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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-04-2011, 09:49 AM
Gambling for stuff to make upgrades that may save your life one day seems very un-Starfleet. As in it shouldn't be necessary. I should think there's a bit more solidarity there. Ask and Starfleet Command shall provide, if it's within their means, the reasons are solid, and you filed the requisition in triplicate.
The day the US army, or any army for that matter, starts using slot machines to decides who gets ammo and who doesn't, gambling for resources like this will not be realistic.
Now of course, if a Ferengi or some token alien, be it on an independent world, station or just some ship in sector space, wanted to run a scheme like this, then the realism counter-argument won't hold.