Career Officer
Join Date: Dec 2012
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# 1 No more Vice Admirals!
11-10-2013, 06:33 AM
Please... we're all ship captains. This Admiral rank thing is silly. If you insist on making us all Admirals then I will hole myself up in a system with a starbase and claim that I command all of it, as befit my rank as a three-star Admiral. Then I'll sit in the Starbase commander's office and do paperwork. Occasionally I will attend meetings, and dictate policy to other ships.

Starfleet will be all "we need you to save us from the Voth" or whatever, but I'll be like "talk to my chief of staff, I'm just slammed with meetings today. Maybe tomorrow."

Last edited by shanis281; 11-10-2013 at 06:36 AM.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
11-10-2013, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by shanis281 View Post
Please... we're all ship captains. This Admiral rank thing is silly. If you insist on making us all Admirals then I will hole myself up in a system with a starbase and claim that I command all of it, as befit my rank as a three-star Admiral. Then I'll sit in the Starbase commander's office and do paperwork. Occasionally I will attend meetings, and dictate policy to other ships.

Starfleet will be all "we need you to save us from the Voth" or whatever, but I'll be like "talk to my chief of staff, I'm just slammed with meetings today. Maybe tomorrow."
If that's what you decide to do, there are plenty of R.P.'ers in the game.

And if people being the rank of Vice-Admiral is your biggest complaint, I would say that you are far more satisfied with the game than the vast majority of the other players.
Captain
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# 3
11-10-2013, 07:26 AM
doffing is the only thing that comes close to what an admiral is supposed to do...

if they would ranks like LTD junior grade, and some others inbetween there wouldn't be that inconsistancy.

if i had something to say in the new tutorials, i'd start each character of each faction with only a shuttle or fighter until lvl 20.
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Career Officer
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# 4
11-10-2013, 07:34 AM
Nothing wrong with making various grades of Captain, but still leaving "Captain" as the most senior rank a player can achieve. It's a small thing, really, and I know it's mostly for obsessive compulsive RP'ers (or military-types who understand proper rank structures).

Maybe allow customization in how NPCs address the player, so we can chose to make them call us "Captain?"
Captain
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# 5
11-10-2013, 07:47 AM
I personally would get lost of those ranks alltogether. From the tutorial onward we do what captains do. So our toons are just that - captains. Make it Captain lvl 1-50 (since game mechanics need that progression) and let "ranks" be purely cosmetical costume options. The tutorial should let us start out as the first officer who takes command and is then offered his or her own command.
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Captain
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# 6
11-10-2013, 07:48 AM
Bah I divorced myself from VA rank long ago. The only one I haven't done so is my KDF science officer since she flies a carrier and can call in the photonic ships. So It feels like I have a squadron on call that an Admiral would command.

But yeah haven't called myself an Admiral in a while.

Edit: Honestly once you hit captain i'd of done it like this:

Junior Captain: Just got that 4th pip but you're VERY low on the seniority since you just got promoted.

Senior Captain: You've moved up on the seniority, getting a bigger ship in recognition.

Fleet Captain: You're one of the most senior Captains in the federation. Poised to take that next step as a Rear Admiral, but not quite ready but you command the biggest and best ships in the fleet.
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Last edited by talonxv; 11-10-2013 at 07:51 AM.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
# 7
11-16-2013, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by talonxv View Post

Junior Captain: Just got that 4th pip but you're VERY low on the seniority since you just got promoted.

Senior Captain: You've moved up on the seniority, getting a bigger ship in recognition.

Fleet Captain: You're one of the most senior Captains in the federation. Poised to take that next step as a Rear Admiral, but not quite ready but you command the biggest and best ships in the fleet.
It sound cool yet I don't think that the game is just going to do that when the ranks have been this way for years.
Career Officer
Join Date: Sep 2012
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# 8
11-11-2013, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by shanis281 View Post
Maybe allow customization in how NPCs address the player, so we can chose to make them call us "Captain?"
I like this idea as it's very inconsistent in game. We're sometimes referred to as Admiral, other times Captain etc.
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# 9
12-02-2013, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by shanis281 View Post
Nothing wrong with making various grades of Captain, but still leaving "Captain" as the most senior rank a player can achieve. It's a small thing, really, and I know it's mostly for obsessive compulsive RP'ers (or military-types who understand proper rank structures).
Us poor civilians understand proper rank structures too (as in: everyone understands that, with Admiral being the highest position in, say, ESD, that having everyone else be a Vice-Admiral is kinda silly).

And we all act like, and perform the duties of, Captain too. So, to paraphrase The Voyage Home, it is the judgment of this person that we all be reduced in rank to Captain. And that as a consequence of our new rank, we'll be given the duties for which we have demonstrated unswerving ability, the command of a starship.
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# 10
12-02-2013, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by meimeitoo View Post
Us poor civilians understand proper rank structures too (as in: everyone understands that, with Admiral being the highest position in, say, ESD, that having everyone else be a Vice-Admiral is kinda silly).

And we all act like, and perform the duties of, Captain too. So, to paraphrase The Voyage Home, it is the judgment of this person that we all be reduced in rank to Captain. And that as a consequence of our new rank, we'll be given the duties for which we have demonstrated unswerving ability, the command of a starship.
you forgot one part of that. What happened to Kirk right before he was given a command of a starship? Oh yeah we was found guilty of of disobeying a direct order and busted down to Captain.

Then as a thankyou for saving the Earth, he was then given command of a starship.
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