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Star Trek Online

Season 8 Dev Blog #47

By CaptainSmirk | Wed 29 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PM PST

Dyson Science Destroyers
 

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Dyson Science Destroyer: Solanae Class

The Dyson Joint Command’s engineering and scientific efforts within the Solanae Dyson Sphere have yielded incredible results. The Romulan Republic, Klingon Defense Force, and Federation have all been able to adapt the astonishing technologies found within this artificial celestial structure to their own ends. The end results are truly unique starships that are inspired by designs found within the Solanae Dyson Sphere, but adapted to suit the needs of each faction without the required use of Omega Particles. Each of these starships is first and foremost a Science vessel, but is capable of entering Tactical Mode to significantly alter how the starship performs.

The Dyson Science Destroyers can be earned by completing the “Collect 2014 Anniversary Event Rewards” Event Reputation project while the 4th Anniversary Event is running. While this limited-time project requires a total of 1000 of these tokens to complete, you will receive a package of 400 as a one-time bonus the first time you complete the new Feature Episode, “A Step Between Stars.”

Federation Variant – Solanae Class

  • Faction: Federation
  • Required Rank: Rear Admiral
  • Availability: 2014 Anniversary Event Reputation Project
  • Hull Strength: 28,500
  • Shield Modifier: 1.3
  • Crew: 400
  • Weapons: 3 Fore, 3 Aft (+Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons in Tactical Mode)
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Commander Science
  • Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 12 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.16
  • Inertia: 50
  • +15 Auxiliary Subsystems
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Subsystem Targeting
  • Sensor Analysis
  • Secondary Deflector Slot
  • Solanae Secondary Deflector
  • Solanae Overcharged Warp Core
  • Tactical Mode (See explanation below)

 

Klingon Defense Force Variant – Nov Class

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  • Faction: Klingon Defense Force
  • Required Rank: Brigadier General
  • Availability: 2014 Anniversary Event Reputation Project
  • Hull Strength: 30,000
  • Shield Modifier: 1.25
  • Crew: 1000
  • Weapons: 3 Fore, 3 Aft (+Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons in Tactical Mode)
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant
  • Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Commander Science
  • Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 12 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.16
  • Inertia: 50
  • +15 Auxiliary Subsystems
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Cloaking Device
  • Subsystem Targeting
  • Sensor Analysis
  • Secondary Deflector Slot
  • Solanae Secondary Deflector
  • Solanae Overcharged Warp Core
  • Tactical Mode (See explanation below)

 

Romulan Republic Variant – Aves Class

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  • Faction: Romulan Republic
  • Required Rank: Subadmiral I
  • Availability: 2014 Anniversary Event Reputation Project
  • Hull Strength: 28,500
  • Shield Modifier: 1.25
  • Crew: 600
  • Weapons: 3 Fore, 3 Aft (+Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons in Tactical Mode)
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Commander Science
  • Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 12 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.16
  • Inertia: 50
  • +15 Auxiliary Subsystems
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Romulan Battle Cloaking Device
  • Subsystem Targeting
  • Sensor Analysis
  • Secondary Deflector Slot
  • Solanae Secondary Deflector
  • Solanae Overcharged Singularity Core Mk XII
  • Tactical Mode (See explanation below)
  • Singularity Abilities:
    • 40 Base Power for all Subsystems
    • Plasma Shockwave
    • Quantum Absorption
    • Warp Shadows
    • Singularity Jump
    • Singularity Overcharge

 

Unique Features

Dyson Science Destroyers possess unique features not found on any other starship. Each of these are outlined below:

Tactical Mode

By default the Dyson Science Destroyer is a Science Vessel. However, activating the Tactical Mode ability the starship will transform. Many science systems will be disabled or altered while some tactical systems will become active. When activating Tactical Mode the following occurs:

  • Enables Dual Heavy Proton Cannon
  • +15 Weapon Power
  • +Turn Rate
  • +Impulse Speed
  • +Inertia
  • Lt. Commander Tactical Bridge Officer seat is upgrade to Commander Tactical
  • Commander Science Bridge Officer seat is downgraded to Lt. Commander Science
  • Secondary Deflector is disabled
  • Sensor Analysis is disabled
  • Subsystem Targeting is disabled
  • -15 Aux Power

Tactical Mode may be deactivated at any time to return to the default Science Mode, but doing so incurs a 60 second cooldown on the transformation back to Tactical Mode.

 

Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons [Acc] [CrtH]x2 (Very Rare)

These devastating weapons are only available when the Dyson Science Destroyer is in Tactical Mode and are built into the ship. They cannot be removed. When in tactical mode, the starship effectively has 4 Fore and 3 Aft weapon slots with one of the Fore slots automatically taken by the Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons. These experimental weapons are already balanced to do comparable damage to more conventional energy types, and can be further enhanced by Consoles which enhance Cannons and/or Proton Damage.

 

Solanae Secondary Deflector (Rare)

The Dyson Science Destroyer is the first starship to feature a secondary deflector, although it is rumored that all members of the Dyson Joint Command are hard at work at retrofitting all science ships to have the ability to equip this powerful piece of hardware. When this retrofit process is complete, this secondary deflector may be equipped on any starship with a secondary deflector slot.

The Solanae Secondary Deflector is leveless and levels up with the user. It is a heavily modified Deteriorating Secondary Deflector and it causes some Science bridge officer powers to drain a small amount of shield strength from their target and use it to replenish the Dyson Science Destroyer’s shields. This effect is always applied to the following powers:

  • Tachyon Beam
  • Charged Particle Burst
  • Energy Siphon
  • Tyken’s Rift
  • Viral Matrix

 

Solanae Overcharged Warp Core Mk XII (Very Rare)

This warp core provides the standard benefits of an Overcharged type Warp Core. In addition, it also allows the starship to create a Subspace Fold every several seconds. This causes the starship to instantaneously warp approximately 2 Light Years forward while in Sector Space.

This Warp Core is also part of the Solanae Hybrid Technologies item set. The Deflector, Shields and Engines from this set are rewards from completing the “A Step Between Stars” Feature Episode. The stats for this impressive space set are listed in the 4th Anniversary Event rewards blog.

 

Solanae Hybrid Technologies Item Set

This set's Deflector, Impulse Engine, and Shields can be earned by completing the Anniversary Feature Episode "A Step Between Stars," while the Warp Core comes pre-equipped on every Dyson Science Destroyer. Federation and Klingon versions of this vessel come with a Matter-Antimatter Warp Core, while the Romulan variant is fitted with a Singularity Core of similar design. Both separate core types function in this set. Below are this set’s bonuses:

  • 2 Piece Bonus - Cyclical Shield Conduits
    • Passive
      • +Shield Power Setting
      • +Shield Power (Bonus increased at low power)
  • 3 Piece Bonus – Structural Integrity Leech
    • Passive
      • Grants all of your Energy Weapon attacks a 1% chance to repair your hull for 100% of the damage they deal.
        • May only trigger once every 5 seconds
  • 4 Piece Bonus – Advanced Metaphasic Shields
    • Toggle (15 second duration)
      • Outgoing damage is reduced by 20%
      • Flight Speed and Turn Rate is reduced
      • Large Bonus Damage Resistance Rating
      • +50 Shield Power
      • Converts 50% of incoming energy damage into shield healing
      • Immunity to Teleport

NOTE: The C-store ships we mentioned in yesterday’s Anniversary Rewards blog come with neither the warp core nor the secondary deflector that are mentioned above. If you are interested in the warp core or the secondary deflector, especially to use them in the two different 4-piece set bonuses available (first with the Anniversary event and the second from the C-store bundles next month), make sure to complete the 4-year anniversary reputation project for each character.

 

New Bridge

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The Dyson Science Destroyer starships also feature a new unique bridge. While visiting your bridge, you will also be able to access your Account Shared Bank, move into a Small Craft, and contact different ship departments for Duty Officer assignments.

 

NOTE: The stats and features of the above ships are all subject to change.

 

The Dyson Science Destroyer Ships are on the cutting edge of Allied Faction technology, and will become a powerful addition to your starship collection. We hope you enjoy our upcoming Feature Episode “A Step Between Stars” and these new and amazing ships. Have fun Captains, and see you in-game!

Phil "Gorngonzolla" Zeleski
Systems Designer
Star Trek Online

 

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