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ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 2,401 Community Manager
Greetings Captains!
We will be having a maintenance tomorrow, 4/28 at 7AM Pacific for 2.5 hours. (What time is this for me?)
You can find our patch notes here.

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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,634 Community Moderator
    The Bank in the KDF shipyard is a MUCH needed addition.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
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  • wherrold#3824 wherrold Member Posts: 20 Arc User
    Reengineerable Spiral Waves has me giddy. :D
  • sistericsisteric Member Posts: 768 Arc User
    Bank at KDF Shipyard! YAY!
    Now to get a bank at the Romulan Shuttlebay....
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  • lordhavelocklordhavelock Member Posts: 2,248 Arc User
    edited June 2018
    I look forward to all the new Gamma stuff, but also wanted to say thank you for these:
    • Standard episode cooldowns changing to 10s (down from 20m).
    • Bank at KDF Shipyard. Now if you could add Mail and Exchange there, too, please. :)
    • Love what you've done with the 800 Day Vet Reward. No slot or DOff, and nigh-immediate processing. Excellent!

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  • ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 2,401 Community Manager
    Added the following:

    Known Issues
    The Elite version of The Swarm will always fail.
  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,950 Arc User
    edited June 2018
    "Resolved an issue which made it so players could not always skip to higher story arcs even when at the appropriate level."

    Thank god for this, I just hope this fix affects the future proof arc.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,634 Community Moderator
    Added the following:

    Known Issues
    The Elite version of The Swarm will always fail.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • nommo#5819 nommo Member Posts: 1,056 Arc User
    edited June 2018
    Good going Cryptic & thank you for: "All accounts will receive 1 free additional character slot to make a new Jem’Hadar Captain."

    I'll try to avoid recruitment burnout, but excellent on: "For a limited time between June 5 and July 18, there will be a Jem’Hadar recruit event where all Jem’Hadar captains created during this time will be able to unlock rewards for the player’s entire account by completing various tasks."

    Hopefully there are new innovations involved to keep us on our toes instead of just a fresh paint job for: Gamma Quadrant Battlezone & The Swarm Space Queue.

    I've seen Tribble testers chatting about Gamma Task Force Reputation items performing is lackluster, but if I remember correctly either a livestream or a blog this Gamma reputation is the first to allow re-engineering of the earned items so I'm holding out hope. Most of the other Reputation Systems' items are out classed by today's standards especially given the cost & effort.

    Cryptic didn't have to do this: "Every character which is level 60 will receive 1 Specialization point to make up for any progress that may have been made beyond level 60." So it is very kind & generous of them to do so. Nicely done, Cryptic. But to be fair, then why won't you do an automatic bump up in tier for all the former normal subscribing players that you screwed when ceasing the subscription model???

    "The Cardassians Species is a purchase in the C-Store and is also part of the Gamma Vanguard Pack." Excellent to have the option besides the big Gamma Pack. Besides I want to know what all their, & the Pay'Hadar, traits are before I buy.

    Holy smokes, well done again, Cryptic, on: "Standard episodes in the Episode Journal no longer have a cooldown of 30 minutes to replay. The cooldown is now 10 seconds." That was totally unexpected & a lot more than I would've ever imagined Cryptic would condense the cooldown time.

    "Bank consoles have been added to the Klingon Defense Force Shipyard." This is long overdue, as KDF fleets should have all the same similar functions as a Federation fleet.

    I'm curious about why on this one: "Slipstream Drive now cannot be canceled for the first 5 seconds after activating it."

    I'm BOOOing this one: "Resolved an issue that caused the Inertia modifier on Impulse Engines to increase inertia by 10%, instead of 10."

    Nice rewards for leveling 61-65 & they seem they'll be helpful.

    Most importantly, well done, Cryptic, on the newly redone DS9!!!



    Also, I'm prepared for an extended patch time & some extra maintenance patches throughout the week. We might get frustrated at you, Cryptic, but we know you are trying. You are trying right?





  • mandoknight89mandoknight89 Member Posts: 1,687 Arc User
    nommo#5819 wrote: »
    I'm BOOOing this one: "Resolved an issue that caused the Inertia modifier on Impulse Engines to increase inertia by 10%, instead of 10."

    This is a buff, especially for big slow ships. Even the attack fighter small craft only have 100 base Inertia Rating. For a Scimitar, which has only 20 Inertia Rating, the [Inertia] modifier goes from giving +2 Inertia to +10, a whole +50% to its acceleration rate.
  • crypticspartan#0627 crypticspartan Member Posts: 847 Cryptic Developer
    nommo#5819 wrote: »
    I'm curious about why on this one: "Slipstream Drive now cannot be canceled for the first 5 seconds after activating it."

    There was feedback about how frustrating it is when you accidentally double-click Slipstream and it cancels immediately after starting - this prevents that from happening, while still allowing you to turn it off early should you want to.
  • schloopdooschloopdoo Member Posts: 373 Arc User
    Known Issues
    The Elite version of The Swarm will always fail.


    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
  • eazzieeazzie Member Posts: 3,223 Arc User
    edited June 2018
    Greetings Captains!
    We will be having a maintenance tomorrow, 4/28 at 7AM Pacific for 2.5 hours.

    Maintenance 4/28 ? Don't you mean 6/5. Plus it should be at 6AM Pacific as both the what time is it for me and game launcher both say 6AM. Downtime is also 3.5 hours not the indicated 2.5
  • sinn74sinn74 Member Posts: 1,149 Arc User
    Standard episodes in the Episode Journal no longer have a cooldown of 30 minutes to replay.
    The cooldown is now 10 seconds.

    Resolved an issue which made it so players could not always skip to higher story arcs even when at the appropriate level.

    Bank consoles have been added to the Klingon Defense Force Shipyard.
    These are all great, thanks.

  • saber1973asaber1973a Member Posts: 1,220 Arc User
    Downtime for patching-in an expansion even 3.5 hours is not biggie. I remember downtimes, when I could not log in for 5 and more hours...
  • ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 2,401 Community Manager
    Added the following to "known issues":

    Storm Clouds Gather:
    In teams, it’s possible to get into a state where the pillar in the Ore Processing room will not rotate correctly which will block progress.
    A defeated player will always respawn on the bottom floor of the Ore Processing Room which will require the player to do the pillar and walkway puzzle again to get to get back to higher levels.
  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,950 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    The Bank in the KDF shipyard is a MUCH needed addition.
    Best QoL change in the patch.

    Though the whole DS9 revamp also includes some great ones - like having the Exchange/Bank and Shipyard stuff now in direct proximity now.
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  • salvation4salvation4 Member Posts: 1,167 Arc User
    schloopdoo wrote: »
    Known Issues
    The Elite version of The Swarm will always fail.


    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

    I am game for this too (PS: CAN WE CALL IT THE NO WIN SENARIO V2?)..Been waiting to get my secret first time ever disruptor build out for a mothball in a que first then to Ke'rat..

    But honestly...DAMN CRYPTIC!!! Nicely done!!!! You guys deserve a crate of bloodwine tonight!!

    Was hoping to see a new ground que which took place on DS9 like the one episode where the stations security team had to chase down odo a a test of efficiency..That would have been nice..BUT SERIOUSLY..Nicely done again..Countdown timmer activated!!
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    Kanak'lan-TRIBBLE (LVL 65 DOM Gamma ENG) TRIBBLE (June 2018)
  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,367 Arc User
    No mention anywhere in the patch notes about the increase to Mk XV. Is that even happening today?!
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  • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,488 Arc User
    Greetings Captains!
    We will be having a maintenance tomorrow, 4/28 at 7AM Pacific for 2.5 hours. (What time is this for me?)
    You can find our patch notes here.

    =/\=
    We value your feedback and want to help direct it to the right locations. Please check the following link to redirect to the best sub-forums to post your replies.
    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.
    Thank you for the assistance!
    The Star Trek Online Team

    Your "what time is this for me" link says 6AM Pacific :smile:
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  • fred26291#2759 fred26291 Member Posts: 1,002 Arc User
    o'brien mode: i think completion time of 3.5 hours is a little optimistic in recalling past updates that are this big! LOL.

    note having been to the test server, the 4 missions they put there were actually pretty good, so is ds9. wow.
  • xungnguyenxungnguyen Member Posts: 229 Arc User
    Passing on a Jemmy. I want to be able to build my toons from scratch, not have them delivered Pre-Made and freshly vacuum sealed.
    Added the following:

    Known Issues
    The Elite version of The Swarm will always fail.

    * hold's in sarcasm about what else often fails.................explodes *

    I might be able to incorporate ViL's storyline into my "alternate STO" storyline.
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  • jcswwjcsww Member Posts: 6,412 Arc User
    Thank you for the bank console in the KDF Shipyard! This is one of the best quality of life improvements added to STO in quite some time.

    With the known issues though. It would seem that this content was not ready for release and should have been held back a couple of weeks to fix the issues.
  • iamynaughtiamynaught Member Posts: 1,277 Arc User
    This may not be the exact place to put this, but it does involve the patch today so, here we go.

    What is the point of pre-patching and/or keeping Tribble up to date when the time to actually update the game neither of these two options actually WORK!?

    I spent the time and bandwidth pre-patching and making sure I kept Tribble updated as well so that when the server came back up today for patching, I would have everything needed. Turns out, I get to download the entire 9.7 gb patch again! As a result, I doubt I'll be playing at all today.

    Not sure why I even bother pre-patching though, it hasn't worked for me since Legacy of Romulus. Keeping Tribble updated had worked for me up until season 14 and then it stopped working when 14.5 launched. So blasted frustrating to spend all that time and bandwidth and get squat in return. I have a fairly slow internet speed, so I guess the reason I keep pre-patching is in the hope that "This time it'll work."

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a few dozen times, WTF, am I brain dead?
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  • nommo#5819 nommo Member Posts: 1,056 Arc User
    nommo#5819 wrote: »
    I'm curious about why on this one: "Slipstream Drive now cannot be canceled for the first 5 seconds after activating it."

    There was feedback about how frustrating it is when you accidentally double-click Slipstream and it cancels immediately after starting - this prevents that from happening, while still allowing you to turn it off early should you want to.

    Ah okay, well that is certainly understandable, thanks for the explanation. I was just curious & figured there had to be a reason.
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 2,908 Arc User
    Resolved an issue which made it so players could not always skip to higher story arcs even when at the appropriate level.

    It would have been great if this had been done before I played a whole arc just to get to an episode that I'm interested in... but good to see this change finally being made nevertheless.

    It should make levelling a new character and getting gear from episodes a bit less tedious.
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  • worgausworgaus Member Posts: 89 Arc User
    iamynaught wrote: »
    This may not be the exact place to put this, but it does involve the patch today so, here we go.

    What is the point of pre-patching and/or keeping Tribble up to date when the time to actually update the game neither of these two options actually WORK!?

    I spent the time and bandwidth pre-patching and making sure I kept Tribble updated as well so that when the server came back up today for patching, I would have everything needed. Turns out, I get to download the entire 9.7 gb patch again! As a result, I doubt I'll be playing at all today.

    Not sure why I even bother pre-patching though, it hasn't worked for me since Legacy of Romulus. Keeping Tribble updated had worked for me up until season 14 and then it stopped working when 14.5 launched. So blasted frustrating to spend all that time and bandwidth and get squat in return. I have a fairly slow internet speed, so I guess the reason I keep pre-patching is in the hope that "This time it'll work."

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a few dozen times, WTF, am I brain dead?

    I was actually wondering the same thing myself. In fact it's why I came here to this thread.
  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,667 Arc User
    Well, my patch today is 5444mb, so my prepatch worked.

    Good fixes out there and can't wait to see the new DS9.
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  • lazarus51166lazarus51166 Member Posts: 605 Arc User
    echatty wrote: »
    Well, my patch today is 5444mb, so my prepatch worked.

    Good fixes out there and can't wait to see the new DS9.

    What? How could you know if the prepatching worked if the server is still down?
  • jcswwjcsww Member Posts: 6,412 Arc User
    echatty wrote: »
    Well, my patch today is 5444mb, so my prepatch worked.

    Good fixes out there and can't wait to see the new DS9.

    What? How could you know if the prepatching worked if the server is still down?

    On patch days. that usually means the Holodeck Shard is offline for updating but the patch and account servers are still online.
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