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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
12-26-2010, 11:28 AM
Originally Posted by USSZenica
So they pick n choose what episodes/truths they want to use for the answers?
That method of writing scripts with multiple choice replies and merits based on the reply
chosen seems very flawed in my opinion. It seems like it has more to do with chance (the episode
or reference the script writer had in mind) or blind luck than actual "facts" (in the fictional sense).
Malcor wasn't a pre-warp society. They'd invented the tech, they'd built the ship, they just hadn't launched it yet. That wasn't what the question was referring to. So "First Contact" is the wrong episode to think. "Who Watches The Watchers" is the right one. There are other questions that do the same thing, rely on a single episode for their focus - there's one referencing replicated meat, which goes all the way back to such an early episode that Tasha Yar is in it.

And as for your other point, the entire game is based on episodes of the Star Trek series and films. Each fact, plot point, character etc comes from a particular part in TOS, TNG, DS9, Voy or ENT. That's Cryptic's source material, and ours too. As in all tests and exams, the most important thing is to read and comprehend the question. It's unfortunate that your mind jumped to the wrong, albeit similar-ish, one, but it was only 10 Diplo xp lost when all's said and done.