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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lets Play Star Trek Online - What's Left Behind

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Hello and welcome to the Basement...

This week the mission we're playing is 'What's Left Behind'...

Admiral Tuvok and 'Forever Ensign because there is no way in hell he'd become A' Captain Kim have been going over the strange device that we found on Vaadwaur prime at the end of last week's Mission (Takedown), and so we're going to meet up Voyager to lend a hand.

Before I give my thoughts on the mission itself, I want to point out that story line wise, this mission ties together two episodes of the Star Trek The Next Generation, the first being Conspiracy, from season 1, and Schisms, from season 5. These were two episodes that ended up having an ominous endings that was never followed up on, which allowed for the folks behind Star Trek Online to use these elements to build up on the Iconian mythos of using servant races to do their dirty work. The world building done in this game on concepts that were left to die in the shows is simply fantastic in my view.

So onto the mission itself, meeting up with and beaming over to Voyager, we are sent to Engineeringto figure out how to use the device to find who the Vaadwaur was communicating with... and it's basically trial and error to find the right 'settings'. From there, it's back to subspace and confronting the Elachi once more on one of their outposts. Good news is, we got Commander Jarok and the Lieset to provide support, plus the Doctor (The hologram, not the Time Lord) is apart of the team. There is some light space combat and decent ground combat to work through, nothing to strenuous.

But the biggest thing about this mission is that Sela returns (after having been abducted WAY back in Cutting The Cord). Sela reveals that everything is being manipulated by the Iconians and she has valuable information that will play a huge part in upcoming missions. Sela is such a cool character. The way she makes her entrance (crashing through the window and gunning down Elachi) is just incredibly cool. Believe me this won't be the last we see of our favorite daughter of Tasha Yar...

But next week... we have to deal with something with Harry Kim and a mission built around the Kobali way of reproducing...


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