Borg Player Faction?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
04-18-2013, 02:57 PM
The Borg were created for the various tv series to be the ultimate villains. All they do is assimilate and destroy whole civilizations, they have no other purpose. Part of their inherent evilness is they don't kill you but assimilate you into the collective thereby destroying your free will and individuality, basically everything that makes a person unique to themselves and others. They are Star Trek's version of the zombie, space zombies. No the don't spread their infection through a bite but through nanites and they don't try to kill and eat you but they will destroy your civilization just like any good zombie hord should. This is why they would not make a good player faction.
The other reason is they as well as their ships are too powerful and would imbalance game play. Granted STO's timeline puts the game a couple centuries beyond the TNG, DS9, & Voyager so they Borg aren't nearly as unstoppable as they once were. The problem with assimilating technology rather than developing it is if you don't/can't assimilate tech that's better than your enemies then you fall behind them as they develop past your tech level. Still the Borg can adapt to weapons fire, and it takes several player ships to take down their more formidable vessels.
And if you make them liberated Borg then it kills the lifer reward and once liberated I'm sure these folk are going to be headed home rather hang around other liberated drones. I know as soon as I was liberated I'd be high-tailing it for home where I could get some tail (Provided the Borg didn't whack that part of my anatomy off), a hot meal (Not sure what the Borg eat but I bet its some form of goo), & reconnect with family/friends and the life that was taken away from me.