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TRIBBLE MAINTENANCE AND RELEASE NOTES - APRIL 1st, 2017

ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 2,677 Community Manager
Tribble has been updated to: ST.75.20170229c.10

Content:
  • The missions in the "Agents of Yesterday", "Yesterday's War", and "Future Proof" arcs can no longer be replayed to minimize the amount of time travel that occurs and help keep the timeline secure
  • This also affects the missions "City on the Edge of Never", "Past Imperfect", and "Temporal Ambassador"
  • Starfleet Personnel are now required to be in the Odyssey Uniform at all times while on a starbase
  • Attempting to skip dialog while talking to your superior is now an offense that if perpetuated enough can result in loss of command and demotion
  • Starfleet Officers not assisting in a Red Alert that you are informed of is now an offense that will result in review of your actions with Starfleet Command
  • Sounds originating outside of your starship can no longer be heard in space
  • Players in Klingon Fleets can now challenge fleet members of a higher rank to honorable combat to take over their rank
  • There is only one fleet for Federation-Aligned players, "Starfleet"
  • The highest ranking member of this fleet is Admiral Quinn
  • Please do not pester Admiral Quinn for promotion details. If you read the regulations when you were given the opportunity to join you would know how to be promoted.

New Features!
  • Updated Death Penalty: If your Ship is ever defeated (including while you are on a Boarding Party mission) it will be temporarily removed from your account until a Repair Fee is paid, at the nearest Starbase.
  • This cost is calculated as 10,000 Dilithium per Tier of the starship.
  • Successfully paying a Repair Fee allows that ship to move into "Repair Mode" which takes 4 hours to complete, per Tier of the starship.
  • HINT: Using low-tier ships on difficult missions can reduce your Repair Fees!
  • Introduced a new end-game mechanic, "Briefings"
  • Before beginning a mission, your captain will now get to sit through a briefing
  • During this briefing, your starship will be inspected, and any faction in-appropriate technology will be removed
  • Captains using a starship not issued to them will be removed from their respective military organizations
  • After a mission ends, Starfleet-aligned captains will be held accountable for any actions which did not promote Starfleet's values. Captains continuously violating regulations will be removed from command
  • After a mission ends, KDF-aligned captains will be shamed if they left a fight instead of dying with honor, and potentially removed from command if they have enough dishonor
  • Successfully using Boarding Party on a foe instantly moves you to a Ground Mission where you have to storm their corridors and defeat them, deck-by-deck.
  • The number of foes will be determined by a re-introduction of the previously-retired "Crew" mechanic.
  • While on this Boarding Party Mission, your ship is completely helpless on the map you left.
  • Added a new event when your ship is about to die. When this happens, time will appear to slow down, and your captain will be given the option to pilot the ship and send the "Abandon Ship" order to their crew. Captains who abandon ship with their crew will be permanently removed from command. Captains who do not tell their crew to abandon ship will have to live with that choice.
  • Starship Captains who decide that causing their starship to do a "barrel roll" will be IMMEDIATELY removed of command for abusing a starship


Systems:
  • Added Space Party Amplifiers and Sector Space Party Amplifiers to the Gold Pressed Latinum Vendors
  • When activated, captains in range are transported to their bridge, and begin dancing
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the Borg from assimilating starships in space
  • The TR116 and Zefram Cochran shotgun must now be manually reloaded once fired
  • The amount of ammunition captains bring with them is limited to 50 rounds
  • Resolved an issue where players would occasionally be able to interact with lootcritter
  • The amount of time it takes to travel through sector space is now realistic to the actual size of the map in canon
  • Time travel through still only progresses while logged in
  • Resolved an issue that would let you
  • The Universe-Class is no longer flyable outside of sector space, and is now at the appropriate scale of one sector block
  • The Galaxy-Class starships have been scaled up appropriately to their name. All existing Galaxy-Class Starships have been renamed to a randomly-assigned appropriate Galaxy, and move at a fixed rate corresponding with their stellar drift.
  • There is now only one Andromeda class Galaxy in the game.
  • The Kelvin Timeline Heavy Command Cruiser and the Temporal Light Cruiser are now Tier 1 ships
  • For similar reasons, the Federation Tier 6 Multi-Mission Explorers have been removed from the game
  • Starship engagement ranges have been increased to thousands of kilometers.
  • Weapon speed and falloff ranges have been updated to compensate for this change.
  • Starships now show up at random angles relative to each other
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some captains from safely disposing of grenade pins after missions
  • Scimitars now have access to pilot maneuvers
  • Captains can now be upgraded
  • Added a Captain crafting school
  • This requires assistance from another captain to progress

General:
  • Resolved an issue that caused bad things to happen when doing certain things
  • Kurland is now always here
  • Sulu now spawns in one of 500 random locations between ESD, DS9, Memory Alpha, SB39, K7, Q'nos, New Romulus, the Dyson Sphere, Kobali Prime, Bajor, SB82,
  • The Scimitar now has the canon 79 fore weapon slots
  • The fly-in message when you kill a player in PvP is now server-wide and says "Name@Handle Pwnd Name@Handle".
  • If a player is killed five times in the same match, it subsequently broadcasts "Name@Handle needs to get gud" every minute until that player gets a kill
  • To ensure that everything is in balance, all entities in Star Trek Online are now Deferi
  • Due to economic problems, we have removed all currencies from the game.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Herrings to be excessively scaled in some cases.
  • Removed the Romulan and Klingon Factions
  • Resolved an issue where some decouplifiers could instead over-couplify
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    ankylonankylon Member Posts: 15 Arc User
    I seriously love this patch note. So much laugh reading this!

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    lordtrekkielordtrekkie Member Posts: 44 Arc User
    Oh god yes, I love you guys!

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    lighte007lighte007 Member Posts: 390 Arc User
    edited April 2017
    Cryptic, you are HILARIOUS. Keep up the good work with the April Fools.
    The Rising of the Delta is the best expansion ever, and people love it to death because it is a good day to die in the endless struggle for supremacy of your own conviction. (A spin off of the Delta Rising is the best expansion ever and all the players love it.)
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    thegreendragoon1thegreendragoon1 Member Posts: 1,872 Arc User
    You forgot to add one:
    General
    • Every asset in the game has been added to the Foundry

    Known Issues
    • Every asset in the game may fail to appear in the Foundry

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    pottsey5gpottsey5g Member Posts: 4,188 Arc User
    edited April 2017
    "•Sounds originating outside of your starship can no longer be heard in space"
    That would be funny if it wasn't wrong. Its been proven you can hear sound in space. In an experiment a Satellite in space could pick up sound being broadcast from speakers from another Satellite.
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    siliconpsychosiliconpsycho Member Posts: 135 Arc User
    under "system", you said this

    "Resolved an issue that would let you"

    let us what? we need to know!
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    odyssey47odyssey47 Member Posts: 524 Arc User
    You wrote this as a joke but I think it would make the game more immersive.
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    orondisorondis Member Posts: 1,447 Arc User
    Hilarious patch notes :)

    "Resolved an issue that prevented the Borg from assimilating starships in space" - part of me wishes that were true. :)
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    captainoblivouscaptainoblivous Member Posts: 2,284 Arc User
    edited April 2017
    Was about to rage about the oddy outfit change (Horrible outfit, that thing).
    Then I was told that in the States, there's no "one gag per april fools" thing.
    *shrug*
    Must be a Welsh thing then, I suppose!

    Nice job lad, you had me fooled :)
    I need a beer.

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    ddesjardinsddesjardins Member Posts: 3,056 Media Corps
    • Resolved an issue where players would occasionally be able to interact with lootcritter

    This is because I've stopped playing 30 hrs a week isn't it.

    Well played Cryptic, well played.
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    sirdante77sirdante77 Member Posts: 9 Arc User
    "Successfully using Boarding Party on a foe instantly moves you to a Ground Mission where you have to storm their corridors and defeat them, deck-by-deck."

    this is actually a very good idea :D
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    bryguy#1741 bryguy Member Posts: 122 Arc User
    I need these notes to be real.
    Thank you for the T6 Galaxy Class. - I support Tovan Khev. - Please bring back the exploration missions.
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    dirlettiadirlettia Member Posts: 1,632 Arc User
    <3:D Seriously thought these patch notes were great, especially the only one fleet for Federation peoples.

    Still waiting to be able to use forum titles
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    amosov78amosov78 Member Posts: 1,495 Arc User
    edited April 2017
    Tribble has been updated to: ST.75.20170229c.10

    Content:
    • Attempting to skip dialog while talking to your superior is now an offense that if perpetuated enough can result in loss of command and demotion

    This reminds me of Kyle Katarn's feud with Mon Mothma.
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    tacticalrooktacticalrook Member Posts: 810 Arc User
    It's a shame these aren't really happening.
    /channel_join grind
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    syntheticdiamondsyntheticdiamond Member Posts: 6 Arc User
    If I wanted to spend ridiculous amounts of money every time I died, I'd play EVE.
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    neogabi1neogabi1 Member Posts: 31 Arc User
    Best patch notes ever!
    Team Fencebane - All Adventure, No Direction!
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    stoodoggstoodogg Member Posts: 47 Arc User
    Did they resolve the issue that was causing the server to NOT crash?
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    seitei1seitei1 Member Posts: 131 Arc User
    Starfleet Personnel are now required to be in the Odyssey Uniform at all times while on a starbase

    Still trying to sell those uniforms, eh?


    During this briefing, your starship will be inspected, and any faction in-appropriate technology will be removed


    That's one way to get people crafting, huh? Lock out all the Repuation gear.

    There is only one fleet for Federation-Aligned players, "Starfleet"
    The highest ranking member of this fleet is Admiral Quinn


    That'd be interesting given the Armada system in place.

    Updated Death Penalty: If your Ship is ever defeated (including while you are on a Boarding Party mission) it will be temporarily removed from your account until a Repair Fee is paid, at the nearest Starbase.
    This cost is calculated as 10,000 Dilithium per Tier of the starship.
    Successfully paying a Repair Fee allows that ship to move into "Repair Mode" which takes 4 hours to complete, per Tier of the starship.
    HINT: Using low-tier ships on difficult missions can reduce your Repair Fees!


    The amount of damage flying around would have to come right down. Or the scaling would have to be perfect. Alternatively: this will make everyone jump to KDF due to more reliable Dilithium income. So they'll finally get content.


    Successfully using Boarding Party on a foe instantly moves you to a Ground Mission where you have to storm their corridors and defeat them, deck-by-deck.
    The number of foes will be determined by a re-introduction of the previously-retired "Crew" mechanic.


    Picture storming something like a Vo'Quv or Jupiter, which have absurd amounts of crew. Damm, that'd take hours.

    The TR116 and Zefram Cochran shotgun must now be manually reloaded once fired
    The amount of ammunition captains bring with them is limited to 50 rounds


    Well, there's already something similar to ammunition in the game with the weird Romulan-only weapons.

    The Kelvin Timeline Heavy Command Cruiser and the Temporal Light Cruiser are now Tier 1 ships

    Talk about 'A Taste Of Power'.

    After a mission ends, KDF-aligned captains will be shamed if they left a fight instead of dying with honor, and potentially removed from command if they have enough dishonor

    'Left a fight' is overly vague. Especially given in most ground combats it's fight or die. Unless there are more chances to keep out of combat with the right words?

    Starfleet Officers not assisting in a Red Alert that you are informed of is now an offense that will result in review of your actions with Starfleet Command

    That's a way to fill up queues, given they're also counted as Red Alerts.

    Removed the Romulan and Klingon Factions


    Oh.
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    jaredza#2872 jaredza Member Posts: 80 Arc User
    Would we get to see the action as an enemy storms our ship after boarding parties land? My Vonph with its 3000 crew is ready and waiting :)
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    angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 11,001 Arc User
    There are some things in there I'd love to see hit holodeck pig-2.gif​​
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    "A filthy, mangy beast, but in its bony breast beat the heart of a warrior" - "faithful" (...) "but ever-ready to follow the call of the wild." - Martok, about a Targ
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    lordgyorlordgyor Member Posts: 2,820 Arc User
    Hahahaha.
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    alcyoneserenealcyoneserene Member Posts: 2,413 Arc User
    Many of these sound good.
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    markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    under "system", you said this

    "Resolved an issue that would let you"

    let us what? we need to know!
    #that'sthejoke
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    rndfluctuation#1470 rndfluctuation Member Posts: 813 Arc User
    edited April 2017
    "There is now only one Andromeda class Galaxy in the game."
    lol. Well played joke.

    TBH I was reading the start of the notes and, well, I admit I was april fool for one or two sentences :) Probably the only one, BTW.

    P.S.
    Many of the "fixes" would actually be very logical if it was "in reality".
    And I forgot to say - I usually hate the 1st of April but this year it went nicely.
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    admiralnatadmiralnat Member Posts: 22,432 Arc User
    Wait, you forgot another one:
    • Added a counter that counts how many redshirts have died under your command.
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    questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 8,408 Arc User
    Good stuff. Should have posted it on April 2nd because now people will think it's an April's fool gag.
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    redwren89redwren89 Member Posts: 257 Arc User
    I don't know whether to congratulate you or not. Whilst this may be April fools, you have clearly demonstrated that SOME very exciting game mechanics may significantly improve this game.
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