[STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

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[STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

Post by Psia » 01/16/18

Cryptic is getting a jump on their February 2nd anniversary date. Which is unusual for them. So pay attention each day and see if you can snag some nice stuff.

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Happy Anniversary, Captains!

It’s been almost eight years since Star Trek Online first launched out into the world, and we’ve had some wonderful memories. From interacting with Star Trek greats like Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and LeVar Burton, to battling the Mirror Universe and the Borg, and bringing time to a full circle with the Iconian War, we’ve boldly gone where no Star Trek game has gone before. We’re so grateful that you’ve been with us on this journey for the past eight years, and we want to show our appreciation with more than a week of giveaways!

Every day, From January 15th to January 23rd, there will be free STO items available for you to claim! Check back on this blog each day to see what’s available!
  • Monday, January 15th at 10am PT – Tuesday, January 16th at 10am PT:

    It’s a costume party! Visit the Costumes section of the C-store today, and you can dress your Captains in the 21st Century Formal Set, Intelligence Uniform, Mercenary Set, or Talaxian Costume for free!
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"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Re: [STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

Post by Duvessa » 01/16/18

I wish I played this game, LOL. :)

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Re: [STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

Post by Psia » 01/16/18

Tuesday, January 16th at 10am PT – Wednesday, January 17th at 10am PT:

Time for the prizes of the past to rise like a Phoenix! Head to the promotions tab of the C-store to get five free Phoenix Prize Packs, once per account!
Duvessa wrote:
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I wish I played this game, LOL. :)
No time like the present. Especially for these daily claims for free stuff you otherwise would have to buy outright or gamble for.
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"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Re: [STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

Post by Duvessa » 01/16/18

My problem is that I just have... ZERO desire to do planetary missions, at all, like... none. I just wanna get in my Starship and go, as it were.

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Re: [STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

Post by Psia » 01/17/18

Wednesday, January 17th at 10am PT – Thursday, January 18th at 10am PT:

Put your mining laser away. Just for today, you don’t need it. Head to the promotions tab of the C-store to get 10,000 Refined Dilithium, once per account.
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Post by Psia » 01/18/18

Thursday, January 18th at 10am PT – Friday, January 19th at 10am PT:

Are you this close to finishing that reputation you’ve been chasing? Never fear. Today only, you can pick up 200 marks of your choice in the promotions tab of the C-store.
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"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Post by Psia » 01/19/18

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"The food is good, the wine is excellent, the staff timely. All that is lacking is your company." - EQ2 Raven Mythic FAQ

"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Friday, January 19th at 10am PT – Monday, January 22nd at 10am PT:

It’s everyone’s favorite holiday – free ship day! Head to the ships section of the C-store all this weekend, Captains, and you can get a T5 Defiant Tactical Escort Retrofit, a T5 Dhelan Warbird Retrofit, and a T5 B’rel Bird-of-Prey Retrofit, all for free!
Remember that to claim each ship, you must have at least one character of Level 50 or higher in that faction to claim each of those starships to your account. Also, you need to have a ship slot open in your shipyard as well as an inventory slot open. Some C-store ships will slip straight into your shipyard. While others appear as an inventory crate to be unpacked later. Just depends upon how new to the C-store the ship was at the time it was made available to player's. Once a C-store starship is claimed by one character it becomes an account unlock. Any newly leveled character can claim it later at no cost.
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"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Re: [STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

Post by Psia » 01/22/18

Monday, January 22th at 10am PT – Tuesday, January 23st at 10am PT:

The celebration isn’t over, Captains! Head to the Promotions tab of the C-store to get two free specialization points per account!
One more day to go!
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Re: [STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

Post by Psia » 01/23/18

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Nothing is guaranteed when you’re making a video game. I can remember over eight long years ago when we were just about to release Star Trek Online to the world, we were proud of what we created and couldn’t wait to show everyone. The team was curious how the game would be received. Would people like our take on this rich universe? Would people show up to live out their dreams of being a Captain in Starfleet or the Klingon Defense Force? There were hushed hallway conversations, as if we were discussing the haunting of deck 12, wondering if the game was successful how long of a run could it have? Many online games don’t last more than a couple of years, could we do better? Could we match the length of the longest Star Trek series at seven years? Like I said, in the video game industry nothing is guaranteed and risk is everywhere…but on the Star Trek Online team risk is our business.

I’m humbled to announce that Star Trek Online is now eight years old, and has surpassed the longevity of any Star Trek series that has ever existed. We’re now the longest-lasting touchstone for this 51 year franchise, and still going as strong as ever. In a year where you could enjoy Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” as you launch your own model Phoenix, as well as the dulcet tones of the Star Trek Online team’s “Artisanal Audio” April Fool’s joke, I think you’d have to ask Cadet Tilly of the U.S.S. Discovery how awesome 2017 has been.

This past year brought a brand new story arc to the forefront that was teased in 2016, but really took shape in 2017, with the introduction of a devious new foe in the Tzenkethi. Heard of on several shows but never seen, they provided an excellent opportunity for the art and design teams to stretch their legs and create an enemy group with a truly unique look and play style. The Alliance fought against the Tzenkethi’s surge of genocidal aggression across the Alpha Quadrant, while getting assistance from a couple of classic allies along the way. We were able to add the voice talents of J.G. Hertzler’s General Martok, and the incomparable Levar Burton as Geordi La Forge. This all-out defensive struggle for the Alliance has gone back and forth all year, and will finally come to an epic conclusion today with the release of our 8th Anniversary Episode ”Scylla and Charybdis.”

In addition to the amazing story line, we added some fantastic features that help bring you even deeper into the universe of Star Trek Online. The Tzenkethi were introduced with some fantastic queues, as well as a brand new Battlezone with challenging new mechanics. We expanded the R&D system with the new Kits and Modules school to let you further customize your ground combat experience. Next up, we added competitive PvE gameplay through our Wargames content, allowing players to compete against each other without having to directly engage in combat with their opponents. Along with that addition, we completed a total rebalance and revamp of our Space and Ground skills. The skills were made clearer, more straight-forward, and ensured every choice a captain chose to make was valuable. Later in the year, we added the Endeavor System, offering Captains a new challenge to complete for a reward every other day. This system has served to strengthen the community and bring them together to experience content from across the game's lifetime, and showed new players of STO corners of the game they may have never seen. In our final season of 2017 we added a brand new Primary Specialization in the Miracle Worker Spec, and our first Five Tier Fleet Holding since the launch of the Fleet System.

2017 was an absolutely fantastic year for Star Trek with the release of the amazing new show Star Trek: Discovery, and for Star Trek Online with amazing seasonal updates of story content and features. We’re looking to push Star Trek Online to new heights in 2018 with new story lines and a major update that will have Morn talking the ear off of anyone that will listen.

With over 160 episodes and eight proven years of updates, there has never been a more exciting time to jump in to Star Trek Online.

Happy 8th Anniversary, and I can’t wait to see you in game!

Stephen Ricossa
Executive Producer
Star Trek Online
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"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Re: [STO] Eighth Anniversary Giveaways

Post by Psia » 01/23/18

Final Free stuff!
Tuesday, January 23rd at 10am PT – Wednesday, January 24th at 10am PT:

It’s the final day of our giveaways, Captains, but we’ve got one last gift for you. Head to the promotions tab of the C-store to get two free Universal Tech Upgrades per account!
"The food is good, the wine is excellent, the staff timely. All that is lacking is your company." - EQ2 Raven Mythic FAQ

"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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