History VideoGame / StarTrekOnline

12th Jul '16 11:17:40 AM Orca1_9904
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** Mentioning the word 'Gorn' in zone chat is just begging for a veritable flood of puns based on the word.
11th Jul '16 3:56:29 PM Blazer
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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: In the mission "The Doomsday Weapon", the Klingon Captain muses as to why K'Valk betrayed her. In the very next breath, she proclaims that he ''did'' try to explain but, because of Klingon honor, she blew him off because he was a traitor.
10th Jul '16 7:17:59 PM Hobbie
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each playable faction has it's own color scheme (carried over from the TV series and movies), which extends to the colors on the walls, lighting, map sections, etc. The Federation is blue/white, Klingons are red, Romulans are green.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each playable faction has it's own color scheme (carried over from the TV series and movies), which extends to the colors on the walls, lighting, map sections, etc. The Federation is blue/white, Klingons are red, Romulans are green.green, and the Original Series Federation is yellow.
8th Jul '16 9:32:36 PM Mitchz95
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The Borg are back, deadlier than ever before, and the galaxy is once more on the edge of war. TheFederation and the [[TheEmpire Klingon Empire]] are at each other's throats again, and the tattered remains of the Romulan Star Empire post "Countdown" may be scattered, but they remain a credible military threat to both, and to the fledgling Romulan Republic. That's only compounded with a newly democratic Cardassia facing a civil war against [[TheRemnant True Way rebels]] helped by Dominion renegades, and the Undine (formerly Species 8472) infiltrating everyone.

In other words, the 25th century ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe has become a CrapsackWorld ([[CrapsackOnlyByComparison relatively speaking]]), and it's up to the player(s) to find a way to make it right.

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[[TheAssimilator The Borg Borg]] are back, deadlier than ever before, and the galaxy is once more on the edge of war. TheFederation and the [[TheEmpire [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon Empire]] are at each other's throats again, and the tattered remains of the [[TheEmpire Romulan Star Empire Empire]] post "Countdown" may be scattered, but they remain a credible military threat to both, and to the fledgling [[TheRepublic Romulan Republic. Republic]]. That's only compounded with a newly democratic Cardassia facing a civil war against [[TheRemnant True Way rebels]] helped by Dominion renegades, and the Undine [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Undine]] (formerly known as Species 8472) infiltrating everyone.

In other words, the 25th century ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ''Star Trek'' universe has become a CrapsackWorld ([[CrapsackOnlyByComparison relatively speaking]]), and it's up to the player(s) to find a way to make it right.
8th Jul '16 9:23:06 PM Mitchz95
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** Gaul's flagship in Delta Rising is identified as the VSW ''Vozro''z. VSW most likely stands for Vaadwaur Supremacy Warship.

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** Gaul's flagship in Delta Rising is identified as the VSW ''Vozro''z.''Vozroz''. VSW most likely stands for Vaadwaur Supremacy Warship.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: The Tuterians used to be a relatively obscure and peaceful Delta Quadrant species. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Thanks to the the Alliance]], they've since become the omnicidal [[spoiler:Sphere Builders]].



* MeaningfulName: The R.R.W. Lleiset, to anyone who knows Rhihannsu. ''[[spoiler: Romulan Republic Warbird Freedom]].''
* MeaningfulRename: Sort of. [[spoiler:While they didn't "choose" to rename themselves, the proper name for the Undine makes sense [[CaptainObvious given that they come from "fluidic" space]], and nearly all references to "8472" in-game are replaced with the new name.]]

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* MeaningfulName: The R.R.W. Lleiset, ''Lleiset'', to anyone who knows Rhihannsu. ''[[spoiler: Romulan Republic Warbird Freedom]].''
* MeaningfulRename: Sort of. [[spoiler:While they didn't "choose" to rename themselves, the proper name for the Undine makes sense [[CaptainObvious given that they come from "fluidic" space]], and nearly all references to "8472" in-game are replaced with the new name.]]
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* MissingTrailerScene: The game suffers from this occasionally, as some content seen in trailers for the various seasons is either changed or outright removed from the actual version, such as a scene from the season 6 trailer showing players in EV suits fighting Tholians onboard a damaged starship.



** [[spoiler:Undine seem to be good at this, given how the ''entire Klingon Empire'' is at war with the Federation because of them.]]
** At least two missions ([[spoiler:"Diplomatic Orders" and "Divide et Impera"]]) have you escorting someone who turns out to be an [[spoiler:Undine]] imposter.

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** [[spoiler:Undine Undine seem to be good at this, given how the ''entire Klingon Empire'' is at war with the Federation because of them.]]
** At least two missions ([[spoiler:"Diplomatic Orders" and "Divide et Impera"]]) have
them. [[spoiler:"Diplomatic Orders"]] has you escorting someone who turns out to be an [[spoiler:Undine]] Undine imposter.



* SacrificialPlanet: Episode "Klingon War", mission "The Doomsday Device", which is for all intents and purposes an expanded repeat of the TOS episode set 150 years later. Another planet killer half-destroys a small moon ahead of it before the player attacks to prevent Ambassador B'vat from siccing it on the Federation.

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* SacrificialPlanet: Episode "Klingon War", mission SacrificialPlanet:
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"The Doomsday Device", which is for all intents and purposes an expanded repeat of the TOS episode set 150 years later. Another later, another planet killer half-destroys a small moon ahead of it before the player attacks to prevent Ambassador B'vat from siccing it on the Federation.Federation.
** The [[spoiler:Tuterians/Sphere Builders]] have exterminated entire alternate ''universes'' as part of their experiments with creating [[spoiler:[[EldritchLocation Expanses]]]].
7th Jul '16 9:15:58 AM themetalstickman
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** You'll be hard pressed to find any area of space outside of Earth that isn't engulfed by millions of miles of stellar gasses, dusts, and nebulae painting the backdrop, and AsteroidThicket is in full effect here. Later maps are much better about this. Mainly because a lot of people complained. A good example is the revamped ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' exterior which ditched the nebula for black space, with a hint of the purple denorios belt that was sometimes seen in the series and a lens flare sun representing the Bajoran star.

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** You'll be hard pressed to find any area of space outside of Earth that isn't engulfed by millions of miles of stellar gasses, dusts, and nebulae painting the backdrop, and AsteroidThicket is in full effect here. Later maps are much better about this. Mainly because a lot of people complained. A good example is the revamped ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' exterior which ditched the nebula for black space, with a hint of the purple denorios belt Denorios Belt that was sometimes seen in the series and a lens flare sun representing the Bajoran star.
7th Jul '16 9:10:56 AM themetalstickman
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: The Iconians are fond of this one. The second time they show up, they're wiping out the two Borg Cubes coming after you. The third time, just as you're in a fight for your life with [[spoiler: Empress Sela]], an Iconian ship [[spoiler: shows up, snags her ship and sucks her through a Gateway.]]

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: The Iconians are fond of this one. The second time they show up, they're wiping out the two Borg Cubes coming after you. The third time, just Just as you're in a fight for your life with [[spoiler: Empress Sela]], an Iconian ship [[spoiler: shows up, snags her ship and sucks her through a Gateway.]]
7th Jul '16 12:42:20 AM LordInsane
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* ChekhovsGun: In one story mission, [[spoiler: an Andorian scientist you've just rescued makes an offhand comment about making progress on a cure for irumodic syndrome.]] Anyone who has seen [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation's series finale]] knows the possible [[note]]and potentially awesome[[/note]] implications of this.
14th Jun '16 12:53:22 PM StarSword
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* FantasyConflictCounterpart: A fantasy ''postwar'' counterpart in the Cardassians, whose treaty with the Federation following the Dominion War reduced their military to a defensive organization of considerably smaller size, rather like what happened to Japan after World War II. The rest of the picture looks like post-invasion Iraq, with many former Cardassian Guard officers joining the True Way, a reactionary terrorist organization.
28th May '16 6:20:24 PM Mitchz95
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->''"I think we're past the point where you need to spend twenty years as an officer before you can be considered for command. We need to promote exceptional officers quickly. We need our captains leading away teams. Starfleet needs to look at our whole command structure and do what works now, not what worked 30 years ago."''
-->-- '''Admiral Quinn''', setting the stage for the player character
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