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Default [House Rules, MGT2e] Does anybody increase pensions based on rank?

Like it says, does anyone have a house rule idea on increasing pensions based on rank. Based on the MGT2e living cost numbers for standards of living by Social Standing (which I would totally use when the crew is dirtside), the ability of those retired, high status navy admirals to maintain their standard of living seem ludicrous. Like, in the US and UK, for example, a retired admiral's pension is pretty high (in the US, in general, after twenty years of service, you get 50% of your base pay plus 2.5% for each year after 20; in the UK, a 2-star is looking at 38.5% of their pay in retirement, which works out to 37666 GBP per year; nothing to sneeze at).

The numbers, thus, seem laughably low. I understand why they're not super high (so Travellers aren't swimming in cash; after all, that's why the ship mortgage and no rules on noble fiefs and such), but still, I feel like that is TOO low.

So, the question.speculation - what's a good bonus to give per rank step? There are six rank steps in careers, so it seems obvious to match to that. Like, +1000 creds per step? +500? Some other number? Ideas?
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What about increasing the number of terms, just for pension pourposes, by the same number you increase mustering out rolls due to rank?
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What about increasing the number of terms, just for pension pourposes, by the same number you increase mustering out rolls due to rank?
That would certainly be a nice simple and sensible way to handle it.
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What about increasing the number of terms, just for pension pourposes, by the same number you increase mustering out rolls due to rank?
Interesting. Hadn't thought of that. I like it actually. Very neat, and since the number is already generated, and scales a bit but not too much, that might work. Thanks for the idea!

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Depends on whether the Imperium makes it merit based, length of Federal service being the prime consideration.
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Depends on whether the Imperium makes it merit based, length of Federal service being the prime consideration.
Very few real world retirement systems I've heard of base it solely upon duration of service; most base it upon final pay rate.
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Depends on whether the Imperium makes it merit based, length of Federal service being the prime consideration.
Sure, but the question by the OP was about adding the merit (Rank) to it too, so this question about what is it based was (IMHO) answered before asking.
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The honour of serving should be enough, especially in a class bound sosciety, where officers of noble heritage may be required to supplement their lifestyle with an allowance from back home, and you really appreciate it's the non commissed types that keep the whole machinery running.

I don't really care one way or another, it's just an exercise to find an explanation why it might be this way.
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Sure, but the question by the OP was about adding the merit (Rank) to it too, so this question about what is it based was (IMHO) answered before asking.
That's what I was going for, yes! I mean, at least for most places that I know, time spent "in service" AND actual pay/rank were the determiners of one's final retirement calculation and benefits giving. Classic rules only take into account time served, which I wanted to modify (and also, to match the Standards of Living that seem to be a good rule of thumb to follow).
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