Just read through the discussion thread.
First and foremost.
History: Sorry to hear about your family tragedy. Believe me, I know how that is. Nothing we can say will make it any less painful, but maybe just knowing someone cared will help some. I know it has for me. My door is open, if you need to talk.
Mellian: The Spartans don't really care if the Fraal colonize a planet as long as they aren't doing it in Spartan territory and would in fact suggest territory near the Hive region . One more thing. Thanks for keeping Star Trek out of BAC. Some of the ship designs could be ok. Cardiassian designs may begin to appear as certain Spartan vessels. Not really for sure yet. Basically any ship without warp nacells are ok.
Franky: Don't feel too bad. Your participation has been more than mine.
Lonestar: Eventually the Protectarate will be exposed. When the Spartans find out they will not be in the mood to make deals. The idea of taking Spartan Prisioners is a little far fetched as well. The Spartans would not allow themselves to live in captivity. I'm sorry, but can you honestly believe that they would? Those in the Spartan military are not just your average ordinary folk. Taking Spartan prisoners is possible, but your not going to keep them alive, unless you keep them sedated and that would kind of defeat the whole purpose of keeping them in the first place.
Kass: Just my observations, but the EC will have to make some serious decisons in the near future. Will they roll over and allow the TA to dictate what they can and can't do? Will the TA military be in control or will the civialian head of the TA be in charge? Later on when I get back, Sparta may be interested in helping the EC remain independent from the facist TA military machine. Yes, I have always been a big fan of irony
Sovereign: Don't worry. It's hard to build a faction when everyone else had already have their set in place with storylines. But your doing a good job. Just keep in mind that BAC is very much a mix of all the sci shows and books. Everything we do is in some way influienced by what we have seen and read. In fact, the old saying that there are very few original ideas left isn't too far from being the truth. We all use things we have experienced as a template for our own creations. As you may have seen, many here have a dislike for Star Trek. Truth is most of us problably liked it at one point, but after seeing other series found a little silly or unrealistic. My favorite is Star Wars but after watching ROTJ this weekend, I found myself rolling my eyes on more than one occasion. Shows like Space Above and Beyond, B5, and the later Aliens are also favorites of mine. Maybe cause the future isn't protrayed as being so bright.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, and this is directed to everyone. Don't let the technology take over the story. Star Trek failed in this during it's later incarnations. I will always be able to forgive small tech goofs, if the story is good. That's why I love Star Wars, Dune, Space Above and beyond and B5. They have for the most part good stories behind them. I've seen Hamlet set in three different time periods and all were good because of the story. Just keep that in mind. In our earnest to have big space battles and epic story lines, lets not forget the individuals. Kass, I'm really interested in how those two guys are doing. Lonestar, what exactly motivates a Protectorate citizen in their day to day existence. Anyway, those are just a few examples.
Off to read the story posts that I missed.