Open beta starts today (6PM UK), there are keys available all over the place.
Had the opportunity to play all day Sunday in closed beta.
You know what, I could write a 6 page review for you but I'll just give you this.
I played 10 hours straight and it wasn't until I was dragged away (kicking and screaming
) that it dawned on me that I'd spent the whole time in the 'starter area'. You remember those right? Rats, Scorpions, wolves, spiders? STO feels like no other MMO I've ever played. Ground combat is getting a bit of kicking for being dull and samey but when you think about it, how 'exciting' is killing 10 rats and collecting 10 wolf pelts in the early levels of a game?
Space combat tho.. WOW.. boy does it kick the behind out of anything I've ever seen. At level 5 (which was about 5 hours in) I was fighting alongside a whole fleet of Federation ships, swarmed by Klingon ships and everyone was having such a blast.
Here's your box quote
"STO feels like end-game content the minute you finish the tutorial."