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 Flyable Freighter and Epic-Quality Admiralty Ship 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.
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:
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!
The No Win Scenarios Event will be one of the four Events participating in Event Campaign II. Each day that your Daily Requirement is met, the standard daily allotment of 50 Event Campaign Progress will be applied to your progress toward the completion of the Event Campaign’s Grand Prize.
Accruing a total of 14 Days’ worth of Daily Progress will allow you to claim the Grand Prize of this Event. This reward includes all of the following:
Flyable Scaling T4 Freighter – Kobayashi Maru Freighter OR Tong’Duj Freighter
Once earned, every character on your account will be able to claim this unique Starship. Freighters come with unique internal amenities and capabilities not found aboard standard starships. Complete details on this Starship’s capabilities are included later in this blog.
Federation Captains (and allies) will gain access to the Kobayashi Maru Freighter, while Klingons (and allies) may earn the Tong’Duj Freighter.
Other characters on your account may visit the “Reclaim Rewards” store interface to pick up their Freighter once you have collected this on any character.
Epic Admiralty Ship – Kobayashi Maru Freighter OR Tong’Duj Freighter
The Admiralty Ships associated with these vessels have been specially upgraded to Epic/Gold quality, and offer bonuses far beyond those of a standard Admiralty Ship of its tier.
3x Featured TFO Reward Boxes
Each gives a choice of 1x Specialization Point or an Enhanced Universal Tech Upgrade
25,000 Dilithium Ore
Issued immediately for use as you see fit!
(Note: The Featured TFO Boxes and Dilithium Ore are only rewarded once, to the first character on your account that claims the Grand Prize.)
Completion of this Event will grant you the Freighter appropriate to your chosen faction (or allied faction), as well as unlocking the ability for all characters on your account to reclaim the Freighter appropriate to their faction.
Each of these flyable Freighters possess the unique amenities that all Freighters are known for, in addition to an Epic-Quality Admiralty Ship. Commissioning either will also unlock a unique Registry Prefix for characters on your account of the same allegiance – “E.C.S.” for Federation characters and their allies, and “K.C.S.” for Klingons and their allies.
** Some of this ship’s capabilities will scale up until being approximately equivalent with a Tier 4 Starship, and may not match those listed here if commissioned or flown by a Captain below level 30.
This Freighter's interior has a number of amenities, including a Trade Duty Officer Assignment contact, which is not standard on most starships. Both you and your allies can access the Trader. Also assigned to the Freighter interior is a Quartermaster. The Quartermaster can sell you and your allies commodities at a discounted rate. A similar discount applies when you make any Energy Credit Purchase while onboard your ship (for instance, from Sector Space Freighter Stores). The interior also include access to the Bank, Exchange and Mail, all of which are accessible to you and your allies.
This Freighter has access to a secure subspace channel to call in a Security Transport ship. The Security Transport will allow you to access Prisoner Transfer and Contraband Assignments. The Security Transport is not a combat support vessel, and can only be called when in Sector Space. It is accessible to you and your allies.
Finally, it also comes with a Transwarp Drive that will allow you to access the furthest corners of the quadrant. The Transwarp Drive will allow you to instantly access locations that cannot otherwise be easily transwarped to.
Freighters are not designed as combat vessels. They come with minimal armaments designed only to ward off pirates and other would-be threats.
Note: You can switch to your Freighter from any ship interior. Once you're done using it, switch back to any ship from the Freighter interior.
+5 Shield Power, +15 Engine Power
After claiming the Grand Prize, you will unlock the option of earning additional Dilithium Ore each day that you continue participating in the content associated with this Event. Each day you earn the Daily Progress you will be automatically granted a bundle of Dilithium Ore.
This bonus reward will begin at 8,000 Dilithium Ore for the first day’s completion, then scales up with each subsequent bonus completion that you achieve. The more you play, the more you continue to earn!
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!
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.
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.
The No Win Scenarios Event will become available for players on Xbox One, and Playstation 4 can begin participating on June 30th, 2020 until July 21st, 2020.
Jeremy “BorticusCryptic” Randall
Staff Systems Designer
Star Trek Online