“Isn't this a moot point, since Adam has left NR for Black Sun, and put Phymp back in charge of NR? ”
Ha! Missed that bit of news. In that case, yes, it is. :)
“As for uber-faction, you already can assign ships, etc, over to the management of a faction. So if Alissma chose to align with the NR, I could give them management of all our ships, and they could assign them for NR tasks as they saw fit. ”
It's not just about the ships (or the territory). That's grand if you don't mind cedeing (sp?) control of your ships/resources to another faction in which, ultimately, you have no say. I will (one of these... months...) post it to the ideas forum where it belongs; it's a bit long to be going into here. And maybe it'll be decided that it *is* covered well enough by the existing rules (or too much of a pain to bother coding, or just generally not worth the trouble), and that's fine. But at least wait until it's all written down somewhere before judging it.
“That analogy isn't even remotely accurate. Even if Flynn had kept the NR in perpetuity, it wouldn't be an inevitable death blow, which is what your analogy implies. ”
Hmm, sorry, I see the confusion; that was simply meant to be a "rock and a hard place" analogy, I wasn't trying to imply their only recourse was method of death. In a literal sense, yes, your analogy does fit better. And I realise the DCs were the main sticking point. I see how expensive they are, not to mention the unique ships (and whatever else) that could've been lost. My point was just that if Adam was bound and determined to cling to faction leader status and, by extension, the datacards (which, ipso facto, he wasn't), the lesser of two evils might've been to disband the NR and at least deny him use of the DCs. Might.
Though in review, they could also have waited (and waited) until combat comes in and tried re-taking them by force. :) I'm sure they would've had plenty of help from the various Empire factions. ;)
Ok, signing off on this thread. I can't even remember, did the whole spying thing ever get resolved...? We seem to have drifted a bit with the current.
And apologies if I've offended anyone (or anyone's sensibilities) here. "Sometimes the only way to get pertinent information is to ask impertinent questions." -JMS