From October 31st to November 14th, we are running a promotion that will provide an additional bonus when opening a Research and Development Pack.
When you purchase a Research and Development Pack from the C-Store and open it, you will receive either 10 Lobi Crystals or a Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack in addition to the Research and Development Pack.
We are excited to announce a new addition to this Promotional Ship Pack: The Freedom-class Exploration Frigate [T6]!
Everyone needs a hobby, and for many, that hobby is retrofitting and flying antique starships – the more classic, the better! A recent incident where one such hobbyist from the future took their prized starship back in time to attempt to view the exploits of a certain prominent Admiral led to a confiscated starship.
The civilian-grade technology of the future is potent. The future tech the starship was outfitted with is comparable in effectiveness to current cutting-edge technology. The Temporal Affairs department has determined the tech won’t cause significant problems today. As a result, this starship has been made available for use.
** Complete stats/abilities of the Freedom-class Exploration Frigate are included at the end of this Dev Blog – keep reading for more information!
In addition to this new starship, opening this Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack will give the recipient a choice of any Tier 6 ship found in any previous Research & Development or Duty Officer Promotional Pack.
The player fortunate enough to win this ship pack will be presented with a choice of claiming a package containing this exciting new starship, or any one of the following ships:
The Special Requisition Pack - 23rd Century Tier 6 Ship opens into one of the ships below, depending on faction:
There are even more ships you could win, like:
Note: Only newly purchased Research and Development packs will offer the chance to win the Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack during this promotional event. Packs purchased before or after the event will not offer bonus Lobi or the Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack. Packs purchased during the event, but opened after the event ends, will still benefit from this promotion’s bonus rewards.
Here is some information about the Research and Development Pack:
These packs feature a myriad of materials to give you a head start with our latest Crafting System update. With numerous Crafting Materials (ranging in rarity from Common to Very Rare), R&D Components galore, and a variety of R&D Catalysts, these packs offer tons of opportunities to start crafting with a bang!
The C-Store features both single packs and bundles of four, so Captains can buy multiple packs at a discount.
Research and Development Pack – 300 Zen
Research and Development Pack Bundle – 1000 Zen
The Freedom Class has a classic look, but renovations from the future have made it up to speed with anything in the modern era. It contains powerful communications arrays to overwhelm enemy computer systems, and an enhanced landing system should it ever need to take to ground.
This Starship features a Lieutenant Commander Universal/Miracle Worker Station and a Lieutenant Commander Universal/Pilot Station.
The Freedom-class Exploration Frigate comes equipped with a VHF Disruptive Transmission. When activated, it will blast high frequency radio waves towards nearby foes, dealing significant electrical damage to them, especially smaller ones. Additionally, your ship’s maneuverability will increase significantly while this is active.
This console also provides a passive boost to Electrical Damage and Hull Capacity. It can be equipped in any console slot, on any ship. You may only equip one of these consoles.
After achieving level 5 in the Freedom-class Exploration Frigate Starship Mastery, you will unlock the "Smooth Landing" Starship Trait. While this trait is slotted, activating Evasive Maneuvers will apply Brace for Impact I to you, and activating Brace for Impact will apply Evasive Maneuvers to you.
You can take a look at this ship in all of the various vanity shields by clicking on the image below!
NOTE: The above stats and systems are subject to change.
Jette “CrypticSpartan” Leavens
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