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# 52
02-04-2013, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by shpoks View Post
There is certainly a difference between peace beween the KDF & Fed, and KDF joining the Fed.
At this point, one wonders why do players insist on peace? Is it that most of them are Feds. and have that peacekeeping attitude under their skin? Because if peace and joining the Fed. are different things, then what would a player od STO gain if there is peace declared between the factions? What will be the benefit of that?
The only one beneffiting from that kind of development would be the devs., because they could make shared content for both without any excuses. It would save them time & work, but I don't believe they should loosen up that much, for the sake of STO.

So, what's the point in declaring peace really?
But that's the thing.

Point A - there's not peace. It allows for distinct content, but it shouldn't preclude shared content.
Point B - there's peace. It allows for shared content, but it shouldn't preclude distinct content.

At Point A, it's possible that the KDF and Feds could be doing "faction" related content regarding to the overall story. It's also possible that they could be undertaking the same mission.

At Point B, it's possible that the KDF and Feds could be undertaking the same content regarding the overall story. It's also possible that they could be undertaking "faction" related content.

Even if there is peace between the KDF and Feds, that should not exclude there being distinct content for each faction. The only reason even to consider such a thing would be if the KDF joined Starfleet. I mean, the Klingon Empire were completely absorbed into the United Federation of Planets.

Even with "peace" - it would be along the lines of...say vs. the Borg:

Fed only mission against the Borg.
KDF only mission against the Borg.
Fed and KDF shared mission against the Borg.

But that's not what it's like nor what it would likely be like. It's more like this:

Fed mission against the Borg.
Fed mission against the Borg that the KDF can also run.
Fed mission against the Borg where the KDF can tag along with the Feds.

That's the real issue, imho...not whether there's peace or not. It's the way peace has been handled (since there's already periods of peace) and how additional peace would likely be handled (based on how it's been handled so far).

Consider the May Update - let's say it's story and not faction (personally, I think it's story). It's likely to continue the Feds and KDF working together as we've seen with the Borg, Tholians, Romulans...but what's it going to be like?

This?

Fed only mission against the Tal Shiar/Iconians/Romulans.
KDF only mission against the Tal Shiar/Iconians/Romulans.
Fed and KDF shared mission against the Tal Shiar/Iconians/Romulans.

Or this?

Fed mission against the Tal Shiar/Iconians/Romulans.
Fed mission against the Tal Shiar/Iconians/Romulans that the KDF can also run.
Fed mission against the Tal Shiar/Iconians/Romulans where the KDF can tag along with the Feds.

There's a big difference between those two, no? That difference has nothing to do with whether there's peace or not.
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