Victory is Life Brings the Level Cap to 65

ambassadorkael#6946
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With the launch of Victory is Life, all Star Trek Online Captains will have the chance to raise their level to 65. Here's what that means for you:

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10878744
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  • schloopdoo
    schloopdoo Member Posts: 373 Arc User
    edited April 2018
    Thanks for posting this so soon after announcing the expansion; I had been wondering what more levels beyond 60 would even mean, when level 50 already means the end of accruing skill points, and specialization point gains already continue after 60. This clears things up, and the proposed rewards for levels 61 to 65 look really promising. The assurance that Tier 6 ships aren't being made obsolete will mean a lot to the ship collectors among us, as well.
  • captaind3
    captaind3 Member Posts: 2,445 Arc User
    edited April 2018
    Thanks for the info. "Sounds like fun." Interested in the new Captain ability.

    I am confused, so you're saying we won't receive specialization points when we gain a level til we get to 65?
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  • davefenestrator
    davefenestrator Member Posts: 9,790 Arc User
    The T5 ship token and free T5U upgrade is a very nice gift for F2P players on a budget. I'm LTS with many more ships than my 11 captains can fly, but I can still enjoy this gift by adding some fun ships like the Kar'Fi carrier.

    The boff specialization manual and duty officer pack are also appreciated.

    I'm also looking forward to trying out the new captain power for each of the 3 careers.
  • iamynaught
    iamynaught Member Posts: 1,283 Arc User
    The first thing that caught my eye was the reward at lvl 61.
    Claim a free Tier 5 Starship from any Starship Acquisition vendor, then apply a token to upgrade it to Tier 5-U (T5U ships have additional passive traits, and hull capacity scaling, past level 50)

    Does this mean the normal, regular leveling starships like the Assault Cruiser or the Vor'cha Battle Cruiser Retrofit, or are you going to open up the CStore to folks and let them claim one of the CStore T5's to upgrade? I'm good with either option honestly, but for some reason I'm hoping it's the leveling ships that will be in this reward simply so I can have an "endgame" Vor'cha. :D

    The free spec manual to train a BOff at 62 is nice as well.

    At 63 a new Captain ability? Interested to see what it might be.

    Lvl 64 and more DOffs sound excellent to me.

    Finally at 65 a free Admiralty card, and it's Garak's ship to boot? Yes, please!

    Glad to see there's no new rank name. Really, we don't need it and frankly, I tend to set my title to "Captain" anyway, and if I bother with rank insignia, I don't go above Captain there either. Thousands of Fleet Admirals is bad enough, we don't need those same FA's becoming Presidents of the Federation.

    No T7's, thank heavens. I hope they will never EVER be a thing, but I can't say I'll be surprised if it does happen some day.

    Upping the item Mark level to MK XV, well, not surprised by that either. Not exactly happy with it, but, I can deal I suppose. I do wonder though, will there be MK XIII and MKIV drops from enemy defeats and mission rewards now from the lvl 60+ content? I would personally hope so, but I won't count on it.

    I look forward to seeing more details on all this upcoming stuff.

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  • ambassadorkael#6946
    ambassadorkael#6946 Member, Administrator Posts: 2,495 Community Manager
    I've updated the blog:

    "Any existing Specialization XP you have earned above level 60 – progression you currently have earned toward a Specialization Point – will be immediately converted to a free specialization point for your account. This means that anyone who's earned any XP beyond 60 will earn a specialization point right at the start."
  • gaevsman
    gaevsman Member Posts: 3,181 Arc User
    I've updated the blog:

    "Any existing Specialization XP you have earned above level 60 – progression you currently have earned toward a Specialization Point – will be immediately converted to a free specialization point for your account. This means that anyone who's earned any XP beyond 60 will earn a specialization point right at the start."

    That's great!, and the question, the LTS players will get something new??, not that I'm complaining, but it would be a nice touch.. :smiley:
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  • salvation4
    salvation4 Member Posts: 1,167 Arc User
    Helm Max warp to June 2018!! Punch it!!!!
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    Jean-Uss Seratoga Ravenna (LVL 60 FED Delta ENG) UC/R MKVI Bajoran Escort (April 2018)
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  • stormwaltz2
    stormwaltz2 Member Posts: 44 Arc User
    "Captains (or Admirals, or Generals, etc.) have progressed quite far in their careers already. We didn’t feel as though an increase of five levels was sufficient to warrant the inclusion of any further Ranks to signify this career improvement."

    But I was so looking forward to becoming a Grand Upper Trans-Admiral! :P
  • saedeith
    saedeith Member Posts: 628 Arc User
    Nice touch on the free T5 and upgrade to T5-U and the Admiralty ship.
  • mirrorchaos
    mirrorchaos Member Posts: 9,817 Arc User
    None of this answers one burning question i have on the subject:

    Those players who never had a subscription, with they be able to get a vice admiral ship token with the level increase, so instead of being stuck with a T4.5, these players can enjoy actually flying around a proper T5 ship?
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  • saedeith
    saedeith Member Posts: 628 Arc User
    None of this answers one burning question i have on the subject:

    Those players who never had a subscription, with they be able to get a vice admiral ship token with the level increase, so instead of being stuck with a T4.5, these players can enjoy actually flying around a proper T5 ship?

    Why wouldn't it? Its a level reward for hitting 61 and the free ship is a T5 ship upgradable to T5-U.

  • risingstar2009
    risingstar2009 Member Posts: 329 Arc User
    With the increase in max item Mark to Mk XV, will items that we used the Ultimate Tech Upgrade on automatically become Mk XV or will we need to go through the Upgrade process with it?
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  • ak255
    ak255 Member Posts: 317 Arc User
    What about the Epic Mk XIV Tech Upgrade you can get from the Key Ring Bundle? I still have a couple of those. Will those change in the future to be Mk XV?
  • mirrorchaos
    mirrorchaos Member Posts: 9,817 Arc User
    saedeith wrote: »
    None of this answers one burning question i have on the subject:

    Those players who never had a subscription, with they be able to get a vice admiral ship token with the level increase, so instead of being stuck with a T4.5, these players can enjoy actually flying around a proper T5 ship?

    Why wouldn't it? Its a level reward for hitting 61 and the free ship is a T5 ship upgradable to T5-U.

    it is not specifically stated anywhere in the topic. it makes reference to what is coming, but it doesn't cover if f2p'ers who never had a subscription if they are exempt or not.
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  • szerontzur
    szerontzur Member Posts: 2,614 Arc User
    How much further is NPC hull/shields going to inflate during these 5 levels?

    Isn't that the real reason the level is being increased in the first place?
  • davefenestrator
    davefenestrator Member Posts: 9,790 Arc User
    With the increase in max item Mark to Mk XV, will items that we used the Ultimate Tech Upgrade on automatically become Mk XV or will we need to go through the Upgrade process with it?

    Good question! But getting to Epic is the hard part, so even if existing items stay XIV Epic you'll just need to increase the level once with regular upgrade tokens.
    What about the Epic Mk XIV Tech Upgrade you can get from the Key Ring Bundle? I still have a couple of those. Will those change in the future to be Mk XV?

    Another good question. This one they definitely need to change.
  • starcruiser#3423
    starcruiser#3423 Member Posts: 869 Arc User
    No new ranks? I was hoping to be the new President of the United Federation of Planets.tiger-48.gif​​
  • starcruiser#3423
    starcruiser#3423 Member Posts: 869 Arc User
    edited April 2018
    ak255 wrote: »
    What about the Epic Mk XIV Tech Upgrade you can get from the Key Ring Bundle? I still have a couple of those. Will those change in the future to be Mk XV?

    Even if they said it would transfer with just one upgrade token I would not trust it. So glad I held my ultimate upgrades and won't use them until AFTER ViL goes live. There will be bugs for sure...​​
  • rangerryu
    rangerryu Member Posts: 284 Arc User
    No new ranks? I was hoping to be the new President of the United Federation of Planets.tiger-48.gif​​

    next rank would be replacing Admiral Quinn
  • mirrorchaos
    mirrorchaos Member Posts: 9,817 Arc User
    sophlogimo wrote: »
    You should all know by now that if you want to have questions answered, reddit is the way to go,

    Well, I am looking forward to it. A few nice ideas for the five extra levels.



    This is the official forum so i make the case here. if you want to relay my question to a third party forum? then by all means.
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  • igorche81
    igorche81 Member Posts: 26 Arc User
    Oh boy. I like the lvl 61 reward. Looking forward to june 2018.
  • aa1238
    aa1238 Member Posts: 29 Arc User
    Will the Tier 5 ship token at Lv 61 be available to all Captains or just the ones with the Veteran Subscription?
  • gaevsman
    gaevsman Member Posts: 3,181 Arc User
    This all looks fantastic, but I would like to offer a note of caution. The introduction of AoY introduced many bugs into the game that have still not yet all been fixed. Season 14 brought more problems and now with S14.5 the lighting 2 issues are just terrible throughout the game, some places it's ok, other places it makes the game almost unplayable. Wouldn't it be better to sort out all these problems before launching another big season, even if that means pushing back ViL a little bit?

    I think they will with the introduction of the x64 client, as it's almost a rewrite of the entire engine.. pretty sure most of the problems will be solved... or new problems will arise.. or both, but anyway it's a new game on x64
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  • ichaerus1
    ichaerus1 Member Posts: 986 Arc User
    With a couple of the perks for subscribing being handed to F2Pers soon, any idea if there will be any new perks/updates for subscribers/LTS players? As far as I know, one of the perks doesn't even work(the one for the forum).
  • kronin#4685
    kronin#4685 Member Posts: 325 Arc User
    Adding the free T5U ship is nice, but's actually needed at level 50, not 61. Personally, I have all the ships I need, so I'm not trying to get anything for myself. As it is now, a player gets a T5 at level 40, then they have to wait until level 61 to get the ship that they really needed at level 50. Can the very nice admins please confirm how this is going to work?
  • jcsww
    jcsww Member Posts: 6,555 Arc User
    ichaerus1 wrote: »
    With a couple of the perks for subscribing being handed to F2Pers soon, any idea if there will be any new perks/updates for subscribers/LTS players? As far as I know, one of the perks doesn't even work(the one for the forum).

    PWE seems to think we have already had our monies worth. I wouldn't be opposed to a second tier only available to those who have already purchased a lifetime subscribion.

    Lifer Tier 2 could include:

    5 free keys a month stipend.
    A new unique playable race.
    Double the current Dilithium refinement cap per day.
    Another lifer badge and and Veteran outfit.
    Double the current Energy Credit per character and account cap.
    A new lifer only Captain's Table station inside of the Wormhole.
    A new Veteran ship.
    New lifer Bridge and interior.
    New lifer title.
    More inventory, bank, and account bank slots.

    Personally, I'd be all in if the perks included some Section 31 stuff.

    Section 31 hull type.
    Section 31 black badges and Discovery Section 31 uniform.
    Section 31 Veteran ship.
    Luther Sloan, Daniels, or another Section 31 Bridge Officer.
    Section 31 themed lifer Captain's Table.
    Access to gear with a special cosmetic look for Section 31.
    A Section 31 themed Bridge and interior.
    New title: "Above the law!"
    Visual slot special effect shield, engine, and deflector items.

    I'd put out another $200 for all of this and some other non-game breaking fluff.
  • leemwatson
    leemwatson Member Posts: 4,624 Arc User
    edited April 2018
    saedeith wrote: »
    None of this answers one burning question i have on the subject:

    Those players who never had a subscription, with they be able to get a vice admiral ship token with the level increase, so instead of being stuck with a T4.5, these players can enjoy actually flying around a proper T5 ship?

    Why wouldn't it? Its a level reward for hitting 61 and the free ship is a T5 ship upgradable to T5-U.

    it is not specifically stated anywhere in the topic. it makes reference to what is coming, but it doesn't cover if f2p'ers who never had a subscription if they are exempt or not.

    The Lvl 61 ship is for EVERYONE. It says absolutely nowhere that this is an LTS perk. In fact, LTS is not even mentioned in the entire article. The ship gained at lvl 40 is actually T5, not what you claim. It's just not upgradable.
    With the launch of Victory is Life, all Star Trek Online Captains will have the chance to raise their level to 65. Here's what that means for you:

    https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10878744

    I applaud what you guys have done with the Level perks here. You've made the most generous F2P even more generous!! Even though I'm LTS, I thank you!
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  • varthelm
    varthelm Member Posts: 265 Arc User
    Sounds like if you're already poured points in to an item past hitting MkXIV (upgrading rarity and such), you'll get credit for that effort and perhaps an immediate jump of an item to MkXV if I am reading this correct? That sounds very fair if so.

    Also, looking for the answer regarding keyring upgrade to full. Items that players have purchased that upgrade for should also go straight to MkXV imo. That may already be the plan.