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Episode 14

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This week we go back in time (twice!) to save the present from the threat of the Dividians!

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Episode 13

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This week continues on with the ghost theme, as we help out one of Franklin Drake’s informants, and then delve into the bowels of an old and run down space station.

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Episode 12

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This week, we start off by ignoring all the ongoing plot threads to run around assisting a group of people who are in various states of distress. We then follow that up by being ordered around by a mysterious figure into investigating a ghost ship.

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Episode 8

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This week has us continue our tour of the universe by visiting one place you might not recognize, and one place you might. But we get back to the actual war effort, at least!

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Episode 8

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This week has us forgetting about the ongoing war for a moment, while we help some researchers in a weirdly designed nebula, and then investigate a theft.

As well, in a patch released this week, Cryptic has overhauled the Crystalline Entity mission, so expect a video at some point to show off the new battle.

Finally, both Mechalomaniac and I reached level 10 last week, which means we increased in rank, which means we unlocked the next tier of starships. I upgraded to the Escort, which is based on the Saber-class of ships. Mecha upgraded to the Cruiser, which is based on the Constitution-class Refit. At this tier of ships, they start defining their differences between the categories, unlike the Light Escort (if a player never bought any of the alternate Tier 1 ships). Escorts get a +15 power bonus to weapons, but generally have lower shields and hull. Cruisers have +5 to all power ratings, and generally have higher hull. Science Vessels have +15 to auxiliary power, and generally have higher shields. There’s also differences in weapon and Bridge Officer leans, but once you get to the max level there’s enough of a spread of these that it’s less important.

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I own a heck of a lot of games, and as a result I tend to play only a very short amount of any random one before the next one comes along. While I would like to get over this and finish more of the games I own, in the meantime I have started Snap Judgement to make use of the impressions I get from the start of a game. I do believe that the start of a game is one of it’s most important parts, and if it doesn’t catch you, then even if the end of it is awesome, you’re not likely to continue on. Hopefully my comments and opinions will help someone on the fence about trying a game!


Amount Played for Review:
 ~2 hours
Platform: PC (Steam)

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Episode 8

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This week is much more straight-forward then the last few episodes, however we start off with me showing off the First Contact Day celebrations within Star Trek Online, and then follow up with an introduction to the Duty Officer system. As Duty Officers award a lot of XP, and are generally a passive thing, I won’t play around with them much during these recordings. That said, though, the whole system is incredibly fascinating, and I hope Cryptic eventually allows players to manage their duty officers through the web interface or a smartphone app.

After that, we rescue another “familiar” face, this time Lt Miral Paris. Why the Klingons are so interested in her is something we will discover much later, but first we have some other shiny objects to look at.

Next week, both Mechalomaniac and myself will be showing off the Tier 2 ships, as completing this mission got us to level 10, and thus to our next rank. See you all then!

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Episode 8

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This week we have a 2-for-1, as we cover the next 2 campaign missions, and start to find out what the Undine are doing… just in time to ignore them and follow another shiny object.

As mentioned last week, this week I decided to show off another new ship, probably the last one before I advance in rank and unlock the next tier of ships. This time, it’s the Andorian Light Escort, which is given for having purchased the Hero of the North founder pack for Neverwinter. The Light Escort is based on the Kumari from Enterprise, which was also used as the basis for a recent set of max-level ships. For the most part, the Light Escort is on par with the other ships of Tier 1 (minus the Steamrunner), but it has an additional forward weapon slot that comes filled with a special scaling dual heavy cannon to represent the weapons in the wings. These cannons can be replaced with any other weapon, but the cannons themselves can only be put in other Andorian ships. As well, all the default phasers on the Light Escort are “Andorian” phasers, which means they have a blue colour instead. And once a player owns any of the Andorian escorts, they can purchase higher tier phasers of all types from the Dilithium store.

Next week, we get into a mission that has another “familiar” face in it, so stay tuned!

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Episode 7

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With the beginner tutorials taken care of, this week’s video dives right back into the main campaign, as we follow the trail left behind by “Sokketh”, but instead find something unexpected…!

As mentioned last time, I’m joined this week by my friend Mechalomaniac, who decided to make a Science Pakled. He’s still on the fence about what kind of ships he’ll use, but for the moment he’s going to focus on Carriers.

Next week I’m going to be unlocking a really rad new ship, but for this week I pull out a new ship: the Blockade Runner Escort. This ship is given as part of the Steam Starter Pack, in both Tier 1 and Tier 5 variants. People might think that calling a ship class Steamrunner is non-canon, given the relationship to Steam, but the ship actually has shown up in First Contact and Deep Space 9. Instead of the name of the ship, though, they decided to make the silly reference be the ship’s special ability: the Resonance Cascade Modulator, aka “Team Fortress”. This ability boosts the shields of yourself and your allies for a short time, which is a pretty nice bonus for an Escort.

On top of that, the Steamrunner is straight up the best Tier 1 ship. It has more HP and a better turn rate then the other ships, but on top of that it also has an extra Bridge Officer slot, giving the Steamrunner 4 abilities while all other Tier 1 ships only have 3. On the other hand, the extra slot is a Tactical, which just means it’s an extra damage power. The Steamrunner also has an extra Tactical device slot for extra damage. Or, in my case, to fit more of my special consoles.

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Episode 6

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In today’s video I finish off the last of the beginner tutorials. There’s still actually a few more minor ones left for me to go through, but they require higher levels before they come up. I figured this video was going to be half the length it ended up being, but things taking a while is pretty typical of Star Trek Online.

As well, we meet up with 3 characters that fans of the series might possibly recognize! Or, at least, 2 they should. I’ll admit that until I was preparing this update, I didn’t even realize that one of the PvP mission givers I had dealt with regularly was actually from one of the shows. Whoops.

The characters we meet this update that have also appeared in Star Trek shows are: Kirayoshi O’Brien, Icheb, and Naomi Wildman.

Next week I’m planning to be joined by a good friend who will partner up with me for the story missions. Folks may recognize him as being one of my companions in my Uncharted video series.

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