Star Trek Online announces its fourth expansion, Victory is Life

It’s time to head back to Deep Space 9 in Star Trek Online with the announcement of the game’s fourth expansion. Star Trek Online: Victory is Life sees players heading through the Bajoran wormhole into the Gamma Quadrant to deal with the mysterious threat of the Hur’q, the invaders who attacked the station as part of the game’s last featured episode. Captains will have to reinforce the station and prepare to fight back against any further invasion.

Aiding players in this are the new Jem’hadar faction, which allows players to start at level 60 with a variety of important unlocks already completed. That won’t start them at the cap, however; players will be able to reach level 65 and take on new missions, which include the voice talents of Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Armin Shimmerman (Quark), Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), and J. G. Hertzler (Martok). Check out the trailer just below, and get ready for the first voyage into the Gamma Quadrant for the game.

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kofteburger
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kofteburger

This is when the fun begins.

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Chris Moss

I don’t even play the game but this made me excited!

veldara
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veldara

I can definitely appreciate Cryptic’s goal with this expansion, which is a love letter for vets of the game and DS9 fans. That said, I would hope the team would take the opportunity to revamp the game for new players with this expansion.

As it stands now new players are looking up at a mountain not an uphill battle with all the reputations, fleet reputation (if they decide to start a fleet with friends), R&D, Duty Officer system, and the Admiralty system which in itself has four reputations within it.

I’ve been playing this game off and on since the day it first came out, I bought the physical Collectors Edition of this game at a Gamestop at launch, and to this day I’m STILL working on maxing out R&D and all the other reputations. Gods above help the poor new player souls that even try to play catch up in this game now.

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Ken from Chicago

For new players, none of that matters. You can play from level 1 to max level without worrying about reputation, R&D, duty officers, admiralty system, etc. You can do the quests, level up, do endless foundry quests and even (for some reason) pvp.

If you like added bonuses, if you’re trying to min max, they might matter. If so, there’s a ton of wikis and YouTube tutorials that can help a new player–or a returning player–the ropes.

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Ironweakness

This is exciting news! I’m still new to the game with a lot of existing content to play but I’m glad to see new things coming for the game.

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vgees

Ooh! I can’t wait to play this, and being a DS9 fan in particular, I’m looking forward to the story and the new faction. STO may not have aged the best of all MMORPGs, but I love that it gets new content on a regular enough basis.

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JonBuck

So, playable Jem’Hadar, Vorta, and…I wonder what else? Cardassian? Looks like you start at level 60, which makes sense from a story perspective. I can’t imagine doing Facility 4058 as a Jem’Hadar.

semugh
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semugh

ugh, a level cap raise… omg what now?…

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McGuffn

All your ships are now useless as we prepare for T8 ships.

(If Microsoft can just skip numbers so can games)

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Armsman

If they start doing “T7” versions of everything – yeah, I’m out. T6 versions of everything T5 that you had to buy again was enough of a cash grab (IMO).

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Richard de Leon III

I would be upset at t7 ships, if only because I love a lot of the t6 ships. I rarely use the t5s at cap unless it didnt have a t6 version or had some nostalgia factor involved.

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NeoWolf

A new faction would have been something that potentially could have brought me back to the game for a time…BUT a level 60 faction..meh I want a start to finish experience, not an endgame pat on the head.

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Aaron Weddle

i seriously doubt this a legacy of romulus type expansion would ever happen again with Faction content from 1- 40 or how ever high LoR went up to if anything it would be 1-10 like Agents of yesterday then some story farther down the line

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NeoWolf

Who knows, your probably right though as Craptic have never gone all out when they can get away with going half ars*d :) Shame though as all factions added to the game deserve a WHOLE experience not an endgame highlight :(

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Castagere Shaikura

Sounds good as DS9 is my favorite of the new trek. But DS9 without Sisko is kind of weak.

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Armsman

Amazing to me that a 25 year old show is still referred to as “new trek”. ;)

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Castagere Shaikura

Not everyone is your age son. Its new Trek if you grew up with TOS.

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Armsman

Just FYI – been watching Star Trek first run on NBC since 1969 (I was 6); so yeah, I get it; but with the TOS rebooted JJ Abrams film series (2009 – 2016 and possibly still more to come there); and ST: D (IE Discovery) at 25 years old, DS9, which I also enjoyed can’t really be called “new Trek” at this point and time . :)

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Ken from Chicago

“Hey, dude, I saw this ancient movie and it had a cool way to fool your enemy in chat by exaggerating about how long it’ll take to heal up. You just replace minutes with hours and seconds with minutes.” — Youngin.
:-)

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TheDonDude

Nana Visitor is back as Kira? Hrm, may need to check this out.

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rayraycharlie

Awesome! Can’t Wait! As a returning player, I am impressed with how much better this game has become. Great community and a lot of resources to make your perfect space Barbie!