Breakwater

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Breakwater
[CF-M5]
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Tickets 1
Cadet Challenge
A Certain Formality
Mission
5th
Type
Away Team
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Mission Rewards
The Talarians are dropping out of warp. This is it. Defend Angel I by any means necessary.
~ Admiral William T. Riker

Breakwater is the fifth mission in Cadet Challenge: A Certain Formality. It takes place on Pollux IV in the Beta Geminorum.

Mission Walkthrough

  Breakwater's Information Breakwater's Structure
Introduction: The patriarchial Talarians have arrived, bent on conquering the matriarchial society of Angel I. Protect this Federation member world!
Breakwater structure.png
Tickets Cost: 1 Tickets per run
Suggested
Traits
:
Notes:

Ideal crew to crit at all Thursday levels:

  • Node 1 & 5 (Diplomacy): Dabo Girl Leeta (Romantic & Civilian traits with 363 min roll and 467 max)
    • Ensign Sato will also work but may take multiple attempts to crit the node with no bonuses but has 401–471 range.
  • Node 3 (Security): Major Kira (Veteran trait with 364 min roll and 480 max)
    • Lt Tasha Yar will also work but may take multiple attempts to crit the node with no bonuses but has 379–459 range.

Ideal crew to crit at all Saturday Advanced levels:

Step Choices Skill Req Other Req Bonus Traits Rare Reward
1.
Formally Engage Leader
Argue for Peace
A. AT-Starfleet Headquarters Meeting.png
Diplomacy Diplomacy
135 | 270 | 380
Adv: 220 | 350 | 450
Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+24 | +38 | +72)
(+30 | +48 | +90)

Adv: Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+?? | +48 | +72)
(+?? | +60 | +90)
Common Phaser Type 1
Uncommon Translation Algorithm ★★
Rare KCA Icon ★★★
Super Rare Replicator Ration (fuel) ★★★★ (x4)
[Character]⁠ cannot dissuade the Talarian leader from attacking, but does manage to convince him not to hit civilian targets.
[Character]⁠ angers the Talarian leader even further—he declares that he will intentionally target civilians.
2.
Prevent Orbital Bombardment
Board Talarian Ship
A. AT-Corridor Battle-First Contact.png
Security Security
135 | 270 | 380
Adv: 220 | 350 | 450
Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+24 | +38 | +72)
(+30 | +48 | +90)

Adv: Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+?? | +?? | +??)
(+?? | +?? | +??)
No other traits provide a bonus.
No Rewards at this Node
[Character]⁠ leads a boarding party to storm the Talarian ship's bridge. The Talarians beam a landing party to Angel I!
[Character]⁠'s boarding party is handily repelled from the Talarian ship. They beam a landing party to Angel I!
Target Enemy Weapon Banks
B. AT-Deflector Dish-First Contact.png
Command Command
135 | 270 | 380
Adv: 220 | 350 | 450
Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+24 | +38 | +72)
(+30 | +48 | +90)

Adv: Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+?? | +48 | +72)
(+?? | +60 | +90)
No Rewards at this Node
The Talarian ship is dead in the proverbial water, thanks to [Character]⁠. They beam a landing party to Angel I!
[Character]⁠ only knocks out the Talarian ship's phaser capabilities. They fire torpedoes and beam a landing party to Angel I!
3.
Challenge Landing Party
Vanguard for Angel I Forces
A. AT-Klingon Death Ritual.png
Security Security
135 | 270 | 380
Adv: 220 | 350 | 450
Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+24 | +38 | +72)
(+30 | +48 | +90)

Adv: Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+?? | +48 | +72)
(+?? | +60 | +90)
Common Security Reports
Uncommon Bajoran Phaser ★★
Rare Cardassian Monitor ★★★
honorHonor (x250)
[Character]⁠ prevents the Talarian landing party from ever reaching their target. The landing party is captured.
The Talarian landing party breaks past [Character]⁠ and engages Angel I forces. Eventually they are defeated and captured.
4.
Handle Prisoners of War
Enforce Fair Treatment
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Command Command
135 | 270 | 380
Adv: 220 | 350 | 450
Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+24 | +38 | +72)
(+30 | +48 | +90)

Adv: Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+?? | +?? | +72)
(+?? | +?? | +90)
No other traits provide a bonus.
No Rewards at this Node
[Character]⁠ ensures that the Talarian landing party prisoners are treated humanely by Angel I authorities.
[Character]⁠'s commands fall on deaf ears. Angel I authorities take every opportunity to humiliate their Talarian prisoners.
Cover Up Abuses
B. AT-Federation Brig with Prisoner.png
Diplomacy Diplomacy
135 | 270 | 380
Adv: 220 | 350 | 450
Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+24 | +38 | +72)
(+30 | +48 | +90)

Adv: Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+?? | +?? | +??)
(+?? | +?? | +??)
No other traits provide a bonus.
No Rewards at this Node
[Character]⁠ ensures the Federation believes the Talarian prisoners are being treated fairly—while Angel I has its revenge.
[Character]⁠ misses one journalist, who publishes damning evidence that the Talarian prisoners are being mistreated.
5.
Secure a Peace Treaty
Mediate Between Sides
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Diplomacy Diplomacy
135 | 270 | 380
Adv: 220 | 350 | 450
Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+24 | +38 | +72)
(+30 | +48 | +90)

Adv: Trait bonus for tired crew:
(+?? | +48 | +??)
(+?? | +60 | +??)
No other traits provide a bonus.
Common Field Rations
Uncommon Borg Nanoprobes ★★
Rare Phaser Type 1 ★★★
Super Rare Premium Time Portal ★★★★
[Character]⁠ oversees the signing of a joint peace treaty by the Elected One of Angel I and Talarians leaders.
[Character]⁠ only angers both sides further, who swear to battle until either Angel I or the Talarians are decimated.
The Talarians are defeated! Angel I emerged from the conflict with minimal damage, and we have done our best to patch up relations between the Talarians and the Federation.
The Talarians have overrun Angel I.
I fear this victory may only make them bolder, and encourage them to strike against other Federation worlds who do not share their views.....


Mission Rewards

Rare Rewards

Rare Rewards
Normal
Elite
Epic

Standard Rewards

Standard Rewards
Normal
Elite
Epic

Drop Chance

Mission tested: Breakwater Normal
By: Chapey, bntracy, Joker41NAM & WaldoMag
Date(s): July – November 2016
Runs: 111   Cost/Run: 1 Tickets
Item Units Tickets / unit Runs/Drop
Basic EPI Capacitor 57>>

Basic EPI Capacitor

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 2 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 5 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 9 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 8 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 200 runs or so.

2Statistical Strength: Fairly reliable

Range of average cost per
Basic EPI Capacitor
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

1.57 — 2.57
>>
1.9
Basic Coffee 104>>

Basic Coffee

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 1 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 3 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 5 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 4 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 33 runs or so.

1.1Statistical Strength: Very reliable

Range of average cost per
Basic Coffee
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

0.92 — 1.27
>>
1.1
Basic Plasma Torch 92>>

Basic Plasma Torch

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 1 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 3 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 5 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 4 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 47 runs or so.

1.2Statistical Strength: Very reliable

Range of average cost per
Basic Plasma Torch
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

1.02 — 1.47
>>
1.2
Common Polyalloy 80>>

Common Polyalloy

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 1 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 3 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 6 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 5 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 72 runs or so.

1.4Statistical Strength: Fairly reliable

Range of average cost per
Common Polyalloy
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

1.16 — 1.72
>>
1.4

Average cost per unit assumes 3 standard rewards per run.

Please Do NOT include results from "Double-Up" Adwarps.
   Double-Up results are not random and will skew results.

Mission tested: Breakwater Elite
By: Koba44, Kesss, Crunch & Octarolakh (+1 more)
Date(s): August – October 2016
Runs: 21   Cost/Run: 1 Tickets
Item Units Tickets / unit Runs/Drop
Common Bajoran Combadge 12>>

Common Bajoran Combadge

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 2 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 4 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 8 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 7 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 140 runs or so.

1.8Statistical Strength: Somewhat unreliable

Range of average cost per
Common Bajoran Combadge
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

1.15 — 3.67
>>
1.8
Common Cardassian Encryption Algorithm 18>>

Common Cardassian Encryption Algorithm

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 1 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 3 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 5 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 4 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 43 runs or so.

1.2Statistical Strength: Somewhat unreliable

Range of average cost per
Common Cardassian Encryption Algorithm
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

0.83 — 1.95
>>
1.2
Common Augment Icon 22>>

Common Augment Icon

Average (mean) runs per drop: 1

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 1 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 2 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 4 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 3 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 23 runs or so.

1Statistical Strength: Fairly reliable

Range of average cost per
Common Augment Icon
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

0.71 — 1.46
>>
1
Common Field Rations 11>>

Common Field Rations

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 2 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 4 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 8 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 7 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 190 runs or so.

1.9Statistical Strength: Somewhat unreliable

Range of average cost per
Common Field Rations
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

1.23 — 4.26
>>
1.9

Average cost per unit assumes 3 standard rewards per run.

Please Do NOT include results from "Double-Up" Adwarps.
   Double-Up results are not random and will skew results.

Mission tested: Breakwater Epic
By: Kesss, benignreality, WaldoMag & koba44 (+1 more)
Date(s): August, December 2016
Runs: 80   Cost/Run: 1 Tickets
Item Units Tickets / unit Runs/Drop
Uncommon Prime Directive ★★ 47>>

Uncommon Prime Directive ★★

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 2 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 4 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 8 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 7 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 130 runs or so.

1.7Statistical Strength: Fairly reliable

Range of average cost per
Uncommon Prime Directive ★★
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

1.35 — 2.31
>>
1.7
Uncommon KCA Icon ★★ 55>>

Uncommon KCA Icon ★★

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 1 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 3 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 6 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 5 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 83 runs or so.

1.5Statistical Strength: Fairly reliable

Range of average cost per
Uncommon KCA Icon ★★
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

1.18 — 1.91
>>
1.5
Common Romulan Ale 74>>

Common Romulan Ale

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 1 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 3 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 5 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 4 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 34 runs or so.

1.1Statistical Strength: Very reliable

Range of average cost per
Common Romulan Ale
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

0.91 — 1.34
>>
1.1
Basic Translation Algorithm 64>>

Basic Translation Algorithm

Average (mean) runs per drop: 2

Based on test averages, to get one more drop,
you may need to do another:

  • 1 runs in 50 percent of cases (median)
  • 3 runs in 10 percent of cases
  • 5 runs in 1 percent of cases

That is, 1 in 100 players may not see this item
drop at all even after 4 runs.

Also, a run dropping only this item is expected
per 53 runs or so.

1.3Statistical Strength: Fairly reliable

Range of average cost per
Basic Translation Algorithm
within 2 standard deviations
(~95.5% confidence):

1.03 — 1.59
>>
1.3

Average cost per unit assumes 3 standard rewards per run.

Please Do NOT include results from "Double-Up" Adwarps.
   Double-Up results are not random and will skew results.


Other Rewards

Currency
Rewards
Normal Elite Epic
Capt XP 1st-Run
Repeat
748
28
841
31
902
?
Crew XP 70 85  ?
Credits Credits 750 900 1200

Storyline

Postscript

  • Admiral William T. Riker: "The Talarians have retreated. I doubt they'll start welcoming women into their ranks, but they've certainly seen that their way isn't the only way to win."
  • Admiral William T. Riker: "I've written up commendations for several of your officers. When you think they're ready, have them take the Bridge Officer's Test. They've proven any Starfleet ship could use more women at the helm."
  • choice A
    • Captain: "I'm grateful for your support on this issue."
  • choice B
    • Captain: "My male officers have a lot of catching up to do...."
  • choice C
    • Captain: "Thanks to their ingenious captain, yes."