It's that time again, Trekkers and Trekkies -- Star Trek Online's
August Engineering Report is upon us.
executive producer Daniel Stahl
has offered up a post that kicks off with praise for Cryptic's
new overlords at Perfect World Entertainment
. He goes on to state that subs are up as players stream in to check out the new Ground Combat system and that the team is working extra hard to push out the long-awaited Deep Space 9-themed Feature Series 4. Stahl also outlines the devs' fall plans for the REDSHIRT closed beta server and notes that the upcoming September 22nd update "will be pretty big [...] some might say even bigger than the launch of Season 4."
Finally, the post winds down with a meaty list of game features and bug fixes currently in testing, including tweaks to the Duty Officer system, random Borg encounters, the group-finder tool, lore quests, and more.