Deck Eight is a Star Trek Online podcast from Trek.fm that brings you STO news, tips and tricks, and Foundry reviews each week.
STO Voyager. We talk about the possible future Voyager content for Star Trek Online, discuss yet another mining event, and go through some of the latest Patch Notes.
Battleship Royal Rumble. We discuss in detail the new Elachi Lock Boxes and Shervin and Tom do their first pure combat mission called “Battleship Royal Rumble” by Juggeranut47.
Alpha Flight. We discuss STO’s Star Trek Las Vegas plans, go forward in time to check out the new Romulan Time Ships, and get our gold wings as they explore RemairTamec’s “Alpha Flight,” which won Foundry Challenge 7.
50th Anniversary. We celebrate our 50th episode by raking in some Romulan veteran awards, checking out the gold subscription sale, and going mining for dilithium—the traditional golden anniversary celebration in the world of Star Trek.
State of the Game for July 2013. We discuss the State of the Game for July 2013, the Carrier Command Interface 2.0, an update on the Foundry Challenge 7, and downloading Arc for the first time.
The Syndicate Extraction. We look at Massively’s visit to Cryptic, throw on some new TNG Romulan uniforms, get their Tribble test reward, and explore the Foundry mission “The Syndicate Extraction.”
Mark On the Bridge. We welcome a new member, Mark McCulloch, explore the Foundry mission “One Too Many” by XR-447, and Mark introduces his new segment “The Build Doctor.”
Summer’s New Resort Island. We take you to the climate-controlled paradise of Risa for a jetpack ride and a chance to win a Risian Corvette starship, and play “Order of Hov’lw” in the Foundry Corner.
Brandon “Bran Flakes” Felczer Interview. Bran Flakes and his European counterpart Manni for an in-depth interview about Star Trek Online, upcoming projects, and even some hints about this summer’s Risa event.
Darths, Brandons, and Romulans. We bring you the latest on their Legacy of Romulus experiences and check in on Perfect World Community Manager Brandon “BranFlakes” Felczer’s upcoming London adventure and player meet-ups.
Repairing Utopia Planitia. We fill you in on the Perfect World’s unified login launch, also known as Arc, and journey to the Sol System for the Foundry Corner.
Playing Romulan. Now that the Romulan expansion is in full swing, the Deck Eight crew share their first thoughts on the changes to the game.
Nimbus Adventures and Desperate Prey. We take you to Nimbus III for some fun in the Paradise Lost Adventure Zone, bring you some Romulan console information, dive into warp cores, and find out what items have been added to the Legacy Pack.
Thomas Marrone. We're joined by Star Trek Online UI Artist Thomas Marrone to discuss his early gaming experience and how he got hired by Cryptic.
Depths or Nukara Prime. We continue the build-up to the launch of STO’s Romulan expansion, explore the Foundry mission “Depths of Nukara Prime,” and check in on Denise Crosby as she speaks about reprising Sela.
The Spirits of Ramok Nor. We delve into Romulan Warbird singularity powers, new customisation features for your embassy, and the April Ask Cryptic.
Romulans! They’re Everywhere! We look at Romulan ship progressions, the Nukara Strikeforce, revamping of the trait system, and get you set for The Legacy of Romulus.
Hive Onslaughts and Crystalline Catastrophes. We look at the latest Star Trek Online news including a sale on Zen and lock boxes, the Crystalline Catastrophe event, skill planning, a sunroof for your embassy, and Tom and Shervin’s experience with the Hive Onslaught.
Romulans… and more Romulans. We look at the new Romulan ships coming to STO. Also in this week’s news are in-game First Contact Day celebrations and the unprecedented hacking of the Caspian Fleet.
To Helna and Back. We're joined by Foundry author and Podcast UGC host Havraha to discuss some of the inside nuggets behind Podcast UGC as well as some Foundry tips and tricks and his mission “To Helna and Back.”
Legacy of Romulus. We delve into the major update to Star Trek Online that gives you the chance to reshape the Romulan Empire in the aftermath of the destruction of Romulus and Remus.
The Foundry Academy and Starbase UGC. We're joined by Oliver Smith to talk about the new Foundry Academy. Over the course of six weeks, three online video streaming events will take place. By the end you’ll know all you need to build your own foundry mission.
Meeting Res. We bring you the first of our new “Meet the Author” series as Colin and Shervin sit down with Res, author of the Foundry mission “The Anomaly,” which is the story of a Borg search for the Omega Particle.
The Kumari Line. We recap some of the latest Star Trek Online news including new Andorian Kumari Line escort ships, patch notes, and the new starships spotlight video. Plus, in the Foundry Review we look at “The Anomaly.”
New Fleet Ships. We look at new fleet ships, patch notes, Starbase Feature #13: Magestic Instruction, and the February Ask Cryptic. Plus, in the Foundry Review, we look at “To Helena and Back.”
Brigadier General Ships. We cover patch notes and the Brigadier General ships for Klingons, plus in the Foundry Review Aaron and Shervin review Woody Valley’s “The Floods at Home.”
Romulan Speculation and Temporal Ambassadors. We look at the third Embassy Featured Project, the January 2013 State of the Game report, stats on the third-anniversary ships, and an incredible infographic that sheds light on the real numbers behind STO.
Dominion Lock Boxes and Q&A. We recap some of the latest Star Trek Online news including the arrival of Dominion Lock Boxes and the Friday Screenshot, which teases STO’s third anniversary.
STO and the Dominion for Newbies. We look at UGC Prepaid Cards and bonus Zen, the end of temporal lock boxes, and an extended sitdown between Brandon “BranFlakes” Felczer and Denise Crosby about her secret STO project.
Ambassadorial Speculation. We recap January’s edition of Ask Cryptic, speculate on the Ambassador Class Friday screenshot and Denise Crosby’s visit to the STO studios, and review recent patch notes.
Breen Ships and Tactics. Shervin and Aaron explore Rogue Enterprise’s “Cause and Effect” in their Foundry review, and the crew break into a general discussion about Breen ships and tactics.
Starships for Commanders. The latest STO news including the an about-face by Perfect World regarding Investigate Officer Reports, and Shervin and Aaron explore Wilv’s “Life Is But a Dream” in their Foundry review.
Brandon Returns. Bran Flakes joins us for another extensive Star Trek Online Q&A session.
Tribbles, Warships, and Winter Wonderland. Aaron and Shervin review @alimac30’s Foundry mission, “The Mayns of Balnar Moon,” with an intro by the author himself.
Patches and Ground Combat. Shervin and Aaron bring you a review and Colin’s Tip Box focuses on ground combat.
Saturday’s Child, Ground Shields, and the State of Q. Aaron and Shervin take on “Saturday’s Child” and “State of Q.” Then in the Tip Box Colin gives you advice on ground shields.
PvE Improvements and STFs. We look at patch updates, PvE Queue improvements coming in Season 7, The Vault: Ensnared, and an extended chance to grab the Duty Officers promo pack.
Deck Eight Renovations. We look at the Duty Officer Pack Promo, Q’s upcoming winter event, the latest Starbase Feature Project, New Romulus, Morn and Klingon strippers… and even salt vampires!
New Romulan Zones. We look at these plus the Azure Nebula Rescue Event, Ambassador post details, changes to the reward structure, and the reputation system.
Brandon W. Felczer, Perfect World. Bran Flakes joins us for an extensive Q&A session about Star Trek Online.
Kirkfats Foundry Mission. Tom takes us through a Foundry mission by Starbase UGC’s Kirkfat aboard his very own ship, the U.S.S. International Sex Symbol… Tristan Riddell.
Time Ships and Mirror Universe Ships. We cover the new Temporal Lock Boxes and Lobi ships, Wells Class temporal science vessels, Mobius Class temporal destroyers, the Korath Class Klingon temporal science vessels, Aeon timeships, Rozhenko timeships, and from the Mirror Universe the Krenn Class temporal destroyers.
Trophies. We take you through the wonderfully shiny world of trophies in STO!
Ground Combat, Part Deux. We wrap up our in-depth look at ground combat in STO.
Ground Combat. We take an in-depth look at ground combat in STO.
Special Accolades. We delve into Star Trek Online’s hidden accolades on the Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Undine, and Borg fronts.
An in-depth look at shields. We go in depth into shields to discuss the various types and how you can leverage them to match your gameplay.
Brandon W. Felczer, Perfect World. Bran Flakes joins us for an extensive Q&A session about the current state and the future of Star Trek Online.
STO Patch, Starbase Ships, Odyssey and Borta Classes. Dan Stahl’s response to rumours of looming trouble for STO, and the different types of new Starbase ships and the colour codes now in use.
STO in Vegas, Ships and EV Suits, The State of Play. Admiral Aaron joins us for an interview about the Weyland Yutani fleet.
Tholian Lock Boxes, TNG Anniversary Unlocks, Fleet Ship Modules, First Mission. Tips on selecting your character when first starting the game, explaining the various traits and how they impact your officer.
Comparing Plans, Cryptic Goes Zen, Season 6 Details, Tutorial Walkthrough. Get an in-depth view of the new fleet advancement system, fleet events, max-level content, and the introduction of the Tholians to the Star Trek Online universe.
Veteran Rewards, Season 6, Reinforcements Pack. In a closer look at the upcoming Season 6, we delve into what the focus on Fleet Starbases means to you, as well as how freighters fit into your game plan.