So, as some of you know, quite some time ago I was pretty heavily into “Star Trek Online.” You might wonder why I was into this game, for in many ways, especially back then (2010-11), the game is sub-par. Back then, though, the appeal for the game in my book was simply that it was Star Trek, and I did have a love for the story-telling and the naval nature of the various TV series, but particularly Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. STO was a game that provided a rich atmosphere with a lot of customization, and given the nature of the game it was the type of place where you could truly get into some awesome role-playing if you looked around for it.
Yet, my tenure there was only about a year, ending in February 2011 after a great drama outburst tore apart several friendships and all-but-ruined the fleet that I was a part of back then. When most people ended up going their separate ways, I found myself doing so too. I drifted off into a brief experiment with the original version of “Final Fantasy XIV,” then settled on “RIFT” for several months, and then drifted between games until “Guild Wars 2” was finally released in the summer of 2012. I must admit, in some ways, I am actually surprised the fleet I was in made it as far as it did for as long as it did, but with communities of its nature, it seems about right that it lasted a year at best and then was torn asunder.
Today, though, I found myself flirting with the idea of giving it a shot again, not really as a primary game or anything, just something to mess with on the side. However, despite all the cool things that have been added to the game since 2011, I still could not bring myself to jump on in. There were too many old characters with old memories attached to them, and it just didn’t sit quite right with me yet. Besides that, I don’t really know anyone that actively plays the game right now, so it’d mainly be me leveling up some new characters and looking for some fun RP on the side, but nothing real or serious.
Or maybe that’s a good thing? I don’t know.
I do know, though, that I am not a big fan of this Arc platform they use now, where you can get all their games on one big launcher, though I can see why they created it.
All I know is that STO and I have a varied past, and I’m not sure it is worth jumping into. However, maybe someone that has played the game since 2011 can provide me with some good advice as to whether or not it is worth it in the end. So…Anyone care to weigh in?