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Star Trek Online update spills ahead of official announcement
Posted: 21.03.2013 10:40 by Nick Akerman Comments: 3
Star Trek Online has been threatening to receive an update for weeks. A countdown indicated some kind of announcement for 1pm GMT today, but it appears the German and French websites have released news of the reveal slightly early.


A NeoGaf user has uncovered a description that suggests players will take on the role of Romulus' heritage after the planet has been destroyed alongside Remus. This will bring about a number of gameplay tweaks, as detailed below:

"Romulan Republic" playable faction
KDF and Romulans will be playable from level 1 to 50 - currently KDF starts at 20 (I think)
New Reputation System for an anti-Tholian task force
Complete UI revamp - improved look and feel, option to customise colour scheme
Denise Crosby returns to provide voice for Empress Sela


Although the official announcement is yet to go live, we'd be surprised if these details are wide of the mark.
Related games: Star Trek Online (PC)

Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 21, 2013
herodotus
I'm almost tempted to scrap my Lvl 50 KDF character for a Romulan, but he's so advanced along the episodic list. Damn I want me a D'deridex now!
Great move by Cryptic, and might see many a Silver player plump for subscription to get a third character, a Romulan resplendent with their uncontrolled Vulcan emotions, tackling the UFP.
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Mar 21, 2013
Longsword
This update has me so eager and excited to play it. This is what I've been waiting for since I've started playing STO!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 22, 2013
herodotus
It's actually worth re-subscribing just to get a Romulan 'toon', the sly buggers.