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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
01-30-2010, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Smarter View Post
Fleet's are terribly lacking many options such as:
  1. Only able to make 7 Fleet Ranks.
  2. Inability to contact all of your Fleet members unless they are logged on and reading Fleet Chat.
  3. Inability to limit the number of items that may be removed a day, not just the amount of Credits.
  4. Inability to meet with your fleet members.
  5. Inability to gather Fleet members into the same instance.

Possible Solutions (By Problem #):
  1. Add an interface for creating unlimited ranks.
  2. Add a button for being able to "Mass Mail" using the in-game mailing system.
  3. Adding an interface for full customization of each ranks access to the Fleet Bank.
  4. Allowing the "Warp To" button to work when a person is in a publicly accessible area, and showing it on the Fleet Roster.
  5. Having the ability as a Team Leader to create an instance for yourself under Change Instance.
I agree that 3 and 4 are problems. (4 is a problem of 'meeting quickly', not simply 'meeting'.) I agree with the proposed solutions for 3 and 4.

For the rest:
1. I think 7 ranks are sufficient. If anything, possibly too many.

2. Mass mail is high potential for spam. I use my own Fleet's web site (forums and webmail) for mass static communication.

5. Creating brand new instances for just a few players seems very wasteful, especially given our current server load problems. I never have a problem joining instances with my Fleet members; the Change Instance window lists the instances that have friends and Fleet members. I specify an Instance# in Fleet Chat, and we all go there. Simple.

(The game also seems to prioritise or default you joining an instance that already has friends/Fleet members. At least, this is what I have experienced.)