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Posted: 16 July 2017 10:52 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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This has bugged me for a long time, so I feel like bringing it up now lol

Veteran: a person who has had long experience in a particular field.


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Captain Scott

I don’t know to me those scream a person who has long experience, even Commander Scott

Thanks for letting me rant lol

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Posted: 16 July 2017 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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It’s hard to ascertain where some of the traits did or did not come from.  There seem to be countless examples, like yours.

As best we could previously figure out, the Veteran trait revolves around being a direct survivor, contributor or hero of war.  Some of the examples that have the trait:
23rd Century Martok - OK not him
Gul Madred - Veteran of the Cardassian war?
Benny Russell - uh, WW2 Vet?
General Chang - ah!  Veteran of countless, glorious Klingon battles
Niners Kira Nerys - she survived a long, grueling and ugly 16 inning battle with a team of Andorians.

Now, Kirk has survived many battles and wars, like against god or a whale probe.  He didn’t get the trait.  Abraham Lincoln, although not the real Lincoln, had that whole Civil War thing.  GI Chackotay and Medic Tom Paris are literally in military garb.

Who knows.  You could get a headache playing this game.

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Posted: 16 July 2017 11:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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And here I thought this would be a thread about how there isn’t enough Scotty in this game…has never been featured in an Event…only 4 variations…

And yeah, he is a “veteran” Star Trek crew member too!

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Posted: 16 July 2017 11:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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yes more Scotty’s would be great!

I never thought of it, I guess, as a ‘Vet’ Veteran of war, which is funny, since I am a vet.

But when I see that, I just always think ‘elder’ and he always seems like he should have it.

I guess if it is war vet, I can see why not, just bothers me though lol

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Posted: 17 July 2017 12:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Let’s put this to bed. 

Need more variations of Scott. 
All variations, including current, need Veteran trait.  And probably Hero, since there is no “Miracle Worker” trait. 
Why the hell is Captain Scotts only skill Engineering?  I feel like Science and Command need to be there too. 
All Kirk variations need Veteran. 
And why does Captain Sulu not have pilot trait?

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Posted: 17 July 2017 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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If they do make more versions of Scotty can they please remove the “N. C. C. 1 7 0 1…..” sound effect?

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Posted: 17 July 2017 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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As the Veteran trait is used in STT, I always thought of it as “war veteran”. Thus, no Scotty.

But he (and probably others) should probably have it, using the word’s broader meaning.

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Posted: 17 July 2017 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Crunch - 17 July 2017 09:54 AM

But he (and probably others) should probably have it, using the word’s broader meaning.

Using that meaning, you could argue that every long tenured main cast should have it.

Traits aren’t just about how they apply to the crew, but also a gameplay mechanic.  It makes sense that some traits are intentionally rare.

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Posted: 17 July 2017 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Dralix - 17 July 2017 09:58 AM
Crunch - 17 July 2017 09:54 AM

But he (and probably others) should probably have it, using the word’s broader meaning.

Using that meaning, you could argue that every long tenured main cast should have it.

Traits aren’t just about how they apply to the crew, but also a gameplay mechanic.  It makes sense that some traits are intentionally rare.

Both are excellent points.


The way DB gives out the trait “Veteran” is inconsistent at best, but this argument of “anyone who has long experience in a particular field” will just devalue the trait and make it apply to 90% of the characters in game.

After all, according to this “broader meaning” of “veteran”, Carol Marcus is a veteran physicist and engineer. Brunt is a veteran diplomat and bureaucrat. Ardra is a veteran trickster, Arik Soong is a veteran geneticist, Quark is a veteran barkeeper, BA Jake is a veteran novelist, the Borg Queen is a veteran assimilator, Neelix is a veteran poisoner, and Scotty is a veteran engineer.

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Posted: 17 July 2017 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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JHBennett - 17 July 2017 12:09 AM

Need more variations of Scott.

Might I suggest

Clanton Scotty
Bagpipes Scotty
Mirror Scotty
1* Scotty in 2nd pilot uniform
Jefferies Tube Scotty

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Posted: 17 July 2017 10:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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[SJ] Captain Aki - 17 July 2017 09:39 AM

If they do make more versions of Scotty can they please remove the “N. C. C. 1 7 0 1…..” sound effect?

LOL +1

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Posted: 17 July 2017 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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We can DEFINITELY use more versions (and AN EVENT) of Scotty - like

Intruder Alert Scotty:

Problem Solver Scotty:

and yes these were some of the extremely few SFW ones i could find!

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Posted: 17 July 2017 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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More Scotty!

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Posted: 18 July 2017 12:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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[SJ] Captain Aki - 17 July 2017 09:39 AM

If they do make more versions of Scotty can they please remove the “N. C. C. 1 7 0 1…..” sound effect?

LOL +1

I love audio quotes, but his is a bit too long.  He’s got enough funny lines in TOS, they could add several and we’d never get bored of hearing them.  I think they added that long one just because Captain Scott and the quote are from the same TNG episode.

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Posted: 18 July 2017 12:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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Drunk Scotty

Right Tools for the Right Job Scotty

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Posted: 18 July 2017 01:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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