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  • Contrary to what was previously announced Thelev will not be added to the game, and this due to a rights issue.

    Alas. Glad we found out why, at least. I wonder how often this happens.
  • EnderWEnderW ✭✭✭✭✭
    Interesting. So not an existing SR for this event. Given how big the bonus crew pool is, that shouldn't be too bad for most rosters. Will Human Neelix be added to the Dixon Hill Collection?

    And it's looking like Dirty Rotten Holograms 3 is coming up.
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  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    I kind of like this two new SR thing. I wouldn't want to do it every week, but it's a fun little change. Hope the devs add the Human trait to Human Neelix. They've got a week to do it, so I'm not terribly concerned. Android Mudd is a great addition.

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  • I still fail to see the the reason, why the hologram is called „Human Neelix“? It‘s not Neelix at all, it‘s only the same actor.

    By that logic can we please rename „First Cadet Locarno“ to „Locarno Paris“?
    At least there‘s some context that it’s actually the same Star Trek character.

    I agree the Human Neelix thing is weird, but I don't think they can establish that Paris and Locarno are the same character without messing up the credits/royalties for all of Voyager.
  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    EnderW wrote: »
    Interesting. So not an existing SR for this event. Given how big the bonus crew pool is, that shouldn't be too bad for most rosters. Will Human Neelix be added to the Dixon Hill Collection?

    And it's looking like Dirty Rotten Holograms 3 is coming up.

    That's actually been bugging me. They keep re-running (or flashbacking) events multiple times. I want re-runs of more recent events instead of these same few, over and over again.
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  • (HGH)Apollo(HGH)Apollo ✭✭✭✭✭
    Human Neelix works. The actor who plays Neelix was only in First Contact because Voyager was currently running. The actor who played Paris was Locarno years before.

    I like the android Mudd but I wish he had costumed since Thelev was going to.
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  • Zombie Squirrel Zombie Squirrel ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 14
    Human Neelix works. The actor who plays Neelix was only in First Contact because Voyager was currently running. The actor who played Paris was Locarno years before.

    As if the average First Contact viewer knew at an instance:
    „Oh it‘s Neelix, lets give Voyager a try....“.

    I watched Voyager when First Contact came out and still missed it, that it‘s the Neelix actor from the 5 seconds of his screentime. 😆

    And the established backstory of Paris in Voyager,
    is almost 1:1 the story of Locarno.
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  • 11 year old me was perfectly clear on it being Ethan Phillips. But 11 year old me also knew it wasn't the same character. I don't mind using that artwork, but the flavor text and traits don't point to it being Neelix at all.
  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    11 year old me was perfectly clear on it being Ethan Phillips. But 11 year old me also knew it wasn't the same character. I don't mind using that artwork, but the flavor text and traits don't point to it being Neelix at all.

    He's got some of the main Neelix traits: civilian and resourceful. I suppose they could throw in chef and/or ambassador. It's hard to justify communicator with that brief appearance.
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  • /SSR/ AHSOG/SSR/ AHSOG ✭✭✭
    What happened to Thelev, the Andorian? He was in the original Mega announcement as upcoming crew. Did he get bumped by Android Mudd?
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  • calsnowskiercalsnowskier ✭✭✭✭
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    This was addressed specifically in the event announcement.
  • calsnowskiercalsnowskier ✭✭✭✭
    Will Human Neelix be added to the Timelines Originals collection since they are retconning the character to actually be Neelix (which he wasn’t in the movie).

    Relatedly, will Klingon West be an Odo variant?
  • Navarch Navarch ✭✭✭✭
    What happened to Thelev, the Andorian? He was in the original Mega announcement as upcoming crew. Did he get bumped by Android Mudd?

    In the event announcement, Shan indicated that it was a rights issue.
  • /SSR/ AHSOG/SSR/ AHSOG ✭✭✭
    Sorry, I didn't read all the way to the bottom.
  • edited April 14
    I like the android Mudd but I wish he had costumed since Thelev was going to.

    This. I’m extremely disappointed at the lack of costumed crew for the “Costumed” mega, especially because of the collection.

    Here’s a summary of all the crew:

    Not costumed - 7

    Dexa
    Barry Waddle
    Amal Chakotay
    Klingon Torres
    Jodmos
    Human Neelix
    Android Mudd

    Costumed - 6

    Mintikan Troi
    Human Saru
    Bajoran Culber
    Xehan Adira
    Trill Burnham
    Klingon West

    Now, just for comparison’s sake, let’s use the Borg Mega as an example

    Borg - 9

    Borg Queen
    Assimilated Torres
    Drone Seven of Nine
    One
    Assimilated Tuvok
    Assimilated La Forge
    Icheb
    Assimilated Janeway
    Riley Frazier

    Not Borg - 4

    Mirror Phlox
    Dr. Tolian Soran
    Arik Soong
    Admiral Picard

    So anyways, I think i’ve gotten my point across 🖖
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  • KanonKanon ✭✭✭✭
    I still fail to see the the reason, why the hologram is called „Human Neelix“?
    It‘s not Neelix at all, it‘s only the same actor. I assume it count‘s as Neelix variant as well?

    By that logic can we please rename „First Cadet Locarno“ to „Locarno Paris“?
    At least there‘s some context that it’s actually the same Star Trek character.
    +1

    I want Thrax renamed "Cardassian Red Foreman"
  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    Contrary to what was previously announced Thelev will not be added to the game, and this due to a rights issue.

    Alas. Glad we found out why, at least. I wonder how often this happens.

    At least once a week.
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  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    11 year old me was perfectly clear on it being Ethan Phillips. But 11 year old me also knew it wasn't the same character. I don't mind using that artwork, but the flavor text and traits don't point to it being Neelix at all.

    Too bad they can't hire eleven year old you for quality control......
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  • AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the android Mudd but I wish he had costumed since Thelev was going to.

    This. I’m extremely disappointed at the lack of costumed crew for the “Costumed” mega, especially because of the collection.

    Here’s a summary of all the crew:

    Not costumed - 7

    Dexa
    Barry Waddle
    Amal Chakotay
    Klingon Torres
    Jodmos
    Human Neelix
    Android Mudd

    Costumed - 6

    Mintikan Troi
    Human Saru
    Bajoran Culber
    Xehan Adira
    Trill Burnham
    Klingon West

    Now, just for comparison’s sake, let’s use the Borg Mega as an example

    Borg - 9

    Borg Queen
    Assimilated Torres
    Drone Seven of Nine
    One
    Assimilated Tuvok
    Assimilated La Forge
    Icheb
    Assimilated Janeway
    Riley Frazier

    Not Borg - 4

    Mirror Phlox
    Dr. Tolian Soran
    Arik Soong
    Admiral Picard

    So anyways, I think i’ve gotten my point across 🖖

    This has been a recurring issue for a while. Let's look at the previous Scoundrel Mega

    Scoundrel - 2:
    Lothario Q
    Q Junior

    Not Scoundrel - 11:
    Caldos IV Crusher
    Taresian Kim
    Off Duty Janice Rand
    Bridal Deanna Troi
    Groom Worf
    Bride Kasidy Danielle Yates
    Soren
    Festive Lwaxana Troi
    Salia
    Wyatt Miller
    Deral

    For fun, lets look at the romantic crew from that mega

    Romantic - 10:
    Lothario Q
    Caldos IV Crusher
    Taresian Kim
    Bridal Deanna Troi
    Groom Worf
    Bride Kasidy Danielle Yates
    Soren
    Festive Lwaxana Troi
    Salia
    Wyatt Miller

    Are we sure that wasn't a romantic mega?

    It seems like the theme for the mega and the crew selected are totally unconnected to the bonus trait given to the mega.

    I really wish the two were connected. I'd even prefer a smaller set of bonus crew up front, so that each week we were adding more bonus crew to use in future weeks. Right now the crew we earn in any given week are effectively done as soon as their event bonus ends.
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    Exactly what i’m talking about :smile:
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  • Emperor Borg Drone (AR)Emperor Borg Drone (AR) ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 14
    EnderW wrote: »
    Interesting. So not an existing SR for this event. Given how big the bonus crew pool is, that shouldn't be too bad for most rosters. Will Human Neelix be added to the Dixon Hill Collection?

    And it's looking like Dirty Rotten Holograms 3 is coming up.

    That's actually been bugging me. They keep re-running (or flashbacking) events multiple times. I want re-runs of more recent events instead of these same few, over and over again.

    While I agree that it's disappointing when some events never get a rerun or flashback, I like the fact that they sometimes rerun the same event twice.

    My Kira will be at 3/5* if I rank in the top 1500 next week, which means that I might FF her through beholds, crew retrieval or cites eventually. She would have never been a citation candidate for me otherwise. Repeated reruns or flashbacks of the same event allow me to get some use out of the many 1/5* legendaries that accumulate in my crew by fusing up some of them.
  • Mirror CartmanMirror Cartman ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 14
    I agree Human Neelix is wrong, it is like having a "Human Dr. Farek."

    Why not "Nightclub maître’ d"

    Android Mudd is excellent, but the question is which one have we got, is it the real one or a copy?

    If we are having two new super-rares in an event, then it would have made more sense to have them at the beginning of the mega, so that they could be used in later faction events, if they have the relevant trait. When I get Android Mudd, then he is likely to stay at level one for a long time.

  • Goshdarnit the purples are the wrong way around for me :( I don't want Mudd, I want Johnny Phillips!

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