Monday, August 22, 2016

Salvaging A Temporal Reckoning - Lets Play Star Trek Online

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Not quite Tuesday (well it's Tuesday in some parts of the world at the time I'm writing this), and we're playing this week's mission from Star Trek Online - Temporal Reckoning. We're heading to the 28th Century because there was a major temporal incursion... and things are racing towards the climax of all this time travel madness we've been dealing with since the Iconian War.

This is the mission that brings together all the people that the player's character basically have been ticking off in one form or another, Noye, The Vorgons, The Na'Kuhl, The Sphere Builders.... plus the Mirror Universe's Admiral Leeta and the Terran Empire, who we had limited interaction with during the time we were floating around The Alpha Quadrant. That was a twist that still perplexes me abit, yes they tie it into why the USS Defiant from the original Star Trek episode 'The Tholian Web' and featured in the Enterprise episodes 'Through A Mirror Darkly'... by saying it was a gift from The Envoy (Noye) and having a message for her...

I get a headache just thinking about it ...

Anyway, you'll notice in the game-play video (and screen caps) that I'm now using Kobali Cruiser, the reason being it's caters towards Engineers better than the Scimitar, and has a thicker hull.... if weaker firepower. Granted the ship is very... very brown....

On the mission itself, it starts off with fighting through five waves of enemy vessels to bean down to the New Khitomer base,deal with a number of enemies (and the revelation of Noye as the Envoy) and then restore the temporal beacon to call in the fleet to start fighting back against Noye's forces, in a steadily escalating battle to build towards basically a 'to be continued...'

For the amount of combat seen in this mission, it's basically very straight forward, serving as a warm up for the next mission where it's just an all out war... but we'll talk about that next time.

Sketch of the day: 8/22/16

Why Was What Happened To Lindsay Lohan Ignored?

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I came across an column that struck a cord with me, regarding what happened to Lindsay Lohan a few weeks ago and how it was basically under-reported, barely discussed... 

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SummerSlam 2016 Thoughts and Opinions

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So we conclude a busy weekend with my vlog regarding SummerSlam. And here is the cliff-notes version of what I covered in the video

1. Pre-Show matches were solid, interesting moment with one of the Usos stealing the glory of getting the pinfall in the 6-man tag, The Dudleys lost again via miscommunication, possibly leading to a split for Bubba to get a solo run, Cesaro and Sheamus have the exact same match they always have and need some variety.

2. Like the use of tag team psychology from Jericho and Owens, cut off the ring and isolated Enzo so that the hot tag to Big Cass means something, interesting seeing that Jericho / Owens won.

3. Women's title match with Charlotte and Sasha was not as good as last night's bout with Asuka and Bayley, but I did like the story that was told with Charlotte being bigger and heavier. Also liked the finish of Charlotte using her larger frame to roll through Sasha's crossface to get the pinfall

4. Speculation on if Sasha is either injured or suspended due to her apparently getting pulled from a number of announced shows

5. IC Title match had no heat, Miz retaining the title made the most logical sense because Apollo Crews has no personality

6. Cena called a near perfect match, keeping Styles from going into Flippy-riffic territory, this was the match of the night without question. The finishing sequence is a very suspect, disregards everything that took place before it. Interesting moment after the match with Cena leaving one of his Never Give Up bands in the ring

7. Jon Stewart needs to go away, his presence basically sucked any life the New Day vs Generic Bald Characters match had of being a success following Cena vs Styles. Big E made his return to save Stewart from getting his groin introduced to the ring post, New Day retain titles via DQ

8. WWE World Title bout between Ambrose and Ziggler was a TV main event match, not a pay-per-view bout, Ziggler has no business being in a big time match, there was at no time a feel that Ambrose's reign was in jepordy

9. Surprise return by Nikki Bella for the Six-Starlet tag match, the bout itself was a lot of fun. Eva Marie was said to be on vacation because the fans are mean, when we know she's suspended for 30  days.

10. Universial Title match was a bit too 'indy' for my tastes, but was solid, Finn Balor wins, but did not have the full Demon look thanks to there having to be an earlier skit with Styles and the GBCs

11. Rest of show was complete garbage, a video showing Ziggler dressed as Col. Sanders beating up the Miz in a chicken outfit for KFC, the US Title match between Rusev and Reigns did not happen, just a brawl that Rusev was made to look weak in despite Roman just recently serving a 30 day suspension.

12. Final match of the night was seeing Lesnar doing his same lazy routine, match should've ended when Orton got the second RKO. Lesnar busted Orton open badly, leading to match called via TKO. Night ends on an angle of Lesnar F5'ing Shane McMahon  to more than likely explain why Lesnar is off TV. Would've been better if Orton won, Lesnar goes nuts and then they do the F5 to Shane to get the same result.

Final Verdict: Everything up till basically 10:30 was fine, the final 40 minutes of the show was total garbage.

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