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Which Avatar will TP be using the Actor who played Balok or the Dummy that he created as a decoy?
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  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2021
    Which Avatar will TP be using the Actor who played Balok or the Dummy that he created as a decoy?

    I know people in games always complain if they have to "fight children" in PvP. But, it would be nice to get that Clint Howard. I'd like for us to eventually get everyone he played. He was in TOS, DS9, Enterprise, and Disco.

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    What if I told you not every single nit needs to be picked literally to death?
  • starfoxstarfox ✭✭✭
    edited June 2021
    yessss i was so happy when i read the in game mail that balok was finally here . i hope its the tranya version above
  • Hopefully this version will be from the picture Scott posted above and maybe we can get another version called Balok’s Puppet 🤞
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  • Seven ConstanzaSeven Constanza ✭✭✭✭
    As much as I love Clint Howard’s roles, when I was a kid the Balok puppet scared the daylights out of me. He was also the final screenshot of every TOS episode closing credit sequence. If we don’t get Balok the puppet, I’ll be disappointed.

    Same here. It would just pop up at the end and not having seen the episode yet I didn’t know it was only a puppet so I thought Star Trek was a monster show.
  • Zombie Squirrel Zombie Squirrel ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good call WRG on the new gauntlet crew. I just hope stats will be good as well.
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  • Ishmael MarxIshmael Marx ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm hoping for the puppet. That guy was scary (to childhood me) - and a strong gauntlet card should be "scary" to its opponents. Tranya Balok would be fun to have around (and if that's the choice, it'll be fine), but Puppet Balok is the one that the Enterprise feared/confronted.
  • ChaosChildChaosChild ✭✭✭✭✭
    The artwork for Balok's been revealed elsewhere and it's both of them, the little guy and the puppet together.
  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    ChaosChild wrote: »
    The artwork for Balok's been revealed elsewhere and it's both of them, the little guy and the puppet together.

    Cool.
    What if I told you not every single nit needs to be picked literally to death?
  • Bylo BandBylo Band ✭✭✭✭✭
    We can probably work this out logically by working backward from what we already know about Gauntlet and the previous Gauntlet exclusive cards. The puppet Balok and the live action Balok have very different skills based on how they interacted with the Enterprise crew, and based on that assumption I think it is more likely that we get the puppet than the live action.

    My reasoning: live action Balock would almost certainly have Diplomacy as his best stat, and we've already had two Gauntlet exclusive cards with Diplomacy as the primary (Locutus and Guinan). Puppet Balok would almost certainly have Security as his best stat and to date we have never had a Gauntlet exclusive card with Security as their best skill, so for that reason alone I think it is very likely going to be the puppet version.
  • robownagerobownage ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bylo Band wrote: »
    We can probably work this out logically by working backward from what we already know about Gauntlet and the previous Gauntlet exclusive cards. The puppet Balok and the live action Balok have very different skills based on how they interacted with the Enterprise crew, and based on that assumption I think it is more likely that we get the puppet than the live action.

    My reasoning: live action Balock would almost certainly have Diplomacy as his best stat, and we've already had two Gauntlet exclusive cards with Diplomacy as the primary (Locutus and Guinan). Puppet Balok would almost certainly have Security as his best stat and to date we have never had a Gauntlet exclusive card with Security as their best skill, so for that reason alone I think it is very likely going to be the puppet version.

    SEC is the only skill that's missing a standout Gauntleteer. It has a few that are in the low 700s without the buffs (Fury Kes, Gary Seven, Away Team Burnham) but no one to rival Kahless/Caretaker/Defensive Phlox/Gowron/Armus. I see the comment about it being the image being a combination of the two, so it would be nice to get a SEC/DIP/CMD in the vein of Displaced Burnham stat breakdown. I think that would accurately reflect the character and fill a nice gap.
  • TrollitaTrollita ✭✭✭✭
    Hmmm. I dunno.... I easily can see them making command his primary stat.
    >But that’s what Kahless is for
    They might be looking at gauntlet crew as a bubble. I guess we’ll find out soon.
  • AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bylo Band wrote: »
    We can probably work this out logically by working backward from what we already know about Gauntlet and the previous Gauntlet exclusive cards. The puppet Balok and the live action Balok have very different skills based on how they interacted with the Enterprise crew, and based on that assumption I think it is more likely that we get the puppet than the live action.

    My reasoning: live action Balock would almost certainly have Diplomacy as his best stat, and we've already had two Gauntlet exclusive cards with Diplomacy as the primary (Locutus and Guinan). Puppet Balok would almost certainly have Security as his best stat and to date we have never had a Gauntlet exclusive card with Security as their best skill, so for that reason alone I think it is very likely going to be the puppet version.

    You're putting way more thought into this than they are. They probably designed the artwork and stats without thinking about what the puppet or live action balok did independently. And it wouldn't shock me that they didn't consider gauntlet balance either(although I hope I'm wrong here).
  • starfoxstarfox ✭✭✭
    ChaosChild wrote: »
    The artwork for Balok's been revealed elsewhere and it's both of them, the little guy and the puppet together.

    where can i see it? im impatient and dont want to wait until july lol!
  • EnderWEnderW ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shan wrote: »
    Tadaaaa

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  • AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks Shan! Any chance we can get a preview of the stats too?
  • starfoxstarfox ✭✭✭
    this is amazing !!!! been hoping for balok for a long time. i cant wait!
  • Love that artwork, it’s just plain awesome! When should we except to see him in the vault?
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  • edited June 2021
    Shan wrote: »
    Tadaaaa

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    Ahahhaa. That is awesome! I will save it :D
  • "This is Tranya... I hope you relish it as much as I!"

    Toasting the great choice!
  • AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shan wrote: »
    Please keep in mind that these might NOT BE FINAL

    Balok 5*

    FE 1/5, Level 100, CMD 495 (287 - 836), DIP 334 (261 - 632), SEC 154 (221 - 445)
    FE 5/5, Level 100, CMD 847 (287 - 836), DIP 762 (261 - 632), SEC 379 (221 - 445)

    "There is no Escape"
    - Boosts Accuracy by 3
    - Initialize: 8s, Cooldown: 14s, Duration: 10s
    - Bonus Ability: +1000 to Crit Rating | Trigger: Position
    - Equipment Bonus: Accuracy +65, Crit Bonus +130, Crit Rating +55, Evasion +345

    Traits: Civilian, Crafty, Explorer, Interrogator, Pilot, Tactician, Undercover Operative

    These stats are subject to changes!

    Thanks!

    Looks like a great addition to gauntlet crew.
  • starfoxstarfox ✭✭✭
    if those would be his final stats where would he rank ?
  • edited June 2021
    When should we expect to see him in the vault?

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  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shan wrote: »
    Tadaaaa

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    That is all kinds of awesome, Shan!!!!!!
    What if I told you not every single nit needs to be picked literally to death?
  • ShanShan ✭✭✭✭✭
    When should we expect to see him in the vault?

    Not before the release I would say, said release is currently scheduled for Tuesday July 13.
  • Shan wrote: »
    When should we expect to see him in the vault?

    Not before the release I would say, said release is currently scheduled for Tuesday July 13.
    Shan wrote: »
    When should we expect to see him in the vault?

    Not before the release I would say, said release is currently scheduled for Tuesday July 13.

    Ah okay, thanks for the heads up!
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