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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Star Trek Online has a pretty robust Global Channel System. Anyone can create a new global channel at any time, and for any purpose. A few of these channels have grown in size and popularity to be the best channels in the game, or at the very least, the most populated. This page will keep a list of public and popular channels, help and advice channels, etc. Please do not add Fleet or Alliance channels. Channels used as personal playgrounds or personality cults are prohibited as well. Channels with abusive moderation will be removed as well.

Joining a Global Channel[edit | edit source]

Right click on any Chat Tab in the chat window to bring up the Chat Configuration Window. Click on the Channels Tab and enter the name of the channel you wish to join (or create) in the Join/Create window. Then click Join. Alternatively, you can type "/channel_join ChannelName" where ChannelName is the channel.

The maximum number of channels you may be subscribed to is twenty.

Official Channel[edit | edit source]

STOWiki has an official Global Chat Channel. You may use it to discuss articles, ask guideline questions or simply hang out with your fellow co-authors while playing the game. Simply follow the instructions above and join STOWiki.

Global Channels[edit | edit source]

The following are global chat channels that are both open to the public and have at least 100 subscribers:

Channel Description Members [1] Type
Accolades The Accolades Channel exists to bring together those players who enjoy collecting every accolade in the game. A secondary mission of the channel is to help put together experienced players for Fleet Action's, STF's, Red Alerts, Re-Mastered Mission runs and more. 1894 Accolades
Club Noob A Trading channel with a little more to it. Buy, sell, trade, community chat, loan, advice, ship builds, pvp chat, pawns. 527 Community
DOFFCalls This channel is the complement to DOFFJobs and is used by bit.ly/DOFFS spreadsheet editors. It is strictly moderated and should be only used for assignment callouts. 4714 Duty Officer
DOFFJobs The DOFFJOBS Channel was developed to help captains with the Duty Officer content. The primary function of the channel was to coordinate efforts in finding DOff Missions, but due to its unmoderated[2] nature it is now a place for DOffing advice and chatter. 8039 Community
DPS-Public A channel for those who want to increase their DPS and join the 10k, 30k, 50k, and 75k channels. Build help and questions welcome. 186 PVE/STF
Global Global chat channel
Warning Once subscribed you cannot leave this channel without help from customer support.
1595 Chat
KDFassistance The KDF Assistance channel helps out Klingon players who may have a more difficult time getting the people needed to run missions like Special Task Forces. 491 Klingon
MotzChannel Unofficial STO global chat channel for German speaking people. For PVE/STF/PVP and any help you need in STO. 710 Foreign Community
NoP Public Service The NoP Public Service Channel is a hub for free high tier Fleet Holding invites - trying to sell access is a bannable offense. 10698 Community
OrganizedPvP Organize matches and discuss PvP strategy. 4328 PvP
PartyTime The PartyTime channel is specifically for social gatherings and trivia events on any shard where Captains are not participating in missions. 483 Community
PriorityOne The PriorityOne channel is the in game communication channel for the Priority One STO Podcast team, listeners and hosts. Meet people, share ideas, discuss the show and have fun! 757 Fan
REDALERT The REDALERT channel is specifically for discussion on all Event content on the Live Server (Holodeck). Players can alert others to event times in this channel, provide and/or receive mission info, find a team or just chat in general about events. 9655 Event
RedditChat If you're a redditor and an STO player, this is home. Offers build advice, friendly chat, LFG, friends, fleets, and about anything you could want. 6350 Community
STOFR Unofficial French community channel. 4804 Foreign Chat
STOGerman Unofficial German community channel. 15178 Foreign Chat
STORP.ORG STORP.ORG's Global Channel. Chat and collaborate with other roleplayers, or ask for advice and tips on any aspect. 1058 Roleplay
STOWiki STOWiki's very own official Global Channel. Chat and collaborate with other authors, or ask for advice and tips on editing. 222 Fan
SSR This is the official global channel for Subspace Radio, an internet radio station which broadcasts to the Star Trek Online community. 2005 Fan
TerranElitePVE German moderated STF / PVE channel. [1] 260 Foreign PVE/STF
TrekRadio.net This is the official global channel for Trek Radio.net, an internet radio station which broadcasts to the Star Trek and Star Trek Online communities. 756 Fan
TTS The Tribble Test Server Channel. This unmoderated[2] channel is one of the first global channels ever made, it's primary purpose is to discuss the latest Tribble build and bugs. Game developers are occasional visitors and this is a great place to find them and ask them questions directly. If you need advice on how to play the game, you'll find all kinds here. 3028 Testing

Accessing Global Channels Outside of Game[edit | edit source]

  • Note that now Perfect World accounts will be mandatory, players report that merging accounts has no impact on their XMPP access. Past issues seem to be resolved, however it should be noted that Silver Accounts do not have access to this service and will receive an error when trying to connect from outside the game.

Setup[edit | edit source]

  • Note that Pidgin only works for for gold members.

Since May 2010,[3] the use of XMPP chat made it possible to chat to users in global channels (but not local or zone) or to send private messages to users on your friends list. This can be set up on a chat client program, such as Pidgin with the following directions taken:

  • Start the Pidgin client
  • Click on Accounts > Manage Accounts
  • Click the Add... button
  • On the Add Account dialog fill out the following:
    • Protocol: XMPP
    • Username: <Account Name> (the login name used for Holodeck/Live server)
    • Domain: CrypticSpace.com
    • Resource: <Anything> Name appearing in front of @handle, when chatting from Pidgin
    • Password: <Your Account Password>
    • Remember Password: <Check mark> (if desired)
    • Click Add

NOTE: For those who joined the game after the Cryptic/Perfect World account name merge, your PWE account name (your email address) will not work in XMPP. You will need your Cryptic user id, which can be found by logging into the game, then selecting Logout from the menu. The string of numbers and pound signs that the client fills in for your username on the following login screen will work in XMPP.

Global Channels[edit | edit source]

Once the client is set up, a Buddy List can be accessed. To add global channels to it, do the following:

  • Click on Buddies, Join a Chat...
  • On the Join a Chat dialog add the following:
    • Account: <Your XMPP account>
    • Room: <Name of room to join/create> (Replace any spaces with the + character - IE: "My Room" becomes "My+Room")
    • Server: channels.crypticspace.com
    • Handle: <for private rooms>
    • Password: <for private rooms>
  • Click Join!

Fleet Chat[edit | edit source]

Now your in-game fleet channels can be added in the following way:

  • Click on Buddies, Join a Chat...
    • Server: guilds.crypticspace.com
  • Click "Room List" button
    • On "Enter a Conference Server" list: guilds.crypticspace.com, then press "Find Rooms"
  • In Room List window, click your fleet (format is holodeck!Fleet\20Name\20Here), and "Add Chat" (The \20 represents a space)
    • The Alias is how it will appear in your buddy list and Group will be which category its in

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Numbers as of June 26, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Warning Be advised that unmoderated channels tend to have strong language and more than a fair share of Trolls.
  3. Out-of-Game Chat via XMPP