Star Trek Online talks about ship remasters, offers a charity bundle, and makes players angry over pants

    
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Care for a random bundle of Star Trek Online news? Well you’ve come to the right place, friend. Let’s get started.

Seeing as how the game is all about the Mirror Universe with the latest season launch, it’s given a reason for the devs to remaster some of the ships. STO’s lead starship artist Thomas Marrone not only showcases some 25th century starship changes but also has a bit of fun with the whole Mirror Universe thing going on.

On the subject of ships, the game is selling some charity bundles that include some starships as well as a unique pet, title, and shield overlay among other things, provided players buy the right tier of bundle. 100% of the proceeds will be going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and will be available until Sunday, September 19th. This drive is part of Perfect World’s Level Up charity initiative, with the aim of supporting organizations that seek to build an inclusive future.

Finally, we turn to Reddit for a bit of fun and a community uproar (which kind of describes Reddit as a whole, really). The uproar is all about pants, as some players are upset that an advertisement for some uniforms themed after Star Trek: Lower Decks didn’t specify that the pants pictured would not be included with the outfit and that there would be no pants whatsoever. In fact, the pants in the image are from a Discovery season 3 store item.

As for the fun thing, one STO player has managed to craft a crew based around the cast of the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds series, and we have to say, the job done by this particular player is extremely good.

sources: official site (1, 2), Twitter, Reddit (1, 2), official forums, cheers Albert and Nonnameplease!
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Hikari Kenzaki

If you pay any attention to my twitter (or One Shots, or when I tease Kael on stream) you know I’ve been super excited for the inclusion of Lower Decks into STO.

Happy to get these uniforms. The “Basic” pants are fine, since they are effectively TNG pants. Nothing says the (23)80s like plain, black slacks.

I wish they had:
1) Given us scants since Boimler is obsessed with them.
2) Made the jacket clasp trim a 4th color channel so we could make dress whites.

But, most of this is from Season 1, so I’ll be happy with what we got.

I still want a California class, but I kinda get why they went for the Parliament. It’s the ship that would be the S1 Hero Ship if the story wasn’t about second-stringers.

And they’ll probably come out with a Legendary Bundle with the Cerritos at some point…

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Neurotic

“…Nothing says the (23)80s like plain, black slacks”

❤❤❤

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Peregrine Falcon

Angry about pants for a new uniform?

The KDF still doesn’t have the TOS uniform for Klingon females, which we were supposed to have at launch. And the male Klingon TOS is just the top, you have to use generic pants with it.

Oh BTW, have they added exploration to STO yet? About 5 years ago the devs did say they were working on it.

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PanagiotisLial1

Seems cryptic games, STO included, are ending windows 7 and gfx card level 10 support for those that use a bit older PCs

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Armsman

If by ‘bit older’ you mean ancient, The minimum graphics hardware requirements are from Nvidia’s GeForce 400 line which was released back in 2010. Hell I’m always surprised that some MMOs will run on and the OS that reached public end of life more than 2 years ago. Most banks won’t even accept a connection if it’s coming from a Windows 7 PC.

And actually people are more upset about the free mirror universe pack because the costumes in the pack are character only, not account wide, and they don’t mention that anywhere in the marketing materials announcing the pack and how to obtain it. So if you do go to claim it you better claim it on a character that you want to use the mirror
uniforms on.

That’s also a bit of a departure from how they’ve done these type of packages in the past because usually when they give out costume pieces they give them out account wide; but as these are also available in their Lobi store – That’s probably why their character only.

All the above said it would be nice if Cryptic would mention that in the marketing material.

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Hikari Kenzaki

The video cards they are requiring players to “upgrade” to are older than STO and Neverwinter.
Kudos to anyone who can play the same game on the same computer for 11 years, but my cellphone has better specs than they’re requiring.
Once an OS gets end of life, support for it on other apps quickly follows suit.

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Stormwaltz

Welp, now this will be stuck in my head all day.

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Spaceboy

The mirror content has been very enjoyable so far. The TFO is a bit of a “waves of bad guys” thing, until the final boss, but still not terrible. And the episode is fantastic! The final reveal really got me excited. Looking forward to getting the mirror Gagarin, even though I just got a Donnie on my fresh Temporal Recruit.

STO has really been a breath of fresh air for me after finally dropping WoW.

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Neurotic

Glad you’re enjoying it! Some of the stories are brilliant, and imo easily cement STO on a higher plane of writing than many other MMOs.

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Hostagecat

Always good to see a positive STO post…..the game just doesn’t get the respect it deserves, and no i am not being sarcastic. Its a good game that is often forgotten and not talked about.