Cryptic Announce “Appreciate The Redshirts” Event For Star Trek Online
Appreciate the who? If that’s the first question that came into your head reading the article title, you’re definitely not a trekky and you’ve probably hardly ever watched the TV series or played the game, Star Trek Online. I suppose in the majority of TV shows the redshirts would be considered as extras, but with an iconic franchise such as Star Trek, it was inevitable that the trekkies would come up with something.
A redshirt in Star Trek is pretty much cannon fodder, they are usually characters introduced for 1 episode that die within minutes of making their TV debut, they’re usually used to dramatize the episode to make viewers aware of the peril the lead characters face. So in effect, they’re involved simply to influence the mood, not much more than a fart in the wind.
However, Star Trek Online developers Cryptic have announced that they do appreciate the constant death of the infamous red-shirted Star Trek recruits, and in their honor, they’re launching a celebratory event. Starting from today, April 27th, Star Trek Online players will be able to reward their trusted junior officers with an increase of up to 50% in experience for all assignments. All captains will also be rewarded with a purple ranked duty officer with a unique passive power. So if I understand that right, Star Trek Online is rewarding the captains of ships across the galaxy for sending their expendable units to die? Sounds like a good deal to me.