Graduation Day for the Delta Recruits

No, you didn’t read the title wrong, nor did I mistype — this is about my Delta Recruit toons, despite the fact that we are in the midst of the Klingon Recruit event and I’m leveling the new Klingon toon. Why, you ask? Well. That’s because one of my Delta Recruits is a Klingon (Salassa), and the shiny new toys that came with the Klingon Recruitment event made me want to revisit her. 

And one good thing leads to another, which just happens to be my other Delta Recruit Toon, the Tellarite Zdrossk. How so? Read on and find out!

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New Klingons!

Whew! I don’t even know what to call the latest Klingon thing on Star Trek Online. It’s a new season “House Reborn”. It’s STO 11th Anniversary. It’s a new Klingon Recruitment Event. It’s all of that, and it’s glorious! But the point is, this is the best time to get a new Klingon toon going right now.

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Titan Class Science Destroyer

Thanks to the insanity in my Real Life in the past few months, I’ve been mostly absent from active gaming and therefore missed a few things in that time. I am cautiously hopeful that real life will gradually return to “normal”, so today I’m catching up on one of the things I missed: namely, introduction of the T6 version of the Luna-class science vessel — a much requested upgrade of the old ship.

Why talk about this particular ship, you ask? Blame it on nostalgia. Way back in 2014, I bought the T5 Luna Science Vessel for Heidy; not only is the U.S.S. Inquest Heidy’s original command and where she ICly earned her wing, it’s also the first ship I ever bought in STO with real money, and the first online purchase I ever made on any game. So yeah, this ship means something special to me.

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In Memoriam

Real life has been extremely bad for me in the last few months (above and beyond COVID). My mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly less than a month ago, and since she resides overseas, we had to scramble to attend her funeral…. which is no easy feat under the current COVID situation.

Meanwhile, my dad had a fall about 3 weeks ago and had been in the hospital for over two weeks. Early this morning my brother called that my dad also passed away unexpectedly — shortly after being discharged from the hospital.

This is probably the roughest time I’ve had in my entire life, losing my dad and mother-in-law within the span of three weeks, which is why I haven’t been posting online much. But I do want to record this.

T6-X Upgrade Day

Just wanted to do a quick post today.

The T6-X upgrade is being rolled out today, so I thought I’d poke in and take a look. And…. yeah, the title image says it all. SERVER LIMIT REACHED.

This is the first time I’ve encountered this on STO. On the bright side, it means a lot of players are logging in for this new toy; on the less bright side, is this also proof of Cryptic’s server downsizing that was widely believed to be the cause of endless lagging and rubberbanding?

Anyway, not sure what is up with that.

Accelerate Your (ONE) Reputation (To T5 only)!

I swear, I’m not doing this on purpose. 

But these days, it’s like every piece of news coming out of Star Trek Online is a farce. Depending on where you stand, it’s either bad comedy, or rage-inducing monetization practice. It’s almost as if Cryptic is deliberately trolling and trying to get a rise out of the playerbase, for shits and giggles.

What’s new? Well now you can spend 3000 Zen to advance One Reputation on One Toon, to Tier 5!

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The Inquiry Shitstorm

I almost didn’t write this post because it’s just too much negativity coming out of STO lately, but I thought I’d record this for prosterity. Cryptic announced the introduction of the Inquiry-class Battlecruiser last week (er, 10 days ago?), which immediately unleashed a wave of backlash from the playerbase.

Again.

So what else is new?

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