Sorry to post here not sure where eles to ask. After talking about the game to a few of my friends there telling me that the game's timeline events and people that cryptic are not really part of the star trek cannon and should be use to talk about ST lore. Are they right or just upset that having a borg tribble or klinkgon empire at war with the starfleet should not happen?
According to Paramount, Star Trek is only considered canon if it is on TV or in theaters.
This is the rule. If its not on TV or in a Movie. It didnt happen. STO is not canon, like ST: Armada I & II are not canon, like ST: New Worlds is not canon, like SFC I II & III are not canon, like every Star Trek book is not canon.
This leaves room for everyone to have their cake and eat it too, reduces Retcons and defines a core story that can not be disputed, it happened on TV or the silver screen therefore it is. Otherwise it is not. So as Walter Cronkite said, and that's the way it is.
It should be treated a alternate timeline. It would fix tons if issues. TV shows new one was rumored to be in the works CBS has a bad habit of changing what many people to consider as fact with each new TV show. After all WWIII toke place in the 1990s if you are up on ST:TOS. Movies story lines. Plus gives them more freedom in the story line. It would not be that hard to say each show is a alternate timeline.