Boffo97 wrote: ↑Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:58 pm
Armus wrote: ↑Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:53 pm
I choose to believe that lore reference was to Federation starships and not any of the Starfleet Predecessors.
It does specifically say "Starfleet". The game itself might consider & separate affiliations (whether one believes that was what was best for the game or what was best to sell cards), but I would wager that Riker likes playing in Enterprise holo-programs because he considers that crew his predecessors, not members of some completely different political entity.
I mean, it's not like they're counting the HMS Enterprize or CVN-65 in the lore reference either...
Of course, that isn't something I can say with 100% certainty, but at least it makes sense to me.
on the other hand, he have plenty of real word precedent of things like this.
Washington is counted as the first president of the United State in all the official documents, but then you have the Presidents of Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
(https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-ar ... son-story/
I would say this is directly analogous. The NX-01 was Starfleet's first Enterprise, but Starfleet before the Federation is not the same as Starfleet of the Federation.
There are traditions, and undoubtedly some like Riker who would count the NX-01, but it's not technically wrong. (Or at least, not clear cut.)