"It's been a long road, getting from there to here..."
With the return of the Infinity lockbox, the remaining Space Warfare Officer set has been completed and ZEMOK has been acquired for a substantial discount. This acquisition solidifies the roster of active space doffs.
A Superior Romulan Operative has also been recruited with room for more at a later date.
Still finding significant resistance in ISA at the secondary Transformer. Testing different configurations in pursuit of breaking 40K continues, yet I have my suspicions that this may be the limit of this build without a skills respec.
A full respec has been enacted, with a 8/27/11 Sci Ultimate tree that includes advanced tactical readiness to substitute in place of a secondary Zemok. Doing so allowed me to finally break into 40k territory, with a new parse of 43.31k.
The UR DHC Phaser Mk XIV [CrtD] [CrtH]x2 [Dmg] returns to replace the quad cannon, as it wasn't procing as much as the DHCs during special attacks. when it did proc, it was actually putting out less than the DHCs.
Tray configurations have also been upgraded with new traits and powers:
Lt Universal/Eng: EPW1, RSP1
Cdr Tac/Pilot: TT1, APB1, TS3, CSV3
Lt Tac: KLW1, CRF1
Lt Eng: ET1, EPW2
LtCdr Sci: HE1, TSS2, GW1
Lt Universal/Tac: TT1, CSV1
Cdr Tac/Pilot: KLW1, RS1, CSV2, APO3
Lt Tac: TS1, APB1
Lt Eng: EPW1, EPW2
LtCdr Sci: HE1, TSS2, SSV2
Ablative shell, particle manipulator, failsafe scrambler, anchored, and biotech patch have replaced the previous Space Trait slots of astrophysicist, conservation of energy, warp theorist, operative, and nanite repair matrix
Unlocked 5th slot and replaced Sub-warp sheath with standoff to supplement anchored.
There have been many advancements since my last update. Through the annual Holiday Upgrade weekend, Black Friday Super Sales, and the premiere of the Phoenix Prize Pack, The Growler has finally broke through into firm 50K territory. 50.01K was obtained on 11/01/2016, marking a time of just 3 months of dedication to achieve the halfway goal of 100k. a new record of 52.81k was reached to close out 2016 on the eve of the New Year. Setting a key to toggle hiding the UI helped greatly by eliminating that source of lag.
All consoles have now been upgraded to Mk XIV Epic
A Red Matter Capacitor has replaced the need to craft any more batteries
The Iconian Warp Core and the Quantum Phase Weapons set have all been upgraded to Epic as well using ultimate Keyring Pack Upgrades.
Replaced one of the [DrainX] nullifiers with an [EPG] version
The two Cannon Weapons Officers for reduced recharge time have also been replaced for now with Sensors Officer Andwa Nort for debuff of target's offensive damage whenever Sensor Scan is used, and Conn Officer Veol from Risa for a small power levels boost after using Evasive Maneuvers.
Failsafe and Biotech patch have been replaced with Coalition Starship Tactics for team boosts, and Warp Theorist for added EPS benefit. They join Ablative Shell, Self-Modulating Fire, Particle Manipulator, Fleet Coordinator, Point-Blank Shot, Anchored, and Cannon Training.
These changes have now earned me a new record of 52.81K DPS in ISA. Next phase will involve replacing the regular [CrtH]x2 cannon with another Advanced Fleet [CrtD][Dmg]x3, switching to Temporal Speciality once it's fully unlocked from patrols grinding, acquiring the META traits from lobi ships, Upgrading the default traits to Superior versions from K-13, and finalizing the conversion to all epic gear.
Ground Gear is also added to the planner for review. currently at around 215 dps.