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Agents of Yesterday

Captain's Blog Stardate 93957.53

To boldly go! Fifty years ago Star Trek aired and with it came a legion of dedicated fans. It promised a better world for humanity with some amazing technology. All these years later, our very own technology has greatly improved. While it's no where near what we see in Star Trek, it has been able to bring us into the Star Trek universe. Now Star Trek Online is celebrating these fifty years with a new expansion, Agents of Yesterday.

We will be able to create a Captain in the time after TOS ended, in the year 2270, with brand new stories and environments to explore. We'll also get to meet Chekov and Scotty. Walter Koenig will be lending his voice to the Chekov character, which I am greatly looking forward to. Taking up the role of Scotty is James Doohan's son, Chris Doohan. If you haven't seen him play Scotty yet, search for Star Trek Continues. In my opinion, he does his father justice and I'm truly excited to have him in Star Trek Online.

This expansion will also be bringing a whole * of temporal related features to Star Trek Online. A new story, reputation, specialization, ships, and so much more. In my opinion, this is a good direction for STO to take. It almost allows us to see the early stages of a new era for the galaxy. We're not entirely ready for a unified galaxy with the Temporal Accords, but we're trying to be. This also opens the possibility to bring more characters to the game. Frankly I think it is only a matter of time before we see the crew of the NX-01.

I know many people, myself included, are excited for this. To be able to take a step into history and be a part of the TOS era is extraordinary. How do you feel about it?

Written by Attilio on May 09, 2016 at 06:50 pm


Daohor (Member) said...
May 11, 2016 at 10:59 am

Personally I am VERY excited from what I have read so far, I know I am gonna make a new toon to play through the new content with, I did it with Delta recruits, I will do it with this.

I am also musing about whether or not to get the big package offered "free" ships etc. is mightily tempting to me, especially seeing as I got a lifer account and want to support them some more, yes, I buy zen like most other player do ever so often, but I see it as a way to give them a lil thanks for makeing such a great game and still make it better all the time.

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DijonCyanide (Member) said...
May 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

I have a Lifetime account as well & I used to buy Zen most times whenever there was a sale as an act of showing support even when I didn't need it till a couple of Summers ago when they banished the dilithium store & retroactively converted some of my non-binding to character-bound items. I sent in a ticket for customer service & showing the activity showing how I had used my account bank to move the items around to one of my "mule" toons for later use. Still no help & they wouldn't even make them account-bound which would had allowed them to be used. I had bought like a dozen, a lot of dilithium for me, & since I have 17 toons I had planned ahead for when I leveled those others toons up. I still keep all those items on the toon to remind me not to buy anymore Zen now LOL. Point: I'll gladly support a game that shows support for me as a player too but not blindly.
Nevertheless this Agents of Yesterday does seem promising, but potentially limiting unless totally for Federation. After all we can only pilot 1 starship at a time. Any consoles that the ships come with will end-up being the selling point, otherwise, it so far appears to be like a 1/2 expansion, but I'm sure there's still lots of details to be released.

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Superplush (Member) said...
May 15, 2016 at 05:33 am

I have to admit, I'm not excited for this.

I don't know why and forgive me for saying so, what the is the bloody facination with the '60's trek? Granted it started all of it off but I cannot fathom why it is so popular -especially- in America. Beyond it's quintessentially American hallmarks of sexual innuendo, chest-beating and wars there isn't anything of substance that happened. Yet, here we are 50 years later and all -any- star trek franchise maker does is go back to it; Star trek movies, Fan made movies, games. For a series about the future and the betterment of mankind I do find it woefully ironic that all we do with it now is go back to it's past and want to see more explosions and wars.

Roddenberry must be turning in his grave.

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Attilio (Owner) replied...
May 15, 2016 at 08:19 am

I have to disagree to some extent. TOS was much more than what you described. There was substance. Over the past 50 years media was created to celebrate and capture that feeling Star Trek. Of course the movies need more action in order to keep people interested for two hours. I point you to the first Trek movie which was more 'Trek' and less action, but was boring. Video games need action because it makes them interesting. I don't believe that fans of Trek who have seen every series and movie multiple times loves the wars and explosions. They love Trek and accept all parts of it.

This is actually an interesting topic, and I'm going to write a blog about it to explore it further.

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Superplush (Guest) said...
May 19, 2016 at 04:07 pm

Oh, don't get me wrong. I loved -all- the TOS movies, infact I believe there was more substance in the movies than the TOS Episodes. Therein lies my problem. I just didn't feel like it was "Star trek" until TNG, exploration and the feeling of being on the frontier, TOS gave me the feeling of always going out and looking for a fight or something to screw more than anything, I just didn't find it was done in a tasteful way.
Now we seem to be looping back to TOS-era movies and games and they're not much better, infact they seem to go that way because they depict a more violent, unstable Starfleet and can thus, get away with the conflict. To me it seems like the writers are taking the easy way out and going with something as simple as a curious "Don't give a crap" human race and an unexplored Galaxy rather than an established set of rules and a curious but stand-offish federation.

As a rebuttle to the end of your reply; I don't think any -Fans- do think that but these aren't done for the fans, they're done to pull in more people .. and what do these new crowds like? Chest-beating, 'splosions with T&A thrown in. Which pretty much somes up Star trek '09?

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Jon (Guest) said...
June 06, 2016 at 01:51 pm

You are applying 2016 sensibilities to a show produced 50 years ago. Times have changed, and perceptions with them. I happen to prefer the two-fisted Kirk approach, Picard was always a little too professor-like to me.

But then what do I know? I'm just a chest thumping barbaric American...

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Sparticus (Guest) said...
July 06, 2016 at 03:46 pm

Where is the bank or even the mail in AoY i can not find it anywhere's at all on bridge or elsewhere ,Please help

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Av8tor (Member) said...
October 19, 2016 at 06:24 pm

Sparticus, If you are in one of the TOS ships, go to the crew deck and in the conference room you will find the bank.

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