How would you explain that some Xindi races are on KDF side and some on FED side? They all live on the same planet. This would mean civil war. And we know that the Xindi, that is all of them, will join - or have already joined the Federation.
I still vote for the Chodak to be in game. Either as part of the Klingon Empire or of a future playable Romulan race.
The sona were known to have joined the Dominion during the dominion war, therefore for me they would be better served becoming playable when/if the cardassians become playable.
The Suliban should have been what the hirogen are at the moment. They would have been a great species for the romulans to ally with as both have lost their homeworld and selia could have got them on board by promising them a new homeworld in Romulan space
Anyway to answer the question. Two species really stick out as possible candidates. The first (and personally the ones I think are the best choice) are the Chalnoth
Though as an alternative to the Xindi, I'd fully support a return of the Retro Gorn KDF side. I can think of a ton of ways this could be incorporated into the KDF content release in S8 as well, such as explaining the visual differenes and so on. I know they're not a "new" species per say, but the presence of both Gorn types in-game together opens up the playing field for a lot of content KDF side if done right.
I never really did understand why the "retro" Gorn became unavailable to choose from, an excuse could easily be made up to explain why there are two different looking versions of Gorn.
Originally Posted by jcsww
I don't consider a new playable race content and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks the same. I'm not trying to stomp on your topic either. It's hard to stay optimistic when when they don't deliver on their promises. New ships give me something new for my max level toons to do. New races though... I've played through the KDF content on 4 toons! The last one, was purely leveled by DOff's due to being bored with the great content on the KDF side. What is there, is great and some of the best content in-game. Stary arc missions are the key to getting players to play the KDF side and more races. I am all for more races and the return of the original Gorn look, and so on. But I have no reason to purchase a new race without something to do with it. Fed side, you can split it up more as there is an abundance of content to pick and choose to play. KDF side, you have what there is and it's still not enough.
Whether or not you consider a new playable race content or not; logically it is. When the Ferasan species were added it opened up a whole new side to the KDF faction for me and over 150 other players at the very least (which means playing old content from a new perspective in a fresh, enjoyable way), all of whom purchased that species and to this day still play them.
The point you're missing is that even with season 7, new content for both factions is being added (yes Cryptic caters greater to the Federation and we know that's because they make more money from it, but the KDF faction player numbers are growing, I say this from experience playing, not from factual numbers but if numbers were presented I'm 99% sure I'd be correct).
With season 8 rumour suggests that more content will be added to the KDF faction; Stahl has stated on numerous occasions that Cryptic does intend to finish or at least polish off the KDF faction, and bring it up to a satisfactory level.
You can argue all you like that there's not enough content to justify Cryptic adding more KDF playable species, BUT you're not taking into consideration that I have not created this thread asking for new playable species to be added to the KDF now or soon, but at least by season 8 which will be a number of months away.
What I am doing here is giving forum members a chance to discuss which species they would like to eventually see added to the KDF faction down the road, and down the road more content of various other types, such as ships, story missions, etc... Will be added AS WELL AS new playable species.
they'd make good mercenaries like the Nausicaans are.
I could not agree with you more, one of my 3 votes is going on the Chalnoth. They simply fit the KDF faction, if anything the Klingon's would see them as worthy warriors and at least see them as cannon fodder.
Originally Posted by tancrediiv
I'd like to see every canon race in the Star Trek franchise represented in the game somehow. The way the franchise is written, of course, it is always possible to have new races added at any time.
Talaurians. Most definitely. Son'a. Yes.
But more than this, and I see it as more important, is to develope more depth. Klingons are ruled by a number of Great Houses. We see so many espionage Doff missions. Those great houses have territories, planets, resources, and feuds. Expand on that. Letheans should have their own story lines as they expand their influence in subtle ways. Gorn, same. Orions, same. Etc.
All these planets in all these star systems. Every time the series had a new story on a new planet. Lots of room to grow inward.
Now this species to me just shouts "I'm a dinosaur", they look pretty damn cool to me so that's the only reason I want them in. Now sure we have evidence that suggests they were apart of the UFP, but nothing to say that they decided to break off from the UFP to join the Klingons, not a lot of info on them at all so plenty for Kestral (STOs story writer) to come up with.
If the Selay will be joining the Federation, then it only makes sense that the Antican's will be joining the KDF, right?
I've suggested that before and I would like to see some races added like that, with an accompanying mission.
In general, I think that whenever assets get added to the C-Store, Lockbox, or Lobi Store there should be a marketing budget that pays for a content designer who pops out a quick "product placement" mission. It could be something simple like "Hearts and Minds" but I think it would make sense.
If the asset's there, I think a mission should use it.