Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... It’s Tuesday… Let’s Play Star Trek Online!
This week’s mission is Time in a Bottle… and it’s a mission that ties to one of Voyagers actually creative concepts, ‘Year of Hell’, in reality a two-parter about a Krenim scientist manipulating time to try and get the ideal time line for his race, to fight off the eventually decline of their civilization. Over the course of the two episodes, we’ve seen how the time line changed, in particular with the Kenim being an aggressive dominating super power in the Delta Quadrant and the hell Voyager went through, with the ship being torn apart, the crew having to leave… and just general mayhem… in fact it was exactly what the show itself should’ve been all along, instead of the status quo and everything being ‘perfect’.
Anyway, in this mission, The Krenim are basically wiped out, being the first victiims of the Vaadwaur armada… and if you recall from previous mission, it was stated the Iconians can’t really deal with time travel because it messes with their minds, and obviously the Krenim are a threat. A Ferengi named Qwen (who’ve seen seen in some of the System Patrol Missions a while back) is selling an artifact that may tie to the Krenim, and the player’s character is assigned to go acquire it.
A quick shoot out with the other buyer’s party soon sees the arrival of Nog, (voiced by Aaron Eisenberg who played the character on Deep Space Nine) who uses his family influence to make sure we come away with the device, which has the ability to cause someone to ‘side step time’, entering a time pocket, which comes in handy when the location shifts to an asteroid, because it’s how you survive an onslaught of Iconian Heralds and meet the Kremin, who have hidden an entire colony with this method.
This mission has a nice bit of action, and it flows nicely with the story being told, as you go from point a to b to c and so on. It’s said this mission has additional content if your character is a Ferengi… which I can’t confirm, my main character is a Liberated Borg (which has some unique character interactions in a number of Delta Quadrant Missions) and obviously I’m doing this series as a Romulan.
Before I forget, Aaron Eisenberg slips back into his role as Nog, though some of the sound bites of us needing to 'protect' from the Hearalds got a bit annoying, cause if he had time to say then he should've kept working the in device. I'm kidding about that complaint so relax kids
Next Week’s Mission is Broken Circle, a mission that keeps the Kremin in the spotlight.