When you begin playing the MMORPG Star Trek Online you start off with a basic starship, but as you progress through the game you get access to bigger, better and more specialized ships. Atari has just released a series of videos profiling five of these ships, you can check them out below. Plus we have all the latest STO updates and news, including the schedule of releases for April and May.
Star Trek Online Ship Videos
April and May Updates
Cryptic has updated the startrekonline.com/calendar page with all the April and May enhancements to the game, here is the full list.
RELEASING IN APRIL
- 8TH-14TH STF: Khitomer Accord
- 8TH-14TH C-Store Items
- C-Store: Klingon Bridge Pack "Bird of Prey"
- C-Store: Fed Escort Variant "Hephaestus"
- 15TH-21ST C-Store Items
- C-Store: Fed Bridge Pack "Destiny"
- C-Store: Fed Science Variant "Nimbus"
- C-Store: Emote Pack 1
- 22ND-30TH STF: Undine Terradome
- 22ND-30TH Season 1.1 Update
- Joined Trill – Klingon Faction
- TOS/MirrorU – Female Outfit Updates
- Difficulty Slider and Death Penalty
- Commodity / Memory Alpha Update
- Exchange Improvements
- Space Auto-Fire
- C-Store: Klingon Bridge Pack "Carrier"
- C-Store: "Pakled" – Playable Fed Species
- C-Store: Fed Cruiser Variant "Nomad"
RELEASING IN MAY
- 13TH-19TH C-Store Items
- C-Store: "Caitian" – Playable Fed Species
- C-Store: Fed Bridge Pack "Prometheus"
- C-Store: Fed Escort Variant "Maelstrom"
- 20TH-28TH Season 1.2 Update
- Accolade System
- Squad System (Sidekicking)
- Episode Replay
- C-Store: Fed Science Variant "Comet"
- C-Store: Emote Pack 2
Star Trek Advisory Council – With TrekMovie.com
Atari has just announced a new ‘advisory council’ (including yours truly) that will consult with the game makers in an ongoing basis. Here is the announcement:
We’re happy to introduce the Star Trek Advisory Council, where we speak to members of the Star Trek and Star Trek Online community to learn more about what our fans want from the game.
The Star Trek Online Advisory Council is an informal group of Star Trek and gaming fans who have been tapped to provide input on the development of STO. Based on Earth in the Sol System, the Council will also become ambassadors for their readers, viewers and followers who want to provide suggestions and tips on how Star Trek Online‘s 25th century storyline might further evolve.
The Star Trek Online Advisory Council charter members are:
Adm. CHRIS FISHER
Adm. JEREMY RANDALL
Adm. JONATHAN LANE
Adm. BERLIN NICCALS
U.S.S. Shut Up, Wesley
Adm. ANTHONY PASCALE
The Star Trek Online Advisory Council will add more members in the near future. If you wish to be considered for membership, or if you have any questions, our hailing frequencies are open at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Star Trek Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich has conducted a couple of new interviews, here are the links:
If you want to get into the 25th century and play Star Trek Online it is available at Amazon discounted currently for less than $25 (or $47 for the collectors edition), and that includes a one month subscription.