Now that we have pet slots while on stations I have to wonder if that slot would not be better used or made available to captains to take their second in command bridge officers on away missions to station.
As captains we all put a massive amount of points and gear into personalising our crew would it not make us more pridefull of them to have one beam to starbase with us as an option rather than have a horta or selat running rampant .
I have pride in my crew and want to show them off on stations makes more sense to me than my horta..
How does this idea sit with other captains would kirk have ever beamed down without spock...I think not.
I agree, we should be able to show off our bridge crew more. I always thought it would be nice if when we beam down to stations or diplomatic situations (where you beam down by yourself) if we could choose to beam down as one of our bridge officers instead.
Beaming down as a party of two and selecting one bridge officer to accompany you is cool as well.