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Hi, I've also started playing some Star Trek Online (Don't worry, CoH is not going anywhere), and I'm looking for a fleet. Any people out there who could recommend one for us, given that we're quite casual players?

 

We're Dutch and in the CET time zone, so most of the US based fleets are not a good fit, and the NL fleets seem to no longer be active, so maybe an EU or UK one that someone is a member of?

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I have a lifetime subscription to STO, but I mostly stopped playing after they got rid of the Foundry.

 

Even when I did play, I never paid much attention to fleets.  I'd just join whatever one I saw recruiting or if I liked the name.  If you're looking for something more particular, and it sounds like you are, I'd recommend trying the STO reddit.

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I haven't played ST:O in oh, a Vulcan Pon Farr or two.

But if the Firefly Fleet's still running around, tell them Dr. Amy Weaver sent you and there'll be all of hell, half of heaven and me to pay if they mistreat you.

AND DON'T TOUCH MY DAMN WHISKEY. I'll be back for it.

Sometime.

 

Edit: this is, of course, also from before we knew Joss was quite as much of a verengan Ha'DIbaH as he turned out to be. (Curse his not-particularly-sudden and inexplicable betrayal). But the fleet are still pretty good folks. As are everyone I've met realtime from the Flandom.

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3 hours ago, ThaOGDreamWeaver said:

I haven't played ST:O in oh, a Vulcan Pon Farr or two.

But if the Firefly Fleet's still running around, tell them Dr. Amy Weaver sent you and there'll be all of hell, half of heaven and me to pay if they mistreat you.

AND DON'T TOUCH MY DAMN WHISKEY. I'll be back for it.

Sometime.

 

Edit: this is, of course, also from before we knew Joss was quite as much of a verengan Ha'DIbaH as he turned out to be. (Curse his not-particularly-sudden and inexplicable betrayal). But the fleet are still pretty good folks. As are everyone I've met realtime from the Flandom.

 

The way I look at it is this:  The fact that Joss Whedon turned out to be a DB, doesn't invalidate the hard work, creativity, time and talent that the rest of the actors, writers, and other employees poured their collective hearts out into, for those shows and their fans.  Because of this, I still love those shows, and I feel no remorse about that.

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Haven't played in years.  I played through the Delta Quadrant content and stopped when they were rolling out the first bits of the Iconian conflicts.  Don't really care to go back, despite how much I love Star Trek's style of broadsides space combat, the rest of the game didn't do enough for me and really doesn't feel authentic if you try to compare it to the TV shows.  That said the Voyager arc was pretty cool.

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On 2/13/2022 at 7:30 AM, RogerWilco said:

Apparently nobody.😐

Hah hah yeah. Since around 2011, STO has been the adventures of me playing solo. I think I was in a fleet once. Never saw anyone. Fortunately I have since learned my lesson about why joining groups is an act of futility. If I go back, I will be playing with the one person I know will show up. Me.

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I play STO fairly regularly.  I have various alts from the recruitment events I am slowly working on as well as play the seasonal events daily.  The free stuff from those are always nice.  Mostly I am soloing story content, patrols or doing tasks for Endeavors.  I dislike teaming for TFOs as the amount of VFX vomit is totally out of control there.   It makes teaming near impossible as you literally cannot see what is happening due to the over saturation of VFX.  Sad really, but Cryptic does not seem interested in changing anything about it.  The newer story content has been top notch.

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I haven't played STO since... some time around the 3rd Anniversary. I went back and played briefly right after the launch of Romulans. Haven't been back since.

 

Did they ever add exploration to STO?

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The Borg took out my laptop.

 

I did one of the high-tier endgame Borg raids, took a few hits, and just heard a really unpleasant crackly noise over my headphones. Everything froze, then the machine went SKRREEEEEE. All that was left was a green line across my screen, and my beloved Sony VAIO bit the dust. Wouldn't reboot except in Safe Mode for short periods, and the GFX card had melted.

 

Clearly the Borg have evolved some kind of fiendish anti-graphics-card torpedo. As I was between gigs at the time, I couldn't afford a new one, and my next work laptop was a Mac Air, so it's just been handheld gaming for a while. My slightly aging Mac Pro can handle CoH (though I use a massive heatsink+fan as a keyboard riser, otherwise the keys get hot.)

WAKE UP YA MISCREANTS AND... HEY, GET YOUR OWN DAMN SIGNATURE.

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2 hours ago, ThaOGDreamWeaver said:

The Borg took out my laptop.

 

I did one of the high-tier endgame Borg raids, took a few hits, and just heard a really unpleasant crackly noise over my headphones. Everything froze, then the machine went SKRREEEEEE. All that was left was a green line across my screen, and my beloved Sony VAIO bit the dust. Wouldn't reboot except in Safe Mode for short periods, and the GFX card had melted.

 

Clearly the Borg have evolved some kind of fiendish anti-graphics-card torpedo. As I was between gigs at the time, I couldn't afford a new one, and my next work laptop was a Mac Air, so it's just been handheld gaming for a while. My slightly aging Mac Pro can handle CoH (though I use a massive heatsink+fan as a keyboard riser, otherwise the keys get hot.)


Sounds like the Borg developed that n-dimesional structure that the Federation was holding in reserve to fight them with...
And used it against you

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I had a lifetime subscription from Beta, but the last time I played STO was sometime around 2012, when the level cap was still 40 and it hadn't linked to Steam yet.  I loved flying starships, but I didn't love the away team missions or the crafting system.

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On 2/17/2022 at 2:41 PM, ThaOGDreamWeaver said:

Edit: this is, of course, also from before we knew Joss was quite as much of a verengan Ha'DIbaH as he turned out to be. (Curse his not-particularly-sudden and inexplicable betrayal). But the fleet are still pretty good folks. As are everyone I've met realtime from the Flandom.

 

On 2/17/2022 at 5:49 PM, Cancrusher said:

The way I look at it is this:  The fact that Joss Whedon turned out to be a DB, doesn't invalidate the hard work, creativity, time and talent that the rest of the actors, writers, and other employees poured their collective hearts out into, for those shows and their fans.  Because of this, I still love those shows, and I feel no remorse about that.

 

I agree, @Cancrusher.  The creation should transcend the creator.  I said that also about the MCU Black Panther, although there it was the sad loss of amazing Chadwick, rather than anything ugly he did.

 

 

On the subject of STO, I've got an account but haven't touched it in a while.  I'd taken a keen interest in the Romulans, but was put out by a lot of buggy issues that weren't being address over a long time.

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I re-registered after reading this thread, found they still hadn't created a Mac client, left again. 

WAKE UP YA MISCREANTS AND... HEY, GET YOUR OWN DAMN SIGNATURE.

Look out for me being generally cool, stylish and funny (delete as applicable) on Excelsior.

 

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On 3/2/2022 at 6:36 PM, ThaOGDreamWeaver said:

I re-registered after reading this thread, found they still hadn't created a Mac client, left again. 

 

They stopped supporting Mac a long time ago.  There is not enough people using Macs to justify maintaining two different systems.

 

 

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7 hours ago, TheOtherTed said:

Wow.  STOKED.  The only 3-hour-plus podcast I watched regularly (or at all, for that matter).  Is Jeremy still a dev on STO?

Yes he is.  I see him regularly on the twitch stream for Cryptic

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All the replies made me laugh.

On 3/6/2022 at 1:30 AM, irishhawk said:

I might look into that fleet, thanks!

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On 3/3/2022 at 12:36 AM, ThaOGDreamWeaver said:

I re-registered after reading this thread, found they still hadn't created a Mac client, left again. 

Sorry to hear about your other laptop.

 

Given your description of your "Mac Pro" I assume it is a Macbook Pro? I use an old 2010 Mac Pro, so your statement was a bit confusing.

 

I'm also sad that there is no Mac client for STO, but on the other hand that means I play more CoH when travelling, on my Macbook Pro.

Most Macbooks need adequate cooling to play a game, a lot of other laptops as well, unless you have a real "gaming laptop".

 

And even then, over time thermal stresses can damage things over time. I used to have a Macbook Pro with an Nvidia GT9800, which over time broke itself from the repeated temperature cycles. It was a known problem, and Apple fixed it for free.

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On 4/13/2022 at 2:26 PM, Lightslinger said:

The beautiful STO ship pics that get posted to reddit always make me want to give STO another try. I tried it for a few months around launch and nothing clicked for me, despite being a big ST fan.

 

The thing I like most are the stories with voice acting by the original actors. A lot of the actors of the various series have lines, even some of the Original Series cast, like Leonard Nemoy. The stories are well done and the voice acting is the one great advantage over CoH. You can easily do those stories with basic random Mark 12 gear that is very easy to get by max level. Levelling is also easy, everything gives tons of XP, I have a level 34 character that hasn't left Star Fleet Academy yet.

 

You can get up to Mark 15 gear, and also sets that give extra bonuses, mostly through long grinds, but sometimes also through mission rewards. It's like going from SO enhancements to IO enhancements to IO enhancement sets. Lots of the improvements are behind long but not very tedious grinds. I do think there are too many stupid grinds.

The costume designer is ok-ish, on the Klingon side it is decidedly MEH, especially if you don't play an Orion.

 

There are only 3 roles: Engineer, Science, Tactical. This doesn't really matter in space, where the kind of ship makes the difference, but on the ground your character's abilities matter. I like Engineer the most so far.

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