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Advanced Dyson Ships Live!

By CaptainSmirk @ February 20, 2014 at 11:59am

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The Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers are now available in the C-Store! To celebrate their release, we hope you enjoy this new spotlight video that features them:

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All nine Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers are available in the C-Store for individual sale (2,500 ZEN) or as a 3-pack factional bundle (5,000 ZEN; over 33% savings!). As each faction has their own 3-pack bundle of Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers, for even more savings, you can choose to purchase all 9 ships in a 9-pack bundle (10,000 ZEN; over 55% savings!). Purchasing any one of the 9 ships individually, or any one of the 3-pack bundles, will make the account ineligible to purchase the 9-pack bundle. Also, purchasing one of the factional ships individually will make the account ineligible to purchase that faction’s 3-pack bundle. Once the 9-pack bundle is purchased, the individual faction appropriate ships become available to claim on each character on your account via the C-Store.

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Season 8 Dev Blog #53

By CaptainSmirk @ February 20, 2014 at 10:00am

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Spire Featured Project #8

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The discovery of the Solanae Dyson Sphere has provided a unique opportunity to fleets of all factions. The Romulan Republic is leading the Joint Command in charge of operations inside the Sphere, and they know that the Dyson Sphere is too immense for them to divert adequate resources for a full survey of it. As a result, Joint Command has started to assign liberated Spires to fleets in an effort to further exploratory efforts inside the Sphere.

Similar to Fleet Starbases, Embassies and Dilithium Mines, special projects will become available from time to time for a fleet’s Spire. Completion of these special projects will unlock new features to expand the functionality and appearance of your Spire. Be quick, though – when a special project becomes available, it will only be available for a limited time; you must start the project before the end of the feature. Once you’ve started the project, you can keep working on it until it’s finished, even if the special event ends. As with Starbases, Embassies and Dilithium Mines, you can only work on one special project at a time, so act fast!

Our next and final special featured project for the Fleet Spire is “Star Gazing.” Dyson Joint Command has authorized fleets, which have completed this project, access to a unique holo-emitting observation system console. The holo-projection is utilized to assist with exploration and mapping of the massive interior of the Solanae Dyson Sphere.

Completing this project will grant access to the Spire interior’s Orrery. This special feature can be activated by interacting with a console in the central area of the Spire’s interior. This special project is available now until around when server maintenance starts on March 6, 2014 (or 7AM PST — whichever is earlier).

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We hope you are enjoying Season 8: The Sphere and we’ll see you in-game!

Charles Gray
Lead Content Designer
Star Trek Online

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Season 8 Dev Blog #52

By CaptainSmirk @ February 19, 2014 at 3:00pm

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Starfleet Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers

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Omega Class

The Dyson Joint Command's engineering and scientific efforts within the Solanae Dyson Sphere have yielded incredible results. The Starfleet Corps of Engineers has been able to adapt the astonishing discoveries found at this artificial celestial structure to create starships that are inspired by the designs found at the sphere, but do not require the use of Omega particles. The Dyson Science Destroyers are first and foremost science vessels, but each is capable of entering Tactical Mode to significantly alter how the starship performs.

The Starfleet Dyson Science Destroyer variants aren’t as sturdy as the Klingon Defense Force’s models, or stealthy as the Romulan Republic’s, but they have a slightly higher shield modifier to compensate.

Below are the base stats shared by all three variants of the Starfleet Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers:

Base Stats (for all Starfleet Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers)

  • Faction: Federation
  • Required Rank: Vice Admiral
  • Availability: C-Store
  • Hull Strength: 31,350
  • Shield Modifier: 1.457
  • Crew: 400
  • Weapons: 3 Fore, 3 Aft (+Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons in Tactical Mode)
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Commander Science, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Base Turn Rate: 12 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.16
  • Inertia: 50
  • +15 Auxiliary Subsystems
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Subsystem Targeting
  • Sensor Analysis
  • Secondary Deflector Slot
  • Tactical Mode (See explanation below)

 

Dyson Reconnaissance Science Destroyer – Montgomery Class

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The Montgomery Class is an upgraded variant of the Dyson Science Destroyer. It features an additional Tactical console mod slot, improved hull and shield rating and comes equipped with the Proton Destabilizer Module Universal Console. This console allows you to draw power from your warp core to emit a devastating proton beam from your deflector focused on a nearby enemy. Periodically arcing waves of proton energy will lash out at foes nearby your targeted enemy dealing damage to all enemies affected.

Specific Class Stats (in addition to the base stats listed above)

  • Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Console – Universal – Proton Destabilizer Module

Note: Unlocking the Dyson Reconnaissance Science Destroyer unlocks this ship for every Starfleet Vice Admiral character on an account.

 

Dyson Strategic Science Destroyer – Omega Class

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The Omega Class is an upgraded variant of the Dyson Science Destroyer. It features an additional Engineering console mod slot, improved hull and shield rating and comes equipped with the Protonic Shielding Matrix Universal Console. This console allows your Dyson class starship to store and then divert tremendous amounts of proton particles to periodically reinforce your shields for a while. This will cause your starship to negate large amounts of damage every few seconds for a short time.

Specific Class Stats (in addition to the base stats listed above)

  • Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Console – Universal – Protonic Shield Matrix

Note: Unlocking the Dyson Strategic Science Destroyer unlocks this ship for every Starfleet Vice Admiral character on an account.

 

Dyson Surveillance Science Destroyer – Helios Class

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The Helios class is an upgraded variant of the Dyson Science Destroyer. It features an additional Science console mod slot, improved hull and shield rating and comes equipped with the Shield Inversion Projector Universal Console. This console allows your Dyson class starship to emit a devastating tachyon beam blast from your deflector, you can cause your foe's shields to briefly collapse in a wave of energy. The affected enemy will have their shields weakened and suffer heavy shield and hull damage. Allies within the wave will receive a large amount of shield healing.

Specific Class Stats (in addition to the base stats listed above)

  • Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 5 Science
  • Console – Universal – Shield Inversion Projector

Note: Unlocking the Dyson Command Science Destroyer unlocks this ship for every Starfleet Vice Admiral character on an account.

NOTE: The Console Mods listed on the ships above can be equipped in any console slot. They may only be equipped on Dyson Science Destroyer ship variants. You may only equip one of these mods per starship. Equipping all four pieces of the Solanae Advanced Technologies set will improve these consoles’ abilities.

 

Unique Features

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Montgomery Class

Tactical Mode

By default the Dyson Science Destroyer is a Science Vessel. However, activating the Tactical Mode ability the starship will transform. Many science systems will be disabled or altered while some tactical systems will become active. When activating Tactical Mode the following occurs:

  • Enables Dual Heavy Proton Cannon
  • +15 Weapon Power
  • +Turn Rate
  • +Impulse Speed
  • +Inertia
  • Lt. Commander Tactical Bridge Officer seat is upgrade to Commander Tactical
  • Commander Science Bridge Officer seat is downgraded to Lt. Commander Science
  • Secondary Deflector is disabled
  • Sensor Analysis is disabled
  • Subsystem Targeting is disabled
  • -15 Aux Power

Tactical Mode may be deactivated at any time to return to the default Science Mode, but doing so incurs a 60 second cooldown on the transformation back to Tactical Mode.

Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons [Acc] [CrtH]x2 (Very Rare)

These devastating weapons are only available when the Dyson Science Destroyer is in Tactical Mode and are built into the ship. They cannot be removed. When in tactical mode, the starship effectively has 4 Fore and 3 Aft weapon slots with one of the Fore slots automatically taken by the Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons. These experimental weapons are already balanced to do comparable damage to more conventional energy types, and can be further enhanced by Consoles which enhance Cannons and/or Proton Damage.

 

Solanae Advanced Technologies Set

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Caprimul Class

The above consoles and the Solanae Secondary Deflector (found on the Anniversary reward Dyson ships) make up the 4 piece Solanae Advanced Technologies Set. Collecting and equipping all four pieces from this set will empower the powers provided by the consoles listed above. Below are the three set bonuses provided by the Solanae Advanced Technologies Set:

Solanae Energy Lattice (2 piece bonus)

  • Self: +Proton Damage
  • Self: +Starship Shield System (Shield Max HP)

Proton Energy Matrix (3 piece bonus)

  • Reduces the cooldown on Dyson Science Destroyer console powers by 1 minute. This affects:
    • Destabilized Proton Beam
    • Protonic Shielding
    • Shield Inversion

Solanae Synergy (4 piece bonus)

  •  Upgrades all three Dyson Science Destroyer console powers:
    • Destabilized Proton Beam: Will deal its damage over time much more quickly.
    • Protonic Shielding: Activating this ability also heals shields of allies within 5km
    • Shield Inversion: Allies affected also receive a shield hardness buff and shield heal over time

 

Dyson Science Destroyer Bridge

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These starships feature the Dyson Science Destroyer bridge. While visiting your bridge, you will also be able to access your Account Shared Bank, move into a Small Craft, and contact different ship departments for Duty Officer Assignments.

NOTE: You must have enough Ship Slots to commission the new ships. If you do not have enough space, you can purchase additional slots from the C-Store.

NOTE: The above stats for all ships are subject to change.

We hope you enjoy flying these powerful new Starfleet Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers as much as we enjoyed making them. All three will be available in the C-Store for individual sale (2,500 ZEN) or as a 3-pack bundle (5,000 ZEN; over 33% savings!) this Thursday, February 20th around 10AM PST. As the Klingon and Romulan factions also each have a 3-pack bundle of Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers, for even more savings, you can choose to purchase all 9 ships in a 9-pack bundle (10,000 ZEN; over 55% savings!). NOTE: Purchasing any one of the 9 ships individually, or any one of the 3-pack bundles, will make the account ineligible to purchase the 9-pack bundle. Also, purchasing one of the factional ships individually will make the account ineligible to purchase that faction’s 3-pack bundle.

Have fun captains, see you in-game!

Phil “Gorngonzolla” Zeleski
Systems Designer
Star Trek Online

 

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Bonus Marks Weekend

By CaptainSmirk @ February 19, 2014 at 12:00pm

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We are currently running a special weekend event where you can earn bonus Marks by playing content throughout the game! This event runs until Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10AM PST.

During the event, content that provides Marks (Fleet or Reputation) will reward a 50% (1.5x) bonus above normal amounts – this bonus is available for all content that rewards Marks.

We hope you enjoy this special event and we’ll see you in-game!

 

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