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# 1 Incursion is a Holoprogram
08-17-2012, 04:22 AM
Am now sure of this

largely because BORG surrendered

thus I am counting this as a holographic simulation NOT a mission (thus anyone damaged in it can consider themself still a living person)

I NEARLY deleted a character just now then I realised

Borg SURRENDERING?

Borg Sabotaging at all

Borg at all

got to be a simulation
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# 2
08-17-2012, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
Am now sure of this

largely because BORG surrendered

thus I am counting this as a holographic simulation NOT a mission (thus anyone damaged in it can consider themself still a living person)

I NEARLY deleted a character just now then I realised
Borg SURRENDERING?

Borg Sabotaging at all

Borg at all

got to be a simulation
Why would the Borg surrendering cause you to almost delete a character?
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# 3
08-17-2012, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
Am now sure of this

largely because BORG surrendered

thus I am counting this as a holographic simulation NOT a mission (thus anyone damaged in it can consider themself still a living person)

I NEARLY deleted a character just now then I realised

Borg SURRENDERING?

Borg Sabotaging at all

Borg at all

got to be a simulation
I'm with you on this one.

I said in another thread that I felt it out-of-character for the Borg to fart around sabotaging when they are famous for assmiliation. Another poster pointed out that they could be sabotaging prior to, or to faciliate, assimilation, but not convinced - their method of sabotage IS assimilation. The don't beam aboard and break things - they assimilate them. Starbase 82 (from Infected Space) being an excellent in-game example.

The Borg's presence, and out of character actions, in Incursion ARE best explained away by it being a holoprogram.
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# 4
08-17-2012, 04:38 AM
My guy got assimilated

now the two characters who have suffered this fate in MISSIONS were deleted
this one gets to live because borg DON'T surrender
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# 5
08-17-2012, 04:55 AM
What mission are you talking about?

EDIT: Nevermind - you're talking about the Starbase Incursion repeatable.

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# 6
08-17-2012, 07:34 AM
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My guy got assimilated

now the two characters who have suffered this fate in MISSIONS were deleted
this one gets to live because borg DON'T surrender
Why would you do that? Your character could found a club with Picard, Seven of Nine, Icheb, Janeway, Tuvok, Torres and Hugh. You could even print t-shirts. "The Borg assimilated me and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."
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# 7
08-17-2012, 08:17 AM
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Why would you do that? Your character could found a club with Picard, Seven of Nine, Icheb, Janeway, Tuvok, Torres and Hugh. You could even print t-shirts. "The Borg assimilated me and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."
sollvax has the belief that Borg are zombies, you can't ever be unassimilated and that he has "counter assimilation nanites" in his head so if he does get infected by a borg he dies...

that's why he deletes characters that get assimilated

he explained this through his usual barely coherent crazy ramblings in another thread

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# 8
08-17-2012, 08:20 AM
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My guy got assimilated

now the two characters who have suffered this fate in MISSIONS were deleted
this one gets to live because borg DON'T surrender
Allow me to be very clear on this point, and mind you this is only my personal observation.

You are certainly within your rights to roleplay this game to the point that you would consider a character "lost" if they ever once got assimilated. It seems extreme to me, but I won't criticize you for that.

However, the choice to delete them is yours and yours alone. No other player, and not Cryptic, forces you to do that or is to blame for that decision.

I get the feeling that you are unhappy that you can't force the game and other players to fit into your worldview. If I'm right about that, I'm sorry you feel that way.

Play the way you want, but please don't expect the rest of us to conform or agree. When all is said and done, this is only a game and we'd like to just enjoy the entertainment.

For the record, I agree... having the Borg show up in this particular scenario isn't very consistent. With all of the other races in the game who might try to sabotage a starbase and who might surrender, I don't see why the Borg need to be included in this.

If pretending that it's a holoprogram simulation helps you enjoy it, then I'm glad you found a way to enjoy it.
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# 9
08-17-2012, 08:24 AM
It does take place on Holodeck, after all.

Although, what does that make it if you play it on Tribble...
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# 10
08-17-2012, 08:31 AM
I'm gonna find sollvax in game and stalk him with my liberated borg captain
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