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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 34
01-22-2009, 08:32 PM
Really encouraging news here.

I confess, I was a bit surprised to see so many of Craig's answers mirroring my own. The preference for exploration, and the fascination with the "peripheral" races, in particular.

As others have said, I don't mind the occasional space battle, so long as it's got a good story context informing it (in the grandest Trek tradition), but even on a non-Trek level, I've played SO MANY GAMES which were almost exclusively combat-oriented -- it'll be nice to have the option to play a game which offers something in addition to pure action.

As I said here a while ago, canonical or not, Star Trek Online is likely to be the only active, ongoing continuation of visual Star Trek as we've known it.

Abrams Trek will either succeed, and become the Trek "version" most ordinary people will know henceforth -- or else, Abrams Trek will flop (critically, if not financially) and visual Trek will go back into a coma for another five to ten years.

In either case, Star Trek Online looks to be the last iteration of the original Trek timeline begun by Roddenberry and Coon. And in this final phase -- we're it, folks. We are the face of the final frontier.

Exciting. And doubly so, to know that the lore is in such good hands.

Thanks, Craig!