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Now that Delta Rising is out it makes me think what's next. This was a huge expansion to the game based around events of Star Trek Voyager. We also had a featured series (5 episodes) based on Deep Space 9. We even had some time travel The Original Series episodes. All that's missing is The Next Generation, and Enterprise.

Ok before you start arguing with me, I know some people don't like Enterprise but it's part of Star Trek canon so you have to deal with it haha. We've had a few Next Generation and Enterprise references, but nothing as big as DS9 or Voyager... especially Voyager. So my question is, are we going to get anything "Next Generation" and "Enterprise" specific? If so then what should it be?

Let's start with Enterprise because I'm having an easier time with it. I think the Xindi and especially the Sphere Builders need their own story. Maybe learn more about their origins, or they come back, something like that. Maybe we could even see the beginnings of the Temporal Cold War. I'm sure Cryptic's writers can find a clever way to tie all this into the current story line.

As for The Next Generation, the only thing I can think of is the story of Data and the Enterprise E, however I don't expect that to make it's way into STO. This begs the question, what else in The Next Generation can be used as a story for STO? The answer... I have no idea! There really isn't any major loose ends or stories that can be continued. Although I think the best way to do pay respects to TNG is somehow have Q bring some of the crew back together for some reason, maybe to stop another Borg invasion?

In the comments I'd like to hear your story ideas for Enterprise and The Next Generation in STO.

Written by Attilio on October 26, 2014 at 11:48 pm

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TacPaddy (Member) said...
October 27, 2014 at 04:35 am

Well, I was pleasantly surprise to see Hugh again as a member of the Borg Cooperative, so that is one loose end tight up.

Anyway, with the Expansion establishing the Delta Quadrant, the next step seems to be "completing the Milky Way" by introducing the Gamma Quadrant. Yes, we've been there in a Shuttle once, but I am talking about an entire Quadrant. Cryptic could continue the Iconians plot there, as we know the Iconians have Gates in the Gamma Quadrant as well.

However, you are right. In terms of storytelling, there could be more references to ENT and TNG. Personally, I think ENT could get more recognised by placing the Xindi-caused Scar on the face of the Earth. You know, the one from the Xindi-Probe that reached from Florida to Venezuela? It is supposed to be canon, so why can't we see it? As of yet, there is no explanation for that. Cryptic could come up with one, by doing a time-travelling episode about that. That is, if CBS approves that one.

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Dafmeister (Member) said...
October 27, 2014 at 09:05 am

I'd like to see something more from the aliens in Conspiracy. I understand that in one of the novel series they were found to be related to the Trill, which could be interesting.

I'd also quite like to know more about the alien ship from Night Terrors, we never heard of them again after that episode.

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wonvertu (Guest) replied...
November 02, 2014 at 06:45 pm

Keep playing.. ;)

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tewalker11 (Member) said...
October 27, 2014 at 10:39 am

I actually liked Enterprise's 1st and last season, you're right that the series never lived up to it's potential, and there was loads of potential dealing with the formation of the def and first contacts, which they almost got.


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187 (Guest) said...
October 27, 2014 at 11:19 am

I agree with you all. I think it would be a great thing to expand on ENT or TNG storylines. Iconians in the gamma quadrant would be pretty cool. I suspect cryptic will be want to include the cardassians as the next playable species and they could be with this time next year. However I would now llike to to see if cryptic would start to expand on other resources. there are over 700 novels written for star trek in many different timelines... TITAN, New Frontier and Vanguard. I would not presume to tell Cryptic to use a novel as a basis for a season but it would be a good idea. Even better and something I'm rellay hoping for is a a few proper episodes on the mirror Universe. I Want to actually go in the mirror universe and do a few missions there. that would be extremely cool. the building blocks are already there. Cryptic have been skirting around the mirror universe for a while now and I think they can do a lot more with it. A season with mirror characters and ships would really shake things up for us.

what do you think?

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PhantBat (Member) replied...
October 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

They've been sorta pucking and choosing stuff from the books to bring into the game, notably the Rihannsu series. Not a huge fan of ENT but I do wish we could see the Xindi involved more. As far as the sphere builders keep in mind the conflict with them isn't until the next century. TNG is hard to bring in story wise since they're few loose ends then again more Q could be fun. I do want them to bring in the Gamma Quandrant as a flyable area of space.

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Tiago Patrício (Guest) said...
October 29, 2014 at 05:19 pm

To me there are three chars that must return to STO.

Data (B-4), now as Admiral, Some descendant of Picard, and...

Kes, or some Descendant of her.

(If they are picking in the books) Then they should bring two thins.
First they should bring the finding of Captain Hernandes fron NX-02, and return of the powerful race that she embraced.
Second they should introduce some twist, by making Drake reveal that Charles Tucker "Trip" III, didn't died in the last mission of the NX-01 Enterprise, instead he started working to Section 31, during the Romulan War, and that in the end of the war he moved to Vulcan with T'Pol, where they married and later become parents of a son, named in honor of their son from the alternate reallity Enterprise!!

Anothe story line shoud focus in the Ocampa space expansion, where SHOULD be explained, How the hell is a Ocampa in the Alpha Quadrant helping Quinn, in the end of that story, the Ocampas become a Playable Char, (not only a "Alien" in the race creator) and even become a permanent Federation Members, as the Talaxians.

In the Delta quadrant the Vaadwar aren't the only Dangerous race that exists, and after we beat them in the lvl 60, other even more dangerous, should appear.

The also should bring back the Cooperative lead by Hugh and perhaps create a storyline where we help him defeat once and for all the Collective, and make the good guys and them become allies.

My last suggestion is make the Iconias return, and challenge the Federation and it's allies. In this story line we would uncover the secrets (some dark) behind their previous defeat, where the players find that there is a even more powerful species that the Iconias!!

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187 (Guest) said...
October 31, 2014 at 10:11 am

Im not sure if the return of teh Caeliar would work well in the story lline as it would mean cryptic would have to create whole new back story for them and render the destiny series pointless. The Iconian story is slowly progressing and I think its gonna be a matter of a few season before we really see whats gonna happen. but it would be like fighting a god (ie: Q) how would you win against an acient race? its like the shadow war from babylon 5. Losing gteh borg would remove a lot of playability from everyone but I like the majority of your suggestions!

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Chan'Feilax (Guest) said...
October 31, 2014 at 11:33 pm

I feel like any TNG-centric episode content would have to feature the Enterprise-D, so some sort of time travel would probably have to be involved. A loose end could be what happened to the saucer section of the Enterprise-D after Generations. Did they leave it there on Veridian III or did Starfleet salvage it? Has any canon material referenced what happened to the saucer section? Maybe a former crew member needs to go back to the wreckage for some reason and residual energy from the Nexus sends him/her (along with your toon) back in time to when the Enterprise-D was on a mission and you have to help while also figuring out how to get back.

For the ST: Enterprise series, I think the game has now set up nicely for depicting the Battle of Procyon V. The episode "Azati Prime" showed the battle taking place and there were Nova-class, Prometheus-class, Vor'cha-class ships, and even the Dauntless present at the battle. (The real world reason was probably that the SFX people got lazy and recycled old CGI, but now that STO has all of those ships actually operating alongside one another, that may provide a rather serendipitous explanation for those ships being at the battle.)

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horrid74 (Member) said...
November 01, 2014 at 04:25 pm

The mirror storyline in Enterprise and "All Good Things..." finale to TNG always struck me as high water marks in the course of both series because because they explored facets of what the characters might have been given a degree of separation from what I come to expect from the familiar.

I don't know what the limitations of the foundry engine are but I thought it would be neat to present a character with themself. Beyond slapping a goatee or a aged 1, 2, or 3 on a model copied directly from a players avatar I'd wondered if it might be possible to tailor multiple stories from the three captain's careers, their bridge crew or away team and a series of questions about the character derived from story choices or some sort of, "personality quiz".

I'd see stories of either type being a one off like, "Temporal Ambassador" that could occur without jeopardizing larger story arcs within the game.

We all know as captain is the, "Hero of Federation/ Empire/ Republic" in the PvE storyline but how well do we really know him or her?

As someone with far too many captains :) it would be a pleasant change to see some variation in an adventure as a result of who they are.

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