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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

… Love Letter to Every Bit of Deep Space Nine.

"When we tend to (very fondly) remember Deep Space Nine, we champion its boldness: serialized storytelling, a darker look at a utopia in crisis, the daunting dramas of the Dominion War. But it wasn't always a bleak examination of Trek in wartime—and the latest expansion for Cryptic's free-to-play Star Trek Online, Victory is Life, remembers that well.

Set roughly 40 years after the conclusion of Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Online has already examined a Federation in crisis. It takes place in a period after the destruction of Romulus and Remus—events you'll be familiar with as they're what led Eric Bana's Captain Nero to travel back in time in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie and kick off the Kelvin Timeline. There's been war with the Klingons, war with the Iconians, war in the Delta Quadrant, and, well, more war than most people would know what to do with.

The set up for Victory is Life is no exception. A bug-like alien species known as the Hurq has all but shattered the Dominion's holdings in the Gamma Quadrant, where they've mostly kept to themselves after the signing of the peace treaty between the Dominion and the Federation at the end of Deep Space Nine. Now the Hurq plan to jump through the wormhole to the Alpha Quadrant and ravage Klingons, Romulans, and the Federation alike. Odo, acting as an ambassador for the flailing Dominion, reaches out to his former friends from his time on Deep Space Nine, requesting an alliance that could fight off the insectoid hordes together…."
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