Star Trek Online launches Season 11.5 today

    
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Time after time after time etc.
Are you tired of Star Trek Online‘s clunky old skill system? Are you eager to start showing your strategic side in space battles? Do you have a deep investment in the Na’kuhl from their brief appearances on television? All three of these wants are being addressed in the game’s newest patch, Season 11.5, which deploys on the game’s live servers today. The skill system revamp is in, the Strategist specialization is in place, and the Na’kuhl will challenge players in a sequence of new Red Alert events.

Players can also take advantage of the new visual slots for ships to customize a ship’s look without concern for performance, or they can take part in the new Admiralty campaign centered around the Romulan Republic. Check out some screenshots and the trailer for the half-season patch just below, and enjoy everything the update has to offer today.

Source: Cryptic Studios press release

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StClair
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StClair

It’s sadly ironic that we’re getting almost exactly the same bait-and-switch that we did with ENTERPRISE:

“Remember how we said we were going back to the roots of the franchise, back to exploration and strange new worlds and all that?  Yeah, well… here, have two more seasons of war.  And time travel.”

(I actually enjoyed how the first few feature episodes tied things together from the different series and made them work… sort of.  But this is not what I wanted the whole season to be about, especially since as things go on, the weak points in any plot involving time travel become more and more impossible to ignore.)

KorbenDallas
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KorbenDallas

Greaterdivinity melissaheather Maybe with the success of Star Citizen will inspire developers, but I think it will be some years to come. It would be great to go and explore with friends :)

Damonvile
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Damonvile

melissaheather Disney isn’t really backing star wars games. They sold the exclusive 10 year license to EA in 2013. They retained the rights to make games for mobile and tablets but everything else is all EA. 

Hopefully viscerals rumored Han Solo, open world RPG is a better offering and not just a reskinned Uncharted, like DICE’s battle field was. :P

Wandris
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Wandris

melissaheather That is the thing about graphics, they evolve faster than games can be developed. Although I think what is on the table now is what we are going to get for a good while. There will still be some MMO development but nothing like there has been. I don’t think it is a bad thing though. A game like STO has come a long ways. I never progressed far in the game but enough to know that what they have in it now is way more polished and interesting than what it was 5 years ago(or whenever it launched). How many people skip past a game like STO just because of having their time and attention split between whatever big new shinies there are? For me I look forward to and hope these games are around for a long time and not just one day lost forever like we have seen with some games already.

Kaiser Sosey
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Kaiser Sosey

TommyTim4 melissaheather Greaterdivinity I really wish someone other than Cryptic had the IP license from day one. Imagine what this could have been under a well funded studio? The IP has all the potential in the world. Cryptic has done what they could with the resources they have, but i’m thinking this really could have been huge under the right studio. 

Here’s to hoping that the IP can move on in the future, but unfortunately the appetite for big budget mmo development has dried up.

DanielReasor
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DanielReasor

The link embedded in “Source: Cryptic Studios press release” just goes to a list of Massively OP articles with the “Cryptic Studios” tag.

I mean, yes, doing my own search for that press release a second from now is going to be quick and easy, but why bother embedding that link?  Why on Earth does this site’s editors always do that, when tags are just listed at the bottom of every article anyways?  If you’re going to embed links in the body of an article, make it a link to whatever outside source you’re referencing.  That’s how embedded links are done literally everywhere else in the English speaking world.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

huh, i don’t know not feeling it, was not all that impressed by this trailer..will chk out the new systems though!

TommyTim4
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TommyTim4

schlag sweetleaf Greaterdivinity  did they really add Nazis to the game?  if so, good for them.   It’s not Star Trek unless Nazis show up at some point.

TommyTim4
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TommyTim4

melissaheather Greaterdivinity  “pirates of the burning sea in space”  That is exactly what STO feels like.  It seems that if Cryptic stripped out all of the Trek references and gave the game in its current state a Space Pirate” theme, it would be a much better game.

darkthunder84
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darkthunder84

ThatLanteshGuy Just like to add: Any respecs you might have already accumulated prior to S11.5 under the old skill system, is STILL VALID. If you hit the Respec button, it will show the # of tokens you have available (plus the free respec given today).