Star Trek Online – Earn Bonus Ore During Dilithium Week Event

Star Trek Online's Dilithium Ore Event

Beginning last Thursday, February 5th, Star Trek Online’s Dilithium Ore Event runs through February 12th, giving players the chance to earn bonus ore by completing specific in-game content.
Details of said content and the bonuses earned by playing it are as follows:
Vlugta Asteroid Field:
100% Bonus Dilithium Ore for Daily Mining Missions
100% Bonus to all Rich Dilithium Claims
Fleet Dilithium Mine:
100% Bonus Dilithium Ore for Daily Mining Missions
Everywhere else in the game
50% Bonus Dilithium Ore
Dilithium rewards from completing Event Reputation Projects no longer receive a bonus.
The dilithium you earn for completing a reputation system will no longer receive a bonus.
The event ends at 10AM PST on February 12th, but there’s still three full days left to get that ore!

Star Trek Online’s Delta Rising arrives October 14th

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Cryptic has just announced that Star Trek Online’s Delta Rising expansion will be released on October 14th, 2014. As previously discussed, it will not only raise the level cap but jump into Voyager story space with new territory and famous figures from the franchise.

Developers have also released a new dev blog detailing equipment in the expansion. One of the simple rules of existence is that when Delta Rising goes live, a lot of your old equipment in Star Trek Online is going to be a lot less relevant. There’s no way around it. A jump in the level cap that leads to Mark XIV equipment naturally makes Mark XI stuff less potent by comparison. But rather than forcing you to earn a whole new set of loot, the expansion’s upgrade system for gear should allow you to take an old favorite and bring it up to par. Players can buy, trade, or craft upgrade kits, which add a certain number of tech points to an item being upgraded. Once enough tech points are acquired, a small dilithium fee is paid and the item can be upgraded to the next rank, possibly increasing in quality along the way. For more details on how to accelerate the procedure, check out the full blog entry; it looks as if you won’t have to say farewell to all of your old equipment after all.

Star Trek Online : Update 9.5 to Feature a Comprehensive Crafting Overhaul

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A short developer diary has been posted on the Star Trek Online site that should be of keen interest to players in general and crafters more specifically. According to executive producer Stephen D’Angelo, every aspect of crafting has been given the once over and reworked. Players can expect to see the changes when v9.5 goes live on the Tribble test server in late July.

Our goal is to have a crafting system that our players enjoy and are excited to use. We’ll be providing detailed dev blogs on each aspect of the new system over the coming weeks, explaining how the system works and the reasons behind our choices. Be sure to keep an eye on the game news when you are not busy powerboarding on Risa during the summer event.

Free ship slots will be got in Star Trek Online

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Boldly going where no one has gone before in Star Trek Online will be easier than ever come Thursday. Cryptic announced today that it will be gifting all existing players with two additional ship slots on Thursday, May 8th.

Players begin with two ship slots and obtain more by leveling, buying them in the store, or from other in-game achievements. A ship slot allows for the storage and use of a starship, giving players the option to switch between ships as needed. Two ship slots from the store costs 500 ZEN.