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    Season 8 Dev Blog #47

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    Pyriel32
    Director of Intelligence

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    Number of posts : 4645
    Location : Serenity Station
    Ship Name : U.S.S. ACHERON
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-97397-D
    Ship Class : Eclipse Class Intel Cruiser (Special Operations Refit)
    Fleet Division : Intel/Special Ops

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Pyriel Danto

    Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by Pyriel32 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:57 pm

    Dyson Science Destroyers



    Dyson Science Destroyer: Solanae Class

    The Dyson Joint Command’s engineering and scientific efforts within the Solanae Dyson Sphere have yielded incredible results. The Romulan Republic, Klingon Defense Force, and Federation have all been able to adapt the astonishing technologies found within this artificial celestial structure to their own ends. The end results are truly unique starships that are inspired by designs found within the Solanae Dyson Sphere, but adapted to suit the needs of each faction without the required use of Omega Particles. Each of these starships is first and foremost a Science vessel, but is capable of entering Tactical Mode to significantly alter how the starship performs.

    The Dyson Science Destroyers can be earned by completing the “Collect 2014 Anniversary Event Rewards” Event Reputation project while the 4th Anniversary Event is running. While this limited-time project requires a total of 1000 of these tokens to complete, you will receive a package of 400 as a one-time bonus the first time you complete the new Feature Episode, “A Step Between Stars.”

    Federation Variant – Solanae Class

    Faction: Federation
    Required Rank: Rear Admiral
    Availability: 2014 Anniversary Event Reputation Project
    Hull Strength: 28,500
    Shield Modifier: 1.3
    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 Lieutenant Science, 1 Commander Science
    Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
    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
    Solanae Secondary Deflector
    Solanae Overcharged Warp Core
    Tactical Mode (See explanation below)


    Klingon Defense Force Variant – Nov Class



    Faction: Klingon Defense Force
    Required Rank: Brigadier General
    Availability: 2014 Anniversary Event Reputation Project
    Hull Strength: 30,000
    Shield Modifier: 1.25
    Crew: 1000
    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 Lieutenant Science, 1 Commander Science
    Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
    Base Turn Rate: 12 degrees per second
    Impulse Modifier: 0.16
    Inertia: 50
    +15 Auxiliary Subsystems
    Can Equip Dual Cannons
    Cloaking Device
    Subsystem Targeting
    Sensor Analysis
    Secondary Deflector Slot
    Solanae Secondary Deflector
    Solanae Overcharged Warp Core
    Tactical Mode (See explanation below)


    Romulan Republic Variant – Aves Class



    Faction: Romulan Republic
    Required Rank: Subadmiral I
    Availability: 2014 Anniversary Event Reputation Project
    Hull Strength: 28,500
    Shield Modifier: 1.25
    Crew: 600
    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 Lieutenant Science, 1 Commander Science
    Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
    Base Turn Rate: 12 degrees per second
    Impulse Modifier: 0.16
    Inertia: 50
    +15 Auxiliary Subsystems
    Can Equip Dual Cannons
    Romulan Battle Cloaking Device
    Subsystem Targeting
    Sensor Analysis
    Secondary Deflector Slot
    Solanae Secondary Deflector
    Solanae Overcharged Singularity Core Mk XII
    Tactical Mode (See explanation below)
    Singularity Abilities:
    40 Base Power for all Subsystems
    Plasma Shockwave
    Quantum Absorption
    Warp Shadows
    Singularity Jump
    Singularity Overcharge


    Unique Features

    Dyson Science Destroyers possess unique features not found on any other starship. Each of these are outlined below:

    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 Secondary Deflector (Rare)

    The Dyson Science Destroyer is the first starship to feature a secondary deflector, although it is rumored that all members of the Dyson Joint Command are hard at work at retrofitting all science ships to have the ability to equip this powerful piece of hardware. When this retrofit process is complete, this secondary deflector may be equipped on any starship with a secondary deflector slot.

    The Solanae Secondary Deflector is leveless and levels up with the user. It is a heavily modified Deteriorating Secondary Deflector and it causes some Science bridge officer powers to drain a small amount of shield strength from their target and use it to replenish the Dyson Science Destroyer’s shields. This effect is always applied to the following powers:

    Tachyon Beam
    Charged Particle Burst
    Energy Siphon
    Tyken’s Rift
    Viral Matrix


    Solanae Overcharged Warp Core Mk XII (Very Rare)

    This warp core provides the standard benefits of an Overcharged type Warp Core. In addition, it also allows the starship to create a Subspace Fold every several seconds. This causes the starship to instantaneously warp approximately 2 Light Years forward while in Sector Space.

    This Warp Core is also part of the Solanae Hybrid Technologies item set. The Deflector, Shields and Engines from this set are rewards from completing the “A Step Between Stars” Feature Episode. The stats for this impressive space set are listed in the 4th Anniversary Event rewards blog.



    Solanae Hybrid Technologies Item Set

    This set's Deflector, Impulse Engine, and Shields can be earned by completing the Anniversary Feature Episode "A Step Between Stars," while the Warp Core comes pre-equipped on every Dyson Science Destroyer. Federation and Klingon versions of this vessel come with a Matter-Antimatter Warp Core, while the Romulan variant is fitted with a Singularity Core of similar design. Both separate core types function in this set. Below are this set’s bonuses:

    2 Piece Bonus – Cyclical Shield Conduits
    Passive
    +Shield Power Setting
    +Shield Power (Bonus increased at low power)
    3 Piece Bonus – Structural Integrity Leech
    Passive
    Grants all of your Energy Weapon attacks a 1% chance to repair your hull for 100% of the damage they deal.
    May only trigger once every 5 seconds
    4 Piece Bonus – Advanced Metaphasic Shields
    Toggle (15 second duration)
    Outgoing damage is reduced by 20%
    Flight Speed and Turn Rate is reduced
    Large Bonus Damage Resistance Rating
    +50 Shield Power
    Converts 50% of incoming energy damage into shield healing
    Immunity to Teleport
    NOTE: The C-store ships we mentioned in yesterday’s Anniversary Rewards blog come with neither the warp core nor the secondary deflector that are mentioned above. If you are interested in the warp core or the secondary deflector, especially to use them in the two different 4-piece set bonuses available (first with the Anniversary event and the second from the C-store bundles next month), make sure to complete the 4-year anniversary reputation project for each character.



    New Bridge



    The Dyson Science Destroyer starships also feature a new unique 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: The stats and features of the above ships are all subject to change.



    The Dyson Science Destroyer Ships are on the cutting edge of Allied Faction technology, and will become a powerful addition to your starship collection. We hope you enjoy our upcoming Feature Episode “A Step Between Stars” and these new and amazing ships. Have fun Captains, and see you in-game!

    Phil "Gorngonzolla" Zeleski
    Systems Designer
    Star Trek Online

    Mountainman1701
    Heart Of Gold

    Fleet Rank : Commander
    Number of posts : 36
    Ship Name : U.S.S Themis
    Ship Class : Tactical Escort Retrofit
    Fleet Division : Command

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by Mountainman1701 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:28 pm

    I have got to get me one of these! I love the idea of being able to switch between science and tactical modes.

    sirvanyev
    Object in Space

    Fleet Rank : Captain
    Number of posts : 121
    Location : Left coast, USA
    Ship Name : U.S.S. Illustrious
    Ship Registry Number : NCC 97107-A
    Ship Class : Fleet Excelsior Class
    (updated hull of the previously lost U.S.S. Thunderer (NCC-2032), recovered in the badlands by the Serenity rescue fleet)
    Fleet Division : Command

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Vanyev

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by sirvanyev on Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:16 pm

    Has anyone run "A step between stars" a second time? I'm wondering how many repeated runs one has to do to get one of these.



    __________________________________________________________
    Captain Vanyev
    U.S.S. Illustrious, Fleet Excelsior Class Advanced Heavy Cruiser

    U.S.S. Gyrefalcon, Fleet Dervish Class Patrol Escort
    U.S.S. Delta Endeavor, (Formerly I.S.S. Inquisitor) Fleet-refitted Luna/Comet Class Mirror-Universe Science Vessel
    "Virtus est Victoria"

    Pyriel32
    Director of Intelligence

    Fleet Rank : Fleet Admiral
    Special Operations Rank : SPO Fleet Admiral
    Intel Department Rank : INT Fleet Admiral
    Number of posts : 4645
    Location : Serenity Station
    Ship Name : U.S.S. ACHERON
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-97397-D
    Ship Class : Eclipse Class Intel Cruiser (Special Operations Refit)
    Fleet Division : Intel/Special Ops

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Pyriel Danto

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by Pyriel32 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:05 pm

    15 days worth

    You will need 1,000 Qmendations for the Dyson Science Destroyer; collect 400 on your first playthrough of "A Step Between Stars."

    Talaina Kazzur
    Done the Impossible

    Fleet Rank : Vice Admiral
    Number of posts : 706
    Location : Bonnie ol' England
    Ship Name : U.S.S. Viper
    Ship Registry Number : NX-204971-X
    Ship Class : Defiant
    Fleet Division : Command

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by Talaina Kazzur on Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:36 pm

    sirvanyev wrote:Has anyone run "A step between stars" a second time?  I'm wondering how many repeated runs one has to do to get one of these.


    Only the first playthrough per character of the mission gets you the 400Qmendations. All the rest have to be gotten from the Q minigames.

    I havent run the mission yet, but hopefully will do in a few hours.

    sirvanyev
    Object in Space

    Fleet Rank : Captain
    Number of posts : 121
    Location : Left coast, USA
    Ship Name : U.S.S. Illustrious
    Ship Registry Number : NCC 97107-A
    Ship Class : Fleet Excelsior Class
    (updated hull of the previously lost U.S.S. Thunderer (NCC-2032), recovered in the badlands by the Serenity rescue fleet)
    Fleet Division : Command

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Vanyev

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by sirvanyev on Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:55 pm

    speaking of, I see some of the Dyson ships in the field already.... how is that even possible?


    __________________________________________________________
    Captain Vanyev
    U.S.S. Illustrious, Fleet Excelsior Class Advanced Heavy Cruiser

    U.S.S. Gyrefalcon, Fleet Dervish Class Patrol Escort
    U.S.S. Delta Endeavor, (Formerly I.S.S. Inquisitor) Fleet-refitted Luna/Comet Class Mirror-Universe Science Vessel
    "Virtus est Victoria"

    Talaina Kazzur
    Done the Impossible

    Fleet Rank : Vice Admiral
    Number of posts : 706
    Location : Bonnie ol' England
    Ship Name : U.S.S. Viper
    Ship Registry Number : NX-204971-X
    Ship Class : Defiant
    Fleet Division : Command

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by Talaina Kazzur on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:34 pm

    they have lots, and lots of Lobi.


    __________________________________________________________
    Previously known as Stunshock

    Pyriel32
    Director of Intelligence

    Fleet Rank : Fleet Admiral
    Special Operations Rank : SPO Fleet Admiral
    Intel Department Rank : INT Fleet Admiral
    Number of posts : 4645
    Location : Serenity Station
    Ship Name : U.S.S. ACHERON
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-97397-D
    Ship Class : Eclipse Class Intel Cruiser (Special Operations Refit)
    Fleet Division : Intel/Special Ops

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Pyriel Danto

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by Pyriel32 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:32 pm

    That's how I got mine I had a ton of lobi sitting in my bank. Why the he'll not.

    HareBrained
    Flag Captain Alpha Squad
    Flag Captain Alpha Squad

    Fleet Rank : Flag Captain
    Science Department Rank : SCI Captain
    Number of posts : 760
    Location : Lancashire, UK
    Ship Name : Magpie
    Ship Class : Aurora Class Science Vessel (Fleet Refit)
    Fleet Division : Science/Medical

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Ellen Hare

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by HareBrained on Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:28 pm

    They look like they belong to another game altogether, but I like them. Touch of Hitchhiker's Guide, somehow!


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    sirvanyev
    Object in Space

    Fleet Rank : Captain
    Number of posts : 121
    Location : Left coast, USA
    Ship Name : U.S.S. Illustrious
    Ship Registry Number : NCC 97107-A
    Ship Class : Fleet Excelsior Class
    (updated hull of the previously lost U.S.S. Thunderer (NCC-2032), recovered in the badlands by the Serenity rescue fleet)
    Fleet Division : Command

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Vanyev

    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by sirvanyev on Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:04 pm

    don't like the fed, although the "gap" in the saucer holding the secondary deflector and closing on transform and revealing the cannons is cool. The other two look MUCH cooler, but seems like there's no reason the cannons couldn't just stay put. Just my opinion of course, and I'm gunning for all of them anyway, esp my rom.


    __________________________________________________________
    Captain Vanyev
    U.S.S. Illustrious, Fleet Excelsior Class Advanced Heavy Cruiser

    U.S.S. Gyrefalcon, Fleet Dervish Class Patrol Escort
    U.S.S. Delta Endeavor, (Formerly I.S.S. Inquisitor) Fleet-refitted Luna/Comet Class Mirror-Universe Science Vessel
    "Virtus est Victoria"

    grifter_v2
    Serenity Passenger

    Fleet Rank : Commander
    Number of posts : 22
    Location : Spokane Wa
    Ship Name : USS Laura Lorraine- defiant class (run and gun)
    USS Serenity Valley- Galaxy class dreadnaught

    Ship Class : Defiant class, galaxy dreadnaught, timeship (forgot the class name, I have a few others
    Fleet Division : Command

    Main RP Character Profile
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    Re: Season 8 Dev Blog #47

    Post by grifter_v2 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:41 pm

    i finally got the Fed ship, not sure I like it as much as my trusty dreadnaught though! I keep hitting transform by mistake, still hoping to get a fleet cruiser when I make rank, what can I say, I like flying tanks! Smile

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