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ok so I had to ask who do you folks want next Borg, Dominion , species 8472, xindi? or a group we aren't evn thing about as the next playable race ? please offer your insights below because you never know who reading this so make your voice heard
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# 2
04-19-2013, 07:52 AM
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ok so I had to ask who do you folks want next Borg, Dominion , species 8472, xindi? or a group we aren't evn thing about as the next playable race ? please offer your insights below because you never know who reading this so make your voice heard
I'm betting on Return of the Jedi
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# 3
04-19-2013, 07:54 AM
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# 4
04-19-2013, 07:56 AM
Since they have been working on Romulans for 2 years I'm not sure we're going to see another Micro-Faction next year.

Based on canon I would assume the next most popular species would be the Dominion or Borg. Dan's already said if they do Borg it would be Hugh's Liberated Borg rather than the Collective. I likewise think they would do True Way Alliance over the Dominion. With the Alliance they can give us Jem'Hadar and Cardassians. It just seems like a broader mix.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
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# 5
04-19-2013, 08:04 AM
to me its a straight shoot out between the cardassians or the dominion.

the other factions seem to small and potentially tricky to add. the above 2 are the big ones.


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Since they have been working on Romulans for 2 years I'm not sure we're going to see another Micro-Faction next year.
Working on for 2 years is not telling the whole story. how much of that was just meetings, talking about things, looking at the money side of things etc etc.

how much was back end stuff that is now done and can be reused for each new faction quickly and efficiently.

the actually content/development has mostly been done since s7. im sure bits and pieces were done before but the bulk of it has been in 6 months, using the larger team, and working saturdays.

now they probably will want to wait a good while to see how successful it is, but i think its possible to see a new faction next year if this update goes over well, if not the first half then the second half of the year.

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# 6
04-21-2013, 11:15 AM
dominion? maybe, but too many dominion ships in lockboxes to make it feel like its actually got a chance. Borg? no. Cardassians? not really interested in spoon heads. Xindi? don't see it.
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# 7
04-19-2013, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by thecosmic1 View Post
Since they have been working on Romulans for 2 years I'm not sure we're going to see another Micro-Faction next year.

Based on canon I would assume the next most popular species would be the Dominion or Borg. Dan's already said if they do Borg it would be Hugh's Liberated Borg rather than the Collective. I likewise think they would do True Way Alliance over the Dominion. With the Alliance they can give us Jem'Hadar and Cardassians. It just seems like a broader mix.
We might see these more often if other factions are even more "micro."

Which raises an interesting point:

How would people feel about, say, a new featured species with a tutorial and 5 levels or so of missions and 3 ships available in several versions every 8 months or so, on top of other content releases?
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# 8
04-19-2013, 08:12 AM
In particular, I can see the Cardassians as a more micro micro faction. Say, 3-5 ships. 10 levels of content building up to joining the KDF or Starfleet and some standalone alternate missions scattered in.
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# 9
04-19-2013, 08:16 AM
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In particular, I can see the Cardassians as a more micro micro faction. Say, 3-5 ships. 10 levels of content building up to joining the KDF or Starfleet and some standalone alternate missions scattered in.
I could see doing the Cardassians, where their primary enemy would be the True Way Alliance - much the same way the Republic Roms are fighting the Tal Roms. Then you could have the little micro-alliances to help fight the TWA. That would probably be more in line with Cryptic not wanting players to play evil in the game.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
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# 10
04-19-2013, 08:19 AM
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I could see doing the Cardassians, where their primary enemy would be the True Way Alliance - much the same way the Republic Roms are fighting the Tal Roms. Then you could have the little micro-alliances to help fight the TWA. That would probably be more in line with Cryptic not wanting players to play evil in the game.
+1, no problem with that at all. if the cardies come thats exactly what i would expect as well.
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