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Offline Sir_Cedric

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Is there a place for hybrid races?
« on: 11 July 2008 03:38 PM »
Someone on the main star trek site talked about this the other day, and mainly what they said is they want to play as a hybrid. 1/2 Vulcan and 1/2 Bajoran. Now that brings up the question when it's time to make your 1st guy in STO, should there be an option to have a hybrid, mainly a mix of two races as an option?

The most famous of all the hybrids in Trek lore is of course Mr. Spock, he being 1/2 Vulcan and 1/2 Human.

So what do you guys think? All thoughts on this topic are well come.

Offline Bajoran Berrie

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Re: Is there a place for hybrid races?
« Reply #1 on: 12 July 2008 10:46 PM »
B'Elanna Torres in voyager would be another.

Counsellor Troi was half human and half betaziod.

But its very unlikely that reproduction with an alien species would be possible from a scientific stand point. But i suppose it could happen. and has in the trek. I would think because of the rarity of them on screen, they shouldnt be in the game.

Honestly, my Pagh is massive.

Offline Kinneas

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Re: Is there a place for hybrid races?
« Reply #2 on: 13 July 2008 04:19 AM »
I like the 'genetic engine added to the SIMS2 title.

Something like that eventually could be interesting in STO.

Offline Fraek

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Re: Is there a place for hybrid races?
« Reply #3 on: 21 July 2008 02:26 PM »
In Dungeons & Dragons, you get to choose a number of Feats (one of which might give you +1 Charisma and another of which may allow you to disarm, and so forth), but there are also a number of Feats that come with one's race (extra skill points for Humans, resistance to magical attacks for Drow, different levels of low-light vision for different species, et cetera).  Maybe if you graded the different race-specific Feats for different species in Star Trek Online (brak'lul for Klingons, über-everything for Vulcans, et cetera), somebody who wants to play a half-something-half-something-else could receive a certain amount of Racial Feat Points at character creation, and get to choose from their two species' Racial Feat pool?  I'm thinking that the amount of Racial Feat Points they'd get to allocate would be slightly less than the value of a full-blood's full set of Racial Feats; that's the price you have to pay for this extra level of customization.

Now, I'm thinking that even if there are species-specific starting points (such as Qo'noS for Klingons, Vulcan for Vulcans, et cetera), half-bloods would all start at Starfleet Academy, because let's face it:  Everybody in the Universe ain't too keen on cross-species breeding (for instance, I can imagine many Klingons feel it is a disgrace to dilute the blood of warriors with that of off-worlders).
Indeed, in dealing with factions and other such aspects of gameplay, I figure they'd probably be treated similar to Humans, who have always been the most multi-cultural species in Star Trek (and in many other franchises, too).
« Last Edit: 21 July 2008 02:28 PM by Fraek »