History YMMV / StarTrekOnline

26th Jun '17 1:51:09 PM AbnormalMoose
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: In the mission ''Mirrors and Smoke'', some players see Pentaaro is a [[spoiler:thinly veiled parody of Donald Trump. He even utters a line one term removed from one of Trump's own MAGA variants[[note]]Make America Safe Again[[/note]] by saying he wants to ''make New Kentar safe once more''.]]

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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: In the mission ''Mirrors and Smoke'', some players see Pentaaro is a [[spoiler:thinly veiled parody of Donald Trump. He even utters a line one term removed from one of Trump's own MAGA variants[[note]]Make America Safe Again[[/note]] by saying he wants to ''make New Kentar safe once more''.]]]] The fact that his opposite number is a calm, reasonable ''female'' politician who's just a little too shiny and good, and a "traditionalist" news broadcast (Pentaaro's faction) backed by red while the obviously more truthful news broadcasts are backed by blue, and the veil gets even more thin.
18th Jun '17 2:36:36 PM StarSword
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** The audio for ordinary antiproton beams is a high-pitched screech that can be pretty annoying.
6th May '17 5:39:36 PM AbnormalMoose
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** The Lukari captain Kuumarke is far and away the most blatant example so far. She's a brilliant scientist ahead of the best minds of the Federation, a canny and capable starship captain, a empathetic and influential diplomat, and held up as something of a moral paragon by the game text. It gets even worse in the web-published background materials where among other things it reveals that she's become the most important person on Lukari and that all Lukari politics and global decision-making now center around her preferences and whims, and that in the past the Federation gave her temporary command of the ''Defiant'' so that she could attempt diplomacy with the intractable Na'kuhl.
4th May '17 5:40:29 PM StarSword
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The Iconian War. There's a general consensus, at least on the main forums, that Season 10 has been, at the very least, a lackluster season. A lot of this is due to HypeBacklash - given that the game's plot [[BigBad had ultimately revolved around the Iconians from day one]], most players expected an event that would ravage the face of the STO universe, filled with Battlefields and Red Alerts, player hubs filled with refugees, worlds destroyed, so on and so forth, with ''Franchise/MassEffect'' being the most obvious example presented as to what they wanted to happen. What was given was a season where it felt like most of the missions were nothing more than ButThouMust and IdiotPlot at its worst and no effort at a "galaxy at war" feel outside of the storyline missions. Additionally, the Summer Event went on during this season when many players felt it should have been cancelled for thematic reasons. Another problem is that many of the things that happened in the world were described via the Blog series "Tales of the War", which many players felt should have been more missions for players to get into. Also many superpowers, from the Dominion (up until the ''very'' end) to the Voth and the Undine, didn't show up.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The Iconian War. There's a general consensus, at least on the main forums, that Season 10 has been, at the very least, a lackluster season. A lot of this is due to HypeBacklash - given that the game's plot [[BigBad had ultimately revolved around the Iconians from day one]], one]] and the sheer size of the fleet presented in the lead-in episode "Uneasy Allies", most players expected an event that would ravage the face of the STO universe, filled with Battlefields and Red Alerts, player hubs filled with refugees, worlds destroyed, so on and so forth, with ''Franchise/MassEffect'' being the most obvious example presented as to what they wanted to happen. What was given was a season where it felt like most of the missions were nothing more than ButThouMust and IdiotPlot at its worst and no effort was made at a "galaxy at war" feel outside of the storyline missions. Additionally, the Summer Event went on during this season when many players felt it should have been cancelled for thematic reasons. Another problem is that many of the things that happened in the world were described via the Blog series "Tales of the War", which many players felt should have been more missions for players to get into. Also many superpowers, from the Dominion (up until the ''very'' end) to the Voth and the Undine, didn't show up. All of which culminated in an ending which was at best a DeusExMachina.
4th May '17 5:38:17 PM StarSword
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The Iconian War. There's a general consensus, at least on the main forums, that Season 10 has been, at the very least, a lackluster season. A lot of this is due to HypeBacklash - many players, upon hearing "Iconian ''War''", expected an event that would ravage the face of the STO universe, filled with Battlefields and Red Alerts, player hubs filled with refugees, worlds destroyed, so on and so forth, with ''Franchise/MassEffect'' being the most obvious example presented as to what they wanted to happen. What was given was a season where it felt like most of the missions were nothing more than ButThouMust and IdiotPlot at its worse, the worst being the fact that the Summer Event went on during this season when many players felt it should have been cancelled. Another problem is that many of the things that happened in the game were described via the Blog series "Tales of the War", which many players felt should have been more missions for players to get into. A third problem was that many superpowers, from the Dominion (up until the ''very'' end) to the Voth and the Undine, didn't show up, despite canonical and in-game reasons as to why they really aren't.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The Iconian War. There's a general consensus, at least on the main forums, that Season 10 has been, at the very least, a lackluster season. A lot of this is due to HypeBacklash - many players, upon hearing "Iconian ''War''", given that the game's plot [[BigBad had ultimately revolved around the Iconians from day one]], most players expected an event that would ravage the face of the STO universe, filled with Battlefields and Red Alerts, player hubs filled with refugees, worlds destroyed, so on and so forth, with ''Franchise/MassEffect'' being the most obvious example presented as to what they wanted to happen. What was given was a season where it felt like most of the missions were nothing more than ButThouMust and IdiotPlot at its worse, the worst being and no effort at a "galaxy at war" feel outside of the fact that storyline missions. Additionally, the Summer Event went on during this season when many players felt it should have been cancelled. cancelled for thematic reasons. Another problem is that many of the things that happened in the game world were described via the Blog series "Tales of the War", which many players felt should have been more missions for players to get into. A third problem was that Also many superpowers, from the Dominion (up until the ''very'' end) to the Voth and the Undine, didn't show up, despite canonical and in-game reasons as to why they really aren't.up.
29th Apr '17 8:30:17 AM LordInsane
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: In the mission ''Mirrors and Smoke'', Pentaaro is a [[spoiler:thinly veiled parody of Donald Trump. He even utters a line one term removed from one of Trump's own MAGA variants[[note]]Make America Safe Again[[/note]] by saying he wants to ''make New Kentar safe once more''.]]

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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: In the mission ''Mirrors and Smoke'', some players see Pentaaro is a [[spoiler:thinly veiled parody of Donald Trump. He even utters a line one term removed from one of Trump's own MAGA variants[[note]]Make America Safe Again[[/note]] by saying he wants to ''make New Kentar safe once more''.]]
25th Apr '17 1:05:37 PM sarysa
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: In the mission ''Mirrors and Smoke'', Pentaaro is a [[spoiler:thinly veiled parody of Donald Trump. He even utters a line one term removed from one of Trump's own MAGA variants[[note]]Make America Safe Again[[/note]] by saying he wants to ''make New Kentar safe once more''.]]
23rd Apr '17 9:42:43 AM nombretomado
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** Ambassador S'taass, for several reasons - being one of the most fleshed out KDF characters, someone who doesn't like the Empire entirely and yet is their top ambassador, DeadpanSnarker, and [[{{Ambadassador}} willing to rip Jem'Hadar apart with his claws.]] Also, he's voiced by Creator/CharlieAdler, who's [[SwatKats been a badass before]].

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** Ambassador S'taass, for several reasons - being one of the most fleshed out KDF characters, someone who doesn't like the Empire entirely and yet is their top ambassador, DeadpanSnarker, and [[{{Ambadassador}} willing to rip Jem'Hadar apart with his claws.]] Also, he's voiced by Creator/CharlieAdler, who's [[SwatKats [[WesternAnimation/SwatKats been a badass before]].
20th Apr '17 9:46:41 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** The sound of a Scimitar powering up its thalaron weapon right behind your ship while your evasive maneuvers ability is still on cooldown.
** The metallic clinking that signals the approach of an Elachi "Skittering Saboteur" [[spoiler:right before the damn thing [[ActionBomb latches onto your face and explodes]]]].
19th Apr '17 6:30:16 PM StarSword
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** Theoretically the main reason for the Federation-Klingon War is that the Federation is heavily infiltrated by the Undine. However, in the KDF storyline the Undine aren't even mentioned until you get to the "Cloaked Intentions" episode (where the Fedside fiasco on P'Jem gets a throwaway mention while you're decoding some Tal Shiar files). Couple that with the war having ''actually'' started when the Klingons decided to return to their conquistador days and started attacking Federation colonies, and the fact that J'mpok had been agitating for war with the Federation since 2387, and one starts to wonder if the Undine infiltration isn't really just a convenient PretextForWar.\\

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** Theoretically According to later missions in the game, especially "Surface Tension", the main reason for the Federation-Klingon War is that the Federation is heavily infiltrated by the Undine. However, in the KDF storyline the Undine aren't even mentioned until you get to the "Cloaked Intentions" episode (where the Fedside fiasco on P'Jem gets a throwaway mention while you're decoding some Tal Shiar files). Couple that with the war having ''actually'' started when the Klingons decided to return to their conquistador days and started attacking Federation colonies, and the fact that J'mpok had been agitating for war with the Federation since 2387, and one starts to wonder if the Undine infiltration isn't really just a convenient PretextForWar.\\



** Among the reasons the season 9 Undine lockbox ships were hated was the {{fanon}} idea that Undine ships were themselves intelligent beings,[[note]]The canon doesn't actually say anything one way or the other.[[/note]] which led to the theory that forcing them to now obey Feds, Klingons, and Romulans required MindRape. ''Delta Rising'''s first mission, "Mindscape", included a line from Tuvok that ''most'' Undine ships were in fact something like tools (Eric Cooper's command ship in the mission is an exception), no more sentient than a normal starship.

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** Among the reasons the season 9 Undine lockbox ships were hated was the {{fanon}} idea that Undine ships were themselves intelligent beings,[[note]]The canon doesn't actually say anything one way or the other.[[/note]] which led to the theory that forcing them to now obey Feds, Klingons, and Romulans required MindRape. ''Delta Rising'''s first mission, "Mindscape", included a line from Tuvok that ''most'' Undine ships were in fact something like tools tools, no more sentient than a normal starship (Eric Cooper's command ship in the mission is an exception), no more sentient than a normal starship.exception).
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