A couple of postings ago, I complained a lot about the endless patch cycle when starting and quitting Star Trek Online over the last few weeks. With today’s release, Season 10, The Iconian War, all that hassle is gone, completely.

However, I’m still of the opinion that the continous pre- and post-patching of the game’s files prior to launching a new season is counterproductive and wastes precious user bandwith. Why not add an option to the STO Launcher giving the user the choice between staying ahead of future changes and patching only what’s necessary to play the current game? While you’re at it, why not add to the STO Launcher a brief description of what’s being patched, while it’s being patched, and why?

To much appreciation, the previous Sector Blocks are replaced with Quadrant Blocks. In other words, you can travel directly from Federation space to Klingon space or to Romulan space in one go. The quantum slipstream drive is quite handy. I noticed some new sectors has appeared in “the south” of the galaxy map.

If you’re into Star Trek and haven’t tried Star Trek Online, then you probably should.