    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 .

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic Tarason View Post
    As for space combat, your starting ship is pretty terrible and handles like a beached whale. If you want something more agile, the moment you hit level 10, get an Escort, which is Federation standard language for 'small, fast gunboat'.
    Like I said in a previous post, it's a toss up between wanting a Prometheus and a Galaxy X, where I think the latter just nips in, so I may carry on the cruiser route. Regarding Steam, I'm aware of what they're doing, I just wish it was done quicker.
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    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).

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentleman Jim Stacey View Post
    Sounds cool on paper, but it would amount to twiddling your thumbs for 20 seconds and then pressing the torpedo hotkey.
    An mmo I can play while eating a meal, bargain.
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    Is there a RPS fleet going on or are you all space captaining for yourselves?

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    That's great if you can cram five very like-minded people with their own computers into a room. Unfortunately, that's a multitude of luxuries that most of us don't have. Oh, and it's $40.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic Tarason View Post

    Anyway, here's something useful: http://t.co/EzJQ9jER

    Want to bypass that awful Pando downloader for the game? Grab that. It's the autopatcher, stripped of all the game data. It'll run, see that you don't have any of the game data files, and pull everything down from the main file server instead of choking your line with pseudo-torrents. Much faster and more reliable.
    Thank you for that, Dominic. With that I can give this a shot now, rather than waiting for it to turn up on Steam.

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    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.
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    How about "Rock Paper Phaser"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic Tarason View Post
    That's great if you can cram five very like-minded people with their own computers into a room. Unfortunately, that's a multitude of luxuries that most of us don't have. Oh, and it's $40.
    It's entirely possible to play over Vent or Skype.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    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.
    Given that temporary folders self-clear, the solution is pretty obvious - actually unzip it before you run it.

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    I thought that too, but then it occurred to me that it'd still need to download somewhere. Not to mention, I alt-tabbed a few times while playing and saw the directory the .exe was in, but there was nothing else there. Sufficed to say combining the two, I find it weird. I'm not above saying I screwed up, but if someone else tries it and I found out where it goes to, that would be good to know. My internet speeds are not great, not to mention sharing bandwidth with housemates; I'd rather wait and get a better idea than waste time and frustrate other internet users in the house.

    Besides, uni work will keep me busy likely for the next three days, so it's not like I'd be able to play anyhow...The solution is likely obvious, but I'm in no hurry :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic Tarason View Post
    Given that temporary folders self-clear, the solution is pretty obvious - actually unzip it before you run it.
    What Dominic said. Copy the contents of the .zip to the director where you want the game installed, then run the .exe and it'll download everything there.

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    Short wait :P

    I read something about it not being good to install it to Program Files due to the way the game updates; where did you install it to and I'll set it going some point tomorrow?
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