Military Enlistment

Alright I’m going to say here that This would be a large feature to implement.

So people are wanting an actual personal narrative but feel that the thargoid threat isn’t doing it for them. Also that the grind for Technology broker modules isn’t that personal or exciting. Well here the all encompassing solution...

JOINING YOUR SUPERPOWERS MILITARY

Here’s how it works, fly to your respective leaders main hub system. Then talk to a new person in contacts called “Recruiter” then sign up for service. Options for service could be possibly 1day, 3days, 5days, 14days, 1month.

Being enlisted would entail being sent missions by your power based on their activities for the duration of your service. You can accept or decline.

Mission Examples
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• Aquire intel and bring it from point A to point B safely

• Escort & defend Diplomat ship during meeting in space

• Transports passanger Soldiers to the front lines near conflict zones

• Assassinate rival political target

• Deliver medical supplies to nearby allied warring systems


But wait here comes the main part. A special Assignment given once in a while. Urgent orders, deployment requested. Your faction wants you to fight for them on the front.

When you accept this one your commander telepresences onto a allied Farragut or Imperial Interdictor and can take control of a turret or launch a fighter and fight the good fight until one side wins.

Whenever your service term is over you head back over to your superpowers hub and to the the powerplay/ superpower tab under contacts to complete your service.

Upon clicking complete service you enter a cutscene of an award ceremony. Where your commander is being decorated for your service and you can see your superpowers leader placing a medal which’s quality is based on service duration around your neck.


REWARDS: You might ask okay well that’s cool and all but how does that benefit me, let me tell you.


- frontier could tie this into powerplay and give merits for your actions during this

- for all missions and deployments during your service you receive significantly boosted rank exp and relations for either Federation or Empire

- normal other actions which support your powerplay factions also give the previous rewards during enlistment

- you’ll be awarded a sum of credits based on length of service and participation during service term


I think this would give a solid personal narrative, and at the same time make powerplay & bgs more relevant to a lot of players.

Would appreciate feedback and thoughts, thanks.
 
I think this could be quite good if implemented, particularly if tied into powerplay. Even without the cutscenes or telepresence onto capital ships it would still add an extra layer to the game. And medals for service would be a nice touch, even if they just ended up appearing as decals you could stick on your CMDR! The current super power ranking system is a little dull, so something like this could perk it up a bit and some immersion.
 
I think they cutscenes could get old after a while and I think medals for such short-term enlistment is pushing it unless you did something particularly commendable. Vary those based on your time in service and the deeds completed and I'm coming around.
I'd be wary of tying it too much into Powerplay as that could end up locking certain ships into the Powerplay system.
As for the rest, I think that sounds far more engaging than ranking up via random missions in random ports.
 
+1.

I was kind of hoping there'd be all out war between Fed/Emp when I first started, including something like this. Then Thargoids rocked up, and now that's off the table :'(
 
I think they cutscenes could get old after a while and I think medals for such short-term enlistment is pushing it unless you did something particularly commendable. Vary those based on your time in service and the deeds completed and I'm coming around.
I'd be wary of tying it too much into Powerplay as that could end up locking certain ships into the Powerplay system.
As for the rest, I think that sounds far more engaging than ranking up via random missions in random ports.

What did you mean by locking certain ships into powerplay? Didn’t understand
 
What did you mean by locking certain ships into powerplay? Didn’t understand
Sorry, it was a bit late for me and I may have misinterpreted the full proposal you made or mixed it up in my mind while considering it.
In your proposal, I assumed that this would replace the existing mechanic for ranking up with the Superpowers (Fed, Imp, Alliance) with temporary enlistment to a Powerplay power.

Looking it over again with a little more brain juices left in me, it looks like you are proposing that the main Superpowers would be temporarily employing you in their military infrastructure separate from Powerplay (optional PP tie-ins noted).

My bad and thanks for following up.

I still think this would be more engaging way to rank up; there might need to be some kind of penalty for declining too many missions as they are orders from a superior while you are enlisted.
 
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