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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 17
07-18-2011, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dramerus View Post
The concept might not be a bad one, however I think it could be used to develop content in many ways.

Suppose each candidate brought with them a different set of politics, example being something along the lines of a new UFP president who wanted to end the war with the Klingons. This could also lead to content as missions could be generated in response these elections which tell the path to peace or to a trench war. Imagine being able to add small listening posts in sector space (similar to the ones that popup during nebula exploration) where you would either have the goal of holding the post of taking the post by force, depending on the story line.

This in turn could generate additional content while giving the justification for the game and its overall story to evolve. This wouldn't stop things like the warzone content from being fresh, it might just lead to a different area of play.

What if you could have mixed teams on STF's? or if you could actually generate a wargame where the sides became mixed? This would at least help explain some of the story holes that already exist while adding more content that might be useful.

In my opinion anyway.

That's actually an interesting idea. Playing with it in my own head, if we had 3 candidates, and each proposed peace with a different faction as a solution to the multi-front war problem, that might be interesting.

Candidate A proposes redoubling efforts to bring Cardassia into the Federation by devoting resources to appease the skeptics on Cardassia, including total amnesty for the True Way and providing them with a planet and full access to Federation weapons technology in order to let them carve out a new Cardassian Empire.

Candidate B proposes recognizing the Klingons' territorial gains, appeasement even if it means the loss of vital resources, and giving Klingons the authority to weed out Undine in Federation space, in effect deputizing the KDF as a recognized policing authority in Federation space

Candidate C proposes devoting resources to nation building in the anarchic remains of the Romulan Empire, setting up one of the more charismatic remaining leaders as head of a sovereign Romulan Star Empire in exchange for the leader's cooperation with the Federation's wars, with Federation providing humanitarian aid and even a genesis device to provide a new Romulan capital.

All three are offering a radical shift in alliances and questionable tactics that involve potentially costly compromises. There is NO boring, sensible candidate. There is no easy solution. The Federation will ally with the Romulans, Klingons, or Cardassians in what amounts to a sweeping appeasement strategy and the only choice is which one we go with.