Star Trek Online installs memorials for Leonard Nimoy and all those lost

    
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Star Trek Online installs memorials for Leonard Nimoy and all those lost
The death of Leonard Nimoy affects everyone who has ever been engaged in the Star Trek franchise, whether you were a lifelong fan of the original series or knew him only from his work in the reboot film and Star Trek Online. But he’s not the first luminary of the show to be lost, and Star Trek Online‘s new memorials are meant to commemorate not just Nimoy’s contribution to the universe but that of several key cast and crew members over the years.

Cryptic Studios is erecting a monument on both New Romulus and on Vulcan, with the latter placed in the same spot on the planet where players gathered to pay their respects after Nimoy’s death. These locations will also host a memorial plaque for all those lost from the franchise, including Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett. Last but not least, black flags will be flown in all of the faction hubs for the next week, signifying that the Star Trek Online team mourns the loss of a great inspiration and a well-respected man.

We’ve included the Twitch video of the ceremony below.

[Source: Leonard Nimoy Memorials]

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Caec
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Caec

WildarX The game is about as Star Trek as the Abraham movies are.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Very nicely done Cryptic.

EO_Lonegun
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EO_Lonegun

I am glad they did this as well. I will definitely be saving my screenshots of my main paying his respects on Vulcan.

JimGriffiths
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JimGriffiths

I want statues of Scotty in starfleet engineering and Mccoy in starfleet medical.

Darthbawl
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Darthbawl

Jolly good show Cryptic!

EBreezy
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EBreezy

LadyTintagel EBreezy Got it. Thanks for answering.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Nicely done! /LLAP

Rhime
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Rhime

Excellent! Perhaps someday I’ll visit the sites. RIP Spock..

dwhisper
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dwhisper

WildarX Even ignoring the monetization, the big issue I had with STO initially was that it focused too much on ground combat instead of the ships… and honestly, that it focused on too much combat overall. There was never a diplomatic discussion, crafting (or engineering or whatever) was a total afterthought and is not a timegate, and too much of it doesn’t feel very… Star Trek. Some of that has improved as they’ve released stuff (not the combat stuff… your captain will still be a genocidal maniac with likely hundreds of thousands of deaths on his or her hands), but it still stands out. 

Nimoy was an important part of STO though, as he provided the voice-overs for several cuts and dialogs in-game. The problem with that now is that every time you level, you will hear him congratulate you and sad…

LadyTintagel
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LadyTintagel

EBreezy No, the game takes place in the Prime universe, after the destruction of Romulus (which happens at the beginning of the Abrams Star Trek, where Spock is sent back in time), and Spock is believed to have been lost in that disaster.