Reason why is, in my eyes, if starfleet did get its hands on "uber tech" they would take it apart and see if there's a way to make it on mass in a starfleet fashion. elaborate: the Canon starfleet ships are prob not just designed by one race but a combination, but you dont see that in their design, one part isnt clearly vulcan, other parts arent clearly [insert random fed race here]. So why would looted borg tech just be shoved on a ship like that. i like the unity of the federation, the unity that shows in a common design of ships ... and all that borg sh.t is just plain horrid!
First, you can always disable visuals. second, think everyone except Janeway fans (her ship looked like something out of junkyard with bungie chords holding stuff onto her ship for a while) agree that strapping this stuff to your ship makes most the ships look like they have mold growing all over it. Heck if you warped into ESD with this stuff on your ship you'd be fired on!
In defense of Aegis, headlights on for safety...
In defense of Borg gear, wear it with pride knowing "canon" players heads are exploding and showing people that the STFs are not insanely impossible. Besides, actually looks kinda cool on my fleet escort however the Borg pancake kinda makes people puke....
Starfleet shouldn't mass-produce retrofitted technology. The borg tech we have now is really prototype technology - most of it is still too borg. Who knows what kind of issues or drawbacks may arise from adapting borg tech? That's why we lucky few starfleet admirals get to test said technology to its full potential first.
The trick to adapting foreign technology is to build one's own version from scratch after first fully studying and grasping all the details and inner workings of said foreign tech. This can take far longer than a couple of decades. Remember borg tech is supposed to be thousands of years ahead of Fed technology. Guinan said so in "Q Who" when the borg were first introduced.
Eventually a fed version of this borg tech will probably be clean and symetrical and steel grey with blue lights the way you want it. Meanwhile I suggest you craft an aegis set and stop complaining.
I do not thing that you are alone on that. I mean the basic argument is right, but I didnt cosider the borg set as "a federation production based on borg technilogie", more as proverbial "lootet working borg parts put to use". Although.... i find it hard to believe that the federation works that way on a regular base, especially with such a dangerous technologie, especially since almost every ship is equiped that way now.... Since everybody seems to use the same parts, imagine what would (in canon^^) happen if the Collective manages to activate some overseen subsystems in that technologie.... And overtake whole STarfleet AND the KFD at once^^ (for the Klingons, by the way, I can imagine that they basicly use captured technologie that way^^).
But ruin the game? You can switch it of, where is the proplem?
I just imagine that while I was down on the surface for all those hours and change doing the surface portions, my ship was boarded and under seige by the Borg and the crew didn't quite get rid of them in time to prevent partial assimilation.
And then there wasn't time to remove the tech before having to proceed to the next STF.
I find the borg set visuals over the top, same for the Aegis deflector. But that comes to no surprise to me seeing the game, the community and the engine behind it. For me it is a bit of latent CO + young kids want facy stuff mixed together in a star trek blender.
But I do not mind lets people be happy with it, I like the Aegis shield/impulse visuals a bit more plain, but great looking.