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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
11-30-2011, 05:35 PM
Originally Posted by sdangelo View Post
Each character in the last two categories will receive a “Veteran Bridge Officer Reassignment Form” in their inventory. This form allows you to claim a special veteran bridge officer. Starfleet captains can claim this veteran from Elsa Mora on Earth Space Dock, and Klingon Defense Force captains can claim the veteran from V’Qlar on Qo’noS. The veteran is a very rare (purple) officer who has two unique traits: Space Warfare Specialist, which provides a skill bonus to Starship Maneuvers, Starship Targeting Systems, Starship Energy Weapons, and Starship Projectile weapons; and Veteran, which grants a team bonus to damage, dodge, and avoidance.

Veterans are available as both males and females, in engineering, science, and tactical varieties, so you can find one that fits the needs of your specific play style. Federation veterans are humans and have the species traits of Leadership and Teamwork, while Imperial veterans are Klingons with the species traits of Warrior and Honorable.

The veteran also comes equipped with a Mk XII very rare rifle and personal shield, as well as Mk XII rare body armor. These items are bound, but you can use them yourself (if you are a Vice Admiral), or let the veteran continue to use them. (If you aren’t a Vice Admiral, you will not be able to re-equip these items if you remove them from the officer, so in that case your best choice is to let the veteran keep the gear.)

The reassignment form is good for one veteran. You will not gain a replacement if you dismiss the veteran or use it to train another bridge officer, so don’t accidentally lose your veteran.

In addition, characters in the last two categories will be receiving a number of “Holiday Gift Receipt” items based on which category they are in. The receipts cannot be used during the first week of Season 5, but will be usable after that to claim a special “Winter Gift Package” item that we plan to release on December 8 via the C-Store. There will be a special vendor at the winter holiday event where these receipts can be turned in to acquire this upcoming C-Store item. The vendor will move after the holiday event ends, so that players who have unclaimed receipts can still get their gifts.

Hopefully, this clears up any confusion there was about the conversion. We know that there is no way to make a smooth conversion without affecting some players and still keep the economy in a stable condition. We tried to balance the driving factors, and worked to minimize the impact on players as much as possible.

Season 5 will be live shortly, and we are very excited to release all the new features to STO. We look forward to seeing you all in game.

Stephen D’Angelo
Executive Producer
Star Trek Online
Ummm.... so if we spent our emblems recently since we were worried about the changeover and LOSS of spending power -- and a dev ENCOURAGED us to do so -- we now lost this neat new BOff. All because no one would talk to us about the conversion till now, the DAY BEFORE it goes live.