From December 4th to January 3rd, 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 Vaadwaur Miracle Worker Juggernaut [T6]!
While smaller Vaadwaur ships were easy to operate and acquire, the Juggernaut has been more difficult in both areas. They were salvaged at a much lower frequency than other Vaadwaur ships, and their power usage led to frequent complaints from engineers - some systems simply consumed more power to run once than any reasonable ship would generate in a year.
However, continuous work on reverse engineering and advancements in technology, notably from the Alliance’s Miracle Worker ships, have finally unlocked the secrets of the Juggernaut.
** Complete stats/abilities of the Vaadwaur Miracle Worker Juggernaut 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 the new Vaadwaur Juggernaut, 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:
You might also get the Special Requisition Pack – 26th Century Dreadnought Cruiser, which opens into one of the ships below, depending on faction:
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.
Ships of the Vaadwaur Supremacy emphasize frontal assault and overwhelming offense, and the Vaadwaur Juggernaut is the epitome of this design philosophy. The Vaadwaur dedication to warfare shines clearly in the ship, the top of the Vaadwaur line. Like all Miracle Worker ships, it comes overloaded with power, even compared to other ships of its size. This allows it to mount truly devastating firepower, and divert staggering surpluses of power towards features that lesser starships abandoned for being too power hungry.
This Starship features a Commander Tactical/Miracle Worker station and a Lieutenant Commander Tactical/Intelligence Station.
Miracle Worker vessels have access to the Innovation mechanic, which reflects the ingenious solutions you and your crew can pull out of thin air to aid in difficult situations. While in combat, utilizing the correct combination of Engineering, Science, and/or Tactical Bridge Officer Abilities (as indicated by a specialized UI readout) will cause one of the following effects to be triggered:
Which abilities must be activated, and which Innovation effect is triggered are both randomized each time the mechanic refreshes. It will refresh after a brief lockout period which follows each triggered effect.
The Vaadwaur Juggernaut comes with an integrated Juggernaut Array. When activated, after a short charge up time, the Juggernaut Array fires a massive blast of Polaron Energy directly in front of your starship, knocking back and massively damaging anything not outright obliterated.
Taking damage while the Supercharged SIF Conduits console is active will decrease the cooldown remaining on your Juggernaut Array.
One of the more subtle reasons for Vaadwaur supremacy in combat is this technology, developed by Vaadwaur engineers, which supercharges your SIF Conduits and cross-links the output to the Emitter and Impulse assemblies. This makes the ship better able to withstand incoming damage due to the increased power to your Structural Integrity Field, and also allows it to bleed off some incoming damage away from the hull into your Weapon and Impulse systems, increasing their combat performance.
Additionally, the unique design of the Vaadwaur Juggernaut allows this to seamlessly intertwine with the Juggernaut Array, shunting additional incoming energy towards initial charge required for that massive blast to be fired. This sequence can only be sustained for so long before the required prediction algorithms become too unstable and risk significantly damaging the systems interconnected this way.
This Console can be equipped in any console slot, on any ship. You may only equip one of these consoles.
After achieving level 5 in the Vaadwaur Juggernaut Starship Mastery, you will unlock the "Weapon Emitter Overdrive" Starship Trait. While active, upon activating any Bridge Officer ability that affects Energy Weapons, you will gain a significant buff to your Directed Energy Weapon Critical Hit Chance and Accuracy Rating, but also increase the weapon power they cost to fire.
This affects Beams: Fire at Will, Beams: Overload, Cannons: Rapid Fire, Cannons: Scatter Volley, Energy Weapons: Surgical Strikes, Energy Weapons: Reroute Reserves to Weapons, and Energy Weapons: Exceed Rated Limits.
The Vaadwaur Juggernaut is capable of slotting both the Assault Mode console from the Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser as well as the Polaron Cannon Barrage console from the Vaadwaur Manasa Assault Escort. When equipped to the Vaadwaur Juggernaut, entering Assault Mode will grant a significant boost to Energy Weapon firing rates.
NOTE: The above stats for all ships are subject to change.
Jette “CrypticSpartan” Leavens
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