It is time to catch up on the latest from the Star Trek Online MMORPG. First up, Cryptic have finally updated their online "Path to 2409" back story. We also have a video showing off difficulty settings, a video demo of a mission, and more, including asking Cryptic if they are desperate.
Path to 2409 completed
The setting for Star Trek Online is the year 2409, thirty years after Star Trek Nemesis (and twenty-two years after the destruction of Romulus in 2009’s Star Trek). Before the release of the game, Cryptic posted a number of ‘yearly’ log entries to tell the story, but left the story only half full, or at least online. A complete timeline is in the STO tie-in novel "Needs of the Many" and now a full interactive version is available online. CLICK TO CHECK IT OUT.
Season One Update Two Live + Difficulty Slider video
Over the weekend Cryptic rolled out their "Season One: Update Two", which added accolades, squad support and more. In addition Cryptic released a video showing off the difficulty setting, which was added in Season One: Update One in May.
Ask Cryptic – Desperate Gamemakers?
Today there is also a new Ask Cryptic, which covers a lot of ground including upcoming features, ships, mini-games, and more. But one player asked a bit of a biting question about Cryptic's recent "welcome back" promotion aimed at bringing back players who dropped the game:
Q: chrystofer: Why are you offering welcome back promos, so early, do you think this makes Star Trek Online seem desperate?
A: No, we don’t think so. We’ve made tons of change and additions to the game since launch. All the STFs, Injury System, Difficulty Slider, Accolade system, tons more as well. These were all made based on feedback and requests from the community and players of the game. We don’t think that letting people know about the changes and trying to get those who might’ve left because we didn’t have a certain feature is desperate. Seem like good business sense. : ).
STOked demo mission and talk user generated content
In the latest episode of the STOked video podcast, the boys do a live demo of the Kuvah’Magh mission. They also brainstorm ideas for user-generated content (an expected future feature for STO).
If you want to give Star Trek Online a go without buying it, you can play a demo of the game for an unlimited amount of time (with some restrictions) and includes the “Stranded in Space” mission. More info and demo download at startrekonline.com/demo
If you want to get into the 25th century and play Star Trek Online it is available at Amazon discounted currently for less than $28 (or $48 for the collectors edition), and that includes a one month subscription.