Daily Archives: January 30, 2010

STO – Into The Headstart

Last night and this morning I haven’t had much in the way of problems.  There is a graphics driver crash I seem to get once per session when I sit down to play.  The annoying part about the crash is that, afterwards the launcher has to verify all 98K files, which takes about 15 minutes.

I’ll have to check the forums to see if there is something I can do about the crash.  But I can officially move Star Trek Online into the “Games I Play” category on the side bar.

I made my first “live” character, Dwayne “Buck” Turgeson.  He goes by Buck.

Buck on Patrol

He is named after a football coach from my high school, though I decided not to go all the way and use his last name, so I pulled a last name from another “Buck.”

I noticed on making my character that I had access to the uniform style from The Next Generation movies.  I cannot recall, however, with all the myriad pre-order and special edition options, how I ended up with with access to this particular uniform option.  None of my retail order options should be available until I enter the key code from the package.

But I cannot complain.  It is a nice uniform set and you can play with the color options, so I swapped out color on the inner shirt for color on the jacket itself.  And then the shoes.  The shoes make the look.  Fun with color.  In fact, being able to play with the color options makes me wonder if I should have gone for the Digital Deluxe Edition which feature uniforms from the original series.

I was able to move through the tutorial pretty quickly, this being my third time through.  The points where you are in the same instance with other players were mildly crowded.  It was obvious that a lot of other people were starting off in the head start.

There was another patch update this morning, so Cryptic is obviously still in full make and mend mode.

And, as a quick aside for a friend who is stuck on the tutorial.

The Transporter is that way

And, on one more divergent topic, the Del Taco Cup Code Caption Contest is still WIDE OPEN as of this time.  Nobody has pulled out an obvious winner.  Somebody could come along with a Princess Bride quote and walk away with a code.