Star Trek Online (STO)is a triple-A f2p MMORPG with 3D graphics developed by Cryptic Studios. Based on the classic Star Trek science fiction TV show, STO features space exploration, role-playing, interesting story lines, cooperative PvE mission and genuinely fun player vs player competition. Play as the Captain of your own Federation ship and choose from a variety of species such as Human, Vulcan, Andorian and Bajoran or create your own alien race. Once you reach level 25, the Klingon faction is unlocked and you can play as a member of the Klingon, Gorn, Orion species. The game has both space and ground combat
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Star Trek Online Gameplay Overview
Star Trek Online is the latest MMO gaming incarnation of one of the popular science fiction TV series. STO incorporates the majority of the characters, ships and settings that can be found in the actual series. The game begins thirty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis. Players are given the chance to become the pilot of their own ship. At the start of the game, players are only allowed to act as the Federation Captain, a ranking official of one faction only. As the game progresses, other factions are unlocked and the player can choose to represent these groups towards the remainder of the game. Leveling up through experience is one element of this game that is needed to be fulfilled in order to purchase more advanced equipment and skill sets.
Players can control the different aspects of ship management such as the engineering, scientific and tactical systems through a gaming console, mouse or the keyboard. Aside from ship combat, the player can also explore around the game and gain experience in order to learn particular combat or support skills that are unique to their class.
Throughout Star Trek Online, players can switch between space combat and run-and-gun combat in order to accomplish the objectives established in missions. Players are allowed to customize the appearance of their character and the ship to match their preference.
Players can also select between different canonical races made popular by the Star Trek series. Different races possess different characteristics that can strategically be chosen to advance quickly through the game.