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# 11
08-05-2014, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by malkarris View Post
Clarification.

The freebie white doffs are not the doffs you need for crafting the special items at level 15. They are only for crafting the normal stuff. To craft the special stuff, you need other doffs. Here are pictures of the two I have, please note the R&D school line, that's the important bit. The emergency R&D doffs don't have that, they are only to help new characters who might not have doffs to use for basic crafting. Also I don't think these R&D doffs are fixed name doffs, where they will always have this name, but I haven't really checked. I haven't seen any other doffs by these names though.

Anyway, the pics:

http://imgur.com/BqgBjBe

http://imgur.com/WD8bfYL
The common holographic doffs, also list the same R&D in their descrips, each with specific areas of expertise as well.

So I would assume they work exactly the same, just not as good of quality, as say a un-common - very rare ones are.
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# 12
08-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by malkarris View Post
Clarification.

The freebie white doffs are not the doffs you need for crafting the special items at level 15. They are only for crafting the normal stuff. To craft the special stuff, you need other doffs. Here are pictures of the two I have, please note the R&D school line, that's the important bit. The emergency R&D doffs don't have that, they are only to help new characters who might not have doffs to use for basic crafting. Also I don't think these R&D doffs are fixed name doffs, where they will always have this name, but I haven't really checked. I haven't seen any other doffs by these names though.

Anyway, the pics:

http://imgur.com/BqgBjBe

http://imgur.com/WD8bfYL
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Originally Posted by shadowwraith77 View Post
The common holographic doffs, also list the same R&D in their descrips, each with specific areas of expertise as well.

So I would assume they work exactly the same, just not as good of quality, as say a un-common - very rare ones are.
Okay, after looking at those pictures, comparing them to a DOFF I found in a lockbox (poor guy), and then comparing him to the holo-DOFFs of a second character (that I don't really play, but haven;t deleted), they aren't the same.

The holo-DOFFs don't have the same R&D specialty that the other guy does.

So either they are supposed to transform at some point or there is some other group of DOFFs that people are talking about here.

Last edited by mithrosnomore; 08-05-2014 at 08:18 PM.
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# 13
08-05-2014, 09:32 PM
The Crafting Tutorial Reward Package has an assortment of 18 Emergency Fabrication Holographic duty officers. They are all of common quality. They do no have any traits. They each belong to a profession (Projectile Weapons Officer, Research Lab Scientist, etc). They do not have any special augmentations to any skills. They do not possess the special ability "R&D: BLANK" that is required for the specialized level 15 crafting projects.


The Emergency R&D Holograms serve only two purposes (and the second one may not be intentional).
(1) Allow new players/characters to start working on crafting projects as they probably do not have a good selection of duty officers.
(2) Duty Officer exchange programs.

You cannot donate them to fleet projects.
You cannot up convert them to green quality duty officers.

I didn't want to wait, so I dismissed them all.

Last edited by ironchefbbq; 08-06-2014 at 02:34 AM.
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# 14
08-05-2014, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by pweistheworst View Post
I just got one of my toons to level 15 with Beam R&D and I want to craft an omni beam but the stupid UI won't let me unless I have a specific R&D doff which wasn't given to me and I cannot find.

Does anyone know where I can locate the doff I need?
You have a few options:
1.) Xindi lockbox RNG gods like dablegrave suggested.
2.) Run the R&D Assistance assignment from the Personnel Officer once every four days and hope to get a beam specialist.
3.) Purchase one of the above from the exchange.
4.) Try to trade for one on the R&D_Trade channel.
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# 15
08-05-2014, 09:46 PM
I have a list of the common R&D specialist duty officers I have found via the Requisition R&D Assistance assignment on the KDF side. One of my characters got a second Gumarre via that assignment, yay :/

It appears that you can get a higher quality R&D Specialist (my Gumarre case above) from the assignment, but has anyone gotten something other than a Gumarre?


KDF R&D Specialists with the R&D School special ability:
========================================
Mrr'asho (Research Lab Scientist) - R&D: Science
Jolet (Deflector Officer) - R&D: Science
Darret (Warp Core Engineer) - R&D: Engineering
Desel (Warp Core Engineer) - R&D: Engineering
Wummoki (Damage Control Engineer) - R&D: Engineering
Kuristalla (Assault) - R&D: Ground Equipment
Magrio (Projectile Weapons Officer) - R&D: Projectile
Blutoppo (Armory Officer) - R&D: Projectile

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# 16
08-05-2014, 11:16 PM
@ironchefbbq thanks for the list. Perhaps I can get lucky on exchange.

Like some others I dismissed the holographic ones given too me thinking other R&D doffs of the non white variety would be easy to come across.
Why would that make sense, this is Cryptic, I should know better :\
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# 17
08-05-2014, 11:36 PM
The holo officers may not list a specific school like the ones you listed, but they technically are capable of completing the same tasks, just with no bonuses, nor traits.

Example being any of the eng type holo R&D doffs, should be able to perform high level eng crafting, as it only requires an eng R&D type doff.

For example fed vr has 2 possible eng R&D from the xindi lockbox.

A systems engineer Rilromma

and a

Research lab scientist Phetixa

Both are perfectly capable of doing eng R&D.

This would have to be actual tested, but from what I gather it is feasible.
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# 18
08-06-2014, 02:57 AM
I think there might be a disjoint in understanding between the purpose (and capabilities) of the Emergency R&D Holograms and the project requirements of the special lvl 15 projects.

The special lvl 15 projects require a duty officer that has a unique ability called "R&D: BLANK". Where BLANK is something like Science or Engineering or Projectile for example. You have to look at the duty officer's bio to see this unique ability listing. These DOs with the unique "R&D: BLANK" abilities come from only two sources (technically three, but Gumarre doesn't count).
>> Source 1: Xindi lockbox luck
>> Source 2: The Requisition R&D Assistance assignment (from the personnel officer) luck
If you are not lucky, look them up on the Exchange.

The Emergency R&D Holograms do NOT have the unique ability ("R&D: BLANK") required for the special lvl 15 projects.
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# 19
08-06-2014, 01:08 PM
here's a few I have:
-Beams
Doptid; tellarite, EWO, co/st/ta

-engineering
Goyazig; benzite, WT, ef/ei/ho
Niabroi; benzite, WCE, ei/ho/pe

-projectile
Quolatha; Deltan, Armory, se/tw/tp
T'Vaas; vulcan, PWO, lo/st/ta

-science
Cogiiesawi; Rigelian, RLS, lo/sp/ur
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# 20
08-06-2014, 09:53 PM
I have Mizuab, a Xindi-Aquatic R&D cannon specialist from the lockbox.

Fed side.

The wiki lists several of the lockbox DOFFs by name, but not their specialties...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Star Trek Online Wiki
One Ultra-Rare Xindi Duty Officer depending on what faction you are aligned to: ~3.59%
You can only win one of these duty officers when you have room in your duty officer roster.

Federation - Drolid, Mokimro, Soreb, Rilromma, Kimo, Mizuab, Phetixa, Amsoti

KDF - Kimdomma, Zuain, Kolrimm, Rommarol, Ainsuri, Zumamt, Ixmuat, Doimma
I assume that all of these guys are an R&D specialist of some sort.
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