STO – March Questions
In this blog post I cover my background and experience with STO, and my thoughts on the points raised in the latest Ask Cryptic section.
My STO Background
I am currently not playing an MMO fully since I hit max level in SW:TOR a few months ago and realised the end-game wasn’t what I was after. I had played STO previously as a subscriber for a few months but only to the Captain rank.
Since then I have reached Vice Admiral through enjoying the episodic content since the game went Free to Play but noticed I got bored extremely quickly once the episodic content ran out, I log in now to do assignments and on Sundays for the new Featured Episodes.
I hit a milestone this week as I made my first transaction in the Cryptic Store, I wanted a change from my tanking cruiser (I like my shield regen and hull heals) and wanted to try a Escort so I bought the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort, in retrospect it was probably a bad move and an impulse buy, I’m not overly fond of the DPS role. Although since I’ve been playing the game for free casually for a few months I don’t feel terrible about giving the developers some money.
The interesting points for me were the following:
- Fleet Objectives – Probably a Starbase
- More content for max level players
- Bridge Officers Voices – On the radar
I really like the idea of player run starbases, it’s a great idea for a community aspect. However, since I play casually, usually only an episode a day or just to start and collect assignments I haven’t engaged in the social aspect of STO, I don’t even run with the chat window open. This also means I haven’t participated in any of the fleet actions, I play STO because it isn’t similar in my head for instanced and raid based game-play like WoW.