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# 11
07-18-2011, 07:19 PM
Nay, seems a needless waste since the Federation president has not much say during war time. If you hadn;t noticed the Federation Council are experts on diplomacy and civil matters. Comes to war....

The Starfleet Command circle is in charge, almost like emergency powers. At least in military areas.
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# 12
07-18-2011, 07:26 PM
I'd just think that might change if the Federation is at war with every power in at least this half of the galaxy.
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# 13
07-18-2011, 07:34 PM
The concept might not be a bad one, however I think it could be used to develop content in many ways.

Suppose each candidate brought with them a different set of politics, example being something along the lines of a new UFP president who wanted to end the war with the Klingons. This could also lead to content as missions could be generated in response these elections which tell the path to peace or to a trench war. Imagine being able to add small listening posts in sector space (similar to the ones that popup during nebula exploration) where you would either have the goal of holding the post of taking the post by force, depending on the story line.

This in turn could generate additional content while giving the justification for the game and its overall story to evolve. This wouldn't stop things like the warzone content from being fresh, it might just lead to a different area of play.

What if you could have mixed teams on STF's? or if you could actually generate a wargame where the sides became mixed? This would at least help explain some of the story holes that already exist while adding more content that might be useful.

In my opinion anyway.
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# 14
07-18-2011, 07:34 PM
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I Vote for Undine Infiltrator #2
Well, I believe I'll vote for a third party candidate.
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# 15
07-18-2011, 07:39 PM
How about a Caitian candidate voiced by Charlie Sheen?
"Vote for me, I've got tiger blood in my veins.".
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# 16
07-18-2011, 08:36 PM
do we know if the Federation even HAS term limits?
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# 17
07-18-2011, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dramerus View Post
The concept might not be a bad one, however I think it could be used to develop content in many ways.

Suppose each candidate brought with them a different set of politics, example being something along the lines of a new UFP president who wanted to end the war with the Klingons. This could also lead to content as missions could be generated in response these elections which tell the path to peace or to a trench war. Imagine being able to add small listening posts in sector space (similar to the ones that popup during nebula exploration) where you would either have the goal of holding the post of taking the post by force, depending on the story line.

This in turn could generate additional content while giving the justification for the game and its overall story to evolve. This wouldn't stop things like the warzone content from being fresh, it might just lead to a different area of play.

What if you could have mixed teams on STF's? or if you could actually generate a wargame where the sides became mixed? This would at least help explain some of the story holes that already exist while adding more content that might be useful.

In my opinion anyway.

That's actually an interesting idea. Playing with it in my own head, if we had 3 candidates, and each proposed peace with a different faction as a solution to the multi-front war problem, that might be interesting.

Candidate A proposes redoubling efforts to bring Cardassia into the Federation by devoting resources to appease the skeptics on Cardassia, including total amnesty for the True Way and providing them with a planet and full access to Federation weapons technology in order to let them carve out a new Cardassian Empire.

Candidate B proposes recognizing the Klingons' territorial gains, appeasement even if it means the loss of vital resources, and giving Klingons the authority to weed out Undine in Federation space, in effect deputizing the KDF as a recognized policing authority in Federation space

Candidate C proposes devoting resources to nation building in the anarchic remains of the Romulan Empire, setting up one of the more charismatic remaining leaders as head of a sovereign Romulan Star Empire in exchange for the leader's cooperation with the Federation's wars, with Federation providing humanitarian aid and even a genesis device to provide a new Romulan capital.

All three are offering a radical shift in alliances and questionable tactics that involve potentially costly compromises. There is NO boring, sensible candidate. There is no easy solution. The Federation will ally with the Romulans, Klingons, or Cardassians in what amounts to a sweeping appeasement strategy and the only choice is which one we go with.
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# 18
07-18-2011, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Leviathan99
That's actually an interesting idea. Playing with it in my own head, if we had 3 candidates, and each proposed peace with a different faction as a solution to the multi-front war problem, that might be interesting.

Candidate A proposes redoubling efforts to bring Cardassia into the Federation by devoting resources to appease the skeptics on Cardassia, including total amnesty for the True Way and providing them with a planet and full access to Federation weapons technology in order to let them carve out a new Cardassian Empire.

Candidate B proposes recognizing the Klingons' territorial gains, appeasement even if it means the loss of vital resources, and giving Klingons the authority to weed out Undine in Federation space, in effect deputizing the KDF as a recognized policing authority in Federation space

Candidate C proposes devoting resources to nation building in the anarchic remains of the Romulan Empire, setting up one of the more charismatic remaining leaders as head of a sovereign Romulan Star Empire in exchange for the leader's cooperation with the Federation's wars, with Federation providing humanitarian aid and even a genesis device to provide a new Romulan capital.

All three are offering a radical shift in alliances and questionable tactics that involve potentially costly compromises. There is NO boring, sensible candidate. There is no easy solution. The Federation will ally with the Romulans, Klingons, or Cardassians in what amounts to a sweeping appeasement strategy and the only choice is which one we go with.
that's an AWEFUL idea.

if cryptic gave us those three canidates only I would invent a 4th canidate and openly campaign for everyone to vote by making a post saying they supported the 4th canidate.
who the $%^% wants to see the federation pretty much kneel down and kiss some lesser powers feet?

besides the Federation hardly needs to appease the true way. the true way after the "Cardassian arc" is pretty hurting.
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# 19
07-18-2011, 11:42 PM
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Well, I believe I'll vote for a third party candidate.
I voted for Kodos!
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# 20
07-18-2011, 11:49 PM
Hopefully this new UFP president will help us create more allies than start more wars. This current one really hasn't done much. Heck, we don't even know what he looks like other than he's a saurian. :p
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