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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
02-23-2012, 05:41 PM
Originally Posted by Ace-Dreadnought View Post
If that is always the case, I feel that Cryptic will never go anywhere. We can't hang in VA ships forever. Imagine, "year 5...6....7" and still the same old sovereign or galaxy or something...

An idea is perhaps make Retrofits of the current C-store VA ships. Perhaps add visual differences though, to make them look a bit more "believable" so to say. Possibly add a 3rd nacelle for most of the cruisers... Maybe make the Galaxy Dreadnought with that sensor wing like the nebula (as we have seen variants of before)
I don't really know all the details now, but I'm sure there is a way.

Another idea I'v thought of before is to leave VA as the normal "cap". Only a certain percentage of players, ones that play the most and kill the most borg/klingons...etc. Those players would get Admiral rank, and an even smaller percentage perhaps achieve Fleet Admiral rank.

We would actually earn our promotion compared to the other players rather than simply after killing x amount of npcs and grinding x amount of missions.

If players didn't keep up, they could be demoted back to VA... possibly lower... that would require serious makeover skills though.
Well, I believe the idea with Fleet Admiral is that they're going to be giving us the ability to create our own Fleet of ships which we then get to command, which is the benefit of hitting that particular rank. Admiral itself could possibly be an in between rank, much like Rear Admiral Upper Half.

But seriously, if you think about it, if you ended up spending who knows how much on ships from a C-store wouldn't you be mad if they were suddenly made completely useless to endgame content because we have a new rank. It's one thing to toss aside a ship you get for free while heading towards VA, it's another thing entirely to discharge the ship you paid real world currency on.