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Klingon Recruit: purple BOFF turning blue?

Greetings.

Today I completed another special mission of my KDF recruit, and I got rewarded with a purple BOFF. I commissioned the BOFF (female Klingon, Sisor/Sison/Sason was the name), but when I looked her on my BOFF list, she was of blue quality instead of purple (like the icon was showing). Question: did she change in quality, because I'm only lvl 20, instead of max level? Does that mean if I commissioned her at max level I would have received the best one?

I checked the ground and space trait to see if they changed from Superior to Normal (what makes the difference between blue and purple BOFFs), and it doesn't seem like something changed, but I'm not sure. I'd appreciate it if you verified my hypothesis or not.

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  • protoneousprotoneous Member Posts: 2,497 Arc User
    I wouldn't be overly concerned. Mine is blue also and I opened her at level 65. This is still a great boff:
    • Basic Space Warfare Specialist - you don't see this too often so is very unique.
    • Honorable & Warrior - both are standard Klingon boff racial traits that work well together.
    • Superior Infiltrator - also not always seen and extends the duration of your ambush damage boost in space by 10 seconds. Perfect for ambush kills.
    Wider part of the answer on why some purple doffs turn blue is the number of superior traits they end up with. Purple boffs that stay purple have two superior traits. In this case I think the other superior trait was replaced by Space Warfare Specialist so it ends up turning blue but aside from the color is a very unique boff well suited to the recruitment event.
  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 4,660 Arc User
    Greetings.

    Today I completed another special mission of my KDF recruit, and I got rewarded with a purple BOFF. I commissioned the BOFF (female Klingon, Sisor/Sison/Sason was the name), but when I looked her on my BOFF list, she was of blue quality instead of purple (like the icon was showing). Question: did she change in quality, because I'm only lvl 20, instead of max level? Does that mean if I commissioned her at max level I would have received the best one?

    I checked the ground and space trait to see if they changed from Superior to Normal (what makes the difference between blue and purple BOFFs), and it doesn't seem like something changed, but I'm not sure. I'd appreciate it if you verified my hypothesis or not.

    Boff quality doesn't affect any stats, just the traits. Of all things that have 'quality' in-game, Boff 'quality' is quite pointless.
    "You don't want to patrol!? You don't want to escort!? You don't want to defend the Federation's Starbases!? Then why are you flying my Starships!? If you were a Klingon you'd be killed on the spot, but lucky for you.....you WERE in Starfleet. Let's see how New Zealand Penal Colony suits you." Adm A. Necheyev.
  • stark2kstark2k Member Posts: 1,455 Arc User
    For some reason this is true of Gorn Boff that are registered as very rare [Purple] - There are "NO" Gorn Boff that registers with 2 Superior Traits - least from exchange and level rewards
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  • sirsitsalotsirsitsalot Member Posts: 2,747 Arc User
    What would help is if the quality text for these BOffs that can be either Purple or Blue depending on the traits that get assigned should get a color between purple and blue as a visible hint that it could go either way. And if it can never be a purple due to the number of required traits, then it should always show blue quality text.

    As it is, it's sloppy design which adds to confusion for people who do not understand how the traits influence the quality. If there were a visual cue that a BOff could go either purple or blue once obtained, then we would not be having this discussion.
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  • sirsitsalotsirsitsalot Member Posts: 2,747 Arc User
    westmetals wrote: »
    What would help is if the quality text for these BOffs that can be either Purple or Blue depending on the traits that get assigned should get a color between purple and blue as a visible hint that it could go either way. And if it can never be a purple due to the number of required traits, then it should always show blue quality text.

    As it is, it's sloppy design which adds to confusion for people who do not understand how the traits influence the quality. If there were a visual cue that a BOff could go either purple or blue once obtained, then we would not be having this discussion.

    Except they can't "go either way". They already have the traits while in candidate form; it's just that some are hardcoded to have traits that don't match their candidate form rarity.

    Except for Gorn (I think?) it only affects non-random BOFFs such as the klingon recruit reward BOFF and some vendor BOFFs.

    It's still sloppy design leading to unnecessary confusion.
    There can be no meeting of the minds between two parties
    if both parties are not willing to meet in the middle...
  • strathkinstrathkin Member Posts: 2,655 Bug Hunter
    edited February 2021
    Yea you can read why it happens here:
    https://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline/#/discussion/1259795/bug-reward-bug-reward-for-klingon-recruit-50-ambush-kills-is-incorrect-rarity

    A bug as quality of Bridge Officer's is determined, it's mostly based on have 1 Superior Trait for Rare, and 2 for Very Rare.

    So regardless what is claims, always check to ensure they have 2 Superior Traits. Without 2 Superior's there are a few Bridge Officer's that go down in quality as someone explained with Gorn, though there is one that goes up to Purple at Fleet Embassy.

    Seems these issues have been around for years, yet remain largely unchanged.
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