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Tholian T6 Ships Join the Infinity Lock Box!

ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 1,825 Administrator
The Infinity Lock Box is returning on PC tomorrow, and bringing with it Tier 6 Tholian Ships!

On top of that, both the Infinity Lock Box and the Emperor's Lock Box will be free in the C-store and Dil Store - as will all lock boxes going forward.

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11132033
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  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 3,016 Arc User
    Miracle worker carrier.....I think I just wet myself!!!!
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 46,920 Arc User
    leemwatson wrote: »
    Miracle worker carrier.....I think I just wet myself!!!!

    Not only that, Players will be able to do the same annoying subsytem multitargeting. lol
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  • ichaerus1ichaerus1 Member Posts: 742 Arc User
    No T6 Meshweaver ship upgrade...Or enhanced Tholian Web Wall console... :(
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 8,425 Arc User
    The Meshweaver was purposely built as one of those cheap Secondary Prize Lockbox T5 Upgradeable Ships (to T5U with a Module) when T6 Ships were the Primary Lockbox Prize. Similar to about a half dozen Delta Quadrant ships.
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  • dantivirusdantivirus Member Posts: 45 Arc User
    After over 4k lockboxes opened and not a single UR or T5 or T6 ship, I pretty much given up on them. Same with R&D boxes and such. Just no point in it. When you go through that many lockbox and such no get a single ship (then my Lobi is messed up, but that is another matter) something is wrong with the odds system.

    For those that do try the boxes, good luck. Hopefully it will be better than mine.
  • tom61stotom61sto Member Posts: 2,833 Arc User
    edited April 10
    Is the console and the trait from the Mirror Crossfield being added to the Infinity choice packs for KDF this box?

    Edit: Tribble patch notes say that the console and trait are going to be Lobi 'equipment pack' for KDF, so nevermind then.
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  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 9,136 Arc User
    > @dantivirus said:
    > After over 4k lockboxes opened and not a single UR or T5 or T6 ship, I pretty much given up on them. Same with R&D boxes and such. Just no point in it. When you go through that many lockbox and such no get a single ship (then my Lobi is messed up, but that is another matter) something is wrong with the odds system.
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    > For those that do try the boxes, good luck. Hopefully it will be better than mine.

    I get every Lockbox/Lobi ship I want, no fail, and I don't spend any money or open any boxes.
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 937 Arc User
    On top of that, both the Infinity Lock Box and the Emperor's Lock Box will be free in the C-store and Dil Store - as will all lock boxes going forward.

    https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11132033

    What do you mean that lock boxes will be free in C-Store and Dil Store? :hushed:
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  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 8,425 Arc User
    edited April 9
    Right now you can't get Lockboxes in the C-Store, they are adding them as an Item for 0 Zen cost.

    Where you can now 'buy' Lockboxes is the Dilitium Store Special Items Tab. The current Lockbox is there in blocks of 20 for 200 Dilitium (or less depending on your current Fleet Dilitium Discount). They will now be 0 Dilitium there after this is implemented.

    That is the Lockbox, you still have to acquire Keys to open them.
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  • shadowfirefly00shadowfirefly00 Member Posts: 938 Arc User
    Most interesting. And bonus points for the reporting names fitting the theme and their respective ships' roles...

    • Jorogumo refers to a type of yokai (demon) from Japanese myth, oft depicted as a spider-woman controlling several smaller spiders. One can be found among Nioh's many boss encounters (reference); and
    • Iktomi is the Lakota name for a spider spirit known to several Native American tribes. Given that said spirit is a bit of a trickster, it's a fitting nod for a science vessel.

    At this juncture, an aesthetic question arises. First, I suspect that like the two Tal Shiar ships, they will retain their 'old' hulls as an option - which makes me wonder if the Tarantula and Mesh Weaver will get an alternative model to match.
  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Member Posts: 30,496 Arc User
    yeah, they already used up the tiny supply of viable scientific spider names, so figures they'd have to resort to mythological ones now​​
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,152 Arc User
    edited April 10
    Miracle Worker seems like it would've been more suited to the Tarantula. However the the universal console makes this ship look appealing for use on my tactical toon, maybe I should get one for him since I used to consider getting the T5 version for him.
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  • katanahiryukatanahiryu Member Posts: 130 Arc User
    So when do we get t6 hirogen ships?
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,289 Arc User
    edited April 10
    Hm - fairly interested in the Iktomi. Mostly because the trait would likely benefit my trusty old FT5-U Rhode Island.

    Also already own the Tarantula, and the console would definitely benefit that ship.
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  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,202 Arc User
    I have no idea if the Subsystem Targeting Trait is actually worth having, but it certainly sounds interesting. BFAW I with Accuracy Bonus compensates most of its drawbacks, and it turns all those Innate Subsystem Abilties from Science Vessels and Carriers into a free Tactical Slot, basically. That you also lower power levels a bit is just a bonus.
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  • saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 3,027 Arc User
    Most interesting. And bonus points for the reporting names fitting the theme and their respective ships' roles...

    • Jorogumo refers to a type of yokai (demon) from Japanese myth, oft depicted as a spider-woman controlling several smaller spiders. One can be found among Nioh's many boss encounters (reference); and
    • Iktomi is the Lakota name for a spider spirit known to several Native American tribes. Given that said spirit is a bit of a trickster, it's a fitting nod for a science vessel.

    At this juncture, an aesthetic question arises. First, I suspect that like the two Tal Shiar ships, they will retain their 'old' hulls as an option - which makes me wonder if the Tarantula and Mesh Weaver will get an alternative model to match.
    You know, I always wonder if the names of the ships being related to Earth lifeforms and/or mythologies is a close enough cultural "translation" from alien to Earth, and the universal translator has a bias for it

    OR

    if maybe the Tholians are like "you Earthlings disgust us for many reasons... but, credit where it's due, your Earth-based "spiders" and ancient mythologies around them you're comparing us to are -as you often crudely say- "freaking kickass" and have become a required part of the education of our hatchlings."
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 937 Arc User
    Was Spider-Man and Spider-Woman also required reading?
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 937 Arc User
    ltminns wrote: »
    Right now you can't get Lockboxes in the C-Store, they are adding them as an Item for 0 Zen cost.

    Where you can now 'buy' Lockboxes is the Dilitium Store Special Items Tab. The current Lockbox is there in blocks of 20 for 200 Dilitium (or less depending on your current Fleet Dilitium Discount). They will now be 0 Dilitium there after this is implemented.

    That is the Lockbox, you still have to acquire Keys to open them.

    Just as well, I was trying to save up my Dil to get the TOS movie outfits :)
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  • marcase2marcase2 Member Posts: 70 Arc User
    • Jorogumo refers to a type of yokai (demon) from Japanese myth, oft depicted as a spider-woman controlling several smaller spiders. One can be found among Nioh's many boss encounters (reference); and
    • Iktomi is the Lakota name for a spider spirit known to several Native American tribes. Given that said spirit is a bit of a trickster, it's a fitting nod for a science vessel.

    Nice find *thumbs up*
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    Of course ! :D

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    The announced T6 variants are indeed a pleasant surprise. \o/
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  • shadowfirefly00shadowfirefly00 Member Posts: 938 Arc User
    You know, I always wonder if...

    -possibilities redacted-
    As amusing as these are (especially the latter), there's a simpler answer: recall how I'd referred to 'Jorogumo' and 'Iktomi' as reporting names. It would not be beyond the realm of possibility that we're simply seeing the latest iteration of a habit made famous by NATO.
  • foxman00foxman00 Member Posts: 466 Arc User
    You know, I always wonder if...

    -possibilities redacted-
    As amusing as these are (especially the latter), there's a simpler answer: recall how I'd referred to 'Jorogumo' and 'Iktomi' as reporting names. It would not be beyond the realm of possibility that we're simply seeing the latest iteration of a habit made famous by NATO.

    Or by the allied forces in WW2 for aircraft. As it shortens the time to report enemy forces when using reporting names than maybe their official designations from the original species/force.
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  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 7,038 Arc User
    Man those ships are ugly as sin...but that subsystem targeting trait is really tempting.

    But still no romulan ship so...not interested in any of it still.
  • bubblegirl2015bubblegirl2015 Member Posts: 661 Arc User
    About the T6 Recluse:

    IMO...same old T5 Recluse sold it as a boxed ship and PWE made a ton of money.

    Now, no more ideas so grab same old ship designs...then copy paste and give it a different name then sell as a T6 and make some more money.

    Just smells fishy and lazy work IMO.​​
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 46,920 Arc User
    About the T6 Recluse:

    IMO...same old T5 Recluse sold it as a boxed ship and PWE made a ton of money.

    Now, no more ideas so grab same old ship designs...then copy paste and give it a different name then sell as a T6 and make some more money.

    Just smells fishy and lazy work IMO.​​

    Actually its not fishy. They're making updated versions that can compete more easily with other T6 ships that have Specialist seats. Added bonus is you can actually grab one for a fresh lv 1 character. Something you can't do with the T5. They've been updating T5 Lockbox/Lobi ships for a while while adding new ships. The advantage of a T6 version of a T5 like these is that its a bit easier to build due to having something to work on as a base. Most of the work is already done. They just need to work out specialist seating, trait, and updated visuals to distinguish it from the T5. We're still getting new ships as well.
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    But still no romulan ship so...not interested in any of it still.

    How many times do people have to say that new Romulan ships ARE coming? Just because Discovery has no Romulans doesn't mean Cryptic has abandoned Romulans. There is no reference for Discovery Romulans. At all. Closest is the T'Liss, but that won't be seen until TOS.
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  • bubblegirl2015bubblegirl2015 Member Posts: 661 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    About the T6 Recluse:

    IMO...same old T5 Recluse sold it as a boxed ship and PWE made a ton of money.

    Now, no more ideas so grab same old ship designs...then copy paste and give it a different name then sell as a T6 and make some more money.

    Just smells fishy and lazy work IMO.

    Actually its not fishy. They're making updated versions that can compete more easily with other T6 ships that have Specialist seats. Added bonus is you can actually grab one for a fresh lv 1 character. Something you can't do with the T5. They've been updating T5 Lockbox/Lobi ships for a while while adding new ships. The advantage of a T6 version of a T5 like these is that its a bit easier to build due to having something to work on as a base. Most of the work is already done. They just need to work out specialist seating, trait, and updated visuals to distinguish it from the T5. We're still getting new ships as well.
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    But still no romulan ship so...not interested in any of it still.

    How many times do people have to say that new Romulan ships ARE coming? Just because Discovery has no Romulans doesn't mean Cryptic has abandoned Romulans. There is no reference for Discovery Romulans. At all. Closest is the T'Liss, but that won't be seen until TOS.

    Even if you put lipstick on a pig is still called a pig. A nicer pig of course but still the same.

    To me just seems pure laziness to resell the same old stuff, even same consoles and just making minor tweaks. I guess a shiny is a shiny no matter what. Might as well throw the money in the trash and wait for a T7 version instead.​​
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  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 8,425 Arc User
    edited April 12
    There will be no T7s.
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  • picardocaptpicardocapt Member Posts: 70 Arc User
    Tholian ships looking fab - Great job !
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,289 Arc User
    edited April 12
    You know, whilst I complain rather a lot I'll also give credit where credit is due.

    The Iktomi is AWESOME! Having an absolute blast with this ship. I 'ported' my torpedo boat build from my FT5-U Nova to it, but popped the Enhanced Tholian Web Generator and the Web Cannon on it.

    It is SO much fun! GWIII, and Gravitic Induction Platform I mean the enemy ships are going nowhere and are already more suscpetable to damage; then drop a Web on them and blast them with the Web cannon. And then TSIII for good measure. Generally makes pretty short work of raider/escort type ships!
    And the Photonic officer trait is proving it's worth too - reducing the cooldown on Gravity Wells that already benefit from the Improved Gravity Well trait.

    So as I said, thanks guys - am personally finding this ship to be pure, undiluted, fun!
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  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 1,745 Arc User
    > @marcase2 said:
    > shadowfirefly00 wrote: »
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    > * Iktomi is the Lakota name for a spider spirit known to several Native American tribes. Given that said spirit is a bit of a trickster, it's a fitting nod for a science vessel.
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    > Nice find *thumbs up*
    > captaincelestial wrote: »
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    > Of course ! :D
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    > My Andorian main has all four current Tholians (internetz points for you if you're aware of the Andorian/Tholian connection) and I love them, especially as I'm keeping with the Tholian build theme. The Recluse is still one of my favorites that I'm comfortable with taking into any elite TFO. The Orbweaver a wicked sci boat which is hilarious with the webcannon. The Tarantula just dominates when it enters the map.
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    > The announced T6 variants are indeed a pleasant surprise. \o/

    My god, imi not the only one using tholian ships on an andorian! 😊
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  • jagdtier44jagdtier44 Member Posts: 187 Arc User
    edited April 13
    rattler2 wrote: »
    How many times do people have to say that new Romulan ships ARE coming? Just because Discovery has no Romulans doesn't mean Cryptic has abandoned Romulans. There is no reference for Discovery Romulans. At all. Closest is the T'Liss, but that won't be seen until TOS.

    Yeah seriously! there's not Romulans in Disc and THAT's why we haven't seen a Romulan ship in like a year!

    Seriously people, forget those non disc recon destroyers, forget those non disc support cruisers, forget that the Disc Fed ships got current age skins as well, forget that centaur revamp (tho Im more willing to bet that was done in someones free time) and forget seeing T6 Tholian ships. All things not seen in Discovery either but the WHOLE reason we haven't seen a Romulan ship is because they're not in discovery! /shakes fist grrrr you discovery speed bump that seems to only stop Romulan (ok ok Jem'hadar as well) content from being created!


    /SARCASM

    but yeah they are 'working on Romulan ships' soon-tm and all that
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