Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 688
# 11
09-21-2012, 03:27 PM
I wrote backstories for my mains and most of their crewmembers, in the bio fields, but at this point I've got 12 characters and I don't care about them all enough to write up bios for every one of them. Most of them, but at some point a Tellarite's just a Tellarite. Tellarites were set up by the franchise as one-trick ponies anyway. Same with the old Ferengi bank alt that's doffed its way into the admiralty. You know one Ferengi, you pretty much know the entire species.

Never written a log though. Don't you lose those in the generic log spam?
Reave
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
# 12
09-21-2012, 04:38 PM
I would, if I wasn't so terrible at being a Vulcan. My sense of humor is just a little more powerful than my sense of logic.

When I get around to making more characters, I'm most likely to play a Ferengi in total RP mode though.

I haven't thought about making backgrounds for my BOffs, but I do get a feel of a unique personality from each one of them.
Vulcan Science Officer -- Captain of the I.F.D. Gallifrey [Tholian Recluse]
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11,103
# 13
09-21-2012, 09:25 PM
I've started to do this more and more of late. If Cryptic ever allows Boffs to use MACO, OMEGA, and Off Duty outfits on Boffs, I will completely re-do my entire crew.
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg

So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 127
# 14
09-22-2012, 03:13 AM
I have bios for my Captain and my Bridge officers.
And back stories for my customized ships.

(Or a pig)

Sorry if my English is bad.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 121
# 15
09-23-2012, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ajay13576 View Post
I am thinking of making an Alien on either the Federation or Klingon side, but I want my captain to act as a neutral and external alien species. It's going to be difficult setting it up, because every Federation ship has a general theme to it, and the KDF ships are the only ones to feature cloaking technology and that could be a good RP topic to develop.

What do you guys think? Has anyone else thought of creating a 'rogue' faction for RPing?
Yes, we have, the Deferi. They are independent of the Federation or KDF, but we did create an alliance (treaty) with the Federation, it explains why Deferi fly Federation ships. It's fun RP being Deferi, they really add something other faction do not have, and they have a visitable home planet.

Funny, I started out keeping excel sheets on doffs too (missions, who excelled, who got wounded, who died), but as you get along and upgrade them, you get more doffs with the same names, that kind of stuff. And the missions are very limited. So I quit doing that, seeing it didn't make a lot of sense. But naturally my boffs and character all have stories and are even registered in the Defera Citizen Registry (together with those of other players and Deferi you meet in missions).

A funny thing with boffs too, we design them, give them bio's, register them online, and then exchange them with other players. That way they can have careers on several ships, being upgraded on the way.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
# 16
09-23-2012, 11:03 AM
i have done backstories for 2 of my 4 characters, the others are KDF so what is to tell really? it's all honor, duty to a house and respect for those around you.. with the occasional glorious battle.

one of my characters has a backstory to their BoFFs as well, all but one officer on the ship has classified records though. one day they may get shown off at some point.

i do more then thinking of RP, i may actually write a book based on star trek and see about getting it approved by CBS one day.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 44
# 17
09-23-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by varool View Post
one of my characters has a backstory to their BoFFs as well, all but one officer on the ship has classified records though. one day they may get shown off at some point.
That's not nice. Not even the Vice Admiral is allowed to see them?
Captain
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,857
# 18
09-23-2012, 06:21 PM
I'm glad to read this actually happens! I planned to work on just the Captain, but I may give the rest of the crew (that are seen) some story
Kathryn S. Beringer - The Dawn Patrol

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