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Screenshots and Video
Trek Online has been live for just over a month now and during
that time, the Cryptic development team has been doing everything
except taking a break. Special Task Force Missions are set to start
rolling out over the coming weeks, beginning with STO: The Infected.
The Borg have become even more efficient and are assimilating entire
worlds at alarming speeds. To make matters worse, Starfleet has lost
contact with one of its Starbases. It also happens to be the Starbase a
key member of the Borg Task Force was located at. It's up to you to
reestablish contact, figure out what the Borg are up to, and retake
Starbase 89 before it's completely overrun by the Borg!
Engineering Officer Skill Page
you're a freshly appointed Lieutenant just starting out or an
established Admiral within the fleet, you can't conquer space (let
alone the Klingons) without choosing the right skills. Fortunately for
you, our new interactive class skill pages have all the information
you’ll ever need to make those choices that best fit your
This week, we've added the Engineering Officer Skills page.
to the Player Exchange
the use of an auction style exchange system, Star
offers players a way to sell their wares without sitting in one place
barking out the laundry list. Convenient in theory, the exchange can be
a bit daunting at first. Today we review the mechanics of buying and
selling in the Guide to the Player Exchange
as well as offer a few tips for players (and Cryptic while
we’re at it).
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The neighborhood is calming down a bit now that the whole drama is
subsiding. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. The
forums are more populated with notices of "Not quitting" and redemption
than the bile and venom flowing last week. Since the qutters are no
longer here, we can now talk behind their backs without fear of
Week That Was
is one of those weeks where real life jumps into the driver's seat and
tears off like a bat out of hell and I hold on for dear life. With
playtime being precious, I'm once again amazed at the flexibility of href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/sto">Star Trek
Online and the options available
when thirty minutes is all I've got. Whether I wanted to start sifting
through the pages of the href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/81842">Player
Exchange or race out for a
mission or two, I had options. Not many other games offer such a reward
for such a short time investment.
Check Your Schedule
the sidebar of STO's website with the heading " href="http://www.startrekonline.com/calendar">Upcoming
Events" I saw some interesting
little nuggets of information. According to the schedule we can expect
the next Raidisode of STF: The Cure to launch on the 18th. The Cure
will follow href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/81747">STF:
Infected which combined sounds
as much like a mod concert as a content launch. Heck, we might see a
bunch of depressed teens!
GDC Interviews Rolling
people involved in the gaming industry (and those with common sense)
realize the delicate balance between asking game developers difficult
questions about their game's deficiencies and getting kicked to the
curb by an interviewee (game developer). Some of the drivel I'm reading
people ask the STO devs helps me understand two things. First, they are
infinitely more patient than I am. I would have beaten the interviewers
with their microphone. Second, through impossible odds, the interviewed
(Zinc) is so stoked about his game that though all the BS, he can keep
a positive response flowing.
Oh yeah, more buttheads
the latest href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/81849">Ask
Cryptic, we find out that there
is more Klingon content on it's way. I like new Klingon goodies as much
as the next guy (even though I'm not a big PvP fan), but this one stuck
out at me:
ever create content where Klingon and
federation characters can intermingle outside of PVP, be it raidisodes
both sides can partake in together, or a social environment (such as
Look for some pretty soon. : )
I have no idea how they plan to accomplish even a fraction of this so I
really look forward to the news.
Next week has to be better,
style="margin-left: 0.5in;">I'm jealous of you out
there that have been able to push through the real life and prep for
the raidisodes. I'm still plugging away and enjoying the ride. Have you
hit endgame yet? If so, let us know in the forum. I'm curious how many
have made it or stand close to achieving the rank of admiral. Hopefully
I'll be joining you soon and we can do a raidisode or two. style="margin-left: 0.5in;">Have a great week, and
thanks for reading.
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Trek Online: Cryptic Provides An Engineering Report
Trek Online's Latest Ship: The Trident
Trek Online: More Klingon PvE Content Incoming
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martini glass. Brew up your best Scottie accent and be ready for some
fun (maybe at your own folly).
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