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  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 7,668 Arc User
    REAL romulans.
  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Member Posts: 33,314 Arc User
    all of the above​​
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  • asuran14asuran14 Member Posts: 2,324 Arc User
    Not on the list, but as a potential villian or even ally. I would not mind seeing the Sheliak from tng. Here is a look at race depiction, and the colony ship they used in the episode. As a non-humanoid race it would be interesting to see.

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  • lianthelialianthelia Member Posts: 6,842 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    As unlikely as they will be, I still would like Cardassians. Which I'm guessing will be ran into in season 2 or 3 of TRIBBLE, which will turn them green and they will lose their signature spoon...
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  • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,248 Arc User
    While I'd like to see more factions. It's been stated, if they're instituted they'd be the same on LoR and AoY. A mini-faction.

    But, in general here, don't take the Faction someone used to create a character, as that characters faction. This is mainly for Role playing and bios.

    Take for instance. I have a Rom-Fed Alien and a Rom-KDF Alien. Neither of these aliens actually represent any of the factions we have. I just used those factions for costumes and ships.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 8,105 Arc User
    None.

    Why? Because it would just suck. They would make these 'new factions' give them 4 or 5 unique missions to start and then make them feds like they do with the Romulans and Klingons.

    Illusion of choice is not actual choice. If they could make these as actual factions.. then that would be one thing, but I think we all know they can't/won't. Better off to just not even bother.
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  • ussvaliant#6064 ussvaliant Member Posts: 827 Arc User
    None.

    Why? Because it would just suck. They would make these 'new factions' give them 4 or 5 unique missions to start and then make them feds like they do with the Romulans and Klingons.

    Illusion of choice is not actual choice. If they could make these as actual factions.. then that would be one thing, but I think we all know they can't/won't. Better off to just not even bother.

    I agree either devote the time to make them their own faction or just leave them alone. Plus i'd imagine Cardies, Dominion, Tzenkethi, Breen, Tholians, Ferengi, Xindi are pretty much off the table due to their primary ships being lockbox or lobi.

    Part of playing one of this species for me is flying the ships that appear in the show. Universally affordable and obtainable Galor/Keldon/Bugships ect will be missing for the shipyards/C-Store which is a turn off for me right there.
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  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 6,559 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Cryptic has stated several times that the only species with enough of a fanbase ty warrant even a mini-faction like AoY are
    -Cardassians
    -Ferengi
    -Jem'Hadar
    -Borg Cooperative
    trennan wrote: »
    While I'd like to see more factions. It's been stated, if they're instituted they'd be the same on LoR and AoY. A mini-faction.
    Actually, Cryptic has said they would never do a LoR sized faction again because it would be impossible to catch them up at this point.

    While not explicitly stated, they likely are referring to ships. When LoR came out there were just normal ships, but since then they have all sorts of Intel, command, pilot, miracle worker, and bundles like multi-mission, flagship, dyson destroyers, etc, etc.

    There would be no way to catch a new LoR sized faction up at this point without basically doing nothing else content wise for the game for like a year, and that simply isn't viable.

    Not to mention, there would be massive outcry over the fact Cryptic would then have to go back, add all these new ships to existing bundles, and thus, jack up the prices on all the bundles to account for it. Making everything much more expensive in the process.
    I agree either devote the time to make them their own faction or just leave them alone. Plus i'd imagine Cardies, Dominion, Tzenkethi, Breen, Tholians, Ferengi, Xindi are pretty much off the table due to their primary ships being lockbox or lobi.
    Tholians wouldn't happen period due to being non-humanoid, and Xindi are canonally part of the Federation.
  • asuran14asuran14 Member Posts: 2,324 Arc User
    The only way I could see them doing a Lor style faction, to a more full on faction in the likes of the Fed/KDF would be to do it in a form of paid expansion set-up., or a kickstarter style funding situation. I think it is a combination of money, and also just man-power, they would need to hire a second team that would work on such faction expansions, while the main team works on pushing the current content forward. The question would be if players would be willing to pay 50-60 dollars for a faction expansion pack an be profitable. That would have a set of new races, new missions, some ships, and maybe some new mechanics possibly.

    I could see race expansions though. Like a small pack that you buy to give you the ability to make a character of a new race, as well as potentially maybe a small set of side-missions related to them an maybe a ship related to them. An example of this would be the Cardassians as a race-pack that gives you access to a set of three missions detailing events an why you are leaving Cardassia, at the end of which you would need to ally with one of the three main factions like the Romulans just on a smaller scale.
  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,475 Arc User
    Just Cardassian.
  • steaensteaen Member Posts: 550 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Breen - to be honest though, I'd settle for being able to play as a Breen.
  • shinku#4469 shinku Member Posts: 164 Arc User
    Wookie?
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  • lordsteve1lordsteve1 Member Posts: 3,492 Arc User
    I’ve always fancied a freelance faction, so you can pick which story to follow at the start and can choose which sides version of the later stories you do.
    Something where you can play STO but not be trapped into playing as part of the big 3 which don’t really appeal to some people.
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  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 1,155 Arc User
    Voth!

    As just a playable species for the existing factions would be great too.
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  • ussvaliant#6064 ussvaliant Member Posts: 827 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    What they could do is create the parts and costumes of each species and attach them to the tailor to be used when you create an alien character. If they want to monetize this put each species as a bundle in the C-store.

    Would allow you to create a cannon looking character and crew to fly the various lockbox/promo/event/lobi ships they released.

    They could also expand the Federation members this way, after all the Federation as of ST. Insurrection is made up of 150 members.
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  • bernatkbernatk Member Posts: 1,089 Bug Hunter
    section 31, TRIBBLE around with mycelium.
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  • kodachikunokodachikuno Member Posts: 6,020 Arc User1
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    REAL romulans.

    this but more realistically
    None.

    Why? Because it would just suck. They would make these 'new factions' give them 4 or 5 unique missions to start and then make them feds like they do with the Romulans and Klingons.

    Illusion of choice is not actual choice. If they could make these as actual factions.. then that would be one thing, but I think we all know they can't/won't. Better off to just not even bother.

    tho Voth rebels could be an interesting mini-fraction like TOSlings
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  • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 4,818 Arc User
    Cooperative Borg, that is all
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  • marty123#3757 marty123 Member Posts: 617 Arc User
    > @lordsteve1 said:
    > I’ve always fancied a freelance faction, so you can pick which story to follow at the start and can choose which sides version of the later stories you do.
    > Something where you can play STO but not be trapped into playing as part of the big 3 which don’t really appeal to some people.

    Do you mean a Civilian faction? (Bounty Hunters, Privateers, Traders etc.)
  • kekvinkekvin Member Posts: 633 Arc User
    A lawless faction might be nice. Hunters, con artists and renegades. Im waiting for the dominion. Wanna get my hands on a battleship
  • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 2,723 Arc User
    kekvin wrote: »
    A lawless faction might be nice. Hunters, con artists and renegades. Im waiting for the dominion. Wanna get my hands on a battleship
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  • tyler002tyler002 Member Posts: 1,562 Arc User
    kekvin wrote: »
    A lawless faction might be nice. Hunters, con artists and renegades. Im waiting for the dominion. Wanna get my hands on a battleship
    Orion Pirates

    We kicked their TRIBBLE just recently, I can imagine them holding a grudge.
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  • stofskstofsk Member Posts: 1,744 Arc User
    Absolutely no new faction. I'd rather see new content that expands existing factions. Seriously, do people want to play as a Cardassian or Jem'Hadar for at best half a dozen episodes before you're jammed into working for the Federation or the Klingons? Can you imagine a Dominion faction that did that?
  • usskentuckyusskentucky Member Posts: 402 Arc User
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 34,396 Arc User
    stofsk wrote: »
    Absolutely no new faction. I'd rather see new content that expands existing factions. Seriously, do people want to play as a Cardassian or Jem'Hadar for at best half a dozen episodes before you're jammed into working for the Federation or the Klingons? Can you imagine a Dominion faction that did that?
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  • lordsteve1lordsteve1 Member Posts: 3,492 Arc User
    @marty123#3757 sort of a civilian faction I guess yeah.
    So that you would be given a variety of civilian cargo ships or private security vessels to pick from, but could still purchase the top end lockbox and Lobi stuff as it’s sild to all players.
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  • arionisaarionisa Member Posts: 1,413 Arc User
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    This
    LTS and loving it.
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  • binebanebinebane Member Posts: 532 Arc User
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    REAL romulans.
    +1
    make them independent after level 10 and not force us to choose side.

  • arionisaarionisa Member Posts: 1,413 Arc User
    binebane wrote: »
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    REAL romulans.
    +1
    make them independent after level 10 and not force us to choose side.

    This also, I have a number of Roms, both Fed and KDF aligned, having an actual Rom, and not just a Fed or KF with a different look and limited ship options would be awesome, although I think the fact that things like Fleets, most STFs etc being Faction specific would make it either impossible, or way too expensive to do. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the current game engine only allows for two actual distinct factions, but that was a long time ago and I'm kinda old and senile.

    LTS and loving it.
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