Prelude to Season X: LEAKS! T6 Exploration Cruiser & T6 Negh’Var

You’ve been warned!  Really, you have been warned! (Sounds like my ex.) The usual sources have again dropped a ton of information regarding upcoming content to Star Trek Online’s yet-to-be-named Season 10.  I’m working on a list of top-ten rejected season names – if you’d like to suggest something, drop me a note in the comments below. As always, please do not link this to … Continue reading Prelude to Season X: LEAKS! T6 Exploration Cruiser & T6 Negh’Var

Prelude to Season X: Updated Pilot Specializations, Item changes, a New STF & more…

Long-ass catch-up post.  It’s been a crazy week in STO. While the fans mull over the ‘somewhat’ shocking news of layoffs at Cryptic HQ, Team STO has been hard at work on the march towards Season 10.  Updates to several game mechanics already discussed are now going through testing on Tribble. Specializations are changing The good news is that they appear to be doing away … Continue reading Prelude to Season X: Updated Pilot Specializations, Item changes, a New STF & more…

MassivelyOP confirms: Cryptic cuts 14% of it’s workforce, STO remains relatively unscathed

From MassivelyOP: Massively OP has been contacted by a Cryptic employee — who wishes to remain anonymous and whose identity we have confirmed — about the Perfect World/Cryptic layoffs yesterday that one former PWE staffer called a “slaughter.” Our source tells us that 18 people were let go from Cryptic itself, approximately 14% of the studio. Half of those were Neverwinter staff, evening out the Neverwinter and Star … Continue reading MassivelyOP confirms: Cryptic cuts 14% of it’s workforce, STO remains relatively unscathed

Layoffs @ Cryptic – it’s speculation, for the moment…sorta

Earlier today the rumor mill started cranking out that some staff have been let go.  A former PR person with some knowledge about the situation commented earlier via a private tweet: Pouring one out for the Perfect World Entertainment folks getting the hammer drop. You guys are amazing and talented people. — Ben PerLee (@BenPerLee) March 16, 2015 MMORPG.com added fuel to that fire by confirming … Continue reading Layoffs @ Cryptic – it’s speculation, for the moment…sorta

Holodeck Release Notes for 03/12/15

General: Level 50 enemies in all Normal PvE Queues will now reward the equivalent amount of Skill Points of defeating a level 60 version of that enemy. Crystalline Cataclysm: Resolved an issue which was causing players to not receive credit for completing the event. Updated rewards so that the player can choose any type of Mark for the Mark Reward. Resolved an issue where ground … Continue reading Holodeck Release Notes for 03/12/15

Coming Soon to Holodeck: Spock’s Memorial to be a Disco Free Zone.

Updates to the Red Shirt server were released today offering this awesome update tidbit: Players should no longer be able to use party powers such as the Disco Ball on other players around the statue of Spock on Vulcan. “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if four members of Starfleet Dental suddenly cried out in terror and were silenced.”  That feels “just” … Continue reading Coming Soon to Holodeck: Spock’s Memorial to be a Disco Free Zone.

Delta Recruitment Drive is the ‘Win-Win Scenario’

My first look at the poster had me almost do a spit take when at the bottom I thought I saw ‘Starfleet Dental’.  Clearly I am suffering from eyestrain, ’cause that’s not what it says.  Although if you guys were to do a print for charity, I’d pitch in $20+shipping to put this up in my new office.  This would go a long way to … Continue reading Delta Recruitment Drive is the ‘Win-Win Scenario’

Crystalline Cataclysm Queues return to pre-DR levels, CTD’s reduced, and people are having fun again.

Past 24 hours has been refreshing, at least for my circle of friends.  Players I have not seen in months have started to trickle back, and our fleet actually had activity in it for more than a few hours. The CTD (Crash-to-desktop) issue in CCA has not been an issue at least for me; I was impacted by this on a daily basis, and as … Continue reading Crystalline Cataclysm Queues return to pre-DR levels, CTD’s reduced, and people are having fun again.

Priority One Podcast Needs your Votes

Regardless of my personal feelings about Cryptic’s handling of Star Trek Online, there’s one place where you can always count on to get a decent interview with the team itself, and that’s Priority One Podcast.  Week after week they produce an entertaining broadcast that’s sometimes eye opening, sometimes infuriating (ok, that’s Gecko, not P1), but more often than not its an enjoyable podcast with interesting … Continue reading Priority One Podcast Needs your Votes