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Utopia Planetia: The Mystery of Yard 39

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Elyos and Whetu are back! The engineers of Utopia Planetia discover a lost cache of Starfleet technology in our latest fiction blog!

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11006563
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  • velrennvelrenn Member Posts: 26 Arc User
    Utopia Planitia.
    IDIC is the spice of life.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,800 Community Moderator
    Interesting... possible hint at playable ships? And that bit about the Nimitz might hint at a console?

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    I can't wait to hear more. Hints of new shiny...

    Its so shiny...
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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  • antonine3258antonine3258 Member Posts: 2,391 Arc User
    These are my favorite technobabbling engineering nerds, seriously.

    I want them to do an in-depth on the differences between quantum singularities and dilithium as plasma-flow rectifiers sometime.
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,800 Community Moderator
    Would be interesting if we could bump into them sometime in Club 47 or something. Maybe revive the old Utopia Planitia map and have them hanging around.
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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!)
  • centurian821centurian821 Member Posts: 274 Arc User
    I highly approve of the level of nerding out in this blog ^_^
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,800 Community Moderator
    I highly approve of the level of nerding out in this blog ^_^

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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!)
  • anare#1417 anare Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    edited October 2018
    I got outraged before reading to the end and thought this is 150 years before Disco. Whoops ^^
  • kodachikunokodachikuno Member Posts: 6,020 Arc User1
    edited October 2018
    mmmm nimitz and a hint at its console... nifty! :3 thats one of the TRIBBLE ships I like too

    edit:
    then again nifty fed ships wasnt one of the problems with TRIBBLE
  • anare#1417 anare Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    anare#1417 wrote: »
    100 hulls, in 2106?? 50 years BEFORE NX-01 was launched?
    Where did you get 2106 from?

    Sorry, didn't read it all the way and jumped into the comments ^^"
    Discovery stuff makes me a bit jumpy. Reading it all the way through I love this though. It might explain why the warp effect is different, explains why these ship designs are different from the ones we know, pretty cool. :)
  • andorianblueandorianblue Member Posts: 88 Arc User
    Yes! Nimitz class confirmed! It's my favorite of the DCS ships.
  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,878 Arc User
    edited October 2018
    What were the others celebrating down the hall?

    That's the real mystery.
  • antonine3258antonine3258 Member Posts: 2,391 Arc User
    What were the others celebrating down the hall?

    That's the real mystery.

    From the comment at the end on the Narendra being done and looking for a new Next Big Thing, they'd ironed out the T6 Support Cruiser bugs.
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  • shadowfirefly00shadowfirefly00 Member Posts: 1,013 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Interesting... possible hint at playable ships? And that bit about the Nimitz might hint at a console?
    So TL-9139 is basically Starfleet's analogue of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, save that the reason is purely natural, and only recently is the hazard subsiding enough for any sort of exploration to even be considered. Fascinating.

    Quite aside from the bits of Starfleet history Elyos and Whetu are so interested in, the following came to mind: there may well be species for whom those elevated baryon radiation levels are far more tolerable. They might well have found the system a convenient place to set up some sort of facility in... and indeed may have caused the stellar eruption in the first place for that very purpose, using means that the Starfleet of 2259 lacked the ability to detect.

    Now that I think about it, Tholians could well be on that list, and this is our first inkling that they're going to be making their step back into the spotlight... and that could mean all-new Tholian ships and/or the T6 versions of the Weavers in the offing. Alternatively, this could have been one example of the Na'kuhl/TLF's temporal shenanigans...
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,800 Community Moderator
    I don't know about the Tholians. Ad I don't think we're looking at TLF interference either.

    This case may very well be one of natural causes. We won't know until our two favorite engies get out to 39 to take a look.
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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!)
  • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,292 Arc User
    mmmm T6 Weaver and T6 Recluse... mmmmm ahhhh
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Interesting... possible hint at playable ships? And that bit about the Nimitz might hint at a console?
    So TL-9139 is basically Starfleet's analogue of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, save that the reason is purely natural, and only recently is the hazard subsiding enough for any sort of exploration to even be considered. Fascinating.

    Quite aside from the bits of Starfleet history Elyos and Whetu are so interested in, the following came to mind: there may well be species for whom those elevated baryon radiation levels are far more tolerable. They might well have found the system a convenient place to set up some sort of facility in... and indeed may have caused the stellar eruption in the first place for that very purpose, using means that the Starfleet of 2259 lacked the ability to detect.

    Now that I think about it, Tholians could well be on that list, and this is our first inkling that they're going to be making their step back into the spotlight... and that could mean all-new Tholian ships and/or the T6 versions of the Weavers in the offing. Alternatively, this could have been one example of the Na'kuhl/TLF's temporal shenanigans...
    The Sheliak are another race that has shown radiation resistance as a standard part of their physiology.
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  • shadowfirefly00shadowfirefly00 Member Posts: 1,013 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    This case may very well be one of natural causes. We won't know until our two favorite engies get out to 39 to take a look.
    Quite so. As noted, the eruption being of purely natural origin doesn't preclude the possibility of some species which can survive those conditions setting up shop there after the fact - after all, it's not like most anyone is going to be nosing around such a lethal (to them) environment, right?
    mmmm T6 Weaver and T6 Recluse... mmmmm ahhhh
    Which does raise the question of what starship traits this trio of ships (Mesh Weaver, Orb Weaver, Recluse) would have, and what bonuses would come with the enhanced versions of the web generator and tetryon grid...
    The Sheliak are another race that has shown radiation resistance as a standard part of their physiology.
    Ah yes, the Sheliak. If I recall right, they only appear in one TNG episode, so there's plenty of room for content designers to work with.
  • giliongilion Member Posts: 686 Arc User
    "...they could set some sort of networked hazardous energy dissipation system between allied starships…”
    Does this mean healing is getting a buff? :D
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,800 Community Moderator
    gilion wrote: »
    "...they could set some sort of networked hazardous energy dissipation system between allied starships…”
    Does this mean healing is getting a buff? :D

    Yea... I have a feeling that might be connected to a console off one of the ships.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • yakodymyakodym Member Posts: 356 Arc User
    edited October 2018
    I would very much like for the Nimitz to be kitbashable with Heavy Cruiser parts (Cheyenne/Constellation) - It's virtually the same design, just with extra stuff connecting the port/starboard nacelle pairs. Either that, or the Yaeger.
  • sarvour0sarvour0 Member Posts: 382 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    I highly approve of the level of nerding out in this blog ^_^

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    YES!!! This! Some nice, quality fluff to sweeten the pot of new ships!
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  • kodachikunokodachikuno Member Posts: 6,020 Arc User1
    yakodym wrote: »
    I would very much like for the Nimitz to be kitbashable with Heavy Cruiser parts (Cheyenne/Constellation) - It's virtually the same design, just with extra stuff connecting the port/starboard nacelle pairs. Either that, or the Yaeger.

    thatd be more cardenas class Id think
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  • yakodymyakodym Member Posts: 356 Arc User
    Yeah, now that I look at it, Nimitz is more like a 4-nacelled Miranda
  • badgerpants999badgerpants999 Member Posts: 241 Arc User
    “Shepard, Nimitz, Engle, Malachowski…"

    Is it just me or are the Devs hinting at which ships are going to be released with the Discovery launch?

    We know the Malachowski Class is the starter ship, The Nimitz Class looks very Cruiser like, The Engle Class reminds me of the Saber class ships so I'm guessing Escort which leaves the Shepard Class for the Science ship. And then we've got the Battle Cruiser, For which I'm guessing the Cardenas Class will fit the bill.

    I'm just guessing based off of the Agents of Yesterday releases, but I'm pretty sure I'm not too far off of the mark.

    Thoughts? Opinions? Flaming?
  • psycoticvulcanpsycoticvulcan Member Posts: 4,160 Arc User
    edited October 2018
    I wouldn't be at all surprised if all of the Discovery ships become playable at some point. There aren't that many of them.

    And I love this blog post! Would love to see some of this stuff make its way into the game itself.
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  • sarvour0sarvour0 Member Posts: 382 Arc User
    I wouldn't be at all surprised if all of the Discovery ships become playable at some point. There aren't that many of them.

    And I love this blog post! Would love to see some of this stuff make its way into the game itself.

    Yeah only a measly 30 or so but who's counting? ;p
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    PS - I fully support a T6 Nova, fixing the Nova skins. I am also rooting for a T6 Science Cruiser, that can use Nova/Rhode Island skins.
    T6 Nova/Rhode Island, T6 Oberth & T6 Constellation are needed. Also needed a T6 Science Cruiser, that can wear any Science or Cruiser skin.
  • jbmonroejbmonroe Member Posts: 809 Arc User
    velrenn wrote: »
    Utopia Planitia.

    Exactly. As custodians of the ST franchise, it would be really nice if they'd bother to to spell the names of the places correctly.
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  • crm14916crm14916 Member Posts: 1,419 Arc User
    edited October 2018
    I’d also love it if the devs opened the small Utopia Planitia map that was created for limited use as a secondary Sol System entry point... it could have its own ship selector and customization point, as well as a small bank and mail access...

    https://sto.gamepedia.com/Utopia_Planitia_Shipyards

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