Picard would NOT approve!
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Join Date: Jun 2012
11-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Originally Posted by
Not at all...
You lock the miners in there homes.... that is the point where there should be a button to "beam down salt" and then as the Vampires sit down to lunch... which is all they came for... we can escort the colonists to safety.
Also someone needs to start a "J'mpok does not approve thread"
Seriously Season 7 should have been about the federation sheltering refugees, setting up diplomatic relations with all colonies not just one, trading with all colonies. It should have also been about the Klingons attacking and taking planets and territory that was once part of the Romulan Empire... and the building up of a Resistance to it by Romulans culminating in a new mini-faction.
Buttt..... nooooo.... now we have Feds butchering endangered species and Klingons tagging Ephorrs and dancing through the fields of New Romulus.
I just replayed the mission. The problem you perceive is more or less a result of all the story that is skipped and reduced to 2 paragraphs of exposition anyone has barely time to read.
The rest is your typical zombie invasion with a Star Trek skin.
If this were an actual Star Trek Episode, we'd have 40 minutes of investigating the mysterious deaths, some character development and conflict with the guest star of the week about what should be done (think the Horta episode) and then 3 minutes of invasion, of which most of would happen off screen for budget reasons.
The whole thing screams for a Foundry author to write the missing 40 minutes of story.
Well, the way I see it, this is all very similar to the Horta episode and instead of establishing a dialog the invasion forces us into a besieged castle action piece instead.
That we are forced to fight an endagered, formerly extinct, species is regrettable.
And the problem with the Vampires just needing salt is sort of a plothole, but it would have been a very boring mission that way.
This is one of the cases where gameplay trumps logic I am afraid, though I am not convinced.