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Upcoming traits changes

ShanShan admin
edited January 26 in Starfleet Communications
Greetings Captains,

As announced in our v8.0.0 client release notes a new feature is coming to Star Trek Timelines, Crew Retrieval. The design of Crew Retrieval involved taking into account many other aspects of the game, crew traits being one of them.

Dev commentary:
We have audited crew traits and are adding, removing and deprecating traits on existing crew to improve crew value. We have also revisited our internal guidelines for assigning traits to upcoming crew.

With an imminent feature where crew traits will be very important, we were able to dedicate the time to listen to the feedback and apply improvements that our team has hoped to make for a long time! We’re excited to finally share the upcoming changes and are eager to hear feedback.

Traits are an important and unique attribute of crew in Star Trek Timelines, but throughout the hundreds of crew that have been created, there is room for improvement. Our vision of how traits apply to gameplay, as well as the invaluable recommendations from thousands of players who participated in passionate discussions, led us to these improvements. Traits will continue to be an important attribute of crew and exciting upcoming features and content will leverage these changes.

Our goals were to apply trait changes as authentically and consistently as possible; adding value where possible and reducing the amount of low value traits. Traits will undoubtedly continue to evolve and we will continue to iterate with team and player feedback.

We would like to thank the community who participated in discussions on social media and forums about crew traits. These discussions were invaluable to our team in making decisions and highlighting areas of improvement. We hope that the community continues to help us improve crew traits and will be listening for future feedback.

The changes listed below are scheduled to go live with our February 2 server update.
Before then we would really appreciate your feedback on these changes: https://forum.disruptorbeam.com/stt/discussion/17479/upcoming-trait-changes-feedback-discussion/

Upcoming traits changes

The traits that are part of these changes no longer served their game mechanics purpose, either due to a trait not being shared by enough crew, or having too much overlap with other traits.


- “Astronomer” has been removed and replaced with “Astrophysics”.
While we understand there is a difference between these two fields of study we felt there was enough overlap to combine the two.

Crew affected by this change: Miss Q and Rain Robinson.

- “Empress” has been removed and replaced with “Royalty”.
All Terran Empire rulers will now have the Royalty trait.

Crew affected by this change: Emperor Philippa Georgiou, Section 31 Philippa Georgiou, and Mirror Empress Sato.

- “Lord” removed
This has been a mostly abandoned trait with little utility beside context for the crew that had it. However it didn’t have a strong definition and will be removed.

Crew affected: Commander Kruge, Grand Nagus Zek, and The One, Lore

- “Torchbearer” removed
When we came up with this trait we had limited information regarding Star Trek Discovery and thought that Torchbearer was going to be more prevalent. After evaluating this trait we decided that “Cultural Figure” is an appropriate replacement. Crew that had the “Torchbearer” trait will now have the “Cultural Figure'' trait if they didn’t already have it.

Crew affected: Torchbearer Rejac, Torchbearer Tyler, and Torchbearer Voq

- “Spy” removed
The trait that snuck back in! It wasn’t supposed to get back into the game, and as a result it will be replaced by “Undercover Operative”.

Crew affected: Amelia Earhart, Brigitte Torres, Control Leland, Covert Operative Leland, Romulan Kirk, as well as Agent Janeway

- “Warrior” removed
Another trait that snuck back into the game and will be removed from Laneth.

- “Chancellor”, “President”, as well as “Senator” will be consolidated with the use of ”Politician”. The “Politician” trait being defined as: a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of, or a candidate for, an elected office.


Crew affected: Chancellor Gorko, Chancellor Gowron, Chancellor L'Rell, Chancellor Martok, General Martok, Abraham Lincoln, The President of Earth, UFP President Ra-ghoratreii, and Senator Vreenak

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  • ShanShan admin
    edited January 26
    Full Change List

    Zhian'tara Odo had Zhiantara Trait Removed
    Laneth had Warrior Trait Removed
    Picard and Number One had Veteran Trait Added
    Displaced Gabrielle Burnham had Undercover Operative Trait Added
    Will Riker had Trill Trait Removed
    Torchbearer Rejac had Torchbearer Trait Removed
    Torchbearer Tyler had Torchbearer Trait Removed
    Torchbearer Voq had Torchbearer Trait Removed
    Timekeeper Tenavik had Timekeeper Trait Removed
    Desert Archer had Survivalist Trait Added
    Twilight T'pol had Starfleet Trait Removed
    Wedding T'Pol had Starfleet Trait Added
    Amelia Earhart had Spy Trait Removed
    Brigitte Torres had Spy Trait Removed
    Control Leland had Spy Trait Removed
    Covert Operative Leland had Spy Trait Removed
    Romulan Kirk had Spy Trait Removed
    Agent Janeway had Spy Trait Removed
    Bajoran Dukat had Spiritual Trait Added
    Nona had Spiritual Trait Added
    Pah-wraith Cult Dukat had Spiritual Trait Added
    Captain Spock had Special Envoy Trait Removed
    Edward Larkin had Shepherd Trait Removed
    Tribble Herder Scotty had Shepherd Trait Removed
    Senator Vreenak had Senator Trait Removed
    Displaced Gabrielle Burnham had Section 31 Trait Added
    Emperor Philippa Georgiou had Royalty Trait Added
    Mirror Empress Sato had Royalty Trait Added
    Mirror Spock had Royalty Trait Added
    Riva had Royalty Trait Added
    Section 31 Philippa Georgiou had Royalty Trait Added
    Shizon had Romulan Trait Added
    Annika Hansen Seven had Romantic Trait Added
    Grand Nagus Zek had Rich Trait Removed
    Kivas Fajo had Rich Trait Removed
    Profitable Ishka had Rich Trait Removed
    Loken had Resourceful Trait Added
    Human Q had Q Trait Removed
    Timekeeper Tenavik had Prophet Trait Removed
    Abraham Lincoln had President Trait Removed
    The President of Earth had President Trait Removed
    UFP President Ra-ghoratreii had President Trait Removed
    Abraham Lincoln had Politician Trait Added
    Acting Nagus Brunt had Politician Trait Added
    Chancellor Gorkon had Politician Trait Added
    Chancellor Gowron had Politician Trait Added
    Chancellor L'Rell had Politician Trait Added
    Chancellor Martok had Politician Trait Added
    General Martok had Politician Trait Added
    Grand Nagus Rom had Politician Trait Added
    Grand Nagus Zek had Politician Trait Added
    KDF Gowron had Politician Trait Added
    Mother L'Rell had Politician Trait Added
    The President of Earth had Politician Trait Added
    UFP President Ra-ghoratreii had Politician Trait Added
    Commander Kruge had Lord Trait Removed
    Grand Nagus Zek had Lord Trait Removed
    The One, Lore had Lord Trait Removed
    Blood Oath Jadzia Dax had Klingon Trait Added
    Nona had Kahn-ut-tu Trait Removed
    Torpedo Surgeon McCoy had Jury Rigger Trait Added
    Author Doctor had Human Trait Added
    Boothby Replicant had Human Trait Added
    Command Hologram had Human Trait Added
    Disguised Tuvok had Human Trait Added
    Doctor Van Gogh had Human Trait Added
    Dr. Hippocrates Noah had Human Trait Added
    Dr. Noah Hippocrates had Human Trait Added
    Emergency Medical Holoprogram Mk.1 had Human Trait Added
    Falcon O'Brien had Human Trait Added
    Goddess of Empathy Troi had Human Trait Added
    Hologram Barclay had Human Trait Added
    Holonovel Doctor had Human Trait Added
    Leonardo da Vinci had Human Trait Added
    Lt Cmdr Jack Crusher had Human Trait Added
    Michael Sullivan had Human Trait Added
    Mobile Doctor had Human Trait Added
    Musketeer La Forge had Human Trait Added
    Musketeer Picard had Human Trait Added
    Orion Vina had Human Trait Added
    Tee Time Doctor had Human Trait Added
    The President of Earth had Human Trait Added
    The Professor had Human Trait Added
    Virtuoso Doctor had Human Trait Added
    Zora had Human Trait Added
    Alidar Jarok had High Command Trait Removed
    Ambassador Soval had High Command Trait Added
    Ambassador V'Lar had High Command Trait Added
    Commander T'Pol had High Command Trait Removed
    EV Suit T'Pol had High Command Trait Added
    Gilora Rejal had High Command Trait Removed
    North Star T'Pol had High Command Trait Removed
    T'Mir had High Command Trait Added
    Vulcan Wedding T'Pol had High Command Trait Removed
  • ShanShan admin
    edited January 26
    Homesteader Janeway had Gardener Trait Added
    Amanda Grayson had Federation Trait Added
    Awaiting Amanda Grayson had Federation Trait Added
    Gabrielle Burnham had Federation Trait Added
    Picard and Number One had Federation Trait Added
    Sarina Douglas had Federation Trait Added
    Lieutenant Arex Na Eth had Federation Trait Added
    Edward Larkin had Exobiology Trait Added
    Mutated Paris and Evolved Janeway had Evolved Trait Removed
    Emperor Philippa Georgiou had Empress Trait Removed
    Mirror Empress Sato had Empress Trait Removed
    Section 31 Philippa Georgiou had Empress Trait Removed
    Determined Paris had Duelist Trait Added
    Reclamation Narissa had Duelist Trait Added
    Displaced Gabrielle Burnham had Desperate Trait Added
    Loken had Desperate Trait Added
    Kortar had Cursed Trait Removed
    Indulgent Seven had Crafty Trait Added
    Loken had Crafty Trait Added
    Mirror Empress Sato had Crafty Trait Added
    Reclamation Narissa had Crafty Trait Added
    Tuskegee Mayweather had Civilian Trait Removed
    Twilight T'pol had Civilian Trait Added
    Chancellor Gorkon had Chancellor Trait Removed
    Chancellor Gowron had Chancellor Trait Removed
    Chancellor L'Rell had Chancellor Trait Removed
    Chancellor Martok had Chancellor Trait Removed
    Doctor Zimmerman had Casual Trait Added
    Displaced Gabrielle Burnham had Caregiver Trait Added
    Nona had Caregiver Trait Added
    Mirror Empress Sato had Brutal Trait Added
    Breen Disguise Dukat had Breen Trait Added
    Breen Disguise Kira had Breen Trait Added
    Q Junior had Brat Trait Removed
    Nona had Botanist Trait Added
    Boomer Mayweather had Boomer Trait Removed
    Mountain Climber Mayweather had Boomer Trait Removed
    Rianna Mayweather had Boomer Trait Removed
    Tuskegee Mayweather had Boomer Trait Removed
    Miss Q had Astrophysics Trait Added
    Rain Robinson had Astrophysics Trait Added
    Miss Q had Astronomer Trait Removed
    Rain Robinson had Astronomer Trait Removed
    Will Riker had Ambassador Trait Removed


    Thank you for playing,

    The STAR TREK TIMELINES Team
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