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# 1 Ranks/Levels
03-30-2012, 08:53 PM
I don't frequent the forums so I may be beating a dead horse BUT...

1. Star Trek fans want to be Captains, not Admirals.
2. Admirals command large areas/fleets, not individual starships

SO

1. Level 40-50 should be Captain rather than Admiral (career progression Lt, j.g., Lt, LtCmdr, Cmdr, Captain instead)
2. Use Admiral titles as an incentive for Fleet play (i.e. If you form a fleet, you get to be a Rear Admiral lower half. If your fleet gets big enough, you become a Rear admiral Upper half, etc. Say your fleet reaches x ships, others in the fleet can be appointed to rear admiral lower half, etc as the senior leader moves up and the fleet size grows)

THUS

1. Admirals are actually in charge of something
2. Being in the admiralty means something
3. Casual players get to be the Captains they want to be
4. This makes more sense militarily and in the context of cannon

Note: All Senior Captains and Admirals would be "capped" at level 50 but there is no reason why additional incentives/little perks can't be given to the Admiralty who are making an effort to build/grow their community. These Admirals would actually be community leaders whereas Captains would be the more casual player.
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# 2
03-31-2012, 12:26 AM
I too would rather be Captain 50, than a Vice admiral 50. They already show you your level so it is only a title change. I really hope they do this at some point. I hate being called Admiral.
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# 3
03-31-2012, 03:25 AM
I actually named my latest toon "Captain <Lastname> so I can convince myself i'm still a captain at 50. I refuse to wear the rank pips higher than captain too, dangit!
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# 4
04-01-2012, 02:09 AM
I wouldn't mind being an admiral so much if I could put promote my Boff's to Captain and I could assign them to other ships in my inventory. Admirals have the ability to call in other ships, but it would be much cooler if they were my old ships captained by Boff's I developed.

Plus, some missions have NPC ships you work with. How much cooler if at least some of the time they were your ships under your captains.
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# 5
07-29-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Archived Post View Post
I wouldn't mind being an admiral so much if I could put promote my Boff's to Captain and I could assign them to other ships in my inventory. Admirals have the ability to call in other ships, but it would be much cooler if they were my old ships captained by Boff's I developed.
This would be awesome. Also it would be nice way to free up ship slots Oh wait that would cut into ship slot sales..... there went that idea....
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# 6
08-04-2012, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Archived Post View Post
I actually named my latest toon "Captain <Lastname> so I can convince myself i'm still a captain at 50. I refuse to wear the rank pips higher than captain too, dangit!
Eventhough i have yet to actually start the game, i agree and will do the same!!!!

Where those pips are concerned that is!
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# 7
04-01-2012, 09:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayHH31A
I don't frequent the forums so I may be beating a dead horse BUT...

1. Star Trek fans want to be Captains, not Admirals.
2. Admirals command large areas/fleets, not individual starships

SO

1. Level 40-50 should be Captain rather than Admiral (career progression Lt, j.g., Lt, LtCmdr, Cmdr, Captain instead)
2. Use Admiral titles as an incentive for Fleet play (i.e. If you form a fleet, you get to be a Rear Admiral lower half. If your fleet gets big enough, you become a Rear admiral Upper half, etc. Say your fleet reaches x ships, others in the fleet can be appointed to rear admiral lower half, etc as the senior leader moves up and the fleet size grows)

THUS

1. Admirals are actually in charge of something
2. Being in the admiralty means something
3. Casual players get to be the Captains they want to be
4. This makes more sense militarily and in the context of cannon

Note: All Senior Captains and Admirals would be "capped" at level 50 but there is no reason why additional incentives/little perks can't be given to the Admiralty who are making an effort to build/grow their community. These Admirals would actually be community leaders whereas Captains would be the more casual player.
Speak for yourself. I'm a bigger fan than most people. I've known Star Tek since back when it was paper mache graphics. I'm fine with the ranks the way they are? You want to be a captain. Go change the rank on your character if you want it so bad. Don't try to turn the game up side down for other players to satisfy your fetish.
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# 8
04-01-2012, 10:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexin_Cobra View Post
Speak for yourself. I'm a bigger fan than most people. I've known Star Tek since back when it was paper mache graphics. I'm fine with the ranks the way they are? You want to be a captain. Go change the rank on your character if you want it so bad. Don't try to turn the game up side down for other players to satisfy your fetish.
Agreed 100%
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# 9
04-01-2012, 07:06 PM
But what's going to happen when they raise the level cap?
We can't have hundreds of people having Fleet Admiral ranking. They need to introduce Lt. Jr, Commodore, and Fleet Captain ranking for the characters that hasn't already attain anything higher.
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# 10
04-01-2012, 07:24 PM
Lt. Jr commanding a ship? sorry but no way that could happen.

Also there is Commodore ... that is Rear Admiral, Lower Half as you could say it as its just 5 levels for Lower and Upper its pretty much Rear Admiral the fact is the rank is in the game.

Simply put, the rank=level in hindsight was perhaps a mistake, it would be better just leave it with general descriptions or none at all (nothing wrong with leaving it as Level I, Level II, etc ...) with rank progression would be handled in a separate way but that ship have sailed.
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