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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
02-22-2010, 12:18 PM
Originally Posted by Kyruzix View Post
Hmm... Well it sounds like a good idea.. Although I do still stand on the point where the FO has his own slot and that a BO turning FO frees of that BO slot for a diffrent BO to take over. And the FO could have the stat boost and perhaps the allowance to use kits (so that he is more versatile, although of course, the kits can only be used on career specific still).
Why? What purpose does it server? When Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scotty all beamed down to a planet did anyone care that the Captain, 1st Officer, 2nd Officer, and 3rd Officer were all on a mission together? How many episodes of TOS didn't have Kirk and Spock both doing the same missions? Taken as a whole, most of the 726 episodes and 11 movies were not about the Captain and First Officer doing different things.

Star Trek the series is about 6 people coming together with different personalities to make an enjoyable viewing experience. STO the MMO is about 1 person leading 4 others on missions. There is no stories about the FO needing to take over, or needing to cause a mutiny against a controlled Captain, or whatever. STO isn't about 5 people making up a single crew and because of that being FO really means nothing.