STOked Birthday Party! | STOked 49

STOked Birthday Party! | STOked 49

This week features a ship-heavy news segment, wherein we discuss the merits and limitations of the Excelsior and Nebula, as well as give you an update on the state of the infamous Enterprise J.  After that, we’ll give you our impressions and brief opinions regarding the first of the new weekly Deferi missions:  “Cold Call.”

Then it’s time to celebrate!  This episode is being released exactly one year after publishing our debut episode of STOked.  To commemorate the occasion, we’ve compiled a collection of some of our favorite moments and milestones from every episode crafted in our studio over the past year.  Including some embarrassing moments, and the birth of a few of the show’s catchphrases.  Cryptic employees also stop by for a quick cameo to share their well wishes for our future!

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This Week’s Show Notes:

The Excelsior Class is OUT:

  • Transwarp Drive that can be activated in system space for rapid travel to the Alpha Centauri, Sirius, Regulus, Pi Canis, Psi Velorum, Iota Pavonis, Eta Eridani, Beta Ursae and Alpha Trianguli Sector Blocks.
  • This ship may only be purchased by Federation captains that have attained Rear Admiral or higher rank.

Early information on the Nebula Class:

  • A StarCruiser variant (Its not a Retrofit. It utilizes the StarCruiser Skill).
    • Interesting that a Sovereign alternative has a special ability.
  • Unique Ability: Tachyon Detection Grid: PBAoE buff that increases your, and allies w/in 10k, Starship Sensor Stat and Cloak Detection. Each buffed ally in turn will buff more allies within 10k of them – thus extending the grid.
  • Has a UNIVERSAL boff slot
    • Same boff arrangement as DSSV, only second science became universal
  • Ugliest Ship EVVVVAAAARRR.

Enterprise J Grounded:
Daniel Stahl (STO’s EP) writes in the STO forum:

We are not making a 2 mile long Enterprise J. In fact I think we should just stop saying the Enterprise J is coming, because Enterprise J refers to a very specific ship that I can confirm we are not making.
The idea is – we want to make a ship that moves ship designs closer towards the J, but based on internal discussions we are not going to be making the J as it appeared in Enterprise. It is going to be some other ship between now and then. J was just a way of saying a forward looking ship like the J.

Weekly Episode Release Schedule:
Episode 1: Cold Call
Starfleet and the Klingon Empire both respond to call for aid after the Breen attack the planet Defera.
Debuts: August 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.
Episode 2: Out in the Cold
While searching for a lost ship, the crew uncovers a plot to enslave the Deferi people.
Debuts: September 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.
Episode 3: Cold Comfort
Breen slavers leave a ship and its crew crippled while they hunt for buried memories among the Deferi.
Debuts: September 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.


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