Season Fifteen: Age of Discovery

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The promotional art for Age of Discovery

Season Fifteen: Age of Discovery was released on October 9, 2018 for PC and set to release in November 13, 2018 for Consoles. It is the Part 1 of series of content updates related to Star Trek: Discovery. The release included a DSC Starfleet starting experience, as well as improvements on the New Player Experience and streamlining of several game systems.

Season Fifteen[edit | edit source]

Discovery Starting Experience[edit | edit source]

A new Discovery-era Starfleet faction was introduced, including a new tutorial, featuring Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, set in 2256. Like the TOS Starfleet faction, this faction merges with the 25th century Starfleet faction after its period arc (which can also be played by other factions as a simulation).

The tutorial introduces J'Ula of House Mo'Kai, sister of T'Kuvma, who will be the game's main anatagonist for the next several seasons.

New Episodes[edit | edit source]

Mission Journal Streamlining[edit | edit source]

The story progression was changed slightly[3], with some missions being polished, some being removed until they're polished, some arcs being changed into side content, and the addition of wrapper missions for several groups of queues.

Updated missions:

Removed missions:

The arcs turned into side-content are:

Some of the new wrapper missions include:

Task Force Operations[edit | edit source]

The moniker of “queue” was been retired for both PvE and PvP experiences. Instead, they are were rebranded “Task Force Operations[4] (Task Force Ops, or TFOs).

With this change, a new feature to TFOs was added: Random Task Force Operations. Entering into a Random Task Force Operation is as easy as clicking a single button, located prominently within the PvE Group Content interface. Options exist to opt into Normal Difficulty or Advanced Difficulty content, allowing players some customization for the type of group content they want to opt into experiencing.

Players may participate in Random TFOs without any cooldown or lockout period, immediately re-entering a new one after the previous TFO is completed. Completing a TFO via the Random system granted bonus rewards, in addition to whatever the TFO itself rewards for completion. These rewards are granted immediately upon success, and there is no limit to the number of times that a player can receive them.

There was also a new Cross-Faction Task Force Operation releasing with Season 15:

Reputation Changes[edit | edit source]

With Age of Discovery, the reputation system was expanded to include an extra tier[6] which included;

  • Improved Effectiveness of Reputation Traits
  • Improved Set Weapon Damage
  • Cosmetic Social Zone Ability

Alongside additional projects upon hitting Tier 6 for the following:

In addition, upon hitting Tier V in a reputation it now sponsored that reputation for the entire account - replacing the previous Reputation Sponsorship system.

New Ships[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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Seasons in Star Trek Online
Update Focus
PC Release Date
Console Release Date
Star Trek Online Game launch
02 Feb 2010
6 Sep 2016
Season 1:
 Common Ground
PvP, new fleet actions, more customization options
24 Mar 2010
Season 2:
 Ancient Enemies
Level cap increase (40-50), Tier 5 ships, new content (Undine Advance, Klingon Sector, Diplomacy missions)
27 Jul 2010
Season 3:
The Foundry (Beta), Sector Space graphics revamp
09 Dec 2010
Season 4:
Ground combat revamp, UI update, revamp of First City
07 Jul 2011
Season 5:
 Call to Arms
Defera Adventure Zone, Duty Officer system, skill revamp and STF overhaul
01 Dec 2011
Season 6:
 Under Siege
Fleet Advancement System (including fleet ships and missions), Nukara Adventure Zone
12 Jul 2012
Season 7:
 New Romulus
New Romulus Adventure Zone, Reputation System (Task Force Omega, New Romulus), and Tau Dewa Sector Block
13 Nov 2012
Legacy of Romulus Playable Romulan faction (with its own ships, missions and hubs), Klingon missions for levels 1-20, Nimbus Adventure Zone, UI revamp, New equipment slot: Warp Core, Nukara Strikeforce reputation
21 May 2013
Season 8:
 The Sphere
New enemy (the Voth) and Dyson Joint Command reputation faction, Dyson Sphere Space Adventure Zone & Ground Battlezone, Starfleet tutorial revamp
12 Nov 2013
Season 8.5 4th Anniversary with new Feature Mission, Klingon War revamp, Quick Equip, Loadouts, starship switching mechanics
30 Jan 2014
Season 9:
 A New Accord
New Feature Mission advancing timeline to 2410, Space Battlezone, Borg Advance revamp, revamp of Reputation System, 8472 Counter-Command reputation faction, Traits & Kits
22 Apr 2014
Season 9.5 Crafting revamp
21 Jul 2014
Delta Rising Level cap increase (50-60), Tier 6 ships, Mk XIII-XIV gear (Gear Upgrade System), addition of Delta Quadrant, Captain Specialization system, Delta Alliance reputation faction and Kobali adventure zone
14 Oct 2014
Mid-season update Command Specialization, Bridge Officer training revamp, Secondary Deflectors, Romulan Mystery arc revamp, Foundry Top 3
29 Jan 2015
Season 10:
 The Iconian War
New enemy (the Heralds), Iconian Resistance reputation faction, expanded Pilot specialization and complete overhaul of Sector Space into Alpha, Beta, and Delta Quadrants
21 Apr 2015
Season 10.5 Fleet Research Lab, Fleet Armada System
16 Jul 2015
Season 11:
 New Dawn
Beginning of new major story arc, Admiralty System, Cardassian Struggle revamp, Badlands Battlezone, Terran Task Force reputation faction
27 Oct 2015
Season 11.5 Skill system revamp, Visual Slots, Romulan Republic Admiralty campaign, Strategist Specialization
12 Apr 2016
Agents Of Yesterday New TOS Starfleet playable faction, Yesterday's War arc, Temporal Operative Specialization, Temporal Defense Initiative reputation faction
6 Jul 2016
14 Feb 2017
Agents Of Yesterday: Artifacts Fleet Station K-13, Kit revamp, graphics and lighting update, beginning of new major story arc
25 Oct 2016
Season 12:
New enemy (the Tzenkethi), Tzenkethi Battlezone, R&D: Kits and Modules School, Lukari Restoration Initiative reputation
26 Jan 2017
18 Apr 2017
Season 13:
Competitive Wargames reputation, Space Skill rebalance, Player Potential System
25 Apr 2017
6 Jun 2017
Season 13.5 Endeavor System, Ferengi Alliance Admiralty campaign
18 Jul 2017
7 Sep 2017
Season 14:
New Fleet Colony World five-tier holding and defense queues, “Red Alert: Tzenkethi”, Miracle Worker Specialization
3 Oct 2017
14 Nov 2017
Season 14.5 Constable Specialization
3 Apr 2018
22 May 2018
Victory is Life New Dominion playable faction, level cap increase (65), Mk XV gear, playable Cardassians, Gamma Quadrant arc and locations, including Gamma Quadrant Battlezone, Gamma Task Force reputation faction, Deep Space 9 revamp
5 Jun 2018
25 July 2018
Season 15:
 Age of Discovery
New Star Trek: Discovery-themed Starting Experience, Task Force Operations (formerly Queues) Revamp, Mission Journal Streamlining, Tier Six Reputations
9 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Season 16:
 Mirror of Discovery
Personal Endeavors, New story arc, 9 Year Anniversary Event
23 Jan 2019
5 Mar 2019
Season 17:
 Rise of Discovery
All Tier 6 starships converted to level-scaling, Discovery Legends reputation faction
14 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
Season 18:
New Patrols debuting with new Patrol UI, New Event UI debuting with Mycelial Crisis event
10 Sep 2019
15 Oct 2019
Season 19:
10 Year Anniversary Event, Measure of Morality two-part episode, To Hell With Honor TFO, ship model improvements
28 Jan 2020
3 Mar 2020
Season 20:
 House Divided
New "Klingon Civil War" episodes and patrols, improvements to Klingon ships, environments and NPCs, revamp of KDF Tutorial and "Empire" story arc
30 Jun 2020
Upcoming contentYear of Klingon