It's come to my attention recently that the Bajor map is in need of updating. The new lighting system has made it impossible for a day/night cycle to exist, and this has created a raft of issues for the game.
A proposal came to me for how Bajor could be fixed, and a small but compelling story arc added to further enrich STO.
The Bajorans are a hateful, fractious, and violent people. Why not add a short story about rival hate groups on Bajor starting a war of mass destruction, resulting in all the population centers being destroyed and the surface being rendered uninhabitable?
Bajor could be updated to be a map of rubble, with the lighting a consistent dim twilight, some mix of the sun's rays trying to penetrate a thick layer of particulate matter in the atmosphere and terrestrial light from burning or glowing ruined cities.
Captains could travel to Bajor and help survey the damage, and take environmental readings to determine when it would be safe for people to go live there.
If the developers wanted to extend the story later on, there could be a small arc about terraforming the Bajoran grave world to make it habitable to Cardassians, with an aim toward turning it over to them as reparations for the Federation's role in the Dominion War.
free jkname.#MOGA Make Orions Green Again