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Lt. Commander
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# 11
05-10-2012, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by jkstocbr
No. We play in the Cantina with multi-coloured clown suites.

Player customization has gone overboard and its very un-Starfleet.
It's actually showing the true diversity of Starfleet.

You really think their ships are almost entirely manned by humans alone? Nope.

The uniforms... I've not seen outrageous ones in a while.
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# 12
05-10-2012, 07:07 AM
Well... [All Good Things] is a C-Store item... :s

I'll stick to Sierra 1 for now then...
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# 13
05-10-2012, 09:43 AM
Actually, given how things are set up in-game, I tend to think of things like this...

Starfleet itself isn't what players play in the game...the assault from the Borg have put so much pressure on the Federation that trying to field the numbers of ships and personnel needed to counter the continuous attacks would drain even the massive resources of the Federation to the point they couldn't be sustained. At the same time, Starfleet Command has come under greater and greater pressure from member worlds of the Federation to station protective ships at every member world (the memory of Betazed during the Dominion War has not faded from many politicians' minds).

To solve these problems, Starfleet has reorganized itself. While the main body of Starfleet continues to follow their orders from the Federation Council and protect every major world and station, they have also created the Reserve Fleets, semi-independent squadrons of Starfleet ships under the command of officers technically under Starfleet jurisdiction but free to operate as their commanders deem fit to carry out operations Starfleet is too thinly spread to do. Such ships are actually privately owned by their crews, and more akin to privateers than actual Starfleet ships. Thus, each squadron tends to implement their own uniform regulations and deploy their ships at will.

Thus, yes...there is a standard regulation uniform (those you see on NPCs), but there is no set uniform for player characters because they have the latitude to establish their own regulations aboard their ships and fleets (within the provisions Starfleet imposes upon anyone who wants to be known as Starfleet).

Feel free to accept or deny the above explaination as you wish. As I said, it's only my own rationalization of a Starfleet where captains purchase their own ships, fly them where they will, and set whatever uniforms they want on their ships.
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# 14
05-10-2012, 11:38 AM
I prefer to think of it as each ship could have it's own unique uniform, similar to how in TOS/enterprise they each had a unique badge.
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# 15
05-10-2012, 02:05 PM
The loading screen blips mention that Starfleet relaxed it's uniform code in order to allow officers to feel more relaxed during these stressful times, what with everyone being at each other's throats pretty much all across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. This is, of course, just a cop-out to allow players to customize and look however they want, but it's still a part of the game's lore. I would imagine that the default uniform that all your bridge officers wear when you first acquire them would be the standard uniform these days though.
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# 16
05-10-2012, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Cusashorn
The loading screen blips mention that Starfleet relaxed it's uniform code in order to allow officers to feel more relaxed during these stressful times, what with everyone being at each other's throats pretty much all across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. This is, of course, just a cop-out to allow players to customize and look however they want, but it's still a part of the game's lore. I would imagine that the default uniform that all your bridge officers wear when you first acquire them would be the standard uniform these days though.
that just cryptic bending the canon to alow for people to customise there toons to fit in with standard MMO tropes of having unique characters. i would personnaly prefer there be a set starfleet uniform
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# 17
05-11-2012, 02:55 AM
Honestly, I'm glad we can wear our own unniforms. Although I think it doesn't make sense in cannon, I really don't like all the 'new/modern' uniforms, and I'm glad we have the choice to wear the cannon uniforms from the show.
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# 18
05-11-2012, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by grylak
Honestly, I'm glad we can wear our own unniforms. Although I think it doesn't make sense in cannon, I really don't like all the 'new/modern' uniforms, and I'm glad we have the choice to wear the cannon uniforms from the show.
Yeah... that's why I bought a DS9 uniform set from the Exchange for my younger sister, as well as getting one from a lockbox
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# 19
05-11-2012, 04:18 AM
Uniforms are on the exchange? Interesting. I may scope out an Enteprrise set.


Can I ask though, what is the difference between the TNG films, and the DS9 sets? Or do you mean the early series DS9?
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# 20
05-11-2012, 04:34 AM
Early DS9, the jumpsuits. They're 2 piece in game though.
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