honestly, I found this one of the more interesting Ask Cryptics in a while. While much the same "PR spin" we have come to expect there were some interesting little nuggets for me.
Q: (westx211) Will there be playable liberated Borg Romulans for Lifetime Subscribers?
STO Team: Yes! More details will be provided in our upcoming blog about Lifetime Subscriber/ Veteran/ Gold Member rewards.
I am both surprised and delighted at the straight and succinct answer here. Great to see Roms getting there liberated Borg.
Q: (kekvin) How much VO work will Denise Crosby be doing for the new faction?
STO Team: A lot! She is reprising her role as Empress Sela and is featured in several episodes, narrates the Tau Dewa Sector Block introduction, and will congratulate Romulan Republic players upon rank up. I get chills every time I hear her speak in-game.
In a word, Fascinating. I hope this means we will get more in the Sela mystery and intrigue with regards to all the hanky panky Hakeev has been up to.
I can't wait to get into more of the Romulan Republic storyline, When is phase two of beta testing going to be?
Q: (psiamesse) How high on the whiteboard is the Exploration revamp for STO?
STO Team: With the success of the Foundry, in many ways player authored missions has become the Exploration content within Star Trek Online. Now that Foundry missions offer valuable rewards, they are much higher quality episodes than the Genesis maps that were shipped at launch. Sometime in the next two years, we would like to leverage the popularity of the Foundry as a legitimate way to explore the galaxy.