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# 11
12-05-2010, 03:29 PM
They said a while ago that being addressed by title, like altering shipboard crew uniforms, is something being looked into/worked on, but that what is currently in the game wasn't designed to support it.

So supposedly it will happen, but it's not a major priority so don't expect it soon.
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# 12
12-05-2010, 04:01 PM
Lol - I agree 100% with the OP with regards to the whole Rear Admiral lower half bit. RA is sufficient, get rid of the "lower half" bit. And bring in a "Fleet Captain" rank if you won't do Commodore - that rank exists. Might as well use it.
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# 13
12-05-2010, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by HappyHappyJoyJoy View Post
They said a while ago that being addressed by title, like altering shipboard crew uniforms, is something being looked into/worked on, but that what is currently in the game wasn't designed to support it.

So supposedly it will happen, but it's not a major priority so don't expect it soon.
They actually said that? Very nice to hear.

I also want to point out that I don't just want it to be the brief "Admiral" or "Rear Admiral" but also to allow for everything from Torpedo Target <name> to Captain <name> (some of us want to STAY Captains FOREVER, you know!)

And NO I do not have a character named Janeway. That was just a joke, eh?
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# 14
12-05-2010, 05:17 PM
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They actually said that? Very nice to hear.

I also want to point out that I don't just want it to be the brief "Admiral" or "Rear Admiral" but also to allow for everything from Torpedo Target <name> to Captain <name> (some of us want to STAY Captains FOREVER, you know!)

And NO I do not have a character named Janeway. That was just a joke, eh?
It's been addressed a few times. Here is one of the earliest responses by Dstahl (from when Rear Admiral Upper/Lower was still just on Tribble)...

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Just throw in a new variable! one for "displayed rank" one for *actual rank*
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There's close to 1000 or more instances of the dialog wildcard {RankName} and in many cases it is used in conjunction with other wildcards such as "{RankName}{LastName}, we are in need of assistance. And in other places it is used as "This weapon can be equiped by {RankName}". So a global search and replace "may" get 90% of the cases, but then there will be 10% where it makes no sense or leads to misleading information. Then when you add in the fact that it will cause a relocalization pass on every dialog, it gets tricky.

We're looking into it and know how to address it in the code... it just takes time and resources to implement.

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I wonder how easy or difficult this one is actually to fix.I suppose that all old dialogues will need to be reworked to support such a change.
Spent an hour running around talking to various devs today trying to get a good solution for this...

We're working on it... we realize it is odd in dialog... but want to stay true to the established ranks. We have a few options to pursue and we'll get it taken care of.

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# 15
12-05-2010, 05:48 PM
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You named your character Janeway? :|
Uh... didn't everyone? After all, we know as soon as she got home, she retired and started popping out babies like no tomorrow.

How else would you explain all these descendants of hers?:p
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# 16
12-05-2010, 06:10 PM
Fortunately "Vice Admiral" is short enough not to be too irritating, so atleast you shouldn't be stuck with those long titles for very long.

But I agree, unless it has to be formal, why can't they call you commander or admiral? Theyve allowed us to use a nickname instead of a full name for our Captain and crew for the purpose of shortening the text, so why not rank and possibly ship? (as having your fleet tag or a letter after your ship name in conversation does look out of place)
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# 17
12-05-2010, 06:52 PM
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"Greetings, Moist Janeway!"
Thanks for putting me off my breakfast.
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# 18
12-05-2010, 06:58 PM
Oh come on, its not like Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek would be the only person/character to be named Kathryn Janeway.

Just as James T. Kirk is not the first nor the last James T. Kirk
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# 19
12-06-2010, 09:45 AM
I believe the OP didn't just want it shortened to Adiral, but rather wanted the ability to select from her earned titles.

I like this idea, because I roleplay that I am a first officer, and want to keep being addressed as commander even as I level.
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# 20
12-06-2010, 01:39 PM
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I believe the OP didn't just want it shortened to Adiral, but rather wanted the ability to select from her earned titlesl.
Correct.

I want to stay Captain. Or be an Attache. FOr me, Admiral is ho-hum.
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