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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Core Of The Matter Is This... Lets Play Star Trek Online!


Hello Dwellers & Welcome To The Basement...
It's Tuesday! Let's Play Star Trek Online!

And boy talk about a change in plans, with the launch of Agents of Yesterday a number of missions were added to the Romulan play through we've been doing that take place earlier in the character's story... meaning before we can continue the Future Proof arc, got to go and tackle some of the new stuff first! So much for my cunning plan to hold off on it.... but still, we're doing missions that characters created before the expansion can tackle, so it fits with this series.

This is also the first Star Trek Online video I recorded with my new monitor, and thus I'm able to shrink the HUD down in game to allow more the action to me seen, at the expense of me trying to read smaller text... the things I put my self through...

Anyway, this mission, 'The Core Of The Mater' is the first one that existing players prior to the expansion can do, and introduces you to Daniels, a Temporal Agent who was a frequent character on Star Trek Enterprise during the 'Temporal Cold War' arc... and this mission acts as a 'sequel' to the classic Star Trek Episode, The 'Doomsday Machine', where the Na'kuhl and their Envoy are trying to tamper with time by giving control of a Doomsday Machine, a planet killer, to the Romulan Star Empire of the 23rd Century. The player goes back to stop it.This mission also ties in with the The Next Generation episode 'The Enemy' giving a reason as to why the planet called Galorndon Core is so in-hospital... spoilers... it involves a big crash.

I won't lie, this mission, has one of my favorite 'shoot out' segments in the game, after you're revealed to the Romulans, and you need to fight you way to where the controller for the Doomsday Machine is held... it's fun, chaotic fun that really feels like all available security guards are rushing to your location to stop you. The space battle itself is pretty frantic as you want to avoid the Doomsday Machine's anti-matter barrage when it fires as well as fighting off the Na'kuhl and Romulan ships until you free the Machine from their control. Again, chaotic fun applies here.

Overall this is a short mission, my game play video is a bit long cause I was showing off the benefit of starting a new character, where you get a lot of goodies. And of course we'll close this out with some screen shots!