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# 33
05-16-2013, 05:22 AM
I run, or should I say ran two smaller fleets. A federation tier 2 fleet and a KDF almost tier 2 fleet. After discussions with out command council my friend had a friend in a larger fleet who was interested in a merger. These guys are fairly large, not huge. 300 members, tier 3 or 4 fleet.

Now most of our contributors prefer the KDF and only play PvE. This other fleet is a Federation only PvP fleet looking to expand into PvE. An arrangement was made where our Federation fleet is going going onto the reserve fleet to allow members to earn extra fleet credits while our members join their fleet to access the higher tier goodies. The reserve fleet is being maintained by a skeleton crew with each of it's founders keeping one character in.

Since they didn't have a KDF fleet our KDF fleet has now become their new KDF fleet. All the fine details are set to finish next week before LoR goes live.

To the OP I suggest depending on the faction your in, try merging with a larger fleet from the opposite faction, who doesn't have a sister fleet on your faction. Then you and your members can put say your Federation characters in their fleet boosting them up and they can put their KDF characters in your fleet. This benefits fits you both and you don't have to abandon your fleet.

Unfortunately like the Rep system people had made their fleets (and characters) before these systems came into place and in many instances devoted a lot of resources and time before realising what a big grind it is.

I often feel like with characters there should be a refund policy, especially for characters that have lock box ships etc on them. So you can get them back if the grind is too much and you decided you want to delete a character. Same could be said for smaller fleets a small refund of just the dilithium so you could go join a larger fleet. I don't suggest anything else as you get the fleet credits out of it anyway so it's all good.

Originally Posted by platewearingbird View Post
I've been in WoW guilds, I'm tired of having to log on and do some **** someone else tells me to do with MY GAME every single day. I want to play when I'm ready to play, and I shouldn't be getting punished by not being in a fleet that's gonna tell me "No, you'll log on when WE tell you or we'll kick".
My son has a Caitian and he wanted to join a all Caitian fleet. He found a fleet and met the leader and was allowed in. He just started to contribute and then missed their silly meetings. My son is 14 years old and lives on the other side of the world to them, plus he has school 5 days a week and so play time is rather limited. He told the fleet leader this which the leader was fine with and was still booted. Booted because he wasn't going to get up at 3am on a school morning to log into an online game to have a chat about some silly nonsense. No wonder that Caitian fleet had people raid their fleet bank and then left, got out before they could be booted out I guess.

There are some real jerks in some of the larger fleets, in some of the smaller ones too. An unfortunate truth. They are in real life so why wouldn't they be found in online gaming?
Originally Posted by macronius View Post
Cryptic is sloppy. Breaking News at 11. This is what happens when there is no outline or plan and you just make up **** as you go along.
Originally Posted by shredder75 View Post
We can tell our great grandchildren, "In my day, our cloaks were so sensitive that even dialogue broke them and we couldn't change our clothes!"