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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1913
11-17-2011, 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by LexLuthorSloan
Diagnostic = diagnose.
Technician = repair.

Damage control = how to make sure something doesn't detonate while you're under attack.
Maintenance = how to make sure something doesn't detonate while you're NOT under attack.

Antimatter = the substance
Warp core = something powered by the substance

Research = understanding how something works
Development = how to apply that understanding to new and different uses
(Fabrication = how to construct what the development lab designed!)

Just my 0.02 FedCredits
As someone who works in engineering IRL, it doesn't work like that. Diagnosing what the problem is is a key part of being a technician, and you will almost never find someone who only specializes in diagnosing problems instead of diagnosing them to fix them. Especially on a teeny tiny ship where you have limited berthing space, and any jobs you can combine would be combined.

And Damage Control and Maintenance are two sides of the same coin, and covered by the same principles. There are a few differences, but the vast majority of the work is the same.

And once again, dealing with antimatter is the HEART of working on a warp core, so why would you need to make your job more complicated by adding another step to the chain? It costs time in a crisis situation, and the whole point of a M/AM specialist's job is completely covered by the warp core specialist's own responsibilities, rendering them redundant, and needlessly specialized.

Once again, why is the crew so needlessly and redundantly specialized when it would cost efficiency and cause further issues when dealing with crisis situations?