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First Impressions: Hands on with the T6 Jupiter-Class Carrier – 3/5 stars

Updated: Ship trait is working as intended. I have wanted a true Starfleet carrier since the introduction of the Atrox. From the moment Star Trek Online decided to break it’s 4-year old unofficial moratorium on the Federation having a full carrier, the community as a whole waited with baited breath for the stats on this ship. The ‘Pantheon‘ design competition was a great way of involving … Continue reading First Impressions: Hands on with the T6 Jupiter-Class Carrier – 3/5 stars

Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Steamrunner/Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit Review

Lootcritter here: Finally starting to play catch-up on the reviews I’ve missed in the past month (Jupiter pending later today). Timberwolf took advantage of the Black Friday sales to get his hands on the Steamrunner Blockade Escort Retrofit through Steam. It is obtainable exclusively from Steam as part of the Steam Starter Pack, which is currently $24.99 USD. It is not purchasable otherwise.    He’s a great source … Continue reading Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Steamrunner/Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit Review

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First Impressions: Hands on with the T6 Faction Dreadnought Pack

This is a great example of a good pack:  each ship is unique and a significant improvement over previous versions.  For me the measure of a good ship is one that I’d play with, but a great ship is one I’d also buy the fleet variant without hesitation because it’s become my ‘new’ go-to ship. Every time I sat down to write this review, I ended up playing … Continue reading First Impressions: Hands on with the T6 Faction Dreadnought Pack

External link to Learned Something New about the Great Bird of the Galaxy

Learned Something New about the Great Bird of the Galaxy

Sometimes you think you know every story, and every anecdote told about your heroes.  Anything Star Trek falls into that category for me, that is until someone points out my head-canon is a little off 😉 Then you learn something really new. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/plane Well worth worth the 5-minute read.  It made may day. Continue reading Learned Something New about the Great Bird of the Galaxy

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Rush to Judgment – Why the Jupiter-class isn’t DOA…. yet.

Prejudging a ship before we’ve had a chance to get our hands on it comes with a risk, especially when that ship involves an entirely new mechanic. I made assumptions about Pilots ships without knowing their actual value in-game. Fast forward to today, and the Icarus class Science-Pilot ship still outclasses just about everything that has come after it (I’m looking at you T6-Defiant). In … Continue reading Rush to Judgment – Why the Jupiter-class isn’t DOA…. yet.

Summarizing Salami_Inferno’s Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)

The AMA was a lot of fun to follow yesterday, but there was nothing super revealing or landmark in terms of new information. There was the usual commentary and praise for the good stuff, with the usual ‘why can’t I have…‘ lines, plus some fun banter between STO staff members.  Giraffes were scandalized.  We found out his personal favorite game is Call of Duty. He … Continue reading Summarizing Salami_Inferno’s Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)

External link to Star Trek Online: Modeling Omega

Star Trek Online: Modeling Omega

http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/9658283 A wonderfully illustrated view of the design process for model Omega, Winner of the Federation Carrier / Project Pantheon contest with commentary from: Hector Ortiz – Concept Artist Ian “Jamjamz” Richards – Ship Artist Samuel “Swallrus” Wall – Art Lead While we’re a ways away from finding out about her stats and features, I can’t help but cross both fingers and toes while chanting “please let it have … Continue reading Star Trek Online: Modeling Omega

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First Impressions – Hands on with the T6 ‘Defiant Bundle’ Pack

While I’m grumpy about the Valiant and the Kor, I’m still having fun with this bundle. Star Trek Online announced the ‘Defiant Bundle’ pack on November 3rd, containing three T6-variants of the most iconic and recognizable designs from Star Trek’s 50-year history: Federation’s Defiant introduced in S03 opener of Deep Space Nine. Romulan Bird of Prey from TOS’s ‘Balance of Terror’ KDF Bird of Prey* … Continue reading First Impressions – Hands on with the T6 ‘Defiant Bundle’ Pack

Pop Hero Coalition/STO Charity program kicks A$$.

WOW. Well done Star Trek Online! Last Thursday, Cryptic threw it’s support behind Chase Masterson’s Pop Hero Coalition with a special promotion to raise much-needed funds for the charity. The plan was to sell a number of T1 and T2 ships at the $1 level, and a bonus T6 Ship pack for the first 2500 players who purchased $10 or more. If the promotion reached … Continue reading Pop Hero Coalition/STO Charity program kicks A$$.