Star Trek Online’s 2 year anniversary event started yesterday… I hadn’t logged in to play in ages (even after they went F2P), so I figured I’d log in and see what improvements they may have made to the game since I last played.
Loading screens are prettier, they revised the ground combat system (I didn’t do any ground missions, since I was just checking out the anniversary hoopla), and they do appear to have fixed some bugs.. I may have to give it a more in depth re-vist next time SWTOR is down.
Look who's 2!
Here’s a blurb about the Anniversary event, from the official site.. I will say the new Odyessy class ship… turns like a freaking house.. would not want to be in a fight that required a lot of quick movement.
Q: So what are we celebrating?
A: Star Trek Online first launched on February 2, 2010. This week marks the second anniversary of the game being live. We’re also celebrating the recent shift of STO to a free-to-play game.
Q: How long does the event run?
A: From around 10:00am PST on Thursday, February 2, 2012 through around 10:00am PST on Monday, February 6, 2012.
Q: What are the parts of the celebration?
A: In addition to the fun activities planned by the community, there are two special activities that you can participate in. First is a daily Q mission and second is a one-time flagship mission.
Q: What is the daily Q mission?
A: Each day, you can talk to Q at Earth Spacedock or on Qo’noS. When you do, he will offer you a mission that has you go to Starfleet Academy or the KDF Academy. This mission involves chasing down some pests that got loose, then returning to Q. Remember that you can run faster by pressing the Shift key to sprint.
Q: What are the rewards of this mission?
A: When you complete the mission, Q will give you a choice of reward. There are three choices.
1) A “Two Year Anniversary Party Popper” item that does silly things when you use it.
2) A mystery box.
3) A box with 500 Dilithium Ore in it.
If you choose the mystery box, opening it randomly awards one of four things.
1) A box that contains random Green, Blue, or Purple quality item.
2) A box that contains some high end consumables.
3) A 1 hour Skill Point boost.
4) The “One Year Anniversary Party Popper” item that does silly things when you use it.
If you complete the mission multiple times and choose the mystery box multiple times, you may get the same reward more than once. The reward is random and there is no guarantee that you will get different rewards each time.
Q: How often can I do the Q mission?
A: Each time you do the mission, you cannot do it again for 20 hours. This makes it doable roughly once each day, which is why we call it a daily mission. If you go back to try and get the mission, it will show a countdown timer there of how long you need to wait before the mission is available again.
Q: How does the flagship mission work for Federation characters?
A: One time during the event, a Federation character of level 5 or higher can talk to Engineer Kani on Earth Spacedock to start the mission. The mission will ask you to take a brand new Odyssey class starship out on a shakedown cruise. At the completion of the mission, the character will receive a non-tradable inventory item that contains a starship. This item cannot be opened to actually get the starship until the character achieves the rank of Vice Admiral at level 50.
Q: How does the flagship mission work for Klingon characters?
A: One time during the event, a KDF character of level 21 or higher can talk to Engineer Tum’Era on Qo’noS. The mission will ask you to take a brand new Bortas class starship out on a shakedown cruise. At the completion of the mission, the character will receive a non-tradable inventory item that contains a starship. This item cannot be opened to actually get the starship until the character achieves the rank of Lt. General at level 50.
Q: Is there any other way to get an Odyssey class or Bortas class starship?
A: Not at this time. The ship is free to everyone who completes the mission during this event. After the event, there will be no way to obtain these ships for some time. We have not decided on when they will return to the game. You can expect that variations of these ships will show up in the C-Store next month.
Q: Is there a fast way to get to the event location?
A: There is a transwarp button in the mission journal that can speed your travel to Earth Spacedock or Qo’noS if you need it.