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About AndrewLyon

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    Retired, and loving it
  • Birthday 12/12/1981

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  1. Situation regarding KONKO MECTO B XNMKAX resolved.  Thank you for sending it in.

  2. Now every month Amazon puts 5-7 Star Trek novels up for sale at $.99 Canadian. 9 out of 10 times even if the books are random, they make sense. This month I am lost on what they did, and why. They put Triangle: Imzadi II on sale, so far so good, but in the same month they put Star Trek: Signature Edition: Imzadi Forever, which is book I and II combined, and had a forward in it. Why buy the second book as a stand alone if you can buy both at the same price. Or am I missing something?
  3. I am not retired retired. I am a good old fashion grunt, and I work for a living! That's what we do in security, we work, or we die! We don't retire to Risa.;) I admit when I saw many other simmers retire before me, I asked why. I have all the answers and more now.:) The general opinion was my characters were too close to 'god' level. I needed a program literally to keep me in my place. On the other side of the coin I wrote the first of what I now see as a novel series due to simming. Only in the last few years have I picked up the pen or should I say the keyboard to write again. Where does one put a drunk radioactive hamster who thinks he's a former KGB agent into a world invasion on Christmas eve in 2020 story?;)
  4. *Blows off the dust* Good Morning Maddy, I'll try to fill you in. Please note I retired from simming close to 20 years ago, and my time active within STSF was a handful of weeks. Warning suck don't they? :) Simming is text based RPGs run by people online. Like playing Dungeons and Dragons, without the dice, and being with your friends in person. Hey we perfected socializing at a distance before it became hip! In the old days we had academies, now each sim integrates new characters as an ensign or cadet until the GM (Game Master) promotes you and you become part of the crew. Different GMs have different standards for new crew. As one GM put it I was too fond of making god level characters, and another showed me the flaws in me making things 'too easy'. Lessons I still carry with me through this day as I start to write books. Another side track we will avoid. The forums are where sims will update with character bios (good way to get to know people you will be simming with), logs (yup what is ship X doing), and in the case of the general ones a place to chew the fat depending on the topic of the forum. For say example you wouldn't go to say reddit sub forum on Sega Master systems to look for why your new alienware PC caught on fire. Activity, I can't answer that one. I check in about once week if I have the time. Hope this helps
  5. Thanks for letting us know!  All taken care of.

  6. I used to play STO and a lot of other MMORPGs, but the 'joys' of being an adult keep me away from it.
  7. Not sure if you've been here in awhile....just wanted to say hello! Remember, "old school's cool"! :D

  8. Looks like this month is the Lost Era is in the $0.99 bin. Everyone is on a budget these days, so I hoped by posting this info it might give people some entertainment on a reasonable budget. I mean how many RL books can you buy for $.99 a copy?;)
  9. I want to be clear this is NOT an advertisement for Amazon. A few years back I inherited a tablet, and I found it made it reading ebooks easier, and as an avid reader this was like giving me a new fix! Hey, there are worse drugs than books.;) I digress. I've noticed that at the start of every month Amazon (Canada) takes several regularly priced Star Trek novels, and knocks them down to $.99 for a month. Anyone else ever notice this, or just me?
  10. Now I was playing Civilization IV, deep into the end game, and I was avoiding certain techs so my wonders would keep working/giving me benefits when this little question me. As we all know the Federation has a pretty strict rule when it comes to First Contact, you must achieve warp flight. The idea being if you achieve faster than light travel you are ready to work with the interstellar community. We also know they like to study developing civilizations. A lot easier to say Hello if you know the guy wants a shoulder punch over a hand shake. You have to wonder what does Civilization & the Prime Directive have to do with one another? Let's take a budding civilization, and they do not achieve warp drive. As they develop technology, they take a side step, and do something different. They develop a new branch of technology the Federation has never even considered, would that lead to the old PD being loosen so the Federation could trade for it? Or what if they skip warp drive, and go straight to slip stream, or transwarp. Does the Prime Directive apply to these guys?
  11. Before the end of Enterprise Star Trek had "one" reality if you would. We knew Enterprise>TOS>TNG>DS9>VOY>END Since Enterprise went off the air, it feels like Star Trek has become as bad as comics! I mean look at all the universes we have. Star Trek Online Kelvineverse Expanded Universe (Novels) Discovery (Section 31 operating more in the open/less in the shadows) Picard Universe (not released yet) To borrow a phrase, I feel I need a playbill to track all the players. Isn't the Q suppose to help keep the multiverse on track so us mere mortals don't go nuts trying to keep track of it all? Or am I alone who is confused by all these different realities of Star Trek?
  12. nemesis

    I can't say what the GMs will say about this, I am just a retired simmer. For the record my copy of Nemesis (along with countless other Star Trek content) resides on one of my hard drives. (Actually writing this post reminded it its a good idea to back it all up) I think it comes down to how good the new content is. I mean we all have parts of Trek we ignore/hate, hard to after what 50 years to bat 1.000 with the fans. If the continuing adventures of Captain Picard are good, more in line with the Pre-kelvine verse Trek. I can see GMs taking it on. If it's more of the post-Kelvine verse, look how pretty the lights are, and no depth to it. I can see it being dropped like Sunday in the middle of January. Kids might like a good icy treat, but not in the middle of winter.
  13. Thanks to StarTrek.com for giving a preview of comic #2 of this series. WARNING PAST THIS POINT IS SPOILER LAND! You have been warned. I am surprised Spock didn't blow his ever loving Vulcan mind to quote McCoy. A mind meld is a dangerous thing with another being under any circumstances, but with Optimus Prime that's like V'Ger on steroids! All V'Ger knew all that was knowable and it had been around for what 200-400 years? Prime himself has been around for a few MILLION, then add the power of the matrix! The matrix for the uninformed is several things in one. It contains all the wisdom of the past leaders of the Autobots. It is also a part of the life force of Primus, the one who gave the Transformers life, he gave them life to fight Unicron. Literally the power of something some might call a god. There is Spock just mind melding with it like it was another Saturday morning. I won't be surprised if this doesn't affect Spock somehow, since if V'Ger knocked him flat on his back in the movie, Prime has to do that if not more. Now the countdown resumes for issue #2 to hit newsstands!
  14. In this corner people of Cybertron I give you the Klingon Empire! They are under attack by jets, and other assorted vehicles which appear to be from from Earth from their the 20th century. Sending out a distress call they receive aid from James Tiberus Kirk! The most horrific monster since Archer to helm the ship Enterprise. When Kirk arrives on the Klingon colony a familiar red semi arrives to help him out, will he accept the facts, or damn all Cybertroins to the scrap heap! Find out this September at a comic book store near you!
  15. Now we all know when Pocket Books was in charge of Star Trek there were several rules. One of them being a numbered novel was never sold in hard cover. Well I found a copy of Star Trek: The Wounded Sky in hardcover format. Best part, paid $5.00 for it, Amazon.ca sells it for $25.00.:D