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# 351
10-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by erhardgrund View Post
I have to say it bluntly, i hate the idea. Trek was about exploration, space battles and moral discussion where you learnt something new everyday, the joy was in understanding and striving for a greater cause while trying to get away from the negative side in all of us.
Sure it sounds a bit dull but thats what made trick big. Sci fi effects and moral plays in a starship.
This is absolutly right, but it' not all that Star Trek was. It was about exploration, but not just exploration of space in a space ship, but an exploration of ourselves, and trying to expand past our puny little selves and try and see things in a different light. Some of it was morality, a very good portion of it was morality as you said, but another portion of it was just trying to get past the mundane into something greater.

It's why Gene Roddenberry said in interviews he did some of his craziest things, to try and get us past the mundane. I'm sure when Gene pitched the idea for some of the creatures and ideas he pitched, he got the same negative response "This is stupid, this isn't Sci Fi, this will never work, I'm never going to watch your show."

Decades later his craziest most memorable ideas are the ones we remember the most, along side some of his most memorable moral choices. Gene was a visionary, he saw that "silly" and "stupid" made great Star Trek, and he went with it, and decades later we're playing a game that is celebrating his vision.

So call Dinosaurs with Lasers stupid. Call it "not Star Trek", because honestly I think if Gene had thought of it, he'd have gone with it, and loved it, and we'd be celebrating it today in STO.
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# 352
10-17-2013, 04:03 PM
It seems a lot of people cannot get past the dinosaurs with lasers part but if you read the dev blog it says the Viriosaurus Rex is best approached in a group which leads me to believe that it will be a hard mission that requires 3-5 players similar to how you fight the assimilated gorn in the deferi invasion zone, this says to me that it is probably not going to be a commonly occurring enemy otherwise it would lose its wow factor. The smaller raptor dinosaurs will probably be more common but we really don't know how many dinosaurs there will be, whether they are common or just specific to certain parts of the story/missions.

Personally I'm hoping that we don't just roll through and kill everything as is typical with this game. I would like missions that allow us to explore different areas of the sphere, solve problems that require some thought in order to advance and maybe and have some actual interactions with the Voth before we ultimately have to fight them. Perhaps even tying some missions into our commendation levels similar to how the diplomacy skill is used in certain missions in the featured episodes.

What I would like to know is where in the Delta Quadrant this sphere is supposed to be. Personally I would like it to be near the Talaxian homeworld as nothing would be better than having a Talaxian bridge officer like Neelix. They could even release his outfit in the cstore.

Also a Voyager pack would be a cool idea like they did with the DS9 pack - It could include a replica of Voyager's bridge, some of its interiors, Neelix and Kes's outfits along with the jacket Torres wore for a while and they could include the class2/type 9 shuttle and the compression phaser rifle. Klingons could just get the Neelix & Kes outfits and the rifle. They could also add in a few delta quadrant duty officers as well to sweeten the deal.
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# 353
10-17-2013, 04:26 PM
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I also wondered what happened to this poll that the Krenim won. http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=835111
That poll is not related to this Season, nor was the poll before it asking which series players wanted to see more of. The Voth were revealed at STLV earlier in August, before that poll, and have been in development well before that.

Cheers,

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# 354
10-17-2013, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by pwebranflakes View Post
That poll is not related to this Season, nor was the poll before it asking which series players wanted to see more of. The Voth were revealed at STLV earlier in August, before that poll, and have been in development well before that.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
...not to talk about the poll before that poll... u know the one which said pvp on 3rd place (1 and 2 we got, thx 4 that )...

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# 355
10-17-2013, 04:35 PM
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Kirk never actually shag anyone in the show, sure he kissed a couple of birds but never shag.
Go rewatch the TOS episode: Wink Of An Eye and pay close attention to the scene in Kirk's quarters where Deela is twirling her hair, and Kirk is putting his boots back on.
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# 356
10-17-2013, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by pwebranflakes View Post
That poll is not related to this Season, nor was the poll before it asking which series players wanted to see more of. The Voth were revealed at STLV earlier in August, before that poll, and have been in development well before that.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
Was going to respond but just lol instead.
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# 357
10-17-2013, 07:04 PM
Kazon, Viidian, Krenim, Malon, Devore and Hierarchy...

Yep, I believe BranFlakes when he says this was planned before that poll - good reason why the Voth aren't listed as a choice if they were already decided on...
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# 358
10-17-2013, 08:11 PM
None of us ever expected Season 8: Jurassic Park
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# 359
10-17-2013, 08:21 PM
First Officer: Captain, did you have to bring back a dinosaur from the Delta Sphere?

Captain(smirks and pats the neck of a velociraptor-like creature): It's our new 'Diplomatic Officer', Number One. Anyone complains about how I handle diplomatic missions, it can eat them.

First Officer: Why do I just know this thing isn't ship-broken?

Captain: Consider it a new punishment duty for wayward junior officers.
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# 360
10-17-2013, 08:42 PM
I'll be happy if I get to ride on of the T-Rex's and pull off a STO version of Harry Dresden's Crowners of Crowners! That seriously should be an accolade. "Riding Sue to the Rescue!"

Also, when do we get to emulate Cordelia's Shopping Trip on the Klingon side?
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