…but it’s not. It’s just dumb.
A new ability, Advanced Comm Array, is coming soon to Cruisers. Below is a summary of the available commands as stated HERE.
Command – Strategic Maneuvering:
- While this Command is active, the cruiser and nearby allies have their flight speed and turn rate increased. This Command is intended to give slower starships such as carriers, dreadnaughts and cruisers a needed boost to their turn rate and flight speed as long as they stay near the cruiser with this Command active.
Command – Shield Frequency Modulation:
- This Command boosts the shield regeneration rate and shield hardness of the cruiser and nearby allies. Shield Frequency Modulation is a defensive Command intended to increase the survivability of allied ships.
Command – Weapon System Efficiency:
- The Weapon System Efficiency Command reduces power drain from weapons by 25% for the cruiser and nearby allies. This Command will reduce the significant drain from directed energy weapon fire. Ultimately, this will lead to higher sustained damage and quicker recovery from firing energy draining powers like Beam: Overload.
Command – Attract Fire:
- This Command will increase the cruiser’s threat generation and decrease the threat generation of the cruiser captain’s nearby allies. Additionally, the cruiser gains a moderate damage resistance rating boost plus an additional amount of damage resistance rating for each nearby ally (up to 5 allies). This Command’s threat reduction will not be applied to other cruisers with Command – Attract Fire active.
From PWE_Branflakes :
“Sneak peek of the new project’s rewards: 50,000 Dilithium Ore, 500 Fleet Marks, 250 Marks of your choice (Fleet, Omega, Romulan or Nukara), and a special Very Rare Duty Officer.”
From the release notes:
Lobi is now bind on account!
Lobi can now be traded between all characters on an existing account through the account bank.
Lobi cannot be traded to other players or placed on the exchange.
This change will work on all existing Lobi you’re already collected as well as all future earned Lobi.
The Lobi tutorial that would reward a single Lobi is now once per account
STO’s reputation system offers some interesting gear, but in the end you’re just grinding for, well, STUFF. When the Omega and New Romulus systems were introduced, I immediately gravitated to the New Romulus reputation. Lately I’ve asked myself why I did so. I’ve come to the conclusion that the Romulan system has 1) more variety in the missions than the Omega system, and 2) gives you something other than just gear for completing its tiers. It gives you a new character race, the Remans. The Reman unlock gave me something unique to work toward. I now find myself trying to get through the Nukara reputation system, and while I find the mission variety acceptable, I’m just grinding for stuff again. I don’t know if I’m destined to complete Nukara or not. If each repulsion system offered something truly unique, like a new playable race, or a really cool BOFF I’d be much more willing to grind through the tiers.
Excerpt from PWE site:
“During the special Lohlunat festival event, captains of all kinds can visit Risa – to celebrate their culture’s welcoming diversity, the Risians have even negotiated special access for members of the Klingon Defense Force. The Risians will open their event on a new resort island starting at around 10AM PDT on Thursday, June 27, and the festivities will last until server maintenance on Thursday, August 15. To enjoy this event, head to Risa in the Sirius Sector Block, or transwarp there by selecting the event in your Mission Journal’s calendar. KDF captains can head to the borders of the Sirius Sector Block from any adjoining sector and receive special permission to warp directly to the Risa system. Once you arrive, beam down to the planet and join the party!”