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Star Trek Fleet Command
« on: July 10, 2022, 10:10:15 PM »
After seeing another ad with major Star Trek actors in it telling me to play Star Trek Fleet Command... I finally did because they put it on PC. It was originally a phone app. I don't know much else about the game except it has some nice visuals and is supported by Paramount and it has lots of nicely done characters you'll know if you're a Trek fan.

STFC is no Star Trek Online... but, for what it is - a 4x game with timers on most everything, it looks pretty darn interesting and I had fun in my 30 minutes or so of play so far.

I got into a Fleet(?) with the push of a button and with the push of another button was getting help from Fleeties minutes later to speed up my productions. I didn't have to come up with a character name (but I can) or even give an e-mail address...! I win all my space battles and know how to fix my ship and upgrade my crew and base (sorta). There's also been some exploration and building so far in the game.

A nice visual representation of Geordi La Forge led the tutorial and I have a nice visual representation of Deanna Troi in my crew.

I just dropped a game due to I have no time for 3.. so I dunno where this is gonna go. But, hey, it's Trek! And it's got Paramount backing and you can see TV ads with some of the main Trek characters and it looks cool, has been entertaining, and I'm sure there's some other Trek fans here, so.... There ya go. What else do you really need to know..?

Check it out if you get bored! Might be a good game to play at work... or for when you just wanna Trek out a lil without getting into something as huge as STO.
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Re: Star Trek Fleet Command
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2022, 02:50:03 PM »
Soooo I spent some hours playing, and... I'll be darn it's pretty fun.

One standout, is, you don't go through any of that registering business.. No coming up with a username/toon name or figuring out what e-mail address to share. When I installed the game apparently it stamped it with my unique ID and away we go. How that might work out down the line I have no way of knowing but my initial reaction is YAY. CHEER. These two little things are actually 2 huge things to be able to skip on starting a new game. They are to me anyway and I can't remember ever being able to do it before so it seems worth mentioning and applauding.

There's tons of missions in this game and tons of 3d models of ST characters. That right there should satisfy most Trek fans. I mean, you don't have to go far to get me to play a Trek game. My first PC game ever was a Trek game which was a tough choice between it and the first Might and Magic(?) and the first King's Quest(?) and(?).

Star Trek: The Rebel Universe. The title just popped into my head. I ended up getting those other games later on and many many more but Star Trek (for over 50 bucks even way back then!) was my first.

Anyway, yay.

Oh, and, if you doooo try it.. I do believe they use peer to peer on their installs if you don't disable it and their launcher runs in the background until you exit the game... Naughty Naughty. But if you're playing a Trek game you're probably smart enough to figure that out.
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Re: Star Trek Fleet Command
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2022, 10:42:11 PM »
Why did Star Trek Online never get a great TV ad with actual Trek characters like this game does?? pffft. Great and TV ad normally never even go together. This game is good but STO is huuge - it should get some luv too.
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Re: Star Trek Fleet Command
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2022, 11:41:07 PM »
Especially given how many of the actors reprised their roles to voice their characters in STO.
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Re: Star Trek Fleet Command
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 07:51:57 PM »
Especially given how many of the actors reprised their roles to voice their characters in STO.

It's true! There's a lot of Trek luv in STO.

Which got me thinking... Why am I playing a phone app that just came to PC about Star Trek, when, I could be playing the ultimate Trek game that I also spent a lot of time developing characters in and always enjoy playing when I do play. If I'm gonna put precious game time into a Trek game then why not STO.

So I went back to STO and hey I even still have one of my mains in a good Fleet. Ran a patrol... Took me like 3 minutes to figure out why my weapons weren't firing and then all was good and it was fun.

Then... I saw that goofy ST Fleet Command ad again and wasn't ready to be done with the game yet.

I like STFC because it's new (to me)... and because I can feel like I'm progressing without much commitment - just log in a few times or so a day for a few minutes or so. And I like it because it's Trek, and, they have lots of character models, and, there's lots of new buttons to click and places to go and things to see.

STFC is Paramount... STO is CBS. Paramount does like to stamp its name on Trek things. Maybe that's why we see STFC ads and not STO. With Paramount's seeming desire to own all things Trek, STO is one of the few Trek things Paramount's not hoarding.

I'm not looking forward to the PvP as it feels like I might have to start putting in actual effort at that point. So, I'm upgrading every single thing that doesn't force me into it, first.

Oh hey! One thing STFC has that STO doesn't (afaik!)... Lower Decks characters.. I can have Lower Decks characters in my STFC crew hehe.
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Re: Star Trek Fleet Command
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2022, 11:15:20 PM »
Now I see why they make chat small and unreadable unless you expand it to take up half the screen (your only two options), which, you probably won't want to do for long due to... it takes up half the screen.

Chat in this game is nonstop toxic. I can log in any day of the week anytime day or night and nearly always find people bickering. On and on and on..

There is sooooo little talk about Trek and playing the game. I get the impression that many/most couldn't care less that it even is a Trek or space game - it's just a random pvp game to them. It's more about being in the military and how crappy person X is. And how you can't be a good player unless you buy your way there with more cash than the next person did.  Sooo much elitism..

Star Trek Online has a lot of military people in it too which is why I wanted to get my dad into it and almost did but we ran out of time. STO isn't so in your face about it. Well, and, as far as I remember we all pretty well stuck to playing the game. And most/all(?) were actual Trek/Space fans.


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Re: Star Trek Fleet Command
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2022, 01:47:53 AM »
About STFC global (Galaxy) chat it must thankfully be noted that there are more than one servers, and, you can't see what the other servers are saying. Tried a quick google.. I don't know how many there are.

I don't know what their numbering system is but we just got raided by server 80something in a cross-server event.

So, when I was commenting on STFC chat I was giving all servers a bad rap. I'm only seeing one. My bad..
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Re: Star Trek Fleet Command
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 02:33:32 AM »
This is a pretty darn good phone game. I don't usually get into phone games much... I mean.. they're tiny... I'm used to playing on a large screen tv.. And I always seem to end up mashing buttons to get them to work. STFC is fairly easy to play on a phone and when I hit a button it nearly always knows. It's a very similar experience to playing STFC on PC.

So, my imaginary magazine rack next to the toilet has been replaced and this will probably be my new go-to game on the stationary bike for awhile too, now.

Oh and you can play on the same servers with the same account on the Phone as you can on PC. Handy. But then you have to share your e-mail address and make a Scopely account.. Not so handy. So, I made a new account for the new magazine rack and might just stay on a different server (I can move one time up to level 12) just to see what I'm missing.

Incursions... 

STFC just completed their first one since I started. I wasn't high enough level (pvp enabled) to participate (I'm building up first... I hope that's what I'm doing anyway...) but from what I gather your server gets another server designated as its target and you can go there (and can come back) and are recalled 24(?)ish hours later. During your... visitation you are free to plunder at will anyone who's unshielded and pvp enabled (like you can on your home server). I don't know how level ranges work for pvp yet but from what I gather once you are pvp enabled there is a wide level range you can attack/be attacked by. So it's fight or hide or shield (makes you invul and can be activated during combat, and, automatically occurs for 10 minutes for free (1-2 hour refresh) when someone pings you - to give you time to put up one of your own shields, which, come in sizes like.. 4-8 hours and 1-7 days) or share time for the invaded servers. Shields can be earned, daily, for free, by doing usually not-so-difficult Dailies. Up to like... 20hrs of shield per day I think? 12 for sure.

I never thought I would root for an opposing server in a pvp game... but I sure did, here.. It was the best 24 hours of Global/Galaxy chat since I started playing... That's what spurred my apology, above, about Galaxy Chat. I found out there are many more than 1 servers and I only see one, and, the one I had been seeing is not what I would call representative of the best of STFC chat.

After we got our @sses handed to us in the Incursion....

The improvement in Galaxy Chat has remained. Less elitism (LOL) and bickering and non-game chat. Definitely changed my attitude towards the better towards the STFC community.

Anyway, that's all I've got for now.. I seem to keep advancing in this game and am enjoying the new magazine rack.



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Re: Star Trek Fleet Command
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2022, 04:28:11 PM »
You know what, for pvp that has such simple rules, that's all that ppl seem to do is argue about them... (As I wait for battle reports that never come...) There are people that I talk to in different Alliances in STFC that are actually extremely similar, the dirty pirates, and they think they have nothing in common when in fact they play the game exactly the same.

For example... people cannot seem to grasp the concept that the alliance PIRATE'S Life... is made up of PIRATES! It's what they do. They follow the pirate's code.. The difference between them and real pirates is they follow the Server Code, too. They lawfully pirate. But people don't get why they do it. DAMMIT it's the PIRATE ALLIANCE... get it? Nuuu.... No they do not. The person I talk with in that alliance (after he pirated me repeatedly...) explaaaaained to me the Pirate's Code and that he falls asleep on the keyboard following it. It's what they do... It's why he joined their alliance. To play pirate..

Seems simple huh? I mean I just started playing the game weeks ago and there's ppl been there for years haven't figured that out yet. They're not obscure they're probably the top Alliance in the game when it comes to points.
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