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# 11
03-13-2012, 11:19 AM
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OK, bad idea.

And yes, I must (with some embarrassment) admit that I forgot about Tasha's deaths. (Three of them, in fact; one in Season 1, another recounted by Sela in Season 5, and yet another at the end of Season 7.)
Don't forget the Voyager crew, they have been 'killed' a few times.
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# 12
03-13-2012, 12:40 PM
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Don't forget the Voyager crew, they have been 'killed' a few times.
And the Enterprise-D was blown up multiple times in a single episode ("Cause and Effect"). But I don't think those would count for these purposes; Tasha is still (ALAFAICT) the deadest character in the annals of Star Trek.
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# 13
03-15-2012, 02:21 AM
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Not only do Doffs die, but they do it on vacation on Risa!
At least they died happy lol
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# 14
03-15-2012, 02:24 AM
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Don't forget the Voyager crew, they have been 'killed' a few times.
Harry Kim holds that record though the entire crew has died on 4 separate occasions iirc.
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# 15
03-15-2012, 04:49 PM
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Harry Kim holds that record though the entire crew has died on 4 separate occasions iirc.
Captain Janeway racked up at least twice that number of deaths, IIRC.
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# 16
03-15-2012, 05:56 PM
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Given how (relatively) easy it is to not only get new BOffs but (at higher levels especially), how terrible would it be to make it possible for them to be KIA from time to time? Then the new ones could come in and replace them.

I know that the only times cast members left from the TV shows, their characters generally did not die. I'm thinking of Drs. Crusher and Pulaski from TNG, and Kes from Voyager. The one exception was Jadzia Dax, and even so Dax was still around in Ezri.

This could be something limited to the maximum Difficulty rating, or a new one (or even a completely separate switch) could be added,

What do the rest of you in the community think of this idea?
I don't really like it for a couple of reasons.

1) If one of my Bridge Officers die, then I have to retrain a new one which takes skill points that I would have to build up

and

2) I would lose those powers (both ground and space) that said Bridge Officer had and then, when on the search for another one, I would have to find one with the exact same powers or have to retrain my main character to suit the Bridge Officer [costing me a retrain token]

I agree with another poster in this topic who said it's enough that Duty Officers die. I would rather just leave my Bridge Officers alone. I mean, I know it's "Star Trek", but I shouldn't have to be like Kirk and internally worry every time I bring my team on a mission whether they're all gonna make it back alive.
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# 17
03-15-2012, 11:52 PM
I for one would prefer crippling, maiming scars.

"He's lost a leg, Jim."

"Just replicate a new one for him!"
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# 18
03-16-2012, 12:08 AM
My BO's are just fine and dandy thanks...

You can always self-enforce your suggestion... Everytime a BO dies, you dismiss him/her with all her gear (I mean... Gear gets destroyed too right?)...
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# 19
03-16-2012, 12:12 AM
I would be in favor of this, but only for elite difficulty levels and with specifically challenging missions. There would be very little to prevent me from trying to force my mouse to share physical space with my monitor if one of my boffs died while I was wandering around looking for the fourth widget on a planet with no enemies other than boredom.

I think that elite level missions focus far too much on just knocking you out of play for a short while and not creating any real challenges to game play. The only difference between elite and normal is how often you might be ko'ed and that you'll need components or "special" medical devices all of which will heal you instantly.
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# 20
03-16-2012, 04:35 AM
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And the Enterprise-D was blown up multiple times in a single episode ("Cause and Effect"). But I don't think those would count for these purposes; Tasha is still (ALAFAICT) the deadest character in the annals of Star Trek.
And Jadzia is probably the second deadest. At least one half of her is gone forever ,but the other stays around.

At least when we're talking "Bridge Officer" types. I mean, Matt Decker is probably also very dead, or Duras, or Key'lyr...
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