While I’m a fan of both Star Wars and Star Trek, I’ve long been more of a Trekkie. So I was excited to discover the Star Trek Online banner while surfing around fanfiction.net. At least I’m not too behind the times–it was released January 17th. I spent pretty much all day yesterday and overnight to this morning downloading and installing it and hope to have time today to try it out. Here’s how it’s described at its home site startrekonline.com:
In this free-to-play massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy.
Players will have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. With Episode Missions, every moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the star.
I’m especially interested to see what the combat system is like, because there’s ground and space combat, apparently. Once I get running, I’ll post my character name, and invite everyone else to do the same!