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Lack of Trekkie friends

posted Apr 30, 2012 10:33:02 by gerandude
I lack friends that are interested in these sort of games, any suggestions?
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TimC said Apr 30, 2012 13:49:43
Play it with your non-trekkie friends! I play it with a bunch of distinctly non-trekkie types and they love it. You need people who are interested in computer games, but other than that it has a very broad appeal. Just persuade some friends to bring some laptops over and give it ago. But don't plan to be doing anything else for the rest of the day...
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gerandude said May 01, 2012 14:18:18
Hmm, problem number 1 solved.
Created problem number 2.

Lack of friends that like this kind of game. (I'm 14, but still totally ADORE this game,good thing I have my sister who likes to command me to be captain, or else I would never be able to play this game.)
I still would like to play this game with a full crew, and who understand the ST universe, I've been "studying" it since I was 8, so, hehe, problem.
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Charlie said May 02, 2012 04:52:12
Don't feel bad, I think people "in general" are just not interested in anything. I hate when people say "they don't like video games". Honestly I just don't relate, it's almost like people just don't enjoy life, and they prefer just to let it all pass by.
My advise is to be poised and ready, and keep your fingers crossed. I kinda feel "you can lead a horse to water...but if he wants to die of dehydration thats his accord, after all you're dealing with the mentality of a horse"
Like I said try to be poised and ready just incase, truthfully if no one ever took initiative, nothing would ever happen.
I would suggest pointing out that "it's basically a battleship game" but I deal with similar attitudes, people just don't like anything.
Makes me think of "Green eggs and ham"..."I would not, could not try a game...I do not like them just the same"
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gerandude said May 02, 2012 16:42:16
What you say is true. But I'm still to young to search for people to play this game with on the internet, and none of my friends in-general are fans of a little slower paced team based combat. Combine that with them not giving a shit about co-op games, I've got a tricky situation.
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Hissatsu said May 03, 2012 11:48:09
I have NO trekkie friends.

Well, my wife and i, we watched ST:TNG, she also watched some ST:TOS and i watched some ST:E, and thats it. We have star fleet uniform but only because we attended to one birthday party and wanted to cosplay something "spacy" since the one who had birthday loves Star Wars.

Nevetheless, me and my friends and acquintances have GREAT fun playing Artemis. You can watch a video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3iFwsh0f7U

Just invite everybody. Dont make them appreciate the trekky part of it if they dont like that. This game has so many sides and is very deep.
* You can roleplay a ship's crew, unrelated to ST specifics. It feels very submarine-like actually, if you dont use main screen for front/back/left/right often).
* You can play this as a competition, take it to the limits, and become a "pro" team, and brag about beating high difficulty on a scout.
* You can play this as a cooperative pc game
* You can play this along with beer just to make fun of each other (our pilot gets drunk after 1 litre of beer often cos he's thin, and we often make fun out of him since he fails miserably) etc.

There are so many ways to enjoy Artemis! All you need is to gather together at least 2 friends for demo or at least 3 friends for full game (GM console for capitain as a substitute of capitain's map, man Helms, Weaps and Engi, and make wep do comms when you're out of combat). And you'll need enough PC's. Then - tell them how to play (takes ~30 minutes tops), and then start having fun!
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JosephBranson said Sep 21, 2012 06:33:08
I have a similar problem: My friends are all "sci-fi" fans, but I'm the only true "trekkie." Where do you live? I can always use another Trek fan on my Bridge...
I've been flying ships since before you were born, sad little Earth-monkey! -Zim
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FFDilithiumCryst said Sep 22, 2012 08:17:43
To Hissatsu:

You do know that this guy is underage right?

I'm not sure about you but I won't be drinking beer.....

SPARKLING CIDER WILL DO THE TRICK!!!! You can burp/belch all night!
Why? Because I believe in "A good health = A good crew"

TAKE THAT PHILOSOPHY!!!
The U.S.S. 結晶 (Crystal) in Fremont, CA is now operational as of November 3, 2012.
Win Count: 5-0 (between LV. 4-8)
Pronounced: Kesshō

"残り物には福がある."
"Luck exists in its leftovers."
-----Unknown
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PirateGent said Sep 22, 2012 17:30:52
goto - www.sfi.org - that's the Starfleet, the International Star Trek Fan Association. I know of at least three or four chapters that have become hooked on Artemis. If the local group to you hasn't heard of Artemis.... introduce them to it!

Best of luck.
Edward
Baton Rouge, LA
www.BRStarTrek.com
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FFDilithiumCryst said Sep 23, 2012 04:33:26
I tried looking "Artemis" up on their search engine, but it couldn't find anything related.

Can you post the actual address link that shows they heard of it?
The U.S.S. 結晶 (Crystal) in Fremont, CA is now operational as of November 3, 2012.
Win Count: 5-0 (between LV. 4-8)
Pronounced: Kesshō

"残り物には福がある."
"Luck exists in its leftovers."
-----Unknown
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PirateGent said Sep 23, 2012 06:15:10
The four chapters that I know of that have/are playing are:

USS Justice - New Jersey
USS Corsair - Louisiana
Ark Angel Station - Texas
USS Loma Prieta - San Francisco

My suggestion was to find a local chapter through the STARFLEET Website
(Chapter look up - http://www.sfi.org/portal/index.php?option=com_sobi2&tag=California&Itemid=388 )

And if I'm reading your sig line correctly the local chapter for Fremont, CA is the USS EAGLE
http://www.sfi.org/portal/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&sobi2Id=98&Itemid=388

Hope that helps

Edward
Baton Rouge, LA
www.BRStarTrek.com
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FFDilithiumCryst said Sep 24, 2012 04:12:35
(Looks at map of the REGION 4 FLAGSHIP: USS Eagle's location)

Darn it! Its location is in the opposite direction of home.....and 15 blocks away from college.
If only they were closer.......

I guess I still have to keep recruiting people.......

"Damn it all!!!!"
-------------Inuyasha
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The U.S.S. 結晶 (Crystal) in Fremont, CA is now operational as of November 3, 2012.
Win Count: 5-0 (between LV. 4-8)
Pronounced: Kesshō

"残り物には福がある."
"Luck exists in its leftovers."
-----Unknown
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PirateGent said Sep 27, 2012 04:27:08
You'll have to contact them to see where and when and how often they meet.

I know our chapter usually meets at a local library but several events are hosted at people's homes.
Edward
Baton Rouge, LA
www.BRStarTrek.com
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