I was playing through ST4X yesterday -- and I haven't played ST2 yet, but I got to thinking ...
... what if you could take a map from ST4X and import it into ST2 -- or even old ST -- as the basis for a campaign?
The idea being is to take your ST4X campaign and insert your ST2 captain into it. Say, take a snapshot of the 4X game as of year 8.0 AE. There are three factions. At game start, there are politics of various kinds. There are colonies. There is an alien presence, and alien worlds.
Now take that snapshot map and move it over to ST2. Now you can fly your ST2 ship around that same map between the colonies you founded in 4X. You can scout out portions of the map not yet uncovered in 4X. You can fly by the alien worlds and have alien encounters. The ST2 system will still generate missions, politics, and rumors, but it'll use the initial 'snapshot' as 'ground zero' for the campaign.
You could even use the ST4X as a kind of map generator for ST2, and play the game not necessarily to *win* , but simply to set up a favorable campaign map for the other game.
Does that sound like fun? I realize the technical feasibility is daunting , but that's why this is a 'wish list' item, not the "easy to implement, cheap to build" list .
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2017 13:38:28 GMT -5 by pendell