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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
Welcome to Season One: Common Ground

This is the first major update of Star Trek Online since launch and it contains a lot of updates across the entire game. The team is very thankful to all of the players who took the time to help test these changes on the TRIBBLE Test Server. Now on to the Release Notes!


Lifetime Subscriber Perks
We’ve put together a special thank you package for our Lifetime subscribers:
  • Classified Access Codes – A free C-store item. (This grants access to the items below)
  • The Captain’s Table – A special social area exclusive to Lifetime subscribers, available to both Federation and Klingon captains. Once you've unlocked the code, there is a spacial anomaly outside of Earth Space Dock and Qo'nos which will transfer you to the exclusive bar.
  • Special In-Game Title – “Career Officers” are those who’ve joined Starfleet or the KDF for the long haul.

PVP Updates
  • Wargames - FvF is here! Federation players can now participate in PvP against one another to better prepare for the dangers of the battlefield.
  • New PvP Map – Explore “Shanty Town,” a brand new Ground Assault map available for both Klingon and Federation players.

New Ways To Customize Your Captain
  • Off-Duty Uniforms – Experience the STO universe in style! Starfleet officers will have the option to change into off-duty outfits to enjoy more casual attire.
  • New Stances and Hairstyles – Further customize your Captain by changing his or her hairstyle, or adopting two brand new stances: Stern and Relaxed.

New Ship Options
  • New Klingon Battle Cruiser – The K’Tanco Battle Cruiser has been made available to Klingon Lieutenant Commanders.
  • Klingon Ship Customization - Use the ship tailor to customize your Bird of Prey or Raptor.

New Fleet Actions
  • The Big Dig – Available in Romulan space.
  • DS9 Under Siege - The True Way has attacked and boarded DS9. Repel the invasion to save the day.
  • Klingons Can Play, Too – Klingon Captains may now access the Crystalline Entity, Big Dig and Breaking the Planet Fleet Actions

Skills Respec Is Here
Unhappy with your Captain’s skill point allocation? Talk to the respec contact to change things up. Respec contacts are located at the Center of Earth Space Dock and K7 Stations for Fed players, and at the sparring ring in Qo'Nos and on Ganalda Station for Klingon players.
  • All characters will receive a free respec token when they log in to Season One
  • All characters receive an additional free respec token as a reward at each ship promotion mission
  • Players can spend merit to obtain additional respec tokens. The merit price to purchase a respec goes up at each rank.
  • Players can purchase a respec token for 400 CP in the C-Store.

New Skills
  • Starship Attack Vectors – Improve your ship’s accuracy and critical hit chance.
  • Combat Maneuvers – Improve your ship’s evasion and turn rate.
  • Starship Battle Strategy – Improve your ship’s critical hit severity and damage resistance.

New In The C-Store
  • Bridge Variants - All new ways to update your Bridges’ look, available for a low price in the C-Store for both Federation and Klingon ships.
  • Federation Ship Variants – New takes on your old favorites, available for a low price in the C-Store.
  • Tribble Test Server Rewards - Players who participated in the last Tribble Weekend will be able to claim their free Tribble of Borg and Tribble Crash Test Dummy Title.
(eta for these items to be available in the store is by EOD March 25th)

Now on to the rest of the Release Notes! (continued below)