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  • href="">Guide
    to Fleets

    Trek Online provides a fairly robust fleet structure. From banking
    and Fleet-designed uniforms to handy news items, the system works
    fairly well. There is always room for improvement (Fleet Hall/Starbase
    anyone?), but STO provides a solid system. One unique twist on the
    uniforms is the ability to set rules for who can wear what.
  • href="">Star
    Trek Online: Interactive Science Officer Skill Page
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    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 Science Officer Skills page.
  • href="">The
    Traveler's Guide -Episode 3

    week, the ship’s counselor insisted Dalmarus return to the
    site of Wolf 359 where he was assimilated during that historic battle.
    Since memorials were on his mind, he also decided to slink into Romulan
    space to view the monument rumored to orbit the remnants of

  • href="">Memory
    Alpha Crafting Guide

    Trek Online has been capturing the attention of space junkies around
    the world, but has it enthralled the crafting crowd as well? Join
    Dalmarus as he beams down to the surface of Memory Alpha and puts the
    crafting system to the test in an attempt to find out. 

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week we are finally getting into the groove. For the
first time I can say that I’m truly comfortable getting
around the sectors and
knowing where to go. I am in a good fleet with helpful people who are
making my time enjoyable in the game. But if I start to read the
forums I immediately fill with angst and a desire to delete my
characters and
scream at the heavens that Cryptic has wronged me. I’m not
sure of what, but
then I realize we’ve entered the end of the honeymoon phase.

honeymoon phase is well chronicled in games. It starts
just prior to launch with people extolling the virtues and absolute joy
game brings to their life. Somewhere between launch and the first time
account is up for renewal the malcontents decide that the game is the
piece of trash ever bestowed upon humanity and anyone who thinks
differently is
obviously a moron.

to disappoint you people, but MMOs are really like
corner bars. They all serve the same things and the only difference
having a great time and a miserable time, is you. You get to decide
whether or
not to have a good time. Yes things will be broken (I wish they could
fix the
jukebox so it doesn’t play Steve Miller tunes all the time),
and yes your
expectations will go unfulfilled, they always are. If you
aren’t having fun in
my bar, that’s fine, go home. Don’t picket out
front or try and scream at me as
I go about enjoying my beer. A great quote comes to mind,
“Don’t go away mad,
just go away.”

I kid
because I care people. If you took the preceding too
seriously, then please delete that forum post you were about to submit.
We are
all entitled to our opinions, some are just better than others. Enough
seriousness, it’s time for frivolity and jocularity.

Week That Was

style="margin-left: 0.5in;">This week we get another
during maintenance. Why is it that patches of many games occur on
Tuesdays? Is
there some conspiracy to promote productivity during that day of the
week? Many
people are hitting Rear Admiral so expect the cries for endgame content
really gain some momentum. I’m not that ambitious to
slice and dice my way to
endgame so soon.

style="margin-left: 0.5in;">Another  patch
showed up this week to round out more of the bug issues. The only thing
that jumped out at me was the clock change for daily quests. They made
the daily quests reset every 20 hours instead of 24, so people who log
in routinely at the same time can have a fresh round of quests waiting
for them. That seems like a decent fix. style="">

style="">Is that an alt in your pocket or are you
just happy to see me?

style="margin-left: 0.5in;">One of the reasons
I’m not at max
warp to admiral is my alt-itis has kicked in. Don’t get me
wrong, I’m still
enjoying the heck out of my speedster Escort ship, but sometimes I
wonder what
it would be like to be able to live though a volley of torpedoes. Yes,
my new
engineer has entered the ranks of the Medeor harem of alts. She is good
and struts around saying “Momma said knock you out”
so don’t mess if you know
what’s good for you.

style="">Lol, dead.

style="margin-left: 0.5in;">One of the single most
horses on the official forums centers on the death penalty (or lack
thereof) in
STO. The game has a penalty, albeit very light. Respawning back at the
spawn point is a type of penalty, but apparently people think it should
be more
severe. I can’t disagree more. I’m all about fun,
and death penalties to me add
no fun value. I understand that making critical decisions which change
the way
I will be punished or rewarded has value, but if I want that kind of
I’ll let my 2 year old run around without a diaper.
I’m sure Medawky will call
me a wuss based on his latest death penalty discussion in this
week’s href="">Microcosms.

style="">Out of whack.

style="margin-left: 0.5in;">I am purposefully being
more upbeat
this week but I have to say that the PvP balance (or lack there of) is
a bit
brutal. Three even-level ships get blown apart by a Klingon. Even if
the other
two captains are horrible, that shouldn’t happen. I have to
say I’m not feeling
very Starfleet, I’m feeling more Starfleeced on my power
against the dreaded
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style="font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";">In

style="margin-left: 0.5in;"> style="font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";">The
bug fixes continue to roll out and it's nice to see Cryptic continue
their progress for game enhancements. I continue to enjoy the game and
may get to endgame someday, but that alt, I tell you, it's just giving
me a complex. Have you started the alt-rolling yet? How has it
been going through the content a second time, or did you go Klingon so
you can
enjoy the uberness over the Starfleet?

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  • href="">February
    23rd Maintenance and Patch Notes
  • href="">New
    Star Trek Online Videos: Destiny and Species 8472
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alt="Star Trek Drink of the Week"

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alt="Kirk on the beach."

style="margin-left: 0.5in;"> style="">  style="">Captain
Kirk’s Alien Sex On a Beach

style="margin-left: 0.5in;">1 oz. Whisky

style="margin-left: 0.5in;">2.5 oz. Champagne

style="margin-left: 0.5in;">Pour into a champagne
flute, paint
your significant other (or whomever happens to be around) a nice shade
of green
or blue and then let the universe takes its course.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016