What species do you use for your crew (including character)?

I use mostly humans with one or two aliens.

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  • foxman00
    foxman00 Member Posts: 1,327 Arc User
    Lets see

    6 humans (including myself)
    3 Betazoids
    2 Trills
    1 Saurian
    2 Vulcans

    That's the "senior crew" on my main toon.
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  • chewmagna
    chewmagna Member Posts: 49 Arc User
    Whatever I'm in the mood for when I make a character. My captains are 1 Vulcan, 1 Trill, 1 Romulan, 1 Klingon, 2 Aliens, 1 Reman. Boffs I'm not too picky about.
  • milady73#4771
    milady73#4771 Member Posts: 16 Arc User
    Let's see

    starfleet tac
    1 Half human/half orion
    1 bolian
    2 humans
    1 saurian
    1 vulcan
    1 trill
    1 andorian
    1 betazoid

    starfleet sci
    1 betazoid
    2 humans
    1 andorian
    2 vulcans
    1 alien


    starfleet eng
    1 human
    1 pakled
    1 betazoid
    1 vulcan
    1 alien

    RR romulan
    6 romulans
    1 reman
    1 bajoran
    1 alien

    RR reman
    all remans but +
    1 Tovan Khev
    1 reman looking alien(

    KDF
    2 orions
    3 klingons
    1 alien





  • admiralkogar
    admiralkogar Member Posts: 875 Arc User
    All of them! Except one species, on the Fed side, but otherwise if you can play as that species, I have at least one captain. I'm sure I'm not the only one either. ;)

    I like variety. That said, I am trying, over time to get the perfect five Gorn, Lethean, and Reman crews for certain captains just to see if I can make all the same species seem different with what seem like more limited choices. Humans and Aliens are the easiest to give variety to, and so obviously aren't the same challenge.

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  • byozuma#0956
    byozuma#0956 Member Posts: 502 Arc User
    My Federation captain is a 'vulcan' with a near all alien crew save for one human science officer. My Klingon captain is the kaminoan from my Federation captain's crew with their crew near all kaminoans save for one 'vulcan' who is my Federation captain recreated from an alien.
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  • staq16
    staq16 Member Posts: 1,178 Arc User
    Well, for my KDFs it's mainly Klingons. I rationalise this as the fact that while the KDF now includes many races, since this arrangement is only a few years old the majority will still serve on their own ships. I also use quite a few Krenim as you can make them "passably Klingon" - the Kelvin Timeline helmets are great for this!

    On my Feds, there's an all-Ferengi crew on a Nandi, and the others are mostly Human with the odd Vulcan (reflecting their 22c / 23c themes).
  • saurializard
    saurializard Member Posts: 4,229 Arc User
    Let's see what I have.

    Main Fed:
    *Captain: Caitian
    1 Gorn
    1 Caitian
    1 Voth
    1 Holo-Leeta
    1 Xindi-Reptilian
    1 Kobali

    KDF:
    *Captain: Ferasan
    1 Gorn
    1 Ferengi
    1 Orion
    1 Blingon (Klingon from the Kelvin Timeline)
    1 Breen
    1 Nausicaan


    RR:
    *Captain: Reman
    All the storyline crew (3 Romulan, 1 Reman)
    1 Kobali
    1 Jem' Hadar

    23rd Fed:
    *Captain: Deltan (really a bald Human due to restrictions)
    1 0718 Android replica
    1 Andorian
    2 Tellarite
    1 Holo-Leeta
    1 Hierarchy

    And based on statistics, I probably have 2 Undines, 1 Founder, 3.5 androïds and 3 TDI agents in disguise.
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  • bonzodog01
    bonzodog01 Member Posts: 147 Arc User
    My main is a Nausicaan Captain, Crew is 2 Gorn, 2 Nausicaan, 1 Jem'Hadar, 1 Lethean. Main Ship is also a Kolasi Siege Destroyer.

    Second Char is a Rom/KDF Female Romulan with Tovan and 3 other Female Romulans.
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  • echatty
    echatty Member Posts: 5,718 Arc User
    I have a mix, always do. Even my characters aren't consistent. I have two humans, two klingons, two romulans, two tellarites and two aliens, two caitians and a ferasan.
    Now a LTS and loving it.

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  • xyquarze
    xyquarze Member Posts: 2,091 Arc User
    I will only use my away teams for this, as I have a huge buttload of boffs with the intent of diversity (my main cannot buy any more boff slots...)

    Fed-Sci Alien + 4 Aliens (different ones)
    KDF-Eng Gorn + 4 Gorn
    Fedrom-Tac Romulan + 2 Rom, 1 Android, 1 Orion
    Fed-Tac Human/Alien* + 4 Humans (Technically an alien, meant to be a human, I just modelled it after a guy I knew who killed the height limit)
    KDF-Sci Ferasan + 4 Ferasan
    Klinkrom-Eng Reman + 1 each of Rom, Rem, Orion, Nausi
    Fed-Eng Andorian + 2 Andorian, 1 Aenar, 1 Android
    KDF-Tac Lethean + 1 each of Android, Klingon, Orion, Romulan
    Fedrom-Sci Alien + 1 each of Romulan, Nausicaan, Alien, Kobali
    Fed-Sci Benzite + 2 Humans, 1 Android, 1 Nausicaan
    KDF-Eng Orion + 3 Orions, 1 Human
    Klinkrom-Tac Lib Borg Rom + 1 each of Gorn, Lethean, Reman, Human
    Fed-Tac Tellarite + 1 Andorian, 1 Tellarite, 1 Saurian, 1 Android
    Fed-Eng Vulcan + 1 each of Klingon, Bolian, Andorian, Human
    Fed-Sci Andorian + 1 Rigelian, 1 Tellarite, 2 Humans
    Fed-Sci Tellarite + 4 Tellarites (all 23rd)
    Fed-Eng Human + 4 Humans (all 23rd)
    Fed-Tac Vulcan + 4 Vulcans (all 23rd)
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  • kodachikuno
    kodachikuno Member Posts: 6,020 Arc User1
    My Romulan alts tend to be a bit purist, and my Reman has 3 Reman BOFF the rest Romulan

    Mostly I just run a 'whatever comes happens to be handed to me' mix on my ships but, My Gorn has like 3 Gorn, and My Caitian has 3 Caitian. Would have done that with my Ferasan too but unlike Fedrats you cant get Ferasan for only Dil, you have to spend the 500z.
  • thlaylierah
    thlaylierah Member Posts: 2,979 Arc User
    edited December 2016
    This reminds me of a discussion I had with a developer of a pretty successful role-playing game about the future.

    He designed a wonderful world and it was very interesting but it only had two alien species in it. I asked him if he would make a source book with more alien races that humans would have encountered in the long time period represented by the game.

    He never responded and continues to make Source books with more humans and humans and humans.

    I find this sad because as I mentioned to him people didn't go to see Star Wars or Star Trek for the humans.

    All my main's crew are aliens because that's what I always looked forward to while watching Star Trek, every week was a new alien encounter.
  • talonxv
    talonxv Member Posts: 4,252 Arc User
    I'd have to look at my 4 mains. But I know my 4 main toons are: TOS Vulcan female ENG, FED Human male TAC, KDF Orion Female SCI, ROM Alien Male ENG.
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  • tiberious#6095
    tiberious#6095 Member Posts: 183 Arc User
    Captain Human male, Boffs- Humans, Vulcan, Liberated Borg, Klingon, Trill

    Captain Human Female, Boffs, mix of female species, 1 Male only forget species. May change up to rebuild similar to Voyager crew.

    Captain Romulan, All Romulan boffs picked up from various colonies except for 1 Vulcan for reconcilation purposes.

    Captain Bolian, Boffs mix of Bolian and Andorian. Will be picking up other species from the Alpha Quadrant as ship is stationed in that quadrant. Captain is married to several of the Bolian crew as the species practices polygamy. Andorians may be married in quads also. See what I get in boffs or what other Alpha quadrant boffs I pick from this or other characters.

    Captain Klingon, Klingon Boffs? Character is only level 10 so I have to see what I get as I go along to rank 50. Thinking mix of Klingons and Orions? (Green humaniods) :)
  • vetteguy904
    vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,372 Arc User
    less concerned with species as traits. my feds all have a Mr Potatohead for the pirate trait and a hologram Uhura for her trait that boosts damage. I try to get an efficient trait, if I have a second eng seat Scotty goes in for his space trait, and I try to get a leadership trait. have not really paid that much attention on the ground, currently toying with an android and a hologram, in this case Scotty again because of the ens level mortar.
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  • gradii
    gradii Member Posts: 2,817 Arc User
    Always a mix. I tend to have a lot of human characters becuase humans are obviously awesome, aside from that my crews are mixed.

    "He shall be my finest warrior, this generic man who was forced upon me.
    Like a badass I shall make him look, and in the furnace of war I shall forge him.
    he shall be of iron will and steely sinew.
    In great armour I shall clad him and with the mightiest weapons he shall be armed.
    He will be untouched by plague or disease; no sickness shall blight him.
    He shall have such tactics, strategies and machines that no foe will best him in battle.
    He is my answer to cryptic logic, he is the Defender of my Romulan Crew.
    He is Tovan Khev... and he shall know no fear."
  • kodachikuno
    kodachikuno Member Posts: 6,020 Arc User1
    yeah I just go for looks, couldnt care less about traits, thats why I have a couple white spec BOFF on a couple cause it was just easy to snag for some dil
  • ltminns
    ltminns Member Posts: 12,481 Arc User
    My Captains are:
    Rom-Fed Romulan Tactical
    Rom-Fed Romulan Science
    Rom-Fed Alien (Vorta) Engineering
    KDF Klingon Tactical
    KDF Orion Tactical
    KDF Joined Trill Science
    KDF Talaxian Engineering
    Fed Human Tactical
    Fed Klingon Tactical
    Fed Andorian Engineering
    Fed Vulcan Science
    Fed Liberated Borg Science
    TOS Human Science

    Crews are a mixed lot of Human, Vulcan, Andorian, Liberated Borg, Androids, Alien (Vorta or Horned), Orions, Klingons, Trill, Aenar, Kobali, Krenim, Romulan, Reman, Rigellian, and Photonic (Leeta).

    All Romulan Captains have SRO Boffs in all Ship seating positions.
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  • marcusdkane
    marcusdkane Member Posts: 7,439 Arc User
    edited December 2016
    Varied:

    I'K'rR'h = Pentaxian
    Her crew is very diverse

    T'Karra = TOS Vulcan
    Her crew is largely Andorian

    Illya = TOS Human
    His crew is primarily Human

    Marcus = 24th C Human
    His crew is mostly Human

    Q'sha = Klingon
    Her crew is primarily Klingon

    The only species I specifically won't use, are Rigellians and Tellarites (because I don't like how they look) and Caitians, because I'm not a Furry, and frankly, their prevalence makes me uncomfortable... I suppose I ought to roll a Benzite for the lols...
  • irm1963
    irm1963 Member Posts: 677 Arc User
    edited December 2016
    Well I've 16 characters now so I won't detail the lot, TLDR :)

    Suffice it to say that although I don't really RP here, I do try to have each ship and crew with a theme that makes some sort of sense according to STO's version of canon. My Romulans have Romulan crews, Remans have Reman crews, Klingons have Klingon crew, Feds are mostly human with a sprinkling of aliens etc. Two exceptions I'll detail below:

    Orion 1: "Pirate" type, originally running an all-Orion crew except for a rescued ex-Borg Klingon and a renegade Trill first officer (my original KDF PC going back to the start of F2P and my only remaining character and crew with a background worked out which is why they get a bit of a mixture). Used to fly Orion ships, recently moved over to the new Klingon sci ship and getting most of the bridge crew replaced by KDF officers.

    Orion 2: Runs a Korath timeship, seemed appropriate to have representatives from all the KDF species plus several of the available non-faction Boffs - Kobali, Krenim, blue faction officer (literally, Andorian :)) since we're supposedly one big happy family by then.

    I am toying with the idea of turning one of my Feds into a spec ops/section 31/disavowed major cliche type and shoving it in the new Breen ship along with a right old mixture of oddballs for a bit of fun, Delta Flight/Renegades style. Gives me an excuse to use a load of the non-faction gear and personnel from various rewards and events.





  • warmaker001b
    warmaker001b Member Posts: 9,182 Arc User
    edited December 2016
    For my Feds: Humans all the way for Leadership trait. If I can, Rom Embassy TAC BOFFs with Superior Romulan Operative.

    For my KDF: Same as my Feds with Embassy BOFFs. The rest are Nausicaans with Pirate trait.

    For my Roms: I have the DR Pack with the very strong Romulan BOFFs that comes with it. Anyways, I slot as much SRO Romulan BOFFs as I can with Standard and Superior Infiltrator. It helps that pack has a Reman with SRO+SI. I really love the power Rom faction characters get with their BOFFs.

    The only space traits commonly found in the game's BOFFs outside Leadership and Pirate is Efficient, but that trait was rendered useless when Cryptic orbital-striked that trait into being pointless. Before that nerf, Efficient was highly desired and Lethean, Saurian BOFFs sold for good money. Now they're trash.
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  • boachev
    boachev Member Posts: 131 Arc User
    Let's see...

    Fed Engineer:
    • Saurian (player)
    • Vulcan x2
    • Alien x2
    • Human x3
    • Saurian x1
    • Andorian x2
    • Ferengi x1

    Though a lot of those I really don't care about (and I'm probably forgetting one or two of them!), I just haven't had a chance to replace them with a BOFF I actually care about. I'm now pushing forward with my "Team Space Lizards" plan, so I'll have to make sure I've got space someday for the Xindi-Reptilian, Voth, and Gorn BOFFs. Indeed, many of the mammals may find themselves on the chopping block.... except my fat, old, black Vulcan doctor. He hasn't served in Starfleet this long just to get replaced by some sexy young Saurian.


    Rom Tactical:
    • Romulan (player)
    • Human x1
    • Rigellian x1
    • Romulan x6ish
    • Reman x2
    • Jem'Hadar x1
    • Liberated Borg Reman x1

    Actually pretty cool with how most of this crew has panned out. Mostly Romulans with a handful of Remans, and then a couple of "Federation liaisons". And from an RP perspective it makes a lot of sense: the Federation would want their own people aboard keeping an eye on things and helping bridge the gaps, and with the destruction of Romulus ships would probably need to outsource their manpower from other races to run efficiently. The result? The BOFFs, and DOFFs, are *mostly* Romulan, but we also have a smattering of Remans, Federation personnel, some Suliban, a single Hirogen, and whoever else we can find that's willing to pull their weight aboard.


    I technically have two other characters, but I haven't used them in ages. No clue what all of their crew looks like.
  • admiralkogar
    admiralkogar Member Posts: 875 Arc User
    Varied:

    I'K'rR'h = Pentaxian
    Her crew is very diverse

    T'Karra = TOS Vulcan
    Her crew is largely Andorian

    Illya = TOS Human
    His crew is primarily Human

    Marcus = 24th C Human
    His crew is mostly Human

    Q'sha = Klingon
    Her crew is primarily Klingon

    The only species I specifically won't use, are Rigellians and Tellarites (because I don't like how they look) and Caitians, because I'm not a Furry, and frankly, their prevalence makes me uncomfortable... I suppose I ought to roll a Benzite for the lols...

    Just get a lint brush and keep it on the bridge. ;)

    Qapla'!
  • marcusdkane
    marcusdkane Member Posts: 7,439 Arc User
    Varied:

    I'K'rR'h = Pentaxian
    Her crew is very diverse

    T'Karra = TOS Vulcan
    Her crew is largely Andorian

    Illya = TOS Human
    His crew is primarily Human

    Marcus = 24th C Human
    His crew is mostly Human

    Q'sha = Klingon
    Her crew is primarily Klingon

    The only species I specifically won't use, are Rigellians and Tellarites (because I don't like how they look) and Caitians, because I'm not a Furry, and frankly, their prevalence makes me uncomfortable... I suppose I ought to roll a Benzite for the lols...

    Just get a lint brush and keep it on the bridge. ;)

    Qapla'!
    :D
  • highlord83
    highlord83 Member Posts: 229 Arc User
    A mix of humans, andorians, vulcans and liberated borg. There's also a couple betazoids, now that I think about it.

    Strange thing isn't the composition of races, it's that upwards of 90% are female. And I did not do so intentionally.
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  • gradii
    gradii Member Posts: 2,817 Arc User
    highlord83 wrote: »
    A mix of humans, andorians, vulcans and liberated borg. There's also a couple betazoids, now that I think about it.

    Strange thing isn't the composition of races, it's that upwards of 90% are female. And I did not do so intentionally.

    It's a conspiracy, the women are taking over.

    "He shall be my finest warrior, this generic man who was forced upon me.
    Like a badass I shall make him look, and in the furnace of war I shall forge him.
    he shall be of iron will and steely sinew.
    In great armour I shall clad him and with the mightiest weapons he shall be armed.
    He will be untouched by plague or disease; no sickness shall blight him.
    He shall have such tactics, strategies and machines that no foe will best him in battle.
    He is my answer to cryptic logic, he is the Defender of my Romulan Crew.
    He is Tovan Khev... and he shall know no fear."
  • xyquarze
    xyquarze Member Posts: 2,091 Arc User
    highlord83 wrote: »
    A mix of humans, andorians, vulcans and liberated borg. There's also a couple betazoids, now that I think about it.

    Strange thing isn't the composition of races, it's that upwards of 90% are female. And I did not do so intentionally.

    Possibly a result of all the races you can play female-only ;)
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  • galatt
    galatt Member Posts: 707 Arc User
    highlord83 wrote: »
    A mix of humans, andorians, vulcans and liberated borg. There's also a couple betazoids, now that I think about it.

    Strange thing isn't the composition of races, it's that upwards of 90% are female. And I did not do so intentionally.

    You're not alone. 80% of my Boffs have been female.
    I have Bajorans, Betazios, Vulcans, Andorians and only a few humans
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  • sarah2774
    sarah2774 Member Posts: 227 Arc User
    Fed (Sci):
    *Captain: Betazoid
    2 Human
    2 Vulcan
    2 Trill
    1 Orion
    1 Android

    RR (Eng) align KDF
    *Captain: Romulan
    4 Romulan (including Tovan)
    2 Orion
    1 Andorian
    1 Android

    All the boff can specialise in everything as i use the same boff for all ships. (Sci/Int/Com/Temp/Pilot or Eng/Int/Com/Temp/Pilot or Tac/Int/Com/Temp/Pilot). Only added the other faction boff recently due to the alliance.
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  • peterconnorfirst
    peterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    edited December 2016
    My male toons are all humans (or liberated borg, or 100% human looking aliens for kdf and romulan sides).

    My fem toons on the other hand are Bajoran, Trill, Klingon, Andoian or Suliban (alien).

    I'm either a racist with an exotic taste in women or just have a totally weird fetish. :|
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