Montreal Officer's Manual/Promotions

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Montreal Officer's Manual


Montreal Officer's Manual

1: Expectations
2: The Lists
3: Formatting Your Sims
  • II: Montreal 101
4: The Setting
5: The Ship
6: The Crew
  • III: Operating Procedures
7: Missions
8: Shoreleave
9: Mission Proposals
  • IV: Beyond the Basics
10: Promotions
11: OOC Activities
12: Mentoring

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Standard policy on the Montreal is that you must write full-time for at least one full mission before your character receives her or his next promotion, regardless of what rank you begin at. If you arrive mid-mission, then you want to try and begin simming full-time immediately.

Note that being a writer-in-residence aboard the Montreal for a "full mission" means that you arrived no more than one week after the beginning of the mission. At the end of missions, the CO will present service ribbons to PCs and specific PNPCs as necessary. However, further PNPC and NPC awards can be given, as appropriate, by those characters' writers. As always, any large-scale changes should be discussed with the command team. Use your best judgment!

Promotion of Player Characters

Promotions occur after the end of missions. However, the timing of promotions within shore leave may vary: Sometimes promotions occur directly after the mission has ended, and sometimes they occur just before the next mission is set to begin. Your best resource for working toward your next promotion is the fleetwide Promotions Guide.

In addition to the guidelines laid out in the fleetwide Promotions Guide, Aboard the Montreal, the Player Achievements system is used as part of the promotion process. Before you are eligible for promotion to the next rank, all "Tour of Duty" achievements at your current rank must be completed. The best way to ensure that your accomplishments are recorded is to email the ship's first officer with a link to the relevant sim and which achievement you believe it qualifies for.

Keep an open dialogue with your mentor and the command team if you unsure what to do in order to achieve your next promotion!

Promotions of NPCs

Technically, only the captain can authorize promotions IC. However, you may want to promote one of your NPCs or PNPCs at some point if you started them at a rank below your own. You are free to create and promote NPCs up to your current rank. For IC "realism," you can tell your NPC/PNPC that your PC is recommending them for promotion (for instance, if your PC is the chief medical officer and your NPC is a nurse in his or her department), but you are free to then show them in a later sim having been promoted "off screen."

If you wish to have the actual promotion of your NPC/PNPC simmed, talk with your captain, who will be happy to sim with you to make that happen!

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