Let me first preface this with the understanding that "faction" in terms of the post-iconian-war era of STO refers to an origin story of a particular subset of character types... A way of introducing new players... or veteran players... to the currant STO narrative from a new perspective.
It seems clear that 2018 will bring us the Gamma Quadrant, which will by need of Star Trek precedemt involve Bajor, Deep Space Nine, and the wormhole as the jump-off and tie-in points. But I also see a wonderful opportunity to carry on the post-dominion-war storyline surrounding Cardassia.
Some in this community have wanted a cardassian faction. And I want to be among those championing that branch of new-character-narrative.
Because the last we saw of Cardassia in Deep Space Nine was that of a world and society in ruin, it is my sincere hope that the initial content of potential; cardassian-centric content would chronicle the period of rebuilding following the Dominion War. And I want to propose that this period of rebuilding be modeled after fleet holdings, but achievable for individuals. To clarify, I refer to the mechanics. As a cardassian citizen stepping up to be instrumental in this period, we would be interacting with Legate Garrick to help rebuild Cardassia.
Yes. Let Garrack factor heavily in the story. And please... Try to get Andrew Robinson to give the character his voice.
And to clarify... this would not just be about Cardassian. It would also involve Bajor and Deep Space Nine. So there is an opportunity to bring back several DS9 cast members as several VOY characters were brought back for Delta Quadrant stories.
So how would the fleet holding model apply? Simple... through gameplay tied to the Cardassian/Bajor/DS9 plotline, Cardassia prime would gradually be built back up to a point where as a civilization it can contribute to the post-iconian era, where all players find themselves regardless of the origin story concerned.
That's something I would like to see. What do you all think?
When it comes to MMOs, I wear prescription glasses. Whether or not they are rose-tinted is beside the point.