Legacy of Romulus is an excellent example of expanded content, and combining it with 7 “seasons” worth of additions and tweaks, great storytelling and an engine that has proved it can stand test of time means it’s only fair to readdress that original score, and critique this all over again as a complete package.
Anyone looking for a new MMO -- and especially anyone who likes Star Trek and wouldn't mind having some space combat thrown into the mix -- ought to give this game a shot. Not only does it have a lot of features lacking elsewhere in the MMO universe, but it's free to play, too.
Only MMORPG i actualy managed to get into. You'll like it if you like star trek stuff. It also has one of the best f2p models i've ever seen. Its being updated regularly and there is new content every few months. Lots of people playing it too. Only thing i dont like much is ground combat, but im still giving it 10 for being my fav MMORPG. :D
I love Star Trek: Online! The graphics are good, music is good, the missions are a lot of fun, and even the thrill of having my own ship and being it's captain is enough to keep me hooked on STO.
I highly recommend it to anyone.
I really enjoy this game, excellent world graphics, great great story line.
Downsides, people don't socialize very much. and Some bugs need to be fixed. Other than that, I love the game so much that I am a gold member.
Legacy of Romulus took the game to a whole new level. Great storyline, cool new faction, really refreshed everything. Dev is fixing the bugs continuously while putting out additional content (not just new ships). Other MMOs like Mechwarrior Online should take a page from Cryptics playbook.
Admittedly, this is what I hope for in an MMO. The ability to see a new race introduced into the works, allowing for a bit of a shift in power but not so much that it's overwhelming.
The only real problems I see are from how certain weapons are kinda not as powerful as first stated, but that's a little bit of a different issue. Some like it, some hate it, but it's Star Trek so at the end of the day, it's something people will still want to play.
All in all I find STO and all of the add ons, including Legacy of Romulus and Delta Rising make for an average, mass time waster game. There are many, many bugs in the game, a LOT of grinding that seems to make the background to everything in MMOs and the ground combat is poor to average. The space combat is very well done mind you and many an enjoyable moment is to be had both in the game missions and against other players. I think the game has a long way to go to be actually good and it is something of a shame that the makers don't spend more time on making an amazing game over making the game less playable unless you spend money. Now I want to be clear, I don't mind spending money on and in a good game but STO does not make the standard despite many may hours of playing it.
This game will put people on AFK Penalty in PvE if they spend most of the time maneuvering into position and range to get a shot. It also punishes the Medic ship for healing more than doing damage. All bug reports and GM query's are ignored.
They still have the same god awful customer service and "Slow" development team.
Why can't anyone see any statistics on the performance after battles to figure out why they keep getting an AFK Penalty in PvE?
If one can not obtain a report on the performance of their skills in PVE Queues, how can they figure out why they keep getting AFK Penalties?
There needs to be a measure in place and there needs to be an explanation as to why a person is on AFK Penalty. AFK is too broad of an explanation.
I'm glad I never put a dime into this game because ARC is the same god awful company that runs RF-Online.