For Captains that are also leaders of Fleets, give them the rank of FLEET CAPTAIN or ADMIRAL, which is a rank only given to FOUNDER and OFFICERS of a fleet. The whole "everybody is an Admiral" thing is just... weird, and it diminishes what should be an awesome thing in the game. Being a full Captain of a Starfleet vessel (or Klingon Defense Force vessel, for all you Klingons).
Just my opinion, but I'm a Trek fan. I don't want to be an Admiral. Admirals don't get to explore the galaxy.
From later in the discussion.
Originally Posted by Pavement0
Captain is the most ICONIC rank (in Star Trek Lore - editor)
Yes, Cryptic has repeatedly said this isn't going to change. That's fine. We're not going to quit playing over something like this, but it really is inarguably unpopular. Frankly, as the game matures, and 95% of the online players reach end game, it will make the game comical. What's the selling point? "Team up with other Admirals to fly off and perform dangerous end game missions?" Wait, Admirals go out and do dangerous end game missions? Admirals team up?
*shrug* Don't change it if it's that big of deal. I'm still going to play, either way. It does make it a lot harder to take the game seriously.
Put the Admiral title for Fleet Officers. (Note: I reiterate that Cryptic has said they do not plan on changing this.)