To reach a faction lock in STFC, players have to earn 10 million reputation points for a specific faction.
Gamers can put their tactical abilities to the test in this exhilarating mobile game, Star Trek Fleet Command (STFC).
The game is based on the classic series, Star Trek, and it follows the Kelvin chronology from the series. This means you will likely find iconic characters like McCoy, Khan, Kirk and, Spock in the game.
STFC has an array of activities and occasional events that you can partake in, however, you first have to complete the tutorial quests.
Once you have completed the initial missions, you can defeat enemies, explore star systems, join Alliances, and gather resources. Bear in mind that if you are part of an Alliance, you may experience a Faction Lock.
Similarly to other role-playing titles, STFC has a guild system called an Alliance. It allows you to meet like-minded people, with whom you can engage in Alliance-exclusive activities.
When you are part of an Alliance, you can help other members with their objectives, and you may also ask members for help with your research and production.
In order to join a guild, you have to unlock the Alliance feature. You can then open the Alliance menu, in which you will find a list of available Alliances. You can pick any Alliance in the guild, and apply to become a member.
STFC: Faction lock
In STFC, there are several factions, namely Augment, Romulan, Klingon, and Federation. As the player, you have a reputation with each faction, which determines your faction daily goals and whether your ships will be attacked in a faction system.
You can increase your reputation with a faction by killing hostels of other factions, completing daily goals, and daily missions. However, you can also spend resources in the daily Faction Reputation Events, defeat armadas, and spend charged nanoprobes in the event store.
When your reputation with a faction reaches 10 million, you will experience a faction lock. A faction lock prevents your reputation with that faction from dropping below 10 million. In other words, you will always be on good terms with this faction when you have reached the faction lock point.
When you have reached a faction lock with 1 faction, you can increase your reputation with another. It is possible to have more than 1 faction lock, but it may take some time and effort to reach the faction lock point with more than 1 faction.
Players will earn great rewards when they achieve a dual or triple faction lock. The rewards include, but are not limited to, access to additional ships and resources. The rewards make achieving faction locks a tempting goal for many STFC players.
How does a dual or triple faction lock affect your faction goals?
Once you have more than 1 faction lock, you will notice that you have additional daily goals that you have to complete. This is because in addition to being on good terms with 1 faction, you are now considered an ally in 2 or 3 factions.
Although you have more daily goals to complete, you will also earn additional rewards. It is noteworthy that completing your daily quests when you have more than 1 faction will take longer. The table below lists some of the daily goals that you have to complete:
|Klingon Miner||Mine 3-star Crystals|
|Prime Real Estate||Advance your station by upgrading modules|
|Federation Excavator||Mine 3-star Gas|
|Federation Warrior||Defeat Klingon or Romulan Faction ships of level 38 or higher|
Which faction should you lock first?
As mentioned above, there are different factions in STFC, and players can earn reputation points for all of them. Keep in mind that there is no specific order in which you have to earn reputation points for a faction.
Players can thus decide which faction they like the most, and start earning reputation points for it.
Once you have a faction lock, you can either move on to the next faction, or you can continue your path with a single faction. However, it is advisable that you have a dual faction lock, as you will receive great rewards with it.
To reach a faction lock in STFC, players have to earn reputation points, which determines your reputation level with a specific faction. The reputation levels, and how many points you need to reach the level, are listed below.
|Maximum negative||-200 0000|
|Neutral||-499 to 400|
|Consort (tier 2)||1 200 000|
|Admired||50 000 000|
|Commended||140 000 000|
|Champion||1 000 000 000|