2013-2409: The Neo-Legacy of Romulobsters begins here...
There are a lot of Space MMOs you could be playing right now. EVE Online has been awesome following it's 10th anniversary, and I'm among the now 250+ Kite Co. Truckers. SWTOR is still full of large, active guilds, a paid expansion, and a F2P model that is meant to push you towards being a subscriber.
But none of them has Denise Crosby, Zach Quinto, and Leonard Nimoy in the cast. None of them lets you play as a Trill, Ferengi, Klingon, Gorn, Romulan, or Reman. None of them is 100% free for all playable content (including user-created missions) in the game. For that, you need Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek. *swelling music*
Welcome to 2013's Star Trek Online, with the Legacy of Romulus expansion launching May 21st. The game has a new UI, new mechanics, a choice of three starting factions (instead of just the Federation, now every faction can start at level 1). Plus all the recent Season additions like starbases, fleet holdings, the duty officer system, and New Romulus embassies.
Dev Blogs & Videos:
- Livestream of starting a new Romulan character
- Denise Crosby video!
- Denise Crosby podcast!
- UI designer interview video
- Reman characters
- Romulan uniforms
- New Klingon Defense Force content
- Upcoming content changes (STOwiki)
Joining the SNL Federation Fleet: After your Romulan character reaches the end of the first story arc, you will have the option to ally with either the Federation or Klingons. If you ally with the Federation, your Romulan character can be invited to the SNL fleet. If you ally with the KDF, there are many fleets who will welcome you, or with enough players we can consider reviving the Intergalactic Space Crabs as a Romulan/KDF fleet.
Brand new F2P users have a restriction on in-game communication like /tells, so your best options are:
- post details in this thread, or
- send game mail to "@brackynews" or "@hero_swe", or
- Fleet search for "Space Neon Lobsters" and anyone who is online should be able to invite you, provided you can "/tell name@user" them.
Returning players: If you have not logged in to your Federation character in over 12 months you have most likely been removed from the fleet, or bumped down in officer rank. No harm done, and easily fixed. Looking forward to welcoming you back and getting officer positions filled up again!
New players: STO is still entirely Free-to-Play, including the Legacy expansion. BUT if you are serious about playing long term, especially with multiple characters, you will gain a lot of perks and save a lot of unnecessary purchases by being a subscriber from levels 10 to 50 on each character. The perks persist after your subscription ends, so consider a 1-month (Gold) sub to get the most for your money.
SNL Fleet Events
Space Neon Lobsters still ride! And work together co-operatively.
For the rest of May, I'll be logging in to the game every evening (CST/GMT-6) for as long as I can manage for fleet invites and giveaways. You do not need to be logged in to receive an invite, but if you are a new F2P user /tells are restricted, so post here!
There is a lot of Mk II to Mk X gear in the fleet bank helpful for levelling up a new character, and it will all be first come first served, new players and veterans alike.
On June 1st we will have a contest/draw for in-game prizes, and ZEN cards. Watch the forums here for details!
(BTW, very likely it will be difficult to log in on the 21st, but these queues always disappear a couple days after any content update.)
Live Long, and Lobster.