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By: Tipa

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:53:48 +0000

I don't know if you can. I'd like to, though.



By: Longasc

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:30:53 +0000

I also move with the mouse and re-mapped several keys to mouse buttons 4 and 5 (fire all weapons, alt-space by default, for instance). I somehow did not see where I can bind WSAD to the shields, so I still have to use the arrow keys to adjust shields which is very awkward. Can I bind the shield recharge buttons left/right/front/rear to WSAD, and how do I do it? It would be enough if you can tell me that it is possible, then I would look harder in keybindings. :)



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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:02:11 +0000

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:17:37 +0000

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By: Pete S

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:50:55 +0000

Your single player battle video illustrates the best and worst of STO to me. When I got into my first battle like that it was a heck of a lot of fun. I loved it! But when I had a mission to destroy 8 (I think?) Orion Drydocks, and each one had a couple of ships guarding it, it turned into a pretty time consuming event. 3-4 minutes to take down an enemy adds up when you have to do is 16 times (and of course it can take even longer when you're facing a couple of baddies). By the last one it was feeling pretty boring. But hopefully things get more intricate at higher levels with more officers/skills. But that's why the open group system seems key. Closed beta was pretty sparsely populated and rarely did I enter a mission with someone else, but when I did the combat got both much more interesting and went much faster. This is one reason I'm wavering on the idea of pre-ordering. This might be the kind of game where I want to be in the same "level" range as lots and lots of players, for more open grouping.



By: Tipa

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:12:20 +0000

Yes, you can use an XBox controller to move your ship around, select targets and fire weapons. You'll still need to use your keyboard for stuff, and I haven't found any way to set what button on your controller does what. If I want to get into a huge fleet battle in EVE, first I have to join a PvP corp in nullsec, then spend millions fitting out a PvP-capable ship, which will likely get blown up in any encounter, necessitating a lot of ratting and mining to earn money for a replacement. If I want to get into a huge fleet battle in STO that is just as exciting, I queue up for a PvP match.... Aside from having space ships, the games are at opposite ends of a spectrum. EVE is deadly serious, and everything you do has a strategic component, from playing the market to manufacturing and on to system control. STO is far quicker in every respect. There's room for both games, but I'm not certain STO and EVE appeal to the same kinds of people.



By: Graktar

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 06:34:39 +0000

I wasn't able to watch the video, but I wanted to thank you for all your articles on STO. In response to Angry Gamer, can you play this with an xbox controller? I have one that I used with Champions online for a while and it worked pretty well. Tipa, as someone who likes EVE, do you recommend STO? Do you think someone who enjoys EVE would like this?



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Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:13:14 +0000

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By: Angry Gamer

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:04:55 +0000

Well I guess that's one reason to keep my XBOX 360....the controller