@monkeyking1969: I do agree you have some valid points with that armchair theorising. Speaking as a business major I'd estimate you've covered only about 15% of the real life possibilities and complications.
I'm curious what Pachter will end up saying on his next show.
Also, naturally, if the Enemy Crabs (officers) are chosen to move up the ranks, we'll need new folks for those roles too! Any non-officers applying will automatically be considered for promotions, but it helps us if you can be specific about what exactly you'd like to do.
I'm going to step down from fleet leadership. It's been awesome, and a lot happened in 2013!
I'm looking for new El Luchalobstres to take over. There are 32 active characters logging in during 2014, so that's a decent pool of players who might be interested. In fact I will only consider existing players who have been active recently.
You can reply here, or privately via PM if you prefer. I will be asking @hero_swe's opinion on any applicants.
It's probably no surprise that I'm not playing much STO anymore. I'm pretty pretty deep into EVE Online. I'm also trying to finish up my last few months in University, and I barely even reboot into Windows these days, much less load up STO. (Haven't got the new OSX client to work yet.)