Friday, March 3, 2017

Phoenix Rising (Again)

*Cough* *Cough*  Been a little under-the-weather* lately, though that's no excuse for not posting earlier.  Although, it's as good as any, I guess.  But I digress...

Just a quick post here for those of you who play Star Trek Online (STO).  This weekend is the return of the "Phoenix Prize Pack" (PPP).  Everyday, from March 2nd (yesterday) until March 6th @ 10:00AM Pacific, one can receive a free pack (one per account, per day).  The packs themselves are BtC, but the tokens within are BtA.  Additionally, one can also buy the packs for dilithium, if you want.

Now, if you don't know about the PPPs, I would suggest reading the web-page linked above.  But a quick rundown is that they contain tokens of various rarities that can be redeemed for respective rarity items that are no longer available in the game.  The tokens allow you to open the "Redemption" store and exchange the token for a like-rarity item in the store list.  Miss out on a summer or winter event ship?  Well, it's possible to get them via a token, should you get the appropriate rarity.

Normally, once an item is unlocked in the redemption store by any character on an account, the items are account-unlocked.  HOWEVER, during THIS particular event, that is NOT the case.  So, if your entire account is missing a specific ship or other item, you would need to acquire them separately via the Phoenix tokens on each character.

Still, it's a nice way to back-fill any 'holes' you may have.

You can also do other things with the tokens, but I'm going to refer you to the link above for details.

Looks like I need to go through my toons and figure out which of the listed items I'm missing and wanting.  There are some items I would definitively like to get, like the "Dance(Jester)" emote or the "Red Matter Capacitor" or "Console - Tactical - Automated Defense Turret".

Good luck to all those participating.

* There is some disparage as to the etymology of this phrase, though most agree it is nautical in origin.  According to some, the full-phrase is "under the weather rail**", but in all (nautical) cases, it basically refers to (seasick) sailors going below deck, to get away from (or under) the weather.

** There is a site that says it's "under the weather bow" (that's 'bah-oow', not "boe"), though a commentor correctly stated that "bow"refers to the front of the ship, which in old days would be pitching up and down and would be the worst place for a seasick sailor to be.

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