Proposal regarding the current state of the Fleet Commendations
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I am well aware, that we currently have enough commendations when it comes to earning fleet ranks.

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):

Philippa Georgiou Medal of Exploration (Click to View)
Gabriel Lorca Badge of Defiance (Click to View)

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:

Command Master Chief Instructor (Click to View)
Fleet Master Chief Instructor (Click to View)
Master Chief Instructor of the STO Academy (Click to View)

Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this proposal.

Live Long and Prosper
TP
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#2
Thank you for the suggestions TP. I can safely say that at the moment we won't be adding any new commendations. I have considered adding only one to the Historical commendations for Discovery, but rejected my own thought lol Frankly recent changes to the commendations wouldn't have happened if there weren't any changes to the game (removal of the gateway and No Win Scenario).


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(01-01-2018, 02:31 PM)Attilio Wrote: Thank you for the suggestions TP. I can safely say that at the moment we won't be adding any new commendations.
Well, I had to try.

(01-01-2018, 02:31 PM)Attilio Wrote: I have considered adding only one to the Historical commendations for Discovery, but rejected my own thought lol
Just out of curiosity, what would it have been?
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(01-01-2018, 06:23 PM)TacPaddy Wrote: Well, I had to try.

Just out of curiosity, what would it have been?

I didn't get that far. Just had the thought of creating one but that's about it. There was no point in thinking it through because I knew we weren't going to add another one.


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I like your suggestions, TP! as is, a lot of us still won't be able to get Kirk since from my POV (compared to last year) the climate for prearranged team ups is only now warming up (ie Trudard's Monthly Runs... which will also conquer the Disconnected Elite one this year too Wink

The Lorca one is intriguing! (that's definitely Mal haha) But what about one for Axanar, Sulu, Kira Nerys, or Riker? AFAIK, there isn't anything that says the historical figure has to be of a on-screen Captain or General...

Granted that the Admiralty may not be able to make such changes whenever they come up, I think it would be good for the fleet to still discuss such possibilities and see if those seeds lead somewhere in the coming months.
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