First Thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery

MILD SPOILERS AHEAD From the moment we heard about the production and frustrated that they had nothing to show us at STLV50 – the production has been a target of naysayers and purists who spun each delay and production issue into a prediction of doom. Even the few early posters on Variety had a strong negative vibe for a new series. I can safely attest … Continue reading First Thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery

See ya in 10 minutes.

What can you accomplish in Star Trek Online in ten minutes?  As it turns out, quite a lot.  More importantly, you can earn rewards while doing things that normally have consequential rewards as well.  It’s a win-win for something we’d do anyway. It’s like you’re getting paid twice for your efforts. Now before I go down that path that some will see as discussing an … Continue reading See ya in 10 minutes.

The Tzenkethi Front – A Basic Guide for Normal, Advanced & Elite gameplay.

Thanks for the Feedback here and on Reddit – a few updates below: Anytime Star Trek Online introduces an entirely new set of STF’s (Special Task Force), there is a period of adjustment that the community goes through to absorb the new mechanics and establish teamwork to overcome the new challenges.  Sometimes they are relatively easy and reward well enough that they become popular.  Other … Continue reading The Tzenkethi Front – A Basic Guide for Normal, Advanced & Elite gameplay.

Overflow Bag Clarification – Star Trek Online PC Patch notes for 2/2/17

Yikes – it’s been a while since I last posted.  Way too much on the go IRL, and little if any time leftover for my second-favourite endgame activity – nattering on about the good, the bad, and the ugly in Star Trek Online.  Tonight, it’s a little more on the good news side after the bug-plagued launch of the Tzenkethi Battlezone. To be clear – I love … Continue reading Overflow Bag Clarification – Star Trek Online PC Patch notes for 2/2/17

The Tier 6 Sovereign Bundle

Lootcritter here: My fleetmate Locutus has put together a review of the T6 Sovy set, including the Whiz Kids Command variant.  I have a review pending myself, so in the meantime I highly recommend you check out his review. Or maybe more accurately, the Tier 5.66 Sovereign Bundle.  With the dawn of a TOS Constitution Tier 6, you just know that Cryptic was going to eventually … Continue reading The Tier 6 Sovereign Bundle

Blast from the Past: TOS-Era Jayce’s Navy Interstellar

What? Did you think the Cryptic Cat was the only one writing and designing? We had Agents of Yesterday and the 50th Anniversary! So to celebrate those milestones, here’s a FULL issue of Jayce’s from the 23rd Century, recently recovered from a ship near the neutral zone! Special thanks to Thomas Marrone for his unwavering support as usual, and our lovely host, Lootcritter, for his … Continue reading Blast from the Past: TOS-Era Jayce’s Navy Interstellar

Review: Echoes of Light – 4/5 Stars

Mission Brief Exploration-intense episode Trek-heavy dialogue that hints at multiple, complex storylines A pastiche of Trek source material and classic TV sci-fi Incredible environmental artwork Eminently repeatable Worthwhile, usable rewards 4/5 Stars SPOILERS AHEAD – but hey, it’s been 4 weeks since it’s release 😉 It’s our first mission since the conclusion of the Future Proof storyline, and we are ready for some non-temporal adventures this time … Continue reading Review: Echoes of Light – 4/5 Stars