||02-28-2012 09:14 AM
Originally Posted by castmodean
I would tend to agree with you, but one thing I will point out.
I think that ships should also 'scale' inventory of such things. Such as a Defiant class ship just cant hold as much as an Excelsior. (I also think the same about the doff system as well but thats another thread).
OK I admit it, this is my excuse to get everyone to start flying real ships and not glass cannons ;)
The vast majority of ships at end game are cruisers. This is not a problem for STO or canon.
If there are to be game play based limitations for having a smaller ship, then there must also be game play benefits for having a smaller ship. As we will never see missions making use of our ship in that way, it is unreasonable for us to limit inventory.
The DOff system represents officers and civilians who fall under your command umbrella, not necessarily individuals who are twiddling their thumbs aboard your current ship. The real navy works this way as well, with crew members on leave or other duties while the ship is at sea.
This is also not a suspension of disbelief problem. It has been covered extensively in the DOff section of the forums for anyone else who may be interested.