Hands-On with Star Trek Online at PAX 2009

Posted Sun, Sep 06, 2009 by Sardu

Now that Cryptic Studios has the first major MMOG launch of 2009 tucked neatly under its belt with the release of Champions Online, the developer has been ramping up the presence of Star Trek Online in a big way. Ever since Cryptic first revealed that it would be picking up the development reigns on the online incarnation of the Trek universe, it’s been one of the major MMOG’s looming over the launch horizon that sci-fi fans have been itching to get some hands-on time with. This weekend at PAX 2009, many of those fans finally got their wish, and Ten Ton Hammer wasted no time diving into this hotly anticipated MMOG to get a feel for how ship to ship and away team combat is shaping up.

Oh yes, there were definitely tribbles to be found and it was only natural that I led my away team right into the center of the bunch where I proceeded to gleefully scamper around with a big old smile on my rebellious Starfleet captain’s face each time I’d see the little buggers multiply. A passing fan noticed my discovery and heartily exclaimed, “Whoa, are those tribbles?” Executive producer Craig Zinkievich was all too happy to affirm that I had indeed hopped into a small (but rapidly expanding) pile of the things, adding in “Don’t pick one up!”

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