Star Trek Online: Party like it’s 2385

Life moves pretty fast in the 25th century. I think it’s the 25th? I’m not even going to check. There are ray guns and space ships, so it’s the future sometime.

I’m dashing as fast as I can through the familiar old missions, and as I write this, I’m all the way up into the upper 30s. I kind of forgot how involved and long some of these missions can be, and sometimes I’m not going through them as quickly as I would like. With a month to go until the expansion, I don’t think I’ll have this character fully ready, but I’ll be happy if I’m in my endgame ship by the end of May.

One interesting feature that I’m experimenting more with this time around is the ability to freeze time in ground segments. Since it all takes place in isolated instances, there’s the ability to be able to do this, and that makes for cool picture taking opportunities — especially during combat. My only quibble is that sometimes there’s a lag between hitting the butting and having the time freeze take effect.

Even though I could have requisitioned the next tier up of ships, I’ve decided to stay in my Ambassador-class starship for the 30s. It’s simply one of my favorite Star Trek ship designs. I know I’m weird, but the Enterprise-C trumps all of the other Enterprises in its design. It’s just stately and sleek without being too curvy or too stark.

This is the U.S.S. Jorg, and I’ve taken far too many pictures of her sailing through space. She’s pretty durable, although that could be thanks to the purple gear rewards that the Delta Recruit event is paying out.

OK, one more picture, because this one is my favorite. The weather in space is cloudy with a 50% chance of rain.

The other night I took an excursion back to Spacedock. I don’t think I’ve commented on the redesign — it’s not that new at this point — but I definitely remember how Spacedock used to look, and boy is this so, so much better. They did a masterful job coming up with a space that makes for a great player hub that’s open, visually attractive, and offers quick access to key vendors.

I don’t think I’ve ever checked out the improved Club 47, so I made a point of doing so this time. Again, so much better than the old one, which I think was a disco floor and a few tables. This club definitely has an 80s neon feel to it.

If my character could look and dress like this, I would do so, full stop. Seriously, Cryptic, sell me these clothes!

My favorite environmental joke in the club is seeing a line of frustrated clubbers standing outside of the potty. Also, there’s only one potty for all of these races and genders. Seems like poor design.

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3 thoughts on “Star Trek Online: Party like it’s 2385

  1. foundryroundtable May 11, 2018 / 9:17 am

    There is a double XP event coming up at the end of the month. Once that hit’s you’ll start jumping a couple levels per mission. Level 60 won’t be hard to hit.

  2. HarbingerZero May 12, 2018 / 12:51 am

    Also don’t forget the duty officers. Spend a little bit of time getting them ramped up, and you will earn a level a day offline.

    Also, ditto on the Enterprise-C. Absolutely love it. Always hated that we didn’t get more screen time for it or the character of Captain Garrett.

  3. Galactrix May 12, 2018 / 8:16 am

    I believe the year in Star Trek Online is around 2410?

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