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We will be bringing down the Tribble server for maintenance to apply a new update: ST.35.20131007a.6

New Features

Updated Federation Tutorial:
  • The Tutorial when creating new Federation characters has been redesigned. New characters now start their career at Starfleet Academy as a graduating cadet awaiting assignment to a ship for their first "Training Cruise".
    • Existing characters are not able to play this tutorial, this is for new Federation characters only.
    • The mission flow following the tutorial has been adjusted to match.
    • The tutorial is still receiving a significant amount of active polish, but is in a state where we feel comfortable sharing it with the testing community.
    • There are 2 missions following the new tutorial before entering ESD: Guiding Light and Assimilation of the Innocence.

Spire Fleet Holding:
  • The fleet system has been expanded and players have access to a new Spire holding.
    • Fleet Members can contribute to fleet projects to earn XP for their Spire and unlock new tiers, just like with the Embassy and Dilithium Mine holdings.
    • Can be compared to Embassy and Dilithium Mine for time to progress.
    • The Spire consists of a space map and an interior map. This holding is located in the Solanae Dyson Sphere.
      • Completing Tiers in the Spire's main track will cause both maps visuals to become enhanced.
    • Like the Embassy and Dilithium Mine, the Spire has three tracks:
      • Spire (main track)
        • This track gains XP and progresses by completing tiers from the two sub-tracks below.
        • Research (sub-track)
        • The Research sub-track gains XP by completing repeatable fleet projects. Once enough XP has been earned, you will be given an Upgrade special project to unlock the next Research tier. Completing this Upgrade project will grant XP for the Spire main track.
      • Operations (sub-track)
        • The Operations sub-track gains XP by completing repeatable fleet projects. Once enough XP has been earned, you will be given an Upgrade special project to unlock the next Operations tier. Completing this Upgrade project will grant XP for the Spire main track.
    • Provisioning
      • There is a single provisioning type for each sub-track (Operations and Research) as opposed to several types found in the Starbase and Embassy holdings. These Provisions are earned by completing fleet projects. Below are items that can be purchased with the two types of Provisioning:
        • Research Personal Requisition Provisioning
          • (Ultra-Rare) Advanced Spire Warp Cores
          • (Ultra-Rare) Advanced Spire Singularity Cores
          • (Ultra-Rare) Elite Spire Warp Cores
          • (Ultra-Rare) Elite Spire Singularity Cores
          • (Ultra-Rare) Advanced Tactical Consoles Mk XI to XII
        • Operations Personal Requisition Provisioning
          • (Ultra-Rare) Personal Ground Kits Mk XI to Mk XII
      • Special standard starships and fleet starships become unlocked as you progress through the main Spire track. These must be purchased using Fleet Credits, Fleet Modules and Military Personal Requisition Provisioning from your Starbase. Below are the starships that can be earned and at which Tier they become available:
        • Spire Tier 1
        • Spire Tier 2
          • Fleet Peghqu' Heavy Destroyer - KDF Only*
          • Fleet Chimera Heavy Destroyer - Starfleet Only*
          • Fleet Daeinos Heavy Destroyer - Romulan Republic Only*
            • *NOTE: The above Fleet Ships require that the player owns the existing non-fleet version of the Veteran Ships (1000 day veteran) to be able to purchase them.
        • Spire Tier 3
          • Fleet Kar'fi Battle Carrier - KDF Only
          • Fleet Caitian Atrox Carrier - Starfleet Only
          • Fleet Ar'Kif Tactical Warbird Retrofit - Romulan Republic Only
    • Non-Provisioned Rewards
      • The Spire holding offers a number of rewards that require no personal requisition provisioning and instead only require Fleet Credits. Below is a list of these rewards:
        • Spire (Main Track)
          • Discount on Command Credit costs in the Dyson Sphere's ground battle zone
          • Reduction in Spire Atmospheric Full Impulse speed debuff in the Dyson Sphere's space adventure zone
          • Reinforcement Capture Bonus in Dyson Sphere's space adventure zone
        • Operations (Sub-Track)
          • Uncommon to Very Rare Voth Science Duty Officers
          • +1 Ground Duty Officer Active Roster Slot
            • May unlock 1 per character
          • +1 Space Duty Officer Active Roster Slot
            • May unlock 1 per character

Dyson Joint Command Reputation:
  • This new Reputation has been designed based on player feedback and features some quality of life improvements:
  • Features three progression tokens, each with a specific purpose:
    • Dyson Joint Command Commendations
      • This token is earned by completing your first daily mission each day in the Solanae Dyson Sphere
      • A single Commendation can be used to kick off a large reputation XP project once every 20 hours. This can be compared to the large XP project found in other reputations. It doesn't require marks or any other resource, only a single Commendation.
    • Dyson Sphere Marks
      • This mark is earned by completing repeatable content in the Solanae Dyson Sphere including the ground assault map, space adventure zone and queued events
      • These marks are used for equipment projects that award very high quality pieces of equipment
      • These marks can also be used to kick off a small reputation XP project once every hour
    • Voth Cybernetic Implants
      • These tokens are earned by completing challenging queued events and by completing the ground assault map
      • Voth Cybernetic Implants are used to complete equipment projects for very high quality ground and space set items
      • Additionally, these tokens can be used to complete a project that awards a large amount of Dilithium Ore
  • A very large amount of reputation experience can be earned per day by completing a single daily reputation project that requires a single Dyson Joint Command Commendation.
  • Reputation Store Unlocks no longer require a project to be unlocked. Instead, a new store will be unlocked automatically each time a Tier within the reputation is completed.
    • Completing projects that award reputation XP will immediately also grant a Dyson Equipment Requisition box. These boxes contain a random item that is normal only available from the stores mentioned above.
  • All Equipment Projects found in the Dyson Joint Command reputation award Mk XII Very Rare items. This means there are no equipment projects for Mk X or Mk XI items. Only the highest quality of items are awarded from these equipment projects.
    • These high quality equipment projects are available at all tiers of the reputation instead of being locked behind tiers 4 and 5
  • This new reputation is available in your Reputations panel of your character status window.
  • Like the Nukara Strikeforce, New Romulus and Omega Force Reputations, this end game feature allows you to earn high end rewards for max level characters.
  • The Reputation system unlocks at level 50.
    • Earn new ground and space powers.
    • Earn Dyson Joint Command Commendations and Dyson Sphere Marks to progress through the Dyson Joint Command Reputation and obtain powerful items.
    • Earn Dyson Joint Command Commendations by completing your first Daily Mission
    • Earn Dyson Sphere Marks by completing the following:
      • Repeatable missions in the Solanae Dyson Sphere
      • Queued events in the Solanae Dyson Sphere

General:
  • Storming the Spire
    • The Fleet Mark reward has now been replaced with a choice between Fleet Marks or Dyson Sphere Marks.
  • Lunges can no longer be used against flying enemies.
  • Resolved an issue where Trill had the incorrect chest while wearing the Miner Outfit.
  • The new Battle Cruiser: Avenger Class has been added to ESD spacedock.
  • Large Power Cells now be bought in stacks of 100.
  • Battle Cruiser: Avenger Class now matches all features when transferring a character from Holodeck to Tribble.
  • Resolved an issue where trees were missing from some ground maps.
  • Warp Cores
    • Two new base types of Warp Core have been added to the game!
      • Deuterium-Stabilized Warp Cores grant an increase in resistance to all subsystem power drains.
      • Plasma-Integrated Warp Cores grant an increase in transfer rate to all subsystem power levels.
    • Two new base types of Singularity Core have been added to the game!
      • Thoron-Infused Singularity Cores grant an increase in resistance to all subsystem power drains.
      • Plasma-Integrated Singularity Cores grant an increase in transfer rate to all subsystem power levels.

Voth Space Group - Now more powerful!
  • Added a global cooldown of 40 seconds between Reflective Immunity Matrix and Aceton Mode.
  • All Voth ships will use their Bridge Officer powers more frequently.
  • Resolved an issue wehere Battleships were remaining in Aceton Mode indefinitely.
  • Cruisers, Battleships, and Dreadnaughts now absorb more damage with their Immunity Matrix power.
  • Cruisers, Battleships, and Dreadnaughts extra shields generated by their Immunity Matrix powers now take damage when attacked.
  • Dreadnaughts are now classified as "extra large" and causes Tholian Web to collapse immediately when used on them.
  • Voth Dreadnaught.
    • Turn rate has been decreased.
    • Hit points have been increased.
    • Lowered cooldown on ship?s special powers.
    • Increased the frequency at which the ship uses its abilities and weapons.

Foundry:
  • Enacting fail-safes for reward exploits in Foundry missions.
  • Time spent on static maps or traveling between maps will no longer be counted towards a player's total completion time for a Foundry mission.

Known Issues:
  • The Dyson Commendation earned after completing Storming the Spire is being rewarded after each play instead of once a day.
  • Exiting out of STO in the new Federation tutorial while in the Academy or on the bridge of the ship will break the progression of the mission.
    • A new captain will need to be made in order to go back through the new tutorial.
  • The Foundry will unavailable temporarily.
  • Many maps will appear white on the mini map and the main map window.
  • Pirate Trait is not being applied correctly to Captains.
  • Romulan Captains cannot rearrange their HUD in system space.
  • Fleet members do not display in the fleet roster.
  • Ships are translucent in the character select screen.

Last edited by coldsnapped; 10-11-2013 at 04:23 PM.
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# 2
10-11-2013, 03:08 PM
And so, it begins. Let the Season 8 testing commence!
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___ |___ _ 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)
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# 3
10-11-2013, 03:14 PM
OMG YES!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! With the spire warp cores are those the new infused warpcores? also with the new warp cores what other mods can they have?
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# 4
10-11-2013, 03:15 PM
Will this mean the dyson sphere is available for playtesting?
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# 5
10-11-2013, 03:18 PM
Quote:
OMG YES!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! With the spire warp cores are those the new infused warpcores? also with the new warp cores what other mods can they have?
The new Spire Warp Cores have a hybrid base type that combines the two new base types. The new non-fleet Warp Cores that drop throughout the game have all the same mods as all the old Warp Cores did, but with one of two new base types.
Jeff "Adjudicator Hawk" Hamilton
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# 6
10-11-2013, 03:19 PM
Some nice updates there. The new reputation sounds good, at least on paper anyways

Finally, Fleet Vet ships!!

Fed: Eng (Five) Sci (Maelrock) Tac (Shen) Rom: Sci (Mervek)
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# 7
10-11-2013, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by adjudicatorhawk View Post
The new Spire Warp Cores have a hybrid base type that combines the two new base types. The new non-fleet Warp Cores that drop throughout the game have all the same mods as all the old Warp Cores did, but with one of two new base types.
Oh that is just so freaking awesome
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# 8
10-11-2013, 03:20 PM
HATE HATE HATE the new Reputation changes.

Are you saying that now I have to grind three different kinds of dailies to get the same stuff I get in the other reputations? (i.e. the equivalent of not being able to run ISE ad nauseam and unlock everything in the Omega Store)

STOP TRYING TO FORCE US TO PLAY CERTAIN THINGS I strongly resent you trying to force me into stuff I don't want to play and penalizing me for not doing so.

Everything endgame in every queue should give ALL of the following, point blank and period:
  • Marks and Special Tokens for completing it (i.e. Omega grants omarks and BNPs, etc.)
  • Dilithium based on level (480 = easy, 720 = medium, 960 = hard)
  • Expertise

This lets players decide what they want to spend their time doing and removes these needlessly complex and arbitrary overly restrictive rules you have in place for Reputation.

Also projects for unlocking the stores AND projects for unlocking reputation tiers needs to go.
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# 9
10-11-2013, 03:22 PM
So, doesn't specifically say, can we now enter the dyson sphere maps, both fleet base and the adventure zone?
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# 10
10-11-2013, 03:30 PM
when silver players can get access to tribble?
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