Redshirt Release Notes: 9/15/15

From the ARC Forum: (thankyou to @Primar13) We will be bringing down the Redshirt server for maintenance to apply a new update: ST.52.20150823a.17. General: Midnight: Resolved an issue where leaving the mission while on either the Iconian Bridge or Star Fleet Academy and then reentering the mission would send the player back to the Iconian Bridge map instead of Sol System. Resolved an issue where … Continue reading Redshirt Release Notes: 9/15/15

Customization & Tailor restrictions in STO – Role-Player’s perspective

Originally posted on Captain Jan's Musings:
It has been discussed so many times – the Tailor, aka the customization tool of the Star Trek Online. The opinions on it vary, but I believe I speak for quite few people, when I say, that most of us want to be able to customize our characters as much as possible. Unfortunately, as it is now, there… Continue reading Customization & Tailor restrictions in STO – Role-Player’s perspective

UPDATED: PRELUDE TO SEASON XI : SHIP LEAKS, A WTF LOCKBOX AND A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE

Updated: 9/10/15 The following blog post contains Leaks about ships and the new Lockbox for Star Trek Season XI: A New Dawn.  Please remember this post must not be reposted on either /r/sto or on the official company forums, as it will violate their terms and conditions. Note: While every effort has been made to confirm these ships are planned for release, Cryptic in the past has held back and … Continue reading UPDATED: PRELUDE TO SEASON XI : SHIP LEAKS, A WTF LOCKBOX AND A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE

Happy 49th Birthday Star Trek – YO – HBO / Netflix – It’s time for another series!

Suddenly I’m feeling old. My first memories of the series goes back to me fighting with my Dad to stay up late Fridays to watch Star Trek.  My bedtime was 8pm, and Star Trek wasn’t on until 8:30.  Needless to say it took me years to catch all of the episodes during reruns to finally see them all.  Every so often I’d catch an episode … Continue reading Happy 49th Birthday Star Trek – YO – HBO / Netflix – It’s time for another series!

Holodeck Patch Notes: September 3, 2015

General: Resolved a number of issues involving FX related crashes. Resolved an issue which was causing occasional crashes involving the UI. Resolved an issue which occasionally caused a crash when a mission objective would update. “Butterfly” is now a level 60 mission found in the Iconian War tab of the episode journal. The Torpedo FX will now properly end when Tholian Disruption torpedoes explode. The … Continue reading Holodeck Patch Notes: September 3, 2015

Breaking Immersion, STO edition

Originally posted on Heidy's Online Wonderland:
More so than most other MMORPGs, a good chunk of STO’s playerbase plays the game because it’s Star Trek, and immersion in game’s theme and setting is vitally important to these players. Star Trek is a very fleshed out universe as defined by multiple TV shows, movies, novels and other media, and for the most part the game… Continue reading Breaking Immersion, STO edition

Some Good News after A Stormy Weekend

This past weekends connection issues proved to be frustrating for many players (not me*), and while Cryptic was clearly the recipient of the issue and not the cause, the team stepped up again and extended the Crystalline Entity Event Until September 7th. This is very good news. First off it’s a chance to finish off existing projects, which for some players is two separate rewards.  While I … Continue reading Some Good News after A Stormy Weekend