Star Trek Online introduces a ship cosmetic system in Season 11.5

Star Trek Online Lead Programmer Daniel “FlyingTarg” Razza has good news for captains who want to micromanage just how pretty their ships are.

Beginning with the next big update, he says, “Captains will […] be able to equip Deflectors, Impulse Engines and Shields in the new Visuals tab to modify the visual appearance of their ship, without using the stats or set bonuses on those items. The items equipped in the slots in the Visuals tab overrides the appearance of any matching item that is normally equipped.”

Basically, it’s a cosmetic system for ships that lets you customize ship part stats and appearance separately, limited to Deflectors, Impulse Engines and Shields.

Season 11.5 launches April 12th, complete with new featured episode Temporal Front.

Source: Official site. Thanks, ThatLanteshGuy!
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TommyTim4
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dwhisper  it is really about adding another way to monetize. Remember this is Cryptic where no good deed goes unmonetized.  While I agree more options is good and space Barbies are fun.  However, I fear this will lead Cryptic to spot adding visuals to items that players can get for free and add them into lock boxes or the cash shop.

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johnmynard SimyJo  I can see how some people find exploring in EVE and ED boring.  But I also see how running the same STF in STO over and over just to grind out rep points is equally boring.  One of the big problems that STO has now is that gameplay is all the same thing.  Pew Pew Pew and then repeat.

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I wouldn’t think so. If there’s nothing in the override you would be effectively using nothing to cover up your shield.

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johnmynard seannewboy I  get that, but i want to use reman shields and get the look, do i need 2 shields?

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SimyJo No…there was NEVER any exploration in the series except as a jumping off point for the actual plot of the episode.  The Enterprise on got up to shenanigans when she was hip deep in a mineral survey or cataloguing gaseous anomalies, we never saw the weeks of doldrums and boredom between adventures.
Why? 
Because it’s boring and no one would watch it.  If you watch a documentary on television about the savannah in Africa.  You don’t see the month that the camera crew was out there recording everything to get that 90 minutes of footage that make it into the documentary.  Because it’s largely wandering around aimlessly with a camera and waiting, lots of waiting.
J
ust think, every time there’s a holodeck episode, it happens because
there is nothing happening in the real world and we are essentially
watching the crew play a video game to kill time.
If you want to go cruising around for 15 days playing the same minigame over and over every 5 minutes, go for it.  Meanwhile, we’ll be over here timeskipping the boring parts and fighting Borg or Dominion or Iconians.  It’s a GAME.  It’s not supposed to be boring.

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seannewboy The cosmetic slot overrides the look of whatever is in the working slot.

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mysecretid Well, if nothing else it will give me more slots to store my ever growing number of items i don’t want to part with due to time concerns but can’t keep in my bank(because it’s full) and can’t store on my ships in dock because they too are all full.

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SimyJo 
Except that there was exploration in Star Trek Online at launch, and for at least two or three years thereafter.
I was pulled out more recently, because the system they had wasn’t very good, and it was just announced in a podcast interview with dev Geko a few days ago that a new version of exploration has been worked on for a while now, and is slated to make a return to the game.

seannewboy
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I just hope you dont have to have a 2nd of things to put one in the working slot and one in the visual slot.

SimyJo
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Star Trek [all of the tv series and films have been all about exploration – at their core, in their very essence.
Cryptic brings out a Star Trek MMO and there being zero exploration is an instant fail.  A total failure by CrypticStudios to understand what makes Star Trek.  Cryptic seem more interested in selling you all new ships.

Thanks, I think I’ll wait for Star Citizen for a real space exploration experience.