Closing in on their scheduled release date for the first Star Trek™ Online expansion, the STO development team has been relentless in releasing blogs regarding all the changes and additions taking place. Almost daily since the official announcement of their first expansion, STO players have been inundated with developer blogs regarding everything players will see once May 21st has been reached.
Many of the players have already gotten some idea of what’s incoming however, their test server known as ‘Tribble’ has been the testing grounds of this expansion; offering an easy means for their players to jump into the new STO coming their way. While most MMO’s offer test servers and chances to copy over characters from their live servers, the players of STO have this option available at all times from ‘Tribble’. Any player at any level of progression in the game can easily copy their current character(s) to ‘Tribble’ by logging into their account on the website, selecting the ‘My Account’ listing once logged in, and then select to transfer a character. The process there after is about a 2 hour wait until the character will be available; which leaves plenty of time to download the test client from the patch menu once logged in to the game.
While many initial responses seemed unimpressed with the radical changes planned for their now 3+ year old game; after continued efforts on both the developers’ and players’ parts the kinks of disgruntle are being readily ironed out. Comments from their blogs can serve as easy evidence of as much with minimal upset over elements such as audio tracks proving more worthy of debate than the changes actually being announced.
Any hardcore MMO gamer that has not yet experienced the game as it is, and even some who maybe have; may find the improvements and additions being brought to the game very worthy of experiencing firsthand. The entire interface is undergoing construction, players will be allowed to begin in any of the 3 available factions from the start, and probably most impressive of all is the fact that even with all the STO team is introducing new to the game; they have no plans to charge for access to that content anymore than they do to the game currently under its free-to-play model, unlike many of its competitors with expansions that have released.
Be certain to hit their official website for in depth details, or just hit the slideshow for a quick peek at some of what’s in store for the Legacy of Romulus changes.