Things I Wish I Knew...
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-09-2010, 01:26 PM
- This falls more into the realm of role-playing, but still good to know information. The ranks in the game are (from lowest rank to highest) Ensign, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Admiral. If a player doesn't have their rank title on and have taken the time to change their rank insignia, you can identify them and address them "properly".
Rank - Mode of Address - Pip Sequence
1.Ensign - Ensign - 1 bright pip
2.Lieutenant, Junior Grade (JG) - Lieutenant - 1 dark pip, 1 bright pip
3.Lieutenant - Lieutenant - 2 bright pips
4.Lieutenant Commander - Commander - 1 dark pip, 2 bright pips
5.Commander - Commander - 3 bright pips
6.Captain - Captain - 4 bright pips
7.Rear Admiral, Lower Half - Admiral - 5 bright pips or 1 bright pip enclosed in a gold square
FYI - Maratime Tradition (And there is presedance in ST Canon) if your "In Charge (i.e. placed in command)" of a commissioned vessel either Military or Civilian your are "Addressed" as Captain despite your Rank something Cryptic research failed to Uncover
For "Thing's I Wish I knew" I've looked through the FAQ and other sources I think we need to add what each Rank gets you i.e How many Ship slots, and Inventory Spaces, or How many Commissioned BO's ect.