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Faction Starfleet.png Field Promotions
Field Promotions.png
Preceded by:
“Training Cruise”
Story Arc:
November 12, 2013
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You will receive the following reward:

In Field Promotions, the player conducts repairs on their ship and attempts to flee from the Borg ambush point.



Mission Text[]

After one of the rougher training cruises in Starfleet history, you and Elisa Flores have finally retaken command of the U.S.S. <shipname>.

Stranded in deep space, your crippled ship can't send a distress call or even go to warp. Until those problems are remedied, you and your crew of academy cadets are under constant threat of further Borg attacks.


Command the U.S.S. <ship name>.


  • Talk to First Officer
  • Move the Ship Forward
  • Scan the Break Even
  • Shut Down Distress Signal
  • Talk to Acting Chief Engineer
  • Scan Area for Parts
  • Scavenging
    • Test Ship Weaponry on Debris (0/3)
    • Recover Plasma Injectors (0/3)
  • Talk to Crew
  • Destroy Assimilated Comm Satelllites (0/3)
  • Send Distress Signal
  • Talk to Science Officer
  • Full Impulse to Suspect Point
  • Defeat Ambush
  • Keep Following the Plasma Trail
  • Defeat Two Probes
  • Answer Hail
  • Rendezvous with the Chimera
  • Defeat the Borg Sphere
  • Speak with Admiral Janeway

NPC Starships[]



  • Critter Rank 1 icon.png Debris



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  • Field Promotions is the thrd mission of the revamped Federation tutorial, released with Season Eight: The Sphere in 2013. It received further enhancements in 2022, with Season Twenty-six: Stormfall. These changes include but may not be limited to:
    • Map improvements to improve its visual fidelity.
    • Removal of Klingon ambush storyline, resulting in the deletion of Captain Kadek of the I.K.S. Chot. Instead, the tutorial is entirely Borg-focused.
    • Prior to the release of Victory is Life in 2018, the roles of Captain Nog and U.S.S. Chimera was filled by the original Captain Vo'Lok and the U.S.S. Renown while the captain of the Break Even was an unnamed Ferengi.
      • Now, Quark is entirely removed from the tutorial, as the player does not make contact with anyone aboard the Break Even. The freighter is completely disabled and perhaps derelict, with the distress call being automated instead. Despite this, the Break Even can be found in Sector space beginning with “Communication Breakdown”, providing Bank and Mail access. Quark will hail the player, still mentioning a Klingon ambush that no longer occurs. However, once the player has advanced too many levels, the captain of the Break Even refers the player to Earth Spacedock to use their facilities instead.
      • Nog is still featured in the tutorial, though most of his lines have been replaced with that of Admiral Kathryn Janeway. The Chimera arrives to escort the player back to Earth Spacedock, only to be ambushed by another Borg Sphere. Voyager then arrives to rescue both vessels.
    • Captain Jay Yim of U.S.S. Khitomer is now seen only in this portion of the tutorial, via a distress call sent from the Pollux System. Janeway orders the player and Nog to investigate.
    • Improved cutscenes and streamlined mission flow.
  • As mission reward [Zarva] (Bolian Female, Engineering) will join the player's bridge crew.
  • As part of the tutorial, this mission is acquired automatically and cannot be dropped or skipped. Completing and turning the mission in, will automatically add “Communication Breakdown” to the player's mission journal.


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