Game of the Week: Star Trek Online
Star Trek Online (or STO) is a Science-Fiction Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game that is developed by Cryptic Studios. The STO game is based from the original Star Trek television series created and written by Eugene Roddenberry.
- Every player must choose a Faction upon creating a character, whether its a Federation, Klingon Empire or Romulan Republic. Each Faction has its own story line.
- For STO, Career Path is the same with other MMORPGs classes. The three departments in Star-fleet are Engineering (good for tanking), Science (suitable for support roles) or Tactical (best for damage per second).
- Star Trek Online was launched with a monthly fee, but they re-launched it in January 2012 as a free-to-play MMORPG.
- Players can control their ships/character by using their keyboard, mouse.
- Players can use Consoles. Consoles can be equip on ships that will improve your abilities, weapons, shields and or other systems.
Facts about Star Trek Online Game:
Perfect World Entertainment purchased Cryptic Studios (developer of STO) and continued operations in 2011.
Interesting facts for the Star Trek Online secondary markets on PlayerAuctions:
- The STO Marketplace has been on PA since 2011, however it didn’t really take off until April of 2013.
- Product Market share breakdown: Game Accounts (4%) –> Energy Credits (35%) –> Items (59%).
- Cheapest Order price: $5.51 for 10M Energy Credits.
- Largest STO Order: $622 for over $1B energy credits and a stack full of master keys.
- Average order price for STO orders : $51.64.
- Most expensive single item: The Jem’Hadar Attack Ship (one of the rarer drops that up until recently was available in the Romulan survivor packs. Now these ships do not drop, they are currently priced at $140).
- Most popular faction: Federation. Klingon orders made up approximately 0.53% of total STO orders (no wonder their ships are so much larger).
- Popular Item Sales: 28 Elachi Ships Sold, 18 Cardassian Galor cruisers have flown off to new captain commissions, 53 Temporal ships sold (science + destroyers) and a whopping 136 Jem’Hadar ships (of various classes).