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Star Trek Online

Do you Believe in a No Win Scenario?

By Ambassador Kael | Fri 20 Aug 2021 09:00:00 AM PDT

From across the quadrants, Captains of all species and creeds understand the value of occasionally pushing themselves to the limits – to find out just how far their equipment, and their willpower, can take them, and just how much fight they can muster when the situation is at its direst. Screw your courage to its sticking place, and dive headlong into these classic tests of mettle – dare to face the No Win Scenarios.

This Event will include multiple TFOs previously featured individually in a combined Featured Event that will allow players to choose their preferred test each day, while earning Daily Progress toward a new grand prize reward. Defend the Kobayashi Maru in a starship-based simulation in a hazard-strewn space environment, or take on wave after wave of randomized enemy encounters within the dangerous confines of the Arena of Sompek.

Participating in this Event will give all players the opportunity to win a Time Hack Kit Module for their entire account! Keep reading for details on these items, how you can participate in the Event, and what additional prizes may be earned. 

Take the Tests Again

Two existing activities will be participating in this Event:

Arena of Sompek – Ground TFO

In the interest of strengthening the Alliance against its enemies, and providing entertainment, the Klingons have agreed to allow other members to participate in the legendary qaD HoS event. You’ve been invited to Qo’noS to participate as representatives of the Alliance. It will be good practice for the battles ahead, and should be good for morale.

The Event version of the simulation ends after you complete Round 7.

Kobayashi Maru – Space TFO

The legendary Kobayashi Maru simulation has been updated to represent more of the risks of the modern galactic environment. Defend the ill-fated E.C.S. Kobayashi Maru from attackers amidst increasingly-dangerous waves of enemies, while avoiding randomized obstacles and hazards.

The Event version of the simulation ends after you complete Round 6.

While most of the action players will engage in during these TFOs have not changed for this event, a few minor adjustments have been made to each that will be present for the length of this Event’s run:

  • As noted above, each has a fixed duration during this Event. Prior to the designated ending point, neither can be failed.
  • During this Event, the Untimed/Infinite versions of these TFOs will be temporarily disabled.
  • Each completion will reward a Choice of All Marks (replacing the usual Mark rewards)
  • Both TFOs have had their Cooldown Timers temporarily disabled

 

Review Your Results

Viewing the details of this Event in-game is as simple as opening your Journal and navigating to the “Events” tab. From here, all of the pertinent information is at your fingertips, as are simple-to-use buttons that allow quick access to the associated Content for this Event.  

As a core feature of the updated Event System, all Progress Points gained toward completion of the Event are shared across your entire Account, and all earned Progress is automatically tracked and applied toward completing the Event.

Players will be able to earn their Daily Progress once every 20 hours. Either of the above TFOs may be played as much as you like each day, so pick and choose how you prefer to gain Progress each day, and mix it up as much (or as little) as you like! 

Event Campaign III

This Featured Event will be the fourth of a series of upcoming Events that will participate in the third installment of our multi-event system known as an Event Campaign.

  • Players may earn 50 Event Campaign Progress for each day they participate in an eligible event.
  • Buying out an eligible event will include up to 700 Event Campaign Progress.
  • Each event’s buyout only grants as much Event Campaign Progress as is relative to the amount paid, after pro-rated discounts are applied. This means that paying half price, (because you participated in 7 out of 14 of the required days so far) will grant you 350 Event Campaign Progress. Essentially, you get what you pay for.

 

Legacy Progress

As with previous Events, we will continue offering the opportunity for players to utilize their old Event tokens to apply toward this Event. To access this functionality, select the “Legacy Progress” button on the Event UI. This button will only be visible to players that have tokens available to trade in.

Rewards 

Accruing a total of 14 Days’ worth of Daily Progress will allow you to claim the Grand Prize of this Event.

Temporal Hack Kit Module

The Temporal Hack kit possesses chronology technology that scans selected, nearby life signatures and introduces asynchronous time-anomalies. As a result of the irregular energy flow, shields are instantly drained and reconstituted into an electrical discharge, while those influenced by the time distortion become immobilized. The asynchronous time signature is very fragile and can be easily be disrupted to allow the flow of time to regain its cohesion upon anyone affected.

Zen Buyout Option 

For players interested in instantly completing this Event – whether that is due to worries over finding the play time to complete it, or simply wanting to move immediately into earning Bonus Rewards – we will be offering a method for buying out. 

Within the Event UI, an option will be presented that allows you to purchase the remaining progress that you need, for a scaling amount of Zen. The base price for this service will be 2,000 Zen, but every single Daily Progress that you earn will reduce that price on a percentage basis. Thus, if you have already earned 7 Daily Progress (half of the 14 required), this price will be reduced for you down to 1,000 Zen. The more you play, the cheaper the Buyout Option becomes, dynamically! 

A Second Chance 

Once this Event has ended, your opportunity to earn Progress Points will have passed. However, the Event System will store the progress that you made long after the Event has expired. Based on this stored progress, the option to Buyout the rewards will remain available through a new “Second Chance” section of the Zen Store. The price for this buyout is the same as what is offered while the Event is active, and scales in the same manner based on your amount of Progress Points accrued.

Legacy Progress

As with previous Events, we will continue offering the opportunity for players to utilize their old Event tokens to apply toward this Event. To access this functionality, select the “Legacy Progress” button on the Event UI. This button will only be visible to players that have tokens available to trade in.

Availability

The No Win Scenarios Event will become available for players on PC starting on August 24th, 2021 and continuing until September 14th, 2021

 

Jeremy “BorticusCryptic” Randall
Staff Systems Designer 
Star Trek Online 

 

 

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