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Archived Post 05-08-2010 12:00 PM

Switch Character's Faction via C-Store
 
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Archived Post 05-08-2010 01:39 PM

No. Bad idea. Its already borderline silly what species and alliances we have now. I'm in a Federation with a population of 80 % liberated Borg and joined Trill; humans and vulcans; 10 % klingons, 5 % random aliens named C4PTN BUTT0X and 5 % other (real species). And I'm in a Klingon Empire with more female Orions than Klingons, a even higher number of C4PTN BUTT0Xs and less Klingons than on Fed side.

I am for allowing C-Store species that are not member worlds of any faction to be used in any faction the player wants. That would be Ferengi and Pakleds from what we have now, and neutral possible additions like Yridians, Lissepians and such.

Archived Post 05-08-2010 03:07 PM

For a Vulcan to join any other faction would be ... illogical.

So I'm a just go with the vulcans on this one.

Archived Post 05-08-2010 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by superchum (Post 2648260)
For a Vulcan to join any other faction would be ... illogical.

So I'm a just go with the vulcans on this one.

Hm, we had Vulcans who went into exile (Sybok and the Vulcan Pilgrims in an "Enterprise" Episode)
Back to Topic: An Option to switch sides would add a little bit more "Sandbox" feeling to the Game, also it would fill the gaps in the upper Ranks of possible future Factions (Romulans..), allowing them to compete with the other Faction immediately.

Archived Post 05-08-2010 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Valenn (Post 2648345)
Hm, we had Vulcans who went into exile (Sybok and the Vulcan Pilgrims in an "Enterprise" Episode)
Back to Topic: An Option to switch sides would add a little bit more "Sandbox" feeling to the Game, also it would fill the gaps in the upper Ranks of possible future Factions (Romulans..), allowing them to compete with the other Faction immediately.

I wouldn't say Sybok really switched factions though. His character was a protagonist in a story where he was presented as a very very very unique Vulcan, I'll grant you that. But I don't think he was really rejecting his culture in an effort to join, say, the Klingon Defense Force.

To be a bit wordier about this suggestion ... and this is just my opinion here ... I can't really support it because I think it goes against the premise of choosing a faction in the first place.

I've seen a lot of other suggestions that open up the ability to radically redo your initial choices. And some of them I may not personally want or like, but couldn't really oppose them because I see some value there. Like being able to re-choose traits. Or being able to change your gender. Those two aren't ones I'd personally push for, but I can at least ... fully understand the idea that a person would want to change that about their character later on and could see some merit to it in the C-Store.

I'm less inclined to support changing your race. Only because, I guess, I'm stuck in the past. And it seems like something that games in the past wouldn't allow me to do.

So there, the hang-up is mine. And I can admit that.

But changing faction ... that's a lot trickier.

The factions in this game seemed designed to be pretty rigid on purpose. We're at war with the klingons again, as part of the ongoing story.

I can see why some folks would like to be able to 'defect" but ... I don't know ... in my opinion I think it does a bit more to damage the idea of the story than it would do to help the game.

To me, it really does seem illogical to allow that kind of feature. I also have this nagging fear in the back of my head that it would create a ... sort of subset of PVP culture that would faction hop to abuse/exploit differences in PVP combat.

I don't know. It's just my opinion mind you. So it's not like it's some super strong point I'm making. I just can't support the idea. It seems illogical to me. It seems like it makes factions themselves sort of pointless.

I realize others will disagree. I'm ok with that. We are just discussing this and what not. So no worries.

Archived Post 05-09-2010 05:42 AM

i can see the KDF welcoming comittee now

Human defects to KDF

Klingons welcome Human into their fold and offer him bloodwine

Klingons then proceed to stab Human to death because, particularly with their current undine paranoia, they can't trust someone treacherous enough that they'd defect from their own species faction during a time of war.


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