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Specializations and Professions, Oh My!

Captain's Blog Stardate 92308.11

Well it looks like I was wrong about the new bridge officers, they aren't "command" but instead are "intel" officers. So now bridge officers will be able to have a specialization and a profession. Professions are "tactical", "engineering" and "science" while the only specialization now is "intelligence". Let me explain.

Speaking of intelligence, what did the Starfleet Officer say when he landed on Qo'noS? "There is no sign of intelligent life anywhere." Just joking, I love the Klingons!

Alright let's get back on topic. Officers that have both will be known as hybrid officers. The Tier 6 Intel ships will have a special hybrid slot. From what I understand, depending on the slot you put the officer in, that's the abilities it will use. For example, a Tactical Intelligence Officer will have tactical and intelligence abilities. Put it in a tactical slot and it will use tactical abilities. Put it in a tactical/intel hybrid slot and it will use both tactical and intelligence abilities.

Make sense? It's an interesting concept and it definitely will make builds much more interesting. The best part is that you can replace your bridge officers with these hybrid ones even if you don't own a ship with a hybrid slot. Why would you do this? Two reasons: 1) you'll be prepared if you ever do get a ship with a hybrid slot, and 2) you'll be able to use the specialization and profession abilities on the ground no matter what

What do you think about these new officers? Is it better for the game or worse? Are things just getting too complicated? Are you looking forward to additional specializations being added in the future? Leave your comments!

Written by Attilio on September 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm


TacPaddy (Member) said...
September 15, 2014 at 04:33 am

It is an interesting concept alright.

However, I don't envy you adapting the Skill Planner to accomodate both T5-U / T6 Ships and the new BOFF seating. ;)

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Attilio (Owner) replied...
September 15, 2014 at 07:31 am

That might actually be the easy part... maybe lol. First I need to play around with it on Tribble to get a feeling of how it all works. I'm more concerned about the starship mastery. It could be an easy addition or it could be a pain.

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sidhall (Member) said...
September 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

I am looking forward to the new Boff positions! Although I have used most of my Boff's since the beginning, and it will be a sad day when I have to make them redundant/replace them with the new Hybrid ones.
I wonder if the Purchased (C-Store) Boff's will be updated to hybrid??? That would ease some of my pain :)

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Attilio (Owner) replied...
September 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I haven't heard anything about the C-Store Boffs being hybrid, and I'm going to assume they won't be. My guess is that we'll see new hybrid Boffs in the C-Store.

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187 (Guest) said...
September 16, 2014 at 08:09 am

will they put this up on tribble? I have a play on the new borg disconnected STF and thoroughly enjoyed it!

I am more concerned about the new storylines. I just want more of them!

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Attilio (Owner) replied...
September 16, 2014 at 09:31 am

The new bridge officers are already on Tribble.

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187 (Guest) replied...
September 17, 2014 at 10:40 am

I could find them but it looks like i need to do some work on tribble.. Ill have to get the kids to bed EARLY tonite!

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Cmdrscarlet (Guest) said...
September 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

Interesting idea indeed! Yet, I will fly my Excelsior until the stars burn out (or I stop playing), so all of this is academic to me.

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lowiekestoa (Member) said...
September 25, 2014 at 07:55 am

The D'KyrT5-U should get an intel seat!

I burst into tears when I discovered that my Vulcan ship can be upgraded. The ZEN for it is burning a whole in the dil exchange.

eurgh, my main toon @lowieke will fly this....

also the V'Zat should be able to attack more violently. Hope this D'Kyr T5-U will not also be a low tier ship.

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Wolfe (Guest) said...
August 28, 2017 at 08:28 am

what i'd like to know is: can i slot a sci-int officer in a eng-int bridge slot because the sci-int is an int officer?

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