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Explorers Again

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So I really haven't talked about the trailer for Season 11: New Dawn. In the trailer we see a lot of combat which is nothing new to Star Trek Online. At the same time, we hear Chase Masterson's voice over where she talks about strange new worlds. There seems to be a bit of a contradiction here.

Assuming we really will be meeting a new species and have that sense of exploration, then I think it's safe to say the reason we didn't see that in the trailer is because Cryptic wants it to be a surprise. Still, I'd like to know more about it. What will the story be like? How much exploration will there be? Will it feel more like Trek?

There's definitely a lot of questions, so let's speculate on the answers. Really, the one that I find most exciting is how exploration could work. I've talked about the idea of tying in the Foundry to an exploration area. Perhaps players could create episodes that are only accessible in this area. Fly up to a system, enter it, and a random episode begins. After that you can reply the episode any time you want.

Of course, Cryptic could create their own exploration story which I think would be really cool. Maybe something with less combat and a strong story. Think back to the days of The Original Series and The Next Generation. Use those as inspiration for writing something amazing. I think we can all agree the recent episodes could have a better story and be longer. Hopefully this will be a lesson for the new season.

Do you have any ideas for exploration in STO? It could be a story idea or a way for exploration to work.

Written by Attilio on August 23, 2015 at 09:11 pm


Chris (Member) said...
August 24, 2015 at 01:38 pm

Exploration will certainly be a nice change, though they are also talking about a new villain that was in one of the series, but not in the game. So combat won't be too far away!


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ShadowCallerLight (Member) said...
August 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

This is going to be a nice change mostly because of the reintroduction of Exploration, since they did take it away along time ago.

It felt like forever.. lol

Here comes possibly, the reinvented Temporal Cold War possibly. lol

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