Now that Cryptic Studios has the first major MMOG launch of 2009 tucked
neatly under its belt with the release of href="" target="_blank"> style="font-style: italic;">Champions Online,
the developer has been ramping up the presence of href=""
target="_blank"> style="font-style: italic;">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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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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Reuben "Sardu" Waters has been writing professionally about the MMOG industry for eight years, and is the current Editor-in-Chief and Director of Development for Ten Ton Hammer.