Retired Glossy Portraits Pictured for Hunters of STO Credits

Information about the return of Q’s Winter Wonderland is just around the corner! As part of this year’s holiday festivities, they will be retiring the “Autographed 8×10 Glossy Photos of Q” and changing how starships will be earned during this event for hunters of STO Credits.

glossy retirement for sto credits hunting

Before this happens, though, we want to give you the opportunity to trade in any leftover Autographs for something special. Beginning on DATE PENDING (just after Maintenance completes) we’re opening access to the “Winter Buyback” store. This special store, accessible from your Event Reputation Store button, will be offering a selection of unique prizes in exchange for your Autographs of Q.

Available Items for STO Credits Hunting

Here are the items that will be available:

  • 1 Specialization Point – 200 Autograph Cost
  • 1/2 Specialization Point – 125 Autograph Cost
    • 78,200 XP equivalent
  • 1/10th Specialization Point – 30 Autograph Cost
    • 15,640 XP equivalent
  • 500 Specialization XP – 1 Autograph Cost
  • Event Buyback Tech Upgrade – Universal (Large) – 50 Autograph Cost
    • +25,600 Tech Points / No Research
    • No Dilithium Cost
  • Event Buyback Tech Upgrade – Universal (Small) – 30 Autograph Cost
    • +12,800 Tech Points / No Research
    • No Dilithium Cost
  • Elite Queue R&D Material Reward Package – 15 Autograph Cost
    • Available in all varieties. Player chooses contents.
  • Starship Emote Pack: “Smile” and “Sad” – 40 Autograph Cost
  • Starship Emote Pack: “Thumbs Up” and “Thumbs Down” – 40 Autograph Cost
  • Starship Emote Pack: “Live Long and Prosper” – 40 Autograph Cost
  • Starship Emote Pack: “Rock, Paper, Scissors” – 40 Autograph Cost

Remember that: Specialization Point packages may only be purchased by Level 60 characters.

A few prizes require a bit more information, so allow me to expand on those…

Specializations and XP Packages for STO Credits Hunting

Purchasing any of these items will immediately reward the buyer with either 1 Specialization Point, or an amount of XP equivalent to the fraction (1/2 or 1/10th), or the amount (500 XP) indicated. These cannot be traded, and only players that are already Level 60 will be eligible to purchase them.

While the lowest denomination package may be purchased in bulk, it’s important to note that larger packages are more cost-efficient.

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