I just damned Star Trek Online for its removal of exploration again, but I’m going to make up for it here: I think the Delta Recruitment program (though it has some warts) is a wonderful initiative.
For those who didn’t jump immediately through that link above (I don’t blame you), here is a summary:
> Runs from April 2nd to May 21st.
> Every existing account gets a free new character slot, new accounts get bonuses.
> Every storyline mission will have bonus objectives to boost leveling and gearing.
> Everyone who completes the bonus missions will receive a unique Trait (account wide unlock).
> These new characters will earn extra Dilithium (real money exchange currency) during the event.
> The more people complete storyline missions with these characters, the more server-wide XP multipliers unlock.
The goal of course, is to invite new players, and give those new players plenty of people to play with by giving incentives for existing players to roll a new character.
I think its a great way to breathe life into the server, give people something fun to do, and insure your new players are enjoying themselves. I’d like to see other games follow suit.
And I’d like to say this: I will probably use this event to make a third (this time the charm?) attempt to really get a Romulan character off the ground. I’ve tried twice and it just hasn’t taken. I’d like to really put some elbow grease in it this time. If anyone wants to run the event/accelerated leveling treadmill with me, you are welcome to join in!