In preparation for an upcoming patch to the Tribble Test Server, as well as Open Beta (to be announced very soon), we will be performing a character wipe on Tribble today.
While we don't do this often, it is required for today's maintenance to clean up existing Romulan characters that would become unplayable due to today's patch. THERE WILL NOT BE A CHARACTER WIPE ON HOLODECK WHEN WE LAUNCH LEGACY OF ROMULUS.
You will still be able to import your Holodeck characters after this is completed, and players who are in our Closed Beta will be able to create a new Romulan and/or Klingon* character. We will be opening up full Romulan and Klingon* missions, episodes, events and level 1-50 progression with today's patch to our Closed Beta participants.
[Attention Tribble Foundry Authors!] All Foundry Missions on Tribble will also be deleted in this maintenance. THERE WILL NOT BE A FOUNDRY MISSION WIPE ON HOLODECK WHEN WE LAUNCH LEGACY OF ROMULUS.
Thanks for your understanding, and we sincerely appreciate all of the feedback and bug reports received thus far. We look forward to reading the new reports that are received after today's patch.
We'll see you on Tribble!
-The Star Trek Online Team
*Klingon creation and gameplay may not be unlocked at the same exact time that Tribble comes back up, but we will message when it does.
Wait, so with the Open-beta coming up, does that mean I can ACTUALLY test the Romulans in tribble? And, are the Nimbus missions going to be brought online?
Meh, as long as they actually fix the important bugs (Vrimek, KDF-ally faces, the freaking bug report tool) and open up the next chunk of the Romulan story missions I'm fine with it. Would have been nice to write down the trait combinations I used on my main characters but I can figure that out again.
FKA K-Tar, grumpy Klingon/El-Aurian hybrid. Now assimilated by PWE.
Sometimes, if you want to bury the hatchet with a Klingon, it has to be in his skull. - Captain K'Tar of the USS Danu about J'mpok.
For testing purposes, then, could the Fleet (and now Reputation) projects now just take EC or small amounts of Dilithium so we can re-build and test more easily? I'm curious how many Tribble fleets tried to hit Tier 5 after the patch notes saying Tribble Rep and Holdings projects would only take 30 seconds.
EDIT: To anyone upset...it's a TEST server. If this happened to Holodeck...whooo boy I can see everyone being ticked! But this is a server where things change constantly and nothing is in a final state. Cryptic reserves the right to change ANYTHING on Tribble to help test more easily. It's now hit our toons. I'm sad to see mine go, but I understand the purpose of Tribble. If it needs a character wipe, then I'll import new toons. (Which I was going to do anyway as I want to try out some things on the Kumari Escorts I'm planning on getting in the next few weeks).
I believe this is the first time you've ever done a character wipe on tribble. I have a character there that I created for the season four (?) test of the DOffing system. Where we needed to get to fifty for some rewards... He has a LOT of stuff... I am now sad.
It's not the first time. I think they did one when Doffs hit Tribble or so. It's likely the second or third.
CHARACTER GRID (@Lord-Ice): ___ |___ _ Fed ____| ____ _KDF __ ____| Rom Tac_|_Thomas Hale_| __ __Illusion _____| Silence (K) Eng | ___Antilles _ _| _ Mirror Rygobeth__| N'Vek (F) Sci _| __ Rygobeth _| _Lukor Son of Q'Tar | Devala (F)