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View Poll Results: Voth vs. Borg
Voth 12 36.36%
Borg 16 48.48%
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Old September 2 2013, 05:38 PM   #61
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The novelverse and the Star Trek Online game's "Path to 2409" are separate and incompatible coninuties. STO borrows several novelverse characters and concepts, but they are not meant to be the same.
Thats why the relaunch series and the STO follows the same outline, right?
They very much don't. STO borrows some characters and events from the novels, but that's all. Their storylines are wildly divergent. The STO novel The Needs of the Many hints that they're alternate realities in the same multiverse, but that's more of an easter egg and doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
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Old September 2 2013, 05:49 PM   #62
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Old September 2 2013, 07:50 PM   #63
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The novelverse and the Star Trek Online game's "Path to 2409" are separate and incompatible coninuties. STO borrows several novelverse characters and concepts, but they are not meant to be the same.
Thats why the relaunch series and the STO follows the same outline, right?
They very much don't. STO borrows some characters and events from the novels, but that's all. Their storylines are wildly divergent. The STO novel The Needs of the Many hints that they're alternate realities in the same multiverse, but that's more of an easter egg and doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
Sadly, you're actually mixing apples and oranges up with only knowing half the story (the behind the scenes story that is).

Both series were launched with a uniform approach with the attempt to heavily pull from one another.

When STO sales declined and they were forced to go Free to play, STO pulled a "We need to do our own thing to help generate sales" --- after a fashion, by that point, the uniform universe approach actually wasn't working out because of lack of communication and lack of speed in decision making, so STO kind of rightfully did what they had to do after a fashion.

I knew at one point where the breaking point was (I followed the story line in STO, but never actually got in the game) and there was a fine point when the staffing changes occured that the shift in story continuity push changed. It was about the time Bill Roper left as VP and went to Disney, but I don't know what season of STO that physically was.
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According to the writers themselves, STO merely borrowed some elements of the novelverse and there never was a plan for them to stay in continuity. Ask them yourself in the Trek Lit forum - they're not shy about discussing it.
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Doesn't DTI: WTC say the Borg are still gone as of the 31sr century?
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Old September 2 2013, 11:19 PM   #66
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Doesn't DTI: WTC say the Borg are still gone as of the 31sr century?
As I remember, it only said the borg didn't assimilate everything by then due to 'endgame' which lead to 'destiny'*.

I don't doubt 'destiny' was meant to the the final end of the borg. Just as Data's and Janeway's death were meant to be final in trek lit.
But trek lit is a commercial product, and, like Data and Janeway, the borg are a well-known part of the star trek franchise.
As such, Data's and Janeway's death was not final, after all.
And the tentation to resurrect the borg in some form (let's say, even if they no longer have their massive resources and can no longer assimilate the galaxy) exists.

*Of course, as per 'future's end', there are timelines in which the galaxy is not assimilated without 'endgame' happening. See above.
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No Borg Victory early on but the solar system still blows up in the 29th century.
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Old September 9 2013, 08:32 PM   #68
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The problem with the Borg is that they have no allies, no friends, and are (or could become) a threat to everyone. They create the ultimate "Us vs. Them" scenario where all the races in the galaxy would eventually have to focus on eliminating the common Borg threat.
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Old September 9 2013, 10:16 PM   #69
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After all this time, why can't the Borg remotely override, and deactivate, Starfleet vessels defenses and computer systems like the Voth did to Voyager?
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They do when they want to - see "Endgame" for when they do it to Voyager (and then just to hail Janeway)
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Old September 13 2013, 01:43 PM   #71
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They do when they want to - see "Endgame" for when they do it to Voyager (and then just to hail Janeway)
The borg can give an impromptu call.
NOT disable weapons (without command codes).
There's a MASSIVE difference between the two.
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Old September 22 2013, 03:58 AM   #72
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According to the writers themselves, STO merely borrowed some elements of the novelverse and there never was a plan for them to stay in continuity. Ask them yourself in the Trek Lit forum - they're not shy about discussing it.
Yeah I always thought there were significant differences between the two chronologies even before the game launched, at least going by the "Path to 2409" released mostly prior to said launch.
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