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# 2591
04-20-2013, 01:10 AM
Honestly, I'm not sure about the Honor Guard Elite Commander Accolade being a requirement. that is quite a painful accolade to get. Especially for those that have a hard time getting dil. The 1mil FC I can cope with, but again, not sure about that accolade. Plus there are some of us that don't much care for that accolade.

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# 2592
04-20-2013, 01:35 AM
Now, to give you something special for The Canelow!
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So I'm wondering if it's too pixelated or what naught.
No. Actually, I quite like the photo. My problem is that I cannot make out the words. If you have a link to the photo itself, I can remedy this problem for you. Just give me the photo itself, without the words, and also tell me what font you wish to have used.
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What I was going to say was that I should try putting the Hyper-plasma torpedo launcher on my Defiant and load it up with five tactical plasma consoles. That would cause some nasty fire.
Don't forget about the Romulan consoles you get from the Embassy. If you need XII, then I can just invite you to Forsaken Black Ops Embassy again.
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Promotion to Elite has always been at the discretion of the Masters. The two month minimum was just that, a minimum. It was never intended to be an automatic promotion.
I understand that, but the content of what was posted in chat did not say anything like this. And all who saw are in agreement on this. What was posted was basically saying that no matter what his standing with the fleet, he would never get his promotion! I am glad you caught the error, and tried to explain what you meant. But what matters is how the post was worded at the point of posting.

In addition, I know you were working on the email when this happened, but the fact of the matter is, the request was minutes BEFORE the email went out. This means that the request was denied on reason that did not exist because no official posting had yet been made. 5 minutes might as well be an hour, which might as well be a day or a week. In a profession setting, as well as in a legal setting, changes are not put into effect until the signs actually go up. If no sign exists, the law does not exist either, so no one can be legally arrested for violating a law that was never posted. Not only is this wrong, it is just not professional. Had this taken place AFTER the email went out, then I would support the matter of suspending Murrshan's promotion, and holding off for the other fellow's promotion. But until the email goes out, I proceed as normally, and Murrshan is still perfectly eligible.

I know I am not going to win any popularity points with the higher-ups, but when you worked in Human Resources Department like I have, you don't have the luxury of candy-coating things. You have to deal with the issue on a case by case basis, and get right to work. And in this case, what was posted really looked more like a snub to anyone due for a promotion. With all due respect to bob, if this was given to me in a professional setting, I would take the side of the employee. If he was told that he was just simply never be promoted, no matter what his standing in the company, I would do what I could to get him that promotion, give him compensation, and full restitution if anything was taken away.

That said, if I were a Master, I would have given Murrshan the promotion because I have yet to see anything negative from him, he has fulfilled the time requirement, and he asked politely (VERY important). After that, I would have invited that other guy back, and given him his full promotion to Elite. Even if he was a week early, what was posting in chat was more than enough to justify his anger, and promoting him to Elite is the least that could be done to make up for the grievances involved.

Now what I need to know from you, Bob (specifically), is were you successful in getting that fellow's @handle? If so, were you successful in explaining what you meant to say, then explaining the reasons and ongoing situation behind it? If not, then this needs to get done within the next day. If you were, and he still refuses to return, I will let the matter drop. I will say is that we need to prevent such things from happening in the first place by checking our wording BEFORE posting something in chat, and by not denying someone because of a change in policy until AFTER the fleet-wide emails about that policy go out. Until the fleet-wide emails go out, everything should proceed as we normally do.

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But until the new system is in place, all promotions are on hold. That is to make it easier to implement as almost all cats will be "demoted" in the current system in order to make room for the new ranks. But earned privileges will be kept.
The Specialist Ranks are really quite redundant, even though they are all different bonuses in the Fleet Bank. Plus, I have encountered a few who could not decide what speciality to which they wished for me to promote them. One person actually went so far as he just flipped a coin!
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all I can say is, that promotion per character thing had better NOT get approved, or i will not be putting any further characters in FSF; not if I have to go through all that 2 month BS a second time
It is like grinding the Reputation system. Suroo is T5 in both, but I cannot be motivated in any way into grinding Reputation for either of my other characters. So, why bother with waiting another 2 months to get (insert alt character) to the same rank as Suroo? It is me, and you know it is me, so why treat both characters like separate people?

As for the 180 day requirement? I think the phrase "180 days" should be gotten rid of. I myself just now had to Google a calculator for that. Just say "6 months," or whatever 180 days happens to be. It does not need to be so confusing. Seriously, does someone have a calculator to count the days? Some months have 31 days, the rest only have 30. February has 28, except on leap year. So really, let's say months, and leave it at that. If you joined on the 1st of September, your promotion day is November 1st. 6 months from there is March 1st. Problem solved.

As for the Fleet Bank, the withdraw limit for crafting stuff is very low. That is combined with that it never gets used anyway, and they could get put to good use toward the Special Project that requires them. It would give good Fleet Credit, and provide a quick boost to Credits if someone needs them.

And Special Items being 0 per day? That can stay at 1 per day because nothing is ever in that tab anyway except for absolute LOADS of lock boxes, and the occasional Contraband.

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Honestly, I'm not sure about the Honour Guard Elite Commander Accolade being a requirement. that is quite a painful accolade to get. Especially for those that have a hard time getting dil. The 1mil FC I can cope with, but again, not sure about that accolade. Plus there are some of us that don't much care for that accolade.
Or those who have used the Honour Guard stuff, and will never be persuaded to buy the XII version. I know this from personal experiences. I was just so lucky enough to get my XII set from the old Prototype Tech drops, and I know first-hand that it is inferior to the Fleet Pulsewaves. Of course, Suroo can EngiTank, but he NEEDS TO just to make up for the simple fact that he does less damage than the Fleet Pulsewaves, even with the grenades. Winston uses the ghostbuster gun and Elite Fleet Pulsewave, and he is far more effective than Suroo. To be honest, the one only reason to get the full Honour Guard set is the instant remodulation ability. Apart from that, worthless. I already cannot be persuaded to grind Reputation for Winston, so I certainly am not going to give him a full (armour/shield/weapon) set.




/end grumpy wall of text

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# 2593
04-20-2013, 01:44 AM
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I am honoured. That plane (small that can fly low and kinda slow) is the only plane I would like to have and my fear of heights wouldn't bother me while in it. I also like the background a lot. Awesome picture!

Also, somebody commented already!
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# 2594
04-20-2013, 02:12 AM
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I am honoured. That plane (small that can fly low and kinda slow) is the only plane I would like to have and my fear of heights wouldn't bother me while in it. I also like the background a lot. Awesome picture!!
Can.......I take you up in a Space Shuttle?

[6/24 23:12] [Combat (Self)] Your Thalaron Pulse deals 126254 (48978) Radiation Damage to Tactical Cube. Hehe. Suck it Borg!
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# 2595
04-20-2013, 02:50 AM
Seeing my home planet from orbit! Now that would be fun!
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......and my fear of heights wouldn't bother me while in it.
Don't worry about that. Cats always land on their feet, so even if the plane did crash, you could jump out, and be perfectly fine!
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Awesome picture!
Thank you very much! It makes me so dearly long to return to Hawaii!
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Also, somebody commented already!
So? Post a comment yourself!

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# 2596
04-20-2013, 03:31 AM
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Don't worry about that. Cats always land on their feet, so even if the plane did crash, you could jump out, and be perfectly fine!
What if it crashed at sea? Us cats are afraid of water!

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So? Post a comment yourself!
It's not that, I'm just amazed at the speed of some people.

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# 2597
04-20-2013, 03:43 AM
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What if it crashed at sea? Us cats are afraid of water!
Not true of all cats!
See this!
And this!
And this!
Tigers in particular love water!
Here too!

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# 2598
04-20-2013, 03:49 AM
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Kawaii! Okay then most cats (including me) don't like water!

On a completely unrelated note I found my new desktop!

It's so sad and yet so beautifully made...
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# 2599
04-20-2013, 04:07 AM
My desktop is this! But really, you all expected that from me......

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# 2600
04-20-2013, 04:13 AM
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My desktop is this!
Hmm it's kinda weird and grey but I like it!
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