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# 51
11-16-2013, 01:47 PM
To me the most annoying thing is the zone chat spam and whats amusing about it is when people post recruiting messages in zone chat along with a long list of requirements, you have to donate, you have to be active every day, you have to use some 3rd party voice chat program, and on and on. Lil tip for the fleets who do that, no one wants to join a fleet that's way too bossy and demanding
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# 52
11-16-2013, 02:42 PM
Originally Posted by vermatrix View Post
To me the most annoying thing is the zone chat spam and whats amusing about it is when people post recruiting messages in zone chat along with a long list of requirements, you have to donate, you have to be active every day, you have to use some 3rd party voice chat program, and on and on. Lil tip for the fleets who do that, no one wants to join a fleet that's way too bossy and demanding
All too true. Been in one that tried to force the chat program in another game. Also that had to be active on said server all the time. And then the one making those demands ended up leaving a few days later and disbanded the guild when he left the game.

Don't you love when they don't live up to the active all the time requirement set forth? lol

OP apparently got an immature a-wipe who tried to blind invite into a fleet and then got his panties in a wad when the OP declined. Too funny.

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# 53
11-16-2013, 03:03 PM
I get random invites every time I take my newest character to Qo'noS.

It's my first Klingon player and it's often funny because of the number of random invites he gets every time. Never had anyone reply after I decline though.

I'd invite him to my little Fed fleet if I could.

That said I do pretty much share the opinion that fleets are a giant resource waste. We only started one because our merry band plays across many different games and we like to play together as a team, which comes from our origins in combat flight simulation.

I do feel sorry for my fellow Klingon players though. It's a tough row to hoe being at the bottom of the pecking order in STO.
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# 54
11-16-2013, 03:15 PM
Originally Posted by mirrorchaos View Post
if your a fleet leader i would want nothing to do with your fleet such is that dismissive tone in the comment. this is also another reason i want nothing to do wth fleets, i have dealt with this kind before.
Geez, that felt a little uncalled for. All he (she?) said was: "Not really. You obviously don't like having these random invites, the option I described removes them from your experience completely." And that's actually not all that unreasonable, tbh. It's like Cryptic giving you a Neutronium to defend yourself, you then not fitting it, out of principle, and then complaining that you die a lot. Use the tools that are given to you! Or not; but then don't complain about these random invites.
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# 55
11-16-2013, 03:48 PM
What I find funny are the blind inviters that try inviting you a second time like they think you somehow "accidentally" clicked on "no" the first time. I'm not against the idea of joining a fleet, but I've got to get to know you guys better before I consider even joining you.
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# 56
11-16-2013, 04:14 PM
Thank god I'm already in a good fleet.
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# 57
11-17-2013, 08:02 AM
Originally Posted by anazonda View Post
Irony is: My fleet dosen't actively recruit at all... We just somehow end up having people who occationally contact us and want in for whatever reason...

Fleet base progression is secondary to me... I'd much rather like people to do stuff together and then advance the fleet as a result... not the other way around.
Yeah, that's basically how we are in our fleet too. We even let in people who just want some temporary access to fleet gear, no fuss, and we even have a couple people from other fleets who keep an alt or two in our fleet so they can dump resources to earn fleet credit, when their own fleet has reached the point where being able to earn FC has slowed down. (for which, we are grateful for the help )

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# 58
11-17-2013, 01:01 PM
Originally Posted by fmgtorres1979 View Post
I get what you feel.

I'm not in a fleet and don't want to. I've had a few people that actually made me consider eventually joining one. They were polite, started with a greet, asked if I minded talking to them and then asked if I was interessed in joining a fleet, and so on. To people like that I even find rewarding "loosing" those few minutes that will serve no purpose to either one of us, because there's commuication there. And politeness.
Zero tolerence to spoiled brats who loose it just because you didn't do something they wanted.
It also helps, when you say "No", if the person trying to recruit you, is still polite and friendly.

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# 59
11-17-2013, 04:07 PM
So, I'm totally new to MMO's and STO. I already got a random invite and turned it down because I didn't know the person and they did not reply to my message on the local chat channel asking for more info. But here is my question:

All the RP seems to happen inside of fleets, yet unless you want to pick up a random invite or try to sort through the recruiting posts on the forum, you have no way to really evaluate the fleets or for them to evaluate you without picking up a random invite. When you are new, you can't PM people either, and I have yet to see a lot of RP chatter on the local channel - rather that seem reserved for an unending stream of messages about who just got what starship or did well on some impossible mission like No Win Scenario. So, starting out it's really hard to find a good fleet. It's kind of like rushing except without the mixer parties to get to know the fleet types without joining.

Anyway, I'd like suggestions on how to approach this. Thus far, I've been reading fleet posts and replying to the ones that seem interesting (because noobs are not allowed to actually start new topics).

Thanks for the advice!

(I have a sort of form "About Me" blub that I developed to respond to interesting fleet announcements but I don't want to highjack this thread any more than I have already (Like I said, I am not allowed to start my own thread). I'm not sure how the in-game emails/chats really work either, and I don't want to drop my own email out here where some crawler can grab it. But I'm happy to tell you a bit more about myself and what I think I want from my STO experience.)
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# 60
11-17-2013, 08:24 PM

Well, some fleets do more RP than others, and some don't do any RP at all... (and there are some, who do too much RP... usually at Drozana Station...)

Finding a good fleet that suits your style of play with people who get along with you, just takes time and effort.

Think of each fleet as having its own unique culture. Some are huge, some are small, some are very social, others are very serious... some get together often to team up with each other, and others are a bunch of loners...

There is no easy way to find one that will best suit your personality.

My suggestion? Just keep focusing on getting yourself built up and the pre-made missions behind you. From time to time, join in a conversation happening nearby, and you'll end up finding a group that you end up having a good rapport with.

Just keep declining the random invites, and look into their conditions they impose to stay in the fleet. It sounds like those types, aren't what you're looking for anyways.

Good luck o/

-- Smoov

edit: and it doesn't take long to graduate out of noob status.

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