Or use Roman-ish ranks:
Legate or Praetor
This has my full support. If nothing else, when the game does expand to 60 as the cap I'd love Praetor to be the highest rank, though it's a slightly imperial title, but it's workable. Praetor sounds cool enough that it would be popular.
I was planning to take one o' them holographic bridge officers and name him Praetorian, after the old Roman elite guard anyway. Praetorian Holomatrix Defense System. "What good is a bodyguard who needs to sleep?"
Sub-Admiral doesn't quite roll off the tongue for me. I'd prefer Vice Admiral given a choice, but that's pure phonetics.
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Last edited by tsurutafan01; 04-26-2013 at 10:41 AM.
Woah, woah, nice to see people who are interested in Romans, but what we have from canon is this.
I guess Uhlan would be something like "Crewman", so nothing for us (common Romulan doffs), sublieutenant strongly implies the existence of lieutenant (and I would be unsure if it's the equivalent to ensign or lieutenant junior grade), and I don't blame Cryptic for dividing up the Admiral rank the same way they did for the Federation.
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I agree with the above, perhapse it would be nice if they used something close to the Byzantine or Roman Naval Ranks? Afterall the Romulan word Praetor is pretty much just a title that is (or was rather) held by the Roman Emperors.
not quiet.there were actually two different types of praetors. One was a field commander of the army, usually a lower ranking officer who was in charge until say a general showed up, then there is the elected official who was more of a consul.
of course, there could have been instances when the commander of an army was also a politician...
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The issue is not about there being Romulan Admirals. The issue is that they have the same name categories as Federation Admirals. The top 3 Ranks should be differentiated for Romulans just as they are for Klingons. That way each Faction feels unique.
I cannot imagine any Romulan being referred to as Rear Admiral Lower Half just as I cannot imagine any Klingon being referred to that way.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
In theory, it's all translation anyway, so you translate the actual rank to pretty much any English term.
Also, the Republic could have different ranks than the Empire.
And Praetor was mentioned in "Balance of Terror" from TOS.
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