Starship Weapons Overview

February 17, 2010

War has made the universe a dangerous place in Star Trek: Online, so it’s best to understand the capabilities and functions of the weaponry available.

The new Starship Weapons Overview article introduces some of the key concepts governing weapons in STO, takes a look at all the various types and presents the results of testing how damage bonuses are applied.

Hopefully this information will be useful to everyone, although more experienced players may find the Damage Modifiers and DPS Comparison over Range sections most interesting.

As always, the article is a work in progress and will be updated as I continue to shoot stuff, so please feel free to let me know what you think (and point out any mistakes I may have made).

Skills: The Numbers

February 10, 2010

The skills system is one of the most important aspects of Star Trek: Online, affecting how well your characters perform at almost everything they do, and intrinsically tied to their progression through the ranks and grades. Unfortunately, it’s also rather poorly explained, which leads to much confusion among new players and beta veterans alike.

Following on from the general overview of the STO skills system given in Character Basics, the new Skills: The Numbers article takes a closer look at how skills work, the numbers involved, and some of their implications for deciding where to spend your hard-earned skill points.

Hope you find it helpful – as always, any feedback, comments, ideas or criticism are gratefully received.

Character Basics

February 1, 2010

The first The Engines Cannae Take It! article is now available.

Character Basics attempts to do what it says on the tin, providing an overview of the character system in Star Trek: Online, including your captain, bridge officers and ship, and explaining several of the less obvious or harder to understand aspects.

As with everything else here, the intention is for the article to grow and expand over time, so I’d be very interested in any feedback, comments, ideas or criticism. Please leave a comment, rate the article, or contact me via private message to BigBadB on the official STO forums.