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Offline CaptainSampson

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How much head start will you get.....
« on: 23 January 2010 08:05 PM »
Head start is from the 29th until the 1st.  How much will be you be able to play during that time.  Unfortunately, I can not get off work and will have limited time each of those days.  I might be able to make it to  :startrek027: by launch.  I know some people will probably be all the way to   :startrek025: or  :startrek016: haha.

Offline Zach

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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #1 on: 23 January 2010 08:08 PM »
Actually I think its 27th that it begins, and the servers will be up 24/7


Offline zetetic

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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #2 on: 27 January 2010 04:52 AM »
According to Cryptic, headstart starts Fri 29th.
I'll just be popping on to create my fleet. I don't really think its worth playing the game without my preorder bonuses ;)

Offline Zach

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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #3 on: 27 January 2010 10:26 AM »
No pre-order bonuses in Head Start?

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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #4 on: 27 January 2010 01:13 PM »
Nope, Pre-order bonus dont start until the second of Feb

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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #5 on: 27 January 2010 01:45 PM »
THAT sucks - what on earth is the point in that?


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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #6 on: 27 January 2010 02:37 PM »
It is an unintended consequence and I believe a dev posted that is was a design mistake that they wish they could do over. 

But the basic idea was that the 'perk' was tied to the RETAIL code (which you do not enter until the 2cd) instead of the Open Beta/Pre Order code.  It was feared that people could order the preorder from 5 different places, getting 5 different preorder codes.  Add them all to your account to get all the goodies.  but then only buy ONE retail copy and cancel the other pre-orders.

They admit they could have implemented it better. 

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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #7 on: 31 January 2010 12:43 AM »
well it took me just about 1 week to get to a captain ship.... and i have no life... and here's a pic of my captain cruiser.

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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #8 on: 31 January 2010 08:06 AM »
Personally, what I'm gonna do is take advantage of the four extra days to collect some loot and ECs to transfer to my Joined Trill when I get it.  I doubt I'll get past  :startrek022:  before the second anyway.


Offline [RS]Devil-Jones-RSCO

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Re: How much head start will you get.....
« Reply #9 on: 31 January 2010 07:03 PM »
you aint very limited head star in Star Trek Offline due to all the down time, i is a amazing game just very very very bad servers and they can claim it is " unexpected " all they like but if it is so unexpected why does it always happen at about the same times twice a day for about the same length of time.

the game it's self is excellent but this joke of a head start that people have PAID for is going to very quickly put people off and reduce the game to ended up as just another second rate Star Trek game that dies a quick death due to incompetent developers.

what makes this even more annoying than the previous games is that it is such a good game and so enjoyable.