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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 961
# 12
11-16-2012, 03:05 AM
I came up with a fun lore-friendly excuse to cover these things:

Remember the Romulan observer on the Defiant? Like that, kind of. Remember T'Pol? Yep, she didn't wear the Enterprise uniform either. Counselor Troi was also happier with civvie clothing despite being a member of the crew for all intents and purposes. And let us thank our eternal space gods for whatever possessed Seven of Nine to wear what she did.

STO's player captains aren't "regular" Starfleet, but more like privateers. Freelance adventurers subordinate to the brass but not part of the rank-and-file. Hence the relaxed uniform rules, owning multiple ships, building random starbases willy-nilly, and all manner of hijinks.

So there.