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Titan Destroyer FAW Build from episode 120

Below you can find the complete build write up from Fleet Action Report Episode 120

Nikodas and Grebog Titans
Nikodas and Grebog in their Titans. Image by TabbythaGames 
  • Workshop: Titan Science Destroyer FAW build
    • Differences between version
      • Fleet – better hull and shields, +1 science console
      • +Experimental upgrade- +1 Device +1 universal console +1 starship trait
    • Equipment
      • Weapons
        • Elite Fleet Phaser Beam Arrays x5  (3 Fore 2 Aft)
          • Want to re-engineer to have as much x[DMG] as you can get
        • Dark Matter Quantum Torpedo (for 2pc) – Disco Rep
        • Trilithium-enhanced Omni-Directional Phaser Beam Array – Mission: New Frontiers – Beyond the Nexus
        • Soliton Wave Impeller – Risian Corvette
          • Alternative: Voice of the Prophets – Bajoran Intercepter, Experimental Flak Shot Artillery – Competitive Repw
      • Space Set
        • Elite Fleet Intervention Protomatter Deflector
        • Deteriorating Secondary Deflector (crafted, or research lab) not hugely important if you are staying in tactical mode
        • Prevailing Innervated Impulse Engines – Competitive Rep
          • Alt: Mycelial Wave-Impulse Engines – Disco Rep (3pc)
        • Mycelial Harmonic Matter-Antimatter Core – Disco Rep (for 2pc)
        • Tilly’s Review-Pending Modified Shields – Disco Rep (for 2pc)
      • Devices:
        • Kobayashi Maru Transponder
        • Red Matter Capacitor
        • Subspace Field Modulator
        • Temporal Negotiator
      • Consoles (universal unless otherwise noted)
        • Universal
          • Tachyokinetic Converter – 200 Lobi
          • Bioneural Infusion Circuits – 200 Lobi
          • Altamid Modified Swarm Processor – 200 lobi
          • D.O.M.I.N.O. – Bajoran Interceptor – Event ship – Phoenix Prize Pack Epic
          • Approaching Agony – Recent redeem for free – Exchange ~ 5 to 6 mil EC
        • Engineering
          • Trellium-D Plating – Mission: Future Proof – Ragnarok
          • Reinforced Armaments – Mission: New Frontiers – Beyond the Nexus
        • Tactical
          • Lorca’s Custom Fire Controls
          • vulnerability Locator [Phaser]
        • Alternatives
          • Assimilated Module – Task Force Omega Rep
          • Priors World Elite Defense Satellite – Past event (now overpriced on Mudds if you don’t have it)
          • Zero Point Energy Conduit – New Romulus Rep
          • Quantum Phase Converter – Mission: Future Proof – Sunrise
          • Regenerative Integrity Field – Kobali Samsar Cruiser – Past Event – Phoenix Prize Token
          • Ordnance Accelerator – Gamma Rep
          • Eject Red Matter – Vulcan Scout Vessel (Lockbox/Mudds)
    • BoFFs
      • SROs – Fleet Embassy
      • Vanguard – Z-Store Bundle > Gamma Vanguard Pack
      • Cardassian – Exchange
      • Krenim – Fleet
      • Kentari – Fleet (we don’t have these unlocked yet)
      • Skill Setup
        • Commander/LtC Tac (flips between Tactical Mode and Science)
          • Tactical Team I
          • Torpedo Spread II
          • Fire at Will III
          • Attack Pattern Omega II
        • Ensign Tac
          • Kemocite-Laced Weaponry I (exchange ~7.5mil)
            • Torpedo Spread I (only used when other is  still on CD and to trigger Entwined Tactical Matrices)
        • Lt Engineer
          • Emergency Power to Weapons I
          • Emit Unstable Warp Bubble (Mission: Iconian War – Broken Circle)
        • Commander/LtC Science (flips between Science Mode and Tactical Mode)
          • Tractor Beam I
          • Scramble Sensors I
          • Photonic Officer II
          • Gravity Well II (Will not be used as you will be in Tactical Mode)
        • LtC Science
          • Hazard Emitters I (remove debuffs and small heal)
          • Jam Targeting Sensors II
          • Gravity Well I
    • Doffs
      • Energy Weapons Officer – CritH – Exchange, only get 1
      • Energy Weapons Officer – CritD – Exchange, only get 1
      • Space Warfare Specialist – Daoga or Buthil – Lockbox/exchange ~52 mil EC
      • “Law” – Mission: Nimbus arc
      • Aux to Bat Doffs (may not be necessary, would need to switch Emit Warp Bubble for Aux to battery skill)
      • Projectile Weapons Officer – CrtH – Exchange, only get 1
      • Projectile Weapons Opfficer – CrtD – Exchange, only get 1
      • Gravimetric Scientist – -Chance to create an aftershock Gravity Well
    • Traits
      • Personal
        • Beam Barrage – R&D Beams school level 15
        • Beam Training – upgrade to Superior at K-13
        • Innocuous – default stock
        • Fleet Coordinator – default stock
        • Context is for Kings – LB/Exchange ~ 33 mil EC
        • Adaptive Offense – LB/Exchange ~ 30 mil EC (warning there is also a ground trait same name, make sure to get space)
        • Unconvential Systems – LB/Exchange ~35 mil EC
        • The Boimler Effect – 200 Lobi/Exchange ~85 mil EC
        • Intel Agent Attache – LB/Exchange ~ 35 mil EC
        • Terran Targeting Systems – LB/Exchange ~35 mil EC
        • A good day to die – LB/Exchange (tac only) ~36 mil EC
        • Alternatives
          • Point Blank Shot – Mission: Iconian War – House Pegh
          • Self Modulating Fire – LB/Exchange ~40mil EC
          • Operative – default stock
          • EPS Manifold – default stock
      • Starship
        • Emergency Weapon Cycle – Arbiter – zen store
        • Redirecting Arrays – Tactical Miracle Worker Cruiser – zen store
        • Promise of Ferocity – Andorian Thozyn Pilot Escort – zen store
        • All hands on Deck – Tactical Command Battlecruiser – zen store
        • Alternates:
          • Entwined Tactical Matrices – Gagarin Miracle Worker Battlecruiser – zen
          • Calm before the storm – Cardassian Intel Flight-deck cruiser – zen store
          • Supremacy – Vaadwaur Astika – lobi
          • Reciprocity – Phantom Intel Escort – zen store
          • Target Rich Environment – Kelvin Timeline Intel Dreadnought Cruiser – LB
          • Strike from Shadows – Shran Light Pilot Escort – zen
          • Super Charged Weapons – Endeavor Tactical Star Cruiser
          • History will Remember – Zen store – Narendra or Legendary Ambassador
          • Critical Systems (Improved) – Temporal Agent Recruitment
          • Cold-Hearted – Breen Plesh Tral Heavy Raider – event ship (only use if going A2B)
      • Reputation
        • Enhanced Armor Penetration
        • Precision
        • Auxiliary Power Configuration Offense
        • Advanced Targeting Systems
        • Magnified Firepower
      • Active Space
        • Quantum Singularity Manipulation
        • Bio-Molecular Shield Generator
        • Refracting Tetryon Cascade
        • Deploy Sensor Interference Platform
        • Anti-Time Entanglement Singularity
      • Specializations
        • Primary: Intel
        • Secondary: Temporal Operative
    • How this is meant to work
      • Being a science heavy ship, we lean into it and take advantage of Uncon (trait) procs and use control abilities to reduce CD of universal consoles and Boff abilities while also trying to extend FaW. Goal is to hit 100% uptime on FaW.
Demorecord Star Trek Online


From the show notes:

  • Demorecord
    • What is it? TLDR: Text file creator of all actions in your instance.
    • What do I do with this text file?
      • Learn the pc command line run statement to start STO with the notation to open the specific text file
      • Or grab the demorecord launcher program that will help you do that and much much more.
    • Command to create Demo file
      • /demorecord
      • /demorecordstop
    • Where did the demo file go?
      • There will now be a folder in your STO install location called “demos”
      • Ie: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Star Trek Online_en\Star Trek Online\Live\demos”
  • Now what?
    • Either you in the STO Launcher after you have logged in, click “Options” up on the top right before you hit “Engage” and scroll down to Command Line
      • Here add in: -demoplay yourfilename.demo
    • Download and run STO Demo Launcher (link will be in the show notes)
      • All your demo files should be show in the Demo Luancher Program. Just select the one you want and the fun begins.
      • You can manipulate the file here removing effects, weapons, to renaming ships and changing a ship to say DS9.
      • Once you are done editing, you can save and start the demo in playback, which will launch STO in demoplay mode with the file you had selected.
  • I don’t have a UI how do I do anything?
    • To open Console: `
    • Pause: Spacebar
    • Free Camera Mode Toggle: F2
      • WASD+QZ and mouse to rotate and move around
    • Common Commands
      • /fov 75    (wide angle)

/fov 20    (pin point)

  • /fov 55    (default)
  • /renderscale 1 (default)
  • /renderscale 2 (higher quality, but takes more processing power)
  • /screenshot_jpg   (saves a screenshot, though any screenshot key you have set should still work, default PrntScr button)
    • However demorecord may forget to grab environmental backgrounds at times, so a 3rd party screenshot program may be best
  • /demo_restart
  • /quit  (exit out of the game)


Some Recommend Filters to use in the Demorecord Launcher (Thank you Tabbythagames for these)

  • Shieldindicator_Lvl
  • Soundfx_
  • Cfx_Ship_boardingparty_screenfx
  • Rep
  • Trait
  • lockbox
  • Eng
  • Sci
  • Tac
  • Cruiser_Aura
  • Intel
  • singularity_shielding
  • Bop
  • Bof
  • Buff

Episodes Covering Demorecord:

  1. F.A.R. Ep 94 Demorecrod and Beyond
New Character Challenge

New Character Challenge


  1. You can not claim/reclaim any zen purchases.
  2. You can not reclaim any event rewards, until after you can participate in the events.
    1. Nikodas and Grebog hit this during the First Contact event 2022 of April.
  3. You can not reclaim anything in the dilithium store reclaims
  4. You may only use crafted items that are made while streaming
  5. All races are allowed, as they only offer minor changes

Schedule and level breaks (for anyone that wants to follow along)

  • 2/21 Character Creation and tutorial
  • 2/28 Level 10 quick update with Borg Resurgence feature
  • 3/14 Level 20
  • 4/4 Level 30
  • 4/18 Level 40
  • 5/2 Level 50
  • 6/6 Level 61
  • 6/27 Level 65

This will be adjusted as time goes.

To find all videos from Nikodas in his progress of the challenge: F.A.R. Nikodas Challenge Playlist

To find all the videos from Grebog in his progress of the challenge: F.A.R. Grebog Challenge Playlist


A short history of Cait, and Captain K’tiess



The history of Cait


600 years ago, most of the Caitian tribes were in the process of forming what is now known as the First Caitian Alliance. This process was started to put an end to many years of war and strife between the different tribes. It was an attempt for the world to know a peace it had never known before, and it almost worked. Would have, in fact, if not for the Northern Tribe, and it’s invasion. These Northerners were a fierce, white-furred group of warriors that felt it was time to subjugate the other tribes. They quickly moved south and began, what became, a long and bloody war. 

The war lasted several years, as the Northerners were savage and well-armed, but the Alliance had more resources. The two sides appeared evenly matched, but the Northerners were not deterred by a long war, in fact they seemed to relish it. They pushed themselves to the limit, and the First Caitian Alliance was hard-pressed to hold them off. Just when it seemed the Northerners might gain an advantage, however, a disaster struck. A disease, unknown to the North, began to spread among the invaders. It quickly decimated their numbers and gave the Alliance a decisive advantage. 

However, once the death toll began to rise it was the First Caitian Alliance that came to the Northerners rescue. They knew of the illness that had infected the Northerners, and they knew how to treat it. They were almost too late, however. By the time their medicines had stopped the spread of the illness there were only about 1500 survivors. 1500 out of 2 million Northerners were all that survived the epidemic. This brought a quick end to any hostilities. The Northerners, afraid for their own survival, quickly joined, and were accepted, by Caitian society. 

Only 2 years later the Alliance began to fracture. The tribes had returned to old concerns and old rivalries. Another war seemed likely, and some might have even wanted it. However, at the right time, a surviving Northern Caitian, name S’rreen, stepped foreword and took command. She led the tribes to form a Second Caitian Alliance, which has endured since that time. She is remembered and revered by most of the current Caitian population. 

K’tiess, the early years

K’tiess, which means Tempered Protector in the Cait language, is descended from those white-furred Northern invaders. He was born in December 2358, by the Earth calendar. He has inherited the white-fur of his ancestors, a fact his father is very proud of. His father has often said, “We’ve always had strong genes, and it shows!” when talking about his son. In addition to the fur, his father has also maintained the warrior traditions of his ancestors. He has taught his son about honor, loyalty, and several different combat techniques.  

His father, an accomplished Starfleet diplomat, was fascinated by other cultures and spent a lot of time traveling around the Federation. He often took his wife and son with him on these trips and it was during this time that he introduced K’tiess to a Klingon patron, Hundek of House Ko’rok, he had come to know. K’tiess came to enjoy these trips with his dad. He came to respect many diverse cultures, and visited several Federation worlds in his youth. During his late teens, K’tiess spent a year living with Ko’rok. He was treated as any other member of the house, and served the family with distinction in several combat situations, primarily against Gorn, Nausicaan, and Orion raiders. When a conflict arose with a rival house, K’tiess managed to broker a solution that let both houses keep their honor. This caused Hundek to make K’tiess a member of his house. 


It was through these experiences that K’tiess found himself drawn to Starfleet, which he saw as a continuation of his father’s work. He initially joined under tactical training, having lived with Klingons and having a talent for security. One particular instructor, however, became very close to K’tiess and noted his natural talents with leadership and diplomacy. This instructor suggested K’tiess move to the command track, then helped him transfer when the time was right.


This was a path K’tiess had never considered before. It wasn’t long before he distinguished himself as both a warrior and a diplomat. He quickly rose through the ranks until he was awarded the honored position of Captain. He has brokered several first-contacts among new species, as well as having fought in several, unavoidable conflicts. He is noted, however, as seeking a peaceful solution first, and relying on violence only when all other options have been tried. 


His desire for peaceful contact, and his achievements as captain, caught the attention of the Federation’s Diplomatic Corps. They approached the captain many times, asking for his help with delicate talks or de-escalation of volatile situations. Eventually his successes led them to offer him the rank of Federation Ambassador. However, it wasn’t until they decided to allow him to keep his Starfleet position that he finally accepted these additional duties.




Greetings all, this is the biography I’ve written for my main character, K’tiess. This gives you a bit of Caitian history as well as his individual background. I truly hope you enjoy this snippet of information on who K’tiess is. Most of my information comes from which is a non-cannon source. That being said, there are no cannon sources of information about the Caitian people or their history. 




Greetings all, this is the biography I’ve written for my main character, K’tiess. This gives you a bit of Caitian history, as well as his individual background. I truly hope you enjoy this snippet of information on who K’tiess is. Most of my information comes from which is a non-cannon source. That being said, there are no cannon sources of information about the Caitian people or their history. 

TFO Infformation

Cat’s Tale and the 13 Black Cats

If you are wondering were all the black cats are in the Cat’s Tale Task Force Operation for the Fall of the Old Ones event, then look no further. Below are two images with yellow triangles marking where the cats are.

Section one Black Cats are starred
Section 2 Black Cats are starred.




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