Guest Blogger sirboulevard – Dawning of the Age of Aquarius: How to Make Console Pets Better

Lootcritter here: My ship reviews are in progress and yes, the much-delayed Hestia review is forthcoming.  One of the drawbacks of the Hestia (it is a great ship) is that the pet mechanics are dreadful.  Unless you’re very lucky, the console pets in Star Trek Online are underwhelming. So while I’m neck-deep in the new Skills system over on Tribble, we have another guest editorial on the status of console pets by sirboulevard. … Continue reading Guest Blogger sirboulevard – Dawning of the Age of Aquarius: How to Make Console Pets Better

Skill Revamp – End of Jan-Jutsu?

Originally posted on Captain Jan's Musings:
Close Combat Specialist, that is fun for me. There’s been a skill-revamp down on Tribble tonight. As it is with my nature, I tend to want to jump in and get to know the changes before they hit the live server, and if possible, help address the issues. I have to put it in here, that while I always… Continue reading Skill Revamp – End of Jan-Jutsu?

STO’s New Skill System – Part One: Overview & Unlocks

Updated: The new system has not been scheduled for release.  My original assertion of a two week window for testing was based on misreading a forum post.  My apologies. The big Skill System reveal happened earlier this morning, and between the ESD chat misinformation, and the forum hysteria we got a chance to take a first hand look at the new Skill System. Every time a … Continue reading STO’s New Skill System – Part One: Overview & Unlocks

The Crew is DEAD! Long Live the CREW! Tribble patch notes offer a YUUGE look at upcoming changes.

Tribble release notes were dropped this morning with a massive amount of fixes, tweaks and changes, most notably the new Captain Skill system.  For the next week (likely until Thursday) testers will only be able to crew new characters to provide feedback on the leveling system.  The following week, testers will once again have access to existing transferred characters or they can bring over new … Continue reading The Crew is DEAD! Long Live the CREW! Tribble patch notes offer a YUUGE look at upcoming changes.

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Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Federation Flagships Review

Lootcritter here: Nine new ships this week – NINE.  And after a weekend of pure fun, I’ve had a chance to set up all three factions and I can say there’s not a dog in the bunch. Timberwolf’s been salivating for a T6 Odyssey for as long as I’ve known him – so it’s no surprise the following review is a love-affair with this ship.  And I’m in complete agreement. … Continue reading Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Federation Flagships Review

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Prelude to the Flagship Release: Thomas Marrone offers up a fictional insiders look at the Federations Flagship

During the great wasteland between TOS and TNG, fans turned to grey market productions of ship schematics and fandom supposition to feed our need for more Trek. Based in part on real world publications like Janes Defense Weekly- the defacto public source for military information in the 1980’s – some fan productions created entire mythologies and new ship classes around these publications.  Dreadnoughts, cruisers and even (gasp!) carriers skirted … Continue reading Prelude to the Flagship Release: Thomas Marrone offers up a fictional insiders look at the Federations Flagship

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First Impressions: Hands on with the 6th Ann. Krenim Science Ship

This past week Star Trek Online release four new ships: T6 Paradox Temporal Dreadnought (lobi store), T6 Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser (Terran Lockbox Main Prize), T5 Tholian Mesh Weaver ‘Escort’ (Terran Lockbox, Rare Prize), and T6 Krenim Science ship, the 6th Anniversary mission reward for ‘Time and Tide’ I’ll have reviews for each in the coming days, in addition to guest blogger Timberwolf’s take on the … Continue reading First Impressions: Hands on with the 6th Ann. Krenim Science Ship

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Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Paradox Temporal Science Dreadnought Review

Lootcritter here: With four new ships release this past week – all of which look quite good – I’ve asked Timberwolf to give me his perspective once again.  As always he’s a great source of information and contributor over at The SHOW.  If you’re looking for advice I recommend you check out his YouTube channel, and don’t forget to listen in on The SHOW – the best Star Trek Online Podcast … Continue reading Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Paradox Temporal Science Dreadnought Review

MAC client support to be discontinued for Star Trek Online: First Rule of Acquisition Applies

Update: Mac users with questions/concerns can contact support directly.  Laughing Trendy has been on the Reddit forums to help mitigate some of the concerns. Comment from discussion LaughingTrendy’s comment from discussion "STO Mac Client discontinued". After years of lack-luster support and frequent update issues, Perfect World Entertainment announced this morning that they will be discontinuing support for the native Mac client for Star Trek Online.  As of … Continue reading MAC client support to be discontinued for Star Trek Online: First Rule of Acquisition Applies

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Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Tholian Meshweaver Review

Lootcritter here: With four new ships release this past week – all of which look quite good – I’ve asked Timberwolf to give me his perspective once again.  As always he’s a great source of information and contributor over at The SHOW.  If you’re looking for advice I recommend you check out his YouTube channel, and don’t forget to listen in on The SHOW – the best Star Trek Online Podcast … Continue reading Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Tholian Meshweaver Review