Despite the Star Trek line about boldly going where no on has gone before (which is right there on the back of the box), we’re now talking about an MMO and so anything I do will be more like boldly going where many, many people have gone before.
Which isn’t always a bad thing.
For example, I did not have to worry too much about figuring out how to claim my pre-order items. By the time I was ready for that, Potshot already had a post up with instructions.
That lead me to the C-Store where I had four items to redeem in the “special unlocks” tab.
The USS Enterprise (which isn’t actually what it is called when you get it, and you can change even that name) was my GameStop pre-order bonus.
The not-so-unique Red Matter Capacitor is from the Collectors edition.
The title “Ambassador” marks me as a lifetime subscriber; either a proud badge of honor or a great big “L” on my forehead, depending on how you view that subscription option.
[Edit: Per the comments section, “Ambassador” is apparently not for lifetime subs, it is for people who made STO forum accounts before a certain date. The either/or aspect of what that means probably still applies though!]
And then yes, Virginia, there is a Del Taco shuttle. Apparently a single code will get you that in-game item.
Not that I am sure as to how useful it is. So far all I’ve seen it do is follow me around in space.
Plus it takes up a slot on your ship that could otherwise be used for… say… a unique red matter capacitor.
Still, it is mine! I have one! And should the next patch make is suddenly start spewing out gold-pressed latinum, I’ll be set… though I might have to unlock the Ferengi playable race to spend it.
The big item though is the ship, the Constitution class cruiser.
This ship is more cool than I thought it would be. Flying around in it puts me far more in the “Trek” mood that the standard starter ship. It is going to be tough to let this ship go when it comes time to upgrade.
Even combat seems a bit more fun with that ship.
Other than that, the opening night seemed to be… smooth. A lot of the things that I complained about during open beta and the head start weekend were not present last night. I didn’t spend a lot of time online, but enough to do a few missions, fly around, and say hello to Tipa. I missed her inaugural day bridge party and the accompanying games of smear the Klingon and whatever they were doing with those tribbles.
Then again, it was a Tuesday night. Friday is likely to bring a much heavier load.
At least Cryptic knows and is admitting that capacity will be an issue.
We shall see what the weekend brings.