Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 121
# 21
10-01-2012, 02:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sumghai View Post
What is the nature of Defera Starfleet? Is it the Deferi's own space force (much like the Andorians' own Imperial Guard), or is it a subcommand of Federation Starfleet that happens to be composed entirely of Deferi?
Good question, it's neither, really.

It's a 'sister' organization of Starfleet that came about through a treaty (to ward off the Borg and the Breen in the sector). Starfleet provides ships, training and staff, but it is under command of the Defera government (with a condition that the fleet assists U.F.P. members when under threat). Captains and Admirals are Deferi, so are most boffs (but they do not need to be).
http://www.defera.org/defera-starfleet-history.html
http://www.defera.org/treaty-of-laenas.html

They would be free to have their own uniform code, so it would make sense if they reflect Deferi culture. Some of our fleet have made some designs, but it doesn't really feel right (you know, balanced). So I'm curious or you have any inspiring ideas for us. (you know your stuff, it seems)

Last edited by hydaspes; 10-01-2012 at 02:44 AM.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 922
# 22
10-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by centersolace View Post
Yes, I have found that looks nothing like something Starfleet would issue. It could be something an alien race of the week or a single character that does not adhere to the uniform like 7 or 9 or Neelix would wear. They really look like something out of the Mass Effect universe rather than Star Trek.
I heard rumors that the STO team's offices at Cryptic are filled with Star Wars posters, so maybe ME influences on costumes aren't so much of a stretch.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hydaspes View Post
It's a 'sister' organization of Starfleet that came about through a treaty (to ward off the Borg and the Breen in the sector). Starfleet provides ships, training and staff, but it is under command of the Defera government (with a condition that the fleet assists U.F.P. members when under threat). Captains and Admirals are Deferi, so are most boffs (but they do not need to be).
http://www.defera.org/defera-starfleet-history.html
http://www.defera.org/treaty-of-laenas.html

They would be free to have their own uniform code, so it would make sense if they reflect Deferi culture. Some of our fleet have made some designs, but it doesn't really feel right (you know, balanced). So I'm curious or you have any inspiring ideas for us. (you know your stuff, it seems)
Hmm...

You've stated that the Federation provides ships and materiel, yet screencaps from your site suggest only Deferi designs. Wouldn't the Federation simply donate decommissioned Starfleet vessels / surplus uniforms?

My fanon does include Deferi as part of a significant story arc, although I'd probably envision the Defari fleet as independent from the Federation (they do share intelligence and jointly patrol against Breen/Borg incursions, but that's it in my books).

Therefore, they'd probably just have the default in-game Deferi uniforms rather than a Starfleet derivative.

I'm not planning on any more uniforms for other races / factions at the moment, however - been trying to do Love Hina-style anime character art of the USS Odyssey's crew.

Game features I'd like to see improved / expanded: Better Ship Interiors // BOff Costume Slots
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:55 PM.