I have been dealing with some really bad back/shoulder/arm pain in the past month, including physiotherapy and massage therapy. Because the pain gets a lot worse when I’m on the computer, I have scaled way back on my time on STO, hence the lack of posts on this blog. Unfortunately for the foreseeable future this is probably my new reality, so I’ll squeeze in whatever STO time I can when I am able to.
While I’ve been dealing with real-life pain, the big news on STO is the next expansion: Agents of Yesterday (actually, the big news is STO is coming to consoles, but since I don’t play console games that’s a non-event for me) — which takes players back to the TOS era. It’s essentially a Feddie-only expansion, in a sense similar to the Romulan expansion, although I am curious to see TOS era toons intermingling with current 25th Century ones. That’s like going to a modern military base with a bunch of soldiers in Civil War regalia!
Naturally, the new expansion is going to come with TOS aesthetics, a bunch of new ships inspired by TOS designs, and time-travel episodes and so on. I’m sure more information will be forthcoming as the release day draws near!
That said, I am personally not a TOS fan. Blasphemy, I know, but I have no emotional investment in the old series because it wasn’t a part of my childhood like it was for a lot of Trek fans. I am also a very visually-oriented person, and the 1960’s TOS aesthetic looks terribly dated which honestly doesn’t appeal to me at all. I’ll still play the new content, but probably treat it as a tongue-in-cheek “Austin Powers in Space” kinda deal!