Expedition Event

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Expedition Events were the third event type released in Star Trek Timelines. During an Expedition Event, Victory Points can be gathered by mastering special Away Missions.

After gaining access to the event by spending an Event Ticket Event Tickets, the player can participate in as many missions as desired, without any additional costs (for example, no Chronitons Chroniton are required). One ticket gives access to all event missions until either the event ends or you cancel the attempt (used to be only 1 or 2 hours per ticket). You cannot have more than one ticket active at any time.

For these event missions, special conditions apply:

  • There are no standard rewards at all.
  • Rare rewards are Victory Points exclusively. The number of Victory points per reward depends on the mission level, and is listed in the table below.
  • Completing a mission is also rewarded with Victory Points.
  • Every time a crew member is used on a node, they will get tired and stay tired for the remainder of the ticket. Using them repeatedly will further increase their tiredness level, as shown in the table below.
  • Bonus characters will not tire as easily as regular crew members.
  • Aborting a mission comes at no costs, as entering any mission is free.

All characters will give you the rare reward given they reach the critical bar.

A "featured character" is one of the featured crew specific to an event, which can also be found in the associated event packs.
A "bonus character" is any character variant of a featured character OR a character that has the correct trait(s) for the event. I.E. “Vulcan”, “Klingon”, etc.

Required Skill Points Per Mission

The skill points needed to complete each mission:

Mission # Normal | Elite | Epic
1
30 | 175 | 325
2
45 | 190 | 350
3
60 | 205 | 400
4
80 | 250 | 450
5
100 | 300 | 500

Victory Points

Level Base Victory Points
reward
Rare Victory Points
rewards
Normal 25 250
Elite 50 500
Epic 100 1000

Note the rewards for the first two events were much smaller (75, 150, and 300 VP per node).

Drop Chance

This section attempts to give an estimate of the chances to collect a VP reward node. Note it needs lots of data, before the numbers become reilable.

For this, certain assumptions are made:

  • Drop chance remains the same, independent of the ratio skill vs. requirements, as long as you crit a node.
  • To test whether drop chance is increased by the number of activated traits, these are collected individually
  • To test whether drop chance differs between mission levels, these are also collected individually
  • All missions have the same drop rates.
  • All regular characters have the same drop chance. All bonus characters have the same drop chance.
  • It doesn't matter whether you crit a node using your character's 1st, 2nd, or 3rd skill, or even their hidden skill.
  • The tiredness of the character has no effect.

Howto:

  • Each attempt at an individual reward node (as opposed to the whole mission) counts as a "run".
  • Each VP reward actually received counts as a "reward".
  • You must achieve a critical success for that node, otherwise do not count it as a run. Do not count failed nodes. Do not count non-reward nodes.
  • While attempting the node, count the number of bonus traits your crew member uses. Enter your result in the appropriate row.
  • Enter your result in the appropriate section, depending on which mission level you chose.
  • According to the rules, bonus characters have a better chance. Choose the appropriate table depending on your character.
  • Even if you abort or fail the mission, you may still count the attempts up to that point.
  • It makes sense to collect your data locally first, and once your ticket expires add it to the page.

The Game's Afoot 2

Regular Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
Normal 0 110 51 46.4 %
Normal 1 37 18 48.6 %
Normal 2 0 0
Elite 0 75 37 49.3 %
Elite 1 47 23 48.9 %
Elite 2 0 0
Epic 0 34 17 50 %
Epic 1 19 10 52.6 %
Epic 2 0 0
Bonus Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
Normal 0 15 9 60 %
Normal 1 17 15 88.2 %
Normal 2 0 0
Elite 0 10 8 80 %
Elite 1 6 6 (100 %)
Elite 2 0 0
Epic 0 9 6 66.7 %
Epic 1 1 0 (0 %)
Epic 2 0 0
Featured Characters*
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
Normal 0 7 7 (100 %)
Normal 1 13 13 (100 %)
Normal 2 0 0
Elite 0 3 3 (100 %)
Elite 1 13 13 (100 %)
Elite 2 0 0
Epic 0 0 0
Epic 1 4 4 (100 %)
Epic 2 0 0

* Featured characters have a 100% success rate, so the table is not really necessary.

Holograms Are Forever

Regular Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
Normal 0 116 67 57.8 %
Normal 1 15 6 40 %
Normal 2 0 0
Elite 0 92 53 57.6 %
Elite 1 22 13 59.1 %
Elite 2 0 0
Epic 0 78 35 44.9 %
Epic 1 1 0 (0 %)
Epic 2 0 0
Bonus Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
Normal 0 31 27 87.1 %
Normal 1 7 7 (100 %)
Normal 2 1 1 (100 %)
Elite 0 45 35 77.8 %
Elite 1 3 2 66.7 %
Elite 2 7 5 71.4 %
Epic 0 16 12 75 %
Epic 1 9 9 (100 %)
Epic 2 0 0
Featured Characters*
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
Normal 0 33 33 (100 %)
Normal 1 16 16 (100 %)
Normal 2 0 0
Elite 0 14 14 (100 %)
Elite 1 4 4 (100 %)
Elite 2 0 0
Epic 0 0 0
Epic 1 0 0
Epic 2 0 0

* Featured characters have a 100% success rate, so the table is not really necessary.

Summarized Tables

  • Assuming all above events have identical drop chances
  • Assuming all mission difficulty levels have identical drop chances
Regular Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
any 0 505 260 51.5 %
any 1 141 70 49.6 %
any 2 0 0
Bonus Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
any 0 126 97 77 %
any 1 43 39 90.7 %
any 2 8 6 75 %
  • Also assuming all number of traits have identical drop chances
Regular Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
any any 646 330 51.1 %
Bonus Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
any any 177 142 80.2 %

Ribbon of Joy

Regular Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
Normal 0 186 93 50 %
Normal 1 63 27 42.9 %
Normal 2 9 5 55.6 %
Elite 0 86 52 60.5 %
Elite 1 28 10 35.7 %
Elite 2 0 0
Epic 0 5 2 40 %
Epic 1 4 1 25 %
Epic 2 0 0
Bonus Characters
Level Active
Traits
Runs Rewards Chance
Normal 0 0 0
Normal 1 0 0
Normal 2 0 0
Elite 0 0 0
Elite 1 11 5 45.5 %
Elite 2 1 0 (0 %)
Epic 0 0 0
Epic 1 1 1 (100 %)
Epic 2 0 0

Note: in this older event, Bonus characters may have had a (different) winning advantage over regular characters. Also, there were no Featured characters with 100% success.

Crew Member Tiring

Every time a crew member is used on a node, they will get tired and stay tired for the remainder of the 1-hour-period (but only for Event Missions).
Using them repeatedly will further increase their tiredness level.

Regular characters' tiredness level will increase by two per use, while for bonus characters, the level will increase by only one.
For every tiredness level, the skill will decrease by 5% of their total skill. For regular characters, this means their skill will decrease by 10% of their total skill for each use.

If a regular crew member fails any node, their tiredness level will increase immediately by 10, therefore subtracting 50% of their original skill value, no matter what their current tiredness level or skill is. The tiredness of bonus characters will increase only by 5 (=25%).
Once a crew member reaches a tiredness level of 20, all their skill points drop to 0.

Tiredness Regular Character Bonus Character
Level  % of
total skill
 % Reduction
from previous level
Reduction
Factor
from previous level
 % of
total skill
 % Reduction
from previous level
Reduction
Factor
from previous level
0 100% 100%
1 95% 5% 19/20
2 90% 10% 9/10 90% 5.3% 18/19
3 85% 5.6% 17/18
4 80% 11.1% 8/9 80% 5.9% 16/17
5 75% 6.3% 15/16
6 70% 12.5% 7/8 70% 6.7% 14/15
7 65% 7.1% 13/14
8 60% 14.3% 6/7 60% 7.7% 12/13
9 55% 8.3% 11/12
10 50% 16.7% 5/6 50% 9.1% 10/11
11 45% 10% 9/10
12 40% 20% 4/5 40% 11.1% 8/9
13 35% 12.5% 7/8
14 30% 25% 3/4 30% 14.3% 6/7
15 25% 16.7% 5/6
16 20% 33.3% 2/3 20% 20% 4/5
17 15% 25% 3/4
18 10% 50% 1/2 10% 33.3% 2/3
19 5% 50% 1/2
20 0% 100% 0/1 0% 100% 0/1

Possible Strategies

One strategy recommended by Disruptor Beam is to hold stronger crew in reserve for the Elite and Epic missions. The harder the mission, the more victory points Victory Points earned. Critical successes (rare rewards) also reward more victory points Victory Points.

As with non-event away-team missions, it is only necessary for a crew member to successfully complete the final mission node, to earn the Victory Points points for that mission. Therefore, it is possible to use already expended or extremely weak crew on earlier nodes within the mission, allowing those nodes to fail, if the player has a crew member who is extremely strong, or strong enough, to complete the final node. As with non-event away-team missions, failing a node increases the final node's skill requirement. Therefore, it is important to remember that multiple prior node failures may increase the final node's skill requirement beyond the abilities of any crew member a player has. Towards the end of the attempt, as the player is grinding (playing the same mission repeatedly until the attempt's 1 hour limit expires or all crew fully exhausted), usually on the first or second mission (as these have the lowest skill requirements, 30 and 45, respectively), it is a good strategy to have just one (or maybe two) node(s) fail, ending that crew member's usefulness (as all their skills usually drop to 0), especially if the player has crew members with very high skill points for completing the final node. With this strategy, it is possible to extend the amount of mission Victory Points points a player can collect, per attempt, by extending the amount of runs completed.

If, at the start of a mission (usually on the first or second node), the player realizes they have made a mistake in crew choice, they can cancel the mission (this will not cancel the attempt, as in an Event Ticket Event Tickets) with no adverse effect to their crew (unless they canceled after doing one or more nodes, in which case the crew used in those nodes will have been reduced by the normal exhaustion amounts, with no Victory Points points gained for the mission.) This can help a player avoid having to pay for their crew choice mistake, wherein they would be forced to sacrifice potentially strong crew, due to mismatching skills, saving that crew for a later mission run (or multiple runs). Even if the player has already completed one or more nodes in the mission, it may still be an acceptable trade-in, to cancel the mission, preventing one of the crew from being unnecessarily sacrificed, resulting in no Victory Points points for that run, as this may allow that crew member to be used 2 or more times in other runs, increasing the overall Victory Points points for the attempt.

Events

Event Name Protagonist Event Date Event Image
The Game's Afoot Detective Data
Doctor La Forge
July 15th -
July 19th 2016
Event The Game's Afoot.png
Quadrilateral Captain La Forge
Rogue Harry Kim
August 12th -
August 15th 2016
Event Quadrilateral.png
Ribbon of Joy Age of Sail Crusher
Dr. Tolian Soran
September 22nd –
September 26th 2016
Event Ribbon of Joy.png
Holograms Are Forever Jazz Musician Odo
Waitress Ezri
Bashir, Julian Bashir
October 6th –
October 10th 2016
Event Holograms Are Forever.png
The Game's Afoot 2 The Professor
Detective Data
Doctor La Forge
November 10th –
November 14th, 2016
Event The Game's Afoot 2.png
Merry Men Will Scarlett
Beowulf Kim
GI Chakotay
December 22nd –
December 27th, 2016
Event Merry Men.png
Quadrilateral 2 Captain La Forge
Rogue Harry Kim
Kurros
April 26th -
May 1st, 2017
Event Quadrilateral 2.png
Resistance Assimilated Janeway
Admiral Picard
Riley Frazier
Phase 2 of Hybrid Event
May 28th - May 30th 2017
Event Resistance.png
Reflections Mirror Beverly Crusher
Mirror Mayweather
Mirror Uhura
Phase 2 of Hybrid Event
Dec 21st - Dec 25th 2017
Event Reflections.png