Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gaming: Set Phasers to "Pick Me!"

Now that I've already signed up... uh, now that Tuesday is here, I thought it'd be a good time to let y'all know that the new Star Trek Online MMO has gone into closed Beta. If pretending to captain a starship or going on away missions is your "thang", then you might want to type as fast as your little fingers can and sign up. Go to http://www.startrekonline.com/ and you'll see the graphic for signing up. Twice. If you miss it, I don't think I can help you. :D

There are already reviews up from people who got to see it at recent conventions, but honestly some of them have very poor writing skills. Even once you get past the poor grammar, it's hard to tell what they actually thought about the experience. It looks more like an "I was there!" post than an actual review.

Still, I'm excited. "Champions Online" is another MMO by Cryptic, and I'm fairly satisfied with the ability they've shown in that game to create a fun and varied experience. Now excuse me while I hit the refresh button on my email account while chanting "Pick Me!" over and over.


  1. Application submitted!

    I've never played an MMO before, so I'm doubtful I'll be chosen for this "mission". :)

    Once it officially drops you can show me the ropes.

  2. Absolutely!

    Really, MMO gaming is no different than, say, playing an RPG on an Xbox360 on the Live! network. You'll have some annoying kids, some grief players, and some really cool people.

    I'm confident you'll find it easy and fun! We'll definitely have to group together. :D

  3. Don't take my geek card away or anything, but I've never played an RPG either. I sort of get the concept, missions/quests, collecting items, some type of battles, leveling.

    Not sure about the actual gameplay though, like what you would actually do during a given session.