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Title: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: CaptainSampson 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.
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: Zach on 23 January 2010 08:08 PM
Actually I think its 27th that it begins, and the servers will be up 24/7
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: zetetic 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 ;)
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: Zach on 27 January 2010 10:26 AM
No pre-order bonuses in Head Start?
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: Nova on 27 January 2010 01:13 PM
Nope, Pre-order bonus dont start until the second of Feb
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: Zach on 27 January 2010 01:45 PM
THAT sucks - what on earth is the point in that?
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: CaptainSampson 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. 
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: Trekner 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.
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: Captain Hunt 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.
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: [RS]Devil-Jones-RSCO 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.

Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: Zach on 31 January 2010 08:18 PM
I hope that they give headstarters some kind of compensation, maybe some Cryptic Points or a free re-spec or something.
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: [RS]Devil-Jones-RSCO on 31 January 2010 10:27 PM
your joking right Zach ?
Title: Re: How much head start will you get.....
Post by: starbuck1771 on 31 January 2010 11:34 PM
No pre-order bonuses in Head Start?

Nope the bonuses are tied to the game registration code. I guess it is so that to get the bonuses you must fulfill the order.  :startrek078: