Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Jan 27, 2014

Greetings, Captains! You're listening to Episode 158 of Priority One Podcast, the premier Star Trek Online podcast! This episode was recorded live on on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 and published for download on Monday, January 27th at! Elijah, James and Tony, our intrepid trio return this week to bring you a monster of a show! In fact, we've got so much content this week that we've had to skip Trek It Out this week and dive straight into STO News as we cover Season 8, Dev Blogs 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41 (Undine Space Combat Experience Revamp, Ship Management, Load-Outs, and Quick Equip Systems, Small Craft Arena PvP Mode, Spire Featured Project #6 and the Events System Revamp) before we are joined by our very special guest, Al "Captain Geko" Rivera, Star Trek Online's Lead Systems Developer as he gives us the low-down on all of the fantastic new features coming with Season 8.5 including Stephen D'Angelo's role as the Executive Producer of STO, Bug Squashing (including Fire At Will), social zone remastering, more content on ESD and DS9, changes to the event calendar, Mirror Universe event changes, Double XP Weekends, double-deflectors on science ships, the new Anniversary science/destroyer, power load outs, ship swapping and much, much more! Of course as always, we’ll open hailing frequencies and see what’s incoming from YOU -- our listeners. It's going to be a fantastic show that you're not going to want to miss! Be sure to check out the newest show in the Priority One Productions lineup, The Guard Frequency. This new show is focused on the latest offering from Wing Commander/Freelancer creator Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games, Star Citizen. If you like Priority One, head on over to and see what awaits you in the world of Star Citizen! Topics Discussed Season 8 Dev Blog #37 Season 8 Dev Blog #38 Season 8 Dev Blog #39 Season 8 Dev Blog #40 Season 8 Dev Blog #41 This Week's Community Questions Are features like hot-swappable ships, access to exchanges and banks in personal ships, and other conveniences killing Social Zones? If so, what ideas do YOU have to attract players back to Earth Spacedock, Qu’onos -- anywhere else! What do you think of the in-game event revamp? Did you make an effort to get in and play through an event? Was it any more worth it than the usual hourly events? What changes, if any, would you like to see from these events to make them more enticing? Let us know YOUR thoughts by commenting below! We are Live on every Thursday at 10pm ET / 7pm PT! If you’d like to join us live, during the show, Trek Radio has a built in IRC Chat client. Just click on the Community menu tab and select IRC Chat - input your desired screen name and enter! The Priority One Productions is always looking for new team members that have a passion for Star Trek. Please know that all of our positions are volunteer, but we do offer a well known outlet for your work. If you have a particular skill that you believe could enhance our content, then send your contact information and experience along with a few writing samples to Did you miss any of our great Blogs last week? Stop by this link and see for yourself! How about our latest Video Release? You can also follow us on the social media sites! We’re on Facebook! Head over to and say, "Hi!" Or, Check us out on Twitter via @stopriorityone for show times and other cool stuff. Liked this episode? Totally hated it? Leave a comment below, Contact Us using our handy web form or leave your comments on the STO Forum thread for Episode 158! Enjoy the show!