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  • You stated that everyone experienced it; that is not true. You also said that you "heard it was fixed" but "I musta heard wrong because it's still happening". I had it happen a couple of times (only a couple), and in every case, after closing the game and re-launching, was not affected a second time. And it has not…
  • FYI: - Mixed Armaments Synergy is +30%/+40%/+50% cat2 while active. Need to fire one weapon of a different weapon style (beam, cannon, torpedo, mine) to trigger the benefit. - Narrow Sensor Bands varies between +10% and +50% cat2 (scaling with both rank AND distance) while active. Drops to 0% for enemies over 6km away.…
  • On the damage topic: It's slightly more complex than this (I'm ignoring power levels and skill points), but basically... there are three different kinds of damage modifiers in STO. The first (which I referred to earlier as "cat1" or category 1) is the common type found on most consoles, set bonuses, etc. These are usually…
  • Same. For me it came down to a choice of the *two* eligible T5s that I did not already have. (The Gurumba Siege Destroyer and the Marauder Flight Deck Carrier... I took the Gurumba.)
  • Has not yet been officially announced. The announcement blog for the PC event did explicitly say it is being scheduled separately, but no other details.
  • Firmly and resolutely agreed. The ONLY case in which I would ever slot a KCB is if I wanted a third omni-type weapon AND for some reason did not have access to an applicable turret. (Or second on a plasma build as I don't think there is a set-piece plasma omni?) I used to use one on the aft of a 3/3 Wells science ship (AP…
  • My suggestion would be either the Bajor or Nukara (not sure which would be better for this build mathematically, but my instinct is Bajor) 2pc. For the warp core however, I would select not the colony core but instead this one: Elite Fleet Plasma-Integrated Warp Core [AMP] [Eff] [SSR] [W->E] [WCap] from Fleet Spire (2nd…
  • There were online claim codes for those as well (or perhaps just free-to-claim while the convention was in progress, I forget). I have the ones you're mentioning as well as a couple more from other years, and I've never been to any of the conventions either. (There's an EMH one, a Worf one, and a Kira-Bashir-Garak bundle,…
  • The four original Jem'Hadar Vanguard ships (from the Gamma bundle) are exceptions to the rule, as they already had their own method of being unlocked before "Cross-Faction Flying" was invoked last year. You need to fly these ships to Tier 6 mastery with your Jem'Hadar in order to unlock them. I would also strongly suggest…
  • Well, yes, there's several cases (even in the past) of placenames, etc. that are multiple words (the names of cities and states for example - USS South Dakota is another example). WWII seems to have been a transitional period for the USN practice as regards people's names though; there is the examples you gave but also the…
  • I've used the Seven of Nine set during the Winter Event, to make a speedskater outfit. ;)
  • That's okay; you probably had no idea that I adopted the name from the Western Metals Supply Company building, a local landmark in my city ;) It is a bit out of left field. (literally - they built the baseball stadium around it, and the corner of the building serves as the fair/foul pole in left field....) And no, the fed…
  • I already have both of these. So no, not excited.
  • When naming after people, in modern usage, the US Navy generally uses the full name (even including middle initials), if that helps.... For example, one of the Nimitz-class carriers is named USS John C. Stennis This has however not always been the case - during World War II they generally only used surnames.
  • The Defiant Retrofit comes with the fed cloak console, and the Sovereign Assault Cruiser comes with the wide-angle quantum torpedo. Both were however duplicated in the 10th Anniv Legendary bundle, so if you have that.....
  • The holo-officers are bridge officers. the 100 reserve and 10 active slots you are referring to are for duty officers - two different things. There is a storage area for bridge officer candidates (accessed via a button on your "stations" screen) which will hold 15 candidates. The "no room" message you got... dumps the…
  • As others have said - this isn't necessary, because if you leave the mission unfinished and beam out, you can come back to the beginning of the current map.
  • west not waste.... :) Without knowing everything you have it's hard to say. My first instinct would be actually the Defiant Retrofit (because it comes with the Fed cloak console, which can also be ported over to the Avenger and Galaxy-X but those don't come with it); however the DefRetro can also be claimed with your L61…
  • As it currently stands, yes. Old event ships USED to get added to the Phoenix box, but they stopped doing that before the Khitomer and Temer came out.
  • Generally if you leave a story mission (whether by logging out or even just beaming up), it will allow you to come back and continue at the beginning of the map you were on. So for example, if you were to leave "Home" from aboard the Hurq ship, you come back at the point where you beamed aboard the Hurq ship. Or if you…
  • Also the fact that there will be enough days to earn the ship prior to the earlier "deadline" anyway, since the event lasts 150% of the time it takes for the project.
  • The uniform might be made available again either as a giveaway or in some sort of store, but no word on that yet. As for the battlecruiser - they used to add old event ships to the Phoenix pack, but stopped doing that shortly before the Khitomer came out, so no idea.
  • No, but during certain special events you can buy T6 ship coupons that are giftable. Certain other items from the Zen store, similarly (keys, fleet ship modules, elite captain tokens).
  • from original post: "blog also announces Omega particle and upgrade changes from last year as "new". (obligatory error)"
  • I was insulted by your assumption the original post NEEDED to be clarified. I was simply stating an opinion - in fact agreeing with your original post - that this whole concept is a bad idea and trying to dissuade you from pursuing it. But unfortunately you saw "oh he did not explicitly address each and every thing I said…
  • I DID read what you said., I am sick and tired of people assuming I didn't understand a post because I did not agree with it. Issuing a TLDR on the assumption that "you did not agree therefore you did not read" is frankly idiotic and insulting.
  • They have always announced the ship separately, and in a written blog, usually later the same week. (Though that is not always the first method, true)
  • I don't think I would do a mixed beam/cannon build unless: - the ship has MW spec seating (Mixed Armament Synergy trigger) - there's a set bonus that you can't otherwise get reasonably (such as using the Trilithium turret alongside the Gamma phaser omni) - the ship has an absolute ton of Tac BOFF seating so slotting fire…
  • Actually, I would suggest the Arbiter Battlecruiser, if you can buy the Zen version (for its starship trait, which is one of the best there is; fleet ships don't come with the trait). Also has 5/3 weapons slotting and 4 tac consoles. On either the Buran or the Arbiter you have essentially the same choice to make,…