Well, I'm not as thrilled with "Star Trek Online" as I wanted to be. It's not that it doesn't capture the flavor of Trek... it does, and quite accurately. The problem is that it is 99% a flight sim with lasers and photon torpedos.
Have I mentioned I hate flight sims?
I would be much happier if it was even %50 flight sim and %50 away team missions, but so far beaming down to the planet is very, very rare. And it sucks.
I guess that my problem with flight sims and dogfighting games is that I have to put the majority of my concentration into flying my plane, ship, or whathaveyou. So much effort, just to keep the enemy in the crosshairs. Then I keep having to remember which button fires the weapon, how to route more power to the shields, all this while turning loop-de-loops. I'm sure the guy fans just LOVE this.
Me, I'd rather be running diplomatic missions.
Maybe as I level my ship won't feel like a sluggish drunkard to steer, but right now I'm hate hate HATING it. And no, a joystick controller won't help, assuming they're enabled. I tried that with Star Wars Galaxies and it just made my flying a different kind of complex.
Sigh. Well, at least I won't have to figure out where to come up with $240 for a lifetime subscription.