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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 25
02-07-2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Pondara
Like I said, this makes no sense since they have been at war for decades, that may have been the design philosophy at one time yes but if that hasn't changed by the time the game takes place, where peacetime hasn't been the norm for decades, than the UFP deserved to get conquered.

Take WWII for instance, the allied nations weren't necessarily aggressive nations with the most advanced military, but from the start in 1939 to the end in 1945 those nations quickly learned that they need to make advancements in their armaments to compete and win and during those 6 years, military technology and just tech in general advanced in leaps and bounds.

Now you can't tell me that in the decades of war that the Federation has been in, they haven't realized that "hey, if we built warships and trained soldiers for war, than we could end this war(s) sooner and put an end to the killing."
Considering that sticking by their principles and maintaining a ship design philosophy around exploration and diplomacy over military might has won them every war they've been in, it's not hard to believe that the Federation would do any differently now.

Also I don't want the devs to anger Roddenberry's ghost any more than they probably already have.