After adding dozens of new members, the open recruitment period for one STO's most visible and respected RP fleets has ended. The ACI is now accepting applications by referral only. If you missed the open recruitment period and think the ACI is for you, look for us in-game and get to know us!
In-game you can find members of the ACI on a regular basis at Starbase 39. Our listening posts also monitor the Roleplayers chat-channel, and vessels stand ready to respond to hails and distress calls.
The Alpha Centauri Institute is a Star Trek Online fleet of players who wish to bring a fun, yet structured and authentic, Star Trek role playing experience to its members and allies. Our fleet is friendly, mature, and respectful; we are a no-drama organization. The ACI is a selective organization looking for the best RP members of the STO community; players with a true sense of their characters' place in the Star Trek universe. Our members are active and dedicated. We cross multiple time-zones and you may find 4-5 online at any given time.
Our core philosophy is pure role-play within the Star Trek Online game. We have regular storyline and plot episodes that we run that range from small group actions to major plots that involve most of the fleet. These episodes are member scripted and we welcome story ideas submitted to our Provost office. With the upcoming release of the Foundry, the ACI's role-playing commitment will grow and expand and so will the opportunities to explore your character's individual story.
We encourage, and conduct, Forum role-play as well; many of our more involved storylines include Forum elements to add spice and color to the in-game role-play experience. Additionally, many of our players engage in Forum role-play on their own with personal plots and stories that add to character development and Fleet coordination. Lastly, we also encourage on-the-fly role-play whenever players meet in game; several large story arcs have begun by players meeting on the fly Starbase 39 (our base of operations), Earth Space Dock, and Deep Space Nine.
We also maintain a Wiki site devoted to our Fleet. The site is a collaborative effort and allows each member to expand their characters' profiles and histories. It also allows the fleet to record the various NPCs and events that occur during our episodes, adding to the immersive quality of the fleet's RP experience.
The Alpha Centauri Institute is a Starfleet organization dedicated to advanced scientific and engineering research, diplomacy, and, as needed, security.
Known as the ACI, the Institute was originally constituted as a private research organization. Over time, the membership roster swelled and the Institute's role expanded. It now is a leader among Starfleet organization in promoting friendship among the various races through shared technology use and research. In recent years, the mission statement of the ACI has expanded to included a large Diplomatic Corps as well as an extensive, and tested, group of tactical officers known as the Guard.
In its state today, the ACI is a Starfleet sanctioned Institute with members of hundreds of races across various cultural and political backgrounds. All of these beings are brought together by a common goal: the advancement of technology and the extension of peaceful cooperation throughout the quadrant.