True but a macro fleet/admiral game would make sense.
If you don't like macro games, stay captain forever like Kirk.
If you like macro games, play as an Admiral.
The challenge is to avoid that only some people have access to certain story content - in my opinion at least. That's my issue with the STFs. I am just not very motivated to do them, considering their lenght and the difficulty in assembling a group. But there is story there that I am going to miss.
That said, I would have fun with a real-time strategy game mode.
No, no reason for a PM. It's called Gameranger, and I was considering adding it to the "Let's Play With Each Other" thread.
It's sort of like an IM program mixed in with a Game Making service - 600 games, including XwA and XvT, and offers rankings, ladders, that sort of thing. The only downside (for me) is that it doesn't support JA...but I have Steam for that, anyway.
JA has its own server service anyway. can't say I ever played XvT