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# 11
07-25-2012, 08:35 AM
Well, STO still has text saying "left or right shield failing" when it's should actually be port and starboard shields. Funny thing is, the computer even says "port/starboard shield failing"
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# 12
07-25-2012, 08:41 AM
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I am truly sorry, I didn't mean to come in here and start some debate. I probably wouldn't have even responded to the comments but that crack about "You'll understand once you get older." was very disrespectful and calling everyone stupid you should be ashamed of yourself. I am as old as I plan to get.
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And this ^ wasn't disrespectful and rude? You came in here swinging and sent out a few punches, but I guess you forgot when you punch someone or someones you normally get punched back.

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# 13
07-25-2012, 08:44 AM
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Surprisingly I read a report a month ago about how the term "clockwise" is being slowly phased out of the vocabulary as children are generally only familiar with digital clocks now and have little to no experience with traditional face-with-hands clocks.
Really? I has a sad.
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# 14
07-25-2012, 08:47 AM
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I enjoyed watching those shows in the past but they always made mistakes with nautical terminology and ranks. You are best to observe some actual naval footage or visit a naval shipyard.
Besides the other reasons already pointed out in this thread, they even did this in the shows. Thus, this is canon. This game reflects the shows, which in turn did not strictly observe naval terminology and procedures. Starfleet is not the navy in space.

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Well, STO still has text saying "left or right shield failing" when it's should actually be port and starboard shields. Funny thing is, the computer even says "port/starboard shield failing"
I've been playing since beta, and I don't remember the computer ever saying anything but left and right shields.
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# 15
07-25-2012, 08:56 AM
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Really? I has a sad.
I also read a report suggesting that younger generations have a lot more trouble reading maps and understanding direction, presumably since everything is done with GPS these days.
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# 16
07-25-2012, 09:00 AM
While Starfleet is based on Earth Naval traditions, it's been centuries, and some things may have changed.

I did not write the dialog there, but your map ALWAYS has cardinal directions. Even in space there is a little N(orth) up arrow on the map. I can only guess that north east was given as it is easily understood by the majority of people, and while it might not make sense on an actual ship, if you were to look at your map, it should be apparent which way was meant.
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# 17
07-25-2012, 09:18 AM
I noticed a couple days ago that some of my DOFF's are at rank 'Petty officer'. Apparently time doesn't erase some traditions.
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# 18
07-25-2012, 09:22 AM
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I noticed a couple days ago that some of my DOFF's are at rank 'Petty officer'. Apparently time doesn't erase some traditions.
Miles O'Brien was a Petty Officer (Senior Chief) much of his career.
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# 19
07-25-2012, 09:28 AM
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I did not write the dialog there, but your map ALWAYS has cardinal directions. Even in space there is a little N(orth) up arrow on the map. I can only guess that north east was given as it is easily understood by the majority of people, and while it might not make sense on an actual ship, if you were to look at your map, it should be apparent which way was meant.
I would expect that for ease of understanding, the Federation would probably have a "Galactic North" and that north = up. That way all their 2D maps would be oriented the same. We do this now. We have generally agreed that north = up. There's really no reason it has be up, as in space, up and down are relative. We could easily put Africa and South America at the top of the map.

3D mapping and course plotting would likely work very differently, though I imagine most human designers would still equate Galactic North with up.

Of course this is a game, so at the end of the day you need directions easily understood by 21st century folks
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# 20
07-25-2012, 09:40 AM
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Really? I has a sad.
Cheer up, maybe it means "deasil" and widdershins" will make a comeback.
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