Armus wrote: ↑Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:48 pm
jjh wrote: ↑Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:00 pm
That kind of defeats the purpose though.
Mr.Sloan wrote: ↑Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:39 am
How about making non-dublicatalbe stations like headquarters:
This seems simple and elegant.
useable by both for all purposes.
Then both control ds9 all the time for all purposes?
I mean, how much errata would we need to make it so DS9 and Terok Nor would work together?
Are the Cardies really going to be cracking the whip on the Bajoran slaves down in the Ore Processing Unit while Vedek Joe is up there conducting services in the Bajoran Shrine?
If I understood Mr. Sloan's suggestion correctly, he wasn't proposing that DS9 and Terok Nor work together. Instead, he was proposing that DS9 and DS9 work together.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, Mr. Sloan, but I think this is what you were proposing:
Alice seeds DS9. Then Bob tries to seed DS9. Under current rules, Bob has to discard his copy of DS9.
Under Mr. Sloan's proposal, Bob would instead place his copy of DS9 atop Alice's copy (like a shared mission). Sites seed normally. It would be considered both "Alice's DS9" and "Bob's DS9" for all purposes -- again, like a shared mission, and quite close to how shared control of a Headquarters currently works. Both players would be able to use Reaction Control Thrusters, Establish Tractor Lock, etc., on the station.
(By contrast, if Alice seeds DS9, then Bob tries to seed Terok Nor
... well, those aren't the same station, and that's not a mirror match. Bob still has to discard his copy of Terok Nor and use I Miss This Office and Greater Glory of Cardassia to download a
Outpost and so forth. Process Ore and Bajoran Shrine would still not be able to co-exist on a single station.)
If I understand Mr. Sloan's proposal correctly, this would indeed be an elegant solution. It would involve no
errata to DS9, Terok Nor, Mirror Terok Nor, or any sites (as far as I can see). It would very likely require an erratum to Intruder Alert!
. It would also create an odd situation where, in a ship battle at the same location as DS9, both
players could use DS9's WEAPONS in the battle, potentially against one another. (That makes some story sense, though, if there's a Bajoran Civil War
situation or something -- which would have to be the case for a Bajoran force to attack a Bajoran force in the first place. Rival crews fighting for control of DS9 first fire on the Circle's rebel ships, then the rebels take over fire control and shoot at Provisional Government forces.)
So it seems to me that it would effectively cure the mirror-match problem with just one errata, without touching the "Cardassian player has to download an Outpost" issue at all. (Whether that's a feature or a bug of this solution is probably in the eye of the beholder, but I am always aesthetically attracted to solutions that touch one thing without affecting anything else.)
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