Sneak Peek? Iconian Ships?

Coming from the same source as the Command Ships, we now get to see what appears to be some unfinished artwork on possible Iconian ships.  I have wrongly speculated in the past on what something might be for, but who knows? You be the judge.  The 22 most recent images can be found here. Speculation:  The images are recent, contain elements from materials released in … Continue reading Sneak Peek? Iconian Ships?

Tachyon Beam of Doom got you down? Check out this very helpful Reddit post.

As always the wise sages of /r/sto have some very welcome advice on how to deal with the new ISA Tachyon Beam of Doom.  Y’know – the changes that borticuscryptic needed to allay your fears over? Tachyon Beam – Updated Values / For now, this change affects only actual Tachyon… #borticuscryptic #STO http://t.co/ghsfxCwm1w — STO_DevTracker (@STO_DevTracker) February 19, 2015 Tachyon Beam – Updated Values / … Continue reading Tachyon Beam of Doom got you down? Check out this very helpful Reddit post.

HUGE Tribble Update: Plasma Doping Downgraded, Delta XP reduced, & much much more…

On the heels of last weeks changes to Tachyon Beams, and the followup by Cryptic that it wouldn’t buff the Borg in STF’s (it does), Tribble is seeing a number of major updates including several not mentioned in the notes below. No formal bug fixes yet for the increasingly annoying HUD ability lags or the performance lags in group activities.  Devs are actively investigating. Highlights … Continue reading HUGE Tribble Update: Plasma Doping Downgraded, Delta XP reduced, & much much more…

#STO Foundry: Rediscovering the Love of Exploration

The [redaction] of exploration areas in the game left many with a bad taste in their mouths. Whether you used them for duty officer missions, to acquire resources, or to simply fulfill an existential need that Star Trek must have exploration even though you didn’t use it – losing these regions was a buzz kill for many. Exploration in all it’s forms is the foundation … Continue reading #STO Foundry: Rediscovering the Love of Exploration

UPDATE 2: Tribble Update: Benthans finally have fix, Growing HUD issues is ‘undesirable’

Update: ZeronimusRex replied earlier tonight (below the video). An example of the unusual performance characteristics with peoples HUD display, which may be the unintended result of the range of new abilities at play: ZERO HERE! Hmm, lacks the oomph of Kurland. We’ll work on that. This ability thing, we’ve all seen it and we all know it’s … undesirable. I’d like to gather some data … Continue reading UPDATE 2: Tribble Update: Benthans finally have fix, Growing HUD issues is ‘undesirable’

Command Abilities Improvements Inbound

A post this afternoon on the forums by borticuscryptic has a number of positive (YAY) improvements coming to command powers sometime in the next few releases. Here’s the full text of the post: Reroute Power From Life Support causes you to suffer a temporary Cooldown Penalty – it’s definitely not a buff. As to whether or not that trade-off is currently worth the cost… well, … Continue reading Command Abilities Improvements Inbound

UPDATED: 5 Game Improvements that could positively impact STO’s Quality of Life for Everyone.

While there is certainly a litany of player-suggested improvements, the following 5 stand out as being no-brainers* in terms of things that would go a long way to improve quality of life for Star Trek Online players.  This list doesn’t mean love isn’t required for issues with PvP, bugs, reward imbalances etc,  but are what we think are simple improvements  that would have immediate benefits … Continue reading UPDATED: 5 Game Improvements that could positively impact STO’s Quality of Life for Everyone.

HUD Issues Evolve; Game Client Crashes Persist

Last weeks update dealt with the hideous delay times in activating powers/abilities on your ships.  While the delay times were reduced, a new issue has appeared where your whole HUD goes offline for 1-2 seconds are random intervals.  Cryptic is aware of the issue and we look forward to feedback sometime this week. A growing number of players have noted they are experiencing regular CTD’s … Continue reading HUD Issues Evolve; Game Client Crashes Persist

UPDATED: First Impressions of the New Command Battlecruisers: Overwhelming and Fun

I’m sitting here tonight a little overwhelmed by my choice to buy the Super pack.  Lets be honest, there’s a lot going on in the game right now.  The Kobali ship is fun to use, and the Anniversary gear set is well work the effort to get.  And it’s free.  My OCD is telling me to downsize a BOFF collection bordering on being unmanageable.  And … Continue reading UPDATED: First Impressions of the New Command Battlecruisers: Overwhelming and Fun

Patch Update: Bigger Banks, BOFF to Manual conversion, & UI updates.

LaughingTrendy just posted this weeks (2/12/2015)  updates.  Patch goes live tomorrow morning. General: Added the ability to purchase additional slots for the following Services in the C-Store: Players can now purchase 36 additional Main Inventory slots for a total potential of 198 slots. Players can now purchase 60 additional Bank Storage slots for a total potential of 324 slots. Players can now purchase 60 additional … Continue reading Patch Update: Bigger Banks, BOFF to Manual conversion, & UI updates.