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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
02-04-2010, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TigerEmerald View Post
I'm still confused, do I require a higher teir ship and better ship consoles? (I checked, I have Mk II consoles)
It works like this:

Your bridge officers have 4 skills, from left to right.

1st Skill = Ensign
2nd Skill = Lt.
3rd Skill = Lt.Cmdr.
4th Skill = Cmdr.

You have to promote the bridge officer to the rank in order to use each skill. If you are Commander then you can promote your bridge officer to the rank "Lt. Cmdr.", always 1 rank below you.

Now, you got an science ship for example. Science ships at Commander rank have 1 tactical station, 1 engineering station, 2 science stations.

At rank Commander, in your ship,

1 Science station is Lt.Cmdr
1 Science station is Ensign
1 Engineering station is Lt.
1 Tactical station is Lt.

So that means:
1 Science bridge officer will be able to use the first 3 skills
1 Science bridge officer will be able to use only his 1st skill
1 Engineering bridge officer will be able to use his first 2 skills
1 Tactical bridge officer will be able to use his first 2 skills

What skills your bridge officer can use is up to what kind of ship you are flying.