STO Open Beta Report & Game Video Capture Tip | STOked S01E19

STO Open Beta Report & Game Video Capture Tip | STOked S01E19

STOked Season 1 Episode 19: We cover the latest Star Trek Online developments from Open Beta, go over the different subscription plans and if they are a good deal.

Plus we reflect on our trip to Cryptic, the makers of Star Trek Online.

Then we give you a quick tip on capturing video of your gameplay with WeGame!

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Lifetime / Yearly / Monthly Prices Announced 
1-Month Recurring USD: 14.99 CAD: 16.49 GDP: 8.99 EUR: 12.99 DKK: 82.45
3-Month Recurring 47.97 46.17 25.17 35.97 230.84
6-Month Recurring 77.94 85.73 46.14 65.94 428.67

For those who pre-ordered:

$239.99 - USD
Lifetime Access to Star Trek Online
Playable Borg (fully customizable in character creator) 
2 Additional Character Slots

$119.99/yr - USDHi
Annual recurring subscription locked in at the discount price
2 Additional Character Slots

Playable Borg Details:
Q: What are the playable Borg’s in-game traits?
A: The Liberated Borg begins with the following two traits. You can select another two traits from a general list.
Borg Nanites: +10% Health Regeneration
Description: Ground Trait. Constantly regenerates shields and health.

Efficient: +5 Starship Shield Efficiency, +5 Starship Engine Efficiency, +5 Starship Energy Weapon Efficiency, +5 Starship Auxiliary Systems Efficiency
Description: Space Trait. Provides a bonus to efficiency stats, improving the effectiveness of many of your power management abilities.

The Liberated Borg also has a unique optional trait. 

Neural Blast: 30 second debuff. Drastically reduces run speed. Every 4 seconds 
Neural Blast has a 40% chance to hold the target for 3 seconds. Description: Activatable Ground Trait. Inject the target with neural toxins, which continually attempt to hold the target for the duration. Also reduces the target's movement speed.


  • Jeremy and Chris visit Cryptic Studios, we report! is active!

  • There is a "Home Page" containing content we haven't had time to modify yet.
  • to discuss the show's content


  • Our reactions to beta (no NDA now!)
  • Etc
  • Server capacity reached!

Most of Saturday, and on/off this morning, the STO servers were popping up a "Server is Busy, please try again later" box.

It was announced that this was due to the hard-coded server capacity limits they've put in place, based on hardware performance.

  • No hard numbers on what that cap is, but I'd imagine it's quite high (like Bryan's ego).
  • You can keep clicking and sneak in when someone else logs off/disconnects.
  • Relatively stable performance under such a load!  (No worse than the rest of the week was)
  • We warned them... Silly Cryptic!


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