Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
# 1 they keep preomting me !!
07-30-2012, 06:34 AM
so Im at Rear admiral upper half level 49 1/2

all I ever wanted was to be a captain but they keep premoting me!!

any way if I keep premoting my bofs and one makes captain,
where does that leave me? do I still run my ship or do I get a desk
job on a star base some where?

what happens next??
Milo Knight -Star fleet Engineer


Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,040
# 2
07-30-2012, 11:16 AM
Of course, we don't get paid more, we just get more paperwork. It's a scam!

"Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there... you can make a difference." - James T. Kirk
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 891
# 3
07-30-2012, 11:27 AM
BOFFs top out at commander, so you don't have to worry about that. Yet.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 509
# 4
07-30-2012, 11:41 AM
Assuming the tailor ever gets fixed, just make you toon's title Captain and leave Captain rank on their uniform.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,430
# 5
07-30-2012, 11:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by James T. Kirk, 2371
"Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship because while you're there, you can make a difference."
I hope Cryptic will one day see the error of its ways and allow the playerbase the option to customize their experience.

Whats needed in my opinion (at a minimum):
- a new mission tag implemented across all content {player-chosen-rank} that will substitute the current rank greeting in mission text.
- remove ranks from gear and replace with the appropriate level range (which we already have)
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,888
# 6
07-30-2012, 11:54 AM
Just pretend that you are advancing in seniority as a captain and being given command of better ships as a result.
You still only command a single ship at a time, and your Bridge officers can't get past cmdr, so it makes more sense anyway since a real Admiral commands a fleet from a flagship, not just a single ship.
Tala -KDF Tac- House of Beautiful Orions
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
# 7
07-31-2012, 03:35 AM
I like that Kirk qoute!!

I often wonder if in real life how often a captain would actually get a different ship to command??
Milo Knight -Star fleet Engineer


Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 160
# 8
07-31-2012, 07:32 AM
Yeah promoting is bad enough, but premoting is crossing the line!
-It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.-- Mark Twain.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 718
# 9
07-31-2012, 08:44 AM
The problem with using titles and rank insignia as a work around is that you need to be really dedicated to deluding yourself for it to be at all convincing.

The UI likes to rub your nose in the fact that you're actually a Vice Admiral. Mission text too.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 849
# 10
07-31-2012, 09:48 PM
Indeed, it's jarring that sometimes NPC dialogue doesn't honor your selected title of Captain. Apparently, it was something to do with the titles awarded from accolades sometimes giving funny result (e.g. if you get the accolade for the Undine missions, instead of [rank] Zhang one gets called Moist Zhang - LOL)

I myself quite like the idea of decoupling levels and ranks, making the latter as career milestones with titles one can chose from and ACTUALLY influence NPC dialog.

Joint Dev/Community discussion on customizable and gameplay-relevant ship interiors:
Proposal Document // Feedback Thread
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