Star Trek Online recently went free to play, so chances are the game will start to experience in influx of new players eager to check out what the game offers.
The team at Cryptic Studios published a brand new developer diary on their blog, introducing a brand new Odyssey class starship; available for free to all characters who have at least achieved Vice Admiral ranking. If you haven't reached Vice Admiral, you will be given an inventory item that can be opened up ranking up to Vice Admiral.
In regards to the starship itself, Stephen D'Angelo, Executive Producer on Star Trek Online, writes:
The pinnacle of Federation starship design, the Odyssey Star Cruiser will carry the Federation into a new generation of exploration.
In honor of this monumental technological achievement, Starfleet Command has authorized the construction of a new flagship. This vessel, the U.S.S. Enterprise-F, will embolden its crew to embrace the principles of exploration and cooperation that are the hallmarks of the Federation. In the Odyssey class, crews will explore strange new worlds, seek out new lifeforms and new civilizations and boldly go where no ship has gone before.
The Odyssey class is the largest vessel ever created by Starfleet. Its massive size makes it very resilient, but its turn rate is reduced by the bulk of the vessel. The Odyssey's unique split saucer pylon reduces subspace wake at higher warp speeds. The Odyssey is designed as an extreme long-range vessel, and can operate for long periods of time away from support. Because of this, it is the most versatile cruiser ever developed by the Starfleet Corps of Engineers and features Universal Ensign and Lieutenant Commander Bridge Offer Stations that can by operated by any Bridge Officer class.
Additionally, the starship features 4 device slots, four weapons on the fore side of the ship as well as four aft and 9 total console upgrade. To see how everything breaks down, be sure to check out http://startrekonline.com/.