Star Trek Online is continuing down the road to free-to-play, a transition which is expected to finalize in January of next year. Part of that ongoing transition is the launch of Season 5, available today.
The new Season contains so much that we can only feature a snippet of the patch notes in today's post. We definitely encourage readers to check out the full patch notes at Star Trek Online's official website. The most notable feature in today's update is perhaps the conversion of Subscribers accounts to Gold Accounts.
This will undoubtedly be useful in the future, when the game goes Free to Play, but there are some important things to note. Gold Accounts will have access to:
- Players who subscribe after Dec 1st 2011 will receive one Starfleet faction restricted character slot, one Klingon faction character slot, and one unrestricted slot.
- 4 starting bridge officer slots.
- Gold players start with 8 project slots for the foundry.
- Gold members will get a free ship token at every level except for VA.