Tour of the Galaxy is a cross-faction daily quest (20h Cooldown) that can be started by going into your Mission Journal, choosing incoming hails, and selecting Tour of the Galaxy from the incoming missions. The daily Tour of the Galaxy is one of the best ways to earn Energy Credits in STO, up to 25k EC per planet depending on your level. Immediately after starting the mission you will have 15 minutes to take a Tour of the Galaxy and you can do this on every alt you have past level 9. Every level 50+ alt that you do this on can easily net you 500k+ EC per quest daily. It will also reward Exploration, Recruitment, Development, and Trade XP after the content update hits Ps4 and Xbone on Nov 15th. Check out the tips and tricks below to get rich and make the best route.
Start at either Blue Section and follow the Red Route to easily complete the Beta Quadrant.
At level 50 you’ll unlock Quantum Slipstream. This is a huge speed boost with a duration of 30s and a 2 minute cooldown timer. Absolutely necessary for reaching over 500k EC.
Get a running start at your first planet! Stay about half a sector back, go full impulse, then accept the mission. As soon as you’ve accepted it, activate your quantum slipstream. This gives you a fantastic start and every second is important if you want the sector bonuses!
Don’t rely on autopilot. The autopilot function tends to take weird flight paths that can waste precious time and sometimes it will stop just shy of the planet. Use the autopilot to orient yourself in the right direction. When you’re facing the right direction fly your ship manually to ensure you line up properly and can slipstream smoothly to the next planet.
Make sure you have the correct equipment on before you accept the mission. Equip the proper Engine, Core, and Consoles with Flight Speed, Turn Rate, Slipstream CD or anything else that will help you in sector space. Here is some of the best equipment we can get on console(Ps4/Xbone) until the content update.
- Polaric Modulator – Reward from the mission “Delta Flight” in the Episode: Iconian War
- Obelisk Subspace Riftwarp Core – Reward from the mission “”Sphere of Influence” in the Episode: Solanae Dyson Sphere
- Any Engine at Epic Quality – Any engine at Epic Quality will receive [SecSpd2] which gives +20 Sector Space Travel Speed. The [SSR] ability is also incredibly useful and will reduce the cooldown on your Slipstream ability by 50%.
Grab the 25% Sector Space Travel Speed bonus – Use your skill points wisely! Grab the 25% bonus from the intelligence tree for an easy speed boost.
Tour of the Galaxy can be very rewarding. If you manage to visit at least 8 Sector blocks in one mission you will unlock the Well Traveled trait. This trait gives you 20% reduced cooldown on your Transwarp ability. This can be pretty useful when you’re going for extra quadrants.
If you drop the mission before completing it the cooldown will still trigger. Careful!
If you’re looking for some fantastic info and a program to help calculate the best route check here. This site was made for PC STO and some items mentioned may not be on console yet.
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