Jan 5th 2010 10:58AM I'm the ultimate custy. They hooked me good by having me buy a 6-month CO sub to get into the STO closed beta. In CO, I have about 7 toons, none of which are higher than level 11. Basically as soon as I got into the open world and saw that three mobs could overwhelm my "champion" I went back to WoW this fall and leveled a priest to 80 instead!
I actually had plenty of fun with STO. I didn't have any gameplay issues running it on my laptop which only has 4G RAM atm. What I like is the space combat and your ship options, even if I was easily outmaneuvered by many of the AI ships. It was disorienting at first, which I also enjoyed for "reality's sake," but got the hang of it pretty quickly. I also love the fact that you can select away teams. Will come in handy later when you've built up a nice officer corps.
As was mentioned though, I didn't really see much difference at all between the two different officer types that I tried. Maybe this is because the content is so low-level? I dunno.
People I've met there though or chatted with on the forums seem to be overly fixated with SW: TOR and don't want to get too invested because they assume that that game will be awesome and blow STO away. I think it's pretty good and will probably try it out for a bit.
Dec 22nd 2009 4:54PM So, now with Schrammwow and the T both gone from the WoW.com podcast, are new permanent hosts going to be named or are you going to go with a revolving panel for your podcast?
Nov 17th 2009 10:36AM One year they held the New England Bookseller's Association trade show at the Borgata in Atlantic City (it was either NEBA or NAIBA, forget actually). And after about an hour's worth of business being done, all of the attendees basically left for the casino floor and the rest of us in the booths were stuck sitting there twiddling our thumbs. The "attend con during the day" part just didn't happen. So, maybe it's for the best. ;)
Oct 9th 2009 5:02PM Is there really more of an immersion factor in voice-speak NPCs? So, if you miss something, you're going to have this robotic-like person there tell you the exact same story, with the exact same inflection, all over again? And that gives more immersion? The old Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic RPG was like that, and that was one of the least pleasurable parts of the game to me.
Oct 9th 2009 1:18PM Yeah, what a chore it is to read two sentences. Just freaks me out so much I usually log immediately and cry the rest of the night.
I wish in a future patch that some advanced gnome engineer comes up with a microchip that can be implanted into my toon's head, so then I will just intuitively know what all the quests are without having to deal with ((shudder)) NPCs.
Sep 24th 2009 4:36PM Yes, please! :)
Sep 22nd 2009 11:31AM Yup, Belf hunter here going green at first opportunity!
Sep 17th 2009 1:17PM This worked a treat for me in the US. I started the process before going to sleep of moving a human paladin to belf, woke up the next morning and it was done. Easy peasy.
Also, while you don't get an equivalent number of flight paths it has surprisingly been fun for me to introduce my new hordie to some classic horde outposts!
Sep 14th 2009 9:07AM I love taking some time to fly up to lonely peak in Outland and just staring at the skies. The planets/moons, auras, everything, are a welcomed in-game stress reliever.
Sep 14th 2009 9:00AM I despise harpies more than murlocs.
I also hate Applebough the tree fruit vendor in Dalaran. Something not right about him selling "fresh apple juice."