Captains, welcome to Awakening. This update is particularly special for me – since my tenure on Star Trek Online began, we’ve been working on bringing you the Age of Discovery expansion, to make sure we had a complete and polished experience for Captains in the 2256 Discovery-era of Star Trek. Now, we’re returning to 2410, bringing your Captains back to the story STO has been telling for almost ten years. It’s exciting to advance and blend the narrative established in Age of Discovery into our timeline.
And what a playground it’s going to be. Awakening brings with it a brand new story, starring Anthony Rapp as Commander Paul Stamets, brought to life as a hologram and thrust into the future of 2410. With Stamets at your side, you’ll journey into the Mycelial Network, stopping the threat posed by J’ula and her House Mo’kai raiders. But that’s not all – this update also brings with it five new patrols, each their own individual short story starring Stamets and some of STO’s biggest players, like Madran and Captain Kuumaarke.
In fact, the threat to the Mycelial Network is bad enough that it’s stretching across the galaxy in a Mycelial Crisis. For the first time, we’re turning all of the new content in a major update into an event for you to play. Every time you play a Patrol, the new Episode, or the new Mycelial Realm TFO, you’ll earn progress across all your accounts towards unlocking the powerful new Elachi Qulash Frigate, complete with your choice of premium Elachi Weapons and Upgrades. Can’t play the whole event? Well we have a buyout option, and it’s prorated for the first time – the more you play, the cheaper the price gets.
We can’t wait for you to dive into the Mycelium and dig into this new story, and the start of the next era of Star Trek Online. Enjoy yourselves, and don’t eat the mushrooms. We’ll see you in game.
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