I'm guessing there is something in the books about the Titan that explains what this is about.
I've only read the first of the Titan books (plan on getting to the others after I finish the "A Time To..." series) but I think this is referring to the fact that the crew of the USS Titan under Riker had more non-human crew members than any starship up to that point. Some of these weren't even humanoids.
I think this is just a setup since we are going to be able to make our own species and probably most people will play as a non-human.
Most of the Crew from Titan according to all the books I've read and I have read almost all of them except the last one are composed of mostly Non-Humanoids.
It was an interesting read to say the least as I have read the books about the Borg invasion into the Alpha and Beta Quadrant, so I understand why the federation is in such shortage of ships. And most of the trade problems are brought up in " A Singular Destiny" which im still reading.
I loved this update hope there are more of this kind it lurde me into reading it. Verry Verry Happy.
The Federation is drastically overextended with problems growing within it's own boarders with the Nausicans and 8472. The Klingons are temporarly overextended, but going to boost the war economy in expanding their fleets. The Gorn are collapsing. And the Romulans are starting to recover and very possibily using the Borg tech to make their ships more formidable.
Kestrel, if you read this. Please don't kill off Martok in a cheesy way. Let him go out in a blaze of glory!
Good to hear some more about how the Cardassians are faring all these years after the Dominion war. Still, we need some news from the Gamma Quadrant. Surely former DS9 Constable Odo will have attempted to contact Starfleet by now.
Also, it's nice to see another mentioning of Species 8472. Absolutely no Borg activity in the Alpha Quadrant for years now, but in case there is another threat it would be a good idea to have 8472 on side.
Awesome to finally see the USS Titan mentioned, more of this please and perhaps you can find time to make some news from Ambassador Neelix in the Delta Quadrant!