I can see Finland from here!
It's the Star Trek Online open beta and I'm getting rather excited already. My bf showed me the new Trek film a couple weeks back, which happened to wake up the hibernating trekkie in me (used to watch TNG and DS9 as a kid), which in turn made me watch the Original Series and fall in love with
I played around a little with the character creator, which allows you to make delightedly odd-looking aliens in addition to canon races. I rolled a wonderful motley-faced alien with the biggest ears ever, but the servers disconnected before I could save him/her/it and when I got back I just quickly rolled a Vulcan girl to get into the game before the next disconnect.
There are some nice little details here and there, like the floating dead borg dude outside the window.
I must say I really love the audio in STO. The sound effects are spot on and the music is very nice. Sadly that's not something I can convey through screenshots, but I can guarantee the atmosphere really feels like Trek :D.
Space combat was very difficult for me at first, since I've never actually played any kind of flying game (kept trying to strafe with Q and E all the time - which just caused my ship to slow to a crawl). I did get better at it after some practice, and had lots of fun when I warped to a certain system and found myself in a group with other players, trying to fight off tons of enemy ships.
U.S.S. Cheeseprobe, ready for action!
*waits for launch*