STO and the Humble Bundle Jingle Jam 2017
This month’s Humble Bundle is a collaboration with the Yogscast, featuring a collection of indie games, DLC, game soundtracks and sundry other odds and sods. There are 25 items in the bundle and so far, six have been revealed. As December progresses you’ll find out what other goodies are included. If you can’t wait, there’s a leaked list here. By paying the base price of $35 (about £26.16) you’ll unlock the entire package. Furthermore, lurking within this bundle is the rare TOS Bridge Officer pack for Star Trek Online. This includes holographic versions of iconic Star Trek TOS characters such as Spock, McCoy, Scott, Chekov, Uhura, Sulu, and Rand which you can add to your bridge officer roster and make part of your away team. For fans of both the game and the TV show this is quite a big deal. So far, codes for the rare TOS Bridge Officer pack, are usually only available at convention giveaways or on occasional livestreams. So naturally this is an enticing offer.
However, £26 plus is still quite a lot of money for an additional game resource, which although fun is not really essential to the MMO. I could for example spend that money on the game Hand of Fate 2 and cogently argue that it is better value for money. But the heart wants what the heart wants and other dubious excuses, leaving me with a minor moral dilemma. I could justify the purchase of the bundle on the grounds that the money is all going to both British and international charities. But then again, I wouldn’t mind playing Hand of Fate 2 at some point over Christmas, once all the guests have pissed off and I’m left mercifully alone and I’ve already donated to some worthy causes. So rather than agonise about this matter on my own, I thought I’d share it with you dear reader(s) and at the same time dress this first world problem up as an informative, news based, blog post. I may have to read through the list of other titles included in the Jingle Jam bundle and see if any of them are worth investing in.