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We will be bringing down the Tribble server for maintenance to apply a new update: ST.36.20140108a.2

NEW FEATURES:
PvP:

  • Small Craft Arena
    • A new arena has been created for small craft.
    • This is a 5v5 queue similar to other space PvP arenas.
    • This will be the first PvP queue which allows mixed faction teams to fight against each other.


Quick Equip:

  • This feature allows you to click on a equip slot for your captain, bridge officer, and ship and have access to all items that can be slotted in that spot without having to go to your inventory.
  • Directions:
    • Left click on a slot that can equip an item or device such as Fore Weapons slot on your ship.
    • An Equip menu will appear which will show all items in your inventory that are able to be equipped in that selected slot.
    • Left click on the item you want and it will be placed into the slot.
  • The items stored in banks will be available for quick equip when interacting with the bank.
  • The items equipped on other ships you own will be available for quick equip when interacting with the ship selector.

General:

  • Resolved an issue causing Bridge Officer powers to automatically be re-added to the main power tray when moving between maps.
  • Resolved an issue which sometimes caused the wrong bridge officers to spawn on the Obelisk and Voth bridges.
  • Resolved a couple of issues with the female Rom TOS outfit.
    • Romulan common color palette set to all the pieces and match from piece to piece.
    • Skirt legs have been changed to fix issues with how the legs looked from the side.
    • Already altered female TOS outfits will remain the same until it is taken into the tailor and altered.
  • Gorn Mortar Troopers would now use a replicator effect with placing a Mortar.
  • Borg Plasma Beam Arrays now play their beam FX on each pulse rather than only on initial activation.
  • Resolved a few minor issues with the display name and color options for the Breen Plesh Brek Heavy Raider.


Content:

  • Many Federation episodes have been revamped to improve the quality and pacing.
    • These changes apply to the following missions:
      • Stranded in Space
      • Diplomatic Orders
      • Hide and Sneak
      • Stop the Signal
      • Researcher Rescue
      • The Kuvagh'Magh
      • Treasure Trading Station
      • Secret Orders
      • Task Force Hippocrates
      • The Ultimate Klingon
      • City on the Edge of Never
      • Past Imperfect
    • The mission "War is Good for Business" has been removed.
    • Captains who have already completed these episodes will not be required to replay any but do have the option to as has always been the case.
  • The replay reward for "The Vault" now has a plasma based weapon for Romulan captains.
  • Defeating enemies now counts towards completion of "Patrol T'liss System".
  • Defeating enemies now counts towards completion of "Patrol Rhi System".

Systems:

  • Powers:
    • CPR now more reliably heals a nearby ally when activated. However, it can no longer be interrupted by player movement.
    • Nukara Reputation's Cryo Immobilizer Module now properly respects resistance and immunity to immobilize.
      • Willpower and other Root resistance powers will reduce the duration of the root.
    • The cooldown on the Tier 5 Reputation abilities from both Nukara and Dyson reputations are no longer affected by cooldown reduction abilities.
      • All Ground T5 Reputation Abilities now share a cooldown timer.
      • All Space T5 Reputation Abilities now share a cooldown timer.
    • Resolved an issue that was causing "Tactical Advantage" (the Offensive Tier 4 Dyson ability) to attach its tooltip to all items in the game.
      • This is a display change only. The power has always only affected abilities which actually deal outgoing damage.
    • Engineering Kit - Combat Supply has been changed to periodically create buffs for nearby allies.
  • Traits:
    • The FX associated with the Subspace Manipulator Trait are now easier to see through when you are not being directly affected by the power.
    • The damage inflicted by Orbital Devastation may now benefit from the buff provided by certain Diagnostic Engineer duty officers.
    • Resolved an issue with the Teamwork Trait that was preventing teammates from benefiting from the extra Exploit Damage.
      • Also removed the 50-meter range limitation - this power now affects the entire player team regardless of distance (though they must still be in the same instance to benefit).
  • Duty Officers:
    • The debuff applied by Biochemist Doffs has been re-designed:
      • This debuff no longer stacks.
      • The duration no longer scales with Duty Officer Quality, and is always only 5 seconds.
      • The Resistance Reduction now scales with Duty Officer Quality:
        • White = 10%
        • Green = 20%
        • Blue = 30%
        • Purple = 40%
    • Resolved an issue that was allowing players with a Voth Tractor Beam Officer on Active Duty (Falla Okev or Graga Mal) to also benefit from an improved warp core breach when using Abandon Ship.
      • Their primary functionality is unchanged.
  • Dyson Joint Command Reputation:
    • Resolved an issue that caused Proton procs on the Experimental Proton Weapon and Protonic Polaron weapons to trigger far less often than intended.
  • Many items obtained via Lock Boxes can now be sold to vendors, and now have an Energy Credit value associated with them.
    • Genetic Resequencers Trait Packs : 200,000ec
    • Mirror Universe Ship Requisition Packs : 150,000ec
    • Assignment Items (Holonovel Code Fragments, Temporal Beacons, Tal Shiar Command Codes) : 100,000ec
    • Large Bonus Pool Consumables (10k CXP, 25k FC, 100 FM) : 100,000ec
    • Small Bonus Pool Consumables (2k CXP, 5k FC) : 20,000ec
  • Nimbus Pirate Distress Call now summons an Orion Corsair instead of a Hirogen Escort, in addition to the Breen Cruiser and Freighter which remain unchanged.
  • Attack Pattern Beta: This Attack Pattern no longer gains extra stacks from some torpedoes and mines.
    • Any given player can apply only one stack to any given target.
  • Prefire Chamber Consoles now give Turrets proper damage bonus when equipped.
  • Resolved an issue which was causing some captain career abilities to not properly work such as "Photonic Capacitor".
  • Resolved a typo in the long description of powers Boarding Party I, II & III:
    • Now the paragraph should correctly say "removes ten crew" instead of "removes twenty crew".
  • Resolved an issue with Ramming Speed which was causing it to deal no damage to the captain if their Weapons were offline.
  • Resolved an issue where Mk XI Polarized Disruptor Beam Array did more damage than intended.
  • Resolved an issue where the Rule 62 Multipurpose Combat Console enhancement for Torpedo and Mine damage did not improve Mine damage.
    • This console now properly affects both torpedoes and mines.


UI:

  • Resolved an issue which could prevent the shield facing buttons from correctly reflecting the state of shield rebalancing.
  • Removed squished civilian department icon from the rank display in the Civilian Duty Officer Dossier.
  • The class tooltips in the character creator has been visually improved.
  • Many Small Craft items now have new icons indicating they can only be used on Small Craft.
  • Many Shuttle Item Icons have been updated including default shields, impule engines, deflectors, and special consoles such as the thoron device, Yellowstone impulse engine, and the Ferengi shuttle metaphasic shields.
  • The Zero Point Energy Console has new icon art.


Known Issues:

  • The Federation missions which have been revamped are not in their final state and may still have minor issues.
  • Fire at Will does not crit.
  • KDF captains cannot switch to all costume slots.

Last edited by coldsnapped; 01-10-2014 at 02:47 PM.
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# 2
01-10-2014, 02:42 PM
Yeah a pvp update!
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# 3
01-10-2014, 02:43 PM
And yet still, "Blood of the Empire" still exists in a broken, pre-Season 5 state, complete with massive black hole inside the pre-Season 5 KDF headquarters.
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# 4
01-10-2014, 02:45 PM
I'm shivering right now...
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# 5
01-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coldsnapped View Post

UI:[*]Many Shuttle Item Icons have been updated including default shields, impule engines, deflectors, and special consoles such as the thoron device, Yellowstone impulse engine, and the Ferengi shuttle metaphasic shields.
[[/list]



Is this Different from IMPULSE ENGINES???


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# 6
01-10-2014, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by burstdragon323 View Post
And yet still, "Blood of the Empire" still exists in a broken, pre-Season 5 state, complete with massive black hole inside the pre-Season 5 KDF headquarters.
This has been fixed for a while now...

edit: ...for some twisted reason though, lol - I kind of miss the steps of faith - there's no ground, just walk!


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# 7
01-10-2014, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by coldsnapped View Post
[*]Resolved an issue which was causing some captain career abilities to not properly work such as "Photonic Capacitor".
That is a little vague to say the least...
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# 8
01-10-2014, 02:59 PM
Some good changes, and 1 really bad one.

Quote:
All Ground T5 Reputation Abilities now share a cooldown timer.
All Space T5 Reputation Abilities now share a cooldown timer.
There is absolutely no reason these abilities should be being nerfed like this, they already have extremely long timers on them to begin with. 15 minutes if I recall correctly for both romulan and omega rep abilities, something less for dyson and nukara. It's not like these abilities stack up in some OP way, they don't even interact. On the ground we are talking about a damage increasing buff vs a team heal, and in space a cloak and sci ability buff and a tetryon weapon.

While I don't see any reason they shouldn't be effected by CD reducing abilities I know they were never supposed to be and accept that as a bug fix and not a nerf, the global CD however is a very large and nerfing that will mean choosing which one to use knowing you may not be able to use the other because of a global cd.
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# 9
01-10-2014, 03:03 PM
Quote:
Attack Pattern Beta: This Attack Pattern no longer gains extra stacks from some torpedoes and mines.

Any given player can apply only one stack to any given target.
I'm unsure of this beta change, do hangar pets with beta apply as their own application of beta, or the players and therefore only apply one stack of beta instead of one for each pet.

For example, let's say I have a Recluse with 4 mesh weavers. With my 4 weavers using beta on a target, how many stacks will that target have, 1 or 4?
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# 10
01-10-2014, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by coldsnapped View Post
Attack Pattern Beta: This Attack Pattern no longer gains extra stacks from some torpedoes and mines.
  • Any given player can apply only one stack to any given target.
Does this include APB from pets? Cause if that's limited to 1 stack per player period...there will be both outcries of joy and outcries of - er, whatever is the opposite of joy.


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