Star Trek Online®: Season 13 – Escalation

Star Trek Online

This update continues the Tzenkethi War and Debuts Competitive PvE Queues

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 25, 2017 – Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios have announced Star Trek® Online: Season 13 – Escalation is now available on PC and will release on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date. The latest season introduces brand new episodic content and gameplay features to the of the 100% free-to-play MMORPG based on iconic Star Trek franchise. This includes a new featured episode continuing the Tzenkethi War story arc, improvements to matchmaking, class-specific set gear and the new War Games system, which allows players to team up in competitive PvE scenarios. To celebrate the launch of Season 13 – Escalation, Star Trek Online is offering captains the chance to win a six-day Star Trek cruise across the Atlantic, plus every starship currently available in the C-Store for the PC version of the game.

The war against the Tzenkethi rages on with the arrival of Season 13 – Escalation. The Lukari are on a journey to rediscover their ancient home world and the secrets it contains, though an unexpected intervention by the Tzenkethi may put a damper on their homecoming. Political intrigue, exploring a bustling city and fantastic action set pieces all take place in the latest featured episode, “Mirrors and Smoke,” which is available now with today’s PC update.

Season 13 – Escalation also marks the debut of War Games. This new system offers Star Trek Online captains new ways to compete with one another by pitting two teams of five players against each other in competitive PvE scenarios. Players join forces to solve puzzles and race through the galaxy earning valuable rewards, including class-specific ships. To optimize this new type of queue, a new Player Potential System has also been introduced to match players of similar skill. Here is more about these features and other content introduced with Season 13:

New Featured Episode – In the new episode, “Mirrors and Smoke,” captains will travel with the Lukari to New Kentar and defend the planet from the Tzenkethi.

War Games System – Season 13 marks the debut of War Games, new competitive PvE scenarios which pit two teams of five players against each other for rewards.

“Core Assault” – A space-based 5v5 Convergence-class scenario, where two flights of captains compete to cross the finish line in a space station based in the Adelphous System.

“Binary Circuit” – A ground-based 5v5 Gauntlet-class scenario where captains will solve puzzles and complete various challenges in a Borg Co-operative Cube.

Rebalance Pass – A full rebalance pass has been made to ground and space combat to ensure that no matter what choice captains make when outfitting their skills or ship, it isn’t a wrong one.

Player Potential System – Matchmaking for Star Trek Online has been improved with the new Player Potential System, which evaluates players based on various factors, such as their characters’ equipment, specialization and participation in competitive matches.

New Reputation – When you participate in Season 13’s War Games, queues will be rewarded with new Competitive Marks and Assessed Stratagems. The marquee rewards from this set feature class-specific set gear for the first time ever in Star Trek Online. You can choose to equip any of these three sets for your starship, and mix and match the individual sets as you see fit.

You can celebrate the release of Season 13: Escalation by entering a contest to win a six-day cruise across the Atlantic. From now through May 5, players can visit the Star Trek Online blog to participate in this sweepstakes. One winner will be selected to receive an ocean-view cabin for two on Star Trek: The Cruise II, a six-day voyage hosted by George Takei and other Star Trek actors. In addition, the winner will be granted every starship currently available in the C-Store of Star Trek Online’s PC version. For more information on Star Trek: The Cruise II, please visit http://www.startrekthecruise.com/.

Highly Anticipated MMO Games

There’s a search for the most highly anticipated upcoming massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) that continues as the best MMORPG 2017 list is launched.

TORRANCE, CA, USA, Earlier this year /EINPresswire.com/ — Bestmmorpg2017.net, a game website which was created for the purpose of reviewing online games, unveils the list of the most popular and highly anticipated massive multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) that will be released in the year 2017.

The website has published the Best MMORPG 2017 list with links and mini-reviews of each title. The games are grouped into several categories such as free to play, browser-based, buy to play or no subscription, pay to play (subscription), and upcoming MMORPGs 2017.

With the seemingly endless number of available online games, searching for the best game can be a problem for many players. Best MMORPG 2017, however, provide a means of solving this problem by publishing the list of highly recommended MMORPG games helps players easily find the most popular titles.

“I think that next year will undoubtedly be a very interesting year for MMO games. There are quite a few innovative indie games that will be launching and I look forward to playing them all,” said Olivia Morin, editor of Bestmmorpg2017.net. “Currently, we have a total of eleven games that we recommend but please bear in mind that the wbesite is in its pre-launch stage. We will be adding more and changing the list constantly as we strive to keep it updated and relevant.”

The Best MMORPG 2017 list can be found at http://bestmmorpg2017.net

Morin added that apart from graphics and gameplay, players also tend to favor the MMORPGs that have fast-paced action combat, large-scale open-world PvP (player vs player) and PvE (player vs environment) battles, crafting, dynamic environments, epic story quests, and sandbox features.

“In terms of playbility, all of the featured MMORPGs are different and unique. There’s everything from PvP-focused indie games to big-budget AAA releases. Just the same old MMO gameplay features won’t hack it these days because of increased competition from other online games. Each of these games appeal to a specific type of player such as the ones are nostagic for old school MMORPGs or those who want a sandbox game with a player-controlled economy,” said Morin.

To get more information, visit the Bestmmorpg2017.net website.