Quantum Game Leaping

I don’t ever remember stepping into a quantum accelerator, but I do remember sitting in front of a computer, writing this blog post, mostly because I’m doing it right now.

It seems that I’ve become the epitome of a quantum game leaper. Or hopper. Or Hip-hopper.

WHATEVER.

The point is this: I spent a month and a half in LOTRO and currently have a three month sub there. I switched to RIFT for five days, then moved to The Secret World for two weeks, then Star Trek Online for one week, and now I’m contemplating going to EVE Online to round out the pre-GW2 time.

At the same time, I want to maintain a sub to The Secret World, mostly because I want to see what Ragnar and Funcom do with their commitment to monthly updates. So… we’ll see what happens.

For now, I’ll keep leaping, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each leap will be the leap home.

A Star Trek Online Status Update

This will be a short post, but hopefully an insightful one.

I think the first thing I noticed when I began playing Star Trek Online was that everything felt faithfully recreated, from the ship interiors to the sound of phaser fire. It’s actually quite cool how that plays out.

One thing I was interested in seeing however was how ship combat worked, and while I’m still getting the hang of it, I can imagine that a lumbering behemoth of a ship would necessarily be difficult to maneuver, and while it is easy to play ship combat skirmishes, you still get that feeling of, “WTH, I’m PILOTING A SPACESHIP!”  The only thing that really keeps me from feeling 100% ecstatic about ship combat is that it makes me dizzy sometimes, so I have to take a break.

That said, I have a Joined Trill by the name of Victor in-game, and the name of my ship? Well… it’s as if I acted like the good Doctor from Voyager and gave myself an otherwise bland name, but yeah… it’s the USS Victorian.

I’ve signed up with a super-nice casual fleet by the name of The 3rd Fleet, and if I pass their screening, I should have more fun talking to people from around the world.

Expect more thoughts on the game real soon.

If Stillwater Enters Fluidic Space, is He Still Stillwater?

In trying to come up with a worthwhile title for this post, I’d basically exhausted my mind thinking of a title that did not have overt references to this particular science fiction franchise.

I think using my name in reference to a portion of the canonical space in that universe fits the idea of an unorthodox title.

What’s this all about, you say?

Well, I still have a sub to Rift, and I was thinking of cancelling the sub and not letting it renew since it’s a three-monther, so I was trying to find a game with a sub that I could enjoy casually as an alternative to playing Final Fantasy XIV.

I had settled on two possibilities before bed: heading to the stars courtesy of Star Trek Online, or going dystopian with the help of Fallen Earth. While I had played Fallen Earth previously, my connection issues with the game made it rather unplayable and turned me off from purchasing the game this round. As such, Star Trek Online became the de facto winner in my mind for “next MMO to try” when I got out of bed.

I’m currently downloading a patch for the game, but I’ve settled on a course of action that should be quite interesting.

If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll know that my favorite Star Trek series has to be Voyager, and it’s not because of Jeri Ryan playing Seven of Nine. It was because I thought Captain Janeway was an awesome Captain who upheld the ideals of the Federation in the most trying of circumstances, and because Robert Picardo was an excellent Emergency Medical Hologram.

Well, because of this, I’ve decided to take the long road and play a Science Officer who uses a Science-based ship, working my way to get the equivalent of the Voyager spacecraft and eventually retrofitting said Voyager-class spacecraft into its final form by the end of the series.

As members of the game community come up with new, exciting stories on the Foundry, I’ll also be taking a look at them and hopefully reviewing them for you.  That said, I’m in no rush and, so long as I have FFXIV and STO to keep me company, it should be an interesting couple of weeks here over at Games and Geekery Headquarters.

There’s just one thing though.

What the heck do I name my first ship? SUGGESTIONS MOST WELCOME!