Archive for July 29th, 2010


STO: Not Another T’Andy Tour!

July 29, 2010

That’s right, the team that brought you “A Tour of a Klingon’s Bridge” and “Meet the Taiga Crew!” is back with its latest installment featuring the new ship interiors of Star Trek Online Season 2.

As a special treat, we are joined today by fleetmate Xerxes Khan of What do you say to a girls’ night in Xerxes? Come join me on the bridge, I’m about to start my workout.

Season 2 adds ship interiors and a new tab to the Ship Tailor selection screen for captains to select small, medium or large interiors for their ships. Unfortunately, there is still little to no functionality. We all know it’s “One step at a time” when it comes to Cryptic, so T’Androma and Xerxes are just going to have to make their own fun until then. No gym? No problem! The girls start by running laps around the expansive new Crew Deck, which from this day forward will be known as “The Track.”

The tour continues on the Engineering Deck, where all the magic happens. T’Andy takes her spot at the top of the platform and surveys the activities around the U.S.S. Taiga’s warp core reactor, making sure maintenance is up to date and everyone is doing their jobs. 2 days since our last accident, folks! Oh, wait…never mind.

As Xerxes has so astutely observed, every raised platform is a dance floor in Admiral T’Androma’s eyes. Raise the roof! Every night is New Years Eve at Club Taiga!

T’Androma decides to visit is rushed to Sick Bay next, to the intensive care unit. Sadly, no functionality here either. Come on, Cryptic, this one’s easy. It’s a sick bay for crying out loud! Now that injuries are in the game, wouldn’t it be neat if we could also treat them by interacting with a biobed?

Following the Medical Aide’s instructions, the ladies take it easy for the remainder of the night. Back on the bridge, T’Andy and Xerxes relax in the newly installed Ready Room, where they give each other manicures and watch My Best Friend’s Wedding. Of note are the trophy shelves in this room (as well as in the lounge area) where the bridge owner can choose to display his or her ships and trophies, which can be earned through completing special missions and achieving accolades. There are only two slots in the Ready Room, but I would love to see more (come on, look at all that wall space!) Can’t wait to see more stuff like this for our ship interiors.

The tour and the girls-night-in concludes in the Transporter Room, where we also bid farewell to our special guest. Good bye, Xerxes darling! Thank you for choosing T’Andy Tours(TM)!