It’s Tuesday… Let’s Play Star Trek Online, this week’s mission, ‘Blood of Ancients’
Attacks from the Iconian’s can happen any any minute… their gateway technology makes distances between targets is meaningless… the Federation, Klingon Empire and the Romulan Empire have to pull together to try and withstand the onslaught… which launches during a briefing on Earth Spacedock, attacking New Romulus!
It’s a mad scramble, first to help Starbase 234, where we go toe-to-toe with the Iconian’s vessels… and yes, they are as tough as they appear, in particular when they launch energy and solar portals, the first enhance their defenses, the second attacks your ship with the energy of a freaking sun!. It basically fighting off the Hearald ships in a few waves before warping out to New Romulus…. Here, we got to fight our way to the new home world of the Romulans… pretty easy… but its when you get boots on the ground where the fun begins.
Beaming down, it’s chaos, having the secure a number of areas, teaming with members of the Romulan militia to fight off the heralds. Keeping steady and fighting Heralds from a distance is the wise approach, and if you something red around you on the ground… RUN! Now everything will seem likes it’s okay when you defend the Temple… but don’t celebrate too quickly, the Iconians are pissed as hell., as T’Ket shows up to make that point. Running into the temple to use the gateway to get back to the ship, we learn what they are after… the Preservers!
Using the gateway, off we go to learn what we can from the Preservers… but it’s too late M’Tara (who has a nice Nebula) arrives shortly thereafter and it’s clear what the Iconians want… to reconquer the galaxy, and they will wipe out any and every thing in their path….
This mission is really action packed, no puzzles, it’s just wall to wall action, and it’s a lot of fun. Every time you think you catch a break, nope, you’re rushing off fighting the Heralds in space and on the ground.
Should point out, that this mission welcomed Robert Duncan McNeill to Star Trek Online, reprising his role of Tom Paris from Star Trek Voyager. Paris, like Harry Kim, somehow became a Captain… goes to show how desperate the Federation became for officers over the years. But this isn’t the only time we’ll be teaming up with Mr. B’Elanna Torres… we’ll be seeing him in next weeks mission, Delta Flight