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How often is staffing an issue when deckbuilding?

Always
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Almost Always
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Frequently
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Roughly half the time
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Not quite half but not quite rare
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33%
Rare
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50%
Never!
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By Faithful Reader (Ross Fertel)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Continuing Committee Member - Retired
#570214
It's Wednesday! We're more than halfway through Since we are over the hump, let's look at a question!



This week, we fly ships!

Of course, in order to fly the darn thing, you need staffing. Well, and a matching affiliation icon, but also staffing icons. This might not be a problem too often, but when it is a problem, well, it is a problem.

Starfleet has a dearth of command icons, though they have very limited use of them on their ships. A virtual Ferengi starter had problems for years due to not having enough staffing for a ship. If you have some sort of funky requirement for your deck, you might run into issues too, like a Prylar/Vedek/Kai deck.

What has been your worst problem with staffing? How did you solve it? Did you have to go outside the box to do so? Let us know.
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By GooeyChewie (Nathan Miracle)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Continuing Committee Member - Retired
Architect
#570218
I usually only have a problem with staffing if I’m either specifically using a hard-to-staff ship or I’m specifically using a lot of personnel who do not have staffing icons. The only deck where staffing consistently becomes an issue for me is Relativity, but even then only in the sense that I really have to get to 6 personnel to start moving.
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 - Beta Quadrant
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#570229
I tend to like to play multi-affiliation types probably more than most and it's probably more of an issue there where you have to get the right staffing/ship/affiliation ratios.
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By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
 - Executive Officer
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2E World Semi-Finalist 2021
Grand Nagus
1E North American Continental Champion 2021
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2021
#570258
Staffing the Defiant is always problematic. I always worry about those three [Cmd] icons, even though they’re easier to come by on [DS9] personnel these days.
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By winterflames (Derek Marlar)
 - Delta Quadrant
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1E The Void Regional Participant 2022
#570279
eberlems wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:55 pm Decks with Grid 296, Holographic Training Facility just have an Olarra, Chariot of Light or Olarra to staff, the rest is almost impossible with just these.

The other extreme is [Bor] where only Eight of Eleven, Laura can't staff.
I usually use the baxial for a back up ship in a holodeck.

But I am not an experienced 2E deck pilot.
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By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
 - Executive Officer
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2E World Semi-Finalist 2021
Grand Nagus
1E North American Continental Champion 2021
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2021
#570283
winterflames wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:40 pm
eberlems wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:55 pm Decks with Grid 296, Holographic Training Facility just have an Olarra, Chariot of Light or Olarra to staff, the rest is almost impossible with just these.

The other extreme is [Bor] where only Eight of Eleven, Laura can't staff.
I usually use the baxial for a back up ship in a holodeck.

But I am not an experienced 2E deck pilot.
That's my standard go-to as well.
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By GooeyChewie (Nathan Miracle)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Continuing Committee Member - Retired
Architect
#570293
jadziadax8 wrote:Staffing the Defiant is always problematic. I always worry about those three [Cmd] icons, even though they’re easier to come by on [DS9] personnel these days.
The Defiant is one of those "hard-to-staff" ships I mentioned. I also count the future Enterprise-D, the Negh'var and a handful of others in that category. If I'm using one of these ships, it's because they're important to the overall strategy of the deck and I'm willing to prioritize [Cmd] personnel (or Chancellors, Founders and Generals for the Negh'var).
winterflames wrote:I usually use the baxial for a back up ship in a holodeck.

But I am not an experienced 2E deck pilot.
Since the Olarra allows you to put Holograms on it when you play them, I don't usually worry about having a back-up ship for them. I just make sure not to have too high a percentage of non- [NA] Holograms.
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By winterflames (Derek Marlar)
 - Delta Quadrant
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1E The Void Regional Participant 2022
#570295
GooeyChewie wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:48 pm
jadziadax8 wrote:Staffing the Defiant is always problematic. I always worry about those three [Cmd] icons, even though they’re easier to come by on [DS9] personnel these days.
The Defiant is one of those "hard-to-staff" ships I mentioned. I also count the future Enterprise-D, the Negh'var and a handful of others in that category. If I'm using one of these ships, it's because they're important to the overall strategy of the deck and I'm willing to prioritize [Cmd] personnel (or Chancellors, Founders and Generals for the Negh'var).
winterflames wrote:I usually use the baxial for a back up ship in a holodeck.

But I am not an experienced 2E deck pilot.
Since the Olarra allows you to put Holograms on it when you play them, I don't usually worry about having a back-up ship for them. I just make sure not to have too high a percentage of non- [NA] Holograms.
I only have to hit greater needs once to decide my "integral to the game" ship will no longer be my attempting ship...
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