PUBLICELITESTF, FOR ALL YOUR REP MARK AND DILITH NEEDS.....
/channel_join PublicEliteSTF, Quality Groups and Optionals Waiting!
Well we don't have a lot actually...but simple guidelines are as follows :
1. NO ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR, ARGUING, GRIEFING, MOANING OR HEAVY TROLLING
Common sense says no abusive behaviour or heavy trolling but we all know that right? Nobody likes drama arguments or abusive behaviour. This puts people off using the channel and less people means less games... think about it, you might only end up back in the pug queues, and we don't want that. After that everything goes.... within reason (keep it light)... so we ask that you respect that for the good of the channel and your own games.
No STF channel is perfect and the odd time bad games might occur, such is life,move on. Please do not moan or start arguments over it on channel. If you have an issue with a player take it to PM's, or simply add to ignore. NOT ON CHANNEL.
These simple things can mean we all enjoy good games without drama and tears.
2. ONCE YOU KNOW THE OPTIONALS!!
Please make sure you know the optionals before joining games and make your best effort to accomplish them, work as team!
Guides to all STFS can be found below so please familiarise yourself with how people do things before joining games. Some people might do things slightly different but at least you'll have some idea what they are talking about.
Please do not join games unless you know the missions. While some members are open to showing new guys the ropes, training should really be done in fleet before coming to channel.
That being said we can't stop you... so if you do decide to come on channel please at least check out the fine posts below, detailing all STF's missions and how best to run them.
Repeatedly messing up runs is frowned upon and seen as a form of trolling, if reported... you may be striked...
FEEL FREE TO MAKE GROUPS FOR FLEET/ROMULAN/THOLIAN MARK MISSIONS (OR ANY FUTURE REP)
CHAT IS ALLOWED ON CHANNEL BUT KEEP IT LIGHT (REFER TO RULE 1)
PLEASE TAKE ANY LONG EXTENDED DRAWN OUT CONVERSATIONS TO PM OR TEAM
CHANNEL ADMINS :
Mail with any problems, complaints or appeals WITH link shortened screens.
As the channel has grown I have taken on admins to make sure the channel continues to run smoothly. Operators DO have the ability to mute users and issue strikes but will only do so for good reason as detailed in the strike policy. Please respect the Operators as you would myself, we're a nice bunch and nobody gets muted without good reason.
CSE : Know MRRMLL = Middle probes, right probes, right cube, middle cube, left probes/cube, kill ALL raptors before middle cube....and take the bops at the cube you're working on. Who is minding Kang? (1 person) Don't sit on Kang if minding him, GO TO THE BOPs.
RML (pop pop pop round the house) is acceptable once you let the team know and are confident the team has the DPS!
If in doubt play it safe, MRRMLL.
ISE : Easiest of all STFS, Know to bring generators to 10% before popping them all, and usually kill Gate before Tac Cube although eitherway works.
KASE : Who's minding probes usually one each side, but one guy can mind both if he is confident he has the DPS. If one guy is minding it is advisable to clear all left including gate BEFORE ANYBODY moves right. Please do not spawn right Cubes unless you know you can take it down SOLO.
IGE : Know Trigger Lines , Who's Jumping?
CGE : Know who's minding which Tower's in both instances, don't forget to free the Klinks and pick up samples, know who's tanking Armek and whether to pulsewave or snipe.
KAGE : Know which Elite to Skip and who's dropping shields on generators.
If its you're first time let people know and watch chat, follow the other guys lead and you'll all get along fine.
When in doubt or if the above leaves you completely lost, ask on channel. For those of you who do know what you're doing we simply ask that if anybody is on that is a bit lost, help them out, it lessens the chances of getting bad games for all in future.
Below is a list of names of games. Before S7 games had different names but we still use the original acronyms for simplicity.
Even with new names it is clearer which game is which using the following acronyms.
While it is not mandatory to use these (you can type out full name if you like) they do make life easier and will avoid complaints from your fellow users.
Generally people DO NOT USE the new names.
CSE - Cure Space Elite
ISE - Infected Space Elite
KASE/KSE - Kitomer Accord Space Elite
CGE - Cure Ground Elite
IGE - Infected Ground Elite
KAGE/KGE - Kitomer Accord Ground Elite
HSE/HOSE/ HOE - Hive Onslaught Space Elite
HGE - Into the Hive Ground Elite
Normals are allowed also (usually for accolades) and can be denoted with N replacing E in the above.
Make sure to create private matches when making groups, and establish the plan with EVERYONE in match window before starting the game otherwise you might as well just pug.
If looking for a game please create games, don't wait for someone else too, take the initiative if you see no one is running the game you want.
Create a game : Missons tab >> PVE >> Create Private >>
Announce with LF$M - GAME - pick an inv >> right click whoever types your inv and add to challenge match , see easy...
eg LFM- CSE- Huzzah! You can't use that one though its mine...
Well folks I leave it there and hope to see you all on channel. If you like the channel please feel free to recommend to your fleets, more guys we got on the more stfs we can get going regularly yeooow!
Thanks again to all already on channel for making it what it is and keeping games running!!
Players are asked to self regulate the channel, meaning you're all the eyes and ears of the channel. If you come across people in game causing the problems listed below please mail @wildchild8 or a channel operator with issues. Please include SCREENS of any chat using a link shortener as we can not copy and paste long links from mail. Offending Players @handles will be noted and if multiple reports of separate incidents are received strikes will be issued.
THANKFULLY THIS WILL NOT APPLY TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOU. ENJOY THE CHANNEL IN CONFIDENCE
If you have been reported you will receive notification for the sake of fairness, upon further reports strikes will be issued. We will try to be as fair as we can, but ultimately if you're muted its only for a good reason
3 STRIKES = 3 DAY MUTE
SUBSEQUENT 3 STRIKES WILL = 1 WEEK, 2 WEEKS, A MONTH ETC ETC.
REMEMBER WITH ALL MUTINGS AND THE MUTING BUG THERE IS A CHANCE OF PERMAMUTE
So be smart and don't risk. It's something we hate doing and would hate even more for someone to be permamuted. That being said its tough love and if you're muted there was good reason.
IF you encounter any issues on channel mail @wildchild8 Please DO NOT rant on channel for a half hour.
This in itself may lead to arguements developing on channel and you could end up picking up a strike yourself.
Channel Operators will be on hand to defuse situations should they arise.
@ Handles reported will be noted, we're making a list and checking it twice.
It is with great pleasure and pride that I can announce that PESTF is now the largest, most active and #1 STF channel in game having cleared 4k subs.
This thread was created in hope of being stickied after a correspondence from Bran Flakes notifiying us that a channel update thread of ours was recommended for sticky.
Who ever recommended us, thanks very much!!
Hopefully if we can get this thread stickied, we'll have a place to keep everyone up to date on channel news and updates and generally a place to hang out!
Thanks again to all who have made the channel a success in our 1st year and hopefully we can continue to provide a fun and friendly channel to find quality groups and games for STF's and all Rep Teamed missions!
I have to thank Elite Defence Starfleet in particular along with the early adapters who helped keep games running in the early days of the channel when people said it couldn't be done!