The Star Trek Online team is saddened to hear of the passing of Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy.
As an actor, Mr. Nimoy helped define Trek from its first days. Spock was simultaneously an outsider and a member of the inner circle, an alien and the most human of all. As a writer and director, he shaped some of the Enterprise's most memorable adventures. Outside of Star Trek, he was a teacher, a poet, an artist and a father.
We were honored to have Mr. Nimoy as part of Star Trek Online. He helped us announce the development of STO at the Las Vegas convention in 2009, and returned to portray Spock again in the game itself. The few hours we were able to spend talking to him about Star Trek, its meaning and the impact Trek has had on its fans are something we will always treasure.
Today we honor Mr. Nimoy's legacy and extend our condolences to his family, his friends and his fans.
To absent friends …
From now until 10AM PST on Monday, March 2nd, 2015, we are having a 20% ship sale. Enjoy not just a discount on all ships, but fleet modules and ship upgrade tokens as well! Have you been eyeing a new ship or ship bundle in the C-store? Now is the time to grab the ship you've always dreamt of commanding!
We are unbelievably proud and humbled to announce that Star Trek Online has just shipped its five year anniversary celebration. This amazing journey wouldn't have been possible without the fantastic, dedicated, and collaborative community we have, as well as a significant amount of work from the development team over the years.
The growth and success STO has realized over this span is an incredibly rare achievement, and we're excited to share it with everyone in the community and the development team that made this possible. In addition to our annual anniversary event, we are excited to present the additional breadth of features this release involves.
We've put together a feature-rich update that introduces exciting content and an expansion of existing systems that should make the game more fun and more player friendly. Our 5th-year anniversary episode features Garrett Wang and Kim Rhodes and closes out a story started in a Star Trek: Voyager episode and continued in Delta Rising. We added a new anniversary event that has players pitting their wits against Q in a race to stabilize Omega particles he has released throughout the quadrant.
Our content team remastered the Romulan Federation arc, adding four new episodes and tying the story more closely to the Romulan featured series and the events of Legacy of Romulus. A brand new primary specialization - Command, will now offer players a choice of how to customize their primary tree and add yet another layer to the Specialization system. Along with the new Specialization, a full suite of Command ground and space bridge officer powers add another layer of depth to our ground and space combat.
In addition, we have completely overhauled the bridge officer training system in a way that will fundamentally change and improve the way players utilize their bridge officers. We have implemented a new system into the Foundry that will show a random assortment of the top-rated Foundry missions for every Foundry-enabled starting system in every sector, making the best Foundry content instantly visible to anyone flying through sector space. Last and certainly not least, nearly every player power icon in the game has been remade in a new art style in order to improve readability and aesthetics.
This release is only the latest addition to Star Trek Online, and represents the first of several major release in 2015. Along with listing these brand new features, I'll be taking you on a quick trip through the last half decade to see how far STO has come.
As a team, we strive to provide the most exciting and engaging Star Trek experience every time you decide to log into the game. That has been our goal up through 2014 and will continue to be our goal in 2015 and beyond. We have a variety of features and updates planned for the coming year that will add more content, more systems, more celebrities, and more retrofitting of original content. We're dedicated to making this the definitive Trek experience and I'm glad we're on this voyage together. Live long and prosper!
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