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Cryptic Studios Team
Join Date: Jun 2012
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We will be bringing the Tribble server down for maintenance to apply a new update.
ST.25.20121022a.7

New Features:
  • Tau Dewa Sector
    • The Tau Dewa sector is open for exploration!
    • Located south of the Psi Velorum sector block, north of the Pi Canis sector block and east of the Regulus sector block
    • Populated by Romulan refugees looking for places to call home after the collapse of the Romulan Star Empire.
    • This sector is home to 17 new systems and the Azure Nebula.
    • There is a daily mission to help the Romulan colonization efforts.
      • This mission rewards Romulan Marks.
      • Seek out Romulans who have asked for your help in the colonization efforts in the following systems:
        • Acamar System
        • Archer System
        • Beta Lankal System
        • Beta Thoridor System
        • Carraya System
        • Galorndon Core System
        • Gamma Eridon System
        • Japori System
        • Narendra System
        • Nequencia Alpha System
        • Pheben System
        • Starbase 234 System
    • Other systems in the sector include:
      • Khitomer
      • New Romulus
      • Nimbus
      • Suliban
    • The Tau Dewa Sector has its own Red Alert!
      • The Borg have been spotted in the Tau Dewa Sector Block, but there are some strange readings in the area.
      • When you see the Red Alert button pop up in the sector, click it to warp to the conflict.
      • Sector contact Commander Mivek offers a Daily mission to complete one of these Red Alerts.
      • There is new Accolade associated with defeating 3 named ships that appear only this Sector's Red Alert.
  • New Romulus
    • This is a static adventure zone where level 50 players will be able to beam down to New Romulus and complete missions to earn Romulan reputation marks.
    • This is the perfect time to build a partnership with the Romulan people and both Federation and Klingon Empire hope to seize the opportunity.
    • Players will be able to complete daily missions in 6 areas. These missions are intended for 1-3 players.
      • The Staging Area
      • The Vastam Peaks
      • The Atlai
      • The Epohh Fields
      • The Paehhos Crater
      • Hwael Ruins
    • Along with the daily mission players will be able to band together to complete distress call alert missions around the map.
    • Special missions will unlock as players increase their Romulan reputation.
    • Completing the missions here will reward Romulan Marks.
      • Complete missions during Reputation hour to earn even more Romulan marks.
  • Fleet Romulan Embassy
  • Players belonging to a fleet can now access their fleet's embassy on New Romulus.
  • There are three ways to access it.
    • Players under level 50 may reach it from the Tau Dewa Sector, at the New Romulus system.
    • Players at level 50 may reach it two ways:
      • While orbiting New Romulus.
      • While on New Romulus, from the large door on the Wall to the Romulan city.

General:
  • Resolved an issue which prevented some players from buying powers from the Omega and Romulan reputations.
  • Updated Into the Hive:
    • Added mobs to Elite game play.
    • Added rewards to Elite and Normal Missions and Optional.
  • Vault: Ensnared:
    • Added fleet marks to rewards.
  • Azure Nebula updated to increase spawn difficulty in accordance with player feedback.
  • Elite Omega Marks are now known as Borg Neural Processors.
    • They are now commodities.
  • Updated the art for the Defera Borg Cortical Array item with a new icon, to look like a cortical array.
    • Previously it was using an icon that looked like a neural processor.
  • Added Accolades for killing certain numbers of Species M-113.
  • The system previously known as the Azure Nebula is now known as the Yan Nebula.
  • Item procs now display properly when viewed in stores.
  • The STF leaver penalty has been readded to the quick play tab.
  • Deleting Foundry projects should work once again.
  • Publishing will no longer hang indefinitely for projects that contain a duplicated map.

Systems:
  • 3 Piece Set bonuses on MACO and OMEGA have had their cooldowns reduced from 180 seconds to 120 seconds.
  • Updated and clarified the tooltip for [KB3] weapons.
  • Resolved an issue where the tooltip for Sweeping Strikes would rapidly fluctuate.
  • Reman Space Set: Covariant Capacitance Cell, the 3-piece Bonus, has been improved:
    • Proc chance increased from 5% to 10%
    • Max stack limit increased from 5 to 10.
      • This allows for up to a total of 50% additional Shield Capacity.
    • The proc now raises Current Shield HPs by the same amount that it increases Max Shield HPs.
    • These extra shield hitpoints will be removed when the capacity buff fades.
      • This has the possibility of taking a shield facing offline, if it was already low.
  • Putting points into the Neural Neutralizer Duty Officer power will now properly increase the duration of the Placate.
  • The Bridge Officer power Medical Generator Fabrication will now scale up in healing power with the number of points invested.
    • The Captain version of this power has been upgraded to the value of the highest powered Bridge Officer versions for the appropriate Rank.
  • Dampening field will now last the correct duration if the target the ability was initially used on dies before the duration expires.
  • Environmental Suits will now be usable by Bridge Officers when they're in areas requiring one.
  • Fixed a typo in the description of the Ophidian Cane.
  • The description for Nanite Health Monitor has been clarified.
  • Added to the tooltip of Exothermic Induction Field that the ability has a 15 second duration.
    • This is a text change only.
  • Fixed typos in the description of Torpedo Spread.
  • All stores updated to use Provisions from Embassy projects, instead of using Starbase provisions.
  • Removed provisioning from the Duty Officer store.
  • Reputation:
    • Corrected a math error in the Tier-Up Reputation XP requirements.
    • Corrected all associated Projects that used XP levels as gating, to the corrected figures.
    • Omega Costume Unlock Projects now properly reward Costume Unlocks.
    • Cleaned up some erroneous Accolade text and grant expressions associated with STF Accolades.

UI:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented double clicking a row on the PvE Quick Play tab from joining the queue.
  • Updated the ship chooser UI.
    • The small craft and large craft have been split into two lists.
    • You are now able to set your preferred ship type on maps that allow either.
    • These changes can be accessed via the Ship Chooser contact.
  • Updated the organization of some Federation ships in the ship store.
    • The escort carrier may now be found under Escorts instead of Other.
  • Updated the Rewards information displayed in the PvE queue window.
  • Added faction-specific HP icons for Reman and Romulan faction NPC groups.
  • Improved the tooltip of the Reputation abilities.
  • Reputation abilities not yet unlocked now have additional edging.

Known Issues:
  • Embassy Projects and Unlocks descriptions and titles are all works-in-progress.
    • The final details of these are likely to change, or have already changed but descriptions have not been updated.
  • Zoning into New Romulus can sometimes cause the game client to hang.
    • Closing the client and re-zoning should resolve this issue.
  • New Romulus instanced missions:
    • Some do not yet grant the proper rewards.
    • Do not currently have a cooldown timer, for testing purposes.
  • The KDF has stolen some Starfleet shuttles and parked them in their Embassy hangar.
    • They will be confiscated prior to release.
  • Objects in the Embassy hangar are smaller than they appear.
  • Launching mines or hangar pets causes your power levels to spike briefly.

Last edited by zer0niusrex; 10-26-2012 at 05:44 PM.