Lt. Commander
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I am confused about breeding tribbles. Some people tell me that I can do it in a BO's device slot.

I've had a (nix) tribble in an old BO's slot (I don't use him anymore, if that means anything) along with a Vulcan Spice Tea, and 2 free spaces for almost a week now, and nothing has happened.

Am I doing something wrong? According to the breeding chart, it's supposed to work.

Is inventory and bank the only places to breed? Thanks for any help.
Lt. Commander
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# 2
10-14-2010, 02:44 PM
Use the command /played.
The Tribbles breed on even hours. So if you are at 1 hour and 10 minutes they will do their thing in 50 minutes.


So if all you do is put Tribbles there and then log... No breeding.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
10-14-2010, 02:57 PM
Inventory and the bank are the only places I've ever had them breed. It's actually good this way so they don't eat food you've equipped for you or your BO's to use.
Lt. Commander
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# 4
10-14-2010, 02:58 PM
I'm certain I've been logged in for more than an hour for most days this week.
Lt. Commander
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# 5
10-14-2010, 03:08 PM
Do an experiment?
Two Tribbles and two pieces of food.
One couple in the device bar and the other in the inventory. Keep the windows open and wait.

We shall call it... Jersey Tribbles!
Lt. Commander
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# 6
10-14-2010, 03:17 PM
Tribbles will breed in your character's device slots, as well as in inventory and the bank, but you need to be active in person (i.e. on a planet or station) when the feeding timer ticks if you want device tribbles to breed.

Since active BOffs will immediately eat any food you give them, using them to breed tribbles is not possible. (Either they'll be inactive and thus ignore the feeding tick, or will have consumed the food.)

(I haven't investigated how shipboard activity affects tribble breeding.)
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# 7
10-14-2010, 04:09 PM
I didn't know about the need to be on the ground. Thanks!
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# 8
10-15-2010, 05:39 AM
I've found that starting mission seems to speed up tribble breeding (space or ground).
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# 9
10-15-2010, 10:41 AM
You can breed tribbles in BOff device slots but...

A. That BOff cannot be with you on an away team at the time of the breeding (they will eat the food before the tribble gets a chance).

B. The Status window must be opened to that BOff's status in order for the breeding to work.


Lt. Commander
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# 10
10-15-2010, 02:05 PM
Tribbles breed "on the hour" for your character. To find out when that is, type /played into the chat window. So if you have been on duty for x days, y hours, and 45 minutes, the tribble will breed in 15 minutes.
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