Star Trek Online captains have a lot to look forward to with a pair of announcements from the development team. First off the bat, PC players will be able to take part in a new Featured Task Force Operation called Pahvo Dissension starting today. Next, console captains can look forward to the Mirror of Discovery launch on March 5th.
Star Trek Online players on PC can now check out the new content offered in Mirror of Discovery, an action-packed chapter that will see players meet the dreaded Terran Empire Captain Tilly. New content includes two featured episodes, Para Pacem and Illusion of Communication. In addition, there are a number of ninth anniversary events to take part in, the ability to check out the new Personal Endeavor System and take part in the Battle at the Binary Stars event.
When Star Trek Online is patch with the Mirror of Discovery content expansion, they will also find a number of significant updates to character art in the game. A new developer interview has been published on the game’s site with FX Artist Robert Quinn where he speaks of the changes players can expect, including updated hairstyles to provide a more uniform look across all platforms and that yield better performance.
The Star Trek Online team has shared a post from an individual named Nick Gasper who wrote about his father’s and his love of the Star Trek franchise. The “rant” (according to the writer) begins with how much his dad loved Star Trek and raised his son to believe the same. “Sit down, this is important,” Nick’s dad would say. By sharing those moments through the years of their lives together, they created a bond that has lasted even after the passing of Nick’s dad several years ago.
The Star Trek Online site has been updated with a new developer diary that lays out the details about the game’s upcoming ninth anniversary. The event kicks off on January 23rd and will run through February 11th. During the anniversary celebration, a number of activities will be available for party hearty captains.
Star Trek Online will be getting the next chapter in the ongoing Age of Discovery story arc. On January 23rd, the Mirror of Discovery will send players to a confrontation with Captain Killy, “the ruthless leader of ther Terran Empire’s ISS Discovery”, the mirror version of Cadet Sylvia Tilly from the “normal” timeline. Also included in the update are two Discovery episodes, anniversary challenges and an updated Endeavors System.
The Star Trek Online team has laid out the brand new details about the new Personal Endeavors system, essentially an account-wide progression system for captains of level 60+. Each day, captains will be given a trio of “Personal Endeavors” (easy, medium, hard) “that are shared account-wide and unique to every account” and are an addition to the “Universal Endeavors” (formerly server endeavors). These endeavors will “unlock account-wide stat increases”.