Community Announcements - Alcatr4z
We have exciting news for this weekend! Captains will be able to enjoy deep discounts on STO Packs sold on Steam!

The Steam Starter Pack, Romulan Starter Pack, and Legacy Pack are 50% off until the Steam Exploration Sale ends on 12/2. The Delta Rising Operations Pack is 20% off.

Don't forget that we are also running a 15% Bonus Zen Sale and 20% Services Sale this weekend as well. More details on these sales here!
Community Announcements - Alcatr4z
When planning first began for Operation Delta Rising, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers quickly realized that an updated version of the famed Intrepid class would be essential for the mission's success. Most of the advanced technology used in the Pathfinder was first tested on the U.S.S. Voyager, which was completely updated before it departed for the Delta Quadrant. When Admiral Tuvok was satisfied with the ship's performance, work could begin to produce Pathfinders for the fleet.

The Pathfinder Long Range Science Vessel is a Tier 6 version of the Intrepid class science vessel. It features a hybrid Intelligence Bridge Officer seat and comes equipped with an Aero Shuttle Bay universal console. Additionally, it can equip the Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit’s Ablative Generator universal console.

Get more details on the ship, Season 7 Voyager interior, and bundles here!
Community Announcements - Alcatr4z
Starting Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 10AM PDT, we are running a special weekend event where you can earn Bonus Commendation XP by completing any Duty Officer assignments! This event will run until Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 10AM PDT.

To those junior officers who work tirelessly in cramped Jefferies Tubes, perish namelessly on away missions, or provide the endless streams of reports and analysis necessary for a starship to function – this event is dedicated to you!

During this event, you’ll gain a 50% increase in all Commendation XP earned by completion of Duty Officer assignments. You don’t need to do anything special for this bonus – it’s automatic.

Receive a FREE special Purple quality duty officer with a unique active roster power by speaking with your duty officer contact, get bonuses to Duty Officer Packs, participate in the Academy Particle Scanning events, and more!

More details here
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I guess the first order of business should be to establish that Star Trek Online is in fact still online. It's been awhile since we last talked about it May 2013, actually but the Star Trek-based MMO is still boldly going, albeit to where no one seems to notice. Today, however, Arc Games announced some pretty big news: It's getting the band back together.

"The band," unfortunately, is not Kirk and Spock, or Picard and Data, or even Worf and Wesley. It's Seven of Nine, Neelix, the Doctor, Harry Kim and Tuvok, who you may or may not recognize as supporting members of the Star Trek: Voyager cast. A minor disappointment, perhaps, but also to be expected, since the Star Trek Online: Delta Rising expansion takes place 32 years after the events of that show.

The in-game characters will be voiced by the actors who originally portrayed them Jeri Ryan, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Garrett Wang and Tim Russ although how they'll be integrated into the action hasn't been revealed. The announcement says only that the Delta Quadrant is now "easily accessible" through an Iconian gateway, and that players will "fight alongside legendary crew members of U.S.S. Voyager to investigate an unknown enemy presence."

It's fun, in a nerdy way, to note that everyone in the "group photo" looks more or less the same as they did in the television show except for poor Harry, the lone human in the bunch. I might also venture the opinion that he's the least interesting character among them too, but let's be honest, none of these guys are exactly Scotty or Bones. Arc says a more in-depth look at the expansion is on the way.
Shacknews - Steve Watts
The holiday season is a special time for MMOs, in which the developers really get to bank on the "living world" aspect and make the surroundings more festive. Apparently the spirit of the season sticks around well into the future, as Star Trek Online is once again rolling out its winter event starting today.
Product Release - Valve
Two new packs for Star Trek Online are Now Available on Steam and are available at a special discount*!

The Legacy Pack is the ultimate bundle for the ultimate STO player. This bundle includes all new ships, uniforms, and titles to put you in the forefront of the battle!

The Romulan Starter Pack grants you the T'Varo Light Warbird and its Retrofit as well as the Liberated Borg Reman Bridge Officer and an exclusive title!

*Promotion ends May 30th at 10AM Pacific time

Product Update - Valve

Star Trek Online’s new expansion, Legacy of Romulus, is now available! In this expansion, players gain the ability to make Romulan characters and immerse themselves in new, story-driven missions written from the Romulan Republic’s point-of-view. Romulans have access to a full range of new Warbird ships, as well as new content throughout their career.

In addition, players can now create Klingon characters starting at level 1. All players also gain access to the new Nimbus III adventure zone, the new Nukara Strike Force endgame Reputation system, an improved trait system, and new user interface options.

For more information about all of Legacy of Romulus’s features, visit: www.legacyofromulus.com

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Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus


The epic sci-fi MMO's introduction of the Romulans has been in the making for quite awhile, and it looks like the time's finally come. Due to launch next Tuesday, the next Star Trek Online expansion, Legacy of Romulus, is already available for current STO players to preload. Here are some screenshots of what the Legacy has in store for intrepid starship captains.



Meanwhile, posted over at the STO blog is an in-depth look at the planet of Nimbus. Once an intended symbol of peace, the planet's inhospitable atmosphere instead turned the place into a crime hotspot. What does that mean for you? Why, a personality-stuffed new questing zone, of course! It's accessible any time after level 19 (and high-level players will have their level automatically adjusted to the max of 26 upon their arrival). An episode series will take you on a sightseeing tour of Nimbus' most legendary must-visit destinations, including the poverty-stricken Paradise City and a destroyed ship-turned-crime-stronghold.

Meanwhile, daily missions rewarding Dilithium Ore can be completed, and—as one is surely wont to do when visiting a third-world planet—there's also the daily dance mission to participate in. The things one must do to survive, y'know?

Nimbus becomes available for all factions to play upon Legacy of Romulus' launch on May 21. Beam yourself up to the STO site for the full details on the expansion's offerings.

Kotaku

R-R-Romulans have r-r-ridges. Perfect World Entertainment's is gearing up to launch the most ambitious Star Trek Online expansion to date in May, giving players tired of making excuses for their Vulcan characters to roleplay space sex a more passionate alternative with Legacy of Romulus. And hey look — Tasha Yar is back!


Or at least Denise Crosby has signed on, reprising her role as Empress Sela, created after her more Federation-minded character was killed off, making Mr. Roboto sad. Crosby will voice Yar's half-Romulan daughter in the expansion, which will see players involved in an uprising against the Tal Shiar regime.


Me? I'm just keen to pilot a Warbird. Never was much of a Romulan fan, but I really dig their rides.


Star Trek Online's Legacy of Romulus expansion hits the free-to-play MMO on May 21.


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Star Trek Online Tasha Yar


Star Trek Online is about to boldly go into its third year since engaging back in early 2010, and from January 31 through February 14, players can take part in a celebratory episode called "Temporal Ambassador" where they'll cross paths with the late Enterprise Chief Tactical Officer Tasha Yar, played in-game as she was in The Next Generation series by Denise Crosby.

Yes, Lieutenant Yar was cruelly offed at the end of the first season by the mean tar monster Armus in "Skin of Evil," but we're guessing her appearance has something to do with "Starfleet transponder codes dating back to the mid-24th century" emanating from a temporal anomaly created by the highly territorial Tholians.

Stick around, and you can also expect to be partying with no less than the omnipotent space troll Q, who'll be hosting a special in-game event that will bag you a special Federation Ambassador Class or Klingon Kamarag Class ship.

Crosby's appearance in Star Trek Online will follow other appearances by veterans of the series, including Leonard Nimoy (Spock from the original series), Chase Masterson (Leeta from Deep Space 9), and Zachary Quinto (Spock from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek film) who have lent their characters' voice and appearance within Perfect World's space-voyaging MMO. Still no sign of Wesley, but considering the ensign earned his own death parody video, we're probably better off not letting him on our bridge.

Star Trek Online saw a fair bump in player count since going free-to-play in January of last year. Earlier this week, Executive Producer Dan Stahl announced that more than 2 million captains are continuing to ply the galaxy's warp-ways after the transition. But that's just a fraction of the 4 billion Tribbles stowing away on everyone's ships, as shown in the milestone infographic below.

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