Archive for February 8th, 2010

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Your Orders, Commander

February 8, 2010

Another milestone reached! T’Androma is now Commander T’Androma of the heavy escort starship U.S.S. Savannah. After a visit to the Earth Spacedock for some new equipment (gotta put all those exploration badges to good use, after all), the new ship is prepped and ready to go. I’m finding that the difficulty of missions is steadily increasing as I level, so I’m guessing continuous upgrades to my set up will become more important from now on. Also, expect to see some new crew additions in the next few days as I start accruing and delegating more bridge officer points to fresh candidates. I’m starting to see an interesting mix of abilities available both in space and on the ground, so I can’t wait to try them out.

And of course, no promotion post is complete without a screenie of the new ship:

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The Difference a Little Lighting Makes

February 8, 2010

Ugh, all this time I had been robbing myself of a better visual experience and I never realized it until now. First of all, I have to say I hardly ever play games on the highest quality settings anyway; even though my computer has some pretty good specs, it still runs better if I’m not taxing all its resources. Thus far, I had been running Star Trek Online with the video quality bar two-thirds of way (at the default settings for “Recommended”), which I’d taken for granted. As such, I never bothered to check the advanced settings. Well, I finally fiddled with them today, did myself a favor and made only a single change that made all the difference.

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After

This might be a “no duh” thing to a lot of people, but I admit I’d simply accepted the default settings out of pure ignorance. As you can see, it’s definitely worth turning the lighting quality up to “high”, if your set up can handle it.

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