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pwlaughingtrendypwlaughingtrendy Member Posts: 2,966 Arc User
The heavy, stuffed chair squeaked as Admiral Quinn leaned back. Ever since the rebuilding of Earth Spacedock, his chair had squeaked, and there was never enough engineering time to deal with it. The engineers were always busy doing other things, like keeping the station from coming apart when the inertial dampers went offline.

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  • gulberatgulberat Member Posts: 5,505 Arc User
    edited October 2015
    I think maybe Quinn needs to reframe the question. He's got a false dichotomy here, one that's existed throughout Trek. I think I would tell these cadets that their skills and readiness are valuable and will help provide the strength and rapid responsiveness needed to allow them to do their other mission--science and "humanitarian"--in peace. The are explorers but NOT pushovers, and that is a good thing. I would merely ask them to balance the two and judge each situation individually, rather than make the mistake of devaluing their training and acting like it was for naught or treating them like brainless, second-class misfits for knowing how to defend themselves.

    I might also institute a cross-training program with Romulan Republic and Cardassian Defense Forces, given that some of these graduates might actually be in a particularly good position to relate to their counterparts in these services, who manage unlike the Klingon stereotype to be a military first WITHOUT resorting to brutish belligerence or conquest for the heck of it. This would further show the graduates that they are valued instead of worthless throwaways.

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  • kjwashingtonkjwashington Member Posts: 2,529 Arc User
    All that I got from this was that we're probably going to pick up a group of cadets (or graduates). Take them to a star near Ferenginar that's dying because of "Tzenkethi" probes. And we'll be shooting and killing space dragons, thus completely going against what we're supposed to be teaching the cadets/graduates.
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  • burstorionburstorion Member Posts: 1,633 Arc User
    Heh..methinks Quinn has a potential Picard/Crusher thing going on...​​
  • hyperionx09hyperionx09 Member Posts: 1,617 Arc User
    Although I appreciate these little articles (a little... appreciation), I'm always left wondering how many immortal bugs can be fixed and how much more playable this game could be if STO team adjusted their focus from satisfying whiners and roleplayers towards dealing with real issues in the game.

    Different teams handle different things, just FYI. Whatever team is in charge of coming up with with the news and events isn't the same as the team handling art assets. And those handling art assets do not handle bugs and other issues outside of art asset-related issues like uniform clipping.

    The simple fact of the matter is that Cryptic uses a poorly optimized engine that's mutated into a horrible monstrosity (their own words) and doesn't have a team large enough to fully fix everything.
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  • svindal777svindal777 Member Posts: 856 Arc User
    The heavy, stuffed chair squeaked as Admiral Quinn leaned back. Ever since the rebuilding of Earth Spacedock, his chair had squeaked, and there was never enough engineering time to deal with it.
    All this technology and we still have to deal with squeaky chairs?

    Some future. [/needeyerollemot]

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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,834 Arc User
    svindal777 wrote: »
    The heavy, stuffed chair squeaked as Admiral Quinn leaned back. Ever since the rebuilding of Earth Spacedock, his chair had squeaked, and there was never enough engineering time to deal with it.
    All this technology and we still have to deal with squeaky chairs?

    Some future. [/needeyerollemot]

    Apparently the future lacks WD40
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  • svindal777svindal777 Member Posts: 856 Arc User
    edited October 2015
    reyan01 wrote: »


    Apparently the future lacks WD40
    Yup, WD40 and Duct tape. The only 2 things you need to fix everything.

    Well excuse me for having enormous flaws that I don't work on.
  • dalolorndalolorn Member Posts: 3,651 Arc User
    Well, this was a fun little story. :smiley:

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  • gulberatgulberat Member Posts: 5,505 Arc User
    svindal777 wrote: »
    reyan01 wrote: »


    Apparently the future lacks WD40
    Yup, WD40 and Duct tape. The only 2 things you need to fix everything.

    Almost...

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  • vonhellstingvonhellsting Member Posts: 525 Arc User
    We can dematerialize people , travel to distant planets in a blink of an eye , speak to millions of species through a universal translator BUT....we can't fix a squeaky chair. :p
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  • thedarkphenoixthedarkphenoix Member Posts: 74 Arc User
    Enjoyable read. Kudos to the writer. However, there is a little wrinkle in the whole thing... It doesn't tell me anything about the new episode :tongue:
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  • captaind3captaind3 Member Posts: 2,433 Arc User
    We need a little more Linnea interaction in game, she seems like a lot of fun. Also be good to find out how the heck this particular Ocampa made it to the Alpha Quadrant before we cracked open the paths to two Dyson Spheres. And did she take four years in the Academy or was she accelerated too?
    All that I got from this was that we're probably going to pick up a group of cadets (or graduates). Take them to a star near Ferenginar that's dying because of "Tzenkethi" probes. And we'll be shooting and killing space dragons, thus completely going against what we're supposed to be teaching the cadets/graduates.

    I'm fairly certain that's a joke related to the fact that Berengaria VII actually has real dragons a hundred meters long.

    The probes in Tzenkethi space are unknown and not near Ferenginar.

    The star near Ferenginar may be dying due to unknown circumstances since a star dying isn't big news unless it's going to supernova and burst gamma rays over a nearby planet in a few years.
    svindal777 wrote: »
    The heavy, stuffed chair squeaked as Admiral Quinn leaned back. Ever since the rebuilding of Earth Spacedock, his chair had squeaked, and there was never enough engineering time to deal with it.
    All this technology and we still have to deal with squeaky chairs?

    Some future. [/needeyerollemot]

    Hey, when you reinvent the wheel call me. Considering what Spacedock looked like at the end of Midnight, Quinn's lucky he still has a chair. My captain is an engineer, he'd fix the damn chair himself. Maybe that should be a DOFF assignment in spacedock, Fix Quinn's chair.
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  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 6,916 Arc User
    The heavy, stuffed chair squeaked as Admiral Quinn leaned back. Ever since the rebuilding of Earth Spacedock, his chair had squeaked, and there was never enough engineering time to deal with it. The engineers were always busy doing other things, like keeping the station from coming apart when the inertial dampers went offline.

    Learn about our new episode launching with Season 11!

    ~LaughingTrendy

    The team should definitely add that squeaking sound.​​
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  • dalolorndalolorn Member Posts: 3,651 Arc User
    Enjoyable read. Kudos to the writer. However, there is a little wrinkle in the whole thing... It doesn't tell me anything about the new episode :tongue:

    Eh, another wrinkle is the weird formatting.

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  • galattgalatt Member Posts: 698 Arc User
    svindal777 wrote: »
    reyan01 wrote: »


    Apparently the future lacks WD40
    Yup, WD40 and Duct tape. The only 2 things you need to fix everything.

    Someone must tell the story of Red Green Starfleet Maintenance Engineer
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  • gulberatgulberat Member Posts: 5,505 Arc User
    questerius wrote: »
    The heavy, stuffed chair squeaked as Admiral Quinn leaned back. Ever since the rebuilding of Earth Spacedock, his chair had squeaked, and there was never enough engineering time to deal with it. The engineers were always busy doing other things, like keeping the station from coming apart when the inertial dampers went offline.

    Learn about our new episode launching with Season 11!

    ~LaughingTrendy

    The team should definitely add that squeaking sound.​​

    Haha, that would be funny.

    As to that DOFF assignment, let's call it a very rare assignment and it also upgrades the quality of the assigned DOFF when it crits. Perks of schmoozing with CINC-Starfleet. ;)

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  • saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 3,157 Arc User
    “Keep in mind that if you say ‘Empress Sela,’ I will have Security escort you to the airlock with prejudice.”

    Security would probably lose Linnea like they did with Sela.
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  • tmassxtmassx Member Posts: 720 Arc User
    We can dematerialize people , travel to distant planets in a blink of an eye , speak to millions of species through a universal translator BUT....we can't fix a squeaky chair. :p

    It is not a surprise, with all that technology and the internet, people are dumber and dumber.
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  • gulberatgulberat Member Posts: 5,505 Arc User
    edited October 2015
    tmassx wrote: »
    We can dematerialize people , travel to distant planets in a blink of an eye , speak to millions of species through a universal translator BUT....we can't fix a squeaky chair. :p

    It is not a surprise, with all that technology and the internet, people are dumber and dumber.

    In a sense this is true because most of us cannot do things that would've been common survival skills 100 years ago. This is why all of us turn into idiots as soon as the power goes out, both in our homes and on the road.

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  • inferiorityinferiority Member Posts: 844 Arc User
    So much negativity in this thread saddens me.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this read, but I believe we all missed something far more important than Quinns' squeaky chair...

    ...his office has a door?
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  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 6,916 Arc User
    The chair bit is fun, but i don't see how this short story relates to the new episode.. unless WE are the repair crews on ESD.​​
    This program, though reasonably normal at times, seems to have a strong affinity to classes belonging to the Cat 2.0 program. Questerius 2.7 will break down on occasion, resulting in garbage and nonsense messages whenever it occurs. Usually a hard reboot or pulling the plug solves the problem when that happens.
  • kjwashingtonkjwashington Member Posts: 2,529 Arc User
    captaind3 wrote: »
    We need a little more Linnea interaction in game, she seems like a lot of fun. Also be good to find out how the heck this particular Ocampa made it to the Alpha Quadrant before we cracked open the paths to two Dyson Spheres. And did she take four years in the Academy or was she accelerated too?
    All that I got from this was that we're probably going to pick up a group of cadets (or graduates). Take them to a star near Ferenginar that's dying because of "Tzenkethi" probes. And we'll be shooting and killing space dragons, thus completely going against what we're supposed to be teaching the cadets/graduates.

    I'm fairly certain that's a joke related to the fact that Berengaria VII actually has real dragons a hundred meters long.

    The probes in Tzenkethi space are unknown and not near Ferenginar.

    The star near Ferenginar may be dying due to unknown circumstances since a star dying isn't big news unless it's going to supernova and burst gamma rays over a nearby planet in a few years.

    I know, I'm just making a speculative joke about what the episode will be, since they completely neglect to mention anything about it. Though, given that the episode's name is "Sunrise", I'll probably have to go with the dying star. Though, if any part of my joke turns out to be true, I claim the right of "called it".
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  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,578 Arc User
    edited October 2015
    So much negativity in this thread saddens me.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this read, but I believe we all missed something far more important than Quinns' squeaky chair...

    ...his office has a door?

    Maybe the spot we find him on ESD is not his office, more like the Admiral/Station equivalent of a bridge?

    Or the door is invisible and untouchable.
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  • tmassxtmassx Member Posts: 720 Arc User
    captaind3 wrote: »
    We need a little more Linnea interaction in game, she seems like a lot of fun. Also be good to find out how the heck this particular Ocampa made it to the Alpha Quadrant before we cracked open the paths to two Dyson Spheres. And did she take four years in the Academy or was she accelerated too?

    Yeah, this I would be interested too . But they are the nice two , 300 -year-old symbiont and 3-years-old Ocampa governing the Starfleet.
    gulberat wrote: »
    tmassx wrote: »
    We can dematerialize people , travel to distant planets in a blink of an eye , speak to millions of species through a universal translator BUT....we can't fix a squeaky chair. :p

    It is not a surprise, with all that technology and the internet, people are dumber and dumber.

    In a sense this is true because most of us cannot do things that would've been common survival skills 100 years ago. This is why all of us turn into idiots as soon as the power goes out, both in our homes and on the road.

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  • alexhurlbutalexhurlbut Member Posts: 290 Arc User
    Ah such fun movie and yet....speak to the real fears for some of us.
  • keletteskelettes Member Posts: 488 Arc User
    edited October 2015
    I always wondered what kind of personality Linnea has :smile: From what I've seen in the article, Quinn has a lot to thank her - for keeping his blood pressure down ^^

    "reports of unknown probes in Tzenkethi space"

    Mmm so we'll get to tangle with the Tzenkethi at some point? :smile: Have their xenophobic stance towards Federation changed by 2410 at all? Maybe figuring out where these probes come from could break the ice betwen the Fed and the Tzen'.

    It's great to see that Quinn sees the issue. I wonder if we'll see commanding officers who had no choice but to sit in The Chair, even if they weren't ready for it (yet). Resolving conflicts created by a few of these "green captains" would put an interesting spin on the "lets-get-back-to-exploration" thing imo :smile:
    Although I appreciate these little articles (a little... appreciation), I'm always left wondering how many immortal bugs can be fixed and how much more playable this game could be if STO team adjusted their focus from satisfying whiners and roleplayers towards dealing with real issues in the game.

    Bugs aren't fixed by the writers :smile:
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  • gulberatgulberat Member Posts: 5,505 Arc User
    So much negativity in this thread saddens me.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this read, but I believe we all missed something far more important than Quinns' squeaky chair...

    ...his office has a door?

    I thought I was being funny when I posted the Marine Engineering Flowchart, not negative... :/

    But I do find myself wondering now, has Quinn got more than one office? Which is not entirely out of the question, but I do wonder. ;)

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