have they even said what the item will be, let alone when they will grant us said boon? I'm hopping for a Q Tribble, one that grants us a Q XP Bonus, for say 30mins
No, they haven't. For perspective, the Season 3 Tribble weekend reward took 3 and a half weeks (weekend: Nov 24-26, launch: Dec 9, Tribble Weekend reward: Dec 21) and was unannounced (except for an interview leak mentioning it'd be a shuttle pet). Lo and behold, the Federation got a runabout pet and the KDF got a Toron Shuttle pet. Even though half a year have gone by these still are not on the C-Store.
So in short, my guess is you should have them by first week of August.
I've seen other speculations in forums, such as a gorn tribble, & another kind of borg tribble that will add a buff to the new phase modulators they added to keep players on their toes with the more realistic borg enemies.
Haven't seen anyone thinking of this yet though, which is surprising with how much Cryptic has been obsessing over Horta's lately. Seriously, if the reward is my prediction... enough is enough! It would be cool actually, but may be taking it too far.
I wonder what it would do?
buff: Melts off your fingerprints. Welcome to section 31.
I'm just excited to see what the Item will be, and if I in fact spend enough time on tribble over the weekend to score said boon. and first half of aug. is except-able I know cryptic is working hard on getting the major things for Season 4 squared away. so a boon taking a few weeks is alright in my holo-novel.
as for what I'd really like it to be would be an updated TR-116A Rifle - Sniper Rifle I never go leave ship with out my Mk 1 but I would be nice to see an updated model. I know it has to be usable by all ranks all getting the same item, but it would be cool none the less