MightyKebab wrote:...EDIT: I also thought of this just now. Maybe, the Federation v Rebel war was merely caused by Federation's moralities. Us players, atelast most of us, use other races to our advantage. We never let a rockman or mantis tend to ship repairs or man systems when we have a teleporter, we never send a zoltan/engi when we do, and we always have a human or slug man the helm because they have no specific traits. Rebels instead, want the races to do whatever they want and believe only humans can protect them. Further support of this claim could be found in the hangar, where a Rockman is singlehandedly carrying crates which would otherwise require the full strength of 2-3 humans.
This strikes me as backwards. The Federation is inclusive, the Rebels exploitive. Remember the Zoltan First Contact event? The Rebels want to "liberate" the planet: "These aliens will not be left in ignorance where they cannot be of use!" You have the option of protecting the alien way of life. If you defeat the Rebel ship, the Zoltan praise you for upholding Federation ideals.
And maybe you shouldn't speak for "us" and use absolutes like "always" and "never." I often have a Rock as pilot, and he doesn't necessarily get moved to boarding duty. If I have a lot of Mantises on my crew, some might man systems.