Now assuming you're all through flaming and calling me shallow perhaps you might consider that it is you that have missed the point! A Sergeant in almost any military in the world is a senior enlisted man. This is not a stereotype but a fact. This is not to say that a Sergeant could not be promoted to Officer rank because it certainly does happen on occasion! What I AM saying is that even in the official 40k fluff a Sergeant would be someone who comes from another specialisations (such as Weapon specialist, Heavy gunner or Operator for instance!) whereas an officer is a class unto itself. The Sergeant's role in both the 40k universe and real life is to serve as an Expediter and Mentor so that those in his squad would be successful. It is a rank based on experience rather than education or birth class. To use your own points back: Not every Sergeant is a natural born leader of men who focuses on tactical and Strategic brilliance. Sergeants do not necessarily get their experience on the battlefield. The supply corps, Admin,and motorpool folks need NCO's as well. They are still Senior Clerks and mechanics who have been given responsibility over a specific area. They are given this responsibility because they know the inns and outs of their particular craft in a way that a true officer never will!
Lastly: I make these points because this game is not in it's final form and therefore any suggestions are still on the table. If the concept of "beta testing" is over your head wittydroog then just say so and the rest of us will try to explain it to you. After gaming for 30+ years I sincerely hope the concept of an RPG has not escaped me ! I simply stated my Opinion. It's not to late to make changes. If FFG decides to ignore me and stick with Sergeant than I can certainly work around that. Please feel free to return to your regular trolling
FFG didn't name the specialization the Sergeant due to rank, but due to association.
Have you ever seen Aliens? The Sarge in that movie is a badass who runs around with the squad, barking orders, chomping a cigar, and blasting the filthy xenos with a shotgun. Same thing with Sergeant Johnson from Halo, or the Sergeant in Band of Brothers, or any other character from any media since the 60s whose title was Sergeant.
The rank doesn't matter to the average player, because they see it as this archetype; the badass squad leader. I get how irritating it is when things aren't accurate, but this one can fall by the wayside by virtue of being very understandable.
Ihave seen Aliens! I remember Sergeant Apone very well! I do understand the point of Association. Sergeant = Squad leader. I get it. And technically any Sergeant could be used as an Officer or whatever! I simply stated this as an opinion based on experience both in games and in real life. I did actually point this out to the developers when the beta was still active (And I was not alone!)
Not to be rude (although you're kind of being rude, to be honest) but you're wrong again. Yes, it is a beta test, but to be more accurate it was a beta test. If you've been following what's been going on, as many of us have been, you'd know that the beta officially ended last Friday and the developers are no longer taking feedback. So yes, it is too late to make changes.
I apologise for that Plushy. The edge in my post was directed at one particular poster who I felt was being rude to me (Not you). for any others I may have inadvertently offended, please accept my Apologies as well. It's been a long week in the real world!
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