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++ Fleet News Bulletin - May ++
Greetings my friends,
eventually summer has arrived, the new season is running and we have hard to fight to keep the Undine contained. I have seen numerous reports of valiant ship- and ground actions led by various elements of THE 300. Especially in such dark times the whole galaxy relies on battle-proven and loyal veterans like we have in THE 300. That said, please look out for your feelow fleet mates who have not the experience or gear and give them all support we can muster. My new position as Fleet Advisor allows me to more engage in fleet activities and I also am very happy to see many new members flocking to our banner.
Risa Beach Party
Save the Date! Join Star Trek Online Community Manager, CaptainSmirk this Friday 5/9 from 12 PM/Noon until 1PM PDT, and again from 4PM until 5 PM PDT (click here for the 1st timeslot or the 2nd timeslot for your timezone) for a relaxing day of lounging in the sun and splashing in the waves on everyone's favorite tropical paradise, the pleasure planet of Risa! If you haven't been to Risa there is no excuse to not attend - all Captains should give their crew some shoreleave. See you at the party and do not forhet to get dressed for the occasion.
All Hands Fleet Meeting May 2014
This Saturday, the 10th of May 2014 we will hold the next All Hands Fleet Meeting. Again all our members (FED + KDF) and allied Ambassadors are invited to join us to discuss the latest developments in fleet and game. While you can apply for promotions and take an active part in the fleet, it is also the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow fleet mates. Please check the draft agenda and your local starting time here!
Fresh from the Utopia Planetia Shipyards we will soon see one of the all-time favourite tactical ships reemerging in a new design. The Patrol Escorts were envisioned as escorts with an engineering bent. The Patrol Escort Refit: Tempest Class improves on those original designs with greatly improved Bridge Officer seating, a 5th Tactical Console slot, and additional aft firepower that will give Tempest captains new options in combat and a Nadion Saturation Bomb.
The Patrol Escort Refit: Tempest Class also comes with the Aft-Firing Tempest Tail Gun. This unique dual cannon is set up to fire on targets in the rear 90 degree arc of the Patrol Escort, and defaults to the Rapid Fire I firing mode. Like other cannons, the Aft-Firing Tempest Tail Gun can be modified by Scatter Volley and higher rank Rapid Fire bridge officer abilities. The Aft-Firing Tempest Tail Gun is fused to its own slot and does not fill one of the ships three aft weapons slots. It cannot be removed.
There is currently a Fleet Patrol Escort available in the in-game ship store at THE AEGIS, our Fleet Starbase. That ship will be retired and no longer available. It will be replaced with the new Fleet Patrol Escort Refit. Like all Fleet ships, the new Fleet Patrol Escort Refit enjoys additional Hit Points and shields, as well as a bonus console slot – in this case, a 3rd Engineering console slot. The Fleet Patrol Escort does not come with the Nadion Saturation Bomb console item, but it does come equipped with a 4th aft weapon slot, fused with the Aft Tempest Tail Gun. While the standard Tempest will be available via the ZenStore, the Fleet version will be available at our shipyards - I expect the Nadion Saturation Bomb to be either usable for all ships or at least also the fleet variant, along with the usual discount on fleet modules when you already have the zen version.
I hope to see you all at the Beach Party and of course at the Fleet Meeting, see you in Tau Dewa and Clear Skies to you, Captain!
Mary Lene Drake
Fleet Advisory Council
Fleet Operations Central Command