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Command The Elachi Qulash Frigate in STO, Game Design Challenge Announced

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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A new Elachi Qulash Frigate and a game design challenge for Star Trek Online were announced via Arcgames’ official site earlier today.

The new frigate, arriving later this year, impressive stats, including:

  • Tier: 6

  • Faction: Any

  • Required Rank: Must complete the Tutorial

  • Hull Modifier: 1

  • Shield Modifier: 1

  • Fore Weapons: 5

  • Aft Weapons: 3

  • Device Slots: 3

  • Bridge Officer Stations: Commander Engineering, Lieutenant Commander Universal/Intel, Lieutenant Commander Universal, Lieutenant Universal, Ensign Universal

  • Consoles 4 Tactical, 5 Engineering, 2 Science (scales with level)

  • Base Turn Rate: 15

  • Impulse Modifier: .17

  • Inertia: 70

  • +10 Weapons Power, +10 Engines Power

  • Can Load Dual Cannons

  • Console - Universal - Elachi Rift Jump

  • Raider Flanking

  • Cruiser Command Array    

    • Command - Strategic Maneuvering

    • Command - Weapon System Efficiency

  • Starship Mastery Package (Frigate)    

    • Enhanced Hull Plating (+Energy Damage Resistance Rating)

    • Enhanced Weapon Banks (+Crit Severity)

    • Rapid Repairs (+Hull Regeneration)

    • Precise Weapons Systems (+Accuracy)

    • Invasive Maneuvers (Starship Trait)

View additional details here.

The game design challenge involves a partnership with Modiphius and carries a reward including an Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook PDF from Star Trek Adventures, and a T6 Defiant on PC.

Details for the challenge will require you writing a four page maximum adventure to be run inside the ruleset of Star Trek Adventures by Modiphius. It must take place in 2410. Other than that, go nuts. Check out full details here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.