STO – Season One Updates Coming

I’ve been playing Star Trek Online at a rather relaxed pace so far.  It does seem to be designed to let you drop in for a quick mission or two.  But that does not mean I have not been paying attention to the game.

Still on the press release mailing list, this fell in my inbox today:

Season 1: Common Ground Fact Sheet

Our latest content update, Season 1: Common Ground, is releasing shortly. Here’s just a bit of the updates we have headed players’ way.

Lifetime Subscriber Perks

We’ve put together a special thank you package for our Lifetime subscribers:

·         Classified Access Codes – A free C-store item.

·         The Captain’s Table – A special social area exclusive to Lifetime subscribers, available to both Federation and Klingon captains.

·         Special In-Game Title – “Career Officers” are those who’ve joined Starfleet or the KDF for the long haul.

PVP Updates

·         Wargames – Federation players can now participate in PvP against one another to better prepare for the dangers of the battlefield.

·         New PvP Map – Explore “Shanty Town,” a brand new Ground Assault map available for both Klingon and Federation players.

Customization

·         Off-Duty Uniforms – Experience Risa in style! Starfleet officers will have the option to change into off-duty outfits to enjoy more casual attire.

·         New Stances and Hairstyles – Further customize your Captain by changing his or her hairstyle, or adopting two brand new stances: Stern and Relaxed.

Ships

·         A New Klingon Battle Cruiser – The K’Tanco Battle Cruiser has been made available to Klingon Lieutenant Commanders.

·         Klingon Ship Customization – Use the ship tailor to customize your Bird of Prey or Raptor.

·         Respec Is Here – Unhappy with your Captain’s loadout? Use the respec tool to change things up.

Missions

·         New Fleet Actions Everywhere!

o   The Big Dig – Available in Romulan space.

o   DS9 Under Siege – The True Way has attacked and boarded DS9. Repel the invasion to save the day.

o   Klingons Can Play, Too – Klingon Captains may now access the Crystalline Entity, Big Dig and Breaking the Planet Fleet Actions

Skills

·         New Skill: Starship Attack Vectors – Improve your ship’s accuracy and critical hit chance.

·         New Skill: Combat Maneuvers – Improve your ship’s evasion and turn rate.

·         New Skill: Starship Battle Strategy – Improve your ship’s critical hit severity and damage resistance.

In The C-Store

·         New Bridge Variants – All new ways to update your Bridges’ look, available for a low price in the C-Store for both Federation and Klingon ships.

·         Federation Ship Variants – New takes on your old favorites, available for a low price in the C-Store.

I’m glad to see something in there for the lifetime subscribers as well as the option to respec.  And maybe there is something on the list I can spend my C-Store points on, like a ship variant.

There is a slightly different list of items for the “Common Ground” update over at the STO site that shows a few different items, like additional playable races.  You can find it here.

3 thoughts on “STO – Season One Updates Coming

  1. Adventurer Historian

    I hadn’t seen the information concerning Lifetime Subscriber perks previously – thanks for the heads up!

    All of these things look really nice, and are things that I – had I been asked – would have said I wanted to see. I can never find a hairstyle I’m really happy with; I use the “thoughtful” stance way too much; and I’d love to see more ship customization, even if I have to use the C-Store to get it. And hell, Pakleds in the game? That’s just icing on the cake.

    BUT I’m really hoping that this release information really is just a “bit” of the total. In particular, I really want the Klingons to become a fully fleshed out faction. It isn’t for me personally – I play STO way too slow to make yet another alt – but I think it’s a necessity for STO’s longevity. The sooner Cryptic gets that one out, the better. Looking over the Tribble notes, though – it looks like that might not be on the books.

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  2. Mikey

    I’m a bit disappointed. With a name like ‘season one’ … i thought we’d see a bit more “content” and a bit less fluff.

    Mostly what I see being released in this is fluff. Most MMO folks I know can put up with doing “repetitive” stuff (like daily quests) to a point, but having very little to do once you hit admiral 5 except a couple daily quests and the “raid-a-sode”(note .. that is singular … not “raid-a-sodes”) is really getting old. Heck, my ALT is allready a commander, and I’m not a power player by any means .. just play a couple hours a night after work.

    I’m sad to say, that

    1) The game was released too early…needed another 3 or 4 months worth of development time for content alone.

    2) If this is all they are planning on doing for the “season one” update, then I doubt my subscription will make it to “season two”. More episodes (hence the words ‘Season one’) givng loot-upgrades and advancing story arcs would be extremely nice.

    I realize fully that every MMO is a bit light on content when it first comes out, but having played through launches from EQ to Conan, this may be the MMO that was the “lightest” on content on launch day that I’ve ever played.

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  3. James

    Mikey unfortunatley this is how MMO’s go! I know its hard to believe, but when wow/eq1/eq2 etc etc came out omg i wanted to shoot myself… disconnects every hour bugged instances and doing them over and over and over till i want to slam my head against a desk. I like the fact that I can come on do my dailies run a instance and be done in 1.5 hours.. I dont have all day to play a video game (life). I’m very happy with the game.

    PS all games when they come out have really bad issues… I couldnt play wow for 2 weeks cause my grfx card didnt work with there update. I despise wow, and this game provides the break i need from it till Diablo3 and Sc2 come out.

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