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ANNOUNCING STAR TREK ONLINE: INCURSION!

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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 6,077 Arc User
    That comic was great! The Cybermen tore the Borg a new one. So if the Daleks were to arrive we might as well starting fleeing to Andromeda Galaxy.
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    Typhoon Class please!
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,967 Arc User
    Mirror Borg, the Borg Slayer is back and and he's packing Tommy and Shotty.
    Borg don't scare me
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      "The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush utterly his achievement and remove from all record his every trace of existence. From that defeat no enemy can ever recover. That is the meaning of victory."
      -Lord Commander Solar Macharius
    • mariqa#4594 mariqa Member Posts: 98 Arc User
      Mirror Borg, the Borg Slayer is back and and he's packing Tommy and Shotty.
      Borg don't scare me
      Always been the oddity that high powered energy weapons no problem but chunks of sharpened metal cause all sorts of issues. Would not be surprised if the 'new type of Borg threat' addresses this. Be quite happy if they don't.
    • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 37,260 Arc User
      Because, oddly enough, solid matter is way harder to resist than particles that weigh almost nothing. That's why Relativistic Kill Vehicles are so deadly.​​
      Like special weapons from other Star Trek games? Wondering if they can be replicated in STO even a little bit? Check this out: https://forum.arcgames.com/startrekonline/discussion/1262277/a-mostly-comprehensive-guide-to-star-trek-videogame-special-weapons-and-their-sto-equivalents

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    • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 57,864 Community Moderator
      Always been the oddity that high powered energy weapons no problem but chunks of sharpened metal cause all sorts of issues. Would not be surprised if the 'new type of Borg threat' addresses this. Be quite happy if they don't.

      It is FAR easier to analyze and adapt energy shielding to counter energy weapons than it is to GROW BULLETPROOF ARMOR that doesn't hamper mobility. Not only that, but it could also be like the Asgard in Stargate. They're so advanced that they can't even conceive of the idea of a chemically propelled slug being a viable threat to the Replicators, let alone a viable piece of technology as it is so backwards that it ain't even funny. Basically... when your opponent is highly advanced... sometimes dumb just works. The Asgard literally needed someone DUMBER than them to defeat the Replicators. And even if you stop a bullet, you're still getting hit with a physical object vs just a bolt of energy that can be dissapated. That kinetic energy has to go somewhere, and that somewhere is YOU.

      I'll be packin' my TR-116 and Thompson as well.
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      I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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    • smokebaileysmokebailey Member Posts: 4,659 Arc User
      rattler2 wrote: »
      Always been the oddity that high powered energy weapons no problem but chunks of sharpened metal cause all sorts of issues. Would not be surprised if the 'new type of Borg threat' addresses this. Be quite happy if they don't.

      It is FAR easier to analyze and adapt energy shielding to counter energy weapons than it is to GROW BULLETPROOF ARMOR that doesn't hamper mobility. Not only that, but it could also be like the Asgard in Stargate. They're so advanced that they can't even conceive of the idea of a chemically propelled slug being a viable threat to the Replicators, let alone a viable piece of technology as it is so backwards that it ain't even funny. Basically... when your opponent is highly advanced... sometimes dumb just works. The Asgard literally needed someone DUMBER than them to defeat the Replicators. And even if you stop a bullet, you're still getting hit with a physical object vs just a bolt of energy that can be dissapated. That kinetic energy has to go somewhere, and that somewhere is YOU.

      I'll be packin' my TR-116 and Thompson as well.

      Kligats and the terran throwing disk for me (makes me wanna do the Xena yell when I use it. :D )
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    • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,967 Arc User
      rattler2 wrote: »
      Always been the oddity that high powered energy weapons no problem but chunks of sharpened metal cause all sorts of issues. Would not be surprised if the 'new type of Borg threat' addresses this. Be quite happy if they don't.

      It is FAR easier to analyze and adapt energy shielding to counter energy weapons than it is to GROW BULLETPROOF ARMOR that doesn't hamper mobility. Not only that, but it could also be like the Asgard in Stargate. They're so advanced that they can't even conceive of the idea of a chemically propelled slug being a viable threat to the Replicators, let alone a viable piece of technology as it is so backwards that it ain't even funny. Basically... when your opponent is highly advanced... sometimes dumb just works. The Asgard literally needed someone DUMBER than them to defeat the Replicators. And even if you stop a bullet, you're still getting hit with a physical object vs just a bolt of energy that can be dissapated. That kinetic energy has to go somewhere, and that somewhere is YOU.

      I'll be packin' my TR-116 and Thompson as well.

      I went with having a pair of proppa shootaz, dakka does the job and the louder it is, the better and more boomier.
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        "The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush utterly his achievement and remove from all record his every trace of existence. From that defeat no enemy can ever recover. That is the meaning of victory."
        -Lord Commander Solar Macharius
      • inferiorityinferiority Member Posts: 3,842 Arc User
        I just had to...

        ...

        https://youtu.be/Nq7Ch6hFOpo
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      • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 5,371 Arc User
        edited September 2023
        husanakx wrote: »
        husanakx wrote: »
        OK someone HAS to say this....

        WTH are you guys thinking adding items from a CHILDRENS show to a gamble box.
        Are you TRYING to get renewed gov attention to gamble mechanics?

        A prodigy box is gross... and IMMORAL. Not to mention any potential legal issues. Does Gearbox know about this one?

        I haven't had any issue with the gamble mechanics in this game until now.

        How about authoritarian fascistic governments not be everyone's parent's, and parents and people with gambling addictions act responsibility with their financial resources? If it's an activity that doesn't harm anyone as long as it's safe in moderation, it shouldn't be a governments business, regulating all bad behavior is impossible, and no sane person should desire to be dependent on a machine that's sole existence is dependent on wealth extortion (taxes).

        Sure while we are at it lets slip some Joe Camel ads into the box as well. Kids are not legally allowed to buy scratch offs, or sit at a black jack table. Sure ya ok older people enjoy Prodigy, its still a children's show. This is a small step from seeing loot boxes in a Lego game or something. I don't like it and it has made me rethink how I view Cryptic frankly. Everyone is free to draw their own conclusions. I think most of this stuff could have been used as event rewards, and not stuffed into a gamble box. I am not anti gamble box, but come on this is kids show content. (They could have used the ship as an anniversary ship or something... and done a Picard S3 themed box instead.)

        Technically TOS was considered a quasi-children's show back in the 1960s and had to adhere to child-friendly standards of the time, while ironically the distant association with the horror genre meant they were restricted to the nine-to-eleven adult time slot block. Gene Roddenberry had a very funny monolog about it and all the crazy convolutions they had to go through because of that, which included bizarre wardrobe, makeup, script and dialog restrictions along with combat restrictions like avoiding bloodshed and a ban on burn wounds (which are a natural result of laser hits).

        The reason was that Hollywood only recognized two definitions of "science fiction" at the time, the "space monster" type movies (which neatly fit into the "horror" genre pigeonhole) and the Buck Rodgers/Sgt. Sacto/Flash Gordon style which was firmly in the "kid's show" pigeonhole along with afternoon lite westerns and their "grab the wound and fall down" bloodless combat.

        And let's not forget the reason that Nick dropped Prodigy was mainly because their demographics showed that the majority of the viewers were adults and older teens instead of the children it was targeted at.
      • sthe91sthe91 Member Posts: 5,324 Arc User
        > @phoenixc#0738 said:
        > Technically TOS was considered a quasi-children's show back in the 1960s and had to adhere to child-friendly standards of the time, while ironically the distant association with the horror genre meant they were restricted to the nine-to-eleven adult time slot block. Gene Roddenberry had a very funny monolog about it and all the crazy convolutions they had to go through because of that, which included bizarre wardrobe, makeup, script and dialog restrictions along with combat restrictions like avoiding bloodshed and a ban on burn wounds (which are a natural result of laser hits).
        >
        > The reason was that Hollywood only recognized two definitions of "science fiction" at the time, the "space monster" type movies (which neatly fit into the "horror" genre pigeonhole) and the Buck Rodgers/Sgt. Sacto/Flash Gordon style which was firmly in the "kid's show" pigeonhole along with afternoon lite westerns and their "grab the wound and fall down" bloodless combat.
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        > And let's not forget the reason that Nick dropped Prodigy was mainly because their demographics showed that the majority of the viewers were adults and older teens instead of the children it was targeted at.

        The only problem with that claim of Nick's about Prodigy is that Star Trek tends to be an adult show while Star Wars tends to appeal to kids. What they ignore is that there were parents who were watching Star Trek: Prodigy with their children and not usually children watching it alone. They were not factored in and I am still upset by the decision. With that said you have good points. I am ready for Incursion!
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      • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 6,077 Arc User
        I just had to...

        ...

        https://youtu.be/Nq7Ch6hFOpo

        Oh boy. We're so screwed.
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        Typhoon Class please!
      • fred26291#2759 fred26291 Member Posts: 1,257 Arc User
        After seeing all the new game breaking glitches that happened 2 maintenences ago, I have very low opinion toward the new stuff on 9/12 working as planned by Cryptic.
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