Offensive Space Combat in Three Steps

Just keep these three basic principles in mind and you'll be fine:

  1. Keep all your weapons pointed at the enemy
  2. Concentrate fire on specific sections of your enemy's shields.
  3. When shields drop, finish them off with a torpedo strike. Don't forget to use abilities like 'High Yield' before firing.

Star Trek Online Space Combat: Defense

Now, keeping in mind that your enemies are probably going to be using all the tactics described in the offensive combat section against you, it’s important to think about how you will counter those tactics.

First, never allow all of your enemy’s fire to fall upon one section of your shields. Don’t charge in headfirst to a group of enemies if your front shields can’t take the onslaught. Maneuver your ship so that you give your shields a chance to recover when they get low. If your right shield is getting pounded, for example, turn your ship so that the left side is taking most of the damage while you wait for it to recover.

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I realize this contradicts some offensive strategy regarding keeping all weapons pointed at the enemy, but survival should always be your first priority. If you’re using phaser banks, however, you can constantly flip between firing left and right without losing any weapon damage.

Don’t be afraid to reallocate shield strength using the HUD if necessary. If you just can’t shake that Orion ship that’s behind you, rerouting some power to the rear shield may just save your life. Just don’t forget to even your shields back out after the fight.

Likewise, managing your ship’s power levels can give your shields a much-needed boost when a Star Trek Online mission has you facing multiple opponents. If you find your shields drain too quickly while you’re in the thick of things, consider reallocating power to your shields before you enter the fight. Your weapons will be slightly less effective, but you will find that you can survive much longer when shield power is set to 100.

Use healing powers like 'Shield Recharge' sooner rather than later. Once you hit about 50% or so on one shield, it’s probably a good time to hit that button. Many of these powers also reduce the amount of incoming damage, so it makes sense to use them during a fight rather than after. They can be literal lifesavers when used effectively.

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Defensive Space Combat in Three Steps

Keep these defensive basics in mind while fighting any encounter:

  1. Spread enemy damage out over multiple shields.
  2. Manage shield power and ship power levels to maximize survivability.
  3. Don’t save your healing powers, use them as soon as necessary.

Star Trek Online space combat is honestly pretty simple. Do the most damage possible to your enemy while taking as little as possible. Spread damage out on your own shields while concentrating it on specific sections of the enemy’s. Good captains are constantly maneuvering their ships, jockeying for the best possible attack position while protecting their own shields and ship. It may take a little while to get the hang of it, but doing both simultaneously will be second nature before you know it.

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About the game:
Title:Star Trek Online
Status: Released
Developer: Cryptic Studios
Publisher:Perfect World Entertainment
Star Trek Online (STO) is a free to play 3D Sci-Fi MMORPG based on the popular Star Trek series. In this massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship or they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy. Journey to strange new worlds, create brand new missions and take part in epic ground and space missions.
Players will have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction (Starfleet Academy, Deep Space Nine, The First City of Qo’noS and more), reach out to unexplored star systems, and make contact with new alien species. Players can also design and create their own content to share with their friends and the entire Star Trek Online community using The Foundry toolset.

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Star Trek Online Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
Processor: Intel dual-core 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 + 3800
Memory Ram: 1GB
Hard Disk Space: At least 10GB of free Space
Video Card: ATI Radeon X1800 or NVIDIA GeForce 7950
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