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Odyssey-class starships to celebrate Star Trek Online 2nd year
Posted: 25.01.2012 13:04 by Simon Priest Comments: 7
February 2nd marks birthday number 2 for Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online, and in celebration the Odyssey-class (Enterprise F) starship will be added to the roster.

Users level 5 or above will have access to a mission where they can 'test drive' an Odyssey starship, and will be given their own once it's completed. What about Klingons?

Engineer Kani leads the Odyssey-class mission for users level 5 and above, while KDF level 21 and over get a shakedown mission with a Bortas (Vengeance) class starship.

These two starships are provided for free during the four day celebration of the MMO, but will be unavailable once the ceremony ends for quite some time. "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," blog Cryptic.

"The event will run from around 10 AM PST on Thursday, February 2nd, through around the same time on Monday, February 6th." Once again Cryptic are using Q as the "master of ceremonies."

"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," outlines the developer.

"Complete the mission to receive an Odyssey class ship of your very own."

Don't worry because Klingons aren't left out: "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."

Both starship additions are time sensitive in the short term.

"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," continued Cryptic.

Will you be celebrating Star Trek Online's second birthday, video gamer? It's free-to-play now.
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Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jan 25, 2012
nocutius
For a nice free ship, sure :).
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 26, 2012
herodotus
There will loads of us queuing to visit "Q" (hehe) to see what we can see. Have subscribed to the Tribble Shard so I might get a sneak peak. I can't wait to get my hands on this beauty, for it really is a spiffing looking crate. Sleek, sharp and built for speed and combat. My Klingon will happily take his Bortas for a clash with the UFP in the Sirius Sector as he has Diplomatic Immunity there, though that might not last long:-)

What is not mentioned is the rider that states that after the event the ships will disappear from sight for many, only to no doubt resurface in the C-Store sometime down the track.
By YouriRevenn (SI Veteran Member) on Jan 26, 2012
YouriRevenn
How many of us play this game? Don't we want a clan? :D
I have 2 wings. 2 more players needed to create a clan.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 26, 2012
herodotus
I am in a Fleet already (Maquis Vangard) but would be happy to party up.
If there were enough SI members to form a fleet we could, as I'm a Gold and have that access. Noone seems keen though and I have yet to be contacted by anyone from here in-game (pm).
What we need is a list of players' names "in-game", as in what you see when you type in the chatbox, not your character's name.
eg. jack@herodotus (VA50 "Jack" Renoir Raphael).
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Feb 06, 2012
Longsword
I finally gave STO a whirl and I'm in love. I would enjoy having more people to play this fantastic game with (Seriously, my inner Trekkie is going crazy over here!)
I'm Galen@Bendegusz
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 06, 2012
herodotus
I'll send you an email in-game Longsword (the name of my Sovereign Class, BTW). See if we can't get you invited to the Marquis Vanguard Fleet.

I doubt you can play STF's yet but if you ever need a hand with Enemy Encounters or any other team play hit me up and I'll bring my big bugger ("USS Pegasos") into the fray. I can also help out with any items you may need.
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Feb 06, 2012
Longsword
Thank you, Herodotus. I greatly appreciate it :D