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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 13
06-28-2012, 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by borticuscryptic View Post
What do you see as the primary purpose(s) behind introducing new Duty officer species?

I'm not asking to discourage the brainstorming here - it may, in fact, come in quite handy. But I'd like to get a more solid understanding as to why more species variation is being requested.

* Are there shortcomings in the current system that new species can address?
* Are there new mechanics you'd like to see pursued that new species would allow for?
* Is it just a roleplay / immersion thing?
My purpose is that I'd much rather have Federation DOffs on Federation Ships rather than all the enemy species that were released. As Dan said several times, there's always that "What happened to..." aspect of Star Trek, and something simple like an icon/text change for a DOff into another race we didn't see much of is a nice little easter egg for Trek Fans who can go "Oh yeah, I remember those, cool, now I want to get more of them."