I have come across quite a few people that keep telling that Cryptic has issues with a few Borg based arcs they have in mind.
Now, rumours, as nothing is put for fact.
But just let us imagine, this is actually true, that this hypothesis is actually a fact...
The issue is that Life Timers have Borg skins, and thus they cannot take this from us as this has been said to be blahblahblah.
This could -supporting that rumour here for a second (no, let me rephrase, not SUPPORTING but following the reasoning of said many players)- be in the way for Cryptic to make a Cooperative Arc, for instance.
Now, back in Da Ol' Day they could not have forseen that an arc like this would come to be.
They could not really forsee this success they made.
And this puts them in a possible big pickle...
But, WHAT IF... they were to take the Borg away, and for example gave us the Hur'q to play with.
I for one love to play an insect, and I cannot see much Arc in that direction, right?
Imagine: being an insect on an insect ship, "growing in size" as you grow in rank, having the normal Hur'q "weaponry", ...
For those that would be interested, here's a general idea: you begin in the very first stage, one third the size.
Their personal attacks are, if I am not mistaken, sonic based and plasma based.
The plasma attack could be the first single fire shot action, the sonic attack the rapid/wide fire shot action.
The plasma attack would be equal to the most damage of a NON ENHANCED WEAPON of that rank (as it cannot be enhanced, it's a biological attack), where the Sonic attack would be low damage, multi target, but shield/armor defeating.
Per rank they gain, they would increase in size, and equally in damage dealt.
They are naturally armoured, which would be equal to the sum of Shield and Armour of highest NON-ENHANCED shield and armour (again as their armour is biological Chitine), with a small resistance equal to that of normal shields.
As for ships, they would gain a new ship each rank as normal (only ONE choice), up to say rank Captain, where they "join" a certain Faction (I cannot see them flying a Fed/Klink vessel from the very start, unless... they are a seperate family that escaped poisoning by the Founders, and thus are "nice, friendly and oh so cute" (lol).
Or whatever story they put up to it.
As for our Borg Commanders, of course we will keep them as they are.
That is, those made.
Those that want to make a new LTS character would have to start with a Hur'q, Borg will no longer be available.
But would that matter?
If we were to choose between keeping it as is, or giving up one for another and free up the Borg Arc, which would we pick?
Again, this is all VERY theoretical, again, this post is based upon some rumours i picked up in several situations.
I am NOT saying any of this is true, nor that it is untrue, I am merely trying to see who would choose what, and preferably, why.
"just because" is not quite an answer, is it?
PS: this is meant as a simple 'research', a discussion, a poll if you like.
None of it is meant to fuel these rumours, nor to pick a fight in whatever form.
So please, keep it polite.
Klingons don't get drunk.
They just get less sober.