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📢 FYI: Red Alert rewards an Experimental Ship Upgrade Token

thegrandnagus1thegrandnagus1 Member Posts: 4,944 Arc User
In addition to their usual rewards, these Task Force Operations will also grant daily bonus progress. You’ll receive one Daily Progress each day for completing one Red Alert – doesn’t matter which one – on any character on your account. After you receive five daily progress, you’ll be rewarded with a package containing the following, once per account:
  • An Ultimate Tech Upgrade
  • A Specialization Point
  • An Experimental Ship Upgrade Token

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11493713-the-galaxy-goes-to-red-alert!

Just FYI, in addition to the tech upgrade and specialization point mentioned in game, this Red Alert event apparently also rewards a ship upgrade token.

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  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,573 Arc User
    The in-game rewards do not list it. And the previous 5-completion Red Alert also *incorrectly* stated that the rewards would include a X-upgrade token, though the in-game reward list said otherwise. The event did not award the X-upgrade token.

    If you're expecting one, don't hold your breath.
  • crazy1mancrazy1man Member Posts: 3 Arc User
    hmm did any of the DEV. see this post. alot was hopping for the X-upgrade.
  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 9,566 Arc User
    One blog post also said we could do an event on June 31, but I never managed to make that work.

    Without clarification from Kael or a dev, if you do the event then assume you will not be getting the x-token. If you do then it will be a nice surprise.
  • kellmg96#5851 kellmg96 Member Posts: 779 Arc User
    Kael said he would look into
    Think he would have before he copy pasted from another blog
    but why would a CM be interested in communicating accurately?!
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  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,462 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    Not one News Blog has been 100% correct. As I have said in the past, with all the Feedback on every News Blog you'd think they would have gotten the hint to proofread. Pavlov's dogs learned faster. It has to be a deliberate troll.
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  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,367 Arc User
    Yep, seems like they removed it. What a douche move.
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,554 Arc User
    According to Som's summary of the livestream (I am referring to the summary as I can't be online during the livestream)... the shorter duration Red Alert events were never intended to have that reward; however this event was copy-pasted from the recently-run longer version.
  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,367 Arc User
    westmetals wrote: »
    According to Som's summary of the livestream (I am referring to the summary as I can't be online during the livestream)... the shorter duration Red Alert events were never intended to have that reward; however this event was copy-pasted from the recently-run longer version.


    Then, in cases like this, remove Kael, not the Upgrade token. :) I was really looking forward to that token. And besides, it was apparently listed as reward in multiple places. That's not just a 'typo'.
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,554 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    westmetals wrote: »
    According to Som's summary of the livestream (I am referring to the summary as I can't be online during the livestream)... the shorter duration Red Alert events were never intended to have that reward; however this event was copy-pasted from the recently-run longer version.


    Then, in cases like this, remove Kael, not the Upgrade token. :) I was really looking forward to that token. And besides, it was apparently listed as reward in multiple places. That's not just a 'typo'.

    I agree that proofreading should be a thing. And that if it's published they should live up to it.

    Unfortunately they're masters of revisionist history. A while back I stated in a thread that something had been specifically announced... and then the mods and Kael replied to say that it had not and then locked the thread before anyone could contradict.

    (in respect to forum rules about not restarting closed threads, I'm intentionally not mentioning what the topic was.)
  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,367 Arc User
    westmetals wrote: »
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    westmetals wrote: »
    According to Som's summary of the livestream (I am referring to the summary as I can't be online during the livestream)... the shorter duration Red Alert events were never intended to have that reward; however this event was copy-pasted from the recently-run longer version.


    Then, in cases like this, remove Kael, not the Upgrade token. :) I was really looking forward to that token. And besides, it was apparently listed as reward in multiple places. That's not just a 'typo'.

    I agree that proofreading should be a thing. And that if it's published they should live up to it.

    Unfortunately they're masters of revisionist history. A while back I stated in a thread that something had happened... and then the mods and Kael replied to say that it had not and then locked the thread before anyone could contradict.


    And that is monumentally sad; but nothing we can do something about. Thanks for explaining what happened, though.
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  • fred26291#2759 fred26291 Member Posts: 1,012 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    I have squirrels in the back yard that learn faster than the people here who like to irritate players and cause unnecessary stress.
    Thanks for clarifying the event, Discontinuing event now!.
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  • iamynaughtiamynaught Member Posts: 1,278 Arc User
    Late to the party but I just finished the Red Alert event and indeed did not get the Ship Upgrade token as the blog, launcher and other sources said.

    Seriously, if the CM can't do their job properly, they need to hire a new CM.

    I sit and worry about the stuff I post and go back and proofread several times before I hit the "Post Comment" button. And yeah, I still TRIBBLE up since you are your own worst editor, but I'm also not getting paid to do a job.

    Honestly, if I'd known ahead of time there was no Ship Upgrade rewarded with this event, I wouldn't have wasted my time with it.
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  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,367 Arc User
    iamynaught wrote: »
    Late to the party but I just finished the Red Alert event and indeed did not get the Ship Upgrade token as the blog, launcher and other sources said.

    Seriously, if the CM can't do their job properly, they need to hire a new CM.

    I sit and worry about the stuff I post and go back and proofread several times before I hit the "Post Comment" button. And yeah, I still TRIBBLE up since you are your own worst editor, but I'm also not getting paid to do a job.

    Honestly, if I'd known ahead of time there was no Ship Upgrade rewarded with this event, I wouldn't have wasted my time with it.


    In another one of these threads, someone offered to pay 10,000 Dilithium for a 'correct-blog-token'. Funny, but sad that I would too. With calendar gone as well, Kael is the only source of information -- and he has proven unreliable.

    N.B. And, indeed, promised Upgrade token text, to make ships -X, is still on the launcher too.
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  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,367 Arc User
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    iamynaught wrote: »
    Late to the party but I just finished the Red Alert event and indeed did not get the Ship Upgrade token as the blog, launcher and other sources said.

    Seriously, if the CM can't do their job properly, they need to hire a new CM.

    I sit and worry about the stuff I post and go back and proofread several times before I hit the "Post Comment" button. And yeah, I still TRIBBLE up since you are your own worst editor, but I'm also not getting paid to do a job.

    Honestly, if I'd known ahead of time there was no Ship Upgrade rewarded with this event, I wouldn't have wasted my time with it.


    In another one of these threads, someone offered to pay 10,000 Dilithium for a 'correct-blog-token'. Funny, but sad that I would too. With calendar gone as well, Kael is the only source of information -- and he has proven unreliable.

    N.B. And, indeed, promised Upgrade token text, to make ships -X, is still on the launcher too.


    EDIT: And look at the Launcher. Sompek listed for 8/13 until 8/16 (Sic!). Someone's gross incompetence is getting depressing.
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  • keepcalmchiveonkeepcalmchiveon Member Posts: 3,549 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    iamynaught wrote: »
    Late to the party but I just finished the Red Alert event and indeed did not get the Ship Upgrade token as the blog, launcher and other sources said.

    Seriously, if the CM can't do their job properly, they need to hire a new CM.

    I sit and worry about the stuff I post and go back and proofread several times before I hit the "Post Comment" button. And yeah, I still TRIBBLE up since you are your own worst editor, but I'm also not getting paid to do a job.

    Honestly, if I'd known ahead of time there was no Ship Upgrade rewarded with this event, I wouldn't have wasted my time with it.


    In another one of these threads, someone offered to pay 10,000 Dilithium for a 'correct-blog-token'. Funny, but sad that I would too. With calendar gone as well, Kael is the only source of information -- and he has proven unreliable.

    N.B. And, indeed, promised Upgrade token text, to make ships -X, is still on the launcher too.


    EDIT: And look at the Launcher. Sompek listed for 8/13 until 8/16 (Sic!). Someone's gross incompetence is getting depressing.

    holy hand grenades batman...i guess time travel is not just a STO thing anymore.

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    meh

  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 3,898 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    iamynaught wrote: »
    Late to the party but I just finished the Red Alert event and indeed did not get the Ship Upgrade token as the blog, launcher and other sources said.

    Seriously, if the CM can't do their job properly, they need to hire a new CM.

    I sit and worry about the stuff I post and go back and proofread several times before I hit the "Post Comment" button. And yeah, I still TRIBBLE up since you are your own worst editor, but I'm also not getting paid to do a job.

    Honestly, if I'd known ahead of time there was no Ship Upgrade rewarded with this event, I wouldn't have wasted my time with it.


    In another one of these threads, someone offered to pay 10,000 Dilithium for a 'correct-blog-token'. Funny, but sad that I would too. With calendar gone as well, Kael is the only source of information -- and he has proven unreliable.

    N.B. And, indeed, promised Upgrade token text, to make ships -X, is still on the launcher too.


    EDIT: And look at the Launcher. Sompek listed for 8/13 until 8/16 (Sic!). Someone's gross incompetence is getting depressing.

    holy hand grenades batman...i guess time travel is not just a STO thing anymore.

    https://ibb.co/8XSSMmg

    Talk with the guy standing outside the admiral's office on ESD, he should be able to hook you up with a ride on a timeship to do the event... :lol:

    Seriously though, they need to get a proofreader for sure.
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,462 Arc User
    That's 'Holy Guadalcanal, Batman!!' :)

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    l don't know.
    l really don't know what l'm about to say, except l have a feeling about it.
    That l must repeat the words that come without my knowledge.'
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  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,573 Arc User
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    iamynaught wrote: »
    Late to the party but I just finished the Red Alert event and indeed did not get the Ship Upgrade token as the blog, launcher and other sources said.

    Seriously, if the CM can't do their job properly, they need to hire a new CM.

    I sit and worry about the stuff I post and go back and proofread several times before I hit the "Post Comment" button. And yeah, I still TRIBBLE up since you are your own worst editor, but I'm also not getting paid to do a job.

    Honestly, if I'd known ahead of time there was no Ship Upgrade rewarded with this event, I wouldn't have wasted my time with it.


    In another one of these threads, someone offered to pay 10,000 Dilithium for a 'correct-blog-token'. Funny, but sad that I would too. With calendar gone as well, Kael is the only source of information -- and he has proven unreliable.

    N.B. And, indeed, promised Upgrade token text, to make ships -X, is still on the launcher too.


    EDIT: And look at the Launcher. Sompek listed for 8/13 until 8/16 (Sic!). Someone's gross incompetence is getting depressing.

    holy hand grenades batman...i guess time travel is not just a STO thing anymore.

    https://ibb.co/8XSSMmg

    Talk with the guy standing outside the admiral's office on ESD, he should be able to hook you up with a ride on a timeship to do the event... :lol:

    Seriously though, they need to get a proofreader for sure.

    This goes way beyond needing a proofreader...
  • iamynaughtiamynaught Member Posts: 1,278 Arc User
    Ha, I guess they started getting too many complaints about the Red Alert event not awarding the Ship Upgrade like the launcher said, so they changed it to the No Win Scenario "upcoming" event instead. An event, that according to their own launcher, ENDED SIX DAYS AGO or is nearly a year (or more) away, since it doesn't state what year it will happen!

    How in the world are we ever supposed to take this company seriously or believe anything they say when they allow pathetic mistakes like this?

    Just... I give up.
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  • sheldonlcoopersheldonlcooper Member Posts: 4,028 Arc User
    I thought I saw another announcement of the event something like September 24 to August 16. Maybe an 11 month event, or requiring going back in time from September.
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  • chastity1337chastity1337 Member Posts: 1,536 Arc User
    I finished it today, and I can verify that it does not award the X-upgrade.
  • nixie50nixie50 Member Posts: 896 Arc User
    makes me mad because I knew I did not have the time to do the event, only got to play Friday yesterday and today, and decided to buy out. I feel ripped off
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  • kellmg96#5851 kellmg96 Member Posts: 779 Arc User
    They need to give it to us.
    Dont wanna lose money, tell Thomas and Mike to proofread?!
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  • keepcalmchiveonkeepcalmchiveon Member Posts: 3,549 Arc User
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    They need to give it to us.
    Dont wanna lose money, tell Thomas and Mike to proofread?!

    If they were going to do things they should, they should have replaced Kael as the CM YEARS ago now and should never have let Trendy go. They ain't gonna do what they SHOULD be doing...and until somebody with actual legal standing of having lost something due to the false advertising...like say nixie50 brings an actual legal suit against them...it is obvious they aren't gonna do what they should be doing.

    im with ya, but lets be honest a bit... suits cost money. and im betting they have more then we do. not saying even a local suit wouldnt merit a looksee, but money talks.

    i also fear there is some cover within the EULA that protects them. not sure here as i am not a lawyer nor do i want to read all the tiny print.

    but overall, yes, i agree.
    meh

  • horridpersonhorridperson Member Posts: 656 Arc User
    A substantial reward for such a tiny event is an unrealistic expectation. It only became a point of contention due to miscommunication on the part of the powers that be. Without reading anything too carefully I was pretty chuffed to score an ultimate upgrade and felt I got what I wanted. What could have been a "win" goodwill promotion was bungled by the very people who are supposed to interact with the community and promote the same positivity the event was intended to facilitate. That outcome should be scrutinized internally.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,750 Arc User
    A substantial reward for such a tiny event is an unrealistic expectation. It only became a point of contention due to miscommunication on the part of the powers that be. Without reading anything too carefully I was pretty chuffed to score an ultimate upgrade and felt I got what I wanted. What could have been a "win" goodwill promotion was bungled by the very people who are supposed to interact with the community and promote the same positivity the event was intended to facilitate. That outcome should be scrutinized internally.

    I totally agree with you, but the miscommunication is their fault due to a repeated problem that they refuse to make any effort to correct. I do believe they should be liable for giving what they said they would give.

    I'm not even saying this for myself, I haven't logged in for a week and skipped the entire thing, I get nothing either way, but those that did it should get the experimental just because they were told they would.

    I agree it's a more substantial reward then you would normally see for something of such little effort, but it's what was promised and they should stand by what they said.
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