Before I kick in the EHW, a notice to those who may not know:
I Am Not Wesley Crusher. :)
It's amazing, folks - I've only done two issues, and I've already got people asking to become raters, and all sorts of things. I'm just the temp, folks. If you'd like to become a rater, ask Wes. Preferably when he gets back from vacation. :)
And now, our daily dose of Wes..
<activating the Emergency Holographic Wesley>
here's the opposite of Warped Space:
Internet Expansion IV, 5th place, by Pakled Captain.
4 skills including a double Navigation requirement is not too easy a mission with just a 35 score. But then there's the catch with the Span. A 7 span is a hefty spaceline blocker (highly efficient against those notorious Husnock users ;-) ) and you should be able to find uses for that (for example how about slapping a Gaps in Normal Space on it ?)
[Actually, the Navigation is the least of your worries. I mean, I can't remember the last time I was stuck for a Navigation skill. (Well OK. Maybe once.) And Cartography and Astrophysics are in enough missions, that this mission could fit very nicely into the scheme of things. So I think 35 points is about right - 40 would be too much.]
The only problem with this blocker is you get blocked yourself. While you can eliminate part of this problem by seeding the card in a location where you think it hurts your opponent more than yourself, the better way is to solve the mission and gain a substantial speed advantage (especially if you managed to surround the Expanse with Span 3 cards - you can jump 3-2-3 with any Range 8 ship while your opponent will have to stop twice on a 3-7-3 unless he's using AU ships.
Affiliation-wise the mission is a bit better suited for Feds than for Klingons although both have a three person solution available. Nice and balanced card, but it requires some combos to make maximum use of it.
Ratings for : CHART EXPANSE
Wesley's rating: 5.0 Allen's rating: 6.0 Cpt. Targ's rating: 6.0 Data's rating: 6.0 Dr. R'Mor's rating: 7.8 EHCCGPP's rating: 5.7 Hal's rating: 6.0 Humuhumunukunukuapua'a's rtg.: 4.5 John's rating: 3.0 Jon Walker's rating: 6.5 Jono's rating: 6.7 Locutus' rating: 7.0 Mot's rating: 7.0 Nanite's rating: 6.0 Picarde's rating: 6.0 Ranger's rating: 7.0 Rothspar's rating: 6.0 Sirna's rating: 8.0 Tebok's rating: 7.0 Tony's rating: 8.5 Worf's rating: 6.0 ---------------------- AVERAGE RATING: 6.3
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