The major addition is a large stone statue of Mr. Spock giving the Vulcan salute where players can go to give their respects to Nimoy. The statue has the Vulcan greeting of “Live Long and Prosper” inscribed on it.
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Another Spock statue was placed at the location of New Romulus with the famous quote from Star Trek II inscribed on it, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” This is what Spock said when he sacrificed his life to save the Enterprise.
A memorial plaque with all of the names of the Star Trek cast and crew who have passed on including gene Roddenberry and James Doohan has also been included.
In a blog post on its website Arc Games’ executive producer, Stephen Ricossa, wrote:
“Last Friday we lost someone dear to us. All of us. Not just the people of the Star Trek community, but anyone who ever tried with varying success to make the Vulcan salute. Anyone who ever said “Live Long and Prosper, ” whether or not they knew who brought that phrase into our cultural lexicon, and anyone who can understand the impact a positive public figure can have on the world. Leonard Nimoy was more than just a Star Trek icon—he was a cultural icon. His passing has been felt farther and wider than I think he could have possibly known, and I feel it’s that humility, despite all of his skills, talents, and fame, that made him someone we all care about.
“I’m certain everyone who knew of Nimoy’s work will remember him in their own special way, and I want to make sure Star Trek Online also has an in-game way for people to remember him as well. As of this morning, there are several locations throughout the game that will allow people to take a moment to remember Spock, Leonard Nimoy, and other departed friends from Star Trek history.”