I wrote about one of my main STO toons some time ago, the Gorn Engineer General Gortusk. I mentioned that he flies a Tarantula Dreadnought, the I.K.S. Worldbreaker, in no small part due to the fact that I was always putting him in the biggest ship I could afford…. and the Tarantula is definitely a BIG ‘UN. I’ve tried to build it as effectively as I can, but frankly, it’s not an easy thing to do. Not that it’s difficult to achieve: it’s just that it requires a pretty specialized build that isn’t effective for any other ship.
Whew! That was a lot of Ship Mastery grinding over the weekend!
See, Cryptic decided to nerf the amount of Ship Mastery XP awarded in Red Alerts, so there is a lot more grinding needed to get Ship Traits. On top of that, the new Jemmie Vanguard ships come with a new feature, namely a level VI Mastery that allows that Ship Trait to become Account-Wide. This is not a bad feature, except the part about level VI requiring roughly the same amount of XP from level I to level V! Which means the amount of grinding just DOUBLED.
So, yeah. After a weekend of grinding, I still only got 3 of the 4 Jemmie Vanguard ships done. But after flown all four ships for a bit, I want to write a quick impression on those ships.
Cryptic just published the stats of the new DS9 lockbox ships. Now these days I don’t really want to dive into discussions of ship stats anymore, but the JH Battlecruiser here needs to be highlighted.
Oh boy. Cryptic just published the stats for the upcoming JH Vanguard ships and Cardassian Intel Ships. Here is an obligatory preview.
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.