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# 1 Thank you! *hugs D'Kora*
10-19-2012, 03:32 PM
Let me present the USS Messing!

I've been posting semi-regularly on these forums. Yesterday, I got an unexpected message from someone here on the boards. They told me that they had a D'Kora if I needed one, and to contact them in-game.

Well, I did. Today, my in-game email from them. Expecting an initial asking price for the ship, it instead contained a [Special Requisition Pack - Ferengi D'Kora Ship]. I was not expecting that at all! I immediately replied back with a tremendous thank you, wondering how I could repay them.

I'm still a little floored. While I'm used to this sort of thing from City of Heroes (giving and receiving), there's a fundamental difference between giving someone a rare IO and giving them the top-prize of the Ferengi Lock Box. Specifically, one costs time, but the other? Not only can one attach an in-game currency value to it, one can also attach a real-world value to it! If you go by the Temporal Lockbox odds, for instance, one could estimate the D'Kora being worth around $300 USD!

I'm extreme grateful, and frankly rather humbled by this.

Wow.

Anyhow, I named it the USS Messing after the beautiful Debra Messing. Amusingly enough, due to the D'Kora's rather round backside, I considered calling it the USS Kardashian as a joke. But, nah. Other names I considered were the USS Zeta-Jones and the USS Winslet. For this particular character (a Joined Trill), I named all the ships after female celebrities and celebrity chefs I like, so regardless, all of the names were appropriate.

But, yes, thank you again!
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# 2
10-19-2012, 04:08 PM
hell, whos got a Galor going spare???

>> @dbxxx

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Last edited by dbxxx; 10-19-2012 at 04:15 PM.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
10-20-2012, 02:13 AM
Well, it seems like the perfect kinda Federation act.
Give 'em a fre ship.

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# 4
10-20-2012, 02:34 AM
Great name for your ship!!!
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# 5
10-20-2012, 03:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbomberdavid View Post
Great name for your ship!!!
Heh... I've had, to date...

USS Julia Child
USS Tate (after Katerine Tate)
USS DeLaurentis (Giadda DeLaurentis)
USS Tallman (Patricia Tallman)
USS Christian (Claudia Christian)
USS Ray (Rachel Ray)
USS Lawson (Nigella Lawson)
USS Lakshmi (Padma Lakshmi)
USS Giosia (Nadia Giosia)
USS Smulders (Cobie Smulders)

Names yet to be used:
USS Estefan (Gloria Estefan)
USS Fuentes (Daisy Fuentes)
USS Braxton (Toni Braxton)
USS Yeoh (Michelle Yeoh)
USS Staite (Jewel Staite)
USS Miles (Alannah Myles)
USS Rashad (Phylicia Rashad)
etc.

One could go on for hours

My Fed Sci's ships are named after Arabic cities, astronomers and mathematicians. My Fed Eng's ship is the Ayn Rand (he's a Ferengi). My KDF Tac's ships are all named after Cajun foods, and my KDf Sci's ships are all called Babylon (insert roman numeral). Granted, that character, Lyta, is named after Lyta Alexander - the redheaded telepath from Babylon 5. Its an indirect tribute to Patricia Tallman
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# 6
10-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Goes to show that there is hope for humankind...

To the gifter, I also say thank you. It's acts like that, that renew my faith in humanity.
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