However, I couldn't help to think about them. Take the Historical Figures Commendations for instance. Recently the requirements of the James T. Kirk Order of Tactics have been changed to "Awarded to members who earn seven Historical Figure Commendations.". Well, coincidentally there are just seven other commendations in that category left, but the changed requirements does not exactly imply that it is limited to those. Furthermore, all live Star Trek series are represented in that category. Well, all but one. Star Trek Discovery is missing. Given the fact, that Star Trek Discovery has already found its way into Star Trek Online, I think it is only fair to consider an addition to the Historical Figures Commendations that represent Star Trek Discovery. Also it would give people a slightly better chance to earn the Kirk Medal.
So here are just two examples for possible additions to the Historical Figures Commendations (Warning! Spoilers for Star Trek Discovery ahead):
- Earn the "Incarcerator" accolade by replaying the episode "Frozen" and arrest 40 Remans after trying to arrest Obisk and the deactivation of the Transport Inhibitors (this requires three replays, btw).
- Earn the "Cosy Campsite" accolade by completing all class options in the episode "Coliseum". This requires a team of all careers. (Why this? Because playing Coliseum alone is a major PITA)
- Earn the "Operational Completion Dedication" accolade by replaying the episode "Of Bajor" several times with team members of different careers to complete all 15 sub-missions. You can only complete 7 sub-missions at a time.
- Earn the "Best Served Cold" accolade by killing Farek at the end of the Episode "Operation Gamma" to earn the Vorta's Trust.
Also the Training Commendations made me thinking. Currently we have three which are awarded for being able to provide Training manuals in a at least one, two or three certain amount of primary Captain Specialisation.
Consider for a moment the effort taken here. It takes 22 points per primary Captain Specialization to be able to craft its Training Manuals. We earn the first point at level 51. So each Specialization point essentially represents one level past Level 50. So a Master Chief Instructor (at least 3x 22 Spec points) is actually a Level 112 player, while fighting on Level 60. Someone who may even has completed all primary & secondary Captain Specializations would be a Level 230 player fighting on Level 60.
Now please consider what kind of experience this represents. It takes considerable time to get there. Given the nature of the STOA, it is very likely that the lessons learned on the way are being passed on to younger, less experienced STOA members.
It is my humble opinion, that this kind of experience should be rewarded by the following suggested additions to the Training Commendations:
Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this proposal.