Star Trek Online sets Deep Space Nine Victory is Life expansion for June 5 as players grumble over newest faction

Star Trek Online has officially put a launch date on its Deep Space Nine-based expansion, Victory is Life: June 5th, at least for PC.

“The Deep Space Nine-themed update takes Captains on a maiden journey to the Gamma Quadrant, where they team up with crew members from DS9 to battle the Hur’q. This includes Quark (Armin Shimerman), Odo (René Auberjonois), Kira (Nana Visitor), Doctor Bashir (Alexander Siddig) and eight other characters voiced by the original cast members. The expansion also introduces a brand new Jem’Hadar playable faction, increased level cap, seven new episodes, an all-new Gamma Quadrant Sector Battlezone and other gameplay features.”

Meanwhile, as technically Star Trek Online is adding a new playable faction as part of the expansion, you should probably temper your expectations. You should temper them quite a lot. As players are discovering while they explore the test servers, there’s not a whole lot of original content for the Jem’Hadar faction.

In fact, there is only a single Jem’Hadar-specific mission before faction players will have to make a choice to join up with the Klingons or Federation and go through all of that content. It was also noted that the race itself has limited customization options, no racial hub, no female characters, and only one starship.

“I don’t mind that they’re a small f(r)action that start at 60, but the way they are implemented seems… lazy? Rushed? Bare minimum,” one poster said on Reddit. “The JH only have one unique mission (without intro movie) that ends up with them picking either the FED or the KDF as allies. Out of the blue, without reason.”

If players do want to secure a couple more options for their Jem’Hadar characters, they can go ahead and pre-order the Gamma Vanguard pack from the store. Cryptic’s sweetened up this pack with the addition of an EVA suit and three Jem’Hadar bridge officers.

Source: Reddit, Star Trek Online. Thanks Leon and Lostcritter!
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