Fan Dance: Timelines Celebrates Trek’s 50th Anniversary
Star Trek Timelines celebrates Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary with a limited edition version of the Original Series Enterprise 1701, a new event (The Second Battle of New York), and some unique and custom variants of four beloved crew members inspired by Bashir and O’Brien’s Battle of Britain holoprogram.
From now until Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary on September 8th, Star Trek Timelines players with the 1701 Enterprise will have access to a unique skin for the ship. It will have the anniversary logo emblazoned on both the top and the bottom of the saucer section.
In honor of the Star Trek: Mission New York convention this weekend, Timelines is allowing all of their players to join in the celebration with a new in-game event. The Second Battle of New York was inspired by O’Brien and Bashir’s holo-suite program The Battle of Britain. It is a shuttle faction event pitting the Federation, Section 31, and the Hirogen against one another.
This event also marked the introduction of the Squadrons feature for fleets. A Squadron is a team of five fleet members working together. Each team member’s victory points are pooled together during the event and ranked on a leader board to earn additional rewards. When the event concludes on Monday, the squadrons in the top five on the leader board will get a chance to vote to help shape the direction the game will take in the future. Voting is nothing new to Timelines, but it has never been applied to so few people. The stakes have never been higher.
Four New Crew Members
For the celebration, four new crew members have been introduced to the game. The O’Brien and Bashir awards are from the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode Homefront. In that episode, both were seen in RAF piloting gear for their holoprogram, The Battle of Britain. Another crew member you can earn through the event is Enterprise’s Travis Mayweather. He is also in a variant of the RAF flight gear. This is unique! Mayweather was never seen in the outfit during the series run. This is a little liberty the development team at Disruptor Beam took for the event.
It’s not the first time they have done this. Previously, they released Harry Kim and Tom Paris characters in hockey gear. The last crew member is a Tasha Yar variant. She is in a similar RAF outfit only available during the event through the Time Portal, Timeline’s store. Once again, this is a unique design created by the Disruptor Beam developers specifically for this event.
Star Trek: Mission New York
And, if all of this wasn’t enough, if you’re going to be at Star Trek: Mission New York, be sure to drop by their booth. John de Lancie, Q, will be signing autographs and meeting fans on Saturday. And, to keep you coming back to booth throughout the weekend, Star Trek Timelines is giving away unique trading cards of the character art from the game. They will also have a unique trading card of the 50th Anniversary Enterprise 1701. It is not available in-game.
Every hour will feature a new card with the Enterprise card available at noon on Friday. So, stop by the booth to say hello and pick up your trading card. You can find the schedule of the card giveaways below. And, if you happen to pick up a card you don’t like, return to their booth at 4 PM to trade cards with other people. This is a fun way to get players together outside of the game. I applaud their efforts.
Most of the photos have been provided courtesy of Star Trek Timelines.
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