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STO: LEVEL CAP INCREASE

QuePan posted Apr 17, 18

ARC BLOG POST

Upon the release of our next expansion, Victory is Life, all characters will find themselves capable of earning levels beyond the current cap of 60. Starting immediately, any and all Experience earned will start players on the path toward the new maximum level cap of 65.

It has been almost four years since the last time we raised the Level Cap in Star Trek Online, which coincided with our second expansion, Delta Rising, in October of 2014. Since then, the game has expanded and grown by leaps and bounds, adding hundreds of hours of gameplay and a huge number of new story-driven missions, queues, battlezones, starships, costumes, and much, much more. The game is continuing to grow, continuing to expand, and continuing the story of the franchise that we all know and love. And this time, that is what the Level Cap Increase is primarily meant to reflect.

New Experiences

In addition to raising your level, Victory is Life will also raise the cap on Item Marks! Players will now be able to progress their equipment to Mk XV (15) by using Upgrade Tech, and investing in them via the Item Upgrade System. The Technology Points requirements increase at a linear rate beyond 14, and any points already present on an existing item will not be lost and can immediately be utilized to facilitate that item’s progression to 15.

Equipment of Mk XV will require at least Level 60 to be worn. Players already at the current level cap may begin enhancing their gear immediately when the expansion goes live.

Old Experiences

Savvy players may have already noticed that the Experience required to progress from 59 to 60 is currently far less than the Experience required to earn each Specialization Point once you have reached 60. This may cause concerns about how each level will scale past 60…

Fear not! We’ve got you covered!

While the requirements for each level past 60 are greater than those below, the difference is far smaller than the existing Specialization Point requirements, as shown here:

Lvl

Experience Required Per Level

Cumulative Experience Required

55

12500

75000

56

12500

87500

57

12500

100000

58

12500

112500

59

12500

125000

60

12500

137500

61

17500

155000

62

17500

172500

63

17500

190000

64

17500

207500

65

17500

225000

Spec

159100

296600

 

As you can see, the amount of Experience required per Specialization Point is actually remaining exactly the same, despite us having given you five more levels to attain!

Any existing Specialization XP you have earned above level 60 – progression you currently have earned toward a Specialization Point – will be immediately converted to a free specialization point for your account. This means that anyone who's earned any XP beyond 60 will earn a specialization point right at the start.

Time to Progress

Progression through the existing levels in Star Trek Online is primarily accomplished by completing story missions, as laid out in your Captain’s Journal. It has become an expectation of our progression that completing one of these story missions will generally reward you with at least half of a level (generally more), making them almost always the most efficient means of earning Experience and leveling up.

We don’t intend to upset this expectation with Victory is Life. Each of the new Story Missions being released with this Expansion will grant all Captains more than half a level each (and even more if you’re using an XP Bonus Pool!), meaning that you will be well on your way to the new cap without needing to invest much outside of the central plot as it unfurls before you in the Gamma Quadrant.

Rewards

Each level past 60 will grant additional rewards to each Captain that achieves them, as seen in the following chart:

Lvl

Reward

Description

61

Tier 5 Ship Token and Tier 5 Ship Upgrade Token

Claim a free Tier 5 Starship from any Starship Acquisition vendor, then apply a token to upgrade it to Tier 5-U (T5U ships have additional passive traits, and hull capacity scaling, past level 50)

62

Specialization Qualification Manual

Used to add a Specialization of your choice to one Bridge Officer. Choose one from the following: Intel, Command, Pilot, TempOp, Miracle Worker

63

NEW! Captain Ability

Each Profession (Eng, Sci, Tac) will gain access to Rank I of an all-new Ability for use during Space Combat!
* More details coming soon!

64

Elite Gamma Quadrant Duty Officers

Multiple high-quality Duty Officers, direct from the Gamma Quadrant. Fill your roster with members of the alien species seen on-screen in episodes of ST:DS9.

65

Epic Admiralty Ship: C.U.V. Tain

The ship of Elim Garak himself can be called to aid you on Admiralty Assignments. Let's just say you'll have earned a favor or two by the time you've reached this level.

 

In addition to the above rewards, earning each level beyond 60 will also grant one Captain Specialization Point.

What’s Missing?

In light of all the things that a level cap increase can be to an online game, we feel it’s important to list out a few things that will not be included with Victory is Life, so that proper expectations can be set.

  1. No New Ranks

Captains (or Admirals, or Generals, etc.) have progressed quite far in their careers already. We didn’t feel as though an increase of five levels was sufficient to warrant the inclusion of any further Ranks to signify this career improvement.

  1. No New Ship Tier

This has been a common question asked in our communities ever since the Level Cap Increase was first announced. As of now, we have no intention of extending the ship ranks available in Star Trek Online beyond the current Tier 6 offerings. Additional ships will always be a fact of life as this game continues growing and expanding, but we’re not currently planning any upward expansion in this regard.

  1. No Price Tag!

As with all Content that has been released for Star Trek Online, there will be no purchase necessary to advance beyond level 60. In fact, all of the story missions contained within the Victory is Life expansion will be free to all players!

(Those looking to enhance their gameplay through the purchase of additional ships, costumes, and more should stay tuned for other upcoming announcements!)

.http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10852704-the-elachi-return-to-threaten-the-galaxy%21

Attention Captains, the Elachi are pouring into the Alpha Quadrant from previously undiscovered Iconian space gates in order to abduct helpless people! With what the Elachi have been doing with their captives, we need every Captain at the ready to help stop their forces.

For a limited time only, the Elachi Alert queued event will return to Star Trek Online. From Thursday, March 29th at 8AM PT til Monday, April 2nd at 10AM PT, close these doors to subspace and receive bonus mark rewards.

A joint fleet has gathered here to stop them. The fleet consists of science ships that have disabled their weaponry in order to divert all available resources to disabling the gate. We’ll need to protect them from the Elachi until they finish their work. Remember that the science vessels efficiency will drop as they lose crew members to the Elachi. Defend the joint fleet from the Elachi in order to ensure their success. Be careful of Elachi harvesters who'll abduct everyone who can disable the space gate.

The Elachi Alert queue will offer a 50% bonus to mark rewards during this event!

http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10831004-3d-print-your-ship-available-today%21

Do you have a favorite ship in Star Trek Online? The one that’s always carried you through, no matter how tough the fight? The one that you’ve lovingly built and rebuilt again and again, chasing that perfect set up, and just the right colors? The ship that you proudly call your home among the stars? We’re happy to announce that, starting today, Captains all over the world can begin the process of bringing that ship to life. You’ll be able to order a 3D printed, high quality collectible of your ship to keep with you at work, at home, or wherever you want to see the ship you love.

  

Here’s how it works: Ready the starship you want printed, and head to the ship tailor. You’ll find a brand new button that reads, “3D Print This Ship.” Clicking on this will bring you to the option to learn more about this process, or to print this ship. Once you’ve chosen to print the ship, it’ll upload directly to our partner, Mixed Dimensions. You’ll be able to pick from three different options:

  • Collectible Version
    • Base Price: $350
    • Captains can commission one of the company’s master artists to hand-paint a premium, full-colored resin model of their starship, which includes detailed shading. Exceptional artistry and focus is placed on each individual ship.
  • Single Color Version
    • Base Price: $225
    • Captains can order a 3D-printed model of their starship, painted in either gold, silver, bronze or black. The model is polished, finished and ready for display.
  • Primer Version
    • Base price: $200
    • Model painters and hobbyists can order a primed model of their favorite starship, coated in a base layer of primer and ready to be painted.

 

*Please note that costs for all three options may vary according to ship size and customizations. A stand will be included with every order and all ships will be delivered in customized packaging.

To celebrate the launch of Star Trek Online’s starship collectibles, Mixed Dimensions will offer introductory pricing for a limited time. Please visit http://www.gameprint.net/startrek for additional details.

Interested in more information on the process? We’ll be holding an AMA on our Official Forums and the Star Trek Online subreddit to answer your questions on Friday, March 16th at 10am PT.

Since every customized starship is individually crafted and hand-painted, these ships will only be created in batches of 100 units at a time. When players place their order with Mixed Dimensions, they will be notified of the estimated time it will take to create and deliver their starship. In addition, captains will also receive photo updates of their ships in real time, notifying them when their collectibles have been printed and painted.

For those who don’t have access to the PC version of Star Trek Online, Mixed Dimensions will be offering completed models, replicating 20 of the game’s most popular starships. These hand-painted starship collectibles will be available soon.

There is a small selection of ships that will not be offered as 3D Prints. Those ships are:

  • Crossfield-class Science Vanguard
  • Walker-class Light Exploration Cruiser
  • Sarcophagus Dreadnought Carrier
  • Vesta-class Multi-Mission Surveillance Explorer
  • Herald Baltim Raider
  • Herald Quas Flight Deck Cruiser
  • Herald Vonph Dreadnought Carrier
  • Na'kuhl Acheros Battlecruiser
  • Na'kuhl Daemosh Science Vessel
  • Na'kuhl Tadaari Raider
  • Sphere Builder Arehbes Destroyer
  • Sphere Builder Denuos Dreadnought Carrier
  • Sphere Builder Edoulg Science Vessel
  • Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser
  • Son'a Collector Science Dreadnought
  • Jupiter-class Carrier
  • Delta-class Shuttle

 

In addition, the following starship parts are not available to print:
 
  • Risian Luxury Cruiser
    • Atrium: Forest, Islands
  • Starfleet Multi-Mission Science Vessels
    • Saucer: Vesta
    • Hull: Vesta, Rademaker, Brigid
    • Nacelles: Vesta
    • Stanchions: Vesta
  • Starfleet Research Science Vessels
    • Saucer: Horizon

 

With our huge selection of ships and the complex export process involved, players may find that printing is disabled for other ships.  If you are unable to print a ship that is not on the above list, please let us know on our official forums. That maybe a technical issue we can resolve in the future. Please also note: Captains who use Lighting 1.0 will not be able to 3D print a ship at this time. If you are able to switch to 2.0 long enough to export the ship, you will still be able to.

Shipping is available in most of North America, Europe, Australia and several other territories. For a list of countries where shipping is unavailable due to international restrictions, please visit the FAQ section of the Mixed Dimensions website. In addition, customers who place orders outside of the United States may be responsible for taxes and/or dues required by law within their territory.

We can’t wait for you all to get the chance to own a high quality collectible of the ships that have carried you through eight years of Star Trek Online. We’ll see you in game.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MATERIALS USED FOR MANUFACTURING THE 3D MODELS MAKE THE 3D MODELS SUITABLE ONLY FOR DECORATIVE PURPOSES AND THEY ARE NOT SUITED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. THE 3D MODELS ARE NOT SUITED TO BE USED AS TOYS, OR TO BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN. THE 3D MODELS SHOULD NOT COME IN CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY OR FOOD OR LIQUIDS AND SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM HEAT.

From March 8th 8:00AM PST to March 29th at 10:00AM PST, Captains between levels 50-60 can queue up for our 5-captain “Breach Event” to defeat the Voth City Ship and earn one Voth Operative Transmission every 20 hours. After collecting 14 Voth Operative Transmissions, players can complete a new Event Reputation project to be rewarded with 50,000 Dilithium Ore, 500 Fleet Marks, 250 Marks of their choice, and a brand new Universal Console, Voth Phase Decoy. Completing this project on any character will unlock this new Universal Console for all characters across your account, and additionally the other characters can still complete the project to receive the Marks and Dilithium Ore. 

see the full STO news HERE 

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