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First Impressions: Hands on with the T6 Rezreth Breen Dreadnought

First published on Dec 21st 2015 – Reposted for the console players. A Science Captain’s Drain-Build Sweet Spot Backstory: The Star Trek Online’s Winter Event has always been something I personally look forward to. Regardless of your skill level, or for that matter your rank (min 15), the Winter Event was an opportunity to have some fun, and purchase cool prizes from gameplay rewards. Players of all … Continue reading First Impressions: Hands on with the T6 Rezreth Breen Dreadnought

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Blast from the Past: TOS-Era Jayce’s Navy Interstellar

What? Did you think the Cryptic Cat was the only one writing and designing? We had Agents of Yesterday and the 50th Anniversary! So to celebrate those milestones, here’s a FULL issue of Jayce’s from the 23rd Century, recently recovered from a ship near the neutral zone! Special thanks to Thomas Marrone for his unwavering support as usual, and our lovely host, Lootcritter, for his … Continue reading Blast from the Past: TOS-Era Jayce’s Navy Interstellar

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Review: Echoes of Light – 4/5 Stars

Mission Brief Exploration-intense episode Trek-heavy dialogue that hints at multiple, complex storylines A pastiche of Trek source material and classic TV sci-fi Incredible environmental artwork Eminently repeatable Worthwhile, usable rewards 4/5 Stars SPOILERS AHEAD – but hey, it’s been 4 weeks since it’s release😉 It’s our first mission since the conclusion of the Future Proof storyline, and we are ready for some non-temporal adventures this time helping … Continue reading Review: Echoes of Light – 4/5 Stars

Tribble Update offers relief for PC players with lighting, resolution, and kit issues.

Coldsnapped just posted these updates for testing on Tribble with three fixes for the three main issues with the Artifacts release. Tribble has been updated to: ST.66.20161016a.10 General: Resolved an issue where some kits and kit modules had gone missing with the launch of the kit revamp. Resolved an issue where the resolution scale in the graphics options would default to a low setting. Resolved … Continue reading Tribble Update offers relief for PC players with lighting, resolution, and kit issues.

UPDATED: Issues continue to impact Day 2 of Artifacts release, some fixes work, full fix ETA TBD.

Let’s start this blog post by taking a deep breath, and by thanking CrypticSpartan for what can only be described as one hell of a 48-hours.  Between the forums, Reddit and redditchat – Spartan was there constantly answering questions and identifying issues, and generally helping us keep our collective heads on while the community deals with graphics and kit issues.  Over on the PWE side of the company, … Continue reading UPDATED: Issues continue to impact Day 2 of Artifacts release, some fixes work, full fix ETA TBD.

UPDATED: Oops – we got a leak, from Star Trek Online itself – T6 Intel Assault Cruiser

Release a T5, get a T6 Instead – wait, what? This morning’s release of the massive update accidentally included a T6 Intel Assault Cruiser – if you released and then re-acquired the T5 variant, you’d get the as-yet-unannounced T6.  Several reports drifted into me from players who were taking advantage of this momentary error.  Star Trek Online quickly removed the offending glitch from the shipyards, and … Continue reading UPDATED: Oops – we got a leak, from Star Trek Online itself – T6 Intel Assault Cruiser

Massive Holodeck Update

Hold onto your Butts New Featured Episode: Echoes of Light The new Featured Episode “Echoes of Light” has been added to the Featured Episode tab in the journal. This episode can be played by captains who are level 10 or higher. For more information, please visit the “Echoes of Light” blog: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10214203-new-featured-episode%3A-echoes-of-light New Fleet Holding: Starbase K-13 Rebuild the 23rd Century Starbase K-13, found after … Continue reading Massive Holodeck Update

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Guest Blogger SirBoulevard – STO: To Explore Strange New Worlds

Lootcritter here:  What started as a few comments on the state of the game, and our expectations on the upcoming release of the episode “Echos of Light” in r/sto, Staff game designer Jesse Heinig  and SirBoulevard joined the growing conversation on the status and  future of exploration in Star Trek Online.  While I have some very strong opinions on the matter – exploration is at the heart … Continue reading Guest Blogger SirBoulevard – STO: To Explore Strange New Worlds

Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Cardassian Keldon-class Cruiser Review

Lootcritter here:  Timberwolf is back with a review of the T6 Keldon, from the updated Infinity Lockbox released lass week on the PC. As always Timberwolf is a great source of information and new contributor over at The Pilot Review Show.  If you’re looking for advice I recommend you check out his YouTube channel ::Open Comms:: Ok, ever since I first obtained the Galor class in-game, I knew the … Continue reading Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Cardassian Keldon-class Cruiser Review

Guest Blogger Timberwolf: T5 Steamrunner/Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit Review

Lootcritter here:  Timberwolf is back with a review of the T5 Steamrunner, recently added to the Z-Store after a long period of being a Steam-Exclusive offering. As always Timberwolf is a great source of information and new contributor over at The Pilot Review Show.  If you’re looking for advice I recommend you check out his YouTube chan ::Open Communications:: Now, for those of you that follow me, I … Continue reading Guest Blogger Timberwolf: T5 Steamrunner/Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit Review

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The ‘2MilDil Shirt’ and other ramblings from Star Trek Las Vegas.

Warning: this long-ass blog post doesn’t disclose anything you don’t already know about Star Trek Online. In fact, I’ll allude to things without giving details which will frustrate the heck out of a few Redditors (Gird yourselves Tusken38, ruinthefun)  Also, an upfront apology: After meeting so many new people, if I don’t mention you by name (or handle), it’s ’cause I suck at remembering names … Continue reading The ‘2MilDil Shirt’ and other ramblings from Star Trek Las Vegas.