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4/18/13 9:16:19 PM#21
"About the only thing STO has in common with the franchise is the name."
I totally agree with this. There are less and less "Starfleet" ships in the Federation these days.
Jem'Hadar ships. Caitian ships. Andorian ships. Mirror Universe ships. Cardassian ships. Temporal ships.
It's a joke.
4/19/13 4:40:33 AM#22
Originally posted by madmikethegm
-facepalms- It's called the Federation of United Planets and Starfleet is the defacto military wing of the Federation, that does not mean that all Federation ships are built according to Starfleet designs or specifications, the Maquis ships from DS9 come to mind as an indication of such and even the Defiant-line of ships which are a radical departure from standard Federation design philosophy. Mirror ships are repurposed hull which for the sake of the uniqueness were not painted in Federation colours, the Andorian's have always been a militaristic people so them having their own shipyards producing small to medium sized ships for military use by andorian or regular starfleet officers isn't far fetched, the Jem'Hadar ships again are repurposed ships, the Cardassian ships could've been gifts to the Federation and lastly Temporal ships... these are stretching it even for me but considering how close the Temporal Cold War era is to STO's timeline it could be assumed that the Cold War went hot and both sides don't really care for contamination that close to their timeline.
Why is it that fantasy trolls are vulnerable to fire, but internet trolls thrive on flame wars?
4/19/13 8:43:25 AM#23
Originally posted by AG-Vuk
Might as well ask why people paid $10 to unlock the Prothean squadmate or paid $15 to meet and learn the story behind the renegade Reaper in Mass Effect 3. Easily two of the most popular (as in sold the most digital copies) Mass Effect 3 DLCs.
Digital or not, they are of value to many people, and if enough people find value in them, they will buy it. Tha'ts kinda basic economics 101.
Since when is Tuesday a direction?