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Career Officer
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This is something I've never really understood.

Yes, I know Cryptic labelled the faction Federation, but it's a very inacurrate name.

Because we're not actually playing as Federation characters!

We play as Starfleet characters.

The Federation is the generic term for civilians, Starfleet is the military arm.

It would be like going up to a member of the Navy and calling them a civvie.
Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
03-27-2013, 05:28 PM
Not quite true. It's more like calling someone in the Navy "American". Federation, in this case, would be their citizenship.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
03-27-2013, 05:33 PM
If you are in starfleet you are a citizen of the Federation.

If you are in the Federation you are protected by Starfleet
Career Officer
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# 4
03-27-2013, 06:21 PM
We've gotten used to just calling it by the faction name. I remember players getting confused with the KHG set when it was first released. I've notice some still refer to the set as the KDF set.

Would be hard pressed to ask people to change to calling it Starfleet now tho....
I'll stop kicking that horse when the bugs fixed. Until then as a paying consumer, I will voice my opinion.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8,242
# 5
03-27-2013, 06:43 PM
We can always just call it Red and Blue.
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.
Captain
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Posts: 779
# 6
03-27-2013, 07:19 PM
When I read news, or watch movies, I usually see each side referred to by their nationality, even though they're usually just referring to the military branches of them. ie: The British are coming. It's the Americans. The Germans in World War 2, etc.
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Lt. Commander
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# 7
03-27-2013, 07:34 PM
"... captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starfleet Starship Enterprise..."

No wait, that's not right...
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8,242
# 8
03-27-2013, 07:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mscowboy View Post
"... captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starfleet Starship Enterprise..."

No wait, that's not right...
You nailed it!
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.
Captain
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Posts: 3,331
# 9
03-27-2013, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
If you are in starfleet you are a citizen of the Federation.
People can join Starfleet without being a Federation citizen, as long as they get a letter of recommendation from an officer. Remember Nog?
Captain
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# 10
03-27-2013, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by psycoticvulcan View Post
People can join Starfleet without being a Federation citizen, as long as they get a letter of recommendation from an officer. Remember Nog?
Yes, and then Nog (probably) became a member of the Federation.
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