The only way I would support this is if you were able to target and kill any player using this skin. I.S.S. ships are the enemy and should be reserved for enemy NPC ships.
So are Jem'Hadar and Cardassians (at least partly). And that's the point. The moment Terran Empire skins just float next to regular Starfleet and doing the same quests it's just over. Throw the friggin game away, just let people choose whatever appearance they want. Wether it be Federation, Klingon, Mirror, Rebel Alliance, Cylons, Aliens, Predators, Kilrathi, Ninja Turtles and the frigging ******n BATMAN.
Never happen. The Feddies on the Mirror Universe side are explicitly bad guys.
what do you mean it will never happen because the mirror guys are bad guys the Klingons arnt exactly good neither are the Romulans or the Dominion so just because there bad guys doesnt mean they wont become a playable team
Well, here's a totally different theory I've got about this:
in the MU they didn't have a clue about the Wormhole unitl the DS9 episode where Kira and Bashir came through it.
The Terran Empire was not existing for a very long time and therfore there was no further devloping of their technology.
Perhaps after getting rid of the Alliance there was a MU Dominion War where the Empire won and incorporated the tech used by the Dominion into their own ships and thus close the technologial gap between themselves and the Federation of this universe instead of lagging behind for sevral decades.
Or better yet... When the Terran resistance captured Bajor, they discovered the Orbs locked in storage. We know that the Bajorans of that reality are not the spiritual people that we know from "our" reality. So it is likely that when they received their orbs, they had no idea how to use them, and certainly did not have an open-ness of mind to make sense of anything they might have seen. They likely would have simply listed the orbs as objects emitting some sort of halucinagenic radiation and locked them away for "further study".
Now the Terran Resistance is aware of the Orbs. What if they decided to make use of one of them in particular: The Orb of Time.
What if there is a Terran Empire operative in "our" reality involved in a 3-stage plan:
Stage 1: Infiltrater Starfleet and obtain technical data concerning starships and weapon systems.
Stage 2: Apply the same sort of effect that allows them to beam between realities to the subspace radio and transmit the data.
Stage 3: They use the Orb of Time to travel back to before the Terran Empire fell to the Alliance and confide with Spock what was coming and pass the data to him where it can be hidden until after the Alliance is overthrown.
Shipyards once under Allaince control now produce the war machines of the revived Terran Empire under the name Terran Federation. The preserved technical data and access to the facilities needed to use it would account for encounters with TF starships with comparable strength and capabilities as Starfleet vessels.