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MMO Events & Freebies

lupi

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Thought I'd start a general thread were people cost post when certain bonus events or giveaways in game are happening.
 

lupi

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STO:

From January 15th at 9AM PST to January 19th at 10AM PST players will receive 100% XP received bonus.
 

lupi

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Marvel Heroes:

Log in on 1/17/15 and receive a free hero token.
 

Craig234

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Nice idea, just hard to know where to draw the line on small bonuses that change a lot.

I do wish I'd heard about some black Friday type deals on some.
 

lupi

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log into Marvel Heroes on 1/24/15 and receive a free mini cow pet.
 

DaveSimmons

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STO leadup to fifth anniversary daily giveways Monday 1/26 - Thursday 1/29

Then there will be something like a ship giveway for the anniversary event, that requires grinding.
 

DaveSimmons

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STO, now until Tuesday 10 AM PST, one per account - free R & D pack, worth a fair amount on the exchange even if you don't craft. It's in the zen store under Promotions
 

lupi

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STO, now until Tuesday 10 AM PST, one per account - free R & D pack, worth a fair amount on the exchange even if you don't craft. It's in the zen store under Promotions
got it to go along with some parts I've collected over time. since release (or when they added that stuff into the game), haven't ever done anything on the production or R&D front so will have to do some reading.
 

XavierMace

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got it to go along with some parts I've collected over time. since release (or when they added that stuff into the game), haven't ever done anything on the production or R&D front so will have to do some reading.
Be prepared to either break open the wallet or spend your life grinding.

As Dave mentioned there's a free ship coming up. It's substantially better than the non-paid ships you get while playing. In addition, if you're a returning player with multiple characters, they finally reduced it so you only have to grind one character for the ship. Once you get it on one character you only have to run the mission once for each additional character.
 

lupi

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Just hope it's not rank limited, still a couple levels below admiral and don't won't to have to grind them out just for the ship at this moment.
 

DaveSimmons

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I don't think the missions will be, the winter ship grind only required level 5.

If you're not level 40 yet you can still get the ship, it will just be in a box you can't open yet.

For R&D, start doing the daily "research" mission that grants 6,000 R&D XP. Keep leveling up that way and don't do any crafting yet. At high levels (12+) crafting works better because your results become 100% Very Rare for mark 2 items, and crafting mats into components has a much higher chance of getting a critical ( = 3 components instead of 1).
 

lupi

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There was a special log in and claim event sometime last year I believe, and since they used the regular in game store to claim it you still had to have the required rank to claim it.
 

XavierMace

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There was a special log in and claim event sometime last year I believe, and since they used the regular in game store to claim it you still had to have the required rank to claim it.
I think you're talking about the cruiser giveaway. The way the anniversary ship give away's have always worked (to the best of my memory) is you can acquire it at any level, but it's only usable by characters of the appropriate level. IE, the Ambassador class required Commander or higher, the Dyson Science Vessel and the Kobali Cruiser (the upcoming giveaway) require you to be Admiral to use it.

Today's give away is the Motion Picture uniform pack. Federation only, but it's an account wide unlock.
 

lupi

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After awhile the ground stuff for quest gets a bit meh, but the pve space battles always fun.
 
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lupi

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ship not expected to come till the actual anniversary. this is a pre-anniversary giveaway.
 

XavierMace

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Last I heard, the free ship is expected to go live Thursday.

Is Sto worth playing
As someone who's been playing since beta, I would say it depends on your expectations. I'm a Star Trek fan and there's severe lack of decent Star Trek games. As lupi mentioned, ground combat gets rather boring (personally). But even after 5 years, I still enjoy logging in and blowing some ships up.

It's not a fantastic MMO, but it's not a horrible one either. If you're a fan of Star Trek and/or space ships, it's probably worth checking out.
 

DaveSimmons

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STO - Free Tier 2 ships for leveling up today only, one per faction. Romulans who have chosen their KDF / Fed alliance can also claim the T2 fed or KDF ship.

Do this now for any future alts. I haven't checked if there are any consoles on the ships that you'd want to carry over to higher-level ships.

http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/9063903-anniversary-giveaway

This is not the anniversary ship, it's the daily giveaway leading up to it. You have until tomorrow 10 AM PST to claim these ships.
 

lupi

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Just got my 3 ships. Looks like since it's a store thing, you will need a minimum rank to get them. And looks by claiming each since it's a store transaction, all chars will have access.
 

XavierMace

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That is correct for these ships as they are normally Zen (Paid) ships and therefore account wide unlocks.

If they do the same thing as they've done in the past, the anniversary ship will be given as a reward pack as it's a character reward not an account unlock. The pack can be acquired at any level but only opened by characters of the proper level.
 

lupi

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LOTRO having a +25% xp weekend.

They will also be doing some server moves/mergers int he near future, so if you have characters there may want to read up on what's going on.
 

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