Mission Replay and Red Alerts
What are Red Alerts and how do they work?
We all know what a Red Alert is on Star Trek, it’s a time of extreme danger for the ship and crew, when any moment you can expect to be thrust into conflict. In Star Trek Online the existing Red Alert system is not very well supported, there is also no story behind the missions and every time it is the same. What we have done in SRS is create our own Red Alert channel, you can join it by typing in the chat field
/channel_join SRS Red Alert
We would recommend changing the channel colour to red to make it stand out.
Once you are in the channel then from time to time you will see one of the RDF team leaders explaining a critical situation that requires a full RDF team. RDF is an acronym for Rapid Deployment Force, the team leaders are anyone in the position of Rapid Deployment Force Officer which is rank 5 in SRS Command. Often a little casual role play is introduced, for example you may see something like:
Civilian ships are under attack on route to the Goralis System [STF][Space][SRS MRP Convoy][Diff=8][T][FED][Keyword = Atlantic]
You may join in the role play with anything pertinent, e.g. USS Valiant on route, eta 3 min.
The events we run are a combination of the normal queues played on advanced or elite difficulty and a large library of custom built foundry missions like the one listed above, these are almost always on elite. There are some abbreviations you can see as part of the event description and they are summarised here.
FED/KDF - If the event is open to either allegiance or just one (most Cryptic queues are cross faction)
Keyword - Type this word in the announcing channel to receive a team/queue invite
BQ, AQ, DQ - Beta, Alpha and Delta Quadrants
STF - Special Task Force - in this case sets the reward level for the mission, high rewards.
RA - Red Alert - Short single system patrol, sets reward level for mission, lowest.
MR - Mission Replay - Long story mission, highest reward level.
NPE - Non-parsable Event, scores are averaged out over the event/s so everyone is rewarded the same other
than deaths and any indivdual bonuses
Diff=Difficulty, scale of 1 to 10, 1 being no combat, 10 being impossible
Combined - The parse is combined space and ground
Q - Event is a queue, no need to travel
T - You must travel to the starting point
You can download an up to date list of missions available in PDF format
What is Mission Replay?
Quite simply it’s the replaying of previous mission episodes with a full team on elite difficulty. On occasions we may run with two or even three teams should the demand be large enough. The mission replay schedule is as follows:
Mondays - Federation
Tuesdays - Romulan
Wednesdays - Federation
Thursdays - Klingon
Fridays - Federation
In addition we also run the specially written longer missions from our own SRS Foundry Library such as:
Once we start an episode arc we normally try to play all missions in that arc where possible.
How can I join?
As long as you are in an SRS Armada you may join. Simply keep your eye on the SRS Red Alert Channel and the SRS Armada Channel. Type the keyword in the chat channel where the event is announced and you will receive a team invite.
MR Points (MRP) equal big prizes
When you play any event you accrue MRP (Mission Replay Points). These points can earn you fantastic ingame and real life prizes, anything from a pet to a Life Time Subscription worth $300. To learn more about MRP please go to the MRP page
Can you give an example of the missions you play on the Red Alerts and other events?
Click here to go to the list of events we currently play, in addition to all Cryptic missions and queues
Take me to the MRP Page