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catstarsto 01-18-2013 10:59 PM

Fleet Structure Guide
 
Here is a guide I made as a model for others, to assist in getting the most out of your fleet and helping to make it successful.

http://www.catstarsto.com/fleet-structure-guide <-- click this link to access it.

anazonda 01-19-2013 12:32 AM

A tad hard to read... Yellow on blue is bad... really...

Anywho ...

The settings you have probably (very likely) work well for your fleet, but I don't think my fleeties would stick around for more than 5-10 mins in my fleet... It's just not our mentality.

We just a few days got rid of the "progression" entirely, having fleet ranks removed alltogether, and replaced by indications of what the members do best in the fleet.

The reason is that we lost far too many good members, because of their obsessions with quick "progression" in ranks... Reasons that are uncertain for me.

catstarsto 01-19-2013 12:58 AM

Gold and Blue are my colors, so thats why I used that theme on my website. As for this guide, its only a template to help guild owners. Coming up with your own theme and ideas are part of the fun of making and progressing a fleet. I have found it best to recruit new players to the game, as this gives them a chance to grow along with your fleet, inspiring them to want to help out and be apart of a fleet they can be proud of. Veterans, think back to beta and how difficult it was to start out with no help or friends, take this oportunity to help new comers take advantage of your experience, and become a valuable member of your guild. =^.^=

cmdrscarlet 01-19-2013 06:57 AM

Hmm.

As a template not etched in stone it's not a bad idea!

/derail ON - Btw, I love your website CatStar ... it lightens my mood some days :) /derail OFF

catstarsto 01-29-2013 07:16 PM

This was a pet project for a while. I had a fleet once before, the mistake I made was to try to make everyone happy. In doing this I missed out on my goal of an active teaming fleet. Everyone wanted to have rank and be better then the next, things got out of hand fast and it wasent long before no one listened to me anylonger. I was the only one earning for prizes, and making up contests and events. When I stepped down and finaly gave the others a try, they started to grab everything up like I dropping fresh meat in a shark tank. =@.@= What an aweful experience, but the fleet im in now is stable, active and has good people that look after each other rather then just themselves.

MVP's arent the guys on the bench. Any successsful ball team, has a group who aspire to improve themselves as a whole, even Michael Jordan with all his skills, needed his team to coordinate a win.

The fleet idea may seem like im promoting mass grinding, but its just more orderly and gives a branch thier goal. When they give is up to them. Ive taken some flake for this idea in the past because not everyone wants to have responsibility, but im honored to meet and recruit players who ask what they can do for thier fleet, rather then what thier fleet can do for them.

catstarsto 01-29-2013 07:27 PM

Fleet Uniforms!!

(sigh) Every person who ever made a fleet has tried to get everyone to wear a fleet uniform....every person who has asked this has also lost much hair over this too. lol

For those unfamiliar with this, the purpose, or at least for my motives when I asked, was to have everyone look alike to have a unique look for our fleet like a ball team would. Nothing is more satifying to a fleet owner then having people who are proud to bear the fleet patch and uniform. It makes an impression, shows brotherhood in a guild.

But dont feel bad fleet owners...everyone has heard, "can I wear this instead" " What I have on is good for me" "can I wear a skirt instead" ....cant help but laugh about this as I type!! XD

Most try to make something ugly so i can understand in somecases, but I think the best idea is the free one...the First Contact/Star Trek theme. This is what mine was at first, I have always promoted bringing back more of a Star Trek theme again. But the best Uniform I ever seen was The Silver Knights, they no longer excist, but it was cool! A friend of mine owned that one.

sumghai 01-29-2013 10:19 PM

The fleet I'm in has a very flat and relaxed hierarchical structure - no special ranks, schedules, PvP/PvE experts or whatever. We also don't bother imposing fleet uniforms.

We still consider ourselves to be quite successful, particularly as fleet projects still get filled rather quickly without the admins slave-driving anyone.

khayuung 01-29-2013 10:50 PM

About Fleet Uniforms: I like the Ausmonaut policy with regards to this. The officers created lots of variants, allowed variations of the variants and made it optional to wear the outfit at all.

But in the spirit of things, when all of us were on the ice fighting snowmen, there was suddenly a sea of gold and green.

I guess its not about enforcing the uniform but giving people the chance and the feels to wear it.

catstarsto 01-29-2013 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sumghai (Post 7740681)
The fleet I'm in has a very flat and relaxed hierarchical structure - no special ranks, schedules, PvP/PvE experts or whatever. We also don't bother imposing fleet uniforms.

We still consider ourselves to be quite successful, particularly as fleet projects still get filled rather quickly without the admins slave-driving anyone.


Hi sumghai, im glad your fleet goes well. Please take note, that these are my opinions on the matter and dont reflect my current fleets policies! About the slave driving comment, may I say "ouch" You seem to take offense at everything I post, im not really sure why im such an interest to you.

But there are fleets and players that do enjoy taking adventage of the many things that the game offers, I hope the idea I submitted can help give players an idea as to the direction they wish to go, or maybe even help them stablise a fleet that is not doing so well. -Cat

lunasto 01-30-2013 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sumghai (Post 7740681)
The fleet I'm in has a very flat and relaxed hierarchical structure - no special ranks, schedules, PvP/PvE experts or whatever. We also don't bother imposing fleet uniforms.

We still consider ourselves to be quite successful, particularly as fleet projects still get filled rather quickly without the admins slave-driving anyone.


Im glad my fleet isnt flat and boring, when I login its time to play. I like a lively fleet that is happy to see you when you come, and is always doing something. This makes my session worth it. I like partys and prizes and contests and flair (fun fun fun) I also like to feel important and needed for my skills in my fleet, I excell in earning, I even went so far as to get everything Ferengi, but not my character that race is just too ugly yuk!! Which brings me to uniforms, I like to stand out in a crowd so I dress my toon unique. But I agree it is an eye catcher to see a fleet that dresses the same.

One last thing, anyone who knows Meowstar, knows that he is not a slave driver, rather the oposite, ive seen him always take care everyone in his fleet, making sure they have anyting they need, especialy people leveling and new to the game. Just to guarantee they have the best of everything, for no other reason then loyalty to his own. I love it when hes here, he brings an aura of charm and nobility. Anyone who would pick on him, is low in my book!!

So speaks Luna, the beautiful! hehe


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