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ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 2,398 Community Manager
edited January 27 in Galactic News Network [PC]
Yesterday, with the launch of House Reborn, Star Trek Online had the highest number of active players since the launch of Victory is Life in 2018. A huge thank you to Captains old and new for joining us. As a thank you, we're happy to announce the prize of our next Meta Event:

Starting in late February, complete five of our Meta Events to unlock your choice of a good amount of Lobi...or any Lockbox or Promo ship in the game. We'll be announcing the first event next month, so keep your eyes here.
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  • khan5000khan5000 Member Posts: 3,005 Arc User
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  • sistericsisteric Member Posts: 768 Arc User
    Umm... complete 5 of 3 meta events? How can I do that?
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  • pottsey5gpottsey5g Member Posts: 3,627 Arc User
    edited January 27
    What I find more impressive then those active player numbers is after years of constant lag and rubber banding you have not only fixed it but even at this high player peak the lag and rubberbanding monster is still dead. For the first time in years I can play daily without any problems. I would have found it acceptable and overlooked the lag monster if it came back last night for the recruit event but even that has gone smoothly. Well done. After all the years of complaining this really needed to be said.

  • jcswwjcsww Member Posts: 6,402 Arc User
    sisteric wrote: »
    Umm... complete 5 of 3 meta events? How can I do that?

    That's the secret. It's not possible! :P Kind of like trying to teach Kael to proof read before posting. :D
  • strathkinstrathkin Member Posts: 2,296 Bug Hunter
    edited January 27
    jcsww wrote: »
    sisteric wrote: »
    Umm... complete 5 of 3 meta events? How can I do that?

    That's the secret. It's not possible! :P Kind of like trying to teach Kael to proof read before posting. :D

    Think he meant 3 of 5, I'm not quite sure? The previous events, for the T6 Ship Coupon's had 5 events within them; you could complete in 3 or 4 depending how many days you ran, once each sub-event was done. Maybe this will require participation in all 5? Still I'm sure this will get clarified...

    Still the prizes look very nice, another very KIND gesture from Cryptic.
    pottsey5g wrote: »
    What I find more impressive then those active player numbers is after years of constant lag and rubber banding you have not only fixed it but even at this high player peak the lag and rubberbanding monster is still dead. For the first time in years I can play daily without any problems. I would have found it acceptable and overlooked the lag monster if it came back last night for the recruit event but even that has gone smoothly. Well done. After all the years of complaining this really needed to be said.

    Yea I hadn't really noticed ANY lag recently myself, why I was confused as several Admiralty Ships were missing for most toons, despite logging into my 65 Klingon first.

    Yet in the last 1-2 hours just today, I'm seeming a sudden infusion of Admiralty ships in Roster, shortly after each character logs in. Regardless no noticeable lag despite the Anniversary, at least for me. Kudos!
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  • jcswwjcsww Member Posts: 6,402 Arc User
    strathkin wrote: »
    jcsww wrote: »
    sisteric wrote: »
    Umm... complete 5 of 3 meta events? How can I do that?

    That's the secret. It's not possible! :P Kind of like trying to teach Kael to proof read before posting. :D

    Think he meant 3 of 5, I'm not quite sure? The previous events, for the T6 Ship Coupon's had 5 events within them; you could complete in 3 or 4 depending if how many days you ran once each sub-event was done. Maybe this will require participation in all 5? Still I'm sure this will get clarified...

    Still the prizes look very nice, another very KIND gesture from Cryptic.
    pottsey5g wrote: »
    What I find more impressive then those active player numbers is after years of constant lag and rubber banding you have not only fixed it but even at this high player peak the lag and rubberbanding monster is still dead. For the first time in years I can play daily without any problems. I would have found it acceptable and overlooked the lag monster if it came back last night for the recruit event but even that has gone smoothly. Well done. After all the years of complaining this really needed to be said.

    Yea I hadn't really noticed ANY lag recently myself, why I was confused as several Admiralty Ships were missing for most toons, despite logging into my 65 Klingon first.

    Yet in the last 1-2 hours just today, I'm seeming a sudden infusion of Admiralty ships in Roster, shortly after each character logs in. Regardless no noticeable lag despite the Anniversary, at least for me. Kudos!

    Yeah. It seems like he meant 5 out of 5 going by STO's Twitter.
  • sheldonlcoopersheldonlcooper Member Posts: 4,017 Arc User
    so it's starting over with 1 of 5 next month?

    well get on with it then. you can knock this out in 10 months.
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  • fred26291#2759 fred26291 Member Posts: 1,002 Arc User
    Disregarding twitter cause nothing is official to me unless its posted here (crossposting doesnt count), 5 of 3 meta events means we only have to do 3 events and the other 2 are free of having to do anything for them and still claim the prize from them :) *yes I know wishfull thinking*
  • dyoniccusdyoniccus Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    Yesterday, with the launch of House Reborn, Star Trek Online had the highest number of active players since the launch of Victory is Life in 2018. A huge thank you to Captains old and new for joining us. As a thank you, we're happy to announce the prize of our next Meta Event:

    Starting in late February, complete five of our Meta Events to unlock your choice of a good amount of Lobi...or any Lockbox or Promo ship in the game. We'll be announcing the first event next month, so keep your eyes here.

    And all it took was new content - fancy that :wink:
  • garaffegaraffe Member Posts: 1,113 Arc User
    5 events to get the prize, talk about a grind.
  • vincetzuwu#5400 vincetzuwu Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    garaffe wrote: »
    5 events to get the prize, talk about a grind.
    I expect nothing less. This games MO is basically FOMO, sadly.

  • p331p331 Member Posts: 105 Arc User
    edited January 28
    I have to ask the question. Is the unlocked lockbox or promo ship going to be an account unlock or single character unlock? While I appreciate the opportunity I don't want to assume it will be account wide.
  • foppotee#4552 foppotee Member Posts: 1,702 Arc User
    Looks like a lengthy grind over several months but dare I say most of Cryptic's events are at least a little fun.

    Would've preferred account-unlock versus character but I see that as understandable though too.

    Heck I'm still trying to learn all the exceptions not listed about this "command any starship" new mechanic.

    Looking forward to this long haul.
  • joshmauljoshmaul Member Posts: 441 Arc User
    Now, by "promo ship", this means R&D/duty officer promos, right? The planet-sized 26th century dreadnoughts, the Krenim weapon ship, etc.
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  • p331p331 Member Posts: 105 Arc User
    p331 wrote: »
    I have to ask the question. Is the unlocked lockbox or promo ship going to be an account unlock or single character unlock? While I appreciate the opportunity I don't want to assume it will be account wide.
    Its been confirmed to be a character unlock

    Thank you for clarifying that Somtaawkhar.
  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,674 Arc User
    pottsey5g wrote: »
    What I find more impressive then those active player numbers is after years of constant lag and rubber banding you have not only fixed it but even at this high player peak the lag and rubberbanding monster is still dead. For the first time in years I can play daily without any problems. I would have found it acceptable and overlooked the lag monster if it came back last night for the recruit event but even that has gone smoothly. Well done. After all the years of complaining this really needed to be said.

    Well said, and completely agreed.

    It is SO much nicer to play now that I don’t bounce all over the screen like a ping pong ball. There would have been no way to do something like the Omega Mini Game with the lag we were seeing before the fix. It’s really great that they were able to solve such a game breaking problem and they deserve massive credit for doing so. I was very vocal in my complaints about the Lag, it was very frustrating.. and I should state more often how grateful I am to have the issue resolved.

    As for the ‘grind,’ well.. I was likely going to do all these events anyway because I pretty much always do. So to know that at some point I will receive a free Promo Ship.. yeah, I am really happy about that. Yes, I would have preferred to have it available account wide, but I knew that was nothing but a pipe dream. I never have believed that account wide lobi/lockbox/promo ships was ever anything seriously being considered and I still don’t.

    Still, it’s a very high dollar item that can be acquired after doing tasks I was going to do anyway.. so yeah, I am quite happy with it. Now I just have to decide what I am going to get. :smiley:
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,871 Arc User
    p331 wrote: »
    I have to ask the question. Is the unlocked lockbox or promo ship going to be an account unlock or single character unlock? While I appreciate the opportunity I don't want to assume it will be account wide.
    Its been confirmed to be a character unlock

    Which is indeed a bummer, though it's the way it's been set up since they were introduced.

    Of course, they might slip in Account unlocked Promo/Lockbox/Lobi ships, like they've doing recently (with a Zen purchase, mind you).

    Which reminds me, I hope that they will bring the Breen ships to Mudd's Market, since they've been adding the more recent event ships to the Market.
  • trillbuffettrillbuffet Member Posts: 856 Arc User
    edited January 28
    garaffe wrote: »
    5 events to get the prize, talk about a grind.

    It's not a grind it is what is referred to as a time gate young grasshopper.
  • shadowkoshshadowkosh Member Posts: 1,604 Arc User
    garaffe wrote: »
    5 events to get the prize, talk about a grind.

    Always the buyout option
  • megacharge07megacharge07 Member Posts: 473 Arc User
    Well this is just awesome news. Thank you!
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  • cbrjwrrcbrjwrr Member Posts: 2,782 Arc User
    garaffe wrote: »
    5 events to get the prize, talk about a grind.

    With the thousand lobi run whichever year that was as I've forgotten, you could get the lobi early; if you did the minimum, then you had to do all the events. But, if you did the first two and a bit of the third every 20 hours you could get the lobi much part way through the third. It's probably the same thing with this.

  • garaffegaraffe Member Posts: 1,113 Arc User
    p331 wrote: »
    I have to ask the question. Is the unlocked lockbox or promo ship going to be an account unlock or single character unlock? While I appreciate the opportunity I don't want to assume it will be account wide.
    Its been confirmed to be a character unlock

    Character unlock! Tribble that! I am not going to grind for over half a year for a single character unlock. Looks like I will be taking a year long break from STO.
  • zeroextremegzeroextremeg Member Posts: 10 Arc User
    Just coming back to the game after a long hiatus. When they say "Meta Events", what are they referring to exactly?
  • p331p331 Member Posts: 105 Arc User
    Just coming back to the game after a long hiatus. When they say "Meta Events", what are they referring to exactly?

    The Meta Events are special event campaigns. https://sto.gamepedia.com/Special_Event

    The upcoming one is the third. There is a series of individual events that award something of their own while contributing to an overall prize progression.
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