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Season Eight: The Sphere

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Season Eight: The Sphere was released on November 12, 2013. It is end-game focused, and saw the addition of a new hostile alien faction (the Voth), the new Solanae Dyson Sphere "space adventure zone", a new fleet holding (the Spire), a new reputation faction and new ships.

Season 8[edit | edit source]

Preparation[edit | edit source]

Ambassador Worf - voiced by Michael Dorn

New Enemy Faction: The Voth[edit | edit source]

The Voth are a new, powerful, hostile alien faction.

Systems[edit | edit source]

Playable Ships[edit | edit source]

Locations and Missions[edit | edit source]

Missions[edit | edit source]

Federation Tutorial Revamp[edit | edit source]

Revamp of the Federation tutorial, including a new federation ship interior.

Accolades[edit | edit source]

  • Exploration Accolades
    • Bumpin' - Bounce Off the Lower Atmosphere in the Sphere
    • The Four Towers - Aid joint forces in taking command of the control towers in the contested zone.
  • General Accolades
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 1)
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 2)
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 3)
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 4)
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 5)
    • Inspired - Fly Through Central Spire in All Three Sphere Zones
    • Need for Device Speed - You increased the speed of the device at a generator point in the battlezone.
    • Welcome to the Dyson Sphere
  • Kill Accolades
    • Doctrinal Differences - Defeat 20 Voth ships
    • Apocryphal Doctrine - Defeat 100 Voth ships
    • Heretical Doctrine - Defeat 200 Voth ships
    • Dino Hunter - Defeat 100 Voth
    • Dino Demolisher - Defeat 500 Voth
    • Extinction Event - Defeat 1000 Voth
    • Dinosaur Halted - You defeated one of the mini-bosses in the park area.
    • Mechanized Menace - You defeated one of the mini-bosses in the city area.
    • Conquered the Commander - You defeated one of the mini-bosses in the hybrid area.
    • More Mini Than Boss - You defeated one Voth mini-boss in each of the areas of the Dyson Sphere Battlezone.
    • Very Clever - You defeated the Voth's T-Rex in each part of the battlezone.
    • Explorer of the Battlezone - You travelled to all of the contested points in the Dyson Sphere Battlezone.
    • Swarmed the Swarmer - You defeated five of the Dyson Sphere's automated defenders.
    • Downed the Rex - You defeated one of the Voth's most dangerous weapons - a T-Rex.
    • Wants to Hunt - You defeated enough Voth to earn the "gold" reward in a mission in the battlezone.
    • Unusual Opponent - You defeated an Aehallh worm in the Dyson Sphere. How did it get all the way out here?
  • Lore Accolades
    • Voth Cultural Expert - You recovered all seven datapads regarding the Voth in the battlezone.
    • Testing the Limits - You discovered the area classified as the "city" by allied forces was used for psychological experiments. The intent was to create a weapon to use against enemies of the Dyson Sphere. (Note: This accolade is gained by using the 6 (3 city, 1 outskirts, 2 park) consoles throughout the battlezone; one is near the entrance of each zone)
    • Searched for the Truth - The area classified as a "park" by the allied forces has many things that make it seem more than a simple park. You investigated some consoles and discovered the previous inhabitants were using the area to conduct experiments on various creatures.

Test Weekend[edit | edit source]

Unlike previous Seasons, Season Eight did not have a publicly announced test weekend, though players could still try out the new content on the Tribble test server during the month of October and early November 2013. Furthermore, a Solanae Tribble was made available for all players with the release of Season 8.

Season 8.5[edit | edit source]

Rear Admiral Tuvok - voiced by Tim Russ

On January 30, 2014, Cryptic, for the first time, released a major mid-Season update called "Season 8.5." It was rolled out together with the 4 Years Anniversary Event.

See Also[edit | edit source]

External link[edit | edit source]



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, 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
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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, 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
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
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Expansion:
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
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Expansion:
Agents Of Yesterday
New TOS Federation playable faction, Yesterday's War arc, Temporal Operative Specialization, Temporal Defense Initiative reputation faction
6 Jul 2016
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
Season 13:
 Escalation
Competitive Wargames reputation, Space Skill rebalance, Player Potential System
25 Apr 2017
Season 13.5 Endeavor System, Ferengi Alliance Admiralty campaign
18 Jul 2017
Season 14:
 Emergence
New Fleet Colony World five-tier holding and defense queues, “Red Alert: Tzenkethi”, Miracle Worker Specialization
3 Oct 2017