Star Traders: Frontiers

Star Traders: Frontiers

Trese Brothers  [developer] Oct 3, 2019 @ 7:06am
October Community Challenge: Firefly Tour
A new month and a new community challenge that was cooked up on our Discord[discord.gg] and we're posting it up (a little late) for October!

Can you survive flying Firefly-style?

14 Years of Firefly
In this challenge, you may start the game with any configuration and ship that you please. You must immediately fire everyone but your officers. You may only travel the void when your ship is staffed *only* by the Captain and your Officer corp (which may be as large as 7).

You may recruit crew from the Spice Hall and Contacts but you must immediately Promote or Dismiss them before leaving the zone. If you Conscript crew from another ship, you must Promote that crew to Officer the next time you land (as you can't Dismiss while Conscripting, this is an important point).

The goal of the challenge is simple -- survive 14 years (for 14 Episodes) and post your status screen showing level and final bank roll of more than 1 million credits. Those are some long hard years to rely on a small crew of extreme experts -- but you can get rich if you play it right.

Please post here if you're picking up this challenge! Then post some screenshots and brag about your difficulty and at what date you completed your mission :D

Previous Community Challenges
If you missed the July Community Challenge: Underworld Reknown,
June Community Challenge: Legendary Hunter or the May Challenge: Small Ship to Prize Ship you may still want to jump in and join the fun.
Last edited by Trese Brothers; Oct 3, 2019 @ 2:01pm
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LordofSyn Oct 3, 2019 @ 9:12am 
I like it. Brutal and creative!!
interleaper Oct 3, 2019 @ 1:00pm 
Refresh my memory: if you press gang someone after a battle, can you promote them to officer immediately? or can that only be done in port?
righteousdude3 Oct 3, 2019 @ 1:44pm 
Any suggestions for a starting template for this challenge? I'm thinking to keep it true to Firefly, the ship should have zero combat ability (other than running away), but would love to get the officer count as high as possible.
Trese Brothers  [developer] Oct 3, 2019 @ 2:00pm 
Originally posted by interleaper:
Refresh my memory: if you press gang someone after a battle, can you promote them to officer immediately? or can that only be done in port?

Yes, that's a good extra rule to add. You must promote any conscripted crew the next time you land.

Updated the rules, thank you!
Last edited by Trese Brothers; Oct 3, 2019 @ 2:01pm
Trese Brothers  [developer] Oct 3, 2019 @ 2:03pm 
Originally posted by righteousdude3:
Any suggestions for a starting template for this challenge? I'm thinking to keep it true to Firefly, the ship should have zero combat ability (other than running away), but would love to get the officer count as high as possible.

Some players have been chatting about it on Discord, but no one has posted templates yet.

I would suggest picking a ship that starts with 5 Officers minimum. Maybe the Aeternum Vindex if you like M2400 builds.

Captain Skill bonuses is also another hot topic. You're going to need every ounce of 'umph from the captain here, I think A might be best for Skills.
Last edited by Trese Brothers; Oct 3, 2019 @ 2:03pm
For_Science! Oct 3, 2019 @ 4:23pm 
This sounds decidedly tough. Every trip into the Void is gonna be a crazy parade of disasters as we try to hold the ship together long enough to reach the next port...which is just how Firefly ought to feel.

"You take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down."

Bonus points for recreating as many of the Firefly crew as possible? Not quite enough officer slots for all nine, but Book was technically a passenger, and River can spend the whole time pretending to be the ship. ;-)
Trese Brothers  [developer] Oct 3, 2019 @ 4:40pm 
Lol bonus points indeed! This is def going to be a tough one, but as you said, that's right in the spirit of the show itself lol. Be sure to get a pro Kaylee because stuff is gonna break.

Best benefit -- officers never desert.
For_Science! Oct 3, 2019 @ 5:42pm 
Originally posted by Trese Brothers:
Best benefit -- officers never desert.

"How come you didn’t turn on me, Jayne?"

"Money wasn’t good enough."

"What happens when it is?"

"Well… that’ll be an interesting day."
Septiimus Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:44pm 
I'm game. This should be fun.
Trese Brothers  [developer] Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:52pm 
Originally posted by Septiimus:
I'm game. This should be fun.

Post pics or it never happened :)
Septiimus Oct 3, 2019 @ 9:46pm 


Originally posted by Trese Brothers:
Originally posted by Septiimus:
I'm game. This should be fun.

Post pics or it never happened :)
https://twitter.com/GrimAllies/status/1179981019492913153?s=20
Vlad_1492 Oct 3, 2019 @ 11:16pm 
You guys are big damn heroes.

Trese Brothers  [developer] Oct 4, 2019 @ 7:24am 
Mercy indeed ... You got this? Wow that crew screen looks empty!!
Trese Brothers  [developer] Oct 4, 2019 @ 12:44pm 
Wow, very well done -- to make it 14 years is hard enough on its own in a Paladin Cruiser no less :D
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