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  1. Glad to be here. I'll be commuting a fair bit between GCHQ and Genesis, as I still have duties there, as well. I'll be taking civilian transport so I can rack up those frequent flyer points
  2. While that works in most situations, it won't in the image I'm creating in this case, assuming I can even accomplish the 3d scene I've got in my concept drawings. I spent a day creating the drawings after the image popped into my head, and two more days working out ways to reduce the render time to under a day.
  3. At least they're ripping off a good movie, rather and old star trek episodes like they were for TNG first season.
  4. I liked it too, although did anyone else notice that the lead andorian was the guy who played Wayoon(sp?) in DS9? After I noticed it, it bugged me.
  5. Thank you, Let's see if we can't kick some butt-ock, shall we?
  6. I believe that in the case of Prime, all private negotations would go through Prime's Logistics Officer, Cmdr. Remo Williams. I've been watching this thread for a while now, and I think I'll throw in my 2 bits: The going rate for anything will be between the minimum operating expenses of the job, and what the client is willing to pay. In the case of a private company, the client will be willing to pay a range between $0 and his profit margin. In the case of a fleet, it will be between $0 and the current unallocated amount in its budget. In each case, exactly where in between will depend on the client. So, you've got minimums and maximums. The minimum for a job is your minimum operating expenses. That would most likely be fuel and ammo. The maximum will be a client's profit margin. For simple jobs, like escort, this should be easy to determine in advance. For assasinations, or other messy jobs, the motivation behind the client needs to be assessed. Figure out why he wants someone obliterated, and you can figure out how much he stands to gain. That's his profit margin, and he won't pay more than it. Knowing your mins and maxs, you could determine a system whereby a member charges a certain percentage of this "green zone" where you both stand to profit. Personally, I think it will sort itself out. Gouge us, and fail to deliver, and you may have to drop your prices for a while, while your reputation recovers. Gouge us, and pull it off, we may decide it's worth it, and let you gouge us again. But until we're going, there won't be a going rate. That's why we can't determine what to charge as rent for you guys for having offices in our stations
  7. Rico is our designated Corp Liason, but I can tell you that Prime is in the process of putting together a "Rental Agreement" for Private Corporations to rent office space and using our stations as launch platforms. When that is a little more solid, we'll release it. It should cover those points, and a few others we've thought of.
  8. I understand the reasons, and I don't fault him. I'll just have to find some generic substitutes for them, that's all.
  9. After downloading and fiddling with the plugin, I've discovered that it's a save-only plugin. So no importing BCM ships into 3d Studio. (Please jump in and let me know if this is incorrect) Well, I'm disapointed if not surprised. I had hoped to use some shuttles and freighters in my renderings for the corporate areas of prime's stations, and give the images a more distinctly BCM feel. Oh well, you can't have it all, can you?
  10. Oh? I thought a player was limited to the assets available to a station when choosing a CC. And that the total number of assets in the BC Universe was fixed. Does that mean every player can pick a BC mkIII? How does it work?
  11. Thank you for the responses, but I'm confused, why is it not relevant? I would think it would be vital information when choosing a CC.
  12. Really? I've been over the appendix a dozen times, and I'm afraid I can't find the place where it says what ships can be found at what station. Could you point me at the correct file?
  13. Have the ship complements for previously existing stations (ie those that existed in BC3K) changed at all? Does Genesis for example have the same complement of ships it did in BC3K? Or have they been changed in some way?
  14. Alright! New members. Allow me to officially welcome you to Gamma Wing. Upon reporting in, you will be assigned to Gamma Wing 1st Squadron, The Guarddogs. The Guarddogs are Prime Fleet's oldest active squadron, and have a history of producing fine officers, including one Cmdr. Remo Williams, who started out under my command. Your squadron commander will be Cmdr. Rico Jansen. He'll get you squared away with signatures, logins, and so forth. Go report in in Gamma Wing News, and get yourself a login at the primefleet boards, accessable through the commlink at www.primefleet.com
  15. Tac, I'm having minor email difficulties. I'll send you a message as soon as they're worked out.
  16. [RP] Pleased to meet you in person, Sir. Cmdr. Sev Badgerius reporting. I'll be Wraith's Prime Fleet liason officer (or at least one of them). I look forward to working with you, sir. [/RP] [ 10-23-2001: Message edited by: Badgerius ]
  17. quote: "He has no problem with the display of the American flag," said his lawyer Gaspar Castillo. "It was something that was written on it ... that he found offensive." This might have something to do with it. Possibility 1: He's offended by what was written. If this is the case, he can go suck his thumb for all I care. Possibility 2: He thinks that writing something on the flag is disgracing it and decided to do something about it. Again, I don't really care, he sounds a little high-strung and probably needs the time off. My point is, he could have had patriotic motivations. The guy is a Firefighter in NY state, after all. Maybe he was motivated by something else. If so, so be it, he'll no doubt get what's coming to him. But if everybody jumps to the wrong conclusion without waiting for the facts, how are we better than those we're fighting?
  18. Woah, slow down everyone. Read it carefully. He's not offended by the flag, but by the writing on it. There is a reason for this. And it's not liberal extremisms. Flags are important symbols, and revered by some people (especially military institutions) as a representation of all that a nation is. Because of this, there are STRICT rules for the care and maintenance of a Nation's flag. I got this off the web, on a site explaining the Do's and Don't of American Flag Maintenance: quote: Important Don'ts 1 Never in any way should any disrespect be shown the U. S. flag. 2 The U. S. flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are dipped as a mark of honor. 3 The U. S. flag should never be displayed with the union down except as a signal of dire distress. 4 The U. S. flag should never touch anything beneath it-ground, floor, water or merchandise. 5 The U. S. flag should never be carried horizontally, but always aloft and free. 6 Always allow the U, S. flag to fall free- never use the U. S. flag as drapery, festooned, drawn back, or up in folds. For draping platforms and decoration or general, use blue, white and red bunting. Always arrange the bunting with blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below. 7 The U. S. flag should never be fastened, displayed, used or stored in a manner which will permit it to be easily torn, soiled or damaged in any way. Never use the U. S. flag as a covering or drape for a ceiling. 8 Never place anything on the U. S. flag. The U. S. flag should never have placed upon it, or on any part of it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture or drawing of any nature. 9 Never use the U. S. flag for receiving, holding, carrying or delivering anything. The U. S. flag should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard; or used as any portion of a costume or athletic uniform. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown. When the U. S. flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning, privately. I think this guy just followed the rules, as layed out by his own government, on the care of his nation's symbol. Writing anything on the flag would violate rule 8. I'm not saying he acted right in taking it down, but there is a PATRIOTIC reason behind it. [ 10-18-2001: Message edited by: Badgerius ]
  19. It's funny how some sci-fi shows/games throw ship classes around. In Babylon 5, Earthforce Destroyers were huge compared to heavy cruisers, and in Star Wars, a "Star Destroyer" dwarfed everything around, including Cruisers and Carriers. I think people just go with what sounds good. In our case, the SC has done a pretty good job with the relative sizes. Carriers are bigger than Super Cruisers, which are bigger than Heavy Cruisers. Of course, the BattleCruisers are realy Strike Carriers, but, who knows how much has changed in a thousand years? Carriers are only 60 years old, and Destroyers are only about 90 years old. Cruisers came in with the Dreadnaught around 100 years ago, and frigates came into existance 300-500 years ago, I think. 1000 years ago, I think we're talking about Galleys and Triremes. I think that the smaller "Heavy Cruisers" will actually fill frigate and destroyer roles in MP, so we may end up calling them that, unofficially. Hope this answers your question.
  20. As I'm sure you (all?) know, no quotes are allowed in sigs unless they are Wing quotes. So... What should Gamma Wing's quote be? "Death to Salesmen"? "Humanity has but one inalienable right: Survival"? "We stand upon the face of a new world, and look beyond it to the next one"? Help me out, I'm having a mental block...
  21. Ah ha! I stand corrected. Sorry if I came across as sharp or nasty. Late night posts and all...
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