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# 1 Stolen Property.
11-16-2010, 02:08 PM
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11-16-2010, 02:18 PM
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# 3
11-16-2010, 02:50 PM
An interesting idea in principle, but not very realistic. Even with a "small" ship like a Defiant or Nova, It would take far too long to gather all components in this manner. By the time you did, I could acquire it from a salvage yard for half the cost.
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# 4
11-16-2010, 05:26 PM
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# 5
11-16-2010, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Revlot
This is a prime example, nothing to add except a dis for a spelling error. You are correct, when a person makes a simple spelling error then it is open season for the likes of you to make fun of the error while completly ignoring the point of the post. Child, go play in traffic.



You read what you want to read and not what was written. The idea is to catch the thief - not to be the thief. It is a premmis for an eppisode, it does not have to make real-life sence as to why the thiefs are doing it, thiefs are stupid to begin with - thats why they steal instead of earn, golly.

Honestly, anybody who specds their time here disparraging other peoples ideas should be banned from creating or playing any UGC. Anything they create will be unimaginitive and anything they play they will rate bad just out of spite.
It could work, with good writing and direction. And a copy editor.

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# 6
11-18-2010, 12:37 AM
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It could work, with good writing and direction. And a copy editor.

Especially if you turn it around and it's a Klingon or Romulan agent, their goal isn't to abscond with a whole ship, but, rather, to get the specifications for a ship of the line. So, the pieces they're swiping turn up in strange places, but they're being selected because they're useful for technical data, which is going out.
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# 7
11-17-2010, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Revlot
This is a prime example, nothing to add except a dis for a spelling error. You are correct, when a person makes a simple spelling error then it is open season for the likes of you to make fun of the error while completly ignoring the point of the post. Child, go play in traffic.



You read what you want to read and not what was written. The idea is to catch the thief - not to be the thief. It is a premmis for an eppisode, it does not have to make real-life sence as to why the thiefs are doing it, thiefs are stupid to begin with - thats why they steal instead of earn, golly.

Honestly, anybody who specds their time here disparraging other peoples ideas should be banned from creating or playing any UGC. Anything they create will be unimaginitive and anything they play they will rate bad just out of spite.
Didn't mean it to be disparaging, I understood what the concept was. Stories do need to be grounded with some logic, in particular with a character's actions and thoughts, to keep the reader (in this case, the player) engaged with the story. Stealing starship components is a fine hook, but one a day to build a starship presents some logistical issues that would need to be addressed, that's all.

Not that anything I say matters, because clearly I'm a horrible person who needs to cancel my subscription and go throw myself under a train.

Now, to be disparaging and come to ebeyer's defense

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# 8
11-17-2010, 10:46 AM
The culprit stole plans for a new prototype ship; the theft went unnoticed for several months, the ship has a complex holo-emitter that changes the ships weapons and looks. You fight one at the end of the mission and the reward is a holo-emitter with a 24 hr cd that randomly changes the looks (not the weapons) of your own ship.

I am hooked
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# 9
11-21-2010, 06:48 PM
I like the idea. except change it to some SF people are working with a group to help them aquire SF weapons and technology in order to start a CIVIL WAR. You wont know who the bad guys are. I think it would be better to if the group was a new kind of faction. Nothing rally elaborate... just different than Maqui ? or shapeshifters. Just regular people of all races banded together because of the prime directive or something. Im gonna work on that more.
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# 10
11-22-2010, 02:41 AM
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I like the idea. except change it to some SF people are working with a group to help them aquire SF weapons and technology in order to start a CIVIL WAR. You wont know who the bad guys are. I think it would be better to if the group was a new kind of faction. Nothing rally elaborate... just different than Maqui ? or shapeshifters. Just regular people of all races banded together because of the prime directive or something. Im gonna work on that more.
I don't see why you'd need a new faction to be the bad guys in this. It would be pretty easy to use an existing group like the Romulans or Orion Syndicate.

But what about no "bad guy" faction at all? What if it's just a situation of some opportunistic individuals in the right place at the right time who may not even realize / or care that they're putting the Federations security in jeopardy.

Or better yet, what if it's a well meaning member of Starfleet? For example, say you've got a ferengi is Starfleet and his family on Ferenginar are in serious debt ... possibly facing debtors prison or something like that. Out of love for his family he decides to raise some quick latinum by pawning off copies of some Starfleet Engineerign Corp replicator databases. In his haste he may not have taken the time to look at what he was selling, just grabbing the biggest files he could find, assuming they'd bring the best price on the open market. It never occurred to him that he's potentially placed the designs for nasty military hardware in the hands of some very nasty people.

Haven't really thought them through. Just putting this out there for anyone who might find these ideas useful.
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