Members of the 101st Fleet, welcome to another eagerly anticipated edition of the 101st Fleet “State of the Fleet” for the month of July 2014, one of your own stop features for news and cool things happening within the 101st Fleet and aboard :).
This month, the “featured ship of the month” currently being displayed is Captain Carter’s Avenger Class USS Lancaster. I haven’t personally flown with this avenger class Lancaster much, but from what I have been told it is definitely a formidable ship and a great captain and crew to be helping you out in the midst of battle :). Again congratulations to Captain Carter, if you are interested in seeing the article about his ship please check the below link.
And in breaking news, Captain Gunnerwolf of the USS War Dog has just won the featured ship poll for the month of August. Captain Gunnerwolf managed to beat out a surge by Captain Matthew’s USS Forward Unto Dawn at the last moment poll. Congratulations go to Captain Gunnerwolf :), you will be contacted by representive’s of the 101st Fleet Administrative command to discuss the article upcoming for August.
Also remember everyone, if you wish to have your ship placed down to be a contender to be voted for, please either message on our facebook page or message me in-game to have your ship nominated.
Our facebook page has usual has been pretty active with several posts, screenshots/pictures and videos posted in the last month. This again includes another excellent video by our own Vice Admiral Ieon. This video, titled “Imperial Nemesis” is a excellent edition to his going list of home made videos. It also show cases how great Ieon has become in making this videos and his ever increasing skills. Please check it out below.
Captain Brian’s Promotion – To Vice Admiral
Also we have a important announcement, earlier this month Captain Brian was promoted by 101st Fleet Senior Command to the rank of Vice Admiral. Vice Admiral Brian has been with the fleet a long time and has always been eager to help out and assist others. He is also a very good PvP player who has worked hard to get some more 101st Fleet member’s doing PvP. Vice Admiral Brian has also been a good Ambassador for the 101st Fleet, frequently talking with out Equator alliance Ambassador’s to keep good communication and friendly relations going. As a result of this senior command welcomes his to the position of Vice Admiral. Congratulations Vice Admiral Brian 🙂
Website Administrators Acknowledgement
Also, I would also like to take the time to thank Vice Admiral Jim, Captain Bill, and the other team members of the administrative command for all your hard work on the Fleet’s website. Without you guys doing everything behind the scenes, this website would simply not exist. So for all those tireless hours you put into the website, I am sure i can put forward the Fleet’s entire sense of thanks for your hard work. If you guys ever see Vice Admiral Jim or Captain Bill and the other’s in game, just say a nice thank you for all their hard work (“and for the chance for me to ramble about it constantly :)”)
Cryptic – Season 9.5 Released
This Thursday Cryptic released the eagerly awaited Season 9.5, with the one major featured it focused on, a major and complete crafting remake and update.
With the crafting remake, things are a lot different in how you raise your crafting level, but there are alot of little rewards and additions you can get for yourself and your ship only through crafting. I have checked out several of these editions on tribble server, and some of them look pretty cool.
New traits, new type of weapons and consoles you can add to your ship, and to your captain on the ground. I say of you get time to start slowly levelling up your crafting level, as apparently there is more down the road that will be added to the crafting system.
There has also been a redesign of the DOFF UI interface. It is definitely something different and will take some getting used to. There are some bugs with this UI at the moment (not able to start some DOFF missions etc) by Cryptic are working on the bug fixes at this time.
There has also been a addition of some new Odyssey type uniforms for your captain to wear, and they look beautiful and very nicely done. Please see the below image for just one of the new types of uniforms and how it looks 🙂
With the release of the new “mini season”, also came the release of a new lockbox. The Xindi Lockbox is based on the alliance of species that was introduce in Star Trek: Enterprise’s third TV season. These new lock box introduces 2 new ships you can possible get from either the lockbox or by using lobi to purchase. These ships being the Xindi-Aquatic Narcine Dreadnought Carrier and the Xindi-Reptilian Contortrix Escort.
The Aquatic Carrier is a tactically focused dreadnought ship, with a commander tactical station and Lt Commander Universal station it looks to be a very capable ship, even potentially challenging the Jem-Hadar Dreadnought Carrier for the one of the games best carriers.
I have seen this ship in orbit around Earth Space Dock, and I have to say this ship looks amazing. It is a beautiful piece of art and just looks like it was made to glide through the stars. I haven’t seen this ship in action yet, however I am eagerly looking forward to when I do :)/
The Reptilian escort is on the opposite side, it is a escort ship who’s weapons layout (5 fore, 2 aft) make it seem more like a raider than a true escort. With a Commander tactical and Lt Commander engineering BOFF Layout on the top end of the spectrum, it seems to be a capable ship. I haven’t seen this ship yet in sector space or in action, however it will be curious to see how this ship performs.
Both ships come with their own unique console. The Aquatic Carrier receives the “Console – Universal – Cascade Resonance Catalyst” while the reptilian escort receives the “Console – Universal – Xindi Weapon Platform”.
If you wish to see full details of these ships please visit the following link below.
Upcoming Weekend Events
Upcoming weekend events from Cryptic include a double dilithium weekend between Friday 25th July 2014 – Tuesday 29th July 2014. This weekend boosts alot of the dilithium rewards in the game from VIP mining claims, the fleets dilithium mine, and the ferengi mine near DS9. a perfect time to restock your dilithium supplies :).
Equator Alliance News
In equator alliance news, the new website continues to go from strength to strength. New posts coming from all members and many people posting on the alliance website.
We also have our first “Equator Alliance” official monthly update. This update comes from Fleet Admiral “Bunny” of the special service squadron, one of the co-founders of that fleet. Please see her update below…
“Congratulations Foxman of the 101st on his election for a second term to the Equator Council.
New House Rules for Equator are posted on the Equator website. Please review them. Loot is Greed or Pass unless otherwise decided by the team.
Equator PvP is increasing. Please sign up for the Equator Training channel to participate (type /channel_join Equator Training).
The first Equator Forum contest is up! Go to equator-alliance.com for details, and if you haven’t signed up already now is a good time to do it!
(There are still minor problems with the Equator Forum, especially with the login. You may need to enter login information twice to access the forum. We are actively trying to fix this, please bear with us).”
We thank Admiral Bunny for this equator alliance update, these updates and intended to occur every month so hopefully this means that each “State of the Fleet” post will have a update from the Equator Council.
I would highly encourage everyone to sign up to this website and have a visit and a look around. There is a ship building forum where some of the veterans of the alliance have posted their own ship builds and what they have done with them.
Also, remember the alliance also has a ingame chat channel called “Equator” so if you are not part of that channel I highly encourage you to sign up and start chatting, as the channel is full of helpful alliance members. If you do wish to be part of the channel, please message me (Admiral Aaron) ingame and I will set it up for you.
Next month’s “State of the Fleet” will be posted on August 23rd. As we start to get into the second half of the year we should now have more tipbiys of information starting to appear at what the second expansion, slated for release late this year may contain. Stay tuned as I am sure we are about to enter into another exciting time for Star Trek Online.
I hope everyone has enjoyed this “State of the Fleet” for the month on July 2014. I wish everyone a wonderful day, happy warp speed and I will see you ingame 🙂
This is Admiral Aaron signing off 🙂