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Archived Post 04-28-2012 02:25 PM

Caitian BOFF Questions
I finally broke down, after seeing all these lovely Caitians running around ESD, and bought a Caitian BOFF token, via the C-Store. The C-Store indicated that I could requisition my new Caitian BOFF via the Requisitions Officers at ESD, DS9 and Starbase 39-Sierra.

So, first I went to ESD's Requisitions Officer and perused her Caitian BOFF Candidate offerings. Ideally, I was wanting an Engineering Caitian specifically with the Space Skills: Emergency Power to Shields, Reverse Shield Polarity, Auxillary to Structural and Directed Energy Modulation.

The ESD Requistion's Officer had a close match (both male and female), but not exactly what I was looking for. So, I beamed out and flew off to DS9, to see if their Requisitions Officer had different Candidate offerings; only to discover that the Caitian BOFF Candidate offerings were the same as ESD's. And not just the same Engineering Candidate offerings, but the same skills through every concentration (Tac, Eng and Sci). Ditto all that at Starbase 39-Sierra.

So, what I'm wondering is this...are those the only available skill setups for Caitian BOFFs that are available? Or perhaps the skill set offerings vary from day to day, at all offering locations?

I've yet to log in and check out ESD, DS9 and SB 39's Requisition Officers again today. Yet, I would appreciate it if any one can clear this up for me before I commit to locking in my new Caitian BOFF.

Oh, and one last question too...I have the Caitian BOFF token in my inventory. When I finally do decide on an ideal Caitian candidate, must I equip that token before making my selection with the Requisitions Officer? Or will the Requisitions Officer automatically take my token when I've committed to a selection?

Any help clearing all this up would be greatly appreciated!

Archived Post 04-28-2012 03:42 PM

I'm pretty sure you just have to train the BOff in the skills you want. When you buy the BOff from the vendor, it'll remove the requisition form from your inventory, no equipping or whatever.

Archived Post 04-28-2012 09:00 PM

Yes, the skills for the BOffs are set; they don't change from location to location. Once you purchase the Caitian BOff, you'll need to train it either from the skill-training NPCs, your own captain skills, or other BOffs that you recruit in order to get the exact skills that you wish.

Archived Post 04-28-2012 11:48 PM

BOFFs dont change depending on the vender, you want to change skills you have to train them ...

The options are just there for people that want yo have a choice on the gender and specialization.

Archived Post 04-29-2012 11:48 AM

Thanks to all for your input!:) I revisited ESD's BOFF Requisitions Officer and, indeed, all her Caitian candidate offerings were exactly the same as the day before yesterday. So, looks as though I'll bite the bullet and commit to one soon. I'll have to explore this business of skill training (whether through myself or other BOFF candidates), as I've never done it before.

Archived Post 05-12-2012 03:43 PM

Firstly, I'd apologise for resurrecting a dated topic; though it saves creating a new one. Obviously the discussion on space and ground abilities has been discussed here, but what about traits? Last I checked, Caitian Bridge Officers all came with the same traits (even though they're suppose to have others:

Am I to conclude that the other potential traits are for those people who have the Caitian as their actual character, opposed to a mere bridge officer? If this is truly the case, it does suck a bit.

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