[snip] So why not have Cardassians in Task Force Omega and elsewhere.
Granted you could have Cardassians, but I feel they'd be limited from the perspective of a faction (and a story to go with it). That's all.
Originally Posted by verbenamage
You mean the Jaffa, surely? If you had Goa'uld, you'd just be playing with a snake-like thing.
Originally Posted by kamiyama317
Cardassians, Tholians, and Breen are all great ideas for playable factions. Dominion too but I wouldn't want to play them.
Tholian would sure be interesting, though I can imagine that a fair amount of work. If I remember correctly, where was an interview or something where someone said they'd like to see a Tholian Reputation System? If we've got Romulan Bridge Officers with the Romulan Rep Sys... Just saying.
Originally Posted by duaths1
yes, that is what i was thinking. temporal cold war, iconians, these 2 species (Romulan and Suliban) have psychologically so much in common, it is astonishing.
That and there is a 'Suliban System' in the Tau Dewa Sector.
The Suliban make for the perfect spies (at least those that are genetically enhanced). Whether that would remain true is unknown (I could live without). I can just see some remnants of the Kabul serving the Sela and the Star Empire. Cryptic would be fools not to take advantage of the Suliban.
I don't see how Borg would be playable as a faction since they are hostile with everyone, there's no way they would fit with existing game economies so they would have to have an infrastructure completely unique to them which would be a lot more work than completing KDF and adding Romulans. That said an off-shoot Liberated Borg faction or even a Rogue Collective that isn't driven to assimilate everything that moves might be doable.
Undine are maybe a bit too insular and since in this game they are hostile with everyone we end up with the same problems as the Borg.
Tholians would make for a fun faction simply because they are so alien, along with the Undine they are the only 2 species that aren't "humans in a rubber suit" type aliens, but unlike the Undine they do have ambassadors and some form of trade with other factions even while being openly hostile over territory.
The Dominion would be the one that gets my vote as a fourth playable faction, of all the alternatives they have an empire that rivals the power of the big 3.
All that aside, putting some meat and skin on the KDF bones should be a priority before looking for new factions, if the KDF is left incomplete it doesn't bode well for any other new faction thrown into the mix.
I still cant grasp why everyone keeps worrying or discussijng other factions when this game cant hold 2 stable factions (my personal view)... i mean, shake your head and wake up.
Lets find ways to fix the 2nd before even thinking of a third and forth lol.
Couldn't agree more.
Two finished factions is better than three which are not.
Romulans should come next after that. I woulnd't mind seeing Cardassians and Romulans unified, personally. The Obsidian Order and the Tal Shiar do/did seem to share plenty in common. Even if it didn't work out so well that one time where they had a little boo boo in the Umari Nebula.
Beyond that... I don't see Borg working on the same formula everyone else so far does. The Borg just aren't like everyone else. I could actually see Borg as the pay-only faction (and as a free player, I have no issue with a "veterans/pay only" faction so long as the rest of the game operates as is) and I think they'd draw the most $$$ as such, with a totally different style of play built more around only being able to gain upgrades though assimilating things. Hard to explain without this becoming like 10 paragraphs long but it would have to be a different sort of game mechanic entirely for me to feel like I was "really playing like Borg".
Dominion might be nice but most of their ships are out there already. And how do you have Founders who still obey all the "rules" of ground maps? Tricky to make them playable and fun but not game-breaking.
I wouldn't mind seeing Tholians. In fact an entire faction of non-humanoids. The TV shows could never develop non-humanoids very much because of obvious budgetary concerns, but in a video game format it seems like there could be room for fun here. Walking flavor crystals, blobs, evil puddles, tentacles, evil peanut monsters that ate Geordi's dog, and balls of energy unite.
But first get the two factions to where the designers are satisfied. Then worry about all that.
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