While Voyager seems to be a less beloved series, I absolutely love it for its general premise with pure exploration in a completely unknown place (though of course the writing did not seize its full potential). But I think one of the great things about these non-canon works like STO is the opportunity to build more onto those aspects of the televised series that the writers neglected.
Obviously most of the new species and cosmopolitics of the Delta Quadrant could only be touched on briefly in the TV show, as Voyager was just passing through (as well as practical limitations), and of course STO has already done a good job at giving more depth to some of these, like the Voth, Vaadwaaur (?), Krenim, etc., who only appeared for one or two episodes of the series. But I feel like the well of potential storylines that Voyager's journey created is so much deeper.
For example, the other day I was re-watching 'Night', where Voyager is trying to cross 'the Void', when they come across some aliens that are being poisoned by the Malon and are all suffering from chronic disease from the theta radiation. Although the Malon make brief appearances in game, it made me think about how many storylines could be created just about them and the other civilizations they've affected. There are lots of these minor storylines from the series that suggest very complex and interesting economics and politics happening behind the curtain.
Then of course there are these big storylines, like....the Vidiians!!!! One of the best alien antagonists created for all of Star Trek, I think. It would have been so interesting to see what became of them
after they were cured of the Phage
. Or the Kazon, while they have a relatively large role in the game, as they did in the early seasons of the show, there is some more potential for additional interesting storylines regarding e.g. the Kazon and the Trabe, which was only touched on in the show.
So I'm wondering if there is interest in this game's community for seeing an expansion to the Delta Quadrant content. I was of course so excited when this expansion came out, being a big fan of Voyager, but I was a bit disappointed when I saw the size of the map, being six sectors and a handful of systems. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the story arcs they made for that expansion, I just had a different idea of what the scope would be; from the sense of enormous scale I got from the TV series, I assumed the size would be at least like the other quadrants. For example, Borg space is supposed to be so vast, but the original Borg space we got in the upper right corner of the Beta Quadrant is more akin to what I would have pictured for including as part of the Delta Quadrant. Then all these other large tracts of space, like the Void, etc. So much more potential for great storylines.
Is there anyone else who feels like the developers should return to the Delta Quadrant to give it some more love?