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When choosing whether to advance in Military, Engineering, or Science, I would like to know what advantages and perks come with advancement.

In Science, what does Communications Array do?

And for all Military, Engineering, and Science tiers, what are Operational Assets?

Is there any thread or resource explaining the Fleet Advancement System and Fleet Starbases in detail?

I checked STO Wiki, and it has much information, but (currently) no answers to these questions.

Thanks in advance for any positive help and answers.

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# 2
07-14-2012, 07:34 PM
Operational Assets are temporary powers that are used during Starbase defense events. For example, placing a mine field around the Shipyard or summon a squadron of peregrine fighters or summon a base of operations for the the starbase interior.

I would assume Communication Array deals with obtaining missions from different areas of the galaxy or interacting with fleet resources that are in other sectors. Since those are not ingame yet, then it is pretty much inactive.
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# 3
07-14-2012, 07:39 PM
click on each type, it'll tell you what each one does.


Advancing military gives you access to fleet ships to buy.

Advancing engineering includes, among other things, the ability to repair ship injuries.

Advancing science gives the ability to treat officer injuries and opens up transwarp abilities to odd places like Vulcan.
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# 4
07-16-2012, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by cusashorn View Post
click on each type, it'll tell you what each one does.
Not quite. The words "Communications Array" have no explanation. At least Transwarp I, II, III, etc. tells you where your built transwarp gate will take you.

That's one big disappointment with the Season 6 release notes: new things are introduced, but some are simply not explained

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# 5
07-16-2012, 07:41 AM
Maybe it's do do with unlocking DoFF assignments or maybe access to mail, bank, exchange and the like?

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# 6
07-16-2012, 07:48 AM
ET phone home...

ET phone home...

Fleet chat is already through the whole game, right? That's the first thing that comes to my mind.
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# 7
07-16-2012, 07:48 AM
I figured that the array was just cosmetic, as all the... cosmetic upgrades would be.. But what is important is that you unlock new science features, which I think includes the ability to transwarp to the starbase right away once science reaches level 1... which is the communications array, is it not?

If not, then disregard the post, as I cannot check for myself right now.
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# 8
07-16-2012, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by cusashorn View Post
I figured that the array was just cosmetic ...
I suspect you're right.

Looking over the chart of what is available at each tier of each field, "Communications Array" under Science appears to refer to the structure in the Fleet Starbase system, similar to the Industrial Replicator facility and Shipyard in the Engineering and Military fields.

Advancement in the tiers in a field (Starbase, Military, Engineering, Science) changes the appreance of the corresponding structures.

For example, on Tribble, my fleet got to Tier I in Engineering, and the Industrial Replicator facility in space changed its appearance. Purely cosmetic, although functional changes occured in the starbase.

There doesn't seem to be a functional feature inside the starbase if Communications Array is advanced, but someone suggested there may be a function which is just not implemented yet.

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# 9
07-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Maybe it will ulitmately be used for long-range comms to the Delta quadrant.

IIRC there was mention of missions being added for that area at some point. Maybe this will be how we get them.
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# 10
08-01-2012, 06:30 AM
I'm responding to my thread (not necro-ing), since I finally found an answer: you need to build the Communications Array in order to later build the Transwarp Conduit to your fleet starbase.

See:

http://www.stowiki.org/List_of_starbase_projects

My original question was also answered in a different and later thread which I did not see.

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