Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Let's Play Star Trek Online: Dust To Dust

Hello and Welcome To The Basement... 

It's Tuesday, which means it's more fun with Star Trek Online... this week's mission is 'Dust To Dust'
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There is a situation on Kobali Prime, Ensign... excuse me CAPTAIN Kim and the player's character have been asked by name to help... because let's face it the player's character is the only officer who knows what the hell they are doing. Anyway, the Vaadwaur have launched a large offensive and have retaken the area in front of Kobali temple, where a large number of Vaadwaur are being kept in stasis... but there's more to it than that....

Now for those of you who may not know, The Kobali is a race that reproduces by recycling the dead of other races, so you can see why this may cause an issue... and this particular mission ties in two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager...  one being 'Ashes to Ashes' (where the Kobali are introduced when an Ensign Lyndsay Ballard is resurrected and tries to return to her old life but by the end she accepts her new life as Jhet'leya) and 'Deadlock' (which sees a Harry Kim get sucked out into space... only for another one to take his place).

It is that second episode where this mission kicks off, with a 'recap' of what happen to the 'original'
Harry... and then it plays out like 'Ashes to Ashes' (actually acting like a sequel) with that Harry being brought back to life as Kobali, wanting to return to his old life... but its 32 years later... and he's as whiny as ever... actually both Harry's are annoying as hell, and replaying this mission I was begging for an option that would've seen the resurrected Harry blown to bits.. because he can't get it through his thick skull that he's 32 years out of date!

The mission itself... is a bit of a long one, with a lot of dialog and puzzles to work your way through, but it starts off with a space battle and ground battles with the Vaadwaur...and also fighting them on the ground... wait, aren't they on our side following what went down a couple of weeks ago? Well... not really, the Vaadwaur still want their people that the Kobali have in stasis back... so basically they are still pissed. Once you get inside the temple... it's basically one puzzle after another, navigating electrical bursts, a maze and disappearing platforms, etc.

Also of note, this mission saw Kim Rhodes return to the role of Jhet'leya / Lyndsay Ballard, and of course Garrett Wang is playing Harry Kim twice over...and this mission was released for Star Trek Online's Fifth Anniversary in 2015, so you can see that they went all out for it.

Anyway... that will just about do it... next week... we begin the Iconian War... Cry Havoc and Unleash the Targs of War!

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