I’m not getting multi-MMO, but STO has still my attention ;)
I like this one..
A8: Many past Star Trek games have failed because the series’ pacifistic nature doesn’t always translate well into action-orientated videogames. Will there be the option to negotiate with hostile races in a diplomatic manner?
AV: Yes there will be diplomatic and non-combat missions for players to engage in. Whether you are transferring commodities, delivering supplies or investigating unknown space anomalies players who want to can find things to do that don’t involve their ship’s phaser arrays.
That being said 2409 is considerably less peaceful than when the shows and movies left the fans and the Federation is on the brink of all out war. So players should expect to see their fair share of enemy encounters.
Taken from an interview from Altern8.com with STO associate producer Andy Velasquez.