Star Trek Online Celebrates Second Anniversary
Star Trek Online is celebrating its second anniversary this week. A developer diary from Executive Producer, Stephen D’Angelo, details the celebrations that players can participate in. The events only last until February 6th, so make sure you check in!
We are rapidly approaching Star Trek Online’s second anniversary on February 2nd, 2012. To celebrate this moment in Star Trek history, we have four days of fun lined up for you. The event will run from around 10 AM PST on Thursday, February 2nd, through around the same time on Monday, February 6th.
As with many STO events, Q will be the master of ceremonies. Log in each day and seek out Q at Earth Spacedock or Qo’noS, and he’ll have something unusual to do. Q is easily bored and really enjoys watching humanoids do silly things. Complete his task, and he’ll have a fun prize for you! Log in all four days to collect all the prizes. What are they? You’ll have to find out for yourselves by joining in the event.
Q isn’t the only one celebrating, however. Starfleet Command is commissioning the new Odyssey class cruiser starship that weekend. Players level 5 and above should report to Engineer Kani (in front of Admiral Quinn’s office on Earth Spacedock) for a mission to take one of the new Odyssey class ships on a shakedown cruise. Complete the mission to receive an Odyssey class ship of your very own.
When the Klingon Defense Force intelligence service alerted the High Council with Starfleet’s activities, they decided to launch their newest ship, the Bortas (Vengeance) class starship the same day. KDF officers level 21 and above should report to Engineer Tum’Era (in front of the Great Hall on Qo’noS) for a similar shakedown mission. Those who complete the mission will earn a Bortas class ship of their own to command.
These two ships will be free to everyone during the event, regardless of level or rank. The ships require you be level 50 to fly them in combat, so characters of lower level will find an item in their inventory that they cannot use until they reach level 50. After the event, these two ships will no longer be obtainable for a while. We have not finalized details yet on when they will return, but we will announce the details once we have them.
The specifications on these starships are classified at this time, but if you watch this communication channel over the next couple of days, we’ll give you a sneak peek of these incredible ships.
Starships and prizes are just part of the celebration. The real joy comes from seeing so many people enjoying the universe Roddenberry created, and sharing in the experience online. I look forward to seeing you all in the Star Trek universe for the celebration!