STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FAQ

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  1. LeadHead

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    Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

    Is there any benefit to making the spire our next priority over the starbase? I personally would love to see us get closer to getting the starbase completed. Unless of course there's a more practical reason for putting the spire upgrades at a higher priority.
     
  2. Timelord Victorious

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    T3 Spire benefits are:

    Access to Fleet Dyson Carrier (i think)
    Elite Mk XII tactical consoles
    Elite mk XX Ultra Rare fleet kits
    A Dyson Uniform costume unlock.

    All of those things you can on other fleet's spires as well and pay with our provisions, though.

    Upgrading to the next shipyard will unlock some favorite ships you can not get from other fleets unless you join them at least temporarily.
     
  3. Scout101

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    Eh, i'd say it's going to be a mixed bag of the two anyway. Keep chunking along at the Starbase, but as Embassy and Mine are finished anyway, Spire projects will keep queuing up as well, so no reason not to toss stuff at both of them. Mostly different requirements, so not a biggie.

    Pretty soon, Spire will hit our last 3 projects, and it'll be done. And we'll just keep going on Starbase until we get there. Don't know how much we need to do one or the other, and we'll need an outlet to keep earning Fleet marks anyway, so may as well earn them leveling the Spire instead of provisions for Mine or Embassy that we're stocked up on pretty good anyway...
     
  4. Scout101

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    Suspect we'll want our holdings all as closed to maxed by the October T6 update, so that we'll have the best chance to work fleet gear for XIV stuff, so Spire T3 by then would probably be a nice goal, and seems doable.
     
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    You assume that the Mark XIV gear will be available from the current holdings. I wonder if the next holding will be the exclusive place for it. This line of thinking breeds a lot of questions, actually. Will reputation weapons and equipment be available in Mark XIV through the rep stores? What about the space sets, like Borg, MACO and Honor Guard...will they be available in Mark XIV strengths?

    I'm very interested in the new class of bridge officer that is supposed to be coming. I can't help but think that the new T6 ships will be the only ones with BOFF seating that accommodates the new class of BOFF. It might account for the comments from Vegas that the new ships will have powers not available to older vessels. And for that matter, there is supposedly a new class of ships as well. What does it all mean?! It was all so vague, but I hope the dev blogs start soon.
     
  6. intrinsical

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    Given that the next expansion focuses on the Delta Quadrant and Cryptic tends to focus on logical, systematic game design, we can make a few educated guesses. Here's my guess.

    The new ship class will be some form of Explorer, a classs of ship specially designed for extreme deep space range exploration. Independent, Robust, armed for both scientific research and combat. It will be some form of cruiser/science vessel hybrid with better hull and more weapon slots than current science vessels and yet still able to use a secondary deflector but lacks (or only has partial) access to beam targeting and sensor analysis.

    With regards to Tier 6 ships, basic tier 6 ships (the standard 3 cruiser, escort, science vessel we get at each tier) will be available for purchase at ESD, Qo'nos and New Romulus. It is likely that all gold players (players who have spent money) will get a tier 6 ship token for a free upgrade to these basic tier 6 ships. Lockbox ship owners will buy upgraded variant of their ships from the dilithium store or lobi store. As for C-Store ships... I'm not certain what Cryptic would do. If Cryptic is kind, it would be as simple as buying a tier 6 ship upgrade token and viola! your current C-Store ship becomes a tier 6 ship. If Cryptic is unkind and greedy, they will slowly release new tier 6 variants of current C-Store ships over the next 2-3 years.

    If there is going to be a new Fleet Holding, then my guess is it will be some form of Delta Quadrant outpost that come with its new set of fleet gear. Current fleet holdings will start selling Mk XIV fleet gear at higher prices and the Fleet shipyard will sell tier 6 fleet ships too. If there won't be a new fleet holding, then its likely all current fleet holdings will get a new tier which unlocks Mk XIV gear and tier 6 fleet ships.

    Since there will be a new personal reputation faction, my guess is there won't be Mk XIV versions of current MACO, Omega Force, Romulan, Nukara, Dyson sets. This is the perfect chance for Crpytic to wipe the slate clean of the old overpowered sets and make us players work for new gear.

    I have no idea what the new class of bridge officers will be. For a brief moment, I thought it might be MACO bridge officers, but it would be the wrong expansion to introduce them as they are not something from the Voyager series. Ship's counselor maybe? :guffaw::guffaw::guffaw::guffaw::guffaw:
     
  7. Hartzilla2007

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    See stuff like this makes the level increase not sound scary, as opposed to Cryptic's recent aversion to posting shit on their own website as opposed to talking about it everywhere else.
     
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    Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

    I was thinking it could be some sort of Ambassador or something like that.
     
  9. LeadHead

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    I was thinking it could be helm officer, never really clearly identified as tactical vs engineering. Open up more options for maneuverability, maybe even make full impulse possible under certain circumstances in combat.
     
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    I'm thinking the oft-talked-about First Officer idea will be brought in...

    Also I'd guess we'll have contact with Neelix's asteroid base at some point - maybe that'll be where we set up the fleet holding or something?
     
  11. Cyke101

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    All these upgrades and additions sound neat definitely, but I'd love it if our ships could just simply travel up and down the z-axis one day, e.g. the Enterprise sneaking up behind the Reliant in TWOK, or the JJPrise rising out of clouds and oceans.
     
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    May I ask for a reinvitation to the fed fleet? bridger@cyke101
     
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    Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

    I've noticed people have been mentioning the new class would be first officer.

    I was thinking rather than being first officer, it could be the Command Division. When a Boff reaches the rank of commander you could have an option to transfer them to the command division, giving them abilities similar to Tuvok and Worf have in the dyson sphere episodes they are in.
     
  14. Timelord Victorious

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    Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

    We are coming up on a pretty devastation schedule conflict.
    The T3 Embassy main upgrade will be unlocked in less than 6 days.

    Meanwhile we will unlock the T4 shipyard upgrade in 3-4 days or so, which will most likely be the most expensive one we ever did.

    Should we focus on finishing the embassy first before slotting the T4 shipyard or run them at the same time?

    Or squeeze in the shipyard before we tackle the rest of the Embassy?
     
  15. Scout101

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    Eh, run them both. It will slow down the Embassy a little, but there's plenty of areas that don't overlap, so can donate in one area for one project that the other may not need. I guess my thought is from a DONATING perspective, should try and get the Embassy finished first, so concentrate Marks and DIL there first, but just have both run and will get things where we can.
     
  16. Vendikarr

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    Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

    According to STO Wiki, this is what we are looking at for both upgrades:

    Upgrade Shipyard IV

    2,000 Fleet Marks
    765,000 Refined dilithium*
    175 Tactical or Security Duty Officers
    12,200 [Industrial Replicators]
    21,000 [Shield Generators]
    800 [Self Sealing Stem Bolts]

    Upgrade Embassy Tier III

    21,000 Fleet Marks
    1,700,000 Refined dilithium*
    2,500,000 Expertise
    13,000 [Seismic Stabilizers]
    10,000 [Terraforming Systems]
    1,000 [Embassy Provisions]

    *Note the dilithium numbers have been adjusted for our Mine 15% disconut.

    Given those numbers I think we should work at both at the same time. It will be two or three weeks before we finish the Embassy so we might as well throw resources at the Shipyard as well.
     
  17. Timelord Victorious

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    Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

    Are you sure, there are not a few decimals missing from the T4 shipyard upgrade?

    Esspecially fleetmarks and dilithium seems awefully low for the highest project we ever had...
     
  18. Vendikarr

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    Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

    It surprised me too. But here's the link:

    http://sto.gamepedia.com/List_of_starbase_projects#Military_2

    Maybe the expense in Starbases is the leveling, not the upgrade itself.
     
  19. Timelord Victorious

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    Re: STO: TrekBBS Armada and House of TrekBBS - Fleet discussion and FA

    Ah, the main base upgrade will be a bigger bugger, though.
     
  20. Scout101

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    yeah, that's just the shipyard, the overall T4 comes later...
     

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