Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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I like having my bridge officers with me, in general I think STO needs to make bridge officers much more interesting and fleshed out, there isn't really another mmo where you have an old school party based aspect to the game on top of everything else.

SWOTOR's companions comes close, but I'd like to see STO add in boff traits that trigger dialogue and behaviour.

For example imagine when editing a new bridge officer there was a pulldown of personality traits:

Aggressive
Cocky
Depressed
Wise
Arrogant

And during missions there could be triggers added that cause bridge officers with these traits to speak out, or act out based on the trait, for example:

A player is speaking to an NPC about fixing a wap coil in a mission, one of his bridge officers has the depressed trait, when you agree to fix the warp coil to progress, the bridge officer gets one of the sidebar dialogue popups

"Warp coils, it's always warp coils."

Another Bridge officer has the cocky trait and it triggers

"I can fix that blindfolded"

You get the idea, perhaps in some missions bridge officers with conflicting personalities would argue or debate like in baldurs gate, adding more RPG mechanics to the experience.
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Lt. Commander
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# 2
10-22-2013, 03:43 PM
I like that idea, I made my OP's officer look aggressive so having her "talk" in the same way would be great!
Career Officer
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# 3
10-22-2013, 03:59 PM
I like the idea as well; it'd be especially useful for having Vulcan boffs sound like Vulcans.
Lt. Commander
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# 4
10-22-2013, 04:16 PM
Ooo what about a trait designed for borg officers like my engineer officer...or maybe Anaer and Catains?
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# 5
10-22-2013, 04:22 PM
i see this title and all i can think is Tovan 2.0
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 273
# 6
10-22-2013, 04:25 PM
I love this idea. I have always something of a reputation system just for our Boff's. I didn't really use all my boff's all the time. I stuck with the main group, but in the end I could promote everyone even if they never did anything. I though this would be cool...

Promote to Lieutenant

Certain amount of EC
missions deployed (for example putting them in charge of a doff mission or simply rewarding you a token to be consumed X number of times to represent how many missions you take them on.)

I would like this, including the main idea of this thread
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 147
# 7
10-22-2013, 05:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by felixhex View Post
I love this idea. I have always something of a reputation system just for our Boff's. I didn't really use all my boff's all the time. I stuck with the main group, but in the end I could promote everyone even if they never did anything. I though this would be cool...

Promote to Lieutenant

Certain amount of EC
missions deployed (for example putting them in charge of a doff mission or simply rewarding you a token to be consumed X number of times to represent how many missions you take them on.)

I would like this, including the main idea of this thread
That's a great idea! I usally stick with a group as well and use the same ones every mission
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,021
# 8
10-22-2013, 05:58 PM
I've been suggesting this for three years. Everything I ever heard was that Cryptic was concerned that what they would do might clash with your goals for your BOs but every once in awhile since rep was introduced, there has been talk about giving players a micro-rep with each BO where they can customize them more.

I think it would be interesting if they, say, had this unlock costume features for BOs like Odyssey rolled up sleeves, Odyssey toolkit, Odyssey labcoat (with variations for Roms and Klingons as well. Open up new stances and behaviors with a new functional trait at the end of the tree.

It could basically be handled as Myers Briggs/Jungian/Keirsey typology.

Extroversion/Introversion
Sensing/Intuition
Thinking/Feeling
Judging/Perceiving

Albeit with Trekked up names. You choose each one or the other at each stage of a given BO's rep, affecting/unlocking cosmetics and passives. The final combination opens one of 16 personalities.

I'd imagine each BO would end up costing around 400k EC, a certain amount of expertise, and take around 10 days of projects to max out. Making 5 BOs together the equivalent of a single reputation grind.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 273
# 9
10-22-2013, 08:28 PM
I love the ideas. BO rep system

Maybe each tier would represent a rank, so 3 tiers. The final tier you complete grants that BO his/her promotion to Commander.

Like we have the ability to purchase weapons and what not now in our current rep systems, we would be able to unlock things to customize our BO's. Like has been mentioned in this thread already. Stances, catch phrases, special attire to indicate their place or function on your ship.

I see this as possible way to promote your first officer to Captain if we ever get that option to do that someday. The new 4 tier, promote to captain would be complete so many STF's. Drop some energy credits and XP. I want all this. Please do Cryptic. And if you make the decision to do this someday, don't be cryptic, be very forth coming.
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# 10
10-22-2013, 08:39 PM
One of the reasons I've stuck with STO for so long (even when I'm not playing, I still visit the forums) is because of the possibility of having my own fully customizable minions following me around and dressing them up in stupid outfits.

WHERE IS MY SKANT CRYPTIC????
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