Gotta say I'm excited to see how the game pans out & sadly like many I have just now found out about Origins "Yes I would have LOVED to have been an early founder"
Fun quick questions
Are we going to run across artifacts of long dead civilizations such as the Taalo or other Minor races?
How about the Androsynth? Clones of humans, if some wikis are correct came into play in 2019 after the human Genome was completely mapped. -- Lore wise it'd be horrible to leave them out... maybe refer to them as some generic slave race manufactured by humanity.
Note: Due to research done by the Androsynth the Orz came into our reality, rumored to have eaten the Androsynth shortly thereafter.
Not to paint a bullseye on my back & make development even more complex but a feature as follows would be wonderful.
Research & Development:
Improvements to the Androsynth, maybe with the following
- Greater intelligence
- Physical superiority
Improvements to Human designed ships
Let's face it, anyone who played SC:2 "Possibly 1 but I can't remember" the Human ship had a massive punch via it's heat seeking missiles but it was slow, had poor power generation, and it's maneuverability was atrocious
Now a fun thing could be... maybe a hard to find route of flags... a method to spawn rogue scientists who improve the Androsynth followed by giving them their reproductive capabilities back & re-integrating them into human culture to vastly catapult humanity's evolution & progress to space travel.
Now to find $100 & become a founder
P.S. For the love of, please no intergalactic planet building space cows, evolved fungal spores from spores left on precursor weapons, or space slugs. However seeing as you're shunting 3 off into a different timeline all is well here