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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-08-2009, 08:32 AM
In every instance you just described horrendously dull game play, and a situation where only one person is really part of the action, the ship's captain. All the rest are watching meters and relaying information.
Not insulting you, but do you really believe that all that wasn't thought of before? As Varrangian mentioned, but you may have missed, there were people trying to come up with game play for the player crews for quite awhile here months and months ago, but in the end all it ever amounts to is every station sitting or standing there staring at a meter or some other interface and relaying info to the one person getting to have all the fun, the captain.
I'm sure there are some out there that would accept being in such subservient and detached from the game play roles, but certainly not many.
It's something that might be fun for some when done in a instanced mission or two though. Something they can experience once or twice and then move on. I believe that would be the only viable way to include them in the game really.