Deck Eight ep11

Latest Starbase interior (Tom)
The next special feature for your fleet starbase is, “High Security”. As Federation and Klingon fleet starbases have been expanding in size and capability, new security measures have become necessary. To ensure the safety of residents and visitors on these bases from enemies who threaten either up-front hostile takeovers or more subversive tactics like sabotage, additional ground security teams have been requested.
Upon completion of this special project, your starbase’s interior will see increased population. Klingons will staff up with elite warriors, while members of Starfleet will enlist starbase guards. This special project will be available around 10AM PDT on September 20, 2012, until around 10AM PDT on October 4, 2012.
Lock box promotion (Colin)
As a special Lock Box promotion, from now until Thursday September 27th around 10AM PDT, Cardassian Lock Boxes and Ferengi Lock Boxes will be in missions and other content in-game. In an effort to continually improve the value and fun factor of obtaining and opening a Lock Box, Cryptic have embraced this promotion as an opportunity to revamp the contents of the previously-retired boxes, using the valuable lessons learned over the past several months.
The boxes themselves have been changed to Common (White) quality by popular request, so they will no longer be subject to Need/Greed rolls as long as your team’s loot threshold is set to Uncommon or higher. They also all stack in groups of 20 now.
Both of the returning Lock Boxes will feature updated Lobi Crystal drop tables, identical to the one the Tholian Lock Box used. that means a minimum prize of four (4) Lobi Crystals per box
In addition to this, the contents of both of these Lock Boxes no longer contain items that were generally seen as low in value.
The following items have been removed from the Cardassian Lock Box and Ferengi Lock Box drop tables:
Ground Combat Pet: Horta (Fed) / Mugato (KDF)
Crossfire Tribble
Space Combat Pets: Peregrine / ToDuj Fighter Squadrons
Ground Combat Pet: Combat Holo Drone
The following items were also moved out of the Lock Box reward tables, and will instead now be available for purchase in the Lobi Crystal store:
Outfit Box: DS9 Uniform Top – 100 Lobi Crystals
Special Device Pack: Gambling Device – 50 Lobi Crystals
Space Vanity Pet: Runabout / Toron Shuttle – 30 Lobi Crystals
Ground Vanity Pet: Sehlat Cat Cub – 30 Lobi Crystals
The Horta companion that was previously available as part of the Cardassian Lock Box has been expanded into a variety pack that will contain one of four random Horta Hatchlings. This variety pack will be available in the Lobi Store for the price of 30 Lobi Crystals.
(Tom)
Now just to put a bow on the whole package, cryptic have gone through the Shield Pack and Deflector/Armor Pack that was contained in the previous boxes. Both equipment packs have been updated to only offer Very Rare (Purple) quality items (unless the character is level 8 or lower, then it will be Rare/Blue). And, as established with the introduction of the Phased Tetryon weapon packs, Level 50 characters opening these equipment packs will now have a chance of receiving Mk XII Purple gear!
last, but certainly not least, the Duty Officer Mini-Packs, seen as part of the Tholian Lock Box reward tables, have also been added to both the Ferengi Lock Box and Cardassian Lock Box as common prizes.
All of the above changes are completely retroactive. If you’ve been storing Lock Boxes from past events and aging them like a fine wine, it’s time to pop those corks! Even the mythical (and no longer dropping) Gold Boxes have been updated to reflect the above improvements, while maintaining their more advantageous odds.
(Colin)
As an additional feature of the week-long Lock Box Promo, the Lobi Crystal Store is being completely refilled with all of your old favorite items from the Ferengi Lock Box, while still maintaining the prizes that were added alongside the Tholian Lock Box. Thus keeping all of these items in the Lobi store for the foreseeable future, and Cryptic plan to add even more items for you to choose from.
The remaining prizes not mentioned above – such as the Cardassian Galor Class Cruiser, the D’Kora Marauder, various cross-faction consoles, unique Duty Officers and much more – have remained unchanged from their previous appearances, and are still available to anyone opening the appropriate Lock Box during this event. The descriptions on each Lock Box have been updated to reflect any changes to their potential contents, so if you’re confused about what might now be inside, just right-click on a box in your inventory and choose “Info” for a complete list.
(Tom)
So here is a round up of what’s on offer
CARDASSIAN LOCK BOX (one of the following + a minimum of four (4) Lobi Crystals)
Cardassian Galor Class Cruiser
Cross-Faction Console: Graviton Pulse (Fed) / Impulse Burst (KDF)
Large Commendation XP Bonus Pool (10,000 CXP)
Small Commendation XP Bonus Pool (2,000 CXP)
Skill Point Bonus Pool (1,000 XP)
Random Shield Pack (with the improved drops listed above!)
Standard Duty Officer Mini-Pack
Gamma Quadrant Duty Officer Mini-Pack
FERENGI LOCK BOX (one of the following + a minimum of four (4) Lobi Crystals)
Ferengi D’Kora Marauder
Cross-Faction Console: Vent Theta Radiation (Fed) / Photonic Displacement (KDF)
Unique Ferengi Duty Officer Pack
Large Commendation XP Bonus Pool (10,000 CXP)
Small Commendation XP Bonus Pool (2,000 CXP)
Skill Point Bonus Pool (1,000 XP)
Holonovel Storage Device (Unique Duty Officer Assignment)
Random Armor/Deflector Pack (with improved drops listed above!)
Standard Duty Officer Mini-Pack
Gamma Quadrant Duty Officer Mini-Pack
Remember this is only until the 27th so as this drops on the 26th you have one day left!
(Colin)
From now until 10am PDT on Monday, October 1st, cryptic are having a 15% off sale on Master Keys. Now is the time to open that lock box you’ve been holding on to.
Which is purely coincidental, but very fortuitous in relation to the item we just did.
(Tom)
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Feature trophies (Colin)
Now I am sure by now many of you will have noticed that if you go to your nice shiny ready room, or better still take a trip in the turbo lift down to your crew quarters, that you have a few empty shelves around.
Well upon these shelves you can place ships trophies and accolades, but hark I hear you ask what are these wonderous things that can adorn my lovely room, well lets us tell you . First up the federation;
Shelf Trophies
Ships
Trident,Luna,Intrepid,Olympic,Nova,Gryphon,Prometheus,Defiant,Akira,Saber,Nomad,Sovereign,Galaxy,Cheyenne,Excalibur,Miranda
(Tom)
Accolades
Azura ( from your very first mission)
Metreon Gas ( from the mission diplomatic orders)
Ground Klingon Trophy
Ground Gorn Trophy
Ground Orion Trophy
Ground Nausicaan Trophy
Ground Romulan Trophy
Ground Reman Trophy
Ground Hirogen Trophy
Ground Breen Trophy
Ground Borg Trophy
Ground Cardassian Trophy
Ground Jem’Hadar Trophy
Ground Undine Trophy
Ground Federation Trophy
Next up ones earned from playing Dabo
Latinum Slips
Latinum Strips
Latinum Ingots
(Colin)
Now we come to floor trophies these you can only place in the main mess room on the crew deck this is because of how big they are;
Fleet Actions
Starbase 24
Gorn Minefield
Klingon Scout Force
Breaking the Planet
Crystalline Entity
The Big Dig
DS9 Under Siege
Save the Whales
Accolades
Guardian of Forever
Doomsday
Hobus
Ghost Ship
Romulan Borg Ship
New Link
Fire Cave
Q
Preserver Star Chart
No Kill I
Again there are floor standing Purchased Ones from Dabo
Latinum Bars
Latinum Bricks
(Tom)
Now lets turn to the Klingons and well start with those accolades for your shelf.
Accolades
Ground Klingon Trophy
Ground Gorn Trophy
Ground Orion Trophy
Ground Nausicaan Trophy
Ground Romulan Trophy
Ground Reman Trophy
Ground Hirogen Trophy
Ground Breen Trophy
Ground Borg Trophy
Ground Cardassian Trophy
Ground Jem’Hadar Trophy
Ground Undine Trophy
Ground Federation Trophy
Dabo are the same as Feds
Latinum Slips
Latinum Strips
Latinum Ingots
(Colin) ship models that you can place on your shelf are the following;
Hegh’ta
Ki’tang
Norgh
Qul Dun
B’rel
Qin
Pach
Qorgh
Somraw
Vo’Quv
Negh’Var
Vor’cha
K’t’inga
K’Tanco
(Tom)
Now the Klingons also have some nice fancy floor trophies to go and brighten up the dull blood soaked mess room they are as follows
Fleet Actions
Gorn Minefield
Breaking the Planet
Crystalline Entity
The Big Dig
Save the Whales
Accolades
Barge of the Dead
Third Place Batleth
Second Place Batleth
First Place Batleth
Preserver Star Chart
No Kill I
Dabo Purchased Trophies
Latinum Bars
Latinum Bricks
Latinum Pile
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