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FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jun. 18 2012, 10:38 am

Okay - So I'm reading about the upcoming Season 6 ("Under Seige") and it looks like it's heavy on the Fleets.  I haven't joined a fleet yet as I haven't really understood what the purpose was.


 


I figured that this probably deserved it's own thread....

Gawain_VIII

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Report this Jun. 18 2012, 11:43 am

Up until now, Fleets have worked just like a guild or clan from any other MMO... there are some missions that require teamwork (STFs, Fleet actions, etc.) and with a fleet, you have a ready-made team and don't have to go hunting for people who want to play the same mission as you.


With that said... Every fleet is different.  Some are very casual/social and really just use the Fleet Chat channel to have someone to talk to during slow parts of the game.  Others are very MMO-oriented and do nothing but Elite STFs over and over again just to get the best loot.  Others are role-play focused and may go weeks at a time without organizing a mission because they're busy role-playing on someone's bridge.


Most, I would say, are some combination of "all the above".  My own fleet (insert obligatory advertisement here: Frontier Fleet, link in signature) is more story-focused.  Not exactly hard-core RP but there is that element.  Our main purpose is "pretending to be Starfleet officers".  Whatever that means for our members is different, and we have elements of the entire game from STF grinding to role-playing... but it's all centered around the idea and story behind Star Trek... and not neccessarily the technical MMO aspects of the game.


With Season 6 coming out... everyone is hyped and excited and NOW wants to be part of a fleet... or more accurately wants to be IN CHARGE of a fleet, since a Fleet's staff will get to control the directional development of their starbase.  In the past few weeks I've seen more people asking "help me create a fleet" and almost nobody is looking to actually join already existing fleets anymore.  It's almost like these guys want a private starbase all to themselves as the ultimate "loot".  If that's what gets their rocks off, more power to them... but for me, I think they're completely missing the entire point of a fleet.  In the end, regardless of style or size... the purpose of a fleet is COMMUNITY.


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Report this Jun. 18 2012, 4:12 pm

Is there a list of fleets advertising what they're all about?  I'm probably going to have to join one now, but don't want to get stuck with a group of clowns or people way to advanced for my abilities.

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Report this Jun. 19 2012, 7:52 am

I joined a fleet but I decided to leave it, but I don't know how. A little help?


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Report this Jun. 23 2012, 4:00 pm

Quote: Cpt_krk_wna-b @ Jun. 19 2012, 7:52 am

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>I joined a fleet but I decided to leave it, but I don't know how. A little help?

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Good question.  I found the answer on the forums.


 


Go to your fleet dialog (click the triangle on the minimap and then select fleet).  On of the "Roster" tab, there is a "Leave" button on the bottom right.


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Report this Jun. 26 2012, 12:58 pm

I joined a Fleet in the early days of STO. Kept up with the events...only participated in one or two. Assisted one or two meetings, but it really takes commitment if you are with a group of dedicated players. In the end, all that the Fleet was good for was another uniform slot.

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Report this Jun. 27 2012, 10:55 am

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ Jun. 26 2012, 12:58 pm

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>I joined a Fleet in the early days of STO. Kept up with the events...only participated in one or two. Assisted one or two meetings, but it really takes commitment if you are with a group of dedicated players. In the end, all that the Fleet was good for was another uniform slot.

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Which I think is changing with Season six.


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Report this Jun. 27 2012, 12:28 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Jun. 27 2012, 10:55 am

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ Jun. 26 2012, 12:58 pm

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>I joined a Fleet in the early days of STO. Kept up with the events...only participated in one or two. Assisted one or two meetings, but it really takes commitment if you are with a group of dedicated players. In the end, all that the Fleet was good for was another uniform slot.

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Which I think is changing with Season six.

So they say. I admit that having your own stabase has an appeal.


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Report this Jun. 27 2012, 12:35 pm

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ Jun. 27 2012, 12:28 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Jun. 27 2012, 10:55 am

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ Jun. 26 2012, 12:58 pm

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>I joined a Fleet in the early days of STO. Kept up with the events...only participated in one or two. Assisted one or two meetings, but it really takes commitment if you are with a group of dedicated players. In the end, all that the Fleet was good for was another uniform slot.

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Which I think is changing with Season six.

So they say. I admit that having your own stabase has an appeal.

Yep - maybe it'll get rid of some of the congestion around the main starbases...


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Report this Jun. 27 2012, 12:36 pm

I wonder if there will be fleet awards (like military unit/organizational awards earned in the real military?)

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Report this Jun. 27 2012, 1:55 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Jun. 27 2012, 12:36 pm

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>I wonder if there will be fleet awards (like military unit/organizational awards earned in the real military?)

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I don't have the link handy ATM, but I do recall a DEV article that mentioned something like that... fleet-only accolades to go along with the fleet-only missions as well as meeting the different "thresholds" (getting X number of "military" levels or upgrading to the next tier base, etc.).


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