Duty Officers: A Recruitment Guide
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Duty Officers: A Recruitment Guide
12-10-2011, 11:44 PM
The purpose of this guide is to outline all the ways to obtain duty officers, especially high-quality and unique duty officers. This is not a general guide to the DOff system, but is intended to augment already existing general guides. This guide also is not a comprehensive list of every DOff in existence, though I encourage (but not envy) those who are attempting to compile such a list. This guide assumes the reader already has a basic understanding of the DOff system. If you're looking for a general guide, I highly recommend the links below.
Heretic's Duty Officers 101
Hevach's Doffs for Doofuses
STOWiki's Duty officer page
The wide variety of ways to obtain duty officers can be broken down into these categories.
Starter and promotion packs
- Sets of DOffs granted at specific levels.
- General recruitment. The vast majority of DOffs originate here.
- Unique and very rare assignments that award high-quality DOffs.
Colonial chain assignments
- A series of assignments in exploration zones that award unique DOffs.
- Several rare assignments that award high-quality DOffs, even defectors.
Reclaim Assimilated Borg Drones
- A very rare medical assignment that awards a DOff on a critical success.
Commendation tier rewards
- Every tier unlocks a free unique DOff and the option to purchase more for dilithium.
- Spend STF tokens, get borg DOffs.
- Unique DOff unlocks were awarded for beta testing the Duty Officer system.
- Spend points, get DOffs.
- Buy and sell DOffs with other players for Energy Credits.
At level 8 as a Federation captain or level 23 as a KDF captain, a pack of 20 low quality duty officers is awarded. These officers are identical for everyone and they are all bound. Booster packs of 3 random, unbound duty officers are also awarded at certain milestones. These milestones for Federation captains are levels 12, 22, 32, and 42; for KDF captains the milestones are levels 24, 27, 32, and 42.
The whole purpose of the recruitment category is recruiting crew, both DOffs and BOffs. The vast majority of DOffs in the game originate from these assignments.
Recruitment assignments come in three types. First is the basic recruitment assignment, which always results in a success and awards a Junior Officer Cadre inventory item that contains 5 DOffs. These are usually white quality, but have a small chance for higher quality. These packs have a very small chance to contain ultra-rare DOffs. This assignment can be found in and around the home planet of each faction, does not require any inputs of DOffs or supplies, and has a duration of 20 hours.
The second type of assignments is department- and race-specific assignments. Department-specific assignments appear in and around the home sectors and major starbases of each faction, while race-specific assignments only appear in the sector block that contains that species's homeworld, or additionally on that homeworld itself. These do not require any DOffs to be assigned to them, award one or two DOffs of the specified department or race, and always result in a success or critical success, usually with a 9% or 10% chance to crit, which gives one or two extra DOffs, but does not guarantee higher quality DOffs. Most DOffs obtained by these assignments are white quality, with very small chances for higher qualities. The color of the assignment listed is the rarity of the assignment itself, not the DOffs it awards. The duration of these assignments is 2 days.
The third type of assignments is asylum assignments. These appear in the same sectors as the Cultural Exchange assignments and can award one DOff of a specific race of green quality or higher. They have a 20 hour duration and require a single refugee as an input. The quality and traits of that refugee influence the quality of the DOff reward. In this guide, traits that increase the chance of a blue or purple DOff reward are highlighed blue, while traits that increase the chance of a green DOff reward are highlighted green. Some of the KDF Asylum assignments can have a slightly different title, replacing "Asylum on..." with "Sanctuary with..." or "Protective Custody with...", but for the purposes of this guide, they are listed only as "Asylum on...".
Federation Recruitment Assignments
Federation Junior Tactical Officer Cadre
Federation Junior Engineering Officer Cadre
Federation Junior Science Officer Cadre
Federation Civil Corps Recruitment
Vulcan Cultural Exchange
Andorian Cultural Exchange
Tellarite Cultural Exchange
Saurian Cultural Exchange
Betazoid Cultural Exchange
Bolian Cultural Exchange
Deltan Cultural Exchange
Asylum on Earth
Tactful, FF, Teamwork
Asylum on Vulcan
FF, Logical, Peaceful, Telepathic
Aggressive, Emotional, Spiritual
Asylum on Andor
Emotional, FF, Honorable
Asylum on Tellar Prime
Asylum on Betazed
Asylum on Benzar
Asylum on Trill
Asylum on Saurian Homeworld
Cold Blooded, Resilient
Asylum on Bolarus IX
Asylum on Caitian Homeworld
Asylum on Rigel
Federation Recruitment Zones
ESD, SFA, Sol, Memory Alpha, K-7: General and department recruitment
Sirius: Vulcan, Andorian, Tellarite, Betazoid, Rigellian
Alpha Centauri: Caitian, Deltan, Saurian
Iota Pavonis: Bolian
Beta Ursae: Benzite, Trill
KDF Recruitment Assignments
Klingon Call for Heroes
Klingon Call to House Honor
Imperial Tactical Officer Call for Heroes
Imperial Engineering Officer Call for Heroes
Imperial Science Officer Call for Heroes
Imperial Tactical and Security Recruitment
General Draft Authorization
Orion Enlistment Order
Orion Conscription Order
Nausicaan Contract Extension Orders
Nausicaan Mercenary Contract
Gorn Conscription Order
Gorn Military Induction
Lethean Imperial Recruitment
Asylum on Qo'noS
Aggressive, Honorable, Resilient
Asylum in Gorn Space
Aggressive, Cold Blooded, Resilient
Asylum among Nausicaan Clans
Aggressive, Unruly, Unscrupulous
Congenial, Honorable, Peaceful
Asylum with the Orion Syndicate
Seductive, Cunning, Unscrupulous
Asylum in Lethean Space
KDF Recruitment Zones
Qo'noS First City, Klingon Academy, Ganalda Station: General recruitment
Omega Leonis: Anything other than basic "Klingon Recruitment"
Eta Eridani: Gorn, Nausicaan, Lethean
Pi Canis: Nausicaan
Gamma Orionis: Gorn