History Trivia / StarTrekOnline

12th Jun '18 1:35:54 PM StarSword
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** [[https://stoheidy.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/mirror-event-defend-the-waffle/ Waffle Station]] for Vauthil Station, which you defend from the Terran Empire in the revamped Mirror Invasion event.

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** [[https://stoheidy.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/mirror-event-defend-the-waffle/ Waffle Station]] for Vauthil Station, which you defend from the Terran Empire in the revamped Mirror Invasion event. (The nickname comes from Obisek's somewhat odd pronunciation of the station's name.)
12th Jun '18 1:34:02 PM StarSword
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Cryptic is allowed to use anything from the TV shows and prime timeline films because CBS owns the licenses to them. However, the [[Film/StarTrek JJverse]] is off-limits (they were allowed to use the story details up until the ''Jellyfish'' and ''Narada'' left the prime timeline, since they appeared in the ''Countdown'' comic series), and anything from the ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' has to be negotiated for. Cryptic also had to negotiate to use the Guardian of Forever at the end of the "Klingon War" storyline, since the rights to that episode belong to a different copyright holder. CBS has also put at least three ships off-limits to be used or given major upgrades, the confirmed ones being the ''Enterprise''-J from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'''s Temporal Cold War episodes, the Constitution-refit from the films[[note]]While there ''is'' a Constitution-refit ship in the game, it's only Tier 2 and CBS refuses to allow them to make a Tier-5/Fleet variant.[[/note]] and the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' Warbird[[note]]In about the same manner as the Connie refit -- the Romulan player actually ''starts'' with one, but this is Cryptic's explanation for why there is only a Tier 1 version of it.[[/note]] Apparently some kind of agreement or change happened with the lawyers before ''Agents of Yesterday'', however, as it included both a visit to the 'Kelvin Timeline' as well as usable ships from the films and related materials -- including a Tier 6 ''Constitution''. And then Cryptic went one up with the introduction of the R&D-only prize of the T6 Light Cruiser/Warbird set, which gives players the mythical endgame Prime Universe ''Constitution''!

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: RecycledScript: "Storm Clouds Gather", the introductory mission to 2018's Gamma Quadrant-focused ''Victory Is Life'' expansion, follows fundamentally the same structure as 2012's "Second Wave" (part of the featured episode ''The 2800''). In both missions you arrive at Deep Space 9 for a major international conference and do a lot of talking to {{NPC}}s, then have to defend the station against an attack through the wormhole in ground, then space stages (an invasion of [[spoiler:time-displaced]] Dominion ships in "Second Wave", [[BugWar the Hur'q]] in "Storm Clouds Gather").
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Cryptic is allowed to use anything from the TV shows and prime timeline films because CBS owns the licenses to them. However, the [[Film/StarTrek JJverse]] is off-limits (they were allowed to use the story details up until the ''Jellyfish'' and ''Narada'' left the prime timeline, since they appeared in the ''Countdown'' comic series), and anything from the ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' has to be negotiated for. Cryptic also had to negotiate to use the Guardian of Forever at the end of the "Klingon War" storyline, since the rights to that episode belong to a different copyright holder. CBS has also put at least three ships off-limits to be used or given major upgrades, the confirmed ones being the ''Enterprise''-J from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'''s Temporal Cold War episodes, the Constitution-refit from the films[[note]]While there ''is'' a Constitution-refit ship in the game, it's only Tier 2 and CBS refuses to allow them to make a Tier-5/Fleet variant.[[/note]] and the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' Warbird[[note]]In about the same manner as the Connie refit -- the Romulan player actually ''starts'' with one, but this is Cryptic's explanation for why there is only a Tier 1 version of it.[[/note]] Apparently some kind of agreement or change happened with the lawyers before ''Agents of Yesterday'', however, as it included both a visit to the 'Kelvin Timeline' as well as usable ships from the films and related materials -- including a Tier 6 ''Constitution''. And then Cryptic went one up with the introduction of the R&D-only prize of the T6 Light Cruiser/Warbird set, which gives players the mythical endgame Prime Universe ''Constitution''!
19th May '18 6:15:58 PM StarSword
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** [[https://stoheidy.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/mirror-event-defend-the-waffle/ Waffle Station]] for Vauthil Station, which you defend from the Terran Empire in the revamped Mirror Invasion event.
25th Dec '17 8:59:24 PM StarSword
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** The "Blog War", mocking Cryptic's [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot seeming inability to make the Iconian invasion more immersive]] and instead telling much of the story through [[AllThereInTheManual a series of blog entries]]. Supposedly the Iconians are kicking everyone's asses, but in-game they really only have one actual battlefield victory,[[note]]"Blood of the Ancients", the only Iconian victory the [=PCs=] weren't railroaded into handing them on a silver platter for no good reason.[[/note]] and outside the featured episodes and a couple [=STFs=] there is zero evidence the war is even going on.

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** The "Blog War", mocking Cryptic's [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot seeming inability or unwillingness to make the Iconian invasion more immersive]] and instead telling much of the story through [[AllThereInTheManual a series of blog entries]]. Supposedly the Iconians are kicking everyone's asses, but in-game they really only have one actual battlefield victory,[[note]]"Blood of the Ancients", the only Iconian victory the [=PCs=] weren't railroaded into handing them on a silver platter for no good reason.[[/note]] and outside the featured episodes and a couple [=STFs=] there is zero evidence the war is even going on.
23rd Jun '17 9:16:40 AM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: In ''Legacy of Romulus'' Romulan warbirds' death animation consists of them collapsing into the black hole they use to power the warp core in place of a matter/antimatter reactor. The black hole then explodes. Sounds like MadeOfExplodium and is really just a justification for the ship's death to damage surrounding ships, but [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2698034/Black-holes-EXPLODE-die-Galactic-phenomenon-burst-apart-white-holes-end-life.html research suggests]] that real-life black holes really do behave like this.
** Less AccidentallyAccurate and more ShowingTheirWork, in all fairness.
23rd Apr '17 9:42:29 AM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: Ambassador S'taass is voiced by Creator/CharlieAdler, who has history of both [[SwatKats being a badass]] and [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute being a]] [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades reptile]]. Hell, the devs once indicated he was voiced by "Cobra Commander"!

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* ActorAllusion: Ambassador S'taass is voiced by Creator/CharlieAdler, who has history of both [[SwatKats [[WesternAnimation/SwatKats being a badass]] and [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute being a]] [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades reptile]]. Hell, the devs once indicated he was voiced by "Cobra Commander"!
16th Feb '17 4:57:28 AM themisterfree
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* ActorAllusion: Ambassador S'taass is voiced by Creator/CharlieAdler, who has history of both [[SwatKats being a badass]] and [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute being a]] [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades reptile]]. Hell, the devs once indicated he was voiced by "Cobra Commander"!
19th Jan '17 8:06:40 PM Blazer
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* ApprovalOfGod: When fans found out that the ''NX-Refit'', Doug Drexler's popular go-between of the ''NX''-class and the ''Constitution''-class, was going to show up in Season 12, the fans asked Drexler if he knew about this. Not only did he know about it, but he also gave his approval and is so happy that his design is finally being used somewhere outside of books.
5th Oct '16 5:41:35 PM TheLearnedSoldier
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**Less AccidentallyAccurate and more ShowingTheirWork, in all fairness.
24th Aug '16 3:52:38 AM Blazer
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Cryptic is allowed to use anything from the TV shows and prime timeline films because CBS owns the licenses to them. However, the [[Film/StarTrek JJverse]] is off-limits (they were allowed to use the story details up until the ''Jellyfish'' and ''Narada'' left the prime timeline, since they appeared in the ''Countdown'' comic series), and anything from the ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' has to be negotiated for. Cryptic also had to negotiate to use the Guardian of Forever at the end of the "Klingon War" storyline, since the rights to that episode belong to a different copyright holder. CBS has also put at least three ships off-limits to be used or given major upgrades, the confirmed ones being the ''Enterprise''-J from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'''s Temporal Cold War episodes, the Constitution-refit from the films[[note]]While there ''is'' a Constitution-refit ship in the game, it's only Tier 2 and CBS refuses to allow them to make a Tier-5/Fleet variant.[[/note]] and the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' Warbird[[note]]In about the same manner as the Connie refit -- the Romulan player actually ''starts'' with one, but this is Cryptic's explanation for why there is only a Tier 1 version of it.[[/note]] Apparently some kind of agreement or change happened with the lawyers before ''Agents of Yesterday'', however, as it included both a visit to the 'Kelvin Timeline' as well as usable ships from the films and related materials -- including a Tier 6 ''Constitution''.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Cryptic is allowed to use anything from the TV shows and prime timeline films because CBS owns the licenses to them. However, the [[Film/StarTrek JJverse]] is off-limits (they were allowed to use the story details up until the ''Jellyfish'' and ''Narada'' left the prime timeline, since they appeared in the ''Countdown'' comic series), and anything from the ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' has to be negotiated for. Cryptic also had to negotiate to use the Guardian of Forever at the end of the "Klingon War" storyline, since the rights to that episode belong to a different copyright holder. CBS has also put at least three ships off-limits to be used or given major upgrades, the confirmed ones being the ''Enterprise''-J from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'''s Temporal Cold War episodes, the Constitution-refit from the films[[note]]While there ''is'' a Constitution-refit ship in the game, it's only Tier 2 and CBS refuses to allow them to make a Tier-5/Fleet variant.[[/note]] and the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' Warbird[[note]]In about the same manner as the Connie refit -- the Romulan player actually ''starts'' with one, but this is Cryptic's explanation for why there is only a Tier 1 version of it.[[/note]] Apparently some kind of agreement or change happened with the lawyers before ''Agents of Yesterday'', however, as it included both a visit to the 'Kelvin Timeline' as well as usable ships from the films and related materials -- including a Tier 6 ''Constitution''. And then Cryptic went one up with the introduction of the R&D-only prize of the T6 Light Cruiser/Warbird set, which gives players the mythical endgame Prime Universe ''Constitution''!
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