Raids by Nausicaan pirates continue to disrupt shipping lines on the edges of Federation space. Angry at what they perceive as a lack of response by Starfleet and the Federation government, the Federation Transport Union recommends that its members refuse any official cargos without adequate protection.
This causes a crisis for the Federation government. With so many Starfleet vessels assigned to Romulan and Cardassian relief efforts, the government has been relying heavily on civilian ships for routine deliveries to Federation worlds and protectorates. But the union's action threatens everything from shipments of replicators to Alpha Centauri to emergency medical supplies destined for Rutia IV.
You don't need a recommendation from a Starfleet Captain. Only a Starfleet Officer...and this is necessary to prevent spies and the like, by having an officer vouch for them.
ie. When Garak asks Worf to sponsor his application
AND persons of non-Federation worlds are already able to join Starfleet.
ie. Rom, Ro Laren
But other than the last paragraph. I really enjoyed it Especially the references to canon worlds such as the Romulan world Achernar (even though Cryptic spelled it wrong haha)
I'm just going to say this, and please, please somebody reassure me on this bit; with constant references to Titan, does this mean we're going to be seeing the Luna class in the game? Because that would make me a very happy person.