In Memoriam

Real life has been extremely bad for me in the last few months (above and beyond COVID). My mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly less than a month ago, and since she resides overseas, we had to scramble to attend her funeral…. which is no easy feat under the current COVID situation.

Meanwhile, my dad had a fall about 3 weeks ago and had been in the hospital for over two weeks. Early this morning my brother called that my dad also passed away unexpectedly — shortly after being discharged from the hospital.

This is probably the roughest time I’ve had in my entire life, losing my dad and mother-in-law within the span of three weeks, which is why I haven’t been posting online much. But I do want to record this.

T6-X Upgrade Day

Just wanted to do a quick post today.

The T6-X upgrade is being rolled out today, so I thought I’d poke in and take a look. And…. yeah, the title image says it all. SERVER LIMIT REACHED.

This is the first time I’ve encountered this on STO. On the bright side, it means a lot of players are logging in for this new toy; on the less bright side, is this also proof of Cryptic’s server downsizing that was widely believed to be the cause of endless lagging and rubberbanding?

Anyway, not sure what is up with that.

Accelerate Your (ONE) Reputation (To T5 only)!

I swear, I’m not doing this on purpose. 

But these days, it’s like every piece of news coming out of Star Trek Online is a farce. Depending on where you stand, it’s either bad comedy, or rage-inducing monetization practice. It’s almost as if Cryptic is deliberately trolling and trying to get a rise out of the playerbase, for shits and giggles.

What’s new? Well now you can spend 3000 Zen to advance One Reputation on One Toon, to Tier 5!

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The Inquiry Shitstorm

I almost didn’t write this post because it’s just too much negativity coming out of STO lately, but I thought I’d record this for prosterity. Cryptic announced the introduction of the Inquiry-class Battlecruiser last week (er, 10 days ago?), which immediately unleashed a wave of backlash from the playerbase.

Again.

So what else is new?

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Grab-Bag of Stuff

I haven’t posted in a month now, but Real life has been beating me up in the last bit (beyond the global pandemic). So I thought I’d do a bit of a grab-bag post, and hit on a few things that are going on.

Oh, yeah, the featured image. I want to talk a bit about that, after getting some gaming stuff out of the way first.

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