By admin @ November 10, 2011 at 6:57pm
Borg Invasion of Defera
The Borg are taking advantage of all the new releases happening on Tribble, and a distracted player base, to launch a full scale invasion of the planet Defera! Both Starfleet and the Klingon Defense Force have responded by sending officers to the planet in an attempt to prevent the Borg from fully assimilating the world and the knowledge it contains.
The Defera Invasion zone is a new event that pits players against the Borg in different situations scattered throughout the planet’s vast and varied landscape. There are four different areas of conflict on the map, each with its own range of difficulties. Missions vary in difficulty from solo play to requiring a 5 member team to succeed.
The urban center of this portion of Defera, the City is home to countless Deferi, many of whom did not have a chance to escape when the Borg invaded. Players will be asked to aid in the rescue of those Deferi trapped by the planet’s newest residents before they are assimilated and the Borg add their knowledge of the Preservers to the Collective.
The Borg siege machinery – as well as the Borg invasion forces themselves – require a huge amount of power in order to wage their campaign. As a result, one of the first areas attacked, and subsequently taken over by the Borg, was a large hydroelectric power station. Players will be tasked with disrupting the Borg efforts to secure energy in the Power Plant and establishing a beach head for further attempts to take back this part of the world.
The Borg have come to Defera to assimilate the knowledge of an extremely powerful race called the Preservers. While the Preservers themselves are no longer on Defera, the planet is littered with their legacy in the form of ruins and artifacts, such as the remains of a Temple that is the target of this Borg invasion force. Players will lead the efforts to defend the Temple from a constant stream of Borg while trying to secure the knowledge of the Preservers for their own use against the invaders.
Towering over the Defera Invasion zone is the Borg Probe, a large device meant to quickly and efficiently disseminate the Borg nanovirus to assimilate the entire planet. Thanks to the quick response by Starfleet and the KDF, the nanovirus was contained and the Probe now serves as a base of operations for those Borg tasked with leading the invasion. Daring players can attempt to take on these Borg leaders.
Combat throughout the Defera Invasion zone takes place at Rear Admiral/Brigadier General level. Characters who have not yet reached this rank will be bolstered to fight at the appropriate level (much like how the Borg Red Alerts work currently).
In case the looming threat of the Borg gaining the knowledge of the Preservers wasn’t enough to motivate you into helping the Deferi people, special items have been created for this event as world drops, mission rewards, and craftable items – all designed to aid in your fight against the Borg.
The Defera Invasion zone can be accessed from either the Defera Visitors Center or Defera System in the Deferi Sector of the Orellius Sector Block. This area will always be available for players to visit, but will only have missions available when the event is active. In the off hours, players will have access to crafting vendors and a chance to explore most areas of the invasion zone without fear of being assimilated.
In order to make sure everyone has a chance to play this event on Tribble and to maximize our chances to catch any bugs that might be present, this event will be running for two hours every four hours around the clock (two hours on, two hours off). Once the Invasion makes its way to Holodeck, it will be slotted into the event calendar much less frequently.
Come join forces with us on Tribble. The Deferi are counting on you to save their planet!
Staff Content Designer
Star Trek Online