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Shortly before launch, Craig Zinkievich started posting "State of the Game" blogs. Later, Dan Stahl made several State of the Game blog posts before switching entirely to releasing information via the Engineering reports.

Since the Engineering reports were discontinued, and State of the Game posts have become intermittent, the primary source of information has been in the form of Developer Blogs, organized by Season.

State of the Game[edit | edit source]

State of the Game: January 18th, 2010 by Craig Zinkievich

State of the Game: January 27th, 2010 by Craig Zinkievich

State of the Game: 2/25/10 by Craig Zinkievich

State of the Game: 03/12/10 by Craig Zinkievich

State of the Game: May 21, 2010 by Craig Zinkievich

State of the Game: Season Two Launch Edition - July 27, 2010 by Dan Stahl

State of the Game: 09/15/10 by Dan Stahl

State of the Game: June 2012 by Brandon Felczer

State of the Game: July 2012 by Brandon Felczer

State of the Game: September 2012 by Brandon Felczer

State of the Game: November 2012 by Brandon Felczer

State of the Game: January 2013 by Brandon Felczer

State of the Game: July 2013 by Dan Stahl


Free-To-Play Dev Blogs[edit | edit source]

The new executive producer, Stephen D'Angelo, posts about C-Store changes, Dilithium, space skills changes, ground skill revamp, veteran rewards, and lays out their roadmap for the free-to-play conversion.


Path to F2P Dev Blog #1 to #26 - Index - September 28, 2011 to January 4, 2012


Season 5 Dev Blogs[edit | edit source]

The developers post about the Dominion featured episode series, the Bortas and Odyssey, the Deep Space 9 bundle, 800-day veteran rewards, and expansions to the Duty Officer System.


Season 5 Dev Blogs #1 to #46 - Index - November 28, 2011 to May 29, 2012


Season 6 Dev Blogs[edit | edit source]

The developers talk about Starbases, fleet advancement, new events, 900-day veteran rewards, Tholians, Lobi, EVA suits, and fleet ships.


Season 6 Dev Blogs #1 to #33 - Index - May 23, 2012 to October 31, 2012


Season 7 Dev Blogs[edit | edit source]

New STF Into the Hive, Tau Dewa sector block, Romulan adventure zone, STO Gateway, new fleet projects, reputation system, Foundry updates, and the return of Q's Winter Wonderland.


Season 7 Dev Blogs #1 to #45 - Index - October 11, 2012 to April 23, 2013


Legacy of Romulus Dev Blogs[edit | edit source]

Where the developers reveal Star Trek Online's upcoming third faction.


Legacy of Romulus Dev Blogs #1 to #48 - Index - March 29, 2013 to October 9, 2013


Dev Blog: Episode Development - June 28, 2013


Season 8 Dev Blogs[edit | edit source]

The place to go for info about the upcoming space adventure zone, the Dyson Sphere.


Season 8 Dev Blogs - Index - October 3, 2013 to ...


Dev Blog: Ships - From Start to Finish

See Also[edit | edit source]



Seasons in Star Trek Online
Update Focus
PC Release Date
Console Release Date
Star Trek Online Game launch
02 Feb 2010
6 Sep 2016
Season 1:
 Common Ground
PvP, new fleet actions, more customization options
24 Mar 2010
Season 2:
 Ancient Enemies
Level cap increase (40-50), Tier 5 ships, new content (Undine Advance, Klingon Sector, Diplomacy missions)
27 Jul 2010
Season 3:
 Genesis
The Foundry (Beta), Sector Space graphics revamp
09 Dec 2010
Season 4:
 Crossfire
Ground combat revamp, UI update, revamp of First City
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 (Task Force Omega, New Romulus), and Tau Dewa Sector Block
13 Nov 2012
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, Nukara Strikeforce reputation
21 May 2013
Season 8:
 The Sphere
New enemy (the Voth) and Dyson Joint Command reputation faction, Dyson Sphere Space Adventure Zone & Ground Battlezone, Starfleet tutorial revamp
12 Nov 2013
Season 8.5 4th Anniversary with new Feature Mission, Klingon War revamp, Quick Equip, Loadouts, 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, 8472 Counter-Command reputation faction, Traits & Kits
22 Apr 2014
Season 9.5 Crafting revamp
21 Jul 2014
Delta Rising Level cap increase (50-60), Tier 6 ships, Mk XIII-XIV gear (Gear Upgrade System), addition of Delta Quadrant, Captain Specialization system, Delta Alliance reputation faction and Kobali adventure zone
14 Oct 2014
Mid-season update Command Specialization, Bridge Officer training revamp, Secondary Deflectors, Romulan Mystery arc revamp, Foundry Top 3
29 Jan 2015
Season 10:
 The Iconian War
New enemy (the Heralds), Iconian Resistance reputation faction, expanded Pilot specialization and complete overhaul of Sector Space into Alpha, Beta, and Delta Quadrants
21 Apr 2015
Season 10.5 Fleet Research Lab, Fleet Armada System
16 Jul 2015
Season 11:
 New Dawn
Beginning of new major story arc, Admiralty System, Cardassian Struggle revamp, Badlands Battlezone, Terran Task Force reputation faction
27 Oct 2015
Season 11.5 Skill system revamp, Visual Slots, Romulan Republic Admiralty campaign, Strategist Specialization
12 Apr 2016
Agents Of Yesterday New TOS Starfleet playable faction, Yesterday's War arc, Temporal Operative Specialization, Temporal Defense Initiative reputation faction
6 Jul 2016
14 Feb 2017
Agents Of Yesterday: Artifacts Fleet Station K-13, Kit revamp, graphics and lighting update, beginning of new major story arc
25 Oct 2016
Season 12:
 Reckoning
New enemy (the Tzenkethi), Tzenkethi Battlezone, R&D: Kits and Modules School, Lukari Restoration Initiative reputation
26 Jan 2017
18 Apr 2017
Season 13:
 Escalation
Competitive Wargames reputation, Space Skill rebalance, Player Potential System
25 Apr 2017
6 Jun 2017
Season 13.5 Endeavor System, Ferengi Alliance Admiralty campaign
18 Jul 2017
7 Sep 2017
Season 14:
 Emergence
New Fleet Colony World five-tier holding and defense queues, “Red Alert: Tzenkethi”, Miracle Worker Specialization
3 Oct 2017
14 Nov 2017
Season 14.5 Constable Specialization
3 Apr 2018
22 May 2018
Victory is Life New Dominion playable faction, level cap increase (65), Mk XV gear, playable Cardassians, Gamma Quadrant arc and locations, including Gamma Quadrant Battlezone, Gamma Task Force reputation faction, Deep Space 9 revamp
5 Jun 2018
25 July 2018
Season 15:
 Age of Discovery
New Star Trek: Discovery-themed Starting Experience, Task Force Operations (formerly Queues) Revamp, Mission Journal Streamlining, Tier Six Reputations
9 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Season 16:
 Mirror of Discovery
Personal Endeavors, New story arc, 9 Year Anniversary Event
23 Jan 2019
5 Mar 2019