Deck Eight Ep 14

Deck Eight 14

Opening chat

(Colin)
ok lets start with something that we briefly covered in last weeks show, Starting on October 10th, the first set of players will be reaching the 1000-day mark and are going to start receiving the veteran rewards, ah but what are they you ask? Well let’s have a delve

First up the Exclusive Veteran Starships starting with the Chimera Heavy Destroyer.

Starfleet Corps of Engineers (SCE) has been working on a special new destroyer class starship, designed for high-level combat situations. The project was so secret that access to the Utopia Planitia shipyard was restricted for months while the project was completed. Now, Starfleet Command decided to offer the ships to its most experienced captains.

As a 1000-day Veteran, Starfleet has granted you command of this unique new starship — the Prototype Heavy Destroyer: Chimera Class.

The Chimera Heavy Destroyer is similar to an Escort, but has many qualities of Light Cruisers and Science Vessels. While in its innate Regenerative Mode, excess power is transferred to the Auxiliary System and you gain a bonus to Starship Shield Systems. It comes equipped with a prototype Dynamic Tactical System console (or DTS). This console allows you to transform your ship between Regenerative Mode and Tactical Mode. In Regenerative Mode, your Tachyon Inversion Beam is enabled, which can siphon shields from multiple targets. Activating Tactical Mode transfers power to your Weapon Systems, and increases your ships Starship Targeting Systems skill, granting an Accuracy bonus. In Tactical Mode, the DTS console enables a powerful multi-targeting Lotus, which is capable of piercing multiple targets. However, while in Tactical Mode, your Starship Shield Systems bonus, Auxiliary Power bonus and Tachyon Inversion Beam are disabled.

(Dee)

If your eligible, this ship can be claimed from ‘Starship and Shuttle Requisitions’ at a shipyard. If you discharge this ship, speak to the ‘Starship and Shuttle Requisitions’ contact to receive another token to re-claim it.

An interesting side note is the fact that the Chimera Heavy Destroyer’s design was based off one of the ‘Design the Next Enterprise’
So to the nitty gritty and the specs

Tactical Mode, Phaser Lotus

Faction: Federation
Minimum Rank: Vice Admiral
Hull Strength: 34,500
Shield Modifier: 0.9
Crew: 750
Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 Aft
Device Slots: 3
Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Universal Ensign, 1 Universal Lieutenant Commander
Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
Base Turn Rate: 14 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.22
Can equip Cannons
Regenerative Mode (Innate): +5 Auxiliary Power, +30 Starship Shield Systems
Console – Universal – Dynamic Tactical System: Tactical Mode (Disables Regenerative Mode, +5 Weapon power, +30 Starship Targeting Systems), Tachyon Inversion Beam (Requires Regenerative Mode), Phaser Lotus (Requires Tactical Mode)
Advanced Quantum Slipstream Drive

When in Regenerative Mode you get the Tachyon Inversion Beam, when in Tactical Mode, Phaser Lotus which hits multiple targets!

(Colin)

Not to be outdone, An engineering team at the Klingon Empire Shipyards have designed a heavy ship with increased maneuverability that is nimble enough to outmaneuver a cruiser but strong enough to take a barrage from an escort. Only experienced ship commanders with the backing of the High Council will have the chance to fly this ship.

As a 1000-day Veteran, the Klingon Defense Force has granted you command of this unique new starship — the Prototype Heavy Destroyer: Peghqu’ Class.

The Peghqu’ Heavy Destroyer is similar to a Raptor, but it is much more versatile. While in its innate Regenerative Mode, excess power is transferred to the Auxiliary System and you gain a bonus to Starship Shield Systems. It comes equipped with a prototype Dynamic Tactical System console (or DTS). This console allows you to transform your ship between Regenerative Mode and Tactical Mode. In Regenerative Mode, your Tachyon Inversion Beam is enabled, which can siphon shields from multiple targets. Activating Tactical Mode transfers power to your Weapon Systems, and increases your ships Starship Targeting Systems skill, granting an Accuracy bonus. In Tactical Mode, the DTS console enables a powerful multi-targeting Lotus, which is capable of piercing multiple targets. However, while in Tactical Mode, your Starship Shield Systems bonus, Auxiliary Power bonus and Tachyon Inversion Beam are disabled. So basically this is the Klingon version to the afore mentioned Federation ship.

(Dee)
Again, If eligible, this ship can be claimed from ‘Starship and Shuttle Requisitions’ at a shipyard. If you discharge this ship, speak to the ‘Starship and Shuttle Requisitions’ contact to receive another token to re-claim it.

Faction: Klingon
Minimum Rank: Lieutenant General
Hull Strength: 34,500
Shield Modifier: 0.833
Crew: 750
Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 Aft
Device Slots: 3
Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Universal Ensign, 1 Universal Lieutenant Commander
Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
Base Turn Rate: 14 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.22
Can equip Cannons
Regenerative Mode (Innate): +5 Auxiliary Power, +30 Starship Shield Systems
Console – Universal – Dynamic Tactical System: Tactical Mode (Disables Regenerative Mode, +5 Weapon power, +30 Starship Targeting Systems), Tachyon Inversion Beam (Requires Regenerative Mode), Disruptor Lotus (Requires Tactical Mode)
Advanced Quantum Slipstream Drive
Battle Cloak

Once again like it Federation counter part you have Regenerative Mode with Tachyon Inversion Beam and Tactical Mode with the Phaser Lotus.

(Colin)
As well as the ship there are Other Rewards so what else do you get? Well a new title for one;

Starfleet Veteran (Fed) and Empire Veteran (KDF) Title

This in-game title can be set through the Character Status screen. If you have the default keybinds set, press “U” to bring up this menu. From there, double-check that your character is chosen from the left column, and then click the “Edit Record” button towards the bottom to change your title.

(Dee)
As well as a new ship and title you get a FREE Starship Slot, handy as your about to get a new ship to play with.

Your Federation and Klingon characters will gain access to an extra starship slot. Visit a shipyard and speak to the “Select Your Ship” contact to see your available slots.

(Colin)
Active on the forums? We if you are you also get Exclusive Forum Titles,

Two new titles are available to 1000-Day Veterans: Starfleet Veteran and Empire Veteran. Forum titles can be set through the “Edit your Avatar” section of the forums when signed in, towards the top-left. To set the title of your choice, scroll down below the default selection of avatars to see the titles available to you, choose the “yes” radio button next to the one you’d like to display, and click “Submit Title” to confirm.

(Dee)
Now before we move on we would like to read this Note from the Original Designer of the Chimera Heavy Destroyer;

“I’ve been a huge Star Trek fan ever since I was a kid and I started designing my own Trek ships about the time I first discovered crayons, so when I heard Cryptic Studios was holding a contest to design the next starship Enterprise for Star Trek Online, I couldn’t break out my digital tablet fast enough. I’ve been working hard for the last couple of years to improve my skills as a digital artist with the hope of one day breaking into the industry, and this was too good an opportunity to pass up, in addition to being a Trek fan’s labor of love.

I started sketching concepts and zeroed in on my final design very quickly. I’d been tinkering with the basic look for several years, an elongated primary hull with a set of compact but powerful looking warp nacelles. I didn’t give much thought at the time to conventional expectations of what a ship named Enterprise should look like. It had to belong in the Trek universe and match with the STO aesthetic but I didn’t want to simply reinvent the wheel, I wanted something that would set itself apart from its predecessors and from the field of competition for the contest. One of the ways I chose to do that, perhaps unwisely in retrospect, was to go with four nacelles. Normally this is one of the surest ways to turn your design into a fanboy monstrosity but I took it as a challenge to find a way to make it work and make it look cool. It was probably the wrong choice for a new Enterprise, as reflected in the outcome of the contest, but I think it succeeded on its own merits and may have paid off in the end.

So now, a year and a half later, my ship has made it into the game after all, not as the Enterprise but as an all-new ship sub-type called the Chimera class, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I’m frankly amazed at how faithfully they reproduced my original design while managing to make it even more badass with two alternate configuration modes. The Cryptic design team really took it to the next level, doubling down on unusual elements like the quad nacelles and the stacked primary hull to create something even more unique and dynamically awesome. This ship is definitely going to stand out and I can hardly wait to see how the game community reacts to it.”

(Colin)
As of today, October 10th, all current and future Lifetime Subscribers will gain instant access to all Veteran Rewards, regardless of purchase date! This includes the 1000-Day ships.

Now is the perfect time to pick up a Lifetime Subscription to STO so you can play forever as a Gold Member and never pay a monthly subscription fee again!
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(Colin)
Now we come to our feature introduce Brandon

(Dee) right close on the heels and as promised we are going to give away four codes to you so you can claim a holo Leta doff, in order to win a code we want you to email us the answer to this question.

(Colin)
It’s very simple all you have to do Is name every podcast that Is on the Trek Fm network, if your not sure go to the website which is Trek.fm and click the podcast bar. You have 7 days to enter from the day this episode drops.
Here is all our contact details including Dees twitter and how you can email us your answer.

(Dee)
Now next week we won’t be producing an episode because we will be in London for Startrek London from the 19-21st, but while we won’t be producing an episode we would love to meet you. You can find us in the Fan zone and if you come up and you don’t have a three day pass, which means you don’t get a holo Leta code. We will have 7 more codes to give away. So let us know you listen to Deck eight and if they’re still available you can have one.

(Colin) now in order to make it fair we will give 2codes away friday three on Saturday and two on Sunday. So it will be first come first served.

Wrap up.

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