Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 11
02-02-2010, 01:26 PM
Well, the color breakdown in the game is different than in the shows.

In the shows/movies (post TOS):
Red - Command. If your job is to order people around, you wear red.
Gold - Ship's Operations. Engineers, security, anybody who's job it is to keep the ship running wears gold.
Blue - Sciences. Doctors, chemists, astrophysists, if you do research, you wear blue.

While you'd get people like Beverly Crusher doing time on the bridge, sitting in the big chair wasn't her primary role, so she wore her standard Blues. Geordi started out as a bridge officer (command) in reds before being promoted to chief engineer, when he swapped out for gold.

Personally, my character is an engineer, but I still think captains should be in red. So, he has a red uniform with a gold undershirt and engineering comm badge as a nod to his secondary role.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
02-02-2010, 02:02 PM
And, just because James T. Kirk always looked so darn dashing in his remarkable wraparound, I've decided to grant my captain a unique and distinctive green uniform variant! While my bridge officers wear the colors of their respective disciplines, the captain stands apart in the away team. I don't believe there was ever a rationale given for Kirk's green variant but if it's good enough for the captain of the Enterprise, it's good enough for me!
Lt. Commander
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# 13
02-02-2010, 02:26 PM
Engineer, but wearing command red. If folks can't figure out that I'm an engineer on the ground when I drop a field turret... meh.

There is precedent for this in TNG: All Good Things. Dr. Crusher was captain of the USS Pasteur and was wearing command red instead of science blue.

Found myself calling my starter tactical BO my security officer, so changed her to operations gold.

Would like to see casual command jackets added to the game as well.

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