Star Trek Online – Special Auxilliary Craft – Yellowstone Class Runabout Refit

27 02 2012

Smaller than a starship but larger than a shuttlecraft, the Yellowstone is the newest Runabout in the Federation line.

The Yellowstone comes with an advanced Tetryon-Plasma Engine. This engine grants a +32 bonus to your Starship Warp Core Potential. The Tetryon-Plasma can also be ejected behind the Runabout. Any enemy ship that passes through the Tetryon-Plasma cloud will be slowed and may have its engines knocked offline. The Tetryon-Plasma Engine may be used on any small craft or fighter.

Like other Runabouts, the Yellowstone is often used as a tow vehicle. It comes equipped with a Tractor Beam to handle these utilitarian missions.

Items from the Yellowstone Class can only be used on other small craft.

Unlocking this option also unlocks a Yellowstone Class non-combat pet that can be launched from your starship. The pet does not take up a device slot, but does need to be in your inventory to be launched.



















Star Trk Online – Personal Starships – U.S.S. Sulaco

25 02 2012

The reason fo my previous post about the Starship “Costumes” of Star Trek Online is made clear…I’ve been waiting to show off my favorite starship from the game. This comes from my first online character, Adm. John Able. His command ship is the Assault Cruiser  U.S.S. Sulaco, NCC-93736. I call her “The Beast”. She’s big, beautiful, and armed to the teeth. Granted she’s a little slow in the turns, but a few engineering console upgrades will help with that.

Her design consists of components from the Imperial Class, Noble Class and Majestic Class. And, yes, she is named after the Colonial Marine Cruiser from James Cameron‘s Aliens.


Star Trek Online – Starship “Costumes” – Various Classes

21 02 2012

In the early days of Star Trek Online, before the release of the Specialty Starship classes, unique starship “Costumes” were made available to purchase, with C-Store Points,for each of the Admiralty Level classes. Essentially, they are a new addition to each class of vessel, either to be used in whole or as components that can be used in combination with the original 3 classes availble in-game. There are 6 costumes available:

Hephaestus Class

Maelstrom Class

Imperial Class

Nomad Class

Comet Class

Nimbus Class

Federation Starship – Odyssey Class – Additional Images

8 01 2012

Here are a few images recently posted on Facebook of the Odyssey Class U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-F. Here you can see her with the Saucer separated from the Secondary Hull, and an as-yet unmentioned Auxilliary Craft, perhaps the Captain‘s Yacht? I must say I am looking forward to having this ship class available on Star Trek Online.












































Star Trek Online – Special Starships – Tactical Escort Refit

7 01 2012

The original Defiant, commanded by Captain Benjamin Sisko, was on the front lines during the Dominion War. When it was lost to the Breen at the Second Battle of Chin’toka, Starfleet assigned the U.S.S. Sao Paulo to Deep Space Nine, but gave Sisko and his crew permission to rename the ship to Defiant.

Almost 35 years later Starfleet has launched the Tactical Escort Refit: Sao Paulo Class in honor of that ship. This vessel comes equipped with Quad Phaser Cannons. This fearsome energy weapon draws power from the ship’s engines to deal massive damage to an enemy. The Quad Phaser Cannons scale in effectiveness with your Rank and Grade, and may be equipped on any Escort or the Dreadnought Cruiser.






















Star Trek Online – Personal Starships – U.S.S. Ney’Tiri

6 01 2012

Having grown bored with the Science Role, I decided to start over again and create a new character for Star Trek Online. This time, we are taking the more aggressive approach with a Tactical Officer. We also decided it would be fun to be play an alien this time around. I chose an Andorian, one of my favorite alien races thanks to the performance of Jeffrey Coombs as Shran on Enterprise. So here have for you the first of our upgraded starships: the tactical escort U.S.S. Ney’Tiri, NCC-93530. Yes, she is named after the Na’Vi character portrayed by Zoe Saladana in James Cameron’s Avatar. I’m actuallu planning to name all subsequent starships after either characters or creatures from the film. Anyway, she is a combination of the Gladius Class and the Rapier Class. She’s fast, well armed, very maneuverable…and ugly. But I like her anyway.

































































Star Trek Online – Personal Starships – U.S.S. Sojourner

10 12 2011

Moving right along within Star Trek Online, character has finally made it to the rank of Captain. This is thanks in large to the new Duty Officer system, which is kinda fun to mess with. As usual, the promotion comes along with a new class of starship. Using the last of my C-Store points, I opted to purchase the Bellerophon Class Refit Long Range Science Vessel. The only modifcations to her design were to use the nacelle pylons of the Discovery Class, and then a different Aztec pattern. She is christened the U.S.S. Sojourner, NCC-94360. She has been upgraded to include the Prototype Red Matter Capacitor, Enhanced Plasma Manifold, Photonic Displacer Module, Subspace Field Modulator, and the new Nadeon Detonator Module.

I love this design. The game designers even went so far as to include the variable geometry aspect into the warp nacelles. Whenever you go to warp, they rotate up into position. I have included here numerous shots of this awesome new ship.





















































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