Well it is Christmas and of course for those who do not partake in Christmas merriment; there are numerous other religious and secular holidays that all fall in this general area of the year. So be happy, damn it!
There are so many aspects to the Star Trek ideal that appeal to so many people. The quasi-utopian Federation is an extension of what we as a people, could become. The idea that humanity with all its inherent faults manages to somehow not destroy itself. Yet rather than just survive, Star Trek takes humanity to the forefront of the Federation and the keystone of peace and justice in our section of the Galaxy. It is a true science fiction universe with most elements a believable expansion that technology could someday achieve. There have been so many great characters, such fabulous dialog and of course the tendency to address through entertainment media some of the social ills of our times. Star Trek is the greatest science fiction franchise of all time and we are all an indelible piece of it.
Star Trek Online allows us to be captain of our own starship. We boldly go where no one has gone before. We save worlds. we destroy the bad guys on far away planets and in the cold vacuum of space. We build our characters and ships. We customize the look of the ships and uniforms. We mold them into a projection of who we are, who we wish we could be or sometimes even an alter-ego that we would never really be in the real world.
I enjoy writing back-stories for my characters and intertwining them all together. I enjoy building characters and starships. I love customizing the look of the outfits, uniforms and ships. For me STO is an excellent immersion into the Star Trek universe. What’s not to like about that?
I would like to hear from all of you about what you like about STO.
In the spirit of the Holidays I will be offering a “gift” to one lucky reader of this blog. It will be an in-game gift. The winner will be announced on New Year’s Day. Here is how it works. Write a comment directly to this blog post describing what you like most about Star Trek Online and why. I will choose the top five and create a poll for the readers to choose the final winner. The prize, you query? ONE MILLION ENERGY CREDITS! After the winner is chosen by the readers I will make arrangements to meet you in-game and deliver the goods. Get cracking the deadline is Saturday, December 28th, 2013. Voting begins Sunday.
During this holiday season it is Spock and his Vulcans that have the most fitting farewell, “Live long and prosper”. In light of the fact that some may feel better aligned with the Ferengi, then how about you start writing that comment since the 10th rule of acquisition clearly states, “Greed is Eternal” and the 22nd says “A wise man can hear profit in the wind”. That is a one million EC breeze you feel 😉
Legal mumbo-jumbo: No one related to me is eligible to win the prize. This prize will be considered a gift and is at the sole discretion of the giver. This gift is an in-game gift and shall be considered as valueless outside of the game. Giver makes no warranties or guarantees as to any actual real world value of the gift and is not responsible for compliance with any non-local laws or governance regarding this type of give-away. Void where prohibited.