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Ensign
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 11
02-09-2013, 09:16 AM
My Captain is male but as kamiyama317 puts it I also have a bunny away team. One of my Andorian Females R'shee gets all the best spec equipment though as she was my first officer.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 12
02-09-2013, 09:51 AM
Ok, I've really missed something. How can you have relationships with the Boffs?
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 182
# 13
02-09-2013, 10:10 AM
I hate my bridge crew, I'm pretty sure they're plotting against me, especially my senior medical officer who keeps telling me I'm unfit for duty, had to have my Jem'hadar officer lock him in the brig to make sure I don't deal with a mutiny.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,249
# 14
02-09-2013, 10:12 AM
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Did you ever, in your mind, actively purse a friendship or a intimate relationship with any of your bridge crew for your captain character in STO?

or are you one of those people who tends to stick with the strict non-fraternization rules for the captain?

The reason why I'm asking this is because for a while I've been kind of writing stories based on my Bridge crew, and also my captain's interactions with them.

I then did Daz Studio renders of some of those scenes, such as the scene where my Captain fell on top of her number one during an accident, and somebody walks in on them like that. and when I showed my friend, he commented it kinda looked like they were in a lesbian relationship.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps9b4e718c.png

That got me to thinking... My captain is a female Vulcan, and so is her Number one. I've been playing around with the idea of having them be in a relationship, but I don't know...

The relationship they have is mostly close, having forged it under less than ideal circumstances (the loss of many lives, war, etc). her number one, T'empi, often acts as an advisor to her Captain T'ania most of the time as seeing she is far more older and experienced than her Captain. In many ways, The Number one by all rights should had been the captain instead of T'ania but She got the ship for various reasons, despite the fact that She was but a cadet straight out of Starfleet Academy.

Being Vulcan, T'ania would certainly never admit to feeling insecure in her role as captain, and even feels that T'empi should had the role over her because of it being more logical or something. There's also the fact that She's kind of short for a Vulcan... 5'3.... which makes her seem younger than she really is... which often leads to people not taking her seriously as an Captain.

So T'empi often leads her support, believing in T'ania's abilities as a Captain.

Having them become intimate in that way would certainly be interesting, and add another facet to their relationship.

but I can't help but worry about what regulations would have to say about this, you know? plus, there's also the chance that any interactions I write about them might just end up being straight up Vulcan porn, and I want it to be more than just Vulcan porn.

hmmm... what do you think?
With regards your Vulcan ladies, on the one hand, I would say go for it, but equally, I feel that the dynamics of the relationship could have the impact of clouding emotional judgement for missions... Equally, it would be interesting to see Vulcans undertaking a relationship which would be considered illogical (ie no offspring)

As for my own characters...
Past Crew:
Marcus Kane's best friend was his tactical officer, and former Academy roommate, and I always wrote him as treating subordinates as friends rather than 'underlings', but never to the point that it affected his authority. It's quite likely that his executive assistant, Amanda Palmer, had a crush on him, which as a married man, he would never have acted upon, and likely been unaware of, other than denials of his wife's jealousy towards her...

Previous Crew:
Now-captain Amanda Palmer, has a similarly relaxed style of command as her former mentor, but nothing beyond professional camaraderie with any of the officers under her command. Ops Manager Brandon Mayer is married to another officer, but as he is not another bridge officer, there is not potential for their relationship to interfere in any way with their duties.

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Career Officer
Join Date: Sep 2012
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# 15
02-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Admittedly I find the conversation with them one sided...

That being said, however, I wont deny that my VA has had to keep at bay certain desires for his Andorian 1st officer and ... ahem, a liberated Borg female... who has become quite the asset to his ship.

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa (2006)
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 16
02-09-2013, 01:24 PM
Sometimes. The problem I have is that as good as the character creator is, there are a lot of weird limitations that prevent me from fully appreciating my Boffs. Not being able to use off-duty outfits, the Videk robes, and the M.A.C.O./OMEGA Force outfits on Boffs, not to mention the fact that you can't really make young/adolescent characters or females with chests smaller than a B-Cup, or fat people really well.

There's supposed to be three adolescent characters, one of them in robes/a dress, a fully armed M.A.C.O. unit for warzones (my captain ain't no dummy), as well as a few species that aren't in the game yet. The decided lack of those options kind of ruins the fun.
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So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Captain
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# 17
02-09-2013, 05:00 PM
Several of my character Tylha's (rather large and varied) bridge crew have appeared in the literary challenge threads... her relationships with them feature a little.

Her relationships are all strictly professional, though - so far, at least. I've toyed with the idea of introducing a little romance into Tylha's life, but there are three main reasons why I haven't... First, she's a rather driven, married-to-the-job sort of person; secondly, she's self-conscious about her facial scarring and doesn't consider herself attractive; thirdly, Andorian relationships are complicated.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 941
# 18
02-09-2013, 05:28 PM
My KDF captain keeps 'abusing' his Orion female XO. But she puts up with it cos she's plotting to take over when the time is right.


I did originally have Stunshock in a 'attracted but dont act on it' kinda thing with Talaina, my Andorian XO. But after reading some bios in game, I realised everyone has that, so I scrapped it. But Talaina does suspect the doctor, Luawra, has a thing for Stunshock, so though they are friendly, there is some tension there. Luawra doesn't have feelings for Stunshock, she's just a bit of a flirt, She finds it helps calm down her patients.

So instead, I've got it where Stunshock is seeing my alt toon, a vulcan freighter captain and trader, but he hasn't told the rest of the crew.
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Captain
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Posts: 3,249
# 19
02-09-2013, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by shevet View Post
Several of my character Tylha's (rather large and varied) bridge crew have appeared in the literary challenge threads... her relationships with them feature a little.

Her relationships are all strictly professional, though - so far, at least. I've toyed with the idea of introducing a little romance into Tylha's life, but there are three main reasons why I haven't... First, she's a rather driven, married-to-the-job sort of person;
Have to admit, Palmer's of a fairly similar attitude, so I doubt she'll be becoming emotionally involved with anyone, so I can understand that, however...

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Originally Posted by shevet View Post
secondly, she's self-conscious about her facial scarring and doesn't consider herself attractive
That's not to say that someone else might not look past the scarring and see her attractive... Pete was clearly very fond of her during her time in New York

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thirdly, Andorian relationships are complicated.
Am I right in thinking Andorian quads are arranged, much like Vulcan betrothals? If so, maybe you could introduce others in Tylha's quad
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 216
# 20
02-09-2013, 08:36 PM
The way I've written my captain's story is that the Athena spends more time away from dock, on the front lines and just generally away from home than even long range exploration ships. As a result, relationships are a fact of life on the ship. Bryan's policy is "Don't let it interfere with your duties," but otherwise, he leaves his crew to go about their own lives. As for Bryan himself, I've hinted at his relationship with his first officer, a Trill women named Ibalei Zera, but if you want to know how it turns out, you'll need to read my entry to the latest literary challenge when I finish it.

EDIT: Another reason for Bryan's lax restrictions on what he permits while his crew are off-duty is because he expects an extremely high amount of operational discipline from them on-duty and at red alert. Sort of similar to how the Turians in the Mass Effect series are.
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