The WoW Player’s Guide to Star Trek Online

Massively has been covering Star Trek Online extensively, and we’ve complied a guide for all the WoW players out there looking to get into the game. As a WoW player, you’ll find numerous similarities and be comfortable with the controls overall. Nothing is too terrible different from WoW, especially if you’re used to vehicle combat, and players transitioning to the game (even for a quick evaluation) should have an easy time.

Read on for the WoW Player’s Guide to Star Trek Online, and don’t forget to check out Massively’s Star Trek Online page for everything related to STO.


Star Trek Online is set approximately 30 years after the events in Star Trek: Nemesis. I’m not going to get into a protracted lore discussion, so I’ll just outline the major points of the game’s lore here, in nice bulleted sentences for everyone.The Federation and Klingon Empire are at war with each other.

  • The Romulan Star Empire is entirely different than we saw it.
  • The Borg are back.
  • The Cardassians are attempting to come back into power, Elim Garak is now their leader.
  • Numerous characters we saw in the TV and movie series are placed around the universe.
  • The timeline is the original one, ie: not the one setup by the Abrams’ movie.

Character Creation and Servers

First and foremost, there are not multiple servers in STO. Everyone is on just one very large server in countless instances. But don’t think that means you won’t see other players