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2021 Anniversary Event

starcruiser#3423 starcruiser Member Posts: 746 Arc User
Since there is no calendar in game does anyone know when would the 2021 STO anniversary will start?

Thanks!

Update! Start date:

January 26th, 2021 and continuing until February 25th, 2021.

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11483093-11th-anniversary-event!


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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 5,258 Arc User
    It has not yet been announced. Generally, however, it's at the very end of January or beginning of February. Given the way the dates fall this year (days of week, etc), my expectation is that it will be somewhere between January 26 and February 4.

  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 53,032 Community Moderator
    Yea... odds are it will be around the end of the month.
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  • strathkinstrathkin Member Posts: 1,755 Bug Hunter
    Yea last year there was an Announcement around the 21th of January:
    https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11351153-10th-anniversary-omega-event!

    So within a week or so hopefully we'll learn more, along with possibly, what Ship or Items we may have an opportunity for.
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  • starcruiser#3423 starcruiser Member Posts: 746 Arc User
    Thank you ALL. Looking forward to it and the freebies. Have not heard much of the Omega Molecule particles. Perhaps they decided to scratch off since no need to do them unless you just keep them for yourselves.
  • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 3,461 Arc User
    Thank you ALL. Looking forward to it and the freebies. Have not heard much of the Omega Molecule particles. Perhaps they decided to scratch off since no need to do them unless you just keep them for yourselves.

    Omegas are good for upgrades... but yeah with them being bind on acquire now... gotta farm em yourself now. but given the lock downs... what else ya gonna do?
  • nccmarknccmark Member Posts: 963 Arc User
    edited January 8
    tigeraries wrote: »
    Thank you ALL. Looking forward to it and the freebies. Have not heard much of the Omega Molecule particles. Perhaps they decided to scratch off since no need to do them unless you just keep them for yourselves.

    Omegas are good for upgrades... but yeah with them being bind on acquire now... gotta farm em yourself now. but given the lock downs... what else ya gonna do?

    Omega upgrades are far better than Phoenix upgrades, and now there are three kinds. You really don't want to miss this event, now that you can't buy the particles from the exchange anymore (became account bound last year).

    This is the primary version, though I tend to craft the quality-heavy versions more:
    https://sto.gamepedia.com/Omega_Particle_Tech_Upgrade

    Edit:
    That page has tabs....which shows the quality version I referenced:
    https://sto.gamepedia.com/Omega_Particle_Tech_Upgrade#.5BQuality.5D
  • starcruiser#3423 starcruiser Member Posts: 746 Arc User
    No blogs yet...come on Devs...looks exciting what's coming up
  • strathkinstrathkin Member Posts: 1,755 Bug Hunter
    edited January 17
    It likely be sometime next week... ...if history is a good indicator.
    westmetals wrote: »
    It has not yet been announced. Generally, however, it's at the very end of January or beginning of February. Given the way the dates fall this year (days of week, etc), my expectation is that it will be somewhere between January 26 and February 4.

    Thumbs Up, for PC of course. We'll also likely learn then, when it will be for Console as well.
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 5,258 Arc User
    edited January 16
    westmetals wrote: »
    It has not yet been announced. Generally, however, it's at the very end of January or beginning of February. Given the way the dates fall this year (days of week, etc), my expectation is that it will be somewhere between January 26 and February 4.

    Given that, it's too early to expect a blog. I would say the 19th at the earliest. Usually the blog hits on Monday either the week it starts or the week before, but in this case, Monday the 18th is a holiday.

  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 481 Arc User
    Jan for PCs and March for Consoles.
  • starcruiser#3423 starcruiser Member Posts: 746 Arc User
    Its here

    January 26th, 2021 and continuing until February 25th, 2021.
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 14,377 Arc User
    On the Launcher:
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 14,377 Arc User
    And, as per usual, they plaster it all over social media but (at the time of this post at least) can't be bothered to update the Offical forum with the anniversary news.


  • fallenkezef#4581 fallenkezef Member Posts: 633 Arc User
    That Raider looks sexy and no inferior fed features. My main is Klingon, alt is Rom. This raider is perfect
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 2,416 Arc User
    So we can do patrols or missions like Defense of Starbase One.

    Seems ok. The ship looks good too.
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  • miirikmiirik Member Posts: 480 Arc User
    That is a BEAUTIFUL ship. Damn I need that.
  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,901 Arc User
  • duasynduasyn Member Posts: 458 Arc User
    edited January 19
    No disrespect intended. But I would have never expected STO to make it so long. I heaved a sigh of relief when my LTS hit the 'it paid for itself' mark. :D (And I bought that the 2nd month it was released)

    Look at all the other games that have come and gone. I mean how many games can say they've been around more than a decade?
    (I don't really count franchises like sports games or CoD. Those aren't technically ONE game going for 10+yrs)
    So even though I'll put down this game for a variety of valid reasons, it does have my respect for its longevity and for not having the worst F2P monetization model possible. I'll still recommend STO to people who are looking for something to waste their time on. :D
  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 481 Arc User
    Hot Damn! it looks way better than that last alliance ship.
  • cirran1cirran1 Member Posts: 196 Arc User
    Not my brand of cigar but I can see that many will like it. More choices is always a good thing. I am curious what the Fed-Rom ship will look like.

    Cirran
  • shadowfirefly00shadowfirefly00 Member Posts: 1,006 Arc User
    cirran1 wrote: »
    Not my brand of cigar but I can see that many will like it. More choices is always a good thing.
    Indeed it is.
    I am curious what the Fed-Rom ship will look like.
    Interestingly, there are three, sort of. The Explorer Warbirds (Surhuelh, Galas, Taenen) have the D'Kyr 'ring' (they're explicitly noted as having been developed with Vulcan assistance).
  • skk1701jskk1701j Member Posts: 209 Arc User
    Hope we get Party Patrol again
  • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 3,048 Arc User
    So the event starts when I get out from quarantine, I guess I got 2 things to look after then.
  • tom61stotom61sto Member Posts: 3,247 Arc User
    Earning the Alliance Raider for every character on your account is as simple as participating in any of the Anniversary Event’s eligible activities over the course of its run. Each day, players may earn up to 2 Daily Progress, with some activities worth 1 and some worth 2. Within the 30 days that the Event will be active, players that earn 40 or more Daily Progress may then claim this fine vessel and sail it into the stars!

    Part of the anniversary update will be two brand new episodes, "Knowledge is Power" and "Leap of Faith." We'll have more information on those story episodes when they go live, but they will be a part of this event, as seen below.
    Activities:
        Episodes – 2 Daily Progress
            The Centre Cannot Hold 
            Khitomer Discord
            (New) Knowledge is Power
            (New) Leap of Faith
        TFOs – 2 Daily Progress
            Starbase One
            Mycelium Realm
            Peril over Pahvo
            Operation Riposte
        Patrols – 1 Daily Progress
            Rescue and Search
            Ruins of Doom
            Sentinels
            The Ninth Rule
            Within the Briars
        Omega Stabilization (Daily) – 1 Daily Progress
    

    I like the TFOs counting, particularly as they are fairly well tested. Though, probably not that fun for people that play randoms and expect actual randomness, as Starbase One is already fairly popular.

    Now, the Omega Stabilization counting for only one isn't as nice, as the classic way to complete this now has to be done twice (pending it can that "Daily" being just a copy-paste) or mixed with something else like one of the Patrols to count.

    Some more pics:
  • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 3,461 Arc User
    ships with wings... looks good but not functional or realistic design. especially the ones where they are thin and have windows... ummm yeah.
  • dragon#2626 dragon Member Posts: 64 Arc User
    Definitely looking forward to taking this one for a spin.
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  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 608 Arc User
    tom61sto wrote: »
    Earning the Alliance Raider for every character on your account is as simple as participating in any of the Anniversary Event’s eligible activities over the course of its run. Each day, players may earn up to 2 Daily Progress, with some activities worth 1 and some worth 2. Within the 30 days that the Event will be active, players that earn 40 or more Daily Progress may then claim this fine vessel and sail it into the stars!

    Part of the anniversary update will be two brand new episodes, "Knowledge is Power" and "Leap of Faith." We'll have more information on those story episodes when they go live, but they will be a part of this event, as seen below.
    Activities:
        Episodes – 2 Daily Progress
            The Centre Cannot Hold 
            Khitomer Discord
            (New) Knowledge is Power
            (New) Leap of Faith
        TFOs – 2 Daily Progress
            Starbase One
            Mycelium Realm
            Peril over Pahvo
            Operation Riposte
        Patrols – 1 Daily Progress
            Rescue and Search
            Ruins of Doom
            Sentinels
            The Ninth Rule
            Within the Briars
        Omega Stabilization (Daily) – 1 Daily Progress
    

    I like the TFOs counting, particularly as they are fairly well tested. Though, probably not that fun for people that play randoms and expect actual randomness, as Starbase One is already fairly popular.

    Now, the Omega Stabilization counting for only one isn't as nice, as the classic way to complete this now has to be done twice (pending it can that "Daily" being just a copy-paste) or mixed with something else like one of the Patrols to count.

    Omega Stabilization is the daily quest from Q, afaik. That means you'll have to pair it with one of the listed patrols. And honestly, the Stabilization + a patrol will take, on average, about as long as the Starbase One TFO. But at least we get the option of doing quests in advance for people who are on a time crunch during reset hours.
  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,534 Arc User
    Molecule Stabilization and Patrol for me

    That's a very nice-looking ship, even if Raiders and Escorts are not my thing. I'll fly it for the trait and maybe put it to one of my Tacs.
    Now a LTS and loving it.

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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 5,258 Arc User
    edited January 19
    Comforted to know my predictions were pretty much spot on. (I didn't try to predict what the ship would be, but I had predicted the blog would be out today and the earliest possible start date being the 26th.)

    I'm probably going to do either the TFO or the 2x patrol route, or some mixture thereof. The omega minigame tends to be laggy, and some of the listed TFOs and patrols are among my favorites. (Notably, Rescue and Search and The Ninth Rule are really good for ship mastery purposes.)
  • ishigami2ishigami2 Member Posts: 138 Arc User
    I get its the anniversary event but holy TRIBBLE batman am I burned out of STO right about now.
    It is just the usual grind event back to back to back. It feels like there is always a grind event going on with maybe a week or two in-between.

    I will do it but honestly at bare minimum effort just for the FOMO...
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