I understand that a ship station needs the appropiate corisponding bridge officer to man it, but I am confused about the rank requirements. Are the ranks requirements for a station just the minimum rank required or is it a station that only allows a bridge officer of just that rank to operate it?
Ships Station rank limits the amount of skills that BO can use based on rank with ensign using 1, Lt. using 2, Lt. Com using 3, Com. using 4.
Bridge officers rank determine how many skills they can use. If bridge officer is in a station that is higher rank then them they can' only use the skills they have for thier rank. If bridge officer is in a station lower rank then them they can' only use the skills for up to the rank the station is.
a Ensign in a Commander station can only use his ensign skill(Can only use 1 skill out of 4 because of his rank)
a Commander in a ensign station can only use his ensign skill(Can't use his Lt. through Com skills because the stations rank is lower)
a Lt in a Lt. Com. station can use all his skills up to Lt.(doesn't have enough skills to fill station and can use 2 of the 3 skills he has)
a Lt. Com in a Lt. station can only use all his skills up to Lt.(Can't use his Lt. Com skill because station is lower rank)