Preparing for Agents of Yesterday
With the latest free expansion for Star Trek Online, Agents of Yesterday, launching on 6th July, I decided to do some in-game housekeeping in preparation today. Having only three alts this wasn’t too difficult and it didn’t take long to trawl through inventories, sell unwanted items and delete or dry dock unused ships. I also moved some energy credits into the shared bank so the new character I create on Wednesday is not without financial resources. I also receive my monthly Zen stipend round about the time of the new expansion launch, so overall I consider myself ready to enjoy the new content.
While undertaking these tasks, I decided to see if the recent economy adjustment caused by the introduction of the Infinity lock boxes, has yet had an impact upon the various third party vendors that trade in STO consumables. It would appear that it has and one site has already started heavily discounting the various items it sells. As a result I was able to buy both the Delta Rising Operations Pack and the Legacy of Romulus Legacy Pack for $40, which is about £30 at the current exchange rate. Needless to say this was a ridiculous bargain as these items collectively retail at £130 at present.
As well as the multitude of ships that these bundles offer, the Legacy of Romulus Legacy Pack also comes with thirty lock box keys. So I took this opportunity to open twenty Infinity lock boxes which proved to be very lucrative. Not only did I make one hundred and nine Lobi but I also gained over a half a dozen items that sell well at present on the exchange. However the jewel in the crown was obtaining a T6 Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser. I managed to sell this for 150 million energy credits and promptly bought the T6 Wells Temporal Science Vessel, a ship I’ve been after for a while.
Agents of Yesterday certainly offers a wealth of account wide benefits if you create a new faction alt and play through the existing game content once again. One year on from returning Star Trek Online, I’m still enthused and engaged by this MMO and happy to spend time in what is at present my primary game. STO is also great for people watching as it seems to have a higher proportion of über fans and whales, compared to some of the other MMOs I’ve played. It’s more than likely due to the IP. Whatever the reason it’s reassuring to know that at the present, STO seems to be thriving which is not bad for a five year old game.