UPDATED: Issues continue to impact Day 2 of Artifacts release, some fixes work, full fix ETA TBD.

Let’s start this blog post by taking a deep breath, and by thanking CrypticSpartan for what can only be described as one hell of a 48-hours.  Between the forums, Reddit and redditchat – Spartan was there constantly answering questions and identifying issues, and generally helping us keep our collective heads on while the community deals with graphics and kit issues.  Over on the PWE side of the company, … Continue reading UPDATED: Issues continue to impact Day 2 of Artifacts release, some fixes work, full fix ETA TBD.

UPDATED: Oops – we got a leak, from Star Trek Online itself – T6 Intel Assault Cruiser

Release a T5, get a T6 Instead – wait, what? This morning’s release of the massive update accidentally included a T6 Intel Assault Cruiser – if you released and then re-acquired the T5 variant, you’d get the as-yet-unannounced T6.  Several reports drifted into me from players who were taking advantage of this momentary error.  Star Trek Online quickly removed the offending glitch from the shipyards, and … Continue reading UPDATED: Oops – we got a leak, from Star Trek Online itself – T6 Intel Assault Cruiser

Massive Holodeck Update

Hold onto your Butts New Featured Episode: Echoes of Light The new Featured Episode “Echoes of Light” has been added to the Featured Episode tab in the journal. This episode can be played by captains who are level 10 or higher. For more information, please visit the “Echoes of Light” blog: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10214203-new-featured-episode%3A-echoes-of-light New Fleet Holding: Starbase K-13 Rebuild the 23rd Century Starbase K-13, found after … Continue reading Massive Holodeck Update

Guest Blogger SirBoulevard – STO: To Explore Strange New Worlds

Lootcritter here:  What started as a few comments on the state of the game, and our expectations on the upcoming release of the episode “Echos of Light” in r/sto, Staff game designer Jesse Heinig  and SirBoulevard joined the growing conversation on the status and  future of exploration in Star Trek Online.  While I have some very strong opinions on the matter – exploration is at the heart … Continue reading Guest Blogger SirBoulevard – STO: To Explore Strange New Worlds

Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Cardassian Keldon-class Cruiser Review

Lootcritter here:  Timberwolf is back with a review of the T6 Keldon, from the updated Infinity Lockbox released lass week on the PC. As always Timberwolf is a great source of information and new contributor over at The Pilot Review Show.  If you’re looking for advice I recommend you check out his YouTube channel ::Open Comms:: Ok, ever since I first obtained the Galor class in-game, I knew the … Continue reading Guest Blogger Timberwolf: Cardassian Keldon-class Cruiser Review

Guest Blogger Timberwolf: T5 Steamrunner/Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit Review

Lootcritter here:  Timberwolf is back with a review of the T5 Steamrunner, recently added to the Z-Store after a long period of being a Steam-Exclusive offering. As always Timberwolf is a great source of information and new contributor over at The Pilot Review Show.  If you’re looking for advice I recommend you check out his YouTube chan ::Open Communications:: Now, for those of you that follow me, I … Continue reading Guest Blogger Timberwolf: T5 Steamrunner/Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit Review

The ‘2MilDil Shirt’ and other ramblings from Star Trek Las Vegas.

Warning: this long-ass blog post doesn’t disclose anything you don’t already know about Star Trek Online. In fact, I’ll allude to things without giving details which will frustrate the heck out of a few Redditors (Gird yourselves Tusken38, ruinthefun)  Also, an upfront apology: After meeting so many new people, if I don’t mention you by name (or handle), it’s ’cause I suck at remembering names … Continue reading The ‘2MilDil Shirt’ and other ramblings from Star Trek Las Vegas.

Fleet Holding First Look: K-13 Consoles, Kit Modules, Traits, Androids and TOS-Themed Weapons

UPDATED Again: TOS Bridge Officers, Hidden Easter Eggs in orbit, Stacking Skill Boost Doffs, 23rd C Training Manuals (YAY) and SEXY ANDROID Boffs now added. K-13 has finally made its way to the Tribble Test server, offering up a first-hand view of the upcoming kits, consoles (OMG Penetration), and gear.  This first post contains fairly hi-res images – you’ve been warned – sorry for the long load … Continue reading Fleet Holding First Look: K-13 Consoles, Kit Modules, Traits, Androids and TOS-Themed Weapons

Finally! Upgradeable Kits – Tribble Patch Notes offer insights on new systems improvements.

Yay! The Tribble patch notes posted by ColdSnapped earlier this afternoon offer our first good look at the massive changes incoming for kits.  No more modules on a belt, kits are equipped directly to your character on the status page.  Modules and ‘Kits’  offer passive bonuses and can be upgraded. The other big news is that fleet holding items like contraband, torpedoes and commodities have … Continue reading Finally! Upgradeable Kits – Tribble Patch Notes offer insights on new systems improvements.

First Impressions: A 16-year old’s hands on with the XBOX Console version of STO

Lootcritter here: I’m a PC gamer and while I have played on consoles in the past, I’m much more comfortable with a keyboard and mouse when it comes to gaming. Getting my ass thoroughly kicked by my nephew on XBOX likely guarantee’s I’ll never switch 😉 I reached out to my nephew last Tuesday and asked if he’d like to provide feedback on Star Trek … Continue reading First Impressions: A 16-year old’s hands on with the XBOX Console version of STO