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Archived Post 01-05-2012 07:58 PM

What are duty officers?
 
I read an article on stowiki about duty officers, it was all very technical. But the one thing it didn't answer for me was: what are they? Are they something I use in missions? Or do I use them to buff my ship? Or are they like pets? What exactly do I do with them? I think what I want is a player's guide, not a technical spread sheet with stats.

Archived Post 01-05-2012 09:10 PM

The Duty Officer system is a new system with in the game. It's a mini-game which has it's own leveling system and rewards. Duty Officers are supposed to be the crew of your ship. You as captain assign them missions called assignments. The success or failure of the mission is determined by which Duty Officers you assign, the mission requirements, mission difficult, etc.

The DOFF assignments are fire and forget. You start them and a certain amount of time later the mission completed and you get your rewards, and/or DOFF being sent to the Sickbay or lost as they were killed or captured.

DOFFS themselves are like collector cards, they have different abilities, rarity, uniqueness, etc. You can acqire more via missions in ESD or Star Fleet Acadamey, as rewards, the Auction House or buy grabbag packs from the C-Store.

And you can slots up to 5 DOFF for space and group stations on your ship. Certain DOFFS have abilities can which fire off when certain abilities in space or ground are used. Like channce to get another Security Escort or another Quantum Mortar Turret when using Captain skills or Kits. Or a 20% for a 2 second reduction in cool down of Torpedo weapons (which can stack up to 3 DOFFS).

To access the DOFF Window click on the button that has the Shuttle next to the C-Store button on the mini-map.

Archived Post 01-06-2012 01:33 AM

The Duty Officer system is also another method of leveling up your character. I got an Orion Commander 6 to Vice Admiral by just doing assignments. The rewards from the Duty Officer assignments can give commodities, anomalies, equipment, and Bridge Officers. The various tiers in the categories like Military, Colonial, Science, etc. are useless at the moment except for more Duty Officers and Accolades. However, Diplomacy and Marauding give Transwarp powers that are very useful.

Archived Post 01-06-2012 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Dratikus
I read an article on stowiki about duty officers, it was all very technical. But the one thing it didn't answer for me was: what are they? Are they something I use in missions? Or do I use them to buff my ship? Or are they like pets? What exactly do I do with them? I think what I want is a player's guide, not a technical spread sheet with stats.

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Archived Post 01-06-2012 08:25 AM

This Duty Officer guide should help you out.


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