OK Colour me "thick" here but I don't see the problem. Life, not just MMO's, has rules.
I've been turned away from nightclubs before for wearing trainers, doesn't mean I'd be recommending everyone in town boycott the place? Its a rule. Pure and simple. And its a rule out here in the fresh air (well almost ) of real life(tm).
Life has rules to follow, as do some fleets. You have that wonderful thing called "freewill" that allows you to decide if you wish to follow those rules or move on.
I'm not a role-player but I respect that they have a code of conduct and rules that, should I wish to visit them, have to be followed. A lot of non RP fleets do to.
And I'd recommend NOT going to a bar in a MACO/Omega force suite....its a devil getting that Pinacolada straw through a helmet
I saw this blog and half thought, yeah maybe I'll have a bit of fun and do some casual rp and play the characters I am rather than them being merely a tool to pew pew with. So what I'm going to say is someone who isn't a hardcore rp'er but will get in the spirit of it to make STO a more fun experience but not dominate what is after all a game and that's where I'm coming from.
I take the comments from those saying to stay away with some degree of caution as it could be them that's causing the problem although when more than one starts saying the same thing I take more notice. I'm definitely not someone to go "Bad comment! Right okay that's a no go then".
I won't judge the fleet's policy/rules it's their thing and it's up to those joining to agree and join or disagree and not join. That being said I've looked over the blog and don't see any hard set of rules to follow or a certain level of rp to join so I would use a degree of common sense. This issue of MACO wearing does concern me. Yes I can see it being weird wearing it outside of a mission but maybe there's an rp reason for it but I can't see how wearing a helmet negatively affects anyone else and shouldn't be discriminated against.
It's this sort of thing that then starts to give me second thoughts about joining. I ask myself what other rules could they have that infringe my interpretation of rp even if helmet wearing wasn't an issue? Is running a no no too? Should I avoid the hassle of coming up against rule after rule to the point it's just not fun? I get it rules are needed to ensure a successful group but if they go too far and tell me how to play the game then it then has the opposite effect and puts me right off.
So the jury's still out for me joining.
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First and foremost, the results of the blog post have been overwhelming. Since day one, we've been slammed almost 24/7 with requests to use the starbase for networking, and role play. Some of these individuals have not been role players. They usually come running onto the base after getting past 'ATC' and start running all over the place, and jumping on furniture. Bad monkey.
Fire extinguishers and dancing disco bulbs from Risa start popping up all over the place. It gets frustrating and it's a distraction.
Those folks are usually asked to stop, and if they don't they are removed.
We've also had the pleasure of numerous Vice Admirals coming aboard with the assumption that they can order base personnel, or guests around like some sort of master / servant dynamic.
In order to make sure folks are all on the same page, we'll be drafting some guidelines and posting them on our website. The admins from other up and coming OSB projects will be encouraged to chime in as well about guidelines they'd like for us to post.
Thank you all for your interest in the Open Starbase Project
I've seen that too. It's part of their star-base's regulations and is part of the RP experience. I don't know what the huge problem is...
This fleet has open it's door's, literally, for everyone to RP in. The fleet is taking time out of their own plot / story lines to cater to all the MASSIVE amounts of requests to dock. I saw one guy in the chat for 5 hours inviting people in. I've seen people from the fleet stand and be security for the base and chase people rp'ing as "trouble makers" on the base.
Have some class dude. Just because you didn't want to follow their rules, doesn't mean everyone has to stay away. Maybe next time just take the gear off? Who wants to sit in a lounge with a MACO suit on anyways? Makes drinking a little difficult.
For those who see this and are curious, this is a great fleet to RP with. I am personally not with the fleet, but I have been RP'ing with them for about a month. They are great people, will help if you need it, and I appreciate them doing this for the STO community.
We can't all be patsy's like yourself. Good luck to you.
Hello SB381 and all it's affiliates. I'm a founding member of a fleet called Elite Special Forces. Although most 26th fleet members can identify me as Steve@deathking12211. I am typing this to not only ask for some kind of authorization but to say that my fleet is offering it's Starbase for RPers to hang out just like SB381 and Spectre. Since a number of our members like to RP I believe and fellow leadership will agree that with the other RP fleets we are dedicated to helping all RPers use the SB as a safe haven to RP. We're not fancy like 26th fleet or Spectre but we do enforce the same rules as 26th and will use security in RP manners. We hold strongly against ERPing. So I'm putting this request out there on this Blog and hope one of the people who helped in the original idea reply. They can also get in contact with me in-game @deathking12211
Hope to hear from someone soon.
Admiral Steve Jacobs
Elite Special Forces
"We will not falter for we are the last and only line of Defense" - ESF
Glad to see the idea is growing, Steve. Please feel free to join the growing discussion on our forums. I've been speaking with several other fleet leaders, and the idea of opening our bases to one another is gaining steam on a daily basis.