From December 3rd to January 2nd, 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: Vulcan Experimental Scout Vessel!
Also known as the Jellyfish, this exciting vessel uses both new and old tricks, like Red Matter and Pilot Maneuvers, to keep it a Slippery Target. It also features a new Torpedo Launcher as a powerful defense mechanism.
** Complete stats/abilities of the Vulcan Experimental Scout Vessel 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:
Exploration Frigate [T6]
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 Vulcan Experimental Scout Vessel began as a highly maneuverable vessel, built by the Vulcan Science Academy to serve as a test bed for various experiments and scientific exploration. These plans of peaceful experimentation were disrupted when it was dispatched to attempt to prevent a supernova, dragging it into a reality-shaking series of events. The Jellyfish, as it became known, more than carried its weight in these events, with incredible maneuverability to keep it safe and torpedo launchers as a primary defense mechanism. The red matter it carried was eventually used - to devastating effect.
This Starship features a Commander Science/Pilot Station and a Lieutenant Universal/Miracle Worker Station.
The Vulcan Experimental Scout Vessel comes equipped with the Eject Red Matter Universal Console. Activating this console will fire a canister of unstable red matter towards the target. While not a sufficient mass to create a self-sustaining black hole, the collapsing anomaly formed this way will unleash powerful blasts of gravity at everything nearby. Foes affected by these blasts will be suddenly drawn towards the center point, and the gravitational pull is so strong that it will begin to move other, less powerful anomalies towards the center point as well.
This console also provides a passive boost to Phaser Damage and Starship Particle Generators. It can be equipped in any console slot, on any ship. You may only equip one of these consoles.
While this trait is slotted, when you activate any Pilot Bridge Officer Ability or Auxiliary to Dampeners, you gain a significant amount of damage resistance vs nearby foes, and will placate any nearby foes who critically hit you.
The Vulcan Experimental Scout Vessel comes equipped with the Red Matter Capacitor Starship Device. The Red Matter Capacitor is a reusable power source that increases the power levels of all ship systems. It can be slotted in any starship device slot.
The Vulcan Experimental Scout Vessel additionally comes with a Quad Micro Photon Torpedo Launcher. This weapon fires like a standard photon torpedo launcher, but with a higher than normal recharge rate.
NOTE: The above stats and systems are subject to change.
Jette “CrypticSpartan” Leavens
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