Ask Cryptic: Player Progression
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Join Date: Dec 2007
09-20-2009, 12:26 PM
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Im new here but I would say that the reason you start out at Lt instead of Ensign or LtJg is that your BOs will have these ranks and you need to out rank them.
just my guess.
This is also true, but it would still work well if as an Ensign you only get "captain" Runabouts type vessel, where there's only room for 1 or 2 officers.
Early game could have players start on an Npc starship or Station, your captain could send you on away missions using the runabout. When you are eventually promoted to Lieutenant, you could then be given command of a ship and introduced to the concept of Bridge Officers.
It's StarTrek after all, why are we trying so hard to copy how it works in other sci-fi Mmos? I can appreciate that the method has been tried and tested, so its less of a risk, but to what extend does the experience have to be compromised?
Just my opinion.