Notice Bonus Federation Rank! (5 - 16 December)

Will Flanagan

Product Manager
Frontier
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Greetings Commanders,

Following the success of the Federation during the Interstellar Initiative, the Golconda, commanders will be able to earn increased Federation rank from 5 December to 16 December.

Golconda’s Inhabitants Migrate to Forester’s Choice

The crew of the generation ship Golconda have migrated to their new home - the outpost Forester’s Choice in the Upaniklis system.

Following a successful bid to assist the Golconda crew with their relocation, the Federation arranged for transportation from the ancient vessel to the outpost now in orbit around Upaniklis B 3.

Communication with the generation ship in the days prior to departure revealed a certain amount of trepidation among their people. But with centuries of space travel having exhausted the Golconda’s ability to adequately sustain the colonists, the majority supported the decision to relocate.

The Golconda’s command staff also confirmed that they would continue distillation of the beverage Apa Vietii. This unique spirit will be on sale to traders from Forester’s Choice.

Professor Elizabeth Perez, head of anthropology at Orion Independent University, was on hand to observe the mass resettlement:

“Many of the colonists openly wept as they stepped aboard the transport vessels, speaking words of thanks and sorrow to the Golconda itself. On several occasions, the emigrants broke spontaneously into song, with hundreds locked arm-in-arm.”

“During the flight I overheard a group of youths chatting excitedly about the technology that would be available to them, perhaps ignorant of the significance of their journey. But most striking was the people’s collective determination to maintain their unique culture, and to remain together as they enter this new chapter.”

“It remains to be seen whether this society will retain its isolationist outlook or willingly integrate with the galaxy. We can only hope that these remarkable travellers from the past will be left alone long enough to explore 34th-century humanity at their own pace.”

To celebrate this historic event, the Federation has announced that a purchase discount will be applied to Federal craft between the 5th and 16th of December 3305.
Summary
  • A Federation-affiliated Outpost named Forester's Choice has been added to the Upaniklis system.
  • From 5 December to 16 December, any Federation Rank will be earned at an double rate alongside a discount to Federal ships.
  • The Rare Good, Apa Vietii, is available for purchase at Forester's Choice.
  • 'The Golconda' decal will be available to commanders who dock at Forester's Choice or either Federation or Empire megaship from 5 December to 16 December.
 
Hi Will, does the increased Federation rank bonus apply only to missions run from Forester's Choice or Upaniklis system. Or can the increased rank bonus be achieved from any Federal missions in other systems where there are rank rewards?

Ta.
 
Not on the topic of conversation, but on the case. when will normal research missions appear? transporting passengers or scanning lighthouses in settlements is not an adequate research activity. great and wonderful to have found a surviving ship-generation. but why there are no missions to search for such ships? why there are no missions to search and study space anomalies? why there are no missions to search and study geological samples from the surface of the planet? why there are no tip off missions for those who are far from inhabited systems with elementary text "commander, two parsecs from you have an interesting system with a class star (enter the right one) we are interested in the map data of the first / second / third /.../ of the twentieth planet. Data must be transferred to our liaison in the same system. " the generator is not capable of creating such missions?
 
Hi Will, does the increased Federation rank bonus apply only to missions run from Forester's Choice or Upaniklis system. Or can the increased rank bonus be achieved from any Federal missions in other systems where there are rank rewards?

Ta.
 
Greetings Will, i would like to know how much discount we actually get on Federation vessels?
Is it more discount then when you use Li Yong Rui's 15% discount and combine that with a posible Elite 2.50% discount??

what number are we looking at?
I ask because i'd like to know if it's worth trading in my already discounted vessels for even cheaper one's.

Thanks in advance
 
If the CG discount get combined with the LYR discount, i might rebuild my vette.
I did that with my T9 when they were discounted in the previous II
 
Summary
  • A Federation-affiliated Outpost named Forester's Choice has been added to the Upaniklis system.
  • From 5 December to 16 December, any Federation Rank will be earned at an double rate alongside a discount to Federal ships.
  • The Rare Good, Apa Vietii, is available for purchase at Forester's Choice.
  • 'The Golconda' decal will be available to commanders who dock at Forester's Choice or either Federation or Empire megaship from 5 December to 16 December.
Hey Will,

Some of us are capped out with Fed Rep. Can you maybe buff all mission rewards instead so we can get more credits or perhaps engineering mats instead?
 
Ive had the same. Ive raised an issue with regard to it.
I flew there in an Adder, so would be interesting to note if you flew there in a small ship
Dolphin for me, I nearly jumped in my Corvette before I remembered outpost 🙀
(I even put a couple of size 2 cargo racks in it :) )
 
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Reckon it's just me, but there may be a reason to assist those that haven't made it to Admiral yet to get there a wee bit faster. Perhaps, and I'm only hoping, but perhaps Frontier has or is taking my suggestion and associating the acquisition of a carrier with the rating of Admiral. I'd concur that in the near future there will be another event something similar to get the rating of King also.
 
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