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We will be bringing the Tribble server down for maintenance to apply a new update.
ST.17.20120129b.8

General:
  • Spock’s congratulations and sparkly FX should play properly once again when a character ranks up.
  • Engineering Shield HP and Shield Regeneration consoles are now Science consoles.
    • If you have one of these slotted in an Engineering console slot, it may be moved to your overflow bag.
    • Shield HP consoles now grant Skill directly.
  • Silver Accounts can now trade bridge officers to Gold Accounts.
  • The top row of the Bridge Crew powers can now be clicked when it has 2 rows.
  • Updated the rewards window information about Bridge Officers and Duty Officers.
    • Feds get their Initial cadre of Duty Officers at 8, and get packs at 11, 21, 31, and 41.
    • Klingons get their initial cadre at 22, and get packs at 23, 27, 31, and 41.
    • Feds get Bridge Officers at 5, 9, 15, 19, 25, 29, 35, 39, and 46.
    • Klingons get Bridge Officers at 26, 29, 36, 40, and 46
  • Added a button to the minimap to access the Dilithium store.
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# 2
02-01-2012, 04:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeroniusRex
  • Shield HP consoles now grant Skill directly.
what did they do before
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# 3
02-01-2012, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
what did they do before
A good question, lol.
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# 4
02-01-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
what did they do before
Granted it indirectly ?? LOL
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# 5
02-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Any hope for a fix for the Efficient trait in the near future? There has been a few threads on it recently, in addition to my usual whining.
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# 6 sortof nerf
02-01-2012, 11:57 PM
I was playing with it and it is indeed a nerf. The shield console is now about 1/3 as effective as the original (or less). On the plus side, they ARE stackable. I don't know where they got the idea that it wasn't a nerf. A blanket 35% increase to your shield hp is way better then a 35 point increase in shield systems skills. If there is no diminishing increase in the skill increases from the consoles, then the skills themselves have a rule of diminishing returns.

It does not really make sense to me to nerf everything that players may otherwise max. This makes playstyle more generic and eliminates any strategy that would otherwise be involved.

On another note though, there wasn't really any unique strategy when everyone in pvp had one of these consoles. Now atleast you may need to sacrifice something to max your shields.

Goodbye 16650 point shield facings...
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# 7
02-02-2012, 12:03 AM
I've updated the patch notes to include the bit about the consoles ending up in the overflow bag -- thanks for catching that!

As for the bug with the console values, QA is on the issue.
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# 8
02-02-2012, 12:14 AM
The change to the consoles to me actually is a benefit none of the existing sci consoles have ever really been of any use to me in my defiant (i slot the uni borg console and a hazard emitter console) now i can move my shield console into sci and replace the hazard one and free up a engineering console for some armor i actually think this is kind of usefully across all my toons.

but i'll wait and see before making final judgement.

Skip
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# 9
02-02-2012, 12:33 AM
Please someone reminds me why am I still supposed to fly my sci ships? With the Field Generator stacking and the bug fixed why not just put 3 generators on an Advanced Escort?
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# 10
02-02-2012, 06:55 AM
put the pve icon back on the mini map.... the dilithum icon is not needed
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