History of New Romulus

It appears that there may be some, err… details missing from the latest patch for Star Trek Online when it comes to the History of New Romulus

Someone at Cryptic care to copy and paste the text please!

Destination Star Trek London

So, I went to Destination Star Trek London then…

Weekend Pass
Cloaked Warbird

… and I didn’t think it was brilliant. I’m glad I got the low-end ticket, everything was a queue within a queue within a queue. I’m sure those on the higher cost tickets had a better time and now I’ll know what to expect in future, but it just wasn’t for me.

NB: It probably didn’t help that my goodie bag did not contain the code for Star Trek Online and my pre-signed autograph was Neelix.

Never Played?

When it comes to computer games, there are titles I play regularly (e.g. Star Trek Online), there are titles I played through and enjoyed which have no replay value (e.g. Half-Life 2) and there are titles I started and gave up on (e.g. Duke Nukem Forever).  The part that makes my jaw drop though is the last part of my library, this part is the titles that I own but have never played.

It seems to me that this list of never played titles is growing longer and I do not understand why.

I’m uncertain if this is because Steam has its Summer/Winter sales or because you can help out charity whilst receiving multiple titles with initiatives like the Humble Bundle.  Maybe it’s simply because Steam lists every game I own in the one place.  Whatever the reason it just goes to show how much things have changed over the years.

When I was a kid and console gaming was the only platform open to me, there was no such thing as a never played game.  If I got a new game (birthday / christmas) then that game got played to death.  There were no exceptions, when I got Sonic 2 it got completed, when I got Golden Axe it got played for months (although I sucked at it) and I even remember spending hours playing Trivial Pursuit on the Master System (despite that stupid duck “hosting” it being annoying).

Maybe I just need to set myself a challenge to just play through the games that I have in my library but with Borderlands 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and more all just around the corner it looks like my library will contain some “never played” titles for a long time to come.

Of Bajor

So, this weeks featured episode entitled “Of Bajor” hit Star Trek Online on Saturday and proved that Cryptic Studios hasn’t completely lost its touch.

There are some very smart visuals together with multiple courses of action which bind together to form a much more involving story than the previous featured episodes have done.

Shots below!

U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-F)… well, kinda!

So, Cryptic have started pumping things out again for Star Trek Online (now it is free to play and the 2 year anniversary anyway).

Top of the “what’s new” list is the brand new Odyssey class flagship for the Federation.  Credit where credit is due it is quite well modelled but it still isn’t a patch on the Galaxy class to me.  Anyway, here are some screenshots from in game.