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Star Trek Online Beta Ends With Klingon & Borg Invasion [VIDEO] January 27, 2010

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The extended open beta for Star Trek Online ended Tuesday, but instead of just shutting it down, Cryptic made an event out of it. Early in the day they made an announcement of an end of beta event, then in the final moments for players found themselves facing a massive invasion of the Federation by the Klingons, and then the Borg. Check out a fan video recap below.

 

Beta ends with a bang (and the Borg
Early in the Day Cryptic sent out the following message:

A massive Klingon Fleet is forming near Qo’noS for an invasion into Federation Territory. Klingon Warriors who wish to join this fleet may rendezvous near Qo’noS at 2pm PST

This video (by darksplinter82) gives an overview of how the final space battles went in the the STO beta.

And here is another video from HugeSuccessGuild focusing on Battle for Earth against a Borg Sphere

 

Pre-order and get into the head start
Star Trek Online is officially released on Tuesday February 2nd, but for those that pre-order you can get into the ‘head start’ which launches on Friday January 29th. You can pre-order the game from TrekMovie’s preferred retail partner Amazon (where you can select either the Standard or Collector’s Edition). The Amazon editions also include am exclusive Borg bridge officer, and a $10 credit for a future game purchase at Amazon. (Remember purchase of the game includes 30 days free trial, after that there is a monthly fee).

(Cryptic also has a list of additional retailers)

 

 

Comments

1. Mr Lirpa - January 27, 2010

I think I might actually have to get this game, it look pretty interesting

2. Aaron - January 27, 2010

It was pretty sweet last night, though they ought to make a system to do fleet engagements better – for example, Klingon ships right at the beginning would arrive to SOL right where the federation ships warped in, and one by one they’d be blown away before they had much of a chance to do anything.

A better system would see the opposing fleet arrive together as a group, and not in the same spawn as the other side.

3. MDSHiPMN - January 27, 2010

All intrigue was lost once I saw this game has a monthly fee.

Maybe someday the Star Trek video game of my dreams will become reality.

I pray one will be a tie-in for the new movie (2012) and fresh ideas are applied.

4. captain_neill - January 27, 2010

I really want to get this game but given other other commitments in life a bit worried that I won’t get my money’s worth out out of the monthly subscription.

Probably will get it as it looks like this will be an awesome game. But I want to make sure I give it loads of play to get my money’s worth.

5. captain_neill - January 27, 2010

3

the monthly fee did set me back when I heard about it.

But I really am tempted with this game.

6. Cheve - January 27, 2010

I loved it.

Farewell Beta universe.

Hello Prime universe!

7. Sean - January 27, 2010

@ #3:

Did you expect an MMO to NOT have a monthly fee? How else will they keep the servers running and keep pushing out new content?

It was a really enjoyable and unique ending event for Beta. I hope they have something like that every once in a while after the game launches! Maybe once a month, the Borg can invade the Sirius Sector Block (where Earth, Vulcan, Andoria are) and we’ll have to drive em out with sheer numbers. That’d be fun!

8. wowseruk - January 27, 2010

Great fun game this… been wating for ages, played the open beta and got the advance starting on Friday.. also I’ll probably get a new pc too.. I historically have too when Star Trek games have been released! :)

See you at Quark’s! :P

9. captain_neill - January 27, 2010

The thing is I have to make sure I have loads of game play to make sure I make the most of the subscription fee.

I am worried I wont have a lot of time to play it to make the subscription worth it due to other stuff I do.

But I really do want to get this game.

10. ProperTrekkieUk - January 27, 2010

All decent MMOs have monthly fees, it pays for server hosting and the updates that frequently come along

As a beta tester, the game is amazing!!! Sad to see the beta universe disappear…..super excited to see the prime universe emerge, with many bugs fixed :D

11. The First Son of Krypton - January 27, 2010

Last night was fun, I was busy exploring trying to see if I could access the briar patch when I saw dozens of ships flying past me head to sirius. I tried to follow but my ship is a wee bit slow but it just felt awesome when my ship (USS Black Sun) warped into the Sol System and see a borg sphere going at it against many MANY other ships.

To which end, does anyone know if our characters will reset for the actual launch? It just seems to me tad unfair on the others that will join, expecially considering we already get a four day head start and that on top of what we already have through seems to me to be introducing too much imbalacing in the game

12. Cheve - January 27, 2010

I made a semi review of this from my pont of view on my english website with screenshots.

http://www.geekoteque.com/2010/01/end-of-beta-masacr-event-on-star-trek.html

13. Cheve - January 27, 2010

Yes. The characters will disappear on launch. It’s a clean start.

during the beta we have not been facing levled enemyes, earning medals, xp, etc propperly, but in a way that allowed the developerts to test the system instead.

14. Andy - January 27, 2010

I just got an email form amazon saying if I want my game to arrive on the 2nd I have to pay an extra 6 bucks! They should have shipped it so it would arrive at my house on time to begin with.

15. HomerT6 - January 27, 2010

I am glad I bought mine on steam! This is gonna be great! I bought a life time membership so no fees for me! :)

16. SerenityActual - January 27, 2010

The Klingon invasion was not well run, but once the Borg showed up it was great. Looking forward to Friday when I can do the Head Start. Good times!

17. Jeyl - January 27, 2010

So I’m going to spend six and a half minutes constantly shooting at a ball in space. Looks kind of boring.

18. JP Saylor - January 27, 2010

@17

The sphere was commanded by a GM if I’m not mistaken, so naturally it would have super natural abilities. This ending bit was just for fun, not the real game. As a beta tester, it was loads of fun and I played it for hours on end.

19. Zebonka - January 27, 2010

The ships don’t look very well balanced to me…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvf5Wihkb8c

One Klingon ship takes out like … a ton of guys before anything happens to him.

20. Tidras - U.S.S. Atlanta - January 27, 2010

I’m still on the fence with this one. I was initially put off by the “2D+” universe and limited ship control. But I did find some interest in the fleet actions and quest chains — there is definitely a lot of potential here. Can anyone weigh in on Cryptic’s track record developing MMO’s? If I go into this, I’m doing the lifetime subscription to take advantage of the additional perks. $240 + $50 clams is a risky investment based so bug-ridden a beta test…

21. nx01 - January 27, 2010

LMAO now all of you have a $60.00 game that does nothing until February.

I see no point owning this thin,g until you can play the real game.

I am a wait and see type of person, I might give Star Trek online down the road when maybe the game it self goes on sale.

I never understood the need to be first.

When play station 3 came out years ago I wanted one, but I did not have $800 dollars. I just got one finally a month ago when the price had dropped and guess what it is still just as cool at $299.

22. Qcjoe - January 27, 2010

Looking forward to release date. Beta was fun when I could get in the server.

23. DGill - January 27, 2010

Hmm. I didn’t know Borg spheres were that powerful. It took forever to destroy that damn thing.

24. Luke Sutton ("The Tenth Doctor") - January 27, 2010

I was there for the final hours of the beta, and WHAT an ending it was. The best bit being, in my opinion, the Borg invasion of Spacedock. A one-off event to be sure – can’t see them doing that during release!

Heres my video contribution, the Spacedock invasion is towards the end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCz3fAUh7mQ

25. Nicolai Veen - January 27, 2010

Damn, i knew i missed something out.

Well i got the lifetime subscribtion, i hope something like this will be done again in the future.

26. gracliper - January 27, 2010

Really, I’ve got a beta key in a contest by TrekMovie on Twitter and engaged on 20 hours non-stop gaming. After 3 reported bugs and several typos, I had a new addiction.

Of course it need some improvement till the release, but minor ones (to what they are proposing with it).

Already had pre-ordered on Amazon. Now I can’t wait till it arrive.

27. MDSHiPMN - January 27, 2010

Really, I just cannot afford to play this game.

I only buy maybe three videogames a year and would gladly buy a Trek game, just not one I have to keep buying every month.

This is one of many reasons I don’t play MMO’s.

Everyone that does, enjoy.

28. Ezytarget - January 27, 2010

You people don’t understand how MMO’s work in terms of subscription. Yes it costs around $15 a month to play, but you have to consider your overall entertainment budget for the month. Yes I know, a budget… it’s a scary word but we all have to have one. This budget includes eating out, going to a movie, renting a movie at home.. etc.

My wife and I used to be regular movie goers, prolly going twice a month. Then we would go out to dinner once or twice a week or meet up with some friends for drinks. Then we started playing warcraft together and we ended up playing for almost 2 years. It seemed expensive but really we were saving an average of $50-75 a month because we weren’t going out as much. We didn’t give up on life, we just didn’t go out as much as we did before. We stayed home, made dinner, plopped ourselves in front of our laptops and played for 2-3 hours.

Also, playing a game that has a subscription fee isn’t a big deal in the short term. All of us gamers have spent $50-60 on a game and ended up only playing it for a month or two. As much as I loved the recent Batman game I only played it for about a month or so, beat it and haven’t turned it on since. Sure there’s those rare titles that you play for 6 months to a year (or more) but how many of those come around?

My concern with this game is strictly performance issues. I have no idea how well it will run on my computer so I’m not going to waste my money and find that it runs like garbage on my computer. I’ll just have to wait for a free 3 day trial… hear that Cryptic?!

29. MagicDan - January 27, 2010

We fought off the Klingons on DS9, but when I went back to Earth…….

It was horrible. So much carnage, so many dead or dying…….

I was even trying to show my family the cool space station at the time.

“Why are all those zombies killing you?” “I thought you said you were good at this game”

Never had so much fun dying…….

30. Ashley - January 27, 2010

Haha, I dumped some money into a new cruiser half an hour before the end. Had to duck through borg to get to the requesition room, and then couldn’t find the customization guy (I think he was assimilated! D: ) so I flew it over to DS9, ducked through a bit more craziness, customized it, and flew back to Sol to kick some borg-butt. ^_^ Was a pretty fun time, I’ll miss the beta universe.. :(

31. RB - January 27, 2010

This looks like great fun. Like any MMO it will take time to work out the kinks, but this one looks like it will be off to a good start. I’ll be interested to read the reviews when they arrive online to see what people think of the actual non-beta game. I won’t be playing it, though, due to no Mac support. My PC is old and I won’t be upgrading anytime soon. But if they do come up with a Mac version, I’ll be there.

32. toasteroven - January 27, 2010

@7 Check out what Valve has been doing with Team Fortress 2. Content has been delivered since it’s release, game servers are hosted by users / clans, and the game is as popular as ever, all for the initial cost of the software with no monthly fee.

33. Torchwood68 - January 27, 2010

I played the all through the Beta and enjoyed it a lot. I can’t wait until Friday.

#28- I played STO on the same computer that I played Batman on without any difficulty

I love the sound of phasers and photons in the morning…. :)

34. MagicDan - January 27, 2010

Team Fortress 2? Do they have spaceships?

Oh……well then……

I’ll stick with this one

35. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - January 27, 2010

the klingon / Borg invasion was “fun”

the MMO new players didn’t follow instructions to kill the nodes
so we were swamped with borg.
The MMO noobs camped the Klingon spawn grounds and the Borg ran amok.

I thought “screw this” and beamed back to the ship and warped to sector space….

I got a big fugging welcome from 2 borg cubes.

“respawn” no thanks

I cant wait for Fiday tho, for the Heads start :D

I love this game

bye bye World of Warcraft

36. Wily - January 27, 2010

I also enjoyed the Open Beta, even though I got in late. Can’t wait ’til Friday! :D

37. Mirror Universe Spock - January 27, 2010

Is it better to buy STO through Amazon or in store at Gamestop?

38. Anthony Pascale - January 27, 2010

MU Spock
Each retailer has his own advantages. The link above lists all the retailers. You have to decide if you like the gamestop exclusive more than the amazon exclusive and also price.

or course TrekMovie gets a tiny piece of the action of those who click our amazon link so that is always nice, but dont let that be your deciding factor

39. JP - January 27, 2010

Just a quick question. I noticed in the one video that the photon torpedoes sounded as though they were using the sound effects from TOS. My personal preference is the sound from the TNG-VOY era. Do the sound effects change depending on the type of ship you have (ex: a ship from the TOS era vs one from TNG)? Thanks!

40. The First Son of Krypton - January 28, 2010

#32 – Team Fortress 2 isnt an MMO… so why make the comparison?

You may as well of said ‘Monopoly – New editions every year at no monthly cost’

I hate people who haterise on MMO’s and monthly fee’s. No one is asking you to buy it, thats your choice

41. Ashley - January 28, 2010

@39 No, the sounds of the photon torpedoes doesn’t change. But it’s good because in a chaotic battle, it’s easier to acknowledge if the photons are firing. The red alert sound is also TOS. ;)

42. Chrymsen - January 29, 2010

Now hooked on STO, so long to WoW. What a way to finish a Beta, even if I respawned more times in one day than I did in a week of playing. lol

43. Sylena - January 29, 2010

I’m with you Chrymsen… STO rocks!

44. Darksplinter82 - January 29, 2010

I was wondering why my video had so many views…Little shocked when I stumbled upon it here.

45. Sto Guide - January 29, 2010

I missed it….I will be joining back 1 hour from now..Head Start FTW!

46. Jay Clericus - January 29, 2010

Currently playing EVEonline, they have a trial so that you can see what it is like, can not see any trial for the game and hence am unlikely to give it a go, even wOw has a trial available for it

47. Ezytarget - January 30, 2010

As much as I want to see a trial as well I understand why they don’t. The servers would be just overloaded which would affect the paying customers. They’d rather wait and see the demand the paying customers have before opening it up to trial periods.

48. RexTrek - January 30, 2010

As someone who played the closed,and open BETA….Im def.Buying the Lifetime…..one of the best ST games I’ve ever played,and I’ve played ALOT of them..I look forward to seeing what the developers have further in store for US Trek Lovers!

49. Bucky - January 31, 2010

4:52 into the first vid, random dude yells “FIRE EVERYTHING!!!”

Trek Geek Gold!

50. eric - February 3, 2010

definetly looks cool! :)

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