Star Trek Online is launching a special project where players can work on the game's Dilithium Mines to unlock "new features."
Star Trek Online has issued a call to its members to "secure their supply chains" with new special projects aimed at improving the game's Dilithium Mines. The special projects will work similarly to those previously offered at Starbases and Embassies. Players who participate in the expansion of the mines will potentially unlock "new features to expand the commercial and technological appearance of your mine."
If you're intent on taking advantage of the mining-based special projects, you'll need to get a move on. "When a special project becomes available, it will only be available for a limited time," explained lead content designer Charles Gray. "You must start the project before the end of the feature. Once you've started the project, you can keep working on it until it's finished, even if the special event ends. As with Starbases and Embassies, you can only work on one special project at a time."
The mining expansion will take place between October 3rd and October 17th. Players, in turn, will need to start on the project prior to the 7 a.m. PDT on the 17th.
Source: Star Trek Online