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markhawkman 10-22-2013 09:14 AM

New Doff race ideas ver 3
Old thread was old, time for an updated thread. :D

#1: Kriosians/Valtese. this would be a KDF race. Kriosians are actually the first race in Star Trek to use the look that later came to be used for the Trill in DS9. see:
Traits: seductive(sometimes), unscrupulous(usually), tactful(usually), honorable(if not unscrupulous)
Faction: Klingon, maybe others too

Thus Heretic and friends (Archon and Borticus now) could reuse the pics used for the Trill for the Kriosians. Why would a relatively peaceful race be KDF? Krios is one of the worlds subjugated by the Klingons. In STO's timeline it has been a subject world for almost a century. Thus it would make sense for some Kriosians to have been inducted into the Klingon military. Also, depending on their proximity to Romulan space, they could be used as Romulan Doffs.(assuming we ever get playable Romulan faction)

#2: Ocampa, the char creator has the parts for them. So it'd be pretty easy to make art for them. also.... there's apparently an Ocampa at ESD.
Traits: TP(always), TK(sometimes), Eidetic Memory(always), congenial(often) and tactful(often)
faction: Federation or Romulan

#3: I have on several occasions jokingly sugested adding Ktarian Doffs. The problem is that the game just can't do Ktarians at all in the Char creator. These would work okay as a race shared by Feds and Klinks, if they could be done at all.
traits: cunning, unscrupulous, peaceful
faction: any

#5: another amusing idea that was suggested was to use Kelvans. However as Kelvans are natives of another Galaxy they'd need to be relatively rare, but for this reason they could be a cross-faction race. As for Art.... Kelvans can't live in M-Class environments in their native form (bird like creatures). They take on the forms of humanoids when they must live in an M-class environment. Thus they are another candidate for a race that reuses existing race art.
faction: any

#6: make Xindi less rare.

#9: add Tamarians
traits: Emotional(usually), spiritual(usually)
faction: Federation

#10/11/12/13: add Sheliak, traits: Eidetic memory, cunning, stubborn, and cold-blooded
tholians, Silver Blood as races with a special trait that gives them a bonus on missions that involve environmental hazards. this trait could also be given to certain humans. Tau Cygna had at one time a population of humans who had somehow acquired an immunity to Hyperonic Radiation.

#14: Medusans are a race that Starfleet has had contact with since at least Kirk's time. It would make sense for them to have some members in starfleet.
traits: eidetic memory, telepathic
faction: Federation

#15: Sentient Nanite colonies. TNG had an episode with them.
traits: eidetic memory, unruly
faction: any

#16: FGC 47 lifeforms. this is an energy based race native to the Nebula FGC 47, they are not strictly a hostile race but have difficulty understanding humanoids. As an Energy based race they have abilities rarely encounterd in humanoids. thus they could have shroud and telekinesis as innate abilities.
traits: shroud(always), telekinetic(always), unruly(often), unscrupulous(sometimes)
faction: Federation, maybe others

#17: Zalkonians come in two forms, humanoids and sentient energy beings, though it's not clear if the energy beings can reproduce after "ascending". this race was not affiliated with the Federation and could be used in game for any faction.
faction: any

#18-22: More random humanoids: Denobulans(long time Federation ally), Tiburonians, Haliians(apparently a member in TNG), Napeans(another race seen to serve in TNG-era starfleet)
Denobulan traits: congenial, tactful
Tiburonian traits: Efficient, logical

#23-27: human look-alike races that aren't human: Ardanans, Argelians, Gideons, Eminians, Angel 1 Natives, etc... these would be relatively easy as they don't require adding new race pictures.

#28: Dolphins or a dolphin-like race
traits: congenial, teamwork

#29: Aquans were encountered by TOS era Starfleet.

#30: Grazerites, one Federation president was Grazerite, thus it makes sense to have Grazerites in starfleet
traits: teamwork, tactful, peaceful, congenial
faction: Federation

#31/32: Anticans and Selay, BOTH races applied for Federation membership simultaneously, then got told that to be Federation members they would have to abandon their blood feud.
Antican traits: agressive, unruly
Selay traits: cold blooded, resilient, unruly
faction: any, after their failed bid they could have turned to other galactic powers for "help"

#33: Kazarite background race
traits: telekinetic, telepathic, peaceful

#34: Mintakans could have become involved in interplanetary affairs since they met the Ent-D crew. Not due to developing Warp drive, but due to someone deciding they wanted their planet.
traits: logical(sometimes), agressive(sometimes)

#35: Chameloid one of the few women immune to Kirk's charm.. :D
traits: seductive, unscrupulous, cunning
faction: Klingon

#36: Allasomorph they had regular dealing with TNG era starfleet.
traits: nearly random

#37: Arin'Sen
Race subjugated by the Klingon empire in ENT-era.

races added since ver2 of this thread:
Horta were added to the fleet dil mine
#4: someone suggested the idea of Horta as Doffs. Many of you remember them as the lovable rock creatures encountered by Captain Kirk. And they're already in the game, but ONLY as combat pets. Horta are a sentient species. Using them only as combat pets is kinda strange for the Federation. It'd be relatively easy to do art for Horta Doffs, just adapt the inventory icons for the various Horta variants that exist already. Horta could also be done relatively easily as a cross faction race.
Traits: Resilient(sometimes), Eidetic Memory(sometimes), Aggressive(usually), Peaceful(usually), Honorable(sometimes), Stubborn(sometimes), Emotional(sometimes), radiation resistant(always, see 10/11/12/13)
faction: Federation, maybe others too

#7: Suliban are now available outside the KDF exploration clusters

#8: Add Bynars. they could be either a Fed race or a Fed/romulan race.
traits: Logical(often), eidetic memory(always), teamwork(often), unscrupulous(often)
faction: Federation, Romulan (one of the Zstore doff packs)

#21: Yridians (Dil mine)

Acamarians also got added with LoR.

YAY! got five more races since the start of thread ver 2. :D

adverbero 11-01-2013 09:02 AM

I love the idea of more races, after all IDIC is part of the IP

And i want a Denobulan Doctor please

hevach 11-01-2013 01:38 PM

Seeing as the Voth are the big S8 enemies, we could do a big Detal Quadrant doff pack styled after the Gamma Quadrant one, plenty of fodder there. So, ideas in addition to the ones already in the OP:

Voth (already appear to be implemented for all factions)

Talaxians and Tak Tak: All factions, because why should one have to suffer alone?

Kazon: Klingon. Perfect pairing here, as the Kazon share some baser inclinations with the Klingons but are untempered by wisdom or honor. The Klingons could be just the kind of influence they need to become a viable race.

Hirogen: Romulan (already associated with the Tal Shiar, and defection seems to be a common thread in doffs), possibly also Klingon

Vaadwaur/Turei: Split between Fed and KDF, but not sure which should go either way. Mostly interesting because their story plays out a lot like the Iconian one on a smaller scale - race using a mysterious way to travel instantly to enslave weaker races destroyed by slave rebellion and orbital bombardment

Brunali: Icheb ties them to the Federation, but he didn't exactly enjoy his last stay there, so these could go cross faction.

Hazari: Klingons, to go with their other mercenery races

Malon: Could go cross faction or almost any single faction - the Klingons weaponize the theta radiation they can't recycle, or the Feds could trade them the technology to recycle it.

Vidiians: The phage was cured by the Think Tank, supposedly, but there's room to play with that - possibly healthy and phaged sub-factions could be assigned to Fed and Klingon, respectively? Failing that, even cured, it's not clear if they would have returned to their peaceful explorer past or kept their militaristic ways, which are clearly effective, phaged or not.

turbomagnus 11-01-2013 03:05 PM

Personally, I'd like to see Horta and Exocomp DOffs become more accessible (especially to non-fleet players).

Tosk (Fed), 'Hunters' (KDF), Zaldan (Fed, 'aggressive', 'honorable', would not have 'tactful' as they believe politeness to be dishonesty), Zakdorn (Fed, Eidetic Memory, something relating to their reputation for strategy), Tamarians... (Both)

"#28: Dolphins or a dolphin-like race
traits: congenial, teamwork"

You know.... I remember reading somewhere that the Galaxy-class ships were supposed to have some kind of 'Cetacean Operations Command' or something on board that we never got to see in-series - in other words, as Scotty once said, "Admiral, there be whales here!"

markhawkman 11-01-2013 05:07 PM

Tosk and Hunters were released with the Dominion FE series. :P Guess what Tosk are named? :D I'll give you a hint, they're one of two races you can search for reliably without searching specific names. :P

Hmm... I would guess that Cryptic is already making a Delta Quadrant pack as we speak. It's been confirmed by multiple individuals on Tribble that there are new Doff missions as part of the season, and we do know that there is at least one new race, if not more.

But yeah, that's a nice list of races for a Delta Quadrant pack. :D

sinnaj63 11-04-2013 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by markhawkman (Post 13222131)
Tosk and Hunters were released with the Dominion FE series. :P Guess what Tosk are named? :D I'll give you a hint, they're one of two races you can search for reliably without searching specific names. :P

Hmm... I would guess that Cryptic is already making a Delta Quadrant pack as we speak. It's been confirmed by multiple individuals on Tribble that there are new Doff missions as part of the season, and we do know that there is at least one new race, if not more.

But yeah, that's a nice list of races for a Delta Quadrant pack. :D

Exocomp Doffs? Where?!

hevach 11-05-2013 06:52 AM

There's two. One was a fed-side season 5 test reward, so it's not obtainable now, but the other is given out for free each time there's a Junior Officer Appreciation event.

markhawkman 11-05-2013 04:52 PM

Also, you only get Exocomps Fed side. KDF gets a Reman IIRC.

hevach 11-06-2013 08:08 AM

Oh, yeah, forgot the JOA event doff was different for each faction.

If I remember right, the KDF version of the test reward exocomp was a Nausican Augment with a quote boasting about how big his garambas are.

captrott1 11-07-2013 03:05 PM

There are two Bynars in the game currently but they are ultra rare.

You can get Suliban others ways than the doff pack now?

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