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PC Patch Notes for 1/23/19

ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 1,859 Community Manager
Greetings Captains!
We will be having a maintenance tomorrow, 1/23 at 6AM Pacific for 3.5 hours. (What time is this for me?)
You can find our patch notes here.

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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,210 Arc User
    edited January 23
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 47,500 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Last anniversaries made you only do one mission to get 400 marks, this time they are making you do 2 missions for 400 marks. Not everyone likes the discovery stuff and those who don't are pretty much being forced to do all of them for these quick marks.

    Last year we only got one mission for the Anniversary. This year we're getting two.
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  • themadprofessor#9835 themadprofessor Member Posts: 1,158 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Last anniversaries made you only do one mission to get 400 marks, this time they are making you do 2 missions for 400 marks. Not everyone likes the discovery stuff and those who don't are pretty much being forced to do all of them for these quick marks.

    Well yeah. The event is 19 days long and the 40-voucher prize is once per 20 hours, so if you book it and did nothing but that and timed it for every 20 hours, you could get 880 vouchers, which means you still need to do at least one mission.

    Realistically, though, you'd probably only be able to get 1 set per day, which leaces you with 760, meaning you'd need to do both missions.

    Now, there IS a way around it, provided you have the Lobi for it, and that's just to buy the vouchers. Do that, even half of them, and you can still easily complete the project without doing the missions.

    That said, it's easier just to suck it up and to the missions.
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    1) More character customization options such as more clothing options like rolled sleeves, adding a "thickness" modifier to hair, and letting the complexion affect the entire body, not just the head.
    2) Bridge customization, not bridge packs. Let us pick a general layout and adjust the color palette, console appearance, and chair types, as well as more ready room layout options.
    3) Customizable ground weapons, i.e. The aesthetic look of phaser dual pistols but they shoot antiproton bolts.
    4) Terran Empire event similar to AoY, complete with new Mirrorverse recruits for all factions.
    5) Independent Faction, because yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me!
  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,210 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Last anniversaries made you only do one mission to get 400 marks, this time they are making you do 2 missions for 400 marks. Not everyone likes the discovery stuff and those who don't are pretty much being forced to do all of them for these quick marks.

    Well yeah. The event is 19 days long and the 40-voucher prize is once per 20 hours, so if you book it and did nothing but that and timed it for every 20 hours, you could get 880 vouchers, which means you still need to do at least one mission.

    Realistically, though, you'd probably only be able to get 1 set per day, which leaces you with 760, meaning you'd need to do both missions.

    Now, there IS a way around it, provided you have the Lobi for it, and that's just to buy the vouchers. Do that, even half of them, and you can still easily complete the project without doing the missions.

    That said, it's easier just to suck it up and to the missions.
    What I'm getting it is they are making you do both for the 400 instead of just one despite what they did during the last few anniversaries, I don't see why they felt the need to make you do both.

  • damien406damien406 Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    edited January 23
    Is the Oberth fix going to fix ALL the unclaimable ships, because the Oberth and other ships throw different error messages.
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 47,500 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    What I'm getting it is they are making you do both for the 400 instead of just one despite what they did during the last few anniversaries, I don't see why they felt the need to make you do both.

    Because again... we're actually getting 2 missions for the Anniversary. Usually we only get ONE. So of course they want us to experience the new content. 1 mission or 2... we're still getting the 400 tokens we always get to kick off the Anniversary via mission play.

    I've been around since F2P... and this is the first year we actually have 2 missions being released for the Anniversary. Makes sense to me to split the 400 tokens between them. *shrug*
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  • salvation4salvation4 Member Posts: 1,023 Arc User
    ON THE LAUNCHER...

    PST shows 6-9:30 (3.5Hrs)
    UTC shows 15-17:30 (2.5Hrs)

    What gives?????
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    Dubsa-RRW Mnaudh (LVL 50 FED allied ROM Delta ENG) Warbird (May 2018)
    Marop-IKS Orunthi (LVL 50 KNG Delta ENG) BoP (May 2018)
    Kanak'lan-TRIBBLE (LVL 65 DOM Gamma ENG) TRIBBLE (June 2018)
  • voodoopokeyvoodoopokey Member Posts: 69 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Last anniversaries made you only do one mission to get 400 marks, this time they are making you do 2 missions for 400 marks. Not everyone likes the discovery stuff and those who don't are pretty much being forced to do all of them for these quick marks.

    You're in luck! The ship itself comes from Discovery, so if you want to avoid "discovery stuff" outright then you wouldn't want to grab the ship anyway, and don't need to bother with the episodes!
  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,210 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Last anniversaries made you only do one mission to get 400 marks, this time they are making you do 2 missions for 400 marks. Not everyone likes the discovery stuff and those who don't are pretty much being forced to do all of them for these quick marks.

    You're in luck! The ship itself comes from Discovery, so if you want to avoid "discovery stuff" outright then you wouldn't want to grab the ship anyway, and don't need to bother with the episodes!
    Yes but a free ship is too tempting, I can make an exception for it but I do wish they would give it an alternative skin which gives it a sleeker design like the other Vulcan ship in game so it can fit with the games timeline.

  • captainkoltarcaptainkoltar Member Posts: 565 Arc User
    Some people will find anything to moan about...
  • voodoopokeyvoodoopokey Member Posts: 69 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Yes but a free ship is too tempting, I can make an exception for it but I do wish they would give it an alternative skin which gives it a sleeker design like the other Vulcan ship in game so it can fit with the games timeline

    Heh, yeah it's an impressively fugly ship. Who knows, though? Maybe they will let you use the D'Kyr model in conjunction with the new ship - they are both vulcan science vessels, and only one tier apart. They've done similar with other vessels in the past.

  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,244 Arc User
    They've had more of a lead time to get these missions done so in theory we won't have another nexus "incident" where our NPC companion gets his head stuck in the top of doorways, locking out the completion, or having to fight kurland in neon yellow y fronts.

    Then again it is cryptic and the QA process is a somewhat alien concept as shown by the first episode of VIL where the map design was far too cramped and vertical to cope with the boff pathing issues that the devs have admitted exist yet decided to blunder on with anyway because "show accurate" means a station so small morn couldn't ever squeeze on board in the first place nevermind anyone over 6 foot banging their head off the walkways or stairs for anorexics only.

    It's also disco content so that also lets them get away with wobbly writing that doesn't fit into actual trek.
  • ussvaliant#6064 ussvaliant Member Posts: 724 Arc User
    i'm guessing the landing page appearing on every login and I mean every login is now working as intended ?

    Personally the primary function I find this page offers me is the following when cycling through my account

    1. Can't access Doffing
    2. Can't access R&D
    3. Can't access Admiralty
    4. Can't access Reputation system via Character Status Menu
    5. Can't access Inventory to refine my dilithium
    6. Can't do anything productive until I close said page.
    7. Can't access dil exchange to convert my dilithium to Zen

    Maybe we should rename it the character access prevention page.

    (One click may make it go away but when you're resetting dailies it turns into 32 clicks then many more during the course of the day)

    What can I do when presented with the landing page

    1. Can access the mission journal which I have no need to being level 65
    2. Can access the C-Store which I have no need to as I have no Zen to spend and own pretty much everything I want from there
    3. Can access Updates which shows me what's new in STO from many moons ago and any new/returning player will be notified or whats new by the ? icon by the mini map flashing until they open it

    None of the above can's make me
    A. Replay FE
    B. Buy Zen as I don't like forced advertising
    C. Use Updates as I believe you still have to manually enter the ? icon to stop it flashing anyway on the mini map.

    Pissed off rant over about landing page

    Now for bug fix that needs addressing

    Loadout/equip bug removing last or last couple of items equipped and placing them back into the inventory. This has been an issue for a very very long time. Any ideas on a solution yet.

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  • marty123#3757 marty123 Member Posts: 612 Arc User
    > @ussvaliant#6064 said:
    > i'm guessing the landing page appearing on every login and I mean every login is now working as intended ?
    >
    > Personally the primary function I find this page offers me is the following when cycling through my account
    >
    > 1. Can't access Doffing
    > 2. Can't access R&D
    > 3. Can't access Admiralty
    > 4. Can't access Reputation system via Character Status Menu
    > 5. Can't access Inventory to refine my dilithium
    > 6. Can't do anything productive until I close said page.
    > 7. Can't access dil exchange to convert my dilithium to Zen
    >
    > Maybe we should rename it the character access prevention page.
    >
    > (One click may make it go away but when you're resetting dailies it turns into 32 clicks then many more during the course of the day)
    >
    > What can I do when presented with the landing page
    >
    > 1. Can access the mission journal which I have no need to being level 65
    > 2. Can access the C-Store which I have no need to as I have no Zen to spend and own pretty much everything I want from there
    > 3. Can access Updates which shows me what's new in STO from many moons ago and any new/returning player will be notified or whats new by the ? icon by the mini map flashing until they open it
    >
    > None of the above can's make me
    > A. Replay FE
    > B. Buy Zen as I don't like forced advertising
    > C. Use Updates as I believe you still have to manually enter the ? icon to stop it flashing anyway on the mini map.
    >
    > Pissed off rant over about landing page
    >
    > Now for bug fix that needs addressing
    >
    > Loadout/equip bug removing last or last couple of items equipped and placing them back into the inventory. This has been an issue for a very very long time. Any ideas on a solution yet.

    They should at least give you the option to disable it.
  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,244 Arc User
    Was the lander ever used to highlight the anniversary freebies?

    Its always struck me as something added for the sake of it without any coherent thought about how to best make use of the real estate.
  • knochengeigerknochengeiger Member Posts: 87 Arc User
    i'm guessing the landing page appearing on every login and I mean every login is now working as intended ?

    Pissed off rant over about landing page

    Now for bug fix that needs addressing

    Loadout/equip bug removing last or last couple of items equipped and placing them back into the inventory. This has been an issue for a very very long time. Any ideas on a solution yet.

    I agree with everything you say about the landing page as well, but the Equip bug is there for so long it is a shame it isn't fixed yet and it is VERY annoying! Mostly it hits consumable devices if you refill them, but also random weapons and stuff that is just unbearable.
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  • ussvaliant#6064 ussvaliant Member Posts: 724 Arc User
    I agree with everything you say about the landing page as well, but the Equip bug is there for so long it is a shame it isn't fixed yet and it is VERY annoying! Mostly it hits consumable devices if you refill them, but also random weapons and stuff that is just unbearable.


    Oh yes it gets frustrating topping up the battery stacks pre-TFO to enter the map and find that either the extras are back in the inventory or the whole stack has been removed from the ship completely, only to then put them back and its 50/50 once that TFO ends whether it will do the same thing when you leave.
    Also noticed it can and will do it if you change characters and back to that one again, regardless of time between the change and it will also do it if you completely close the game for the day and log back the following day


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  • malaproposmalapropos Member Posts: 17 Arc User
    So for the last few patch days, and maybe before, and I've just not paid proper attention, it seems that whoever posts the notifications doesn't seem to pay proper attention to time zones.

    The launcher says 15:00 to 17:30 UTC but the game went down at 14:00 UTC

    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timezone/utc

    Or perhaps Cryptic are stuck in a world of their own, where UTC is different.
  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 3,086 Arc User
    malapropos wrote: »
    So for the last few patch days, and maybe before, and I've just not paid proper attention, it seems that whoever posts the notifications doesn't seem to pay proper attention to time zones.

    The launcher says 15:00 to 17:30 UTC but the game went down at 14:00 UTC

    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timezone/utc

    Or perhaps Cryptic are stuck in a world of their own, where UTC is different.

    Not true. Normally their UTC is spot on, just this week they miscalculated or factored in time dilation to UTC.
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  • mikeblackwolfmikeblackwolf Member Posts: 20 Arc User
    Still waiting for some post Iconion/Dominon content. Do this TRIBBLE push TRIBBLE as PvE.
  • zerokillcf2011zerokillcf2011 Member Posts: 542 Arc User
    Would have been nice to see a fix for the missing Rom mission "fix" they did the other weak. I get there aren't many players still left hanging, seriously fix the "Cold War" mission giver in the available mission tab so, you know, Romulan captains HAVE it. Thank you, that is all.
  • herrgis#1415 herrgis Member Posts: 59 Arc User
    Would have been nice to see a fix for the missing Rom mission "fix" they did the other weak. I get there aren't many players still left hanging, seriously fix the "Cold War" mission giver in the available mission tab so, you know, Romulan captains HAVE it. Thank you, that is all.

    Of course this is not the place to request bug fixes (as noted in Kael's original post).
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,810 Arc User
    Captain Killy! :D
  • marty123#3757 marty123 Member Posts: 612 Arc User
    > @thay8472 said:
    > Captain Killy! :D

    Who somehow travels to the 25th century, dies, and travels back to the 23rd (or at least the Discovery debris does)
  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,810 Arc User
    > @thay8472 said:
    > Captain Killy! :D

    Who somehow travels to the 25th century, dies, and travels back to the 23rd (or at least the Discovery debris does)

    They can have the ship back! We'll get ... Empress Killy a better ship!
  • captmack68captmack68 Member Posts: 58 Arc User
    Client is patching and I noticed the light go green 45 minutes early. Way to go guys!
  • zerokillcf2011zerokillcf2011 Member Posts: 542 Arc User
    Would have been nice to see a fix for the missing Rom mission "fix" they did the other weak. I get there aren't many players still left hanging, seriously fix the "Cold War" mission giver in the available mission tab so, you know, Romulan captains HAVE it. Thank you, that is all.

    Of course this is not the place to request bug fixes (as noted in Kael's original post).
    "Experiencing a Gameplay Bug with our latest patch? Please click this link to be taken to our Gameplay Bug Report Section to file your reports."

    Wooooowww....what's your prob? "Of course this is not the place to request a bug fix." And then a cut and paste?

    um....I'm aware of that?

    I wasn't requesting a bug fix (which I have already in the proper threads, as have the hundreds of effected players) in this thread. I was stating IN THE PATCH THREAD a desire that they correct something they have not yet corrected. Read the previous threads for system patches, this is kinda what we players do. The ppl working on bugs check the bug threads, but sometimes in the past posting "hey can you check this out" in the forum threads for patch notes has gotten quick replies.

    But good job policing the forums unnecessarily. I mean if you are going to be a D about it, at least be helpful? Like point out I used "weak" instead of "week"? or something like that. Geez.

  • ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 1,859 Community Manager
    Maintenance is complete, and Mirror of Discovery is live!
  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 3,887 Arc User
    Some people will find anything to moan about...

    I noticed.

    Me? I go with the flow and don't complain over every little thing. I also hardly experience any game-breaking bugs. Annoying at times, but not game-breaking.

    Then again I'm not that hard to please. If I'm having fun, that's all that matters to me.
    Now a LTS and loving it.

    Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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  • tvirxtvirx Member Posts: 40 Arc User
    echatty wrote: »
    Some people will find anything to moan about...

    I noticed.

    Me? I go with the flow and don't complain over every little thing. I also hardly experience any game-breaking bugs. Annoying at times, but not game-breaking.

    Then again I'm not that hard to please. If I'm having fun, that's all that matters to me.

    Ditto :)
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