star trek online

Official Site: Star Trek Online
Studio: Cryptic Studios/Perfect World Entertainment
Launch Date: February 2, 2010
Genre: Sci-Fi Themepark
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

The Stream Team: The Borg are back with Star Trek Online’s Incursion

Having Borg in her own universe was bad enough, but now Massively OP's MJ has to deal with Borg invading from another universe in...

Star Trek Online’s Incursion and season 30 are live on PC

The Borg aren't really that threatening any more in Star Trek Online. It's hard to still feel menaced by a threat that has been...

Rumor: Embracer is trying to sell Gearbox – and therefore Cryptic and its MMORPGs

The Embracer Group contract disaster continues to generate destructive waves all over the gaming industry, and now it's landing at our doorstep, as the...

Star Trek Online Incursion launches for PC on September 12, starring Garrett Wang, Kipleigh Brown, and Erin Macdonald

Star Trek Online players will soon be boldly going back into the Multiverse plotline with the release of Incursion, coming to PC on September...

The MOP Up: RuneScape’s community is ‘smashing’ that Necromancy skill

Jagex said that Necromancy has proven to be a huge hit in RuneScape, with the community taking to this new skill line like a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 433: Throne & Delay

Justin and Bree discuss Throne & Liberty's delay, WoW's upcoming patch, DDO's mini-expansion, and financial reports for NCsoft, Pearl Abyss, and Square-Enix, with adventures in Palia, LOTRO, New World, and Star Trek Online, plus mailbag topics on rich economy-centric sandboxes and MMOs that need graphical refreshes.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 432: Palia breaks through to the other side

Justin and Bree discuss Palia's soft launch, WoW Classic hardcore realms, ArcheAge 2, ArcheAge's future, Ashfall, and Nightingale, with adventures in LOTRO, STO, SWG Legends, and Palia, plus a mailbag topic on mundane but enjoyable MMO activities.
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Star Trek Online opens up a special museum to tour the franchise’s starships

With a massive franchise spanning decades and numerous television shows and movies, Star Trek boasts a mountain of legacy content under its belt. So...

Perfect Ten: 10 memorable MMO marketing campaigns from the genre’s past

Believe it or not, MMOs get off easy when it comes to notorious marketing campaigns. Anything on the following list, good or bad, is...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite Cryptic MMO?

A little ways back, I made the claim that Cryptic Studios' MMORPGs are -- for me -- the epitome of "comfort gaming" in this...

The Daily Grind: Do you have MMOs you play for the story rather than progression?

I've recently been musing about how we create categories for MMOs in our own minds. There are those "home games," for example, that we...

The Soapbox: Why Cryptic’s MMOs are the epitome of comfort gaming

They say you never forget your first kiss. I honestly can't recall much about mine, but I do vividly remember the day that I...

One Shots: The hero of your story

No matter how legendarily humble you are, it's hard to escape games trying to make you the central hero. When a cutscene literally shines...

MMO Business Roundup: Unity clings to AI, Apple appeals again, Embracer restructures

Business doesn't take a break, and so neither must we. Except for holiday breaks. But then those also can get busy because studios sometimes...

Massively Overthinking: The MMOs we wanted a decade ago

Back in May, MOP's Justin penned a fun blog piece on his Bio Break blog about the games he wanted all the way back...

The Stream Team: A first timer’s visit to the Lohlunat Festival of Star Trek Online

It's the summertime in Star Trek Online, and that means it's time once again for the Lohlunat Festival event, but this time around it's...
We good? I hope we're good?

Star Trek Online’s summer event returns June 28 with medieval fantasy-styled ship and weapon rewards

The beaches of Risa are calling out to players of Star Trek Online once more as the MMORPG's Lohlunat Festival summer event is coming...

Vague Patch Notes: Examining the MMO tiers, from the Big Five to maintenance mode

I've mentioned many a time that one of the ideas behind the Vague Patch Notes column here on MOP is to have a place...

The Stream Team: Talking Star Trek Online’s Unraveled with devs

Star Trek Online's newest season, Unraveled, brings Massively OP's MJ face-to-face with the Tholians (and their webs) again -- with an interesting twist. While...

Star Trek Online releases Unraveled, its new episode, and its new TFO for console

Console fans are finally joining their PC siblings in Star Trek Online's Unraveled season, which has kicked off on Xbox and PlayStation today. As...