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# 321
10-17-2013, 06:34 AM
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Captains, I encourage you to read the blog first, instead of looking at images and basing judgement off them only. The Voth bio-engineered these Dinosaurs; considering their history and origins, they wouldn't be bio-engineering dogs and cats.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
My personal issue is it feels like a race as advanced as the Voth wouldn't have any requirement to engage in a conventional military sense especially to combat 'lower lifeforms', and this may have been an interesting thing to encounter. And then on top of this, the idea they'd use animals in combat seems terribly inefficient, as pointed out, its like Starfleet breeding war monkeys. Even when getting their hands dirty, there was no hint of a military, this seems like a very strange extrapolation.

On the other hand, we have limited knowledge of the Voth, and Doctrine and all that may dictate that they combat foes in such a way. Also, the whole plot (and its holes) were pretty mad anyway and most importantly, I'm really interested to see what you guys are able to do with them.
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# 322
10-17-2013, 06:47 AM
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Hmm the Voth became an intelligent species around 60 million years ago. Their tech is far more advanced than anything the Feds or Klingons can come up with. And yet you are supposed to fight them... and win.
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This is probably what annoys me the most about this whole scenario.

I mean, okay, STO's Starfleet has progressed technologically, but I've seen no evidence that their tech is as advanced as the Voth's - we certainly can't transport entire Starships!

What weapons do their ships use? What energy type? We didn't find out in 'Distant Origin' because they didn't use said weapons. And why was that? BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T NEED TO! It would have been a waste of their time and energy. This is a race that beamed an entire STARSHIP into a 'hold' on their city ship and then rendered it completely powerless.

Seriously - the Voth should be laughing at us, because IF they still had the abilities that they had in 'Distant Origin' Starfleet really wouldn't be much of, if any, threat to them at all.
Nothing about "...Dinosaurs with frikkin' Lazers on Their Heads..." screams a well thought out translation of the Voyager epsiode.

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"While they vastly outstripped Voyager?s level of technology,..." and still you will deteriorate them to another NPC-Rubbish.

Furthermore:
"Not all combatants in the Voth force are so mundane, however! The Voth have bred and trained creatures we would only recognize as dinosaurs to use on the field of battle:"
You said you have watched the episode?! And still you think they would breed mentally deficient dinosaurs for combat? THAT DOES NOT FIT THE VOTHS DOCTRINE OF BEING THE SUPERIOR SPECIES IN THE QUADRANT.
And still i have to wonder how someone can have the idea to implement combat dinosaur with lasers mounted to their head to a Star Trek game...*sigh
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Captain
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# 323
10-17-2013, 06:50 AM
I got a few questions!

Can we get energy type specific fleet tactical consoles? Please give them to us.

Will we get dinosaur pets with the inevitable Voth Lockbox? Yes, it is coming.

Oh! Will the Voth rep have special antiproton weapons?


Also, Dinosaurs with laser beams on their heads. Dr Evil will be proud.

But...the Voth do share a little similiarities with the Tau, as pointed above.
Plus some of their ships resemble the cruisers of Chaos a little, just melted and without the razor edges.

I wonder if they'll say "For the Greater Goooooood!" when I shoot them.


On the terms of IP, Star Trek is all about crazy dumb things on TV with technobabble. Whale probes, Spock's brain, space nazis, cat people, Picard not killing the borg when he could do it, even if it would have saved a bazillion lives.... so dinosaurs with lazers on their heads is nothing out of the ordinary.


Anyway, pretty cool season so far. The people who say this is too ludicrous for Star Trek obviously need to watch more of it.
Let us wear Swimsuits on Foundry maps or bridges please! I would pay zen for that.

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# 325
10-17-2013, 07:32 AM
This is amazing and star trek has always had silly episodes in every serise this is trying to be ground and a little over the top at the same time, now the laser dinos may be a little extreem but also they're amazingly badass.

Cannot wait, cannon logics for this are streching it a bit but hey its new and fun looknig and i'm game.
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# 326
10-17-2013, 08:25 AM
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The galactic humane society reminds you that Dinosaurs......... with lasers...... and armour........ are people too.



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# 327
10-17-2013, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by pwebranflakes View Post
Captains, I encourage you to read the blog first, instead of looking at images and basing judgement off them only. The Voth bio-engineered these Dinosaurs; considering their history and origins, they wouldn't be bio-engineering dogs and cats.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=

Regardless of people's personal opinions, for those that will stick around and play the game after the Season 8 launch, if we are going to grind out the rep for this, we will have to face the Voth. Reading the blog, I begin to wonder how the hell this is going to happen with all the tools at their disposal. Somehow I keep missing what we have that will counter this tech, or this force.

That said, if these new foes have indeed reptile like qualities, wouldn't they be affected by cryo devices? For example, would using Cryo Grenades, slow down these troops (all that are not in the mech suits), or cause additional damage (i/e lower defense properties?). Thinking about current reptiles on Earth... They are not very fond of the cold. Have we factored this into the development of this new enemy?
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Captain
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# 328
10-17-2013, 09:17 AM
Most scientists currently think that the dinosaurs (and hence the voth) were warm blooded, not cold blooded.
Let us wear Swimsuits on Foundry maps or bridges please! I would pay zen for that.
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# 329
10-17-2013, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by turbomagnus View Post
Advanced technology, beam weapon specialisation, personal cloaking devices, exosuits... specially bio-engineered 'hunter' and 'heavy' war beasts... Hm...

Advanced technology, beam weapon specialisation, personal cloaking devices, exosuits... specially evolved 'hunter' and 'heavy' war beasts...

*clicks tongue*

I'm sorry, guys, but the more I hear about the Voth... the more I want to find out which one of you plays Tau Empire in Warhammer 40k...
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# 330
10-17-2013, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by draconian2013 View Post
All I want is some freaking sharks with freaking laser beams attached to their freaking heads. LOL. Yea, laser-wielding dinos will be interesting. But it may be better than a Giant Gorn picking up a chunk of dirt in the middle of a metal hallway...
Lol thats always made me laugh when i see it


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