Updated Borg drones[edit | edit source]
Released: July 7, 2011
The Borg drones of 2409 can now adapt to different energy weapons after several shots. Only by remodulating weapons with a [Frequency Remodulator] (obtainable from your ship's replicator) can you overcome this. The Borg no longer rely on Interlink Nodes and do not call for Proto Drone reinforcements. However, their assimilation ability is far more powerful: it can turn a player into a drone, usually resulting in his or her teammates following advice from a previous Borg attack on the Federation in 2373 (2063):
Updated Borg ships[edit | edit source]
Released: August 11 (Sphere, Cube, Tactical Cube), August 19 (Probe), and September 1 (Command Ship), 2011 (Diamond currently in Foundry)
All Borg ships got a graphic overhaul and two more were added: the Unimatrix 0047 Command Ship and the Borg Queen's Octahedron. The latter was temporarily removed from the game until the addition of “Hive Onslaught” in Season 7.
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Stage 1: Borg Deep Space Incursions[edit | edit source]
Released: September 1, 2011
Red Alert: Borg is a mission available during the special weekend events. It can be started from the sector space where a red Alert: Distress Call button will periodically appear for a limited time. By clicking it, you will transwarp to the Borg fleet location where you are offered to join a PvE queue. Alternatively, you can join it from the Task Force Operation menu where it is always available during the event period.
Team of five players, which can be from either faction, can join in one of these encounters. There is a minimum level requirement of Vice Admiral/Lieutenant General (level 50).
Mission objective is to eliminate four Borg engagements of probes, spheres, cubes, and tactical cubes in 15 minutes. If you are successful, an extremely large Unimatrix 0047 Command Ship (over 8500 meters in length) that uses Regeneration Probes, Tractor Probes, and fires devastating Plasma Energy Bolts will warp in. The command ship appears very similar in appearance to that of V'Ger. There are ten named vessels, of form Vessel One of Ten Unimatrix 0047. Defeating this vessel was optional prior to season 6. Since Season 6, it is now required to destroy this vessel in order to complete the daily mission successfully and receive credit for completing the encounter.
There are a total of 35 accolades associated with these encounters.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Previously when Red Alert distress button was clicked, player would talk with Captains Four of Ten or P'tor, for the Federation and KDF, respectively. They had a mission available, Borg Invasion -- <Name> Sector Block Defense (Daily), but that step was removed. These daily missions could appear in every sector block except Eta Eridani or Gamma Orionis.
- Before the revamp these encounters had an XP boost - players received [15 Minute Skill Bonus] once per day, and Borg provided five times the Skill Points of a normal Borg ship. Mission was available from level 6 so players at a level below or above 45 were changed to match that level.
Stage 2: Borg Ground Invasion[edit | edit source]
Released: December 1, 2011
"The Ground Invasion we are working on will put a specific species home world in jeopardy. In the movie First Contact, the crew of the Enterprise views an assimilated Earth in the future. We wanted to bring this sort of tension into the game by having the Borg make an effort to assimilate a planet and show both the Federation and KDF just how difficult it is to remove the Borg from a planetary population center once they dig their heels in. The new zone will allow captains to play solo or team up with others in order to complete a host of different missions aimed at combating the Borg “creep” and rescuing as many civilians as possible before they become Borg. This will be a timed event that will take place over the course of a few hours, after which the Borg will retreat and regroup, then try again. In order to complete many of the objectives, players will need to work quickly to maximize their time and take advantage of the opening."
A species in the game is going to be at risk of being assimilated and both Feds and KDF must attempt to defend the planet from being overrun with Borg. This event will most likely be a big weekly occurance. It will have multiple missions, allow anywhere between 25 and 50 players per zone and be one of the coolest repeatable ground events we have in the game. It will scale with level and have both easy and hard mission objectives that teams can attempt during the assimilation event.
There are 6 accolades - killing all the named bosses in Power Plant and Probe areas, as well as completing the following missions (easy missions unlock medium missions which unlock hard missions):
Stage 3: Revised Special Task Force missions[edit | edit source]
Overview[edit | edit source]
Following the launch of Season 5, the Special Task Force (STF) missions were reworked to incorporate a number of usability changes.
- Missions were split into a ground and space component of approximately 30 minutes average duration.
- Missions were given a normal and elite difficulty version.
- STFs were added to the main PvE queue alongside Fleet Actions.
- Mission rewards were reworked. Each STF now grants Omega Marks use toward weapon and equipment requisitions from the Omega Force Reputation System.
Missions[edit | edit source]
The following missions are available as part of the Borg Invasion STF series.
- “Infected: The Conduit” (Space)
- “Infected: Manus” (Ground)
- “The Cure Found” (Space)
- “The Cure Applied” (Ground)
- “Khitomer in Stasis” (Ground)
- “Khitomer Vortex” (Space)
Stage 4: Into the Hive[edit | edit source]
Released: November 13, 2012
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Upon completion, STFs reward 480/960 dilithium ore (normal/elite) as well as Omega Marks (+25% for bonus objective) for Task Force Omega-projects in the personal Reputation System. Completing an elite STF also rewards [Borg Neural Processors]s which are needed to unlock Mark XII items from the Task Force Omega faction.