Star Trek Online getting player-built starbases

Star Trek Online developer Cryptic has revealed a little more of its plans for player-built starbases in the free-to-play MMORPG.

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When 3D MMORPGs were still babies, player-built housing was one of those ideas that got everyone jazzed up about the genre's potential, long before we realised they'd mostly be protracted exercises in killing ten rats. So it's nice to hear Star Trek Online is getting player-built starbases, even if the game is about killing ten tribbles.

Yes, buildable space stations will arrive in the 'Season 6' update, lead artist Jeremy Mattson explained in a blog post. Stations will come in five stages as you build them up, starting with the basic core and building towards a fancy affair bristling with modules and arrays and ships pootling around.

The Season 6 update is vaguely slated for a June launch, with an expanded mission editor, updates for the fleet system, reworked PvP, and other goodies. Star Trek Online, in case you missed the news, went free-to-play in January. You can sign up and play now.

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    May 24, 2012 6:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Star Trek Online getting player-built starbases.

    Star Trek Online developer Cryptic has revealed a little more of its plans for player-built starbases in the free-to-play MMORPG.

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      May 24, 2012 7:25 AM

      season 6?

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        May 24, 2012 8:24 AM

        It's based on a show. Shows are broken up into episodes and seasons.

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          May 24, 2012 10:23 AM

          The game is 2+ years old. how do you get Season 6?

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            May 24, 2012 10:34 AM

            It's Star Trek - did you think time travel wouldn't be involved?

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            May 24, 2012 11:24 AM

            You're right it should be season 9!

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      May 24, 2012 7:27 AM

      ok that's kinda neat

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      May 24, 2012 7:58 AM

      only thought that came to mined is "having this in EVE would be more interesting to me"

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        May 24, 2012 8:04 AM

        Which bit of it is missing from Eve?

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          May 24, 2012 8:28 AM

          it's ok, it's ok. he's from 2004.

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          May 24, 2012 9:04 AM

          I don't know ... I don't follow Eve too much. I'm glad to hear that this is already there.

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            May 24, 2012 2:34 PM

            If you don't follow EVE much...why would it be MORE interesting?

            Isn't that like saying baseball would be better with bats, but you don't really follow sports?

            ;)

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        May 24, 2012 9:56 AM

        Player Owned Stations are everywhere in Eve. They're actually quite cheap to buy and very easy to setup. They're a PITA to keep fueled though.

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      May 24, 2012 9:54 AM

      I'd still like to be able to fully walk around my ship.

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      May 24, 2012 10:59 AM

      This game pissed me off so much. It had so much promise that could have been pretty easily achieved (open PVP, PVP that actually affects the control of systems, player owned starbases), and they chose not to do any of it, making it basically a traditional game (single player story + instanced PVP) that you had to pay a monthly fee to play.

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