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Release notes/20181009

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New Features[edit | edit source]

Discovery Starting Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Create a Discovery Captain from the character select screen.
    • A new starting experience faction featuring characters including Cadet Sylvia Tilly and stories set during the Discovery Era, beginning in 2256.
    • Upon completion of the new Age of Discovery Arc, Discovery Captains will gain access to Federation episodes subsequent to the events that occurred during the Age of Discovery Arc.
    • All accounts will receive 1 free additional character slot to make a new Discovery Captain.
    • For more details, please visit the Discover New Adventures This Fall blog at: https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11004413-discover-new-adventures-this-fall
  • Age of Discovery Arc:
    • Secrets is the first episode available to Discovery-era Captains after completing the tutorial.
      • It will also be available to all other factions as a historical simulation in the mission journal after Victory is Life.
    • Downfall is the second episode available to Discovery-era Captains after completing the tutorial.
      • It will also be available to all other factions as a historical simulation in the mission journal after Victory is Life.

Streamlining the Mission Journal[edit | edit source]

  • With the launch of Age of Discovery, we have chosen to update the story experience throughout the episode journal.
  • We’ve moved a number of episodes which occurred before the Delta Quadrant Arc out of the required mission journal flow.
    • These episodes will still be available via hand-off missions in the Available missions tab.
  • In addition to this, Task Force Operations will be unlocked at lower levels as players progress through the episode arcs.
    • Task Force Operations is the new name for PvE Queues.
  • These changes mostly impact Federation captains but some changes were made for Klingon and Romulan Captains.
  • For more details, please visit the Streamlining the Mission Journal blog at: https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10993953-streamlining-the-mission-journal

Random Task Force Operations[edit | edit source]

New TFO: The Defense of Starbase 1[edit | edit source]

Reputation Extension[edit | edit source]

  • All reputations will be extended to Tier 6 and will include numerous rewards:
    • Reaching Tier 6 in a reputation will increase the trait effectiveness of all traits in the reputation.
    • Reaching Tier 6 in a reputation will also increase the damage inflicted by Reputation Set Weapons.
    • Brag to your friends about your progress by activating a new Ability that displays dramatic visual FX for each Tier VI Reputation you have achieved.
    • And much more!
  • For more details on rewards, please visit the Reputation Extension blog at: https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10993603-ascend-to-a-new-level-of-reputation%21

General[edit | edit source]

  • Crossfield and Walker Starships to receive free updated Discovery bridges.
  • C-Store has been updated with new categories:
    • A Starter Packs section has been added to easily navigate to the variety of Starter Packs available.
    • Discounts packs sections has been updated with new categories to better organize Expansion Packs, Mega Bundles, Cross Faction Bundles, and Faction bundles.
  • Added long descriptions to faction tooltip during character creation.
  • Resolved an issue causing Bridge Officer costumes not being able to be selected correctly and modified.
  • Updated chat setting "Show System Message Types" to be off as a default.

Content[edit | edit source]

  • resolved an issue that was causing Doomed to Repeat to not be automatically granted to players when available.
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent players from accessing "Diplomatic Orders."
  • "Doomsday Device": The "borrowed" bird-of-prey now uses level-adjusting gear, so higher-level captains should have an easier time with this mission.
  • Added auto-navigation, transwarp, and waypoints to "The Galaxy at Large."
  • New Romulus: Halved the amount of work necessary to complete personal missions at various locations (river, ruins, mountains, forest, staging area).
  • Non-dreadnoughts will not despawn on success of Stage 3 during The Swarm TFO.
  • Added transwarps to the former Reputation missions for New Romulus.
  • Federation Characters can sometimes get Klingon Rivals kill credits during the Starbase Incursion, Arena of Sompek, and Colony Invasion Simulation.

Character Art[edit | edit source]

  • Discovery Starfleet Upper Uniforms now have an additional color choice for the collar.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing the Odyssey Uniform preset to show up as Sierra sleek for FED aligned female Captains.

Environment[edit | edit source]

  • Resolved an issue in the mission Research Rescue that could allow players to get stuck outside of the playable space.
  • Resolved an issue in the mission Cardassian Struggle that could allow players to get stuck outside of the playable space.
  • Resolved an issue during the mission Borg Advance that was cause pieces of the environment to unintentionally extrude.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing the map to display incorrectly during the mission The Doomsday Device.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing the map to display incorrectly during the mission New Romulus.

UI[edit | edit source]

  • In addition to the T6 Reputation extension, the Reputation UI has been updated and streamlined.
    • Simplified the UI to make for a cleaner experience.
    • Added new larger images for rewards and various icons.
    • Removed unnecessary UI elements for a quicker streamlined experience.
  • Mission journal updated to hide UI buttons that are not relevant to the current context.
    • For example if you can't skip/replay/transwarp then those buttons will be hidden.
    • With the exception of transwarp being shown greyed out if the player doesn't have enough energy credits.
  • Added all new Sector Space Travel Tutorial tooltips.
  • resolved an issue that was causing the Episode image to not update or reflect the current Episode in the mission journal.
  • Updated upgrade kit icons (C-store icon/preview image, rewardpack icon and item icon) for the Max-level upgrade kits that come with key rings to have an up arrow icon with an M instead of the number 14.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing elements of the chat box to overlap when there is no input box.
  • General Floater tooltips will no longer automatically fade away.

Systems[edit | edit source]

  • Resolved an issue with mines deployed on ground maps that would prevent them from consistently dealing damage.
  • Resolve and issue that was causing low level players to receive a MKXII Agony Phaser Torpedo instead of MKII.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the Talaxian Loyal trait to fail to apply to your teammates in some cases.
  • Duty Officer Mission Buffs:
    • The Duration of the buff only counts down while on the correct map type (space or ground).
    • The mission text now correctly displays what buffs will be received on critical outcomes.
    • The buff that previously gave Long-Range Targeting Sensors now gives Targeting Expertise.
  • Resolved an issue which would cause the Pursuit Mode console to fail to give any bonuses if no enemies were nearby.
  • The Gamma Recruit Duty Officer, Elder Malik'itan and the Duty Officer, Ang The Vicious, have undergone a rebalance and slight redesign.
    • The damage buff given is now 10% All Damage for both Duty Officers.
    • Ang the Vicious is still limited to Tholians.
    • Both Duty Officers are now Warfare Masters instead of Warfare Specialists.
    • Warfare Masters have no limits to how many can be slotted and will stack with other Warfare Duty Officer buffs.
    • This also means that Warfare Masters can be slotted with Warfare Specialists.
    • Additionally, Warfare Masters can be slotted in either Space or Ground Active Roster slots.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Team Synergy Starship Trait to use an incorrect icon.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing the species to show incorrectly for Jem’Hadar Space Duty Officers.
  • Resolved an issue with the Phaser Full Auto Rifle (Dsc) which could cause it to fail to deal damage on some shots.
  • Fixed a tooltip display error in the "Advanced Engines (Rank 2)" Reputation Trait in Delta Expedition Reputation.
  • Resolved a typo in the Gamma Reputation donation task.
    • Synergistic was misspelled.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing the Experimental Weapons tooltip to display Aft Arc description.
  • resolved an issue that was causing Medical Commendations to display as Engineering Commendations.
  • Resolved an issue where the name of the Miniaturized Danube Runabout was misspelled.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

  • Starbase 24 Task Force Operation will be removed until further notice.
  • Discovery Starter ship Windows 2 and 3 are missing materials.
  • Cannot reclaim packs from the C-Store that auto-open into items on ground maps.