Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews

The Star Trek Online Open Beta Page now offers details on the open beta for Cryptic's upcoming Trekkie MMORPG, and instructions on how to get the beta client for those who are qualified for the beta through a preorder. Also, the Star Trek Online interview on Massively talks with Jack Emmert about the game. The topic at hand is PvP, discussing what will happen on those exceedingly rare occasions when the prime directive can't be followed. Likewise, the Star Trek Online Q&A on Ten Ton Hammer talks with Al Rivera about Star Trek Online. Al answers a shipload of questions about the ships in the game. Topics include Klingon Carrier ships, appearance customization, how frequently players will upgrade ships, upgrades, cloaking, and more.
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My beta review!
Jan 18, 2010, 11:09
Ant
 
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My beta review! Jan 18, 2010, 11:09
Jan 18, 2010, 11:09
 Ant
 
I played more for about two hours (took a few short breaks during long waits, etc.) last night before Jack Bauer showed up for his day 8.

18.3 MB http://www.filefactory.com/file/a2c9722/n/screenshots.zip for my lovely screen captures/shots (see my alien character! I tried to make it look like an ant, but couldn't so tried to get close to one as a sexy female andorian that sort of looks like an ant, hehe).

I actually like this game. It wasn't bad! I got to explore space and ground bases (not bad controls and reminded me of Star Trek: 25th Anniversary and Judgment Rights), selected my bridge members (different types!), fly my a ship as an acting captain, fight the Borgs meelee and with guns, etc. I love the sounds. I think they even used the same female voice actress for the LCARS voices in TNG, TOS, etc.! Also, nice references to ST:E's Capt. John Archer and TOS' Sulu.

I hope I can play more next weekend before its beta end! I doubt I will get the final game due to annoying subscription and my very little time to play it (waste of $$ too!).
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 18:31
Ant
 
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 18:31
Jan 12, 2010, 18:31
 Ant
 
XM-S wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 18:17:
Ant wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 15:23:
Ugh, the BitTorrent one is not doing much. I downloaded 2.1 MB so far!

I jumped to bit torrent and after a slow start I'm averaging about 10 mbps. And since I"m on a dedicated 50 Mbps pipe, I'm uploading at more than a 3-1 ratio as well to help others. I have about 20 mbps going out right now. Hope some is you.
Still slow:

file: Star Trek ST.0.20100108a.0
size: 8,221,868,355 (7.7 G)
dest: /home/foobar/download/Star Trek ST.0.20100108a.0
progress: _____________________________________________
status: finishing in 845:33:57 (0.5%)
speed: 1.4 K/s down - 1.0 K/s up
totals: 36.2 M down - 10.8 M up
error(s):


Oh well, downloading 700 KB/sec from FilePlanet with 45 minutes left so I am going to abort BT soon (need to be sure the FP's download is OK first).
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 18:17
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 18:17
Jan 12, 2010, 18:17
 
Ant wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 15:23:
Ugh, the BitTorrent one is not doing much. I downloaded 2.1 MB so far!

I jumped to bit torrent and after a slow start I'm averaging about 10 mbps. And since I"m on a dedicated 50 Mbps pipe, I'm uploading at more than a 3-1 ratio as well to help others. I have about 20 mbps going out right now. Hope some is you.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 16:30
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 16:30
Jan 12, 2010, 16:30
 
To the rest of the world, open beta means no NDA. Never has meant free access, never will. Chalk it up to the duality of the English language.

Really? In what alternate dimension is this the case? Here in what the rest of us like to call "reality", open beta has always meant it's open to all comers free of charge and the NDA has been lifted, otherwise it's still a closed beta that just happens to have the NDA lifted. This is just another in a long list of reasons why Cryptic sucks and needs to go away. They're incapable of making really good games so they do something more up their alley like making tax software or soemthing.
"Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate up hill." - Blade
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 15:23
Ant
 
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 15:23
Jan 12, 2010, 15:23
 Ant
 
XM-S wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 15:22:
FWIW, I just made a free account on Ten Ton Hammer and got a key immediately.

Clients downloading at a whopping 50kbps, though. See you on Thursday!
Ugh, the BitTorrent one is not doing much. I downloaded 2.1 MB so far!
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 15:22
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 15:22
Jan 12, 2010, 15:22
 
FWIW, I just made a free account on Ten Ton Hammer and got a key immediately.

Clients downloading at a whopping 50kbps, though. See you on Thursday!
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 14:21
Ant
 
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 14:21
Jan 12, 2010, 14:21
 Ant
 
sir wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 14:12:
Ant wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 11:01:
S2M wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 04:21:
I am in like Flynn for this.

Seven bucks through FilePlanet for a look at the beta sure beats fifty bucks to find out it stinks.
Should be free.

It is free - I just logged into my entirely free Fileplanet account (which I haven't used in god knows how many years), clicked on a few links, got a beta key and am now downloading the client.
Rad! About time. I am applying now. Thanks.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 14:12
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 14:12
Jan 12, 2010, 14:12
sir
 
Ant wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 11:01:
S2M wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 04:21:
I am in like Flynn for this.

Seven bucks through FilePlanet for a look at the beta sure beats fifty bucks to find out it stinks.
Should be free.

It is free - I just logged into my entirely free Fileplanet account (which I haven't used in god knows how many years), clicked on a few links, got a beta key and am now downloading the client.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 11:57
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 11:57
Jan 12, 2010, 11:57
 
I'm excited to try STO. The footage of ship combat looks fun, I hope I feel the same way once I'm in the game.

I'm concerned about the amount of content they are shipping with (apparently). I've read that the feds are basically all that is in the game. You can be klingon but it sounds like all you'll be doing is pvp.

It's concerning to see an MMO ship with 1 playable faction...I suppose it's not that different from Conan, everyone was human in that, just different builds but you could fight against each other. Having only the feds available to play at this point is a puzzle. There are a lot of different factions I would expect they had to choose from and they couldn't get more than one into the game?

Anyone know if you can attack other fed players? Maybe it would be so bad if you could go renegade and join the klingons? Or just be a rogue federation captain?
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 11:01
Ant
 
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 11:01
Jan 12, 2010, 11:01
 Ant
 
S2M wrote on Jan 12, 2010, 04:21:
I am in like Flynn for this.

Seven bucks through FilePlanet for a look at the beta sure beats fifty bucks to find out it stinks.
Should be free.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 10:30
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 10:30
Jan 12, 2010, 10:30
 
I love Star Trek so I imagine I'll have a lot of fun with this game. I have a friend who has played the beta and he enjoys it. Klingons are not really a faction at the moment... more like a playable PvP only Monster race like LotR. That's suppose to change after release tho. The Fed side is fun with plenty of missions and ships to fly. It supposed to be pretty bug free, but like most new MMO's it's going to need a few content patches to really shine. Cryptic is well known for it's dedication to adding new content regularly tho, so i'm not real worried about that

All I'll need to make me happy is my own star ship, plenty of ships to destroy and some decent away missions. Guess i'll find out for myself in 2.5 hours or so...
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 08:47
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 08:47
Jan 12, 2010, 08:47
 
They're already out, unfortunately.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 07:12
EzE
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 07:12
Jan 12, 2010, 07:12
EzE
 
Ten Ton Hammer has some keys to give away, just needs registration

http://www.tentonhammer.com/giveaways/sto_beta
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 04:21
S2M
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 04:21
Jan 12, 2010, 04:21
S2M
 
I am in like Flynn for this.

Seven bucks through FilePlanet for a look at the beta sure beats fifty bucks to find out it stinks.
The thickness of your ignorance, it's like a fucking shield that repulses insight.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 02:22
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 02:22
Jan 12, 2010, 02:22
 
And so far it's been a very good Closed Beta going into Open Beta. Still a few problems to iron out, but I'll talk about them later today.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 12, 2010, 00:14
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 12, 2010, 00:14
Jan 12, 2010, 00:14
 
Oh okay, I didn't know that. Thanks!

Creston
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 11, 2010, 23:39
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 11, 2010, 23:39
Jan 11, 2010, 23:39
 
Actually, been in invite-only beta for several months. Closed beta just ended today, open beta starts tomorrow, headstart after that starting on the 29th, then a couple days after that, retail.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 11, 2010, 23:22
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 11, 2010, 23:22
Jan 11, 2010, 23:22
 
Isn't this game coming out, like, next month? And they're just now getting into beta?

I'm sure it'll be of much higher quality than every other prematurely released MMORPG...


Creston
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 11, 2010, 22:55
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 11, 2010, 22:55
Jan 11, 2010, 22:55
 
To the rest of the world, open beta means no NDA. Never has meant free access, never will. Chalk it up to the duality of the English language.

This comment was edited on Jan 11, 2010, 22:58.
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews
Jan 11, 2010, 22:39
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Re: Star Trek Online Beta Details, Interviews Jan 11, 2010, 22:39
Jan 11, 2010, 22:39
 
Hardly an open beta, still a very restricted access. Open to me means available to anyone. So again Cryptic fails.

This game is a disaster waiting to happen. It will be the joke on MMO players for the year.
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