New recruitment Methods
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Join Date: Jun 2012
10-07-2012, 05:02 AM
Indeed this has been a constant problem since the start of STO's F2P days. The ability to use privacy settings to auto block unwanted invites is a response to this scenario.
In all honesty you have to wonder about the personnel quality with their policy of random invitations. Good players will likely know they are duped and quit immediately or post a relevant complaint but those who stay in those random-invite fleets are typically those not well versed in software or do not know what is going on in the game.
I have had players who are retirees IRL not know they were spammed with random invites until weeks after because they do not know how to check their current fleet affiliation.
Seriously, anyone who thinks that random invites are a 'necessary evil' should stay away from any computer game bearing the Star Trek name. People visit STO and support the game in a gesture of good faith and the last thing we need are low quality fleets only concerned with their own numbers and nothing else.
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