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Note: Season Nine: A New Accord was launched April 22 but is considered to span the entire period until Expansion II, scheduled to be released in late 2014. Between season launches there are small updates, C-Store releases, and minor events. Season 9.5, which focuses on crafting, was released July 17.

Season 9

  • 2nd deflector slot for Science Vessels [1][2] and comm array item for cruisers (modifying the existing auras) [3]
    • Will not be ready in time for Season 9 start, but WILL be part of Season 9.[4]

Expansion II (late 2014)

  • 2nd expansion announced [5], "won't be any smaller than Expansion I" [3]
  • Tim Russ will return again as Tuvok to further progress the Dyson/Voth/Delta Quadrant storyline after Seasons 8.5 and 9. [2][6]
    • Tuvok will return in at least one more missions after "Surface Tension" [7]
  • Another Voyager-related voice talent in addition to Tim Russ, possibly Garrett Wang as Harry Kim [6]
    • Garrett Wang confirmed to resume his role as Harry Kim in August [8]
  • Addition of Delta Quadrant [9][10][11][6]
    • Delta Quadrant likely to happen before Gamma Quadrant [12]
    • Delta Quadrant locations and races (such as Kazon, Malon, Vidiians, Talaxians, Krenim, the Devore, the Hierachy, and additional Borg) have slight chance of appearing in Season 8, but more likely to be Season 9 or later [13]
    • Polish of Voyager/Intrepid class with ship interior bundles (possibly also containing Admiral Janeway's SC-4 shuttle with ablative armor and cloaking device [14]) might be connected to that [15][16][17][18][19][20][14][21][2]
    • Federation-adapted Dauntless class [2]

Season 10 (2015)

Undetermined Release

  • Getting more voice acting in the game (for existing and new missions); DStahl & Al Rivera specifically mentioned the following Star Trek actors: [11][22]
  • Expansion of Duty Officer system [11]
    • DOff system to be implemented into the STO Gateway
    • Likely including re-release of the Tuffli Class Freighter
    • Duty officer assignment cooldowns listed (possibly Season 9) [23]
    • Possible: Duty officer commendation Tier V categories added (requirement is above the 150,000 CXP cap) [24][25]
  • Revamp of Bridge Officer training system [3]
  • Level cap increase...
    • ...to Admiral / General (level 60) [26][14][22]
      • Ability to command a task force of other starships captained by your bridge officers [27][20][26]
      • Revamped versions of Typhoon & Jupiter class dreadnoughts is a possibility [21][28]
    • ...to Fleet Admiral / Dahar Master (will be maximum skillpoint cap; was in design as of February 2013, had originally been planned to happen by early 2014) [12][29][30][20][17][28][31]
      • Tier 6 ships, intended to be flown by Fleet Admirals [13][32]
  • Revamp of remaining un-revamped episodes [3]
  • New playable faction [22], e.g., Cardassian playable species [21]
    • Return to Cardassian story would most likely be to launch a Cardassian faction with a story that players could experience for themselves [33]
  • Fundamental revamp of “State of Q”, possibly copy-pasting Avery Brooks' voice for Benjamin Sisko from DS9: "Emissary" and, ideally, featuring John de Lancie as Q. To be re-introduced as stand-alone mission at some future point of time [3]
  • More mini-games
    • "[...] entirely new mini-games that tie directly into your career" [34]
    • Poker (dependent on developer free-time; very unlikely in short term as of July 2012) [16][35][36]

Revamp of PvP system

(To happen gradually after launch of Season 8 [12][27][37], main focus will be on space gameplay at first [38], has been given priority over Foundry improvements [6])

  • STO will be first game to implement a new PvP engine developed by Cryptic [27]
    • PvP-faction for the Reputation System [12][39][40], "PvP Marks" as rewards [41]
    • Matchmaking, e.g. matching people of comparable gear level [42]
    • Rewards based on participation more than completion [43]
    • PvP ratings/leaderboard tech is now available [14][20][42][44]
  • Either replacing current PvP maps or revamping the existing ones [45]
    • Transferring existing PvE maps (Facility 4028 amongst others) to ground PvP maps, possibly with capture-the-flag mod [46][47]
    • King of the Hill PvP map for space and/or ground [48][47]
    • Ground combat may have Battleground-style development in long-term [14]
  • Possible: Starbase PvP Challenges [16]
    • Fleet vs Fleet (KDF vs FED) territory control game ("controlling and or harvesting a vast variety of resources") [17][49] [48][10]

Foundry improvements

(Many major improvements to be ported over from Cryptic's game Neverwinter [50][11])

  • "First half of 2014 [2]:"
    • Ability to create a "campaign/arc", i.e., a sorted string of several foundry missions [18][46][2]
    • Ability to subscribe to specific Foundry authors [46][2]
  • New assets [50][11][2]
    • Interior editor [19][11]
    • Ability to prepopulate maps with prefab detail object layouts [19]
  • "My Favorites" tab for Foundry missions [23]
  • Older plan: Foundry faction in Reputation System [40][2]
  • Remastering (cutscenes etc.) and incorporating the best Foundry missions into the hard code of the game as part of the official story line; possibly replacing some of the less popular Cryptic missions [47]

Ships

  • Last remaining canon Federation ships will come, including new designs that may not have a unique console [33]
    • Stargazer/Constellation class possibly with "Picard Maneuver" [1][11]
      • Constellation class saucer is ingame as of the 11th of February 2014, accidental release which is now unavailable though owners of a ship using the saucer retain it
    • Model of an existing IP ship ("little bit more of an obscure ship") already build, will be released when special power is finished [2]
    • New Orleans, Freedom, and Niagara classes [49]
  • Refit Negh'Var [2]
  • Retouching stats of Nebula and Vesta classes [3]
  • "Metric ton" of new ships by the end of 2014 [2]

Older ideas

The following updates have been mentioned by the developers and not retracted since then, yet over 12 months have gone by since they were last mentioned.

  • Long-term goal of Reputation System: KDF/FED/ROM-specific reputation factions that function as voting system in which the players decide which project to fund, thereby influencing the general direction of their whole faction (e.g., which fleet ships are going to be released next etc.) [38]
  • More new sectors in Alpha Quadrant [17][51], probably as "Founders of the Federation" expansion [26]
  • Adding Dilithium as a reward for all Cryptic-made story missions in game [53]
  • Update of Accolade system [54], including more challenges and rewards [19][20]
  • Improved UI of Exchange [50][27][15][18]
  • Animated Andorian antennae [54][55][10]
  • Department Heads, and Off-Duty revamps are on hold as of October 2012[13]
    • First Officer system is not on schedule as of December 2012, but may be revisited with increase to Full Admiral[21]
      • Convert First Officer to playable Captain and vice versa [48]
        • This would allow for Breen (FE Reward), Borg (STF Reward), and Jem'Hadar (FE Reward) playable captain species [56]
        • Converting veteran reward-Android bridge officer will not be possible (vetoed by CBS) [10]
    • Bridge officers who are put in as First Officer, Chief Engineer, Chief Medical Officer, etc. gain some new abilities/perks [57][51][58][59][60][61]
      • Department Heads and First Officer will leverage Expertise and can be individually augmented by Duty Officers of their respective departments [62]
      • First Officers will grant additional lower-level Captain powers depending on their respective specialization [63][64]
      • First Officers will occupy a special, additional bridge station. This may be closer to increasing the skill cap to Admiral.[13]
  • Revamp of DS9 Under Siege fleet action (after Season 8) [14]
  • Merge all sectors into one map [55][46][17]
  • Minor restructuring and general layout improvement of sector space [27]
    • Ability to warp to a friend and/or improving travel between sectors[48]
  • Tier 5 Merian class escort: 12[65]
  • Customize fleet starbase and ship exteriors/interiors in Foundry [55][48][66]
  • More Klingon hairstyle options (C-Store) [67] [September 9, 2011]
  • Sol/Qo'noS system daily mission rewards including "Red Squad" (and elite Klingon academy) cadet costumes [July 3, 2011] [51]
  • C-Store with tangible merchandise [July 3, 2011] [51]
  • Melee combat improvements [July 3, 2011][51][68]: Open melee-only PvP arenas on Vulcan, Andoria, Qo'noS, Rura Penthe [48][9], Vulcan Lirpas, Andorian Ushaan-tor knives, and Klingon bat'leths from special weaponsmiths [June 17, 2011] [44]
  • 2409 ships like Excalibur, originally designed by Perpetual Entertainment [June 10, 2011] [69]
  • Better control of limits on provision usage by fleet rank [70]
  • Account shared currencies [20]
  • Single player or co-op versions of ground STFs [27]
  • Possibly more uniform options for Breen and Reman bridge officers [10]
  • Gorn bridge officers on Federation side as reward for some diplomatic missions. [10]
  • Adding day-night cycles (first seen on Bajor) to further ground locations [10]
  • Different species' combadges (not on schedule as of July 2012) [16][17][71]
  • TOS Communicators or transporter effects via C-Store or episode rewards [16]
  • "Children of Khan" feature episode series (not on schedule) [56][72]
  • More daily missions:
  • More aliens, like Tamarians, from TV shows and movies [20][51]
  • Ability to gain Commendation XP via gameplay types other than the DOff-system. [31]
  • A form of encyclopedia for all information presented thus far [June 7, 2011] [28]
  • Some less popular episodes might be replaced by Cryptic-remastered Foundry missions [47]
  • Bridge Officer Requisition "Exchange" showing skills learned [20][73]
  • Ship crew uniforms for officers onboard your vessel [20][56]
  • Range of new and different alien ships from patrols and cluster missions [June 7, 2011] [28]
  • 100 Day Veteran Reward for KDF [June 7, 2011] [28]
  • Expanded Ensign bridge officer powersets and exclusive abilities [December 2, 2010] [52]
  • Story content featuring Gorn [February 16, 2011] [74]
  • Remaining preorder items made available to C-Store [February 8, 2011] [75]
  • Ship interior functionality[48][77]:
    • Holodeck (as well as in starbases and Quark's) [20][73]
    • Working sickbay [January 7, 2011] [36]
    • Botanical Garden [February 10, 2011] [73]
  • Possibility of allowing players to customize geometry and texture of weapons [April 8, 2011] [78]
  • "Leaving Shipdock" cutscene sequences when getting new ships [May 6, 2011][56]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 [1]
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Primetime UGC - Episode 29 (28 January, 2014)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Priority One Episoe 169 (14 April 2014) - Interview with Al Rivera
  4. TRIBBLE Maintenance and Patch Notes - April 10, 2014
  5. Brandon Felczer - 2013 Reflections (16 December 2013)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Priority One 158.5 - Interview with Al Rivera (30 January, 2014)
  7. Destination Star Trek Frankfurt: Tim Russ Q&A Panel (23 February 2014)
  8. Garrett Wang's Twitter account
  9. 9.0 9.1 Podcast UGC #47 - Al Rivera interview (January 18 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Priority One Episode 66 - Interview with Al Rivera, Part I (3 February 2012)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Priority One Episode 131 - Interview with Daniel Stahl (10 June 2013)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Dan Stahl - Third Anniversary Q&A on Redalert channel (1 February 2013)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (5 October 2012)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Raptr Q&A Session with Dan Stahl (6 September 2012)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Dan Stahl - State of the Game (27 July 2012)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (6 July 2012)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (6 June 2012)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Priority One Episode 69 - Interview with Dan Stahl (24 February 2012)
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (5 April 2012)
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 Dan Stahl - Question & Answer Chat Transcript (14 June 2012). Alternative link
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 [2] Ask Cryptic: December 12]
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Priority One 135 Supplemental - Al Rivera Interview (15 July 2013)
  23. 23.0 23.1 Ask Cryptic (11 January 2013)
  24. Heretic - Forum posting (31 October 2011)
  25. Heretic - Forum posting (1 November 2011)
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Ask Cryptic (24 November 2012)
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (10 August 2012)
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (7 June 2011)
  29. Priority One Episode 86 - Interview with Al Rivera (26 June 2012)
  30. Dan Stahl - State of the Game (15 June 2012)
  31. 31.0 31.1 STOked Episode 110 - 13 February 2012
  32. Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (3 March 2011)
  33. 33.0 33.1 Digibytes - A Q&A with Star Trek Online's Executive Producer, Dan Stahl (25 February 2013)
  34. ONRPG interview with DStahl (9 August 2013)
  35. Priority One Episode 85 - Interview with Dan Stahl (18 June 2012)
  36. 36.0 36.1 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (7 January 2011)
  37. STOked Episode 120 (24 April 2012)
  38. 38.0 38.1 Gates of Sto’vo’kor Interviews dStahl (24 June 2013)
  39. Dan Stahl - TTS Channel (8 November 2012)
  40. 40.0 40.1 Massively Speaking Episode 234: Star Trek Online interview with Dan Stahl (29 January, 2013)
  41. Podcast UGC – Episode 102: The Return of Captain Geko
  42. 42.0 42.1 Subspace Radio interview of Dan Stahl (13 March 2012)
  43. Dan "Gozer Griffis" - Forum posting (1 June 2012)
  44. 44.0 44.1 Dan Stahl - Engineering Report (17 June 2011)
  45. 45.0 45.1 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (1 March 2012)
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 STOked episode 113 (March 5 2012)
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 Tribbles in Ecstasy Dan Stahl Interview (March 26 2012)
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 Dan Stahl - Engineering Report (19 August 2011)
  49. 49.0 49.1 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (4 April 2011)
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (7 September 2012)
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (3 July 2011)
  52. 52.0 52.1 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (2 December 2010)
  53. Dan Stahl Forum Post (15 February 2013)
  54. 54.0 54.1 Priority One Episode 97 - Interview with Dan Stahl (23 September 2012)
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (11 August 2011)
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.3 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (6 May 2011)
  57. Heretic - Forum posting (12 August 2011)
  58. Heretic - Forum posting (12 August 2011)
  59. Heretic - Forum posting (12 August 2011)
  60. Heretic - Forum posting (13 January 2012)
  61. Heretic - Forum posting (1 March 2012)
  62. Heretic - Forum posting (13 January 2012)
  63. Heretic - Forum posting (13 January 2012)
  64. Heretic - Forum posting (4 March 2012)
  65. Al Rivera - Forum posting (4 February 2012)
  66. StarbaseUGC interview with Al Rivera (1 May 2012)
  67. Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (9 September 2011)
  68. Al Rivera - Tweet (4 August 2012)
  69. Priority One Episode 33 - Interview with Dan Stahl (10 June 2011)
  70. Dan Stahl - Forum posting (1 August 2012)
  71. Matt Highison - Forum posting (16 May 2011)
  72. Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (4 May 2012)
  73. 73.0 73.1 73.2 Dan Stahl - Ask Cryptic (10 February 2011)
  74. Dan Stahl - Forum posting (16 February 2011)
  75. Dan Stahl - Forum posting (8 February 2011)
  76. Al "CaptainGeko" Rivera - Forum posting (15 April 2011)
  77. Al Rivera - Forum posting (4 February 2012)
  78. Outpost Gamez Interview with Dan Stahl (8 April 2011)



Seasons in Star Trek Online
Era Season Focus
Release Date
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Star Trek Online Game launch
02 Feb 2010
Season 1: Common Ground PvP and customization
24 Mar 2010
Season 2: Ancient Enemies Level cap increase, Tier 5 and content (Undine Advance)
27 Jul 2010
Season 3: Genesis The Foundry (Beta)
09 Dec 2010
Season 4: Crossfire Ground combat revamp, UI update and Klingon missions
07 Jul 2011
Season 5: Call to Arms Defera Adventure Zone, Duty Officer system, skill revamp and STF overhaul
01 Dec 2011
Season 6: Under Siege Fleet Advancement System (including fleet ships and missions), Nukara Adventure Zone
12 Jul 2012
Season 7: New Romulus New Romulus Adventure Zone, Reputation System and Tau Dewa Sector Block
13 Nov 2012
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Expansion:
Legacy of Romulus
Playable Romulan faction (with its own ships, missions and hubs), Klingon missions for levels 1-20, Nimbus Adventure Zone, UI revamp, New equipment slot: Warp Core
21 May 2013
Season 8: The Sphere New enemy (the Voth) and Reputation faction, Dyson Sphere Space Adventure Zone & Ground Battlezone
12 Nov 2013
Season 8.5 4th Anniversary with new Feature Mission, Klingon War revamp, starship switching mechanics
30 Jan 2014
Season 9: A New Accord New Feature Mission advancing timeline to 2410, Space Battlezone, Borg Advance revamp, revamp of Reputation System, Traits & Kits
22 Apr 2014


Season 9.5 Crafting revamp
late Jul 2014