While it’s no shock that STO is going to take advantage of STD — Hey, that’s Star Trek Discovery for you! — to bolster the game’s new content, I’m a wee bit surprised that it took so little time for the STD ships to make their appearances. Three of them are coming to the game soon, with the Shenzou (Walker-class) as a lobi ship, and the Discovery (Crossfield-class) and Klingon Sacrophagus as lockbox ships.
For the 8th Anniversary of Star Trek Online, Cryptic announced a couple of things. There is currently a giveaway going on …and never say no to freebies… along with some activities we usually get for Anniversaries. Call me crazy, but whatever the nine new emotes are, those are the things that intrigue me the most.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an Anniversary without a new free ship. In this case, a Bajoran Interceptor.
As gaming goes, I am very picky…. often by necessity. See, I suffer from Simulation Sickness, which means I get headaches and sometimes nausea when playing first-person video games. This problem eliminates a significant number of options for me, which is why I mostly play MMORPGs that don’t force a fisheye view on players (An example of this is Age of Conan, which I tried a couple of years ago but couldn’t play for more than half an hour before passing out with a giant headache), and Real-Time-Strategy games.
Real-Time-Strategy games in particular are definitely a favorite. Recently we’ve gone back to a RTS game that we have played on-and-off in the past: Men of War Assault Squad 2.
S’right, there’s a lot of stuff being pushed out on STO lately: Re-Engineering! Re-generating the Infinity Lockbox! Feature Episode Replay! Sompek Returns! It sure is a lot of Re- being used and lots of shit being Re-cycled!
Do I sound excited by all of this through my liberal use of exclamation marks? Hell yeah! Because Exclamation marks are cheap and today my sarcastic bitchiness is just bursting at the seams!
This post is long overdue: I began drafting this in late November but never got around to finishing it, because we were in the midst of leveling these new toons. At this point most of what I wrote is outdated, but I just wanna show off the new guys!
I guess I should go and update the original post (for instance, all the new toons have progressed quite a bit since), but… I don’t wanna. Right now I am sort of in a maintenance mode on Star Trek Online, mainly just logging in to do daily refinements and little else. Frankly, there isn’t much going on — the Winter Event is more of a chore to me than an actual event, and the last time any new content is released was back in October. It’s been a bit of a drought on STO, but it’s giving me an opportunity to focus on something else for a change. Not necessarily a bad thing.
Now on to the original post.
A long time ago, in a
galaxy MMO far, far away…
…I started this Blog when I first started playing Star Trek Online, but STO wasn’t my first MMO. Oh no. That distinction belongs to Rift, a game which I really, really liked back in the day, and had a bunch of really, really cool Guildmates whom I still miss. Sometimes I miss them so much I try to log back on to Rift, but that game has gone through some server merges and whatever the reason is, I can’t access my toons anymore.
Anyway, recently Trion Worlds, the developer of Rift, launched a thing that managed to piss off the playerbase in a big way. MMOs of all stripes, take note of the lesson here: rein in your greed, because as Trion Worlds found out, you can only push your players so far.
I don’t play any Star Wars games, and I don’t even own a Playstation, but the latest PS4 commercial for the Star Wars Battlefronts 2 game blows me away! It’s cute. It’s funny. It’s weirdly romantic. It’s brilliant!
The best part? It actually makes me want to play this game.