Star Trek Online
Terrilynn Shull is back with this week's installment of Captain's Log for Massively.com
There's lots going on in Star Trek Online's cyber
quadrantsspace. With most of the press buzz about the game still revolving around the recent Romulan expansion, Terrilyn takes this week to talk about that and everything else going on in STO.
From the introduction of a new portal platform:
Subspace Communique’s good friend, Terilynn Shull, over at Massively, has released a new Captain’s Log, today, and it’s chock full ‘o goodies.
For those of you who don’t know, Terilynn writes a new Captain’s Log once a week centered on Star Trek Online. This week’s release does not disappoint. She fills us in on all the exciting opportunities and upcoming game additions.
Hey you guys, there’s a new Captain’s Log available from our pal over at Massively, Terilynn Shull . This time she has put together a bunch of great tips and info, specifically focused on low-tier ships, for all the new STO players.
In honor of the new “The 2800” Feature Episodes, Star Trek Online has released a new trailer. For those who don’t know,“The 2800” will consist of five featured episodes being released on consecutive Saturdays, until the big conclusion of the story on Saturday, March 10th. The episodes include the following: Episode 1: "Second Wave" (February 11) , Episode 2: "Of Bajor" (February 18) , Episode 3: "Operation Gamma" (February 25) , Episode 4: "Facility 4028" (March 3) , & Episode 5: "Boldly They Rode" (March 10) .
Cryptic's Star Trek Online was released nearly two years ago to good reviews and moderate fan acceptance. According to Executive Producer & Cheif Technical Officer Stephen D'Angelo, Cryptic intended to release STO as a free-to-play MMO from the begriming, but Atari wouldn't have it. He tells IGN; "We've always wanted the game to be free-to-play, in fact we tried to make it free-to-play at the original launch, but our publisher didn't want us doing that so we didn't do that."
Star Trek Online Executive Producer Dan Stahl has thrown in the proverbial towel over at Cryptic. In a long letter to the players and fans, Dan left by saying "This was a difficult decision but ultimately one that will start a new chapter for me and my family." With a little over a year under his belt Dan has overseen several changes in STO since replacing Craig Zinkievich in July 2010. The biggest news of late being the purchase of Cryptic by Perfect World as well as the new free-to-play model. On the former, Dan mentions that he's "confident that the future of Star Trek Online is secure with Perfect World."
A brand new episode of our favorite STO podcast (TrekFleets) just launched for your little pointed ears. A.J. Was kind enough to have me back on the show and this time we go through season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation to find which episodes would make great content for Star Trek Online. Aptly Named "STO or NO", we work our way through all 22 episodes. That's right, I said 22. Remember there was a writers strike going on at the time and with such turmoil comes turds like "Shades of Gray". Okay, so we probably just offended the lone solitary fan of Trek flashback episodes... Well Reginod, this one is for you.
Shuttle Bridges, An Uber Galaxy Map, And An Alien Of The Week Request For Star Trek Online In This Month's Ask Cryptic
It's been a little while since we've reported on Cryptic's Star Trek Online MMO. Not that we don't have love for STO, we just have been focusing on other areas. The game has seen a few updates lately including Season 4 and we figured it was high-time that we covered a new instance of the Star Trek Online monthly series "Ask Cryptic". As usual, STO Executive Producer Dan Stahl answers fan questions that include tons about season 4, plus a few questions that peeked our interest. For instance, will the Defiant's pulse cannons be a playable ship weapon? Or, will you be able visit the bridge on your shuttle or captain's yacht? Also thrown into the mix;will the Tarmarians and other well known/liked "Aliens of the Week" make an appearance sometime soon? The answer? Absolutely! In fact, CBS has requested the very same thing. Expect to see some familiar faces in upcoming Series. Rock! Check out more of the questions & answers below.
Q: KBFLordKrueg Now that we have a beautifully redone Qo’noS, can we hope for more Klingon missions soon as well?
Here we go again! STO players are now screaming from the top of their lungs: “We’re all gonna DIE!” Okay, so maybe not quite so melodramatic, but pretty darn close!
Remember last week I told you that Atari had decided to divest itself of Star Trek Online’s production company, Cryptic Studios? Yeah, I talked about the rumors flying around the forums and the podcasts and the blogs – all of which seemed to take a “wait and see” attitude, hoping that a company who actually might love STO and Cryptic’s other products would be their knight in shining armor.
There was conjecture about almost every company – Blizzard, CBS, Microsoft – we even thought that maybe King Abdullah of Jordan might be interested…
Boy were we wrong.