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Unofficial STO FAQ

g8

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Report this Sep. 11 2004, 6:13 pm

Since there is already a large amount of traffic and interest for Star Trek Online (STO) there will be many frequently asked questions (FAQ).   This is an initial attempt to compile many of those questions in one place.  All submissions welcome!

General Questions

-Where can I get official info about STO?
http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/gaming/online/index.html

-Is there an official FAQ?
Yes, located at
http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/gaming/news/article/6632.html or here 20050121


-Are there other forums?
A few, and more forming every day.
http://forum.stgu.com/
http://stonline.sfcommand.net/forum/index.php
http://boards.stratics.com/php-bin....lopment
http://vnboards.ign.com/board.asp?brd=22774  20040923
http://www.startrek-online.net/community/index.php  20041014
http://www.stcd.sgnonline.com/forum/index.php?h=1&pf=97&c=65  registration required to read 20041018
http://www.scifiuniverse.net/forums/  down at last update

-Are there other STO news or fan sites?
http://online.stgu.com/
Initial discussion here.
Google News for Star Trek Online
http://sto.stratics.com 20040917
http://gaming.trekpulse.com/startrekonline/  20041019

-Is there an IRC channel?
There is no official channel at this time. There are a couple unofficial ones:
#startrekonline at server irc.quakenet.org
#startrek at server irc.stratics.com

-Are there any interviews with the developers?
IGN Interview with Joe Keene and Chris McKibbin
HomeLAN Interview with Joe Keene 20040915

-Are there any Crews (Guilds/Clans) formed for STO?
Eratimus has formed the first Crew and a list with more soon to follow:
Initial list here.

Game Questions:

-Will there be currency in the game?
Unknown at this time but the initial discussion on the topic is
here

-Will there be PVP in the game?
This is addressed in the Official FAQ but the initial discussion on the topic is
here.

-Will there be ranks?
Unknown at this time but the initial discussion is here.

-Will we have to go through Starfleet Academy?
Unknown at this time but the initial discussion is here.

-How will death be handled?
Unknown at this time but the initial discussion is here.

-How will AFK be handled?
Unknown at this time but the initial discussion is here.

-Is there a signup for the beta?
No, nor is it known yet if there ever will be one.  There is no official beta signup.  
However, there is an informal thread started by members of the official forum who would like to be included in any testing located here.

-What will the system requirements be?
Unknown at this time but the initial discussion is here.

-Will there be support for multiple monitors?
Unknown at this time but the initial discussion is here.

Official Forum Questions:

-Where can I introduce myself?
Thunderwulf has started an introduction thread here.

-Are there any polls?
Plenty.
Is PVP crucial to the success of the game?
Possible playable races?
Which race would you choose? Poll by Perpetual!
What race would you be?
What is your favorite Federation race?
What government would you support?
Crew or not to crew a ship?
Is the game worth a monthly fee?
How much would you pay?
Should STO be released for OS X at game launch?
What Starfleet profession would you play?
Should time travel be part of STO?
How much of a ship should be accessible?
What class of ship would you like to crew?
What non-Federation race would you be?
Should we be able to use nicknames?
Should we be able to use shuttlecraft?
Should we have one or many accounts per CD key?
What kind of missions should be in the game?
What areas of the ship would you like to see?
In which timeframe would you like to play?

(If you copy any of this info to another site please include a link or reference to the original source at http://boards.startrek.com/community/messages.html)

Last updated 20041025

TemporalShifter

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Report this Sep. 11 2004, 9:04 pm

Good thinking. This should be a sticky. Provides a lot of useful information to the community.

TheEngineer

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Report this Sep. 12 2004, 1:28 am

Good work!

:;):

g8

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Report this Sep. 12 2004, 1:33 pm

Added favorite federation race poll.

g8

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Report this Sep. 15 2004, 3:38 pm

Added Mac release, Starfleet profession, and time travel polls.

g8

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Report this Sep. 23 2004, 4:01 am

added honeLAN interview, 'death' question and stratics fan site.

HL

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Report this Sep. 23 2004, 3:04 pm

Good resource you're putting together.  Pinning at the top for easy access and visibility.

WaterTiger

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Report this Oct. 18 2004, 12:02 pm

The Star Trek Gamers Directory has opened an STO section for forums, even though this game is in very, very early stages of develpment. Harry and Perpetual are there answering what they can.

This is an already active Trek community and a good resource.

http://www.stcd.sgnonline.com/forum/

g8

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Report this Oct. 18 2004, 7:59 pm

Added startrek-online.net and sgnonline.com forums.

ColonelGraff

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Report this Oct. 26 2004, 1:07 pm

I keep getting a 404 for stratics sto site, any ideas what's happening there?

Eratimus

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Report this Nov. 02 2004, 11:34 am

Nice idea g8.

TheBorgz

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Report this Nov. 11 2004, 10:58 pm

When will this game be realesed? Will there be any charge for it? if so how much?

---Off topic Question---
Do you think HALO 2 is going to affect the time this game is going to be realesed?

Valksir

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Report this Dec. 11 2004, 9:25 pm

Hi, new here, but not to Trek.  I'm old enough to remember that, in San Diego, California, the day Next Gen started, there was a 6.4 earthquake that morning that rocked me out of bed.  That's all you need to know about my age, hehe.

Anyway, the big questions are this:  I know there will be starships that can be explored in, and I know crews can commandeer a ship, as a crew, to solve missions.  However, Star Trek has ALWAYS been about crews sticking together on one ship for the duration of their assignment(s) together.  So, will the game be designed around this concept?  If so, how will intrigue and issues aboard starships, in between missions, be dealt with?

You can't be fighting against the Romulans ALL the time, and it makes NO sense to have players on-planet ALL the time, so I just need to have clarified for me how starships will actually work?

ColonelGraff

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Report this Dec. 12 2004, 2:52 pm

Most of the answers to your questions are being discussed right now in various threads in this section- I wouldn't wait on anyone answering you in this thread, all of the 'regulars' in this section are only interested in promoting their own ideas and grooming themsleves to look good later on, brown nosers basically.

Valksir

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Report this Dec. 12 2004, 3:09 pm

That's kind of a fatalistic way to look at your fellow trekkers, isn't it?  I've seen it before, but still...

Thanks for the info, anyway.  I'll have to look around these boards and see what you mean.  Fortunately, I don't try to brown nose or get things my way.  I learned a while ago that rarely, if ever, works. :D

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