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Offline Jatal Khyron

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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #10 on: 17 February 2009 04:17 PM »
I wanna be able to play the Borg, Or the Dominion. Or Q.

Well, maybe I can't get Q, but I want the rest.   :startrek006:

Offline Zach

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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #11 on: 20 February 2009 01:02 PM »
The Dominion will probably be available in an expansion or update


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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #12 on: 20 February 2009 04:39 PM »

  i really dont see why anyone would want to play the borg, their function is simple asimilate over and over again. They dont research they assimilate, they dont mine resources they assimilate already built structures into their ships or build new ones with it. They dont talk to anyone, or trade or much of anything else. As a faction, it would be the most boringly repetitive to play.

  The dominion on the otherhand could be interesting to play, patroling ones territory and making sure everyone in the dominion tows the line, probably there would be more missions involving spy like infiltration and sabotage missions than not.

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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #13 on: 20 February 2009 05:38 PM »

  i really dont see why anyone would want to play the borg, their function is simple asimilate over and over again. They dont research they assimilate, they dont mine resources they assimilate already built structures into their ships or build new ones with it. They dont talk to anyone, or trade or much of anything else. As a faction, it would be the most boringly repetitive to play.

  The dominion on the otherhand could be interesting to play, patroling ones territory and making sure everyone in the dominion tows the line, probably there would be more missions involving spy like infiltration and sabotage missions than not.

I think those who want to play Borg want to be rogue ones, but aren't those few and far between?  I can only think of one group that was with Hugh and wanted to be seperate entities yet still be Borg ...

But I agree, they just don't seem to be a species that would work well in a player MMO experience.

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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #14 on: 24 February 2009 09:08 PM »
The Borg, the Q Continuum, and the Organians (as a small sampling of overpowered or difficult to implement groups) will probably never be playable, but I wouldn't at all be surprised if GMs or the devs showed up as Q, or if the Borg were a Scourge-like NPC force to be set on people, much like WoW did for Wrath's launch...   
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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #15 on: 25 February 2009 08:26 AM »
I never thought about the Organians hmnnnnnn  - - What if THEY are the mysterious age old 3rd party that returns to the universe?   ooooooooooo


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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #16 on: 25 February 2009 06:22 PM »

  I doubt it Zach, the organians are a peaceful race, that detested violence, remember?

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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #17 on: 25 February 2009 09:40 PM »
True, but they do have great power and a history of interfering in other's affairs. They could have a passive role by making 'borders' within our galaxy that we cannot breach (like Q did way back when) that they could build to keep us 'contained', thus explaining why we couldn't truly explore the whole galaxy. =)

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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #18 on: 26 February 2009 09:10 AM »

  I doubt it Zach, the organians are a peaceful race, that detested violence, remember?

True. 

OK Here is another suggestion - the ISC (Intersteller Condordium) - we had a war with them in one of the SFC games

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Re: Cryptic playing the Borg in-game?
« Reply #19 on: 26 February 2009 03:12 PM »

  I suppose that could be a possibility, but if I were to pick an SFC species as a threat, I would pick the Mirak ( the Kzinti replacement ), with a little updating of their tech, coupled with their rep as cannibals, they would make an excellent and horrific opponent.

  Though the ISC, would'nt be a bad choice either.